Requirements for PhD Degree


 Requirements for Ph.D. Degree


  • Class attendance for a minimum of six semesters. The Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled within the period of sixteen semesters from the day of admission to the postgraduate programme.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 240 ECTS (completion of 60 ECTS at the postgraduate level, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant programme of studies of the department (holders of a Master or equivalent degree may be partially or fully exempted from this requirement). The research part of the programme counts as 120 ECTS and the remaining ECTS refer to the comprehensive examination, the presentation of the dissertation proposal, the writing of the dissertation, etc.)
  • Success in a comprehensive examination between the third and the seventh semester of studies at the latest. The nature and assessment of the comprehensive examination are determined by the relevant department
  • Defence of a dissertation.

 


 Comprehensive Examination


Ph.D. students are required to successfully pass a comprehensive examination between the third and the seventh semester of studies at the latest. The nature and assessment of the comprehensive examination are determined by the relevant department.

  • The relevant Postgraduate Programmes Committee is responsible for coordination of the comprehensive examination.
  • The general content of the comprehensive examination and the material required for the examination are defined by the Postgraduate Programmes Committee.
  • For oral examinations the Examining Committee must be composed of more than one examiner and full notes must be taken.
  • The departments must offer comprehensive exams at least once a year so that students have the opportunity to take the exams at least twice before their seventh semester.
  • The comprehensive examination is graded with either Success or Failure.
  • Incomplete mark is not given to comprehensive examination.

 


Language Text Thesis 


The PhD thesis can be written in an international language, unless otherwise specified in the internal rules of the department.  In this case, the abstract is submitted in Greek.