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Doctoral Program in Computer Science (MAP joint programme), Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #288 (BCR) Porto, Portugal
MAPi is a strong commitment by three top Universities from the north of Portugal to create in this region a doctoral course in Computer Science of very high quality, internationally competitive, strongly based on excellent research units from these Universities.
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It aims to produce future leaders in Computer Science, scientifically well educated, prepared to pursue a professional career as researchers, university professors or as innovative professionals at leading companies. 

MAPi is supported by around 150 faculty, covers all major areas in Computer Science, both fundamental and more applied areas, and involves the cooperation of national and international research unities and companies. MAPi has established partnerships with leading Universities, such as Carnegie Mellon University, within the CMU-Portugal program, leading to a dual degree in Computer Science conferred by both institutions, and with University of Texas at Austin. There are already more then ten students being co-advised by faculty from both institutions. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Automata and Applications
  • Algebraic and Coalgebraic Models in Software Development
  • Cryptography and Information Security
  • Distributed Computing
  • Data Warehousing Systems
  • Knowledge Discovery from Data Bases

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • A master’s or second cycle university degree in computer science, IT, information engineering or other areas
  • A degree from a domestic or international institution of higher education, recognised as appropriate by the Scientific Board;
  • Professional or research experience recognised as relevant and appropriate by the Scientific Board.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time fee: EU/EEA - € 1,800/ year, NON-EU/EEA - € 3,800/ year.

Living costs for Porto

  • 556 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


PhD Scholarships support graduates who comply with the requirements to apply for PhD studies and who wish to carry out research towards this degree. Scholarships have a maximum duration of four years, and must run for a minimum of three consecutive months. The work programme may be carried out at Portuguese or foreign institutions.

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