This PhD programme is biennial.
The upcoming programme edition is due to open in 2021/2022 with calls opening in the 1st quarter of 2021.


2019/2020 edition

Who can apply | Submission of applications | Evaluation Criteria | Annual Fee

Who can apply

Applicants for admission to the PhD in Feminist Studies must be:

a) Holders of a master's degree, or legal equivalent;

b) Holders of a bachelor's degree, holders of a particularly relevant academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to complete this cycle of studies by the Academic Board of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities;

c) Holders of a school, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to complete this cycle of studies by the Academic Board of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

The recognition referred to in subparagraphs b) and c) of paragraph 1 only allows access to the cycle of studies leading to a PhD Degree and does not grant its holder the recognition or equivalence to a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Available places: 10

Submission of applications

Applications must be exclusively submitted  via the online Platform InforEstudante.
Instructions are available here.

 Required documentation

- Workload and programmes of curricular units if credits are to be requested (MANDATORY, unless the course of origin is taught at the University of Coimbra under the Bologna Process - after 2007/2008)
- Motivation Letter (MANDATORY)
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Certificate of Bachelor's degree with final course classification (diploma). If credits are to be requested, a certificate indicating all curricular units completed and classification obtained on each of the curricular units is required (MANDATORY, except if the primary course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra)
- Certificate of Master's degree with final classification (diploma). If credits are to be requested, a certificate indicating all curricular units completed and classification obtained on each of the curricular units is required (MANDATORY, except if the primary course is a course taught at the University of Coimbra)
- Curriculum Vitae (Europass format) (MANDATORY)
- Official document, issued by the institution awarding the degree, with certified grade (weighted average) (MANDATORY only for foreign candidates)
- Copy of Identity Document (MANDATORY only for foreign applicants)

NOTE: Admitted candidates who register and enroll in the course are required to present the original documents until the 31st of December in order to complete their individual student file.
The documents mentioned above must be certified by the local Portuguese consulate and / or legalized by the Apostille system under the Convention on Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (better known as the Hague Convention), signed at The Hague, October 5, 1961, with the exception of documents issued by European Union Member-States. However, in case of doubt about the documentation presented, the aforementioned certification or submission of additional documentation may be requested to any applicant. 
If the above-mentioned documents are in a foreign language other than Spanish, French or English, a translation must be presented. Translations must be duly certified by the competent authorities.

Evaluation criteria

a) Master's degree or equivalent academic degree classification (3/10 Weighting)
b) Curriculum Vitae (4/10 Weighting)
c) Motivation letter (1/10 Weighting)
d) Interview (2/10 Weighting).
Note: The interview will run on a date to be scheduled, from the end of the applications to the date scheduled for the provision of the provisional list, according to the schedule to be communicated to the candidates by e-mail. In case of disability, the interview can be performed by teleconference.

NOTE: Assessed applications that have a grade lower than 9.5 in one of the evaluation criteria will automatically become non-approved.

Tuition fee: 1,425 Euros.

Part-time registration: Admits

Information for candidates 

- Application is subject to the payment of a fee in the amount of 50 euros, non-refundable, including in cases of invalidation of application, non-placement or when the study cycle does not open due to the lack of the minimum number of enrollees.
- Applications are submitted online 
- More information 
- Contacts: e-mail; phone (00351) 239 24 71 95; in person at the support centres of the Academic Management Service, in the hours available here