Doctoral Studies aim to create high quality scientific research as well as to shape scientists capable of contributing to the advancement of research and applications of science. The Doctoral Program prepares graduates to get engaged in research, entrepreneurship and education in Greece and abroad.
In parallel, the Doctoral Program is a source of academic prestige and international recognition for the Department and contributes to the upgrading of research, with an emphasis on the scientific work relevant to its field of expertise. The third-level course includes the preparation of a Doctoral Thesis and concludes with the award of a Ph.D.
Those who fulfill the following requirements may apply for a Ph.D. in the Department:
- Higher education graduates (University or Technical Institution) from national or recognized and relevant foreign institutions.
- Postgraduate degree holders from national or recognized and relevant foreign institutions.
Fulfilling the above presupposes:
a) satisfying the criterion of ranking in the top 20% of class graduation for graduates (University or Technical Institution), or
b) satisfying the criterion of ranking in the top 30% of class graduation for postgraduates, or
c) having research experience substantiated by at least one peer-reviewed indexed journal publication or two publications in international peer-reviewed scientific conferences.
Holders of consolidated and unremitted master-level qualification according to article 46 of law 4485/2017.
In special cases, non-master holders may be exceptionally admitted to the doctoral program provided that the duration of their graduate studies was at least ten (10) academic semesters (300 ECTS) and they ranked in the top 30% of class graduation or have at least one peer-reviewed indexed journal publication or two publications in international peer-reviewed scientific conferences.
SELECTION OF PhD CANDIDATES
The Assembly of the Department, based on the relevance of the research topics of the applications submitted to faculty expertise, nominates a three-member Committee for each topic. Each Committee examines the applications and the supporting documentation and interviews the candidates.
Each Committee then submits a detailed recommendation to the Assembly of the Department setting out the reasons why the candidate is or is not eligible to be admitted. In addition, it suggests the supervisor, even if he / she has not been suggested by the candidate. In any case, the decision is taken by the Assembly of the Department.
The Assembly of the Department, taking into account the proposal of the Committee, approves or rejects the applicant’s request. Upon approval, the decision of the Assembly also defines the language in which the Thesis will be written. In the same decision, the Assembly may set as prerequisites for Ph.D., such as successful attendance of courses or other research related obligations.
In case the Thesis will not be written is not Greek, it should include a summary in Greek.
The time for obtaining a PhD is at least three (3) full calendar years from the date of appointment of the three-member Advisory Committee with a maximum completion time of ten (10) years.
For non-master holding PhD candidates exceptionally admitted, the minimum time for obtaining a PhD is at least four (4) full calendar years from the date of appointment of the of the three-member Advisory Committee.