• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The objective of the Chemical Engineering programme from Instituto Superior Técnico is to give the students a solid, transdisciplinary and advanced education in Chemical Engineering, which will prepare them for leadership in a carrier in engineering, and providing them with the capability of developing independent research and development projects.
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The doctoral programme in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico aims at the scientific solution of problems relating to the renovation of the classical processing industries, as well as the development of new processes in such different and promising areas as nanotechnologies, renewable energies, artificial organs, biocompatible polymers, semiconductors and others, with major impact on the future satisfaction of human needs.


Doctors in Chemical Engineering are particularly prepared to carry out scientific and technological research and development, as well as consulting entrepreneurship in the field of Chemical Engineering. 

Major areas include: the chemical and petrochemical processing, Pharmaceuticals, food processing, environmental protection and clean technologies, new materials, cosmetics, textiles and biotechnology.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Experimental Techniques and Methodologies
  • Outreach and Teaching Skills - Deq
  • Advanced Strategies in Organic Synthesis
  • Structural and Analytical Methods
  • Therapeutical Chemistry
  • Advanced in Chemical Engineering
  • Momentum, Mass and Energy Transfer
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Homogeneous Catalysis

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

A 2 nd cycle in chemical engineering is preferable, but candidates with a 2 nd cycle in other technological/scientific areas are welcome, with the doctoral program providing the required extra knowledge in chemical engineering.

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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