International Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences

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The New Doctoral Program aims to be a national and international reference of high quality in Health Sciences, stimulating the development of high quality research projects at international level, promoting interdisciplinarity in this vast and important area of study, taking advanteg of the existing sskills and resources of excellence for its research guidelines: Chronic Diseases and Aging; Population Health and Nutrition; New Cellular and Molecular Therapies.

The cycle of studies leading to the degree of Doctor of Health Sciences enables training based on research and the development of complementary skills in the areas of medicinebiomedicine and related scientific and technological areas, privileging the inter and multidisciplinary to scientific issues with an impact on human health, having as main foundation the research perfomed at NMS Research, from fundalmental biomedical research, to translational, clinical and epidemiological.




Study Plan

The PhD in Health Sciences can be carried out in thef following specialities: Medicine and Biomedicine.

The essence of the program is to continue to the formation of excellence in these scientific areas of recognized merit, and considered strategic for the scientific and technological development of NMS, promoting synergies and maximizing the complementary of the existing technical and methodological resources, reinforcing collaboration between basic and clinical science. In this context, the student in the ambit of this project will be the catalyser for this strategy, being integrated into a Community of Researchers

The characteristics that distinguish this new program are essentialy centered on:

  • Lighter teaching load and adapted to each student
  • Multidisciplinary of knowledge
  • English as the preferred langue of the course
  • Possibility and preference after work

Undergraduate or integrated master´s degree, or legal equivalent in Medicine or other health sciences areas.

Applications that meet the admission requirements will be analyzed, evaluated, selected and graded by the Jury, through a Curriculum analysis and after an individual interview with each candidate.

Application Fee: 51€
Registration Fee: 35€
Tuition Fees: €2750/ annual
(15% discount for current and former Students and Teachers / Assistants / Researchers of NMS)
Student Insurance: 14€

Academic Office - Postgraduate Section - e-mail:
Tel: +351 21 880 30 66


Application Guide



Academic Office - Postgraduate Section - e-mail:
Tel: +351 21 880 30 66

Course Coordinator

Miguel Seabra


4 years




Applications dates

  • 8 May - 2 June, 2023
  • 1 - 22 August, 2023 (for candidates who have obtained a Grant form the Foundation for Scineces and Technology, FCT)