The Cyprus Institute offers financial support to prospective students based on academic merit. The financial support may be offered as a scholarship, research assistantship or work-study or a combination of any of these types of support.
Financial Support for Master's & PhD Students
The Cyprus Institute offers full or partial scholarships to outstanding students to cover tuition fees and/or living expenses. These awards are typically for doctoral students but exceptional Master's students may also be considered. Scholarships offered currently are the following:
|Dean’s Distinguished Scholarships|
|Graduate School Scholarships|
The selection criteria for Dean's Distinguished Scholarships can be found here.
The selection criteria for the Graduate Scholarships are:
|A strong application (i.e., solid personal statement and example of previous/current work) to the Graduate School according to the Scholarship Committee|
|An online interview with the Scholarship Committee|
Scholarship Amounts & Duration
|Dean’s Distinguished Scholarships cover full funding of tuition and registration fees and a generous stipend for living expenses in addition to an annual research allowance. The scholarship will be offered for the normal duration of the program, subject to annual review of excellent performance.|
|Graduate School Scholarships may cover tuition fees and/or living expenses. The scholarships are awarded at the beginning of the Master's program or at the beginning of the PhD program for 2 years initially (and /or until advancement to PhD candidacy), and then can be renewed for one or more years subject to excellent performance.|
|- All awards are made available subject to annual review of excellent performance.
- The CyI may occasionally choose to give priority in offering awards on the basis of strategic investment in the case of specific initiatives or specific faculty members.
- The number of the Graduate School Scholarships each year are decided by the Office of Graduate Studies based on available funds.
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.
Research Assistantships are offered based on academic merit, the alignment between the Institutes’ research projects and the interests and qualifications of the students.
General Terms of the Research Assistantship
Research Assistantships are offered for one year and are renewable based on the students' performance and availability of funding. Research Assistants are appointed on a part-time or full-time basis, according to the alignment of their PhD project to the Research Assistantship position.
Specific Research Assistantships
|A.G. Leventis Research Assistantship in Archaeological Science|
WORK STUDY SCHEME
The work-study scheme is designed to provide the opportunity to doctoral students who need financial assistance to be self-reliant and also to gain valuable work experience. Through this scheme, students undertake several administrative and research-related tasks at the Institute. Work-study is awarded annually, subject to the needs of the Graduate School / The Cyprus Institute and the good performance of the candidate as well as on availability of funds.
The selection criteria for the Work-Study awards are:
|A strong application (i.e., solid personal statement and example of previous/current work) to the Graduate School according to the Scholarships Committee.|
|For existing students, evidence of strong progress.|
|An online interview with the Scholarships Committee.|
Students who are under the Work-Study Scheme are employed 50% of full time basis equivalent to up to 20 hours per week and are paid a salary.
- All awards are made available subject to annual review of excellent performance.
Other Financial Aid Opportunities / Current Available PhD Projects
See list of specific funding opportunities below. Please note that the list of projects below is not exhaustive and more available projects exist. Potential PhD applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors at the Institute before they apply to discuss their project of interest.
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, Culture, Youth and Sport 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.