• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering  at Instituto Superior Técnico  is a unique and innovative program in the national and international panorama, sustaining technological innovation in conjunction with the recent evolution in the life sciences, and the current requirements in the health system.

Although Biomedical Engineering training offers have already a tradition in the United States, their history in Europe is much more recent and much less generalized than that of the classic branches of Engineering. Being a pioneer in the initiative of formation of 1st and 2nd cycle in Biomedical Engineering, and in the introduction of the technologies and biological sciences in engineering education, IST is well positioned to realize advanced formation at 3rd cycle level in this area.


  • Promote a multi-disciplinary third cycle university education with the aim of educating a new generation of leaders in Biomedical Engineering in all its dimensions
  • Promote the training and research in Biomedical Engineering, in order to enhance the synergies between the Scientific-Technological areas of Engineering and the Health and Life Sciences.


Research, development and leadership in the areas covered by the Program, in research institutions, higher education, companies in the area of Biomedical Engineering, hospital centers, in Portugal abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biomaterials
  • Advanced Experimental Techniques and Methodologies in Biomedical Engineering
  • Advanced Topics in Bioengineering and Biological Sciences
  • Analysis and Control of Biomechanical Systems
  • Basic Doctoral Formation
  • Bioentrepreneurship
  • Functional and Comparative Genomics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 Lisbon

  • 630 - 1130 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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