Academic qualifications

  • PhD Programs: candidates must hold a Bologna 2nd cycle degree, a Master’s degree, or a 4 or 5-year degree (e.g.Licenciatura). Candidates in the final year of these degrees are welcome to apply.
  • Executive Master’s Programs (DEA/DFA): candidates must hold a Bologna 2nd cycle degree, a Master’s degree, or a 4 or 5-year degree (e.g. Licenciatura). Candidates in the final year of these degrees are welcome to apply.

Other requirements

  • Language skills: Candidates must be fluent in English. All courses are conducted in English.
  • Two 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:

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    4. Transportation Systems: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You must provide your two referees the email address for the course to which you are applying, and the reference letters must then be emailed to MIT Portugal by each referee. A pdf reference letter template is available. 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 checked. The letters must be signed by the referee and then attached to an email sent to one of the addresses listed above. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that MIT Portugal receives both letters before the application deadline.

Motivation letter: This must be in English, and should include your objectives and goals as well as your main areas of interest in the Program. Your letter should refer to specific research topics in which you wish to focus (related to the degree program to which you are applying), and should give your reasons for wishing to do graduate work in the field you have chosen. Include, to the degree you can, your particular interests, be they experimental, theoretical, or issue-oriented, and show how your background and the MIT Portugal Program support these interests. You also should explain your professional goals. Your statement of interest should be approximately 500 to 800 words in length.

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