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Financial Support

The Cyprus Institute offers financial support to prospective students based on various selection criteria depending on the type of award. The financial support may be offered as a scholarship, research assistantship or work-study or a combination of any of these types of support. All types of support are offered subject to availability of funds.


Financial Support for Master's & PhD Students


The Cyprus Institute offers full or partial scholarships to outstanding students to cover tuition and other fees and/or living expenses.

Selection Criteria
These awards are granted based on academic merit.

Scholarship Amounts & Duration
Various types of scholarships are offered and are listed in this section.

Dean’s Distinguished Scholarships

Research Assistantships

The research assistantship position enables students to work as members of a research group in one of the Institute’s research projects through an effective arrangement for graduate study and professional training. Work on the student’s thesis may be considered as part of the Research Assistant assignment. Research Assistants are considered members of research groups or units in one of the Institute’s Centers, working under a Supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Research Assistantships are offered based on academic merit, the correspondence between the Institutes’ research projects and the interests and qualifications of the students.

General Terms of the Research Assistantship
Research Assistantships are offered for the nine-month academic year, a three-month summer appointment, or for twelve months and are reviewed and renewable based on the students’ performance in their studies and their research project, and the available funding opportunities of the research groups. Research Assistants are appointed as part time employees (50% of full time employment- equivalent to 20 hours weekly) with a salary and are eligible to join the CyI Health Insurance plan. 

Work Study

The work-study scheme is designed to provide the opportunity to students who need financial assistance to be self-reliant and also to gain valuable work experience. Through this scheme, students undertake several administrative and operational tasks for The Cyprus Institute.

Selection Criteria
Work-study positions are offered on the basis of students’ qualifications and availability of funds.

Employment Terms
Students within this scheme are appointed as Graduate Assistants on a 50% of full time employment basis- equivalent of up to 20 hours weekly- with a respective salary. Students under the Work-study scheme are eligible to join the CyI Health Insurance plan. 


Other Financial Aid Opportunities

See list of special funding opportunities below:

 PhD in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences (Atmospheric and Climate Modelling)
 PhD in Computational Sciences (Inversion of Seismic Data using Advanced Numerical Methods)
 PhD in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences (Development of Low-cost Aerosol Instrumentation)
 PhD in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences (Nanomaterial Synthesis for Gas Sensing Applications)
 PhD in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences (Heterogenious Catalysis Modelling)
 PhD in Computational Sciences (Spatial Data Science. Interactive Systems and Visualization)
 PhD in Computational Sciences (Atmospheric Model Development and Optimization)



Cyprus Government Student Grant

Students may check to see whether they are eligible for a grant offered by the Cyprus government to students pursing their higher education in Cyprus.  Details can be found on the Ministry of Education and Culture website dedicated to this topic.


Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation Grant

As an institution of higher education accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education, CyI students may be eligible to apply for a Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation grant. Interested students are encouraged to check whether they meet the eligibility criteria of the foundation in order to apply. For details and the application see: Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation website.