The eligible candidates are:

  • Holders of MSc degrees;

  • Graduates with a minimal grade of 16 (out of 20) in the Portuguese universities system, or C/A-F in the ECTS system;

  • Holders of academic qualification which has been declared equivalent or recognized with the same level of the above qualifications, and granted for the specific purpose of proceeding with studies;

  • Holders of an academic and professional scientific curriculum which reflects a capacity to the PhD qualification;

  • Candidates who obtained at least Good with Distinction in the FCUL Specialization Course, confirmed by CEPG/DI.

NB - ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer System, and is recognized in practically all european countries.

Applicants must submit:

  • GRE scores;
  • TOEFL or the following examinations test scores:
    • IELTS - International English Language Testing System, with a minimum score of 7;
    • CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English with a C2.  The lower score of C1 could be acceptable with an additional pre-admission phone interview to confirm academic fluency;
    • CAE - Certificate of Advanced English. Acceptable on a case-by-case basis when at level C1 of the CPE;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Transcripts of grades and proofs of the capabilities described above in the eligibility conditions, which apply to the candidate;
  • Three recommendation letters;
  • Letter of intent mentioning:
    • reasons and expectations of the application to the program;
    • optional indication of a preference for a Department of CMU (CS or ECE) (see Timeline of Dual PhD);
    • optional request for financial support (see Financial Support)

Candidates will be selected in cooperation between CMU and the FCUL, according to analysis of qualifications presented.

If you have any questions or need help:

E-MAIL: cmuportugal(@)

TEL: +351 217 500 388

FAX: +351 217 500 533