The Ph.D. Programme is a four-year, full-time programme. The first three semesters are devoted to coursework; the remaining semesters are devoted to the preparation of the Ph.D. dissertation.
The selected cohorts of students that enroll the Programme each year receive training within a stimulating research environment.
The Programme is hosted by the Center for Economics and Finance at the U. Porto (cef.up), the leading research unit of the Faculty of Economics of University of Porto (FEP-UP), which sponsors several courses and seminars over the academic year. Research papers are presented by visiting scholars, by Department faculty, and by graduate students. Seminar attendance is an integral part of the Ph.D. programme, as it provides students with knowledge about current research in their areas of interest, as well as the acquaintance with researchers in such areas. Presentation of their research results allows students to acquire key academic abilities and to obtain timely feedback from scholars and colleagues on their theses.
The Dual Degree agreement with the University of Milan and Pavia allows FEP doctoral students in Economics to complete a doctoral programme obtaining two degrees (the agreement is being renegotiated).
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Dual Degree with the Lombardy Advanced School of Economic Research (LASER)
The Doctoral Programme is aimed at:
In any situation, the candidates must have a high capacity and will to acquire advanced knowledge in Economics and the motivation to apply this knowledge, with the aid of quantitative tools, to scientific research in Economics.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Scientific Board encourages and supports students who wish to apply for scholarships or other financial support. The main institution responsible for awarding scholarships in Portugal is the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT).
Under the students’ international mobility protocols established between the University of Porto and several European universities, our doctorate students may apply for scholarship support in order to attend one semester abroad. Students applying for scholarships should seek advice from the Scientific Board on how to fill in the application form.
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