2014 Ph.D. in Geology at FCT-UNL (Portugal)
Eligibility. Can I apply?
To enter the doctoral programme in Geology, the applicant must meet at least one of the following conditions:
Possess a masters degree in Earth Sciences (or related scientific discipline), or a primary degree in Earth Sciences (or related scientific discipline) with 240 or more credit units; with a final mark of 14 or more (on a scale 1 to 20).
Possess a masters degree in Earth Sciences (or related scientific discipline) and have a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum vitae, recognized by the FCT-UNL Scientific Council as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies;
Have a scholarly, scientific or professional curriculum vitae in the area of Earth Sciences that is recognized by the FCT-UNL Scientific Council on a proposal from the DCT Scientific Committee, as demonstrating the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies.
To gain the recognition referred in the points 2 and 3, please contact Prof. José Carlos Kullberg: email@example.com.
(see full regulation here [in Portuguese])
Geology of Sedimentary Bassins
Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry
Stratigraphy and paleobiology
How do I apply?
Required documentation for the application process (online):
Completed application form;
Degree certificate listing the grades obtained;
Two reference letters.
Deadline: August 31st.
The PhD programme consists in preparing your PhD dissertation
1st Year, autumn: Thesis project (30 ECTS)
1st year(spring), 2nd year, 3rd year: thesis (150 ECTS)
Can I apply for a grant?
EU citizens can apply for grants from FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation).
Why study in Portugal?
The site Study in Portugal selects the 10 main reasons to choose Portugal:
1 - Quality Education
2 - Affordable Tuition
3 - A Genuine European Experience
4 - A Great Lifestyle
5 - A Gateway to the World
6 - The Way to learn Portuguese
7- Hospitality and a Great Climate
8 - Sports and Culture
9 - Breathtaking Landscapes
10 - Old and New World Charm
See also this useful and independent Guide to Studying in Portugal.
Why to study Geology at FCT-UNL, in Portugal?
Because Portugal has an amazing geological heritage which generates excellent topics for research.
Because it is fun! Portugal has a great student-friendly atmosphere to study. The faculty is close to the beach and geological outcrops. And don't forget the great weather and tasty Portuguese food and wine!
English or Portuguese (by choice of the student)
Tuition Fees: 2.750,00€/year
Duration: 3 years (+ 1 year for writing, if necessary)
José Carlos Kullberg (Structural geologist)
Paulo A. Legoinha (Stratigrapher and Micropaleontologist - Foraminifera)
Octávio Mateus (Vertebrate paleontologist)
Lígia S. Castro (Palinology, Dinoflagelates)
Nuno Leal (Geochemistry, Igneous and metamorphic Petrology)
Collaboration of retired Professors and advisors:
Miguel Telles Antunes (Paleontologist)
Registration number in the Ministry of Education (Portugal): R/B-Cr 235/2008. Full regulation here [in Portuguese].
PhD Coordinator: José Carlos Kullberg (Associated Professor) - pdg.coordenador @ fct.unl.pt
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