Admissions 2022-2023

Admission dates

Candidates to the MAP-tele program can apply within the following periods:

  • 1st selection phase:

      • Submission of applications: 15 to 26 April 2022

      • Selection: 10 to 16 May 2022

      • Publication of results: 17 May 2022

      • Registration: 01 to 03 June 2022

  • 2nd selection phase:

      • Submission of applications: 14 July to 03 August 2022

      • Selection: up to 01 September 2022

      • Publication of results: 02 September 2022

      • Registration: 14 to 17 September 2022

  • 3rd selection phase:

      • Submission of applications: 21 to 28 September 2022

      • Selection: up to 06 October 2022

      • Publication of results: 07 October 2022

      • Registration: 18 to 20 October 2022

How to apply?

In order to apply for admission to the MAP-tele, please consider the following guidelines carefully and make sure that you have met all requirements when you submit your application. Prospective students should prepare:

  • A motivation letter (in English) detailing, in a succinct but clear way, your academic and professional background as well as your motivation and objectives for pursuing PhD studies in Telecommunications. Your letter 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.

  • A detailed curriculum vitae: outline your education, research experience, work experience, publications, scholarships awarded, prizes and honours received, society memberships, and any other extracurricular activities. Include information about your fluency in written and spoken English. It should include your full name, photograph, postal address, e-mail address, nationality, and country of residence.

  • Three recommendation letters: recommenders should know you relatively well and be able to evaluate the quality of your previous work. At least two of the letters should be from faculty or recent employers. Letters should be signed and sent directly by the recommenders to Three recommendation letters are mandatory, a penalty applies in case less than three letters are provided. Paper recommendations will not be accepted.

  • 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.

The curriculum vitae must include a clear description of the grades system in the country of the university awarding the degree, as well as an explanation on how to convert grades obtained by the applicant into a 0-100% scale.

Fluency in written and spoken English, preferably certified by a TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Proficiency examination, is an admission criterion.

IMPORTANT: In the case of qualifications awarded abroad, the documents should be authenticated by the official educational body of the respective country and recognized by the Portuguese diplomatic authorities, or Portuguese consular authorities, or carry the apostille of The Hague Convention. The same applies to translations of documents not originally written in Spanish, French, or English (translation into one of these languages is mandatory).

Where to send the required documents?

Submit your application HERE. Please note that recommendation letters should be send by the recommenders through e-mail to

Recommendation letters should follow the template available here: Word PDF.


The MAP-tele Scientific Committee is committed to offer MAP-tele students the best academic and research conditions. Although grants within the MAP-tele Programme are not available for the 2022-2023 MAP-tele Edition, the Scientific Committee will develop all efforts to find conditions helping admitted MAP-tele Students with relevant scholarship support.

Questions and further enquires should be directed to .