• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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.


The Doctoral Program began in the academic year 2013/2014 with the 1st edition coordinated by Universidade Nova de Lisboa. The 2nd edition took place in 2014/2015 coordinated by Universidade de Coimbra and the 3rd edition in 2015/2016 under the coordination of Universidade do Minho.The 4th edition will take place in 2016/2017 and will be coordinated by Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa.


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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • The target population is holders of master's degree, or legal equivalent, in Chemistry, Physics. Engineering, namely Materials Engineering and related areas. 
  • Applicants to the program must meet the admission requirements of the institutions involved, whose rules will be announced during the recruitment process, which will be open to national and international students .
  • In order to find the best candidates, the main criteria will be to choose for the interview recent graduates (less than 2 years after completing the master's degree) with a grade of 14 or higher.

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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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