• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The selected cohorts of students that enroll the Programme each year receive training within a stimulating research environment. 

The Economics programme offered by University of Porto 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 PhD programme, as it provides students with knowledge about current research in their areas of interest, as well as 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.

Double degree

Double degree – The PhD in Economics has an agreement with the Universities of Milan / Pavia which allows students to complete the PhD program by obtaining two diplomas.

Student profile

The programme aims at providing students with advanced capabilities in Economic Theory and Quantitative Methods, allowing for a deeper understanding of various specialized areas of Economics and the development of skills for economic analysis and scientific research. Its structure is designed to ensure that the approved theses contribute to the advance of scientific knowledge in the student’s specialization area. 

The programme encourages the submission of research results to publication in accredited scientific journals.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Computational Economics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Advanced Economic Analysis
  • Advanced Topics in Economics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Identification document (identity card or citizen card)
  • Bachelor degree certificate, issued by the Higher Education institution that certified the degree (Mandatory)
  • Master degree certificate, issued by the Higher Education institution that certified the degree. (Optional)
  • Curriculum vitae (Mandatory)
  • GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS/FCE/CAE/TOEIC test results (Optional)
  • Other certificates deemed relevant to ranking criteria (Optional)
  • Other documents deemed relevant to ranking criteria (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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