36 months
2750 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
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The Doctoral Program in Geosciences (UAveiro/UPorto) at Universidade de Aveiro aims to give students a comprehensive scientific training in fundamental and applied geology, including contributions to areas of social and economic importance, such as health, energy and environment. 

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The specific objectives of the Doctoral Program in Geosciences (UAveiro/UPorto) at Universidade de Aveiro  are:

  • Acquire skills in the use of experimental techniques for characterization of geological products
  • Improve the capacity selection and application of knowledge and techniques to solve problems of scientific and technological nature, and management of natural hazards
  • Promote the ability to integrate acquired knowledge in identifying appropriate solutions to problems of interdisciplinary nature, and their applicability in research areas and technical support and application
  • Develop and improve the ability to publicly and under different forms, display ideas and communicate research findings, by selecting and using the most appropriate and modern communication technologies
  • Develop ability to autonomously search relevant information for research and thesis work, based on scientific and technical literature
  • Develop skills of research work independently and in teams
  • Improve skills of analysis and discussion of socio-economic consequences, cultural and ethical implications of research and developments in the field of Geosciences

Professional outcomes

The doctorate program aims to train highly-qualified professionals and researchers in the field of Geosciences.

This training should provide them to go into the industrial sector and public and private research centres to perform tasks in research, monitoring, production, management and R&D.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Fundamental Earth Sciences
  • Geological Fieldwork and Sample Surveys
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Laboratory Methods in Earth Sciences
  • Data Analysis

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 into account the following parameters: 

  • Academic curriculum;
  • Scientific/professional curriculum; 
  • A letter of motivation stating the reasons that made the candidate choose this 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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