Doctorate On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

Instituto Superior Técnico

36 months
2750 EUR/year
2750 EUR/year
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The PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary program resulting from the institutional collaboration between Instituto Superior Técnico and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon. 


Key facts

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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • Holders of an Undergraduate Degree and Master’s Degree may apply for this training doctoral programme by obtaining a pass in an advanced study course, that grants a total of credits between 30 and 60 ECTS, followed by advanced research, development and innovation work, leading to a dissertation (PhD thesis). In all it has a 3 year duration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2750 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lisbon

630 - 1123 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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