CMU Portugal Information for Prospective Students

Call for Applications for Doctoral Program Scholarships 2014/2015 is open! more 

 Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Partnership! 

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Programme is an education, research, and innovation platform that connects Portuguese research institutions, universities and companies in cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The partnership was launched in 2006, and renewed in 2012 for five more years, to create new knowledge in key focused areas of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) by means of cutting-edge research, world-class graduate education, and a close connection with Portuguese industry, aiming at placing Portugal at the forefront of science and innovation. 

The partnership is funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) and focus on Science, Technology and Graduate Education in the following key areas:
        • Next Generation Networks for Trusted High-Quality Services
        • Software Engineering for Large-Scale Dependable Systems
        • Cyber-Physical Systems for Ambient Intelligence
        • Human-Centric Computing
        • Public Policy & Entrepreneurship Dynamics in New Information and Communication Technologies
        • Applied Mathematics

By earning a dual degree from a Portuguese University and Carnegie Mellon, our students are in an excellent position to shape their careers and become leaders in their fields. We currently offer our students a variety of Professional Master’s, Doctoral, and Post Doctoral programs in cutting-edge fields of information and communication technology.


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The call will be open from October 15, 2013 to January 15, 2014 according to the specific application deadlines of each Ph.D. program, which are the following:

Computer Science  15/12/2013
Computer Science - Robotics  15/12/2013
Software Engineering  15/12/2013
Electrical and Computer Engineering  15/12/2013
Human Computer Interaction  15/12/2013
Language Technologies  15/12/2013
Applied Mathematics  15/01/2014
Technological Change and Entrepreneurship  15/01/2014
Engineering and Public Policy  15/01/2014

Awarded scholarships shall have a starting date of 1 September 2014.

For further information, and how to apply, refer to the Announcement.

If you have any questions, please send an email to