The Cyprus Institute

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a world-class, non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation. It is a regional Center of Excellence, addressing issues of regional interest but of global significance, with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary research and international collaborations. CyI is being developed as an international science and technology organization to strengthen the research community of Cyprus and to help transform its economy to a knowledge-based economy.

Recognizing the unique geopolitical location of Cyprus, the Institute aspires to serve as a European Union (EU) gateway to research and technology in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region and in this way, advance peace and prosperity and promote the cooperation among the peoples of the EMME region for the betterment of their future.

The Institute operates under the aegis of the Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation (CREF), which is governed by an acclaimed Board of Trustees, comprised of leading personalities of the international academic, political and business world.

The Cyprus Institute Offered Courses | Programmes

Digital Cultural Heritage MSc 
Environmental Sciences MSc or MSc/MPhil
Simulation and Data Science MSc
Computational Sciences PhD
Energy, Environment and Atmospheric Sciences PhD
Science and Technology in Archaelology and Cultural Heritage PhD

The Cyprus Institute Tuition Fees

Tuition and Fees

The Cyprus Institute Admission

Documents to be Submitted with the online application
(1) Curriculum Vitae
(2) Academic Degree Certificates and Transcripts
An official copy of the Master’s degree and official transcript(s) of past academic work and studies are required. The transcript(s) should include a detailed list of the courses/seminars taken along with the grades received in each course and a GPA. The Institute accepts Master’s degrees obtained from a recognized accredited institution. If an applicant has not completed a Master’s degree yet, a transcript(s) that list coursework and grades thus far, and expected date of completion of the Master’s degree, should be provided.
Transcripts must be in English: either issued in English by the Higher Education Institution or if the Higher Education Institution cannot issue a transcript in English then you must provide a duly certified official translation in English.
(3) English Language certificatesIf 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.
(4) GRE Score Report for General GRE test (optional)
(5) Personal Statement
Applicants should submit (upload on the online application form) a personal statement (< 1500 words), including a research plan outlining topics of interest and indicating how this aligns with research and faculty at the CyI. Note: if admitted, the candidate is NOT held to the submitted research plan – this plan is a draft and is to indicate the candidate’s research interests and abilities – the final PhD project will be discussed and agreed with the student’s Dissertation Advisory Committee after admission to the Cyprus Institute.The personal statement should describe the applicant’s background and recent/current academic work and future research plans in relation to the Cyprus Institute’s Research activities and the doctoral program to which the student is applying. If possible, it should identify relevant Cyprus Institute faculty. The statement should point to the educational, research and personal experiences that shaped the student’s interest in the proposed field of study. It should outline the research area that the applicant is interested in, and the intended research topics to be investigated at the Cyprus Institute. It should concisely mention examples of the applicant’s work that illustrate the potential to meet the expectations of the graduate program of study at the Cyprus Institute. The statement must be written in English.
(6) Example of Written Work
This is an example of (or a part of) current or previous work by the applicant that demonstrates the candidate’s interests and abilities for their proposed studies at the Cyprus Institute. This piece of writing may comprise any of the following: an essay (or excerpt) from undergraduate/graduate work, a publication, a conference presentation, a part of Undergraduate or Master’s Thesis, or a text written specially for the purpose of this application. This document must be in English and not exceed circa 3000 words.
(7) References
Applicants are requested to provide contact details of at least two faculty members or other professionals who are well acquainted with the applicant’s academic, research and professional work and are willing to provide a references.

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