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Applications for up to 8 CMU Portugal Dual Degree Ph.D. Scholarships

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), have an open Call starting on February 1st (11:59 am EST I 4:59 pm GMT) for up to eight (8) Dual Degree Ph.D. scholarships to start in the 2024/2025 academic year in ICT related areas.

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

  • February 8th, 2024 (11:59 pm EST I 04:59am GMT): Software Engineering (SE) and Societal Computing (SC) 
  • February 14th, 2024 (11:59 pm EST I 04:59am GMT): Computer Science (CS), Language Technologies (LTI),
  • February 28th, 2024 (11:59 pm EST I 04:59am GMT): Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP)

Please notice that each Ph.D. has its own application process: Software Engineering (SE); Societal Computing (SC), Computer Science (CS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) and Language Technologies (LTI)

The Dual Degree Ph.Ds. fellowships allow students to spend three years in Portugal and two years in Pittsburgh, integrated as regular students at 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.

The two years at CMU are one of the distinctive features of these Programs, giving students the opportunity to be integrated in the CMU scientific community and becoming part of the ecosystem of one of the most prestigious Universities in ICT. 

All the information needed on how to apply is available on the CMU Portugal website

Since the start of the CMU Portugal Program in 2006, 156 Scholarships have been awarded under the Dual Degree Ph.D. Programs initiative and 91 have already completed their Ph.D. Our alumni network is also a proof of the Program’s success. Many alumni are working in renowned companies in the US within their respective fields, such as IBM, Apple,  Google, Meta, Amazon, as well as top-tier universities such as Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Berkeley ou John Hopkins University. In Portugal many are working in leading Portuguese ICT-related companies such as Feedzai, Unbabel, and Cloudfare. In other European countries, some hold positions in institutions such as Utrecht University, Rotterdam School of Management, and Eindhoven University, as well as in companies like Huawei, Amazon, and the European Commission. 

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