Applying to the Program

Applications are now open for these 2015-2016 MIT Portugal graduate programs

MIT Portugal Graduate Programs   First Call Second Call
PhD Program Bioengineering Systems

January 26, 2015

April 15th, 2015

(Application period for scholarships)

To be determined by each school*
Leaders for Technical Industries
Sustainable Energy Systems
Transportation Systems
Advanced Courses Bioengineering Systems

January 26, 2015

June 15, 2015

July 1, 2015

September 9, 2015

Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems
Sustainable Energy Systems
Technology Management Enterprise


The doctoral programs listed above, were selected under the call from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, IP (FCT,IP), through which ten scholarships per year per program are awarded to selected candidates.  The jury of each doctoral program will select the candidates to receive the scholarships funded though the FCT,IP. The contract for each scholarship will be signed directly by the selected candidate and FCT.  

[Flyer Call 2015 ; Poster Call 2015]

The application period for the scholarships coincides with the first-call period, from January 26 through April 15h, 2015, 5 pm, GMT.

[Announcement of the call in English] [Edital do concurso em Português].

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. 

*Please contact directly each school, after April 16th, to inquire about the local proceedings to register during the second call of the doctoral Programs. The applications during this period will not be considered for scholarships.

The following instructions refer to the application call for the 2015/16 academic year.

The Online Application Form

  1. Click on the “Application Form” link on this page or the sidebar menu.
  2. Under the "Create your Account" heading, click the "Create your Account" link.
  3. Create a user name and password, and write them down. If you need to close the application form before you finalize and submit it, you can access it again using your user name and password.  
  4. After you create an account, click on "Return to Main Menu."
  5. From the "Application Menu" page, click on "MIT Portugal Application."
  6. When prompted, enter your user name and password; this will give you access to the application form.

Returning to the form:

  • If you use a private computer and have cookies enabled, click on "MIT Portugal Application" and access your form, which will include any data you entered previously. Re-entering your user name and password may not be required.
  • If you use a public computer, you must enter your username and password each time you access the form.

Required Attachments

The online application prompts you to attach files containing the items below. Your application will not be considered without them.

  • Your CV (in English)
  • Your motivation letter (in English)
  • Digital copies of all your academic certificates showing the final classification you obtained, and official transcripts listing the grade/classification of each discipline/subject you studied during each degree program. If you are in your last year of a program, you can present the certificates and official transcripts in September 2015.
  • Letters of reference

Letters of Reference

Each candidate must submit two letters of reference to the appropriate address in the following list: 

  • 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

The references, not the applicants, must send the reference letters before the application deadline. Reference letters must follow the  icon 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.

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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.