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Advanced Materials and Processing 

Instituto Superior Técnico

Ph. D. On Campus
36 months
7000 EUR/year
1063 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing (AdvaMTech) is a joint doctoral program of the Instituto Superior Técnico (Universidade de Lisboa),  FCT da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, FCT da Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Aveiro, FE da Universidade do Porto, Universidade da Beira Interior, and Universidade do Minho. 

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The Doctoral Program in Advanced Materials and Processing (AdvaMTech) from Instituto Superior Técnico  is funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) with 6 annual doctoral scholarships and it is the responsibility of the Scientific Committee of AdvaMTech to select the students who benefit from the FCT scholarships annually.


70% of all technical innovations are directly or indirectly linked to materials. This percentage has been growing since the 70s and is expected to continue to grow until 2030. Advanced materials have been identified by the European Commission as one of five key technologies for development. The proposed PhD Program in Advanced Materials and Processing is in line with this reality, offering a highly interdisciplinary 3rd cycle, built on the expertise and experience of the research institutions and academic departments involved. The program is in line with doctoral programs of recognized universities and European institutes, providing competitive graduates able to develop their activities anywhere in the world, particularly in Europe. The program will also contribute to promote scientific collaboration between the staff involved, which will result in a strengthening of the Portuguese competitiveness in relation to projects and European R&D networks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Methods on Materials Characterization
  • Advanced Product Development
  • Biomaterials
  • Biosensors and Biomedical Signals
  • Complements in Materials Science I
  • Degradation and Protection of Materials

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

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1063 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1063 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.


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