A Call is open for up to 10 Dual Degree Ph.D. Scholarships to study in Portugal and at CMU


The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), have an open Call for up to 10 Dual Degree Ph.D. scholarships for the 2022/2023 academic year in ICT related areas.

CMU Portugal Dual Degree Doctoral students conduct their studies both in Portugal and in the United States (3 years in Portugal and 2 years at CMU). They are hosted both at a Portuguese affiliated University and at Carnegie Mellon, being co-advised by faculty members from each Institution. Upon completing their Ph.D., graduates receive two degrees, one from CMU, and another from the partner University in Portugal.

The applications to these scholarships are currently open and must be submitted online directly at CMU. Specific application deadlines for each one of the seven Ph.D. programs available are the following:

  • December 9, 2021 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Computer Science, Human-Computer-Interaction, Language Technologies, Robotics, and Software Engineering
  • December 15, 2021 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Engineering and Public Policy
  • December 31, 2021 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Please notice that each Ph.D. has its own application process: Computer ScienceElectrical and Computer EngineeringEngineering and Public PolicyHuman-Computer InteractionLanguage TechnologiesRobotics, and Software Engineering.

The 10 Scholarshipsare available on a competitive basis and will fully support the tuition fees plus provide a monthly stipend while at CMU and at the Portuguese University. All the Ph.D. courses are conducted in English, both in Portugal and at Carnegie Mellon.

In addition to being granted 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, 156 students have been admitted under the Dual Degree and Affiliated Ph.D. Programs and 83 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, Feedzai and Mambu.

For additional information about our Ph.Ds. and application process please visit our Admissions and Scholarships page.