The branch of knowledge of this course is precisely Informatics Engineering. Through its PhD program in computer science, UAlg intends to affirm its presence in this scientific field. There is a bachelor's and a master's degree and in Informatics Engineering in the Institution, already with some parchments. The PhD program corresponds to the most advanced level of this line of training in Informatics Engineering.


  • To provide students with the skills for original scientific research in the area, namely those skills enumerated on the law (art. 18, dec-lei 107/2008): systematic understanding of the discipline of computer science; computer science working methodology; conducting original research in computer science; critical analysis of new developments in information technology; active engagement in the computer science community; and promoting technological progress
  • Research and entrepreneurial capacity

Tuition and Fees 2023/2024

National Students: 1500 Euros

International Students*: 4000 Euros

Application Rate: 100 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 275 Euros

Note: The rate of this course can be paid in 10 installments, being the first at the time of registration and the remaining in the months of October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May and June.


* in accordance with Decree-Law No. 36/2014, changed by Decree-Law No.62/2018, of 6th August, international students are nationals of a country which is not a Member State of the European Union and are not a legally resident in Portugal for more than 2 uninterrupted years by 1st of January of the enrolment year

This PhD program is permanently open and applications can be accepted at anytime. Application form available in the "Admissions" tab.
Career Opportunities
  • Research
  • Academic career
  • Computer and technology development companies