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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


SCHOLARSHIPS

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
Scholarships offered currently are the following:

  Tuition Scholarships (for Master’s programs)
Tuition Scholarships will cover tuition fees and may be partial or full scholarships
  Provost’s Distinguished Scholarships (for PhD programs)



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, operational, and teaching or research-related tasks for the Institute. Work study can be offered as Research Studentships, Teaching Assistantships or Administrative Assistantships.

Selection Criteria
Work-study positions are offered on the basis of students’ qualifications and availability of funds. Early applicants will be prioritized for consideration of work study opportunities.
 

Employment Terms
Students who are awarded a Research Studentship will also be employed on a 50% of full time basis- equivalent to up to 20 hours per week and they will be awarded a stipend. Students who work as Teaching Assistants or Administrative Assistants are appointed on a 50% of full time employment basis- equivalent of up to 20 hours weekly- with a respective salary. 

 

Other Financial Aid Opportunities / Current Available PhD Projects

See list of special 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.

 PhD in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences (Atmospheric and Climate Modelling)
 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 (Heterogeneous Catalysis Modelling)
 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.