36 months
2750 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
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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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.

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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