Doctoral Degree

Admission process

Applications are open periodically and published on the website of the Program. The admission includes CV evaluation, research project and interview. According to the affirmative action policy, 20% of vacancies are guaranteed for black candidates belonging to Indigenous or Quilombola communities and candidates in a socioeconomic vulnerability situation. Additionally, 10% of vacancies are guaranteed for candidates with disabilities.

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Program Structure

Doctorate candidates must complete 48 credits, 36 credits in courses, and 12 credits related to the Thesis. The disciplines Advanced Biochemistry (4 credits), Seminars – III (2 credits), and Seminars IV (2 credits) are mandatory. The other credits can be obtained from the elective course and special topics courses. Courses from other Graduation Programs can be validated if approved by the Program’s Council. Students (Masters and Doctoral students) with a CAPES scholarship must, on a CAPES requirement, attend a course on Teaching in Biochemistry. Doctorate candidates must pass the proficiency test in two foreign languages, English and a second language that can be Spanish, French, Italian, or German.