The predominant area of the course is Biotechnology, offering several branches: Animal, Plant, Food Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Biological Engineering or Molecular Biotechnology.


  • To provide a multi-disciplinary education based on investigation in the area of Biotechnology and to promote the capacity to acquire high levels of scientific skills
  • To form specialists in this area of knowledge with adequate skills for developing research in laboratory or enterprise units for molecular biotransformation, drugs or agro-food production, for teaching or even creating new job opportunities

Tuition and Fees 2024/2025

National Students: 

first year curriculum: 1500€

other curricular year: 1500€

International Students*:  

first year curriculum: 4000€

other curricular year: 4000€

Application Fee: 100 Euros

Registration Fee and School Insurance: 275 Euros

Note: The tuition 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 "Admission" tab.
Career Opportunities
  • Molecular biotransformation, pharmaceutical production or agro-food production laboratories or industries
  • Research centres
  • Higher education institutions