PDICSS was specially designed for graduates in the area of health sciences and / or health professionals or other professionals performing research activities in the areas of clinical and / or health services research.

For this PhD program may apply holders of a master's degree or legal equivalent; holders of a degree with an academic or scientific curriculum that is recognized by the scientific commission as attesting the capacity to carry out this program; holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this program by the scientific commission.

Candidates meeting the requirements to access a PhD program may require admission to the act of public presentation of the thesis or of a compilation of published works in the area of the program.

Successful candidates to the PhD program should have the following requirements:

  • Having high grades on the 1st cycle of studies or integrated master’s degree;
  • Holding a master’s degree and/or a PhD course / master’s course, specialization or advanced training courses and/or other relevant continuous education courses;
  • Having previous knowledge in the scientific areas addressed in the study cycle;
  • Having experience as an higher education teacher;
  • Having research experience;
  • Being author or co-author of scientific publications, especially if indexed in ISI Web of Knowledge, SCOPUS and/or MEDLINE;
  • Having outlined a research project to develop in the scope of the doctoral thesis;
  • Showing high motivation;
  • Showing availability to attend classes and to develop the research project leading to the thesis.

For full selection criteria please - click here

Please contact us with any questions you may have - click here

Applications to PDICSS 2018/2019 

1st Phase - 03/ 02/ 2018 to 30/ 04/ 2018

Online Applications


PDICSS 2015/2016

Admitted candidates

Candidates with attributed fellowships


PDICSS 2014/2015

Admitted candidates

Candidates with attributed fellowships