Graduate Students that wish to apply for, or are starting a PhD course, and are considering to develop their theses under my supervision can contact me in my office or lab or by sending an e-mail.
If it is your case I thank you for your interest.
Learn about what we do, namely recent activities and projects and check if you really want to work on one of the related fields and understand the challenges. (Read some recent papers.)
I always prefer know the students prior to accept them. A PhD is a "long" term commitment, so I like to know if we match in terms of technical background, motivation, personality, etc.. It is a good idea to take at least one of my courses.
No direct funding: Unless you are admitted to work under some research project, you should apply for a scholarship for the "Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia" or some other institution on your own. Naturally I will support your application if we have agreed on that.