PhD Programmes

The Department of Mathematics of FCT/NOVA offers several courses leading to a doctoral degree in Mathematics. These are divided into two programmes:

PhD in Mathematics

  • Algebra and Logic (AL);
  • Analysis and Geometry (AG);
  • Operations Research (OR).

Complete information is available on the website

Applications for the 2020/2021 academic year

24th August 2020 to 10th September 2020 (2nd phase)


PhD in Statistics and Risk Management

  • Statistics, Actuarial Mathematics, Finance and Economics, Probability and Stochastic Processes.

Complete information is available on the website


International Call for PhD Research Scholarships

12th August 2020 to 10th September 2020
All information is available at


The Faculty of Sciences and Technology has a division to provide support for PhD students and post-docs:  the Advanced Training Support Division.


General information on how to apply can be found here. See also here for general information on studying in Portugal.

PhD Students are integrated within the research groups of CMA.

Information on PhD scholarships is regularly available in the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) website


Training courses

CMA provides multidisciplinary courses for PhD students delivered by invited researchers. The range of courses is intended to allow PhD students to learn about the state of the art of modern research topics.

Forthcoming courses: (TBA)


The Documentation and Culture Division of FCT/NOVA organizes training courses aiming to provide the skills and tools necessary for self-sufficiency in the use of information at the level of their assessment; its ethical use and its effectiveness in terms of oral and written communication. Regular courses on Plagiarism and Ethics; Bibliographic Databases; Scientific Writing Tools can be found here. See also some grammatical principles for mathematical writing here.