• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Doctoral programme in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at Universidade de Aveiro aims to produce highly trained professionals who are qualified to carry out autonomous research in the field of Environmental Science and Engineering, and thus respond to the recruitment needs of the academic and business sectors and public institutions.  
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General objectives

  • the development of competences to conceive, plan, adapt and carry out high quality scientific research;
  • the development of capacities to produce original research that is worthy of dissemination in peer-reviewed publications;
  • the development of competences for the analysis, evaluation and synthesis of complex, scientific information;
  • the development of aptitudes to communicate the results of students' own research and to present and debate topics in their field of specialisation to the scientific and technical community, as well as to society in general;
  • the development of the capacity to find funding for high quality, scientific research;
  • the development of innovative and entrepreneurial skills. 

This Doctoral programme in Environmental Science and Engineering at Universidade de Aveiro  aims to train human resources with the capacity for technological innovation, evaluation of environmental quality and environmental  management. This is essential if Portugal is to be competitive in the production of scientific and technological knowledge within the paradigms of modern life, specifically those related to sustainable development.

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:

  • Advanced Studies In Environmental Sciences
  • Acquisition and Analysis of Data
  • Advanced Studies In Environmental Engineering
  • Project of Thesis Preparation
  • Doctoral Thesis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

  • 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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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