• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The PhD from Universidade de Aveiro aims at training specialized top-level professionals in the design, research and development in the field of Biorefineries in order to demonstrate their skills in integrated valorization of biomass from agro-forestry sources for the production of new chemical products, fuels and energy. 
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Graduate Profile from the Biorefineries programme at Universidade de Aveiro

  • To have a thorough knowledge of the chemistry of biomass;
  • To know the most common technologies for extraction and separation of biomass components;
  • To know the main technology platforms for the conversion of biomass into a product port-folio;
  • Ability to conceive, design, adapt and carry out scientific research, contributing to the production and installation of new products or processes, subject to legal requirements and respecting the highest ethical and academic quality and integrity;
  • Effective Capacity (documented by the very activity developed) to conduct original research that require disclosure in publications prior assessment systems;
  • Ability of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
  • Communication skills with peers, the academic community and society in general; 
  • Ability to promote technological progress in academic or professional context.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry and Morphology of Plant Biomass
  • Biorefinery and Biomass Chemical Conversion
  • Bioenergies
  • Innovation And Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Performance Evaluation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Master level degree, or legal equivalent in Chemical Engineering or related areas  
  • Foreign higher education degree in Chemical Engineering or related areas awarded on completion of a 2nd cycle study programme organised in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Aveiro

  • 500 - 900 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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