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

2012/13 Admission dates:

Applications are analyzed in several selection phases:

Deadline for the first selection phase: May, 12th.
Results (1st-phase)
Deadline for the second selection phase: July, 13th.
Results (2nd-phase)
Deadline for the third selection phase: September, 14th.
Results (3rd-phase)

Submissions are permanently open and so 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.

  • Submit 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.
  • Submit 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 transcript for each university degree mentioned in your resume.
    Please provide transcript of grades also and transcripts of any certificate of English proficiency, such as TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Proficiency examination.
  • 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.


Some grants are awarded by the MAP-i Scientific Committee. Please visit section on Fees and Financial support for a more detailed description on these and other grants.

To apply for a grant, write in your submission letter that you are applying also for a research grant.

Where to send to the required documents?

Applications should be submitted by email to

Alternatively, they 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

When submitting your application, 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 225082134).