Applications to the 2017-2018 MIT Portugal PhD Scholarships are closed

Announcement for 2017-2018 Scholarships / Edital Concurso para Bolsas 2017-2018 

The MIT Portugal Program announces a call for PhD scholarships, to study in Portugal and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the following international PhD programs funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT):

  • Bioengineering Systems – PD/526/2012 (10 scholarships)
  • Leaders for Technical Industries – PD/76/2012 (10 scholarships)
  • Sustainable Energy Systems – PD/395/2012 (10 scholarships)
  • Transportation Systems – PD/539/2012 (10 scholarships)

These doctoral programs were selected under the call from Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, IP (FCT,IP). The jury of each doctoral program will select the candidates to receive the scholarships funded though the FCT,IP. The contract for each scholarship is signed directly by the selected candidate and FCT. 

The call is open to applications for individual scholarships for the doctoral programs, according to the regulations of the Research Grant Holder Statute (Law 40/2004, of August 18), and according to the FCT Regulations for Advanced Training and Qualification of Human Resources, Decree Law 234/2012, changed by the Decree Law 339/2015 of June 17.

The scholarships concession is dependent upon the budget availability of the funding entity and also the correct reception by FCT of the documentation that was requested to each PhD Program following the evaluation that is being carried out by the FCT PhD Programs Evaluation Committee for a 1 year extension period.

We strongly recommend the reading of the MIT Portugal-FCT PhD scholarships call Edital ( pdf english (562 KB)  / pdf portuguese (572 KB) ) for the complete information on the evaluation and eligibility criteria for admission.

TO APPLY please click HERE to access the online Application Form. The Application Form cannot be saved and must be filled and submitted once it is accessed.

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 until September 2017.
  • Letters of reference


Letters of Reference

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

  • Bioengineering: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sustainable Energy Systems: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Transportation Systems: This email 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 may follow the  pdfreference letter template (104 KB) 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.

Questions about applying? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Applications to the 2017-2018 MIT Portugal graduate programs are now closed

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

From: January 23rd, 2017

To: April 16th, 2017

From: April 17th, 2017

To: June 4th, 2017

Sustainable Energy Systems
Leaders for Technical Industries
Transportation Systems
Advanced Courses Bioengineering Systems

From: January 23rd, 2017

To: June 4th, 2017

From: June 5th, 2017

To: July 2nd, 2017

Sustainable Energy Systems
Technology Management Enterprise

pdf Poster Call (4.87 MB)

pdf Announcement of the 2017 call in English (132 KB) | pdf Edital do concurso 2017 em Português (111 KB)

The following instructions refer to the application call for the 2017/18 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 until September 2017.
  • Letters of reference

Letters of Reference

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

  • Bioengineering: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Sustainable Energy Systems: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Transportation Systems: This email 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 may follow the pdf reference letter template (104 KB) 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.

Questions about applying? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.