The Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship (€ 10,000)



The scholarship is aimed at the master students of the Department of History and Archaeology. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and be committed to writing a dissertation with a maritime subject about the eastern Mediterranean, with a focus on Syria, Lebanon or Cyprus. 

According to HFF wishes, priority is given to Cypriot citizens. 

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Scholarship Award

The scholarship is awarded in three different phases, as follows:

Phase A. € 3,000 immediately after the award, i.e. before the beginning of the second semester.

Phase B. € 3,000, after the end of the second semester and after the scholarship holder has submitted an approved research proposal for his/her Master’s thesis.

Phase C. € 4,000 with the submission of the Master’s thesis to the evaluation committee. This stage, i.e. the thesis should be submitted no later than the fifth semester of studies. If not, the last payment of the scholarship will not be paid. 

The evaluation committee holds the right:

  • not to award the scholarship in any given year, if none of the candidates has the required qualifications;
  • to share the scholarship with more than one candidate;
  • to re-open the call for applications in Phase B, for €7,000 (instead of €10,000), either because no suitable candidate was found during Phase A, or because the academic performance of a scholarship holder was not as good as expected (see below), and/or his/her research proposal was not deemed satisfactory by the committee. 

Selection Criteria:

The selection of the successful candidate is based on merit, as reflected by his/her academic performance: 

Phase Α.: Successful completion of the three courses of the first semester, with a minimum grade 7,5/10.

Phase Β. Successful completion of all courses of first and second semesters, with a minimum grade 7,5/10 as well as the quality of the research proposal.


The application should be written in English and include the following:

Phase A (first semester):  A transcript and a research statement (up to 300 words).

Phase B (after the completion of the second semester): A transcript and a research proposal for the Master’s thesis (500-700 words plus bibliography), where the candidate is expected to discuss a new research idea and explain the basic steps of the methodology.


Indicative dates:

Phase Α. Call for applications: 15 November  - 31 December

Award: no later than 15 January

Phase Β. Submission of the Research Proposal / Second Call for applications: no later than 30 June

Phase C. Submission of the Master’s Thesis (no later than the end of October of the fifth semester)



The application should be submitted to the programme coordinator, Dr Stella Demesticha, via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)



HFF Scholarship Recipients 


Marina Papanikolopoulou - Honor Frost Foundation 2019 (£10,000)


Andri Evripidou – Honor Frost Foundation 2018 (£10,000)  

Lina Bitsakaki – Honor Frost Foundation 2017 (£10,000)  

Anna Demetriou – Honor Frost Foundation 2016 (£10,000)  

Constantinos Nicolaou - Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship 2015 (£5000)
Lefki Papakosta - Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship 2015 (£5000) 
Magdalena Ausiayevich - Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship 2015 (£5000)


Other funding opportunities


PRAXANDROS” Scholarships Scheme for prospective Master students


 Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans

Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans are EU-guaranteed loans with favourable pay-back terms that allow students to finance their Master degree studies in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

The European Investment Fund (EIF) in collaboration with the University of Cyprus has launched a new pilot scheme, allowing eligible students to use the Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans and to undertake their studies without having to worry about tuition fees and other costs. Only after they finished their studies students will have to start reimbursing the money. This agreement supports students resident in any of the 32 other Erasmus+ Programme Countries to move to Cyprus and enroll in a Master’s programme at the University of Cyprus.

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Cyprus University Funds

The University of Cyprus is granting scholarships for postgraduate Master's degrees for:

  • Cypriot Expatriates and to citizens of non-EU countries
  • Foreign Nationals

Scholarships are granted based on academic performance and the financial status of the students. The aim is to attract high level students. Interested students complete the relevant application form once scholarships have been announced. For more information click here.


The A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarships


Το Ίδρυμα Κρατικών Υποτροφιών Κύπρου προκηρύσσει τη χορήγηση αριθμού κρατικών υποτροφιών σε πολίτες της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας ή/και πολίτες κράτους μέλους της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης για την πραγματοποίηση σπουδών διδακτορικού επιπέδου, στην Κύπρο ή στο εξωτερικό.Τελευταία μέρα παράδοσης αιτήσεων: 20/03/20, ώρα 14:00

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Apart from scholarships offered by the State, the University of Cyprus may subsidize a postgraduate student who offers to work as an assistant in covering the needs of his/her department or other departments. Assistantships may involve assisting in teaching, tutorials, help with assignments, lab supervision, grading, etc. They do not apply to the research activity of the student nor to the research activity of the academic and research staff. Monthly earnings can amount to €342 or €683 for a maximum period of ten months.