UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

PhD scholarship in Political Science

Location
Nicosia (CY)
Posted
01 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCES 
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

The Department of Social and Political Sciences calls for applications for PhD scholarship for its Ph.D. programs in Political Science.  These scholarships are addressed only to new applicants for admission in January 2018.

The yearly value of the Scholarship will be 12,000 Euros each, that is a 1333 Euro monthly allowance for nine months (it does not include any obligations during summer), plus tuition. Additionally, 800 Euros per year will be available for presentations at international conferences.

The scholarship will be granted for four years, depending on the performance of the Candidate PhD student, who will be evaluated by the Department Council, and subject to the approval of the necessary funds in the university budget for the following years. Successful applicants will not be allowed to work, within or outside the University, during the period of the Scholarship. Also, the PhD students will be assigned Teaching Assistant duties or administrative duties at the Department (–the equivalent of four hours of work per week during the Winter and Spring semesters).

Applicants must prepare their research proposal after consulting the website of the Department http://www.ucy.ac.cy/sap/en/academicprogramms/doctoral-programme and after examining the faculty’s research interests.  They should contact directly a member of the faculty with whom they have similar research interests for initial guidance regarding the PhD proposal.  The thesis can be written either in Greek or in English or any other international language with the prior approval of the Research Advisor.

Selection Criteria:
(1)    Academic excellence 
(2)    Originality of research proposal
(3)    Capability of member of academic staff to supervise the proposal

Applicants must submit electronically their application for the PhD programmes of the department at http://ucy.ac.cy/postgraduate_appl_en

Please note that the opening date for the electronic submission of the application will be late September or early October 2017 and the closing date end October 2017. Applicants should check the link above for the exact dates that will be announced end September 2017.