PhD Postgraduate Programs

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The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine offers accredited PhD Postgraduate Programs. The Programs are offered in Full-Time mode (4 years) of study only. Each postgraduate program consists of five taught courses; four courses are core courses and one is elective which are offered during the 1st year of studies. PhD Postgraduate Programs also include a research project (years 2-4).

A minimum of 50 ECTS from the taught courses (including tutorial sessions for each course on a weekly basis) of the program and 190 ECTS from the research part of the program must be completed while enrolled on the doctoral program.

For information on the Accreditation of the CSMM Programs:

Click here for Molecular Medicine and Medical Genetics Accreditation
Click here for Neuroscience and Biomedical Research Accreditation

PhD Positions and Topics for the Academic Year 2019-2020

 

PhD in Medical Genetics (accredited)

The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Medical Genetics. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Medical Genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Medical Genetics. The PhD Research Projects on various aspects of Medical Genetics are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an International Centre of Excellence, CING carries out pioneering research in Medical Genetics and therefore provides PhD students with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive Research or Library Project. PhD Students have the opportunity to attend courses (during their 1st year of studies) in innovative fields which include Cytogenetics and Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Methodologies and Technologies Applied in Medical Genetics and Biochemical Basis of Genetic Diseases.

For detailed program information please refer to pages 11 and 16-18 of the CSMM Prospectus


PhD in Molecular Medicine (accredited)

The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Molecular Medicine. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Molecular Medicine and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Molecular Medicine. The PhD Research Projects on various aspects of Molecular Medicine are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an International Centre of Excellence, CING carries out pioneering research in Medical Genetics and therefore provides PhD students with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive Research or Library Project. PhD Students have the opportunity to attend courses during their 1st year of studies) in innovative fields which include Molecular Basis of Monogenic Diseases, Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases, Neurosciences & Neurogenetics and Gene & Cell Therapy.

For detailed Program information please refer to pages 11 and 16-18 of the CSMM Prospectus
 
 

Further to approval from the Ministry of Education & Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, the CSMM has proceeded to add another PhD program:

PhD in Neuroscience (new)
The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Neuroscience. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Medical Genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Neuroscience. The PhD Research Projects on various aspects of Neuroscience are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an International Centre of Excellence, CING carries out pioneering research in Neuroscience and therefore provides PhD students with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive Research or Library Project. PhD Students have the opportunity to attend courses (during their 1st year of studies) in innovative fields which include  Brain and Behaviour, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Neurosciences and Neurogenetics, Cytogenetics and Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Basis of Monogenic Diseases, Molecular Virology and Immunology and Molecular Basis of Complex Diseases. 

 

 

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to the PhD Programs, a student must meet at least the minimum requirements listed below:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited institution, in a related field
  2. English Language Certification or other accepted International Standard, if graduated from a school where English is not the language of instruction.

 

Application Procedure

The available positions for new students are announced on the CSMM website and in the press during the last week of January, before the beginning of the academic year.

 

Required Documents

  1. A Completed Online Application Form 
  2. Two Academic References
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. English Language Certificate (if not graduated from an English speaking University)
  5. High School Certificate
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. ID/PASSPORT
  8. Recent passport photo

 

Tuition Fees and Payment Periods

Education is an investment in your future and the CSMM is committed to offering an accessible education to all successful applicants.

Students will be informed by the Education Office about the exact payment deadlines each semester.

 

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT (€)

DETAILS

MSc Molecular Medicine
MSc Medical Genetics
MSc Neuroscience
MSc Biomedical Research
PhD Tuition Fees

8,000
8,000
8,000
10,550
See Note 3 below
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Application fees

40

per application

Registration fees

25

per registration

Late Registration fee

25

per late registration

Technology Fee (internet & email use)

10

per registration

Late Payment Fee

25

per late payment

Transcript fee

5

per additional copy

Graduation fees

50 per graduation

Preparatory Course

300

per course

Repeated Courses

920 per course

 

Notes:

(1) Health Insurance coverage is recommended for all students.
(2) International students are required to have health insurance for themselves as well as for their spouse and children.
(3) The total cost for the PhD Programs (Euros 20,750) is divided over the duration of 4 years.  The cost for the 1st year of studies amounts to Euros 5,450.

 

Payment Periods:

Initial Deposit (€920 Non-refundable)

Upon acceptance of the offered admission

Autumn Semester October
Spring Semester February
Summer Period June
Final Semester September

 

Scholarships & Grants

Education is an investment in your future and the CSMM is committed to offering an accessible education to all successful applicants. 

Publicly-Funded Grants
Cypriot Students of the CSMM are entitled to apply for a publicly-funded grant based on the Government’s assessment criteria.
 
CSMM Scholarships

A number of full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees are awarded to MSc and PhD students based on academic criteria.
In addition to the above, various types of scholarships are available specifically for PhD students, for years 2, 3 and 4 which may cover costs of consumables and/or a monthly allowance.
 
The exact amount and number of scholarships that are offered is always subject to the yearly budget of the School.

 
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