The Doctoral Programs Bioengineering, 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*. Under the call for the 2016/2017 edition of the Doctoral Programs, the jury indicated by the direction of each Doctoral Program, will select the candidates that will be awarded with the scholarships funded though the FCT, IP. The contracts for each scholarship will be signed directly by the selected candidate and FCT.

These scholarships are available to candidates holding a master degree or equivalent in the areas targeted by the MIT Portugal Program.

Terms of the Call The scholarships will be supported by Portuguese funds through Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, IP, and the Ministério da Ciência Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES) and, by the European Social Fund through the Operational Program of Human Capital (POCH).

Eligibility The following citizens are eligible to apply:

  • Portuguese citizens and citizens from the state members of the European Union;
  • Citizens from other countries, provided the application is supported by the Portuguese hosting institutions adherent to the Acordo para a Cooperação Internacional em Ciência e Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (Agreement for the International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Higher Education) in effect with Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, IP;
  • Citizens from other countries with a valid resident permit or who are long-term residents;
  • Other citizens selected by interview

Scholarships The scholarships are provided under the conditions established by Ministério Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior and FCT, IP, through the decree law 74/2006, amended by the decree law 107/2008 and 230/2009. Candidates scholarships will be limited to a maximum of four years’, as established by FCT regulations, and will be renewed annually; the scholarships cannot be given for a period of less than six months. Descriptions of the FCT scholarships and stipends can be found at and (Note that on these pages, BD refers to PhD scholarships.)

The Executive Master’s programs do not offer scholarships.

*11 Scholarships will be offered in the EDAM-LTI PhD Program for the 2016-2017 edition

How to apply for a scholarship

You must indicate on the application form that you would like to be considered for an FCT scholarship.

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