Applications for 2022/23


September Call

 To enrol in the PhD program during the academic year 2022/2023 you must carry out your enrolment in the program through the system of the University of Coimbra. You can still do that between the 1st and 13th of September. You have all the information you need at



Candidates are required to have completed a degree in Mathematics, or in a related field, of one of the following types:

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

Applications from candidates that expect to satisfy the previous requirement before the fixed starting date of their doctoral studies within the program are welcome. If accepted, the admission will be conditioned to the completion of one of the required degrees.

If the academic degree has been awarded by a foreign institution, its recognition/equivalence to a Portuguese degree might be necessary.

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 these special conditions are met. For this purpose, instead of the certificates of qualifications, candidates should include a transcript (official listing of courses already completed and the corresponding grades).

Applications for 2022/2023

The application process consists of two steps:

1) February 1 to March 10, the deadline for expressions of interest in applying to the Program is open. To formalize the expression of interest, candidates must send the following documents to the email
  • elements of the Citizen Card/Identity Card/Passport
  • updated curriculum vitae
  • certificates of qualifications
  • school transcript, containing the classifications obtained in all undergraduate and master's subjects
  • motivation letter
  • name and email address of two professors who must write letters of recommendation 

Both letters of recommendation are mandatory. The letter writers must send them directly to

All documents, including the recommendation letters and the motivation letter, must be written in Portuguese or English.

Until March 25, 2022, and after analyzing the expressions of interest, candidates will be informed if they are able to apply on the institutional page of the University of Coimbra and subsequently to enroll in the Program.

2)  In a deadline to be announced shortly, the candidates selected in the previous stage must submit their application on the institutional page of the University of Coimbra.


The maximum number of students to be admitted in the 2022/23 edition is 25.

Note that the acceptance of an application to the Program does not imply the award of a scholarship. The calls for scholarships will take place in autonomous processes.

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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