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Over 50 participants joined the Info Session: “How to apply to a CMU Portugal Affiliated Ph.D. Program Scholarship”

The CMU Portugal online Info Session “How to apply to a CMU Portugal Affiliated Ph.D. Program Scholarship” was a meeting point for future candidates to learn more about the application process and discuss any potential questions and concerns. The event counted with 52 potential candidates.

The session was moderated by the Program Executive Director in Portugal, Sílvia Castro, who began by presenting the two National Directors of the Program, Inês Lynce and Nuno Nunes, who welcomed the participants and pointed out the importance of this recently launched initiative. This is the first edition of the “Affiliated Ph.D. Programswhich offers up to 12 Scholarships for the 2021/2022 academic year hosted by Portuguese Universities with a research period of up to 12 months at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

The Program’s presentation was led by João Fumega, CMU Portugal Education Officer, who went through the main requirements to apply to the currently open Call for up to 12 scholarships under CMU Portugal. Further information about the Call is available here.

At the end of the session, Megan Flohr, the CMU Portugal Associate Director at CMU, spoke about the supervision requirements at CMU under this Call, the support available by the CMU Portugal Coordination office in Pittsburgh and shared valuable tips on how to take the best of the experience in Pittsburgh.

Maria Casimiro, a CMU Portugal Dual degree student from the 2019 Class in Software Engineering, was also a panelist and shared her experience as a Ph.D. student at CMU. She interacted with the participants giving tips about living expenses in Pittsburgh and showed herself available to answer to potential students’ future questions.

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