The program is organized in two semesters for the Courses Activity plus four to six semesters for the Research Component. Part-time attending is permitted.

Courses Activity:
60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)

Research Component:
120 ECTS

ECTS Equivalences:
In a case by case basis, depending on the candidate’s curriculum, equivalences to ECTS may be provided. However, a minimum of 30 ECTS needs to be completed.

Final Registration:
Once the approval to the Courses Activity is obtained, the definite registration must be performed. Acceptation depends on the Doctorate Working Plan.

The supervisor is one FEUP Professor and one co-supervisor is admitted. A steering committee is appointed for caring for the research work developed by the student.

Program Director:
Prof. Eugénio Oliveira

Scientific Committee:
Professors Eugénio Oliveira, A. Augusto de Sousa, João Paiva Cardoso, Rui Maranhão Abreu

More details can be found in Portuguese in the ProDEI Rules (soon to be updated).