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2010/11 Admission dates:

Since this year edition submissions are  permanently open. Students can be selected to enrol the program in both semesters.

1st phase applications are open until may 31, 2010
Selection expected by June 8, 2010.


1st Semester applications

Applications are open until July 9th, 2010, with two selection phases:

  • 1st selection phase

    Applications due by the 30th May 2009.

    Selection expected by the 8th of June.

  • 2nd selection phase

    Applications due by the 9th July 2009.

    Selection expected by the 24th of July.


To apply for a grant, write in your submission letter that you are applying also for a research grant. To maximize your opportunities you must apply for more than one fund.

Please visit section on Fees and Financial support for a more detailed description on research grant opportunities and application.

Questions and further inquires should be directed to

Dual PhD Degree MAPi and CMU:
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.

If you do not have a certificate of English proficiency, please mention in your Resume your experience with the language.

  • Submit three letters of recommendation.

Recommenders 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 recommenders. Paper recommendations will not be accepted.

Letters of recommendation are due by the 30th of May (1st selection phase) and 9th of July (2nd selection phase).

Where to send to the required documents?

Applications should be sent by regular mail to

MAP-i Scientific Committee
Departamento de Informática
Universidade de Minho
4710-057, Braga, PORTUGAL

Alternatively, they may be submitted by email (to or fax (+351 253604471).

When submitting your application, please include a cover letter detailing all documents you are sending.