General Information
Overall Program lay-out at IST (starting February 2015)

1. Research thesis: the entire program is based on an individual research plan, to be established for each student. Priority should be given to plans facilitating research residences in several institutions (IST, FEUP, UM and MIT) and involving supervisors from different institutions. All students are strongly recommended to develop their research plans with research periods in IST, FEUP and UM, as well as at MIT.
Duration: up to 48 months (i.e., 8 semesters, since student enrolment)

2. Doctoral Courses: each institution involved is responsible for its doctoral courses
Duration: up to 24 months (i.e., 4 semesters), but preferably 12 months (2 semesters)