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Applications for the 2024-25 Edition

First Call from May 6 to 17

How to apply to MAP-fis?

You apply online at the Academic Portal of the University of Minho. : The link  for applications is:

(Choose School of Science)

The number of positions for this  call  10
The total number of positions for this edition is 30.

In the application the following documents will be required:

Copies of academic transcripts;
    • First degree certificate with final grade;
    •  MSc degree certificate with final grade if you have one. If you have not yet completed the MSc but expect to do by the registration deadline for this call (September 19), submit a transcript of your grades so far. Degrees of foreign Universities must have been previously recognized by Direção Geral do Ensino Superior or by a Portuguese Higher Education Institution,  See the DGES site https://www.dges.gov.pt/en/pagina/degree-and-diploma-recognition
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Letter of intent  describing why you  wish to enroll in the MAP-fis program; This letter should contain a description of the research you would like to carry on in MAP-fis;
  • Photocopy of Identity document; due to data protection regulations this is optional for Portuguese Nationals; foreign students must upload copy of passport.
  • At least one and up to three reference letters (uploaded with application).

2024/25 edition  dates

  • First Call  until May 17  . Positions 10.
  • Preliminary results of applications are announced by May  27, 2024
  • Applicant's may file preliminary hearing appeals from  May  28 to June 11 
  • Definitive ranking by June 13
  • Classes scheduled to begin by October7 ;

Opportunities for grants

MAP-fis has been considered a program of excellence by FCT, the Portuguese Government Science and Technology funding agency.  It was  funded with grants from  2013-2017. FCT direct  financing of Doctoral programs has ended.

PhD grants by FCT  can  now be obtained in two ways:

  • FCT national call: already closed for 2024
  • Grants awarded by research centers. These announcements are published in the EURAXESS  portal:

These grants are awarded under the condition that you enroll in a PhD program. Please be aware that these are independent applications. You must apply and be accepted in a Portuguese doctoral program to benefit from an FCT PhD grant, whether from the national call or any of the Research centers.

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

Questions and further inquiries should be directed to