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You can apply to the DPBP if you:

  • Hold a Master degree or legal equivalent;
  • Hold a Bachelor degree with at least 300 ECTS, and have a particularly relevant academic and scientific curriculum that is recognized by the Scientific Council of the School of Psychology, on the proposal of the Departmental Council of Basic Psychology, after hearing the Program's Directive Board;
  • Hold of a scholarly, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by the Scientific Council, on the proposal of the Departmental Council of Basic Psychology, after hearing the Program's Directive Board.


How to apply

To apply for the DPBP, students must submit the following documents:

 

  • Research project in one of the areas/research lines that support the program in close coordination with one of the researchers from the School of Psychology of the University of Minho, integrated in one of the laboratories that support the program (Laboratory of Human Cognition, Laboratory of Psychological Neurosciences , Laboratory of Behavior and Animal Learning, and Laboratory of Visualization and Perception), which will assume the role of supervisor. The project to be submitted must obey the following structure: Title (and subtitle, if necessary); Summary (up to 200 words); State of Art (up to 500 words); Objectives (up to 300 words); Detailed description (up to 1000 words); Bibliographic references (up to 20). 
  • Declaration of acceptance of the scientific supervision of the project by one of the researchers from the School of Psychology of the University of Minho, integrated in one of the laboratories that support the program.
  • ​Curriculum Vitae (CV), organized according to the following points: Identification; Degrees and academic classifications; Research experience (e.g., type of research, research activities previously developed, team/s in which the candidate was inserted, duration of research activities); Oral presentations at scientific meetings (described according to APA standards); Other presentations at scientific meetings (described according to APA standards); Scientific publications (described according to APA standards);
  • Letter of motivation, describing the applicant's academic background, his/her main research interests and previous scientific experience. It should also highlight the main reasons that lead the candidate to apply for the PDPB and the main objectives that he/she wishes to achieve.
  • Letters of recommendation (optional)
  • Request form


Selection and seriation criteria

The selection of the candidates occurs in two phases: analysis of the documents provided by the candidates and oral interviews. Candidates who do not submit all the documents required in the application will be excluded.

 

In the first phase, each candidate will score 0-100 points based on the following criteria:

  • Academic training;
  • Research experience;
  • Publications and communications in scientific meetings;
  • Quality of the Project;
  • Letter of interest.

 Candidates who obtain 50 or more points in the documentary analysis (first phase) will be admitted to the second phase (oral interview). The oral interviews can be done in person or by videoconference (e.g., Skype).

 

In the second phase, each candidate will also be scored on a scale of 0-100 points based on the following criteria:

  • General knowledge in Basic Psychology;
  • Specific knowledge in the area / research line in which the candidate's project is inserted;
  • Motivation for the attendance of the Doctoral Program in Basic Psychology;
  • ​Clarification of less clear aspects of research.

 Applicants will be notified by email of the results of their application within the deadlines indicated.


Contacts

For more information contact

Secretariat of the School: email: sec_pedagogica​@psi.uminho.pt / telephone: (253) 604 220.

Director of the DPBP: Ana Paula Soares (asoares@psi.uminho.pt)​