Kapodistrian University of Athens
of Informatics & Telecommunications
PH.D. RULES AND
REGULATIONS (English Summary)
- Each Ph.D. candidate is assigned to a PhD supervisor, who is a
faculty member of the department, and to a 3-person advisory committee.
The committee is headed by the supervisor, and may comprise one faculty
member outside the department.
- The length of study is at least 3 years and at most 5 years, of
full-time study. Within the first 1,5 years, the student is strongly
advised to present a description of his/her PhD thesis to the advisory
- Once the PhD is completed and accepted by the advisory committee,
the latter proposes to the Department a 7-person examination committee.
The Department appoints the examination committee, and the candidate
defends orally his/her PhD work to this committee.
- A Master's or equivalent degree in
Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field is usually required,
obtained from a University recognized by the Greek Ministry of Education.
If the candidate has no (relevant) Master's degree, or if it is deemed that
his/her background is not sufficient, he/she will have to
pass a number of graduate courses corresponding to up to 28 units
(about 7 courses). All PhD students have the right to attend any grad
course offered in the Department.
- Proficiency in English is required. Any other language is a
- PhD study in the University of Athens is free, but PhD candidates
must provide service to
the Department for 6 semesters, e.g. as Teaching, Lab or Research
assistants. They must also help supervise final exams during the entire
length of their studies (about 4 per year).
- Application procedure: The application is comprised of a complete
CV, including a list of courses with
grades, a statement of purpose, any academic publications including the
Bachelor's/Master's thesis, and reference letters from at least two
faculty members (or equivalent). An oral interview may be required.