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The applications to Plan B are permanently open.
The applications are submitted through the Academic Services portal at 

Academic year 2022/2023

4th phase of Application: 01 March - 24 May 2023
Results: 15 June 2023
Registration: 25 -  30 June 2023

Academic year 2023/2024

1st phase of Application: 25 May - 24 August 2023
Results: 15 September 2023
Registration: 25-29 September 2023

2nd phase of Applications:  25 August - 23 November 2023
Results: 15 December 2023
Registration: 20 - 27  December 2023

3rd phase of Application: 24 November  2023 - 22 Feb 2024
Results: 15 March 2024
Registration: 25 - 28 March 2024

4th phase of Application: 23 February - 24 May 2024
Results: 14 June 2024
Registration: 25 -  28 June 2024

Before applying, the candidate must confirm the acceptance of the proposed superviser. The supervisor must approve the submitted work-plan.
To verify if the documentation is in order we strongly advise candidates to previuosly contact the secretariat at 

Mandatory Documentation:
a) Certificate of education degrees (Degree, Master or others);
b) Curriculum Vitae (consisting of general information, academic and/or professional background, scientific production and other production);
c) Letter of motivation (limited to 1,500 words), which is an important element of selection and ranking of candidates. The letter should include the area of specialization you are applying for and the reasons for submitting the application. Focus on objective scientific and professional issues (not personal), showing the congruence between objectives and future personal projects and objectives of the Doctoral Programme in Architecture. Avoid listing curricular data and describing the activities already mentioned in the CV;
d) Recommendation letter;
e) Detailed work-plan, with the assistance of the above mentioned indicated supervisor (template);
f)  Acceptance letter by the supervisor(s);
g)  Other information considered relevant.

Candidate Evaluation Criteria
The candidate's thesis plan is subsequently evaluated by the EAAD Scientific Council. After the application is approved, the candidate must formally complete the enrolment in the Doctoral Program in Architecture at the Academic Services of the University of Minho>Electronik Desk (