• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The main areas of the Technological Physics Engineering PhD Program from Instituto Superior Técnico   are:

  • Plasmas Physics, Nuclear Fusion, Photonics and Intense Lasers;
  • Condensed Matter Physics, Nanotechnology and Solid State Physics;
  • Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics.

The PhD Program in Technological Physics Engineering together with the PhD Program in  Physics (see the specific web page for this latter) integrate the 3rd  study cycle of higher education courses that result from the Bologna Agreement. 

They complement the basic formation in physics and in physics engineering of the 1st and 2nd  cycles of studies at IST embodied in the Integrated Master Degree in Technological Physics Engineering.


The PhD Program in Technological Physics Engineering is designed to provide advanced knowledge and research capabilities into subjects involving physical and physical engineering applications.  

The range of applications considered is chosen to be, as wide as possible, consistent with the available expertise in the Physics Department of IST. It includes applications in advanced experimental techniques of plasmas physics, intense lasers, optics, nanotechnologies and nuclear and particle physics. 

Emphasis is also given to data acquisition systems, real time control measurements, instrumentation for plasmas and nuclear physics, and micro and nanofabrication techniques (see the curricular plan of the PhD Program).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Experimental Methods in Particle Physics 
  • Advanced Topics in Particle and Astroparticle Physics 
  • Complements of Microtechnologies
  • Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Information
  • Engineering-Padova 
  • Nuclear Physics Methods in Science and Technology
  • Outreach and Teaching Skills
  • Physics-Munich 
  • Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures
  • Physics Seminar

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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

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