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Admission Information and Requirements

The Cyprus Institute offers the following Doctoral Programs*:

The Cyprus Institute also offers the opportunity to obtain a Dual PhD Degree awarded by The Cyprus Institute and the University of Illinois on any of the three PhD programs mentioned above (CoS, DCH, EAS).

Since 2014 The Cyprus Institute coordinates the HPC-LEAP European Joint Doctorate which is funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

* Language of instruction: English


General Admission Requirements

The doctoral programs are highly selective and are designed for research-oriented students aspiring to become leaders in their respective field of study.

The selected students are immersed in a rigorous international research environment that will require full-time commitment for the duration of the program.

To be considered for admission to a PhD Program, a student must have the following:

  1. A Master's degree from a recognized accredited institution, with a strong academic record in a major field of study and background relevant to the proposed graduate-level studies with a GPA at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent.
  2. English Language (at least 6.5 IELTS; 570 paper-based TOEFL; 220 computer-based TOFEL; or other accepted International Standard, if from a school where English is not the teaching language.
  3. Strong computational skills to allow competent search and analysis appropriate for the selected field of study.
  4. GRE general test scores, or equivalent. You will be asked to submit GRE scores in the application form. In exceptional cases the GRE General test requirement may be waived for applicants of outstanding academic credentials. 
For more information on GRE including the GRE GENERAL Test Dates please visit the ETS website. If students face difficulties registering for the test, they should contact the Office of Graduate Studies, tel: 22208614.


Review and Selection process

The Admissions Committee of the Cyprus Institute reviews applications based on applicants’ merit and potential for graduate work, as well as criteria that include the applicants’ grades, recommendation letters and the degree to which their research interests match the work and expertise of the CyI faculty members.

Selected candidates may be asked for an interview in Cyprus or via teleconferencing. Following the interview, a written notification of the outcome of applications is sent to applicants. Those successful are invited to proceed with the formalities of their registration.


Place offering - Deadlines

Students can be admitted twice per year, January and September. The exact date of the beginning of the semesters is decided by the Academic Committee and publicized on the web site and in the prospectus.


Student Entry for October
Student Entry for February
Ordinary Late Admissions  
Deadline for Applications 1st of February 1st of June 1st of October
Admissions Committee Meeting  1st week of March 1st week of July 1st week of November
Graduate Office Informs 20th of March 20th of July 20th of November
Official Acceptance Response from Students 1st of April 1st of August 1st of December


For more information please refer to the Academic Prospectus 2017-2018

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