Normally, candidates are required to have completed a degree in Mathematics (or a related area) of one of the following types:

  • a Master degree (second cycle of higher studies in the European Union Bolonha system);
  • a Bachelor degree (4 or more year undergraduate degree in the pre-Bolonha system);
  • any degree which is legally considered equivalent to one of the above.

Applications from candidates who are expected to satisfy the above requirement before the planned date of start of their doctoral studies within the program are welcome. If accepted, admission will be conditioned on completion of one of the required degrees.

Exceptionally, candidates whose scientific, academic and professional curriculum demonstrates ability to pursue doctoral studies may also apply. It is up to the Steering Committee to evaluate whether the special conditions are met. For this purpose, instead of the habilitations certificate, candidates should include a transcript (official listing of courses already completed and the corresponding grades).

Deadline for applications 2015/16

For admission to the program starting September 2015, interested candidates should apply during December 1, 2014 - January 31, 2015 (first phase) or May 15-31, 2015 (second phase).

The maximum number of students to be admitted in the 2015/16 edition is 25.

Research and Events


  • PhD Defence
    David João Brandligt de Jesus - Sharp regularity for degenerate fully nonlinear equations
    15:00 - Sala 2.3, DMUC
    April 13, 2023
  • PhD Defence
    Ayk Telciyan - Analysis of equations of motion of inextensible strings and networks
    14:30 - Sala José Anastácio da Cunha, DMUC
    April 14, 2023
  • PhD Defence
    Ana Belén Avilez García - A point-free study of z-embeddings, more general classes of localic maps, and uniform continuity
    10:30 - Sala José Anastácio da Cunha, DMUC
    April 14, 2023
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Defended Theses

  • Schützenberger groups of minimal shift spaces
      Herman Goulet-Ouellet (December 2022)
      Alfredo Costa
      Jorge Almeida
  • A study of localic subspaces, separation, and variants of normality and their duals
      Igor Arrieta Torres (July 2022)
      Jorge Picado
      Javier Gutiérrez García (Bilbao)
  • Spline-based numerical methods for fractional diffusion problems
      Carla Filipa Bessa Morgado de Jesus (May 2022)
      Ercília Sousa
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