• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The schools from Instituto Superior Técnico involved in this Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies programme are the Instituto Superior Técnico and the Instituto Superior de Agronomia. 

The program focus is the engineering domain with strong links to economics, law, policy and ethics.


The aim of the program is to train experts who will be able to actively contribute to the design and implementation of new strategies and policies which may ensure a sustained development during the XXI century in the framework of growing risks arising from climate change.


Holders of the PhD may find work opportunities in the public administration at the national, regional or local level, in water and energy utilities as well as in teaching and research organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Optional course on the following areas: social sciences, environmental sciences or environmental technologies ;
  • Seminar on the science of sustainability and climate change
  • History, environment and development;
  • Earth systems;
  • Theory and praxis of sustainable development
  • Science of climate change

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The following documents are required:

  • Documents certifying the candidate meets the above mentioned criteria;
  • Curriculum vitae;

Letter describing the candidate motivation to enroll in the program.

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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