The University of Cyprus invites applications to join the PhD program of the Department of law, with a start date in September 2021.

The Department announces twelve (12) places for the postgraduate programme leading to a PhD degree, distributed as follows:

The first stage in the application process: Applicants are strongly encouraged to check the research interests and expertise of the academic staff of the Department of Law and must get in touch with potential Research Supervisors before submitting their application. Written endorsement by a supervisor at this preliminary stage is required for the progression of the application to the next stage. It is noted that endorsement does not equal success for the application but is rather a precondition for its progression to the next stage of assessment. 

Further information about the research profile of potential supervisors is available at the Department’s website

The second stage in the application process: The applicant complies with all the requirements set in the online application system of the University of Cyprus. Applications must be submitted through the online application system of the University of Cyprus by Friday, 2 April 2021 at 12 noon. Applications submitted in hard copy will not be accepted.

The following should be included in the online application:

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Certified copies of University Degrees (undergraduate and postgraduate levels) or a Certificate of Graduation. (In case of admission to the program, certified copies of diplomas must be submitted at the latest when accepting the post).
  3. Academic Transcript (with a detailed record of grades) of the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees.
  4. Preliminary (non-binding) research proposal of up to 2000 words in Greek or English, identifying the proposed supervisor and briefly describing the proposed subject, the proposed research methodology and the basic bibliography.
  5. At least one and no more than three written samples of academic writing.
  6. Evidence of excellent knowledge of the English language and any knowledge of other languages.
  7. The names and e-mail addresses of two (2) academic referees. The academic referees will receive a relevant email requesting submission of the reference letter. The Department may request additional confidential information from the referees.

When submitting the application, a specific supervisor that has previously endorsed the specific application must be named in the accompanying proposal. The final decision for the admission to the PhD Programme in Law will be taken by the Department’s Committee of Postgraduate Studies, upon a favourable recommendation of the nominated Research Supervisor and subject to: (a) restrictions in available positions per supervisor; (b) the fit of the proposal with the research interests and current priorities of the supervisor; (c) the assessment of the qualifications of applicants vis-à-vis the admission criteria. The Department’s Committee of Postgraduate Studies reserves the right to invite applicants to an interview or/and a written examination.

The candidates for the PhD Programme in Law must be holders of an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Law by a recognised University.

It is noted that the excellent knowledge of the English language is an additional mandatory admission requirement. Very good knowledge of a second or third European language may be taken into account. The language of instruction is Greek.  

Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Law

Associate Professor Constantinos Kombos - Telephone Number: 22892926 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

General information

For further information, please contact the Department’s Secretary, Monday to Friday, from 8:00-14:00 - Telephone Number: 22892920.


General information on postgraduate scholarships at the University of Cyprus can be found here. The Department of Law has also set additional criteria for granting these scholarships.