The applications for the MIT Portugal Program’s academic year 2011/12 were open until February 28, 2011 for PhD programs, March 31, 2011 for the MSc program, and June 15, 2011 for Executive Master’s programs. During the admissions process, the Program received a total of 480 applications from over 60 different countries around the world.

The admissions selection process was conducted by juries composed of professors from each participating university in Portugal and from faculty at MIT.

Selection was based on the following criteria:

  • Academic grades
  • Professional CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Interview (not all courses)
  • Reference letters

Candidates who submitted good GRE scores enhanced their chances of acceptance.

These are the results of the applications for each program:

Bioengineering Systems PhD

Jury panel

  • Bruce Tidor (Department of Electrical Engineering-Computer Science, MIT)
  • Dava Newman (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT)
  • Joaquim Sampaio Cabral (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • Manuel Mota (School of Engineering, University of Minho)
  • Manuel Nunes da Ponte (Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon)

A total of 85 applications were received, of which 24 were selected to enter the Program. Nine of the admitted candidates were awarded an FCT MIT Portugal scholarship.

pdf The list of accepted candidates.

Leaders for Technical Industries (Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing) PhD

Jury panel

  • António Torres Marques (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)
  • Joel Clark (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT)
  • Manuel Freitas (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • Olga Carneiro (School of Engineering, University of Minho)

A total of 52 applications were received, of which 20 were selected to enter the Program. Nine of the admitted candidates were awarded an FCT MIT Portugal scholarship.

pdf The list of accepted candidates.

Sustainable Energy Systems PhD

Jury panel

  • Carlos Augusto Santos Silva (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • David H. Marks (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT)
  • João Serra (Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon)
  • Luís Dias (Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra)
  • Vitor Leal (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)

A total of 164 applications were received, of which 48 were selected to enter the Program. Eight of the admitted candidates were awarded an FCT MIT Portugal scholarship. 

pdf The list of accepted candidates

Transportation Systems PhD

Jury panel

  • António Pais Antunes (Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra)
  • Christopher Zegras (Urban Studies & Planning, MIT)
  • Jorge Pinho de Sousa (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)
  • José Manuel Viegas (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)

A total of 55 applications were received, of which 17 were selected to enter the Program. Nine of the admitted candidates were awarded an FCT MIT Portugal scholarship.

pdf The ranking of the accepted candidates

Bioengineering Systems Executive Masters

Jury panel

  • Dava Newman (Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT)
  • Joaquim Sampaio Cabral (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • Manuel Mota (School of Engineering, University of Minho)
  • Manuel Nunes da Ponte (Faculty of Science and Technology, New University of Lisbon)

A total of 3 applications were received, of which 2 were selected to enter the Program.

pdf The list of accepted candidates

Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems MSc

Jury panel

  • António Pais Antunes (Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Coimbra)
  • Christopher Zegras (Urban Studies & Planning, MIT)
  • Jorge Pinho de Sousa (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)
  • José Manuel Viegas (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • Luís Picado Santos (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)

A total of 35 applications were received, of which 23 were selected to enter the Program. Eight candidates were awarded a corporate scholarship. 

pdf The ranking of the accepted candidates

Sustainable Energy Systems Executive Masters

Jury panel

Lisbon program

  • Carlos Augusto Santos Silva (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • Paulo Ferrão (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)

Porto program

  • Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)
  • João Peças Lopes (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)
  • Manuel da Costa Matos (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)
  • Vitor Leal (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto)

A total of 61 applications were received, of which 33 were selected to enter the Program.

pdf The list of accepted candidates

Technology Management Enterprise Executive Masters

Jury panel

  • António Torres Marques (Faculty of Engineering, Universty of Porto)
  • Manuel Freitas (Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon)
  • Olga Carneiro (School of Engineering, University of Minho)

A total of 25 applications were received, of which 16 were selected to enter the Program.

pdf  The ranking of the accepted candidates