36 months
2750 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
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The main characteristic of this doctoral program in Energy Systems and Climate Change at Universidade de Aveiro is its holistic view, integrating areas of engineering and environment with those of economics and management, providing an analysis of the energy systems in the perspective of sustainable development. 

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It is also an objective of the doctoral program in Energy Systems and Climate Change at Universidade de Aveiro  to gradually qualify students for the autonomous development of research and development work by integrating them into research teams with a special emphasis on the preparation and elaboration of the thesis.

Learning objectives associated with the curricular units of the doctoral program including the Thesis:

  • To provide capacity for the analysis, understanding and quantification of energy and mass flows in contemporary societies and their relationship with natural resources, technologies, policy, management and climate change;
  • To provide skills and methods for the development of research projects in the field of energy (conversion, transport, storage and use) and climate change (reduction and mitigation of the effects) and sustainability;
  • To know, understand and apply computational and laboratory techniques and methodologies relevant to the development of RTD activity in major areas with the potential to develop research projects associated with the study of energy systems and climate change;
  • To provide capacity to develop, in a systematic and autonomous way, bibliographic review procedures, including bibliometric analysis, aiming at the identification of the state of the art in a previously defined area of knowledge;
  • To give the capacity to identify the needs, and to design and perform scientific research, in respect of the requirements imposed by academic quality and integrity standards, in a progressively autonomous way;
  • To develop scientific communication skills that allow the presentation, in written and oral form, of research results in national or international conferences and/or publications with scientific revision;
  • Develop critical thinking about the importance of energy, energy systems, and their interaction with the environment and society;
  • To enable the exploitation of scientific, technological, social and economic progress in the academic and/or professional context, in a knowledge-based society.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Acquisition and Analysis of Data
  • Advanced Studies In Energetic Systems 
  • Energy And Sustainability
  • Climate Change: Science, Mitigation And Adaptation
  • Energy Economy And Climate Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, Portuguese


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

Applicants for enrolment will be selected by the Scientific Council of the University of Aveiro in accordance with the proposal made by the Director of the Study Cycle, taking intoaccount the following parameters:

  • Academic curriculum;
  • Scientific curriculum and /or Professional curriculum.
  • An interview and / or a written test may be required as complementary criteria.
Sub-criteria and their respective weighting are given in a specific minute approved by the jury for this application, available on the opening notices page of the study programme. 

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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