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How to Apply for The Cyprus Institute Doctoral Programs

The Cyprus Institute offers the opportunity to apply for a PhD program through our online Application System.

Apply directly through the ONLINE Application System.


Documents to be Submitted:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Academic Degree Certificates and Transcripts

An official copy of the Master’s degree and official transcript(s) of past academic work and studies are required. The transcript(s) should include a detailed list of the courses/seminars taken along with the grades received in each course and a GPA. The Institute accepts Master’s degrees obtained from a recognized accredited institution with a GPA at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent. If an applicant has not completed a Master’s degree yet, a transcript(s) that list coursework and grades thus far, and expected date of completion of the Master’s degree, should be provided.

3. English Language certificates

If the applicant’s first language is not English an English-language certificate or its equivalent is required. The Institute accepts IELTS (at least 6.5) or TOEFL (at least 79 on the internet-based test) and TWE certificates. If the last degree was finished less than two years ago in an English-speaking country or in institution where the instruction language was English, there is no need to submit an English certificate.

4. General GRE Score Report

5. Statement of Intent

A statement that describes current academic work and future professional plans in relation to one of the Cyprus Institute’s Research Centers and doctoral program to which the student is applying. It should point to the educational, research and personal experiences that shaped the student’s interest in the proposed field of study. It should outline the research area that the applicant is interested in and the intended research topics to be investigated while in residence at the CyI. It should concisely mention examples of the applicant’s work that explain academic maturity and potential to meet the expectations of the intense graduate program of study at The Cyprus Institute. It should also briefly explain how the work would be innovative and useful to other researchers in the field. The statement should not exceed 1500 words and must be written in English.

6. References

Applicants are requested to provide contact details of at least two faculty members or other professionals who are well acquainted with the applicant’s academic, research and professional work and are willing to provide a reference.

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