The MIT Portugal Program is an international partnership involving MIT, universities and industry in Portugal. The goal of the initiative is to develop world class education and research programs in the emerging field of engineering systems.
A significant achievement of the MIT Portugal Program to date is its success in developing highly skilled human resources in the scientific and technological community in Portugal. Noted here are the numbers of students enrolled in MIT Portugal PhD and Executive Master's degree programs in Portuguese universities, and of researchers holding post-doctoral and doctoral contracts in Portuguese institutions. In addition, a large group of faculty and researchers at MIT and at eight Portuguese institutions participate in the Program's educational and research initiatives. These numbers are for the first three academic years of the Program, including 2009-2010.
PhD students: 208
Executive Master's students: 129
Faculty/researcher contracts: 23
Post-doctoral research contracts: 8
MIT students supported by MIT-Portugal research grants: 140
MIT faculty involved in Program research and education: 59
Portuguese faculty involved in Program research and education: 236
Applications for the next academic year of 2010/2011 are open in the following periods:
−PhD Courses 01/11/2009 until 28/02/2010
−Master's Course 01/11/2009 until 31/03/2010
−Advanced Studies Courses 01/11/2009 until 15/07/2010
Scholarships are available for the best candidates for PhD programs in all areas.
The best students will have the opportunity to carry out part of their research at MIT.
Application Form is available here.
2010-11 Education Flyer, with details about MIT Portugal PhD and executive master's programs, is available here. Candidates must complete the application form and include the necessary attachments:
1. The Application Form
– Click on the Application Form link on this page or the sidebar menu.
– Under the "Create your Account" heading, click the link titled "Create your Account."
– Create a user name and password, and write them down in case you need to return to the application form before you finalize and submit it.
– After you log in and create an account, click on "Back to Main Menu."
– From the "Application Menu" page, click on "MIT Portugal Application."
– When prompted, enter the user name and password you set up when registering your account; this will give you access to the application form.
Returning to the form on more than one visit:
If you use a private computer and have cookies enabled, you should not need to re-enter your user name and password; you should simply be able to click on "MIT Portugal Application" and access your form (which will include any data you entered previously). If you use a public computer, you must enter your username and password each time you access the form.
2. Required Attachments
The application form prompts you to attach the following (your application will not be considered without them):
– Your CV (in English)
– Your motivation letter (in English)
– A digital copy of all your academic certificates (stating the final classification you obtained), and the respective official transcripts (listing the grade/classification of each discipline/subject you attended to get each degree). If you are in the final year of your degree, you can present the certificates and official transcripts in September 2010.
3. Letters of Reference
Each candidate requires two letters of reference. Each focus area has an email address to which these letters must be sent (Bioengineering:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; Sustainable Energy Systems:
email@example.com ; Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; Transportation Systems:
email@example.com ). You must provide your two referees the email address for the program to which you are applying; the letters must be emailed to MIT Portugal by each referee. (The reference letter template for the referees is available here.) It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that MIT Portugal receives both letters before the application deadline.
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The MIT Portugal Program has an equal opportunity policy. We aim to ensure that no applicant receives less favorable consideration on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, age, color, nationality, ethnic origin or religious belief. We welcome applications from people with disabilities
Prof. Doutor Alvaro Martins – Academic Coordinator
Marketing – International Office – Filomena Ferreira
Divisão de Serviços Académicos – Secretaria de Pós-Graduação