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Open Call for up to 6 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 for up to 6 Dual Degree Ph.D. scholarships to start in the 2023/2024 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 seven Ph.D. Programs available are the following:

  • December 12, 2022 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Computer Science, Human-Computer-Interaction, Language Technologies, Robotics, and Software Engineering.
  • December 15, 2022 (11:59 a.m., EST) for Electrical and Computer Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy.

All the information needed on how to apply is available on the Dual Degree page. 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 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.

In addition to the two diplomas, the integration into the CMU scientific community also stands out as one of the most relevant features for Ph.D. students. CMU Portugal students become part of the ecosystem of one of the most prestigious Universities in ICT and are exposed to future opportunities within international research networks in a global market.

In order to support successful applications, the Program will also host an Online Info session on November 2, 2022 (10am Pittsburgh I 2pm Lisbon), to guide all potential candidates through the application process. You can register by filling this online form

Since the start of the CMU Portugal Program in 2006, 144 Scholarships have been awarded under the Dual Degree Ph.D. Programs initiative and 86 have already completed their Ph.D. Our alumni network is also proof of the Program’s success with several students in leading positions at some of the most relevant companies in the world such as Facebook, Google, IBM, JPMorgan Chase & Co., but also in universities international references 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.