Scholarships


Academic Scholarships "Central Bank of Cyprus" for Master Students of University of Cyprus

_________________________________________________

PhD scholarships in the department of Social and Political Sciences

_________________________________________________

Academic Scholarships "Roy Pogiatzis" in memory of his beloved ana diseased brother Alkis Pogiatzis

_________________________________________________

 Scholarships for Doctoral Students

__________________________________________________

These scholarships are addressed to the full time PhD students of the University of Cyprus who are already registered into courses.  The scholarships are granted for one academic year and are not renewable.  Those candidates who receive any other form of scholarship either from the University or from any other organization or who are employed at the University or to any other place are excluded from this scheme of scholarships.  The scholarships cover the tuition fees of two academic semesters as well as a scholarship allowance equal to 8.000Euro which is payable in two equal instalments of 4.000Euro at the beginning of the two academic semesters after verifying tha the doctoral student has enrolled in his/her courses. 

Submission of applications for 33 scholarships to PhD Students

Framework of Scholarships for Doctoral Students

Application Form for PhD Students


Scholarships addressed to Cypriot Expatriates and to citizens of non EU countries

 

The University of Cyprus is granting scholarships for postgraduate Master's degrees and PhD degrees. The scholarships cover all the fields of study and are addressed to Cypriots expatriates and to foreign nationals (from non EU countries). The aim of the scholarships is to develop and strengthen the relations and cooperation of the University of Cyprus with the Cypriots expatriates and to attract a large number of foreign students (Application Form for Scholarships). At this stage, there is no active application process for scholarships.


The scholarships cover


scholarships
    • Tuition fees of the postgraduate program.
    • Allowance scholarship equal to €680 per month for a total duration of 10 months (€680 X 10 = €6.800 per acadenic year). This allowance will be paid in two equal installments of €3.400 per semester, at the end of December and and at the end of May.
    • The fellows will be able to apply for accommodation in the Students Halls of Residence through the approved procedures of the University. The rent will be covered by the allowance of the scholarship that will receive. Those applicants who would like to stay in the students halls of residence should submit a separate application to the Housing Office of the Students Affair and Welfare Service.

 


Duration of a scholarship

 

  • The initial period of scholarship granted is for 10 months.
  • The scholarship might be renewed beyond 10 months.
  • The scholarship for masters – level programs can be extended up to 2 academic years.
  • The scholarship for doctoral programs can be extended beyond 2 academic years but not more than 4 academic years considering that the research supervisor of the student confirms per semester that the doctoral student's research meets the requirements and encourages the doctoral students to submit their thesis before completing 4 years.
  • The scholarship will also cover the summer months (July and August) provided that the academic/research supervisor of the student confirms that the student will work under his own auspices.
  • The academic performance of the scholars should be satisfactory and should be certified by their academic or research supervisor.
  • Scholars should be distinguished in moral.

 


Criteria for Evaluation

 

The Departmental Councils or other subcommittees appointed specifically for this purpose are responsible for the evaluation of the candidates for the granting of a scholarship. The criteria for the evaluation are:

  • Academic performance and achievements of the candidate.
  • Any additional qualifications of the candidate.
  • Recommendation letters for the candidate.
  • Work experience of the candidate.
  • Moral of the candidate.
  • Other criteria set by the Council of each Department.

The Council of the Department when considering applications for granting a scholarship may take into consideration the socioeconomic status of the candidate or her/his family which consists of the social – marital status and by her/his gross annual income. In the case that the applicant is married with children the application will be treated differently and will get different weight during the evaluation.

 


Requirements for submitting an application for scholarship - Cypriot expatriates

 

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to claim a scholarship:

  • Be Cypriot expatriates. They should submit a Cyprus citizenship certificate or a certificate from a Public Authority of Cyprus abroad (Consular Authorities) which proves that they have Cypriot origin.
  • Have permanent residence in a foreign country for a continuous period of at least thirty (30) months before submitting their application for a scholarship. They should submit a certificate from Public Authority of Cyprus abroad to certify this.
  • To have a satisfactory academic performance.
  • To have high moral.
  • Each academic department will decide whether the candidates need to possess a certificate of Greek language skills when applying for a place in their postgraduate programs and for a scholarship grant. In the case that the specific program of study requires knowledge of the Greek language then the department concerned will determine the required level of knowledge of Greek.

 


Requirements for submitting an application for scholarship - Foreign Nationals

 

Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to claim a scholarship:

  • Be foreign nationals from non-EU countries.
  • To have a satisfactory academic performance.
  • To have high moral.
  • Each academic department will decide whether the candidates need to possess a certificate of Greek language skills when applying for a place in their postgraduate programs and for a scholarship grant. In the case that the specific program of study requires knowledge of the Greek language then the department concerned will determine the required level of knowledge of Greek.
  • The applications to both postgraduate programs and scholarship grand claims by foreign applicants (non-EU) require securing a Visa to Cyprus or renewal of their temporary residence permit in Cyprus.

 


Scholars Obligations

 

  • The Departmental Council may decide to suspend, reduce or terminate a scholarship in a particular student if it considers that special circumstances so require (e.g. reasons for the academic performance of fellow).
  • The Departmental Council will consider renewal of the scholarship provided that the student's academic performance is satisfactory. The performance of the fellow will be certified by her/his academic/research supervisor.
  • In case that the fellow is admitted to a graduate program of another Department, the new Department accepting the student will examine and decide whether will grant the scholarship.
  • In case that the fellow interrupts her/his studies during the first year of study, the Department Council may request her/him to return the amount of the scholarship paid by the department.

 


Scholarship Application procedure

 

Interested applicants are requested to complete an application form, when the scholarships are announced. The application form must be submitted directly to the Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies of the relevant Department. Because there is a possibility that the University of Cyprus will receive a great number of applications for granting a scholarship in relation with the number of announced positions and the amounts allocated for this purpose, the University does not necessarily imply that the scholarship will be granted even though the interested candidate is admitted in a postgraduate program.