PHOENIX Erasmus +: Erasmus Mundus

Joint Doctoral Program on Dynamics of Health and Welfare

Who can apply?

All non-European and European students answering the formal requirements can apply. Eligible applicants must have obtained a master degree, with distinction (a substantial majority of 'A' marks). Their professional experience will be taken into account providing opportunities for Life Long learning. As the project topic and teams are interdisciplinary, a broad spectrum of applicants in terms of initial training is expected and considered, namely in preventive and community medicine, public health studies, epidemiology, management, economics, political sciences, demography, history, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, etc. The evaluation will be done according to the following criteria and credit points: The master thesis and a scientifically well written project proposal (not necessarily the thesis topic defined upon approval) with high relevance for the ongoing research activities at the partner units will be the main elements taken into account for the evaluation plus the level of language skills. Of a total of 100 scores:

  • Academic excellency: 20;
  • Research project: 30;
  • Experience: 20;
  • Language level: 20 (Academic level of English and extra credits for documented courses in non-natively spoken French, Portuguese or Spanish. To ensure a good English of the applicants, video conferences and phone interviews will be organized);
  • Recommendation letters (2): 5;
  • Motivation letter: 5.

The final recruitment will be organized centrally and each university partner will formally accept the doctoral student.


PHOENIX is a Joint Doctorate programme selected under Erasmus Mundus

Project Coordinator: Prof. Laurinda Abreu | Contacts: Isália Morais

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