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Admission Information and Requirements

Degree Programs Offered 

MSc/MPhil in Environmental Sciences 
MSc Simulation and Data Science
MSc Digital Cultural Heritage 
PhD in Computational Sciences 
PhD in Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage 
PhD in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences 

The Cyprus Institute also offers students the opportunity to obtain a Joint / Dual PhD Degree in one of our PhD programs with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Paris-Saclay, University of Lund, University RWTH Aachen, University of Wuppertal, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Groningen, Ghent University, University of Ferrara, University of Lille, Humboldt University of Berlin.

The Cyprus Institute is one of the few institutions coordinating two European Joint Doctorate programs funded through Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: HPC LEAP (High Performance Computing in Life Sciences, Engineering and Physics) which was completed in 2019, and STIMULATE (Simulation in Multiscale Physical and Biological Systems).

The language of instruction and communication for all programs offered is English.

 

MASTER’S PROGRAMS


General Admission Requirements for Master’s Program

1.  A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited institution
The field of study required for each Master’s degree program offered is listed under the respective Master’s program page on this website.

2.  Proof of English language proficiency
If your first language is not English, you must provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the program to which you are applying. Proof of English language proficiency may be demonstrated by submitting one of the following certificates (or equivalent as deemed by the Admissions Committee).  
IELTS Academic version: at least 6.5 (taken within the past 2 years)
TOEFL Internet-based Test: at least 79 (taken within the past 2 years)
GCSE/IGCSE: Grade C or above (preferably with speaking)

 IELTS or TOEFL is preferred. 

The English Language proficiency test requirement may be waived if you have/will graduate from a higher education institution in which English is the medium of instruction and communication or if you have a minimum of eighteen months of work experience in a country that CyI considers to be “majority English speaking” no more than two years prior to the proposed date of registration.

 

Review and Selection Process

The Admissions Committee reviews applications and makes its decision on the basis of the student’s academic merit and the match between the Institute’s research activities and the student’s research interests, i.e. Cyi’s capacity to support the students’ Master’s research in terms of facilities, infrastructure and supervision.

Candidates may be asked for a personal interview. If students are abroad, they may be interviewed through a video conference call.


Criteria and processes for the recognition of previous studies and credit transfers

All CyI’s PhD and Master’s degree programs adhere to the Bologna Process second and third cycle degrees and use the ECTS credit system, ensuring that its degrees are recognized around the world. The ECTS system utilizes a credit concept to compare courses by workload for a typical student. At the CyI, one (1) ECTS is calculated as being the equivalent of 25 hours of workload, both contact and non-contact hours.

Previous degrees are recognized if students have attended an institution(s) which is/are accredited by the appropriate competent body in the country in which it operates. This is stated clearly in the admissions section of our website.  


Recognition of ECTS credits

In the cases where a student wishes to transfer ECTS credits acquired previously towards another degree or outside any degree, the Mentor/Dissertation Advisory Committee of the student will assess the relevance of the specific credits in terms of learning objectives and a decision will be made regarding the transfer. The decision will have to be approved by the Academic Committee. A quota of up to 1/3 of the program requirements can be credited from transfer credits if the Academic Committee approves.


Admissions Timeline for Master’s Program

Students can be admitted once per year, in the Fall. The exact date of the beginning of the terms is determined by the Academic Committee and displayed on the website in the Academic Calendar of each program under the Program Overview page.

 

FALL TERM

Early Admissions

Regular Admissions

Late Admissions

Open for EU and International Students

Open for EU and International Students

Open for EU and international students who do not require a visa

Applicants will be prioritised for consideration for a limited number of tuition scholarships / research assistantships 

Applicants will be considered for a limited number of tuition scholarships / research assistantships (subject to availability)

Applicants will be considered for a limited number of tuition scholarships / research assistantships (subject to availability)

Application
Deadline

December 20

April 1

July 3

International applicants should apply early to avoid disappointment due to immigration deadlines.

Applicants are informed approximately six weeks after the respective application deadlines.

The dates listed in the sections above are indicative and may change.


 Apply for Master’s Program

 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS


General Admission Requirements for Doctoral Program

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

2.  Proof of English language proficiency
If your first language is not English, you must provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the program to which you are applying. Proof of English language proficiency may be demonstrated by submitting one of the following certificates (or equivalent as deemed by the Admissions Committee).  

IELTS Academic Version: at least 6.5 (taken within the past 2 years) 
TOEFL Internet-based Test: at least 79 (taken within the past 2 years)
GCSE/IGCSE: Grade C or above (preferably with speaking)


IELTS or TOEFL is preferred.

The English Language proficiency test requirement may be waived if you have/will graduate from a higher education institution in which English is the medium of instruction and communication or if you have a minimum of eighteen months of work experience in a country that CyI considers to be “majority English speaking”, no more than two years prior to the proposed date of registration.
3.  Due to the nature of the PhD programs, strong computational skills are required..

 

Review and Selection Process

The Admissions Committee reviews applications and makes its decision on the basis of the student’s academic merit and the match between the Institute’s research activities and the student’s research interests, i.e. Cyi’s capacity to support the students’ Master’s research in terms of facilities, infrastructure and supervision.

Candidates may be asked for a personal interview. If students are abroad, they may be interviewed through a video conference call.


Criteria and processes for the recognition of previous studies and credit transfers

All CyI’s PhD and Master’s degree programs adhere to the Bologna Process second and third cycle degrees and use the ECTS credit system, ensuring that its degrees are recognized around the world. The ECTS system utilizes a credit concept to compare courses by workload for a typical student. At the CyI, one (1) ECTS is calculated as being the equivalent of 25 hours of workload, both contact and non-contact hours.

Previous degrees are recognized if students have attended an institution(s) which is/are accredited by the appropriate competent body in the country in which it operates. This is stated clearly in the admissions section of our website.  


Recognition of ECTS credits

In the cases where a student wishes to transfer ECTS credits acquired previously towards another degree or outside any degree, the Mentor/Dissertation Advisory Committee of the student will assess the relevance of the specific credits in terms of learning objectives and a decision will be made regarding the transfer. The decision will have to be approved by the Academic Committee. A quota of up to 1/3 of the program requirements can be credited from transfer credits if the Academic Committee approves.


Admissions Timeline for Doctoral Program

Students can be admitted twice per year, Fall (October entry) and Spring (February Entry). The exact date of the beginning of the semesters is decided by the Academic Committee and displayed on the website (see Academic Calendar).

   

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Early
Admissions

Regular
Admissions

Late
Admissions
Regular
Admissions
Late
Admissions
Open for EU and International Students. Open for EU and International Students. Open for EU and International students who do not require a visa. Open for EU and International Students. Open for EU and International Students who do not require a visa
Applicants will be prioritised for consideration for our Dean's Distinguished Scholarships and a limited number of Research Assistantships  / Scholarships. Appllicants will be considered for limited number of Research Assistantships  / Scholarships (subject to availability).  Appllicants will be considered for limited number of Research Assistantships  / Scholarships (subject to availability). Applicants will be prioritised for consideration for our Dean's Distinguished Scholarships and a limited number of Research Assistantships  / Scholarships. Applicants will be considered for limited number of Research Assistantships  / Scholarships (subject to availability)

Application
Deadline

December 20

April 1

July 3

September 15

December 1

International students should apply early to avoid disappointment due to migration deadlines.

Applicants are informed approximately six weeks after the respective application deadlines.

The dates listed in the sections above are indicative and may change.

For more information on the PhD program please refer to the Academic Prospectus

 Apply for Doctoral Program