The process of undertaking doctoral research leading to a PhD thesis takes place through the department’s graduate program, which is responsible for granting doctorate degrees in the subjects treated within the Department of Applied Informatics. Prospective Ph.D. candidates must meet the following conditions:
a) hold a Master's degree equivalent to the Master's degree which is awarded from our department of Applied Informatics
b) have good knowledge of English, or French, or German.
The procedure for admission to PhD program is as follows:
At the end of each February and September, faculty members will inform the department’s secretariat as to the research areas in which they are prepared to supervise doctoral dissertations, and the number of PhD students they will supervise. After approval by the faculty assembly, the secretariat post the relevant information on the department’s as well as the University’s web sites (during early April and early November), inviting candidates meeting the above requirements to submit their applications for Ph.D. candidate status. The call for applications will be open for 30 days, during which candidates will be expected to submit the following documents:
- Application form, stating the area of research, including a brief research proposal (doc, LaTex).
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Copies of the candidate’s undergraduate and Master’s degrees. For degrees issued by universities abroad, a certificate issued by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC) recognizing the degree(s) as equivalent to those granted by Greek institutions must be submitted within six months from the candidate’s admittance.
- Copy of the transcript (stating the exact grade point average), or certified true copies of the candidate’s degree, if from a foreign institution.
- Proof of good knowledge of English, or French, or German (level B2 or higher).
- Scientific publications, awards, or other qualifications (if any).
- Documentation relating to work experience (if any)
- Two letters of recommendation, preferably from faculty members.
Applications are checked for completeness the Coordinating Committee, which makes a recommendation to the faculty assembly as to the each application’s disposition. The faculty assembly, upon the Coordinating Committee’s recommendation, may ask the candidate to attend courses in the department’s graduate program, or pursue studies in various topics at the discretion of the thesis supervisor.
When a candidate is admitted for doctoral study, the faculty assembly will appoint a three-member advisory committee which will guide and supervise the candidate’s research. The faculty member who proposed the corresponding research topic will participate in the committee as the candidate’s thesis supervisor.
Each faculty member may supervise up to five (5) doctoral students.
The minimum duration of a candidate’s PhD studies is three (3) years.