Ph.D. On Campus

Informatics Engineering

University of Porto

36 months
6000 EUR/year
3000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Informatics Engineering from University of Porto is seen as a broad Body of Knowledge encompassing several aspects of Computing Engineering, Information Systems and Computer Science contributing to the Conceptualization, Specification, Implementation, Validation, Maintenance and Integration of Computer-based Systems.


Informatics Engineering from University of Porto aims to promote excellence in the Applied Research in Informatics, including theoretical aspects behind the modeling and project stages of Computer-based Systems. 

Students at Informatics Engineering from University of Porto will gain knowledge in:

  • theoretical fundamentals
  • specification, project, modeling, representation, distribution and exploration of computing systems
  • information acquisition, representation and processing, with special attention paid to the integration of those technologies in the organizational environments.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodologies for Scientific Research
  • Research Planning
  • Thesis
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Web Services 
  • Interoperability
  • Information Systems Integration
  • Interaction and Visual Simulation Environments
  • Advanced Methods of Modeling and Simulation
  • Language Processing and Information Extraction
  • Constraint Programming for Combinatory Optimization
  • Intelligent Robotics
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Test and Quality of Software
  • Advanced Topics on Knowledge Extration and Machine Learning
  • Advanced Topics in Informatics Engineering
  • Software Engineering Research Topics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Those holding a High School 2nd Cicle (Master degree) in related subjects;
  • Those holding an outstanding professional or scientific CV recognized as such by the Scientific Board of the Doctoral Program.
  • ID document (Citizen Card /ID Card / Passport) or declaration containing the identification data 
  • Graduation certificate regarding a higher education degree 
  • Certificate (Transcript) of the higher education institution listing the curricular units in which you got a passing grade, indicating the regime (semester/year) and the number of credit units/ECTS.
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Letter of motivation;
  • Information regarding the supervisor;
  • Letters of recommendation;
  • Photo (optional)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA partial time: € 1800
  • Int: € 3800 partial time
  • Int from CPLP countries: 50% of fee for other international students (€ 3000 / € 1800 per year)

Living costs for Porto

556 - 865 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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