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Open Call for Dual Degree Ph.D. Program Scholarships under the CMU Portugal Program

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal), funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), has an open call for six Ph.D. Dual Degree scholarships for the 2019/2020 academic year. Specific application deadlines for each PhD program, are the following:

  • December 10 for Computer Science, Robotics, Software Engineering applications and Language Technologies;
  • December 15 for Engineering and Public Policy
  • December 31 for Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This is the first Call for Ph.D. Scholarships opened after the renewal of the partnership at the beginning of 2018 between the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and Carnegie Mellon University.

One of the distinctive features of the doctoral degrees offered by the CMU Portugal Program is that upon completion two diplomas are granted, one from the selected Portuguese university and one from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). All dual degrees’ students have a unique opportunity to spend three years in Portugal and two years in Pittsburgh, where they are integrated as regular students of Carnegie Mellon University. This is above all a great contribution to the students’ academic and professional career, in what can be considered a unique initiative between Portuguese Universities and an American counterpart.

In addition to the two diplomas, the integration into the CMU scientific community also stands out as one of the most relevant points 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. This experience 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, more than 900 potential students have applied for dual degree programs, of which approximately 120 have been selected.

Additional information on application processes is available at Admissions and Scholarships .