• Duration (years): 3
  • Qualification Awarded: Computer Science (PhD, 3 years)
  • Level of Qualification: 3rd Cycle (Doctorate)
  • The language of Instruction: The research and the writing up of the PhD Thesis can be either in English or in Greek (the language is subject to the approval of the Supervising Team).
  • Mode of Study: Full time/ Part-time
  • Minimum ECTS Credits: 180

Profile of the Programme

The PhD in Computer Science, in line with the general philosophy of Doctoral Degrees, provides the student with:

  • the most advanced knowledge of Computer Science and Information Technologies and Communications
  • the most advanced and specialized skills and techniques, required to solve critical problems in research and/or innovation and to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice in the broad area of Computer Science
  • competencies related to substantial authority, innovation, autonomy, scholarly and professional integrity

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Access to Further Studies



The PhD programme entails the following stages:

  • Attendance of a number of postgraduate courses which the Departmental Postgraduate Programmes Committee considers necessary for the student
  • Writing of the research proposal
  • Defence of the research proposal before the Supervisory Team
  • Research work by the student under the guidance of the Supervisory Team and writing up of the Thesis
  • Submission of the Thesis
  • Defence of the Thesis before the Examinations Committee

Graduation Requirements

The PhD programme requires the completion of 180 ECTS out of which, 60 ECTS are allocated to the preparation of the research proposal, 90 ECTS are allocated to the research and writing up of the writing up of the Thesis and 30 ECTS for the defence of the Thesis.

The minimum number of years for completing the PhD is three (3) and the maximum number of years is eight (8).

Learning Outcomes

PhD holders in Computer Science will:

  1. have a deep understanding of the field and exhibit advanced skills and methods of research associated with the field
  2. be able to conceive, design, implement and adopt a substantial process of research
  3. have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication
  4. be capable of critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of new and complex ideas
  5. be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society
  6. be able to work in Universities, Institutes of Higher Education and Research centres and organizations

Scholarships - Financial Aid

The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

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