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Admission Information and Requirements

Degree Programs Offered 

MSc and MSc/MPhil in Environmental Sciences (ES) 

MSc Simulation and Data Science (SDS)

PhD in Computational Sciences (COS)

PhD in Science and Technology in Cultural Heritage (DCH)

PhD in Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)

The Cyprus Institute also offers students the opportunity to obtain Joint PhD Degree in any of the PhD programs mentioned above with the University of Illinois, 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.

The Cyprus Institute currently coordinates two European Joint Doctorate programs funded through Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions: HPC LEAP (High Performance Computing in Life Sciences, Engineering and Physics) 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 for Master’s Program

Students applying for the Master’s program who have taken graduate courses outside CyI, may request- during their application process- to have their credits recognized and counted toward their MSc program requirements. These courses must not have been used toward a degree or certificate. The request for transfer credits will be reviewed during the application for admission by the Academic Committee. A quota of up to 1/3 of the course requirements can be credited from transfer credits if the Academic Committee approves.

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.

 

Admissions Timeline for Master’s Program

Students can be admitted once per year, in September. 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.

 

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

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

Application
Deadline*

January 15

April 15

July 15

Graduate
Office
Informs*

February 26

TBA

TBA

Official
Acceptance
Response
from Students*

March 9

TBA

TBA

*TBA dates will be announced shortly.  The dates listed in the sections above are indicative and may change.

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


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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.  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 applicants face difficulties registering for the test, they should contact the Office of Graduate Studies, tel: +357 22208614 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Review and Selection Process for Doctoral Program

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 video conference call. Following the interview, a written notification of the outcome of applications is sent to applicants. Successful applicants are invited to proceed with the formalities of their registration.

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.

Applicants will be prioritised for consideration for our 3 Provost's Distinguished Scholarships and a limited number of Research Studentships.
Open for EU and International Students.

Appllicants will be considered for limited number of Research Studentships (subject to availability). 
Open for EU and International Students who do not require a visa Open for EU and International Students.

Applicants will be prioritised for consideration for our 3 Provost's Distinguished Scholarships and a limited number of Research Studentships.
Open for EU and International Students who do not require a visa

Applicants will be considered for limited number of Research Studentships (subject to availability). 

Application
Deadline

January 15

April 15

July 15

September 15

December 1

Graduate
Office
Informs*

February 26

TBA

TBA

TBA

January 21

Official
Acceptance
Response
from Students*

March 9

TBA

TBA

TBA

January 29

*The dates listed above are to be announced and will be announced shortly. The dates listed in the sections above are indicative and may change.

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

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

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