Scholarships

The Doctoral Programme (DP) on Eco-Construction and Rehabilitation aims at funding a significant part of the students selected for the programme. Namely, there are twelve scholarships available for the fourth edition of the programme, starting in 2017, but students funded from other sources can also apply.

The admissions to the programme are continuously  open, whereas the calls for the scholarships within this DP open in specific dates, to be announced in this website.

The maximum length of the DP Scholarships is four years and they include:
- a monthly stipend of 980 Euro (tax free);
- the tuition fees of the doctoral degree;
- social security;
- insurance.

Limited moving subsidies (for students doing their research outside the faculty in which they are enrolled for limited periods of time) and travel funds to do research outside the faculty and present work at international scientific conferences are available.

Other scholarships

Additional scholarships may be available through the five faculties (IST, FEUP, FCT/UNL, FCT/UC and EE/UM), the State Laboratory (LNEC) and the research center (ICIST) associated with the programme and the respective PhD programmes and  research projects.

Students funded from other sources (excluding FCT scholarships) can also apply to the DP Scholarships. However, there are no restrictions other than the legal ones concerning applying to the DP programme.

Additional student support

Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) provides, via its Student Support Office (NAPE), general logistical and practical support to all doctoral students, and in particular to those with special needs, such as people with disabilities, pregnant women, or students from very different cultural backgrounds. Furthermore, IST has its own Medical and Psychological Support Services (SMAP), located on campus at Alameda. Both IST and the DP can offer administrative support to students requiring a visa to study in Portugal. Please note that the visa application can only be submitted after admission to the DP, and the visa can take more than two months to be issued.

Scope
The Doctoral Program in Eco Construction and Rehabilitation is focused on the following main research domains within civil engineering: (i) life-cycle analysis; (ii) strategies for deconstruction, reuse and recycling; (iii) sustainable and durable materials/products; (iv) durability for sustainability; and (v) rehabilitation for safety, comfort and energy efficiency.
Institutions
The Doctoral Program in Eco Construction and Rehabilitation involves a partnership between five universities - University of Lisbon, University NOVA of Lisbon, University of Coimbra, University of Porto and University of Minho - and the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering.