The evaluation takes into account the candidate ́s merit, the merit of the work plan, and the merit of the host conditions. Applications considered admissible will be scored on a scale of 0-5 in each of the following evaluation criteria:
- Criterion A - Candidate's merit
- Criterion B - Merit of the Work Plan
- Criterion C - Merit of Host Conditions
- Criterion D – Alignment with the CMU Portugal Program
The relative weights of three criteria are 45%, 35%, 10% and 10respectively.
For the purpose of deciding on the awarding of scholarships, candidates will be ranked according to the weighted average of the classification obtained in each of the 4 criteria.
A maximum bonus of 0,5 points will be awarded if the candidate presents a suitable declaration of support from a Portuguese ICT company aligned with the work plan submitted in the current application.
For tie-breaking purposes, candidates will be ranked according to the scores assigned to each of the evaluation criteria in the following order of precedence: criterion A, criterion B, criterion C and criterion D.