Call Open for CMU Portugal Dual Degree PhD Scholarships in ICT for the 2019/2020 Academic Year

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal) is a platform for education, research and innovation that brings together Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and several Portuguese universities, research institutions and companies. This partnership was launched in 2006, and is split into two phases (phase I: 2006 – 2012; phase II: 2012 -2017 ). The third phase of the program started in 2018 and will convene through 2030.

CMU Portugal’s mission is to place Portugal at the forefront of research and technological development in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), by promoting an innovation ecosystem with a tight coupling between cutting-edge research, world-class graduate education, and highly innovative companies in the data-driven economy.

The activities of the CMU Portugal Program are financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia  (FCT), the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, supported by the Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP) and co-financed by industry partners and by Carnegie Mellon University.

Below are listed all the CMU Portugal Program Initiatives which offer Calls for Admissions or/and Scholarships. 

– Dual Degree Ph.D.
– Dual Degree Masters,
– Executive Programs,
– Visiting Faculty or Researcher Program
– Visiting Students Program.

We strongly advise a careful reading of the terms of the call for the specific call you are looking for. Should you have any doubts please e-mail us at You can also find here the contacts of the CMU Portugal Coordination Office.

Dual Degree Ph.D.

The CMU Portugal Program and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) are announcing the 2019/2020 call for scholarships for the CMU Portugal dual degree Ph.D. Programs. Applications submitted will be considered for both admission in one of the Ph.D. Programs and also for a CMU Portugal Scholarship. 

The CMU Portugal Program has a decentralized applications process for admission in which each Ph.D. program manages its own application process. Applications are submitted directly to CMU. To apply, follow the next steps:

  • Determine which dual degree Ph.D. Program you are interested;
  • Select the Ph.D. Program you are interested in in the table below and you will be directed towards that Ph.D.´s applications page in the CMU website.

While staying in Portugal, the accepted candidate will receive the fellowship directly from FCT. While pursuing their studies at Carnegie Mellon, the Ph. D. students will receive the FCT funding through the home department of the doctoral program in which they are enrolled. All the admission requirements and deadlines are available below in “terms of the call”. 


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