The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), have an open call for up to 12 Ph.D. Dual Degree scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The applications are currently open and must be submitted online directly at CMU. Specific application deadlines for each Ph.D. program, are the following:
- December 10, 2020 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Computer Science, Human-Computer-Interaction, Language Technologies, Robotics, and Software Engineering
- December 15, 2020 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Engineering and Public Policy
- December 31, 2020 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The Dual Degree Ph.Ds. fellowships allow students to spend three years in Portugal and two years in Pittsburgh, integrated as regular students of Carnegie Mellon University. Upon completion of the Ph.D., the student is granted two diplomas, one from his selected Portuguese university and one from CMU.
In addition to the two diplomas, the integration in the CMU scientific community also stands out as one of the most relevant features for Ph.D. students. Being a CMU student allows them to be part of the ecosystem of one of the most prestigious Universities in ICT and opens up a number of future opportunities within international research networks in a global market.
Since the start of the CMU Portugal Program, in 2006, 125 have been selected and 81 have already completed their Ph.D. Our alumni network is also a proof of the Program’s success with several students in leading positions most relevant companies in the world such as Facebook, Google, IBM, JPMorgan Chase & Co., but also in universities international reference such as CMU itself, but also Princeton, University of California, University of Chicago, and several universities in Portugal. Several alumni of the program ended up being at the origin as founders or collaborators of some Portuguese companies that are currently a reference in the area of ICT such as Unbabel and Feedzai.
For additional information about our Ph.Ds. and application process please visit our Admissions and Scholarships page.