Call for Applications to the Doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science | Fall 2024

For the Fall 2024 semester, the University of Nicosia announces the opening of ten (10) positions for admission to the Doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science. 

School School of  Sciences and Engineering 
Duration 3 years (Full Time) 
Number of Positions Up to ten (10) 
Selection Criteria Preselection on the basis of evaluation of qualifications and final selection on the basis of an individual interview – if needed 
Application Deadline 21 June 2024
Start Date September 2024 
Language  All aspects of the programme are conducted in English (application submission, individual interviews, and programme study) 

How to Apply 

For academic information related with PhD studies contact the Programme Coordinator, Dr Constandinos Mavromoustakis via email at [email protected] .

The application must be submitted via the online procedure available at or on the programme’s page.

About the Programme:

The doctorate degree is intended for applicants who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm towards technological research and innovation, and are inclined to work in the academic domain or a research-intensive environment in the industry. 

The specific aims of the programme are to: 

  • Advance students’ in depth understanding and critical analysis of current theoretical state-of-the-art literature and research methodology in the field of Computer Science (respective PhD field), 
  • Enhance students’ research skills and facilitate the development of expertise relevant to their research specialization area, 
  • Advance students’ understanding and application of suitable research methodologies and scientific methods providing them with skills to carry out their doctoral research project, 
  • Educate students in how to disseminate research findings, conclusions and suggestions, for example through publishing in academic journals and/or presenting their work in academic conferences and seminars, 
  • Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods, which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities, 
  • Develop the skills to write up and submit a research proposal to a funding agency and/or assist a faculty member with a grant proposal, prior to graduation. 

 Ph.D. holders in Computer Science: 

  • Have deep understanding of the field and exhibit advanced skills and methods of research associated with the field 
  • Are able to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research 
  • 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 
  • Are capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas 
  • Are able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society 
  • Are able to work in Universities, Institutes of Higher Education and Research centers and organizations 

 The research output and the PhD Thesis must be written in English. 

Admission Requirements and Procedures:

Eligible candidates should hold a recognised Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering or a related field in Pure Sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Physics). Applicants with a computer science related Master’s Degree(*) and a strong Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree will also be considered. 

Students are admitted both in the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Application Documents and Other Requirements:

  • Completed application form. 
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV). 
  • Certified true copy of the applicant’s qualifications/degree(s). 
  • Original or certified true copy of transcript(s). 
  • Two reference letters. 
  • Research proposal with title- an initial proposal (4,000 – 6,000 words) outlining the research topic, aims and objectives, research questions and proposed research methodology, substantiated by literature (not longer than 6K words). 
  • Publications: Previous theses/dissertations and any published work of academic relevance (research work and published articles-if any). 
  • Statement of purpose: Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive research outline highlighting their academic and individual competencies and state why they believe they are suitable for admission to the programme, as well as their reflections regarding the expectations and value of the programme for their personal advancement and career development. 
  • Personal interview (in person or through teleconferencing). 
  • English Language Proficiency: TOEFL (paper-based test 550, computer-based test 213) or IELTS 6.5. For students who graduated from an English-speaking University, English language is not a requirement.