• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Universidade de Aveiro is proud to present its Electrical Engineering Doctoral Programme focused on the main areas of Electrical Engineering, particularly on Telecommunications, Control, Signals Processing, Embedded Systems, Robotics.
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The PhD Programme in Electrical Engineering at Universidade de Aveiro is a PhD program with a long tradition in Portugal, which is well known as a major Electrical Engineering school in Portugal and Europe. 

The programme is focused on Electrical Engineering and it is developed considering an academic as well as an industrial perspective. Moreover, it is organized so that students from industry are able to attend it since courses are held on Fridays and Saturdays. It is completely taught in English, as it aims to attract both national and international audiences. 

Educational Opportunity

The first year is composed of courses designed to simultaneously give overview and state of art visions in different areas of Electrical Engineering. The remaining time is spent conducting original research, done at the affiliated research centres or with companies associated with the programme, culminating in a PhD thesis. Currently the programme is attended by students from different countries and different continents, confirming the quality and broad range of interest in different areas. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar
  • Thesis Preparation

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 48 months.
  • National

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 48 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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