The title of visiting doctoral student is attributed to the doctoral student of a foreign institution, who undertakes periods of stay at the Centre for Social Studies with the objective of developing supervised research activities according to a previously approved work plan by CES Scientific Council. This visit’s length of stay may be from 6 to 12 months.

The application for doctoral internship scientific hosting, comprised of motivation letter, statement of acceptance of the CES researcher who will supervise the visit, CV, letter of support from the home institution supervisor, work plan and chronogram, must be submitted to The results will be communicated within a period of no more than 30 days.

All the communications, publications or materials for the dissemination of scientific activities resulting from the doctoral visit must mention having benefitted from the received guidance, with a clear reference to the supervisor and to the research conducted during the stay at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra.