PhD Program

PhD Program in Chemistry at UFMG

The PhD program prepares professionals with more comprehensive scientific knowledge to develop original research in chemistry and related fields, independently and with scientific leadership. This 48 month chemistry PhD consists, essentially, of at least seven taught disciplines, worth 28 credits, delivered in the first 24 months of the course followed by a substantial research project in the next 24 months.

The PhD's degrees in our Program is Doctor in Sciences - Chemistry

For the requirements for been admitted in our Program (click here)

During the course, the PhD's student must:
During the course, the PhD student must:
a) obtain at least 28 credits in disciplines no later than 36 months from the admission, under penalty of exclusion of the Program;
- The student that fails twice in disciplines will be automatically excluded from the Program;
- The scholarship is canceled if the student obtains concepts D, E or F or two concepts C in subjects listed in his/her admission report.
b) be supervised by the coordinator of the college until the choice of an advisor;
c) choose an advisor during the first semester of the course and present a research project until the thirtieth (30th) day of the beginning of the second semester;
d) minister, between the 12th and 36th month from the initial registration, a departmental seminar on a subject related to his/her thesis project;
e) publish one article in an indexed journal and have at least another submitted article in indexed journal as result of the PhD work;
f) submit and succeed a qualification exam no later than 24 months after admission into the Program.

In order to conclude the PhD's program, the student must:
a) complete at least 28 (twenty eight) credits in courses;
b) be approved in the departmental seminar;
c) be approved in the qualification exam;
d) have one paper accepted or published in an indexed journal and at least another submitted article in indexed journals, presenting results from the PhD project approved in the Program;
e) be approved in the thesis defense session, not less than two years and a maximum of four years from the candidate's initial enrollment.

The Thesis should be an original contribution to the development of
human knowledge in the field of chemistry.

Responsibilities of the PhD student

-Regarding the registration:
All students must keep their personal information updated every semester (on the program website:, specially phone numbers in case of emergency.
-Regarding the disciplines:
All graduate students must enroll for Elaboration of Final Work (ETF) every semester during the Master Course.

Beside the 28 credits mentioned above, all graduate students must enroll for Departmental Seminars every semester and attend 10 seminaries in that period. Three seminars can be attended in others departments and universities, since the presence can be proved by the lecturer. The PhD students must present a seminar between the 12th and 36th month from the initial registration. On the defending semester, graduate students are dismissed to attend the seminars.

Fresh graduate students must enroll for Chemical Safety in Laboratory on the first semester, otherwise, they are forbidden to work at laboratories.
PhD students must apply for the disciplines Teaching Training I and Teaching Training II between the 24th and 36th month from the initial registration.

Documents required for Diploma Issuance:
The student must present copies of the following documents:
- Undergraduation diploma or latest academic degree diploma;
- Identity card or work license;
- 'Registro nacional de estrangeiro (RNE)' - National register of foreigner;
- Birth certificate or wedding certificate;
- 'Nada Consta' (No pendencies) from the University Library;

- The documentation must be complete in order to request the Diploma issuance;
- The issuance status may be tracked in the link:
- To order a replacement diploma, the student must re-submit all the previous documents together with a justification for the replacement. If the replacement is requested for damage or correction reasons, the student must also attach the previous diploma.

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