Applying to the Program
Applications to the 2016-2017 MIT Portugal graduate programs - 2nd Call for PhD is OPEN
*The Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems (CTIS) master will not be offered in 2016/2017
**Deadline is extended for the following Programs and institutions: Bioengineering Systems (FCTUNL/IST-UL/UMinho), Sustainable Energy Systems (FEUP/IST-UL/FCUL/ FCTUC), Transportation Systems (FEUP) and Leaders for Technical Industries (IST-UL/FEUP/UMinho)
Additional Scholarships will be attributed under NORTE 2020, a financial instrument to support regional development in northern Portugal. Under the scope of this national program, three MIT Portugal programs were distinguished with additional funding for 9 extra scholarships at Partner Universities in the North of Portugal, as follows:
All eligible candidates not selected under the PD-F scholarships will be automatically considered the NORTE 2020 scholarships, unless they state otherwise. The financial support for these scholarships was submitted to ESF – European Social Fund, under Programa Operacional Regional do Norte - Norte2020 and got merit in the evaluation. The submission is now under administrative analysis. The contracting process of the grants is subjected to the signing of the institutional contract with the funding entity.
The application period for the scholarships coincides with the first-call period, from January 25th through April 13th (DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED** UNTIL MAY 15th), 2016, 5 pm, GMT. Candidates who submit applications after the first-call application period will not be eligible for scholarships. However, the doctoral program committees will carefully analyze and consider applications received during the second-call period.
The following instructions refer to the application call for the 2016/17 academic year.
The Online Application Form
Returning to the form:
The online application prompts you to attach files containing the items below. Your application will not be considered without them.
Letters of Reference
Each candidate must submit two letters of reference to the appropriate address in the following list:
The references, not the applicants, must send the reference letters before the application deadline. Reference letters must follow the reference letter template provided. The letters should be printed on official stationery of the institution at which the reference works, and must include a URL for the institution so the affiliation can be confirmed. The letters must be signed by the reference and then attached to an email sent to the appropriate email address listed above.
It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that MIT Portugal receives both letters before the application deadline.
The MIT Portugal Program has an equal opportunity policy. We aim to ensure that no applicant receives less favorable consideration on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, age, color, nationality, ethnic origin, or religious belief. We welcome applications from people with disabilities.