Given that applicant fulfils the eligibility requirements, the recommended applicant’s profile to join the PhD Programme in Biomedicine is as follows.

Academic training

  • Undergraduate training in natural and medical sciences, such as biology, physics, medicine or biochemistry, or in quantitative sciences, such as mathematics, statistics or computer science.
  • Graduate training in one of the Master of Science programmes taught at MELIS-UPF, or in other graduate programmes within the scope of the previously mentioned natural, medical or quantitative sciences.
  • Currently, no additional complementary training is required.


Soft skills

  • Fluently writing and speaking in English.
  • Cooperative attitude when working in collaboration with others.
  • Responsibility and integrity in using publicly funded resources.


Aspects positively considered

  • Training in tools and methodologies associated with one or more of the research lines of the doctoral programme.
  • Research experience prior to joining the doctoral programme.


Additional requirements

  • Research project proposal. Brief document describing the research questions that the doctoral candidate wants to pursue during the doctoral training. The Academic Committee (AC) will evaluate its contents on the basis of its suitability to the research lines of the doctoral programme.
  • Support letter from a doctor with accredited research. Letter in which a doctor with accredited research supports the application to join the doctoral programme, expresses the willingness to supervise the doctoral student and specifies the available funding sources that guarantee the viability of the doctoral research project proposal. When this support letter comes from a doctor that has not yet supervise a doctoral thesis at the PhD Programme in Biomedicine, a CV from this doctor must be enclosed with the support letter. In such a case, the AC will evaluate the enclosed CV on the basis of the scientific publications from the last 5 years and the participation and leadership in research projects developed through grants obtained in competitive calls.