BYT Program

An undergraduate program to attract talents in the field of marine and environmental sciences and biotechnologies, in partnership with industry and SMEs. This program aims to provide  scientific training to the best undergraduate students from the University of Porto. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to undertake a 10-month internship within a CIIMAR research team in the areas of marine biotechnology, global change and ecosystem services and aquaculture and nutrition.

Young Talents will be involved in a stimulating scientific environment and will have the opportunity to participate in a set of curriculum enrichment activities that guarantees preparation for future postgraduate programs. The program will end with a public presentation of the work developed and the award of a prize to the best project that will provide the dissemination of the work to the international scientific community or participation in courses and workshops for advanced training.



Students from the University of Porto who have completed the 1st year and 1st semester of the 2nd year of the degree and with a weighted score equal to or higher than 14.


By completing and submitting the form available online during the period of the call (between April 15th and May 24th, 2024). The candidate must select one of the proposed internship BYT themes, available on the registration form.


Selected students will be awarded a € 150 monthly scholarship during the 10-month period of the BYT program.


Students will be selected based on the weighted average of the 1st year and 1st semester degree courses. The results of the call will be released by June 15, 2024.


September 2024 to June 2025


CIIMAR – Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental