Applying to the Program

Applications for MIT Portugal Program PhD, MSc and Advanced Courses are now OPEN for the academic year 2014/2015.

  • Doctoral Program in Bioengineering Systems; 
  • Doctoral Program in Leaders for Technical Industries;
  • Doctoral Program Sustainable Energy Systems;
  • Doctoral Program Transportation Systems; 
  • Advance Course in Bioengineering; 
  • Executive Master in Technology Management Enterprise;  
  • Executive Master in Sustainable Energy Systems;
  • MSc in Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems;

pdfpoph2The International Doctoral Programs in Bioengineering Systems; Leaders for Technical Industries; Sustainable Energy Systems and Transportation Systems were selected under the Call from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, IP (FCT,IP), through which 10 scholarships per year per program are attributed to selected candidates. [Announcement of the call in English] [Edital do concurso em Português].

The following instructions refer to the application call for the 2014/15 academic year.

Deadlines for submitting your applications:

  • Doctoral Programs: January 26th - April 15th  2014,  5pm GMT;
  • Advance Course in Bioengineering; Executive Master in Technology Management Enterprise; MSc in Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems (CTIS) - January 26th - May 15th  2014,  5pm GMT;
  • Executive Master in Sustainable Energy Systems: February 11th - June 15th 2014,  5pm GMT.

The Application Form

  • Click on the Application Form link on this page or the sidebar menu.
  • Under the "Create your Account" heading, click the link titled "Create your Account."
  • Create a user name and password, and write them down in case you need to return to the application form before you finalize and submit it.
  • After you log in and create an account, click on "Return to Main Menu."
  • From the "Application Menu" page, click on "MIT Portugal Application."
  • When prompted, enter the user name and password you set up when registering your account,  this will give you access to the application form.

Returning to the form on more than one visit: If you use a private computer and have cookies enabled, you should not need to re-enter your user name and password; you should simply be able to click on "MIT Portugal Application" and access your form (which will include any data you entered previously). If you use a public computer, you must enter your username and password each time you access the form.

 Required Attachments

The application form prompts you to attach the following (your application will not be considered without them):

  • Your CV (in English);
  • Your motivation letter (in English);
  • A digital copy of all your academic certificates (stating the final classification you obtained), and the respective official transcripts (listing the grade/classification of each discipline/subjects you attended during each degree). If you are on the final year of your degree, you can present the certificates and official transcripts in September 2014.

Letters of Reference

Each candidate must submit two letters of reference. Each focus area has an email address to which these letters must be sent:

  • Bioengineering: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sustainable Energy Systems: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Transportation Systems: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Provide your two referees with the email address for the program to which you are applying. The referees, not the applicants,  must send the reference letters before the applications' deadline and following the  icon reference letter template here provided. The letters should be printed on official stationery of the institution at which the referee works, and must include a URL for the institution so the affiliation can be confirmed. The letters must be signed by the referee and then attached to an email sent to one of the email addresses listed above. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that MIT Portugal receives both letters before the applications' deadline.


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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.