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Location: The classes will take place at University of Minho.

2013/14 Admission dates:

Applications are analyzed in several selection phases:

First phase: from March, 15th to May, 26th.
Second phase: from June, 15th to July, 12th.
Third phase: from August, 8th to October, 15th. new date
After being accepted, follow the registration instructions.

Students can be selected to enroll in the program in both semesters.

Dual PhD Degree MAP-i and CMU:
To apply for admission at the dual degree MAP-i and Carnegie-Mellon University please look at CMU-Portugal Program.

How to apply to MAP-i?

To apply for admission to MAP-i, read the following instructions carefully and make certain that you have met all requirements when you submit your application.

Applications submitted between 2013-09-15 and 2013-10-15should be submitted by email to and include the following items.

  • Personal information.
    Name, date of birth, nationality, address, phone nr., email. Include a scan of your identity card or passport.
  • Include a Statement of Purpose (in English).
    Prepare a concise one or two page essay that describes your primary areas of interest in research, your related experiences, and your objective in pursuing a PhD degree at MAP-i. Your essay should be specific in describing your interests and motivations. When describing your research interests, you should explain why you think they are important areas of study and why you are particularly well-suited to pursuing them.
  • Include your current Resume (curriculum vitae).
    Outline your education, research experience, work experience, publications, scholarships awarded, prizes and honors received, society memberships, and any other extracurricular activities. Include information about your fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Submit one diploma for each university degree mentioned in your resume.
    Please provide copies of the diplomas of each of your university degrees.
  • Submit one transcript for each university degree mentioned in your resume.
    Please provide transcripts of grades and a transcript of any certificate of English proficiency, such as TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Proficiency examination.

To complete your application you must also perform the following steps:

  • Ask for three letters of recommendation.
    Persons writing them should know you relatively well and be able to evaluate the quality of your previous work. At least two should be from faculty or recent employers. Letters should be sent directly to us by email ( by the authors. Paper recommendations will not be accepted.
  • Pay 55€ of application fee by bank transfer.
    The bank account details are:
    • Account owner fiscal number: 501413197
    • NIB: 0035 0206 00001402030 67
    • IBAN: PT50 0035 0206 00001402030 67
    After the transfer, the receipt must be sent by email to along with the candidate's personal ID or passport number and fiscal number.

If you have no access to email, the application may be sent by regular mail to

MAP-i Scientific Committee
Secção de Pós-Graduação
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre, Edifício FC5
4169-007 PORTO

provided it arrives before the deadline. In this case, please include a cover letter detailing all documents you are sending.

Questions and further inquires should be directed to or, by phone, to the secretariat (+351 234 401 560).