For September 2018, Cyprus Institute is proud to offer financial aid for master’s program in Environmental Sciences. The program will prepare the next generation of leaders in the field of Environmental Sciences. The financial aid positions will cover (for the normal duration of the program) full funding of tuition and fees and travel and relocation expenses (from the country of origin for students relocating from abroad).
CyI has been developed as an international science and technology organization, to strengthen the research community of Cyprus, help transform its economy to a knowledge-based economy and to create a research hub for the Eastern Mediterranean region. For realizing its vision the Institute is developing pioneering research infrastructures and programs involving cutting-edge, high throughput technologies, in order to address problems of local and regional significance and of international interest and providing high-quality graduate education and training in related areas.
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- Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
- Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue Master degree programme.
- Study Subject: The studentships are awarded in the field of Environmental Science. The program offers two-degree options: MSc in Environmental Sciences (14 months -90 ECTS) and MSc/MPhil in Environmental Sciences (18 months -120 ECTS).
- Award: The financial aid positions will cover (for the normal duration of the program) full funding of tuition and fees and travel and relocation expenses (from the country of origin for students relocating from abroad).
- Nationality: International students
- Number of Awards: Up to three financial aid positions will be offered to top students accepted to the program.
- The award can be taken in Cyprus
Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this application
Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this application you must meet the following requirements:
- A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited academic institution, with a strong background in natural sciences, mathematics or engineering.
- Proof of English language proficiency (at least 6.5 IELTS or 79 iBT TOEFL). If applicant’s native language is English or if the applicant graduated from a university where English was the language of instruction, then this requirement may be waived.
English Language Requirements: Proof of English language proficiency (at least 6.5 IELTS or 79 iBT TOEFL). If applicant’s native language is English or if the applicant graduated from a university where English was the language of instruction, then this requirement may be waived.
How to Apply: Students must apply using our online application system. Prospective applicants should read the section below, which outlines exactly which documents will be required before filling out the online application.
Documents to be uploaded with online application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Degrees and Official Transcripts
Students will have to upload their undergraduate degree (scan of actual degree diploma) and a copy of their official transcript. Students should also upload a copy of the degree and transcripts of any additional degrees earned.
Students who have not yet graduated at the time of application, but will have graduated before the start of the program for which they are applying, may submit their transcript to date. If they are accepted into the program, then they will be required to provide to The Cyprus Institute Graduate School their official final transcript and copy of their degree as soon as they are issued. Degrees must be from accredited institutions/programs.
- English Language Certificates
Applicants must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency (at least 6.5 IELTS or 79 iBT TOEFL). If applicant’s native language is English or if the applicant graduated from a university where English was the language of instruction, then this requirement may be waived.
4. Other Certificates
Applicants may upload up to 4 additional certificates that they feel are relevant in the Other Certificates section of the application (e.g. score reports of standardized tests such as the GRE, awards, prizes, certificates etc.)
5. Statement of Intent
Your statement of intent should be 500-1000 words. The statement should convince the faculty on the selection committee that you have solid achievements that demonstrate the potential for success in graduate study. Ideally, it should address the following:
1) Introduction: Introduce yourself, your interests and your motivations. This section should be brief and to the point (not an autobiography).
2) Summarize your undergraduate, and if applicable graduate career.
- a) Research conducted. Mention with whom, the title of the project, what your responsibilities were, and the outcome. Write technically, since professors will read your statement.
b) Significant papers or thesis project you completed, as well as anything scholarly beyond your curricular requirements.
c) Work experience, especially responsibilities related to your proposed field of graduate study to which you are applying.
3) Discuss the relevance of your recent and current activities: If you graduated prior to applying to graduate school, write about what you have been doing and what you learned during this time. Explain how this experience helped you to focus on what you want to do during your graduate studies.
4) Elaborate on your academic interests: Indicate what you want to study in graduate school in enough detail to convince the faculty reviewing the application that you understand the scope of research in their discipline, and are engaged in current research themes.
- a) Indicate your area of interests. You may pose a question, define a problem, or specify a theme that you would like to address, and questions that arise from current research in the area. This should be addressed clearly and thoroughly.
b) Look on the web at professors and their research. Look specifically for professors whose research interests are aligned with yours and indicate it.
c) End the statement in a positive manner, demonstrating your excitement and readiness for the challenges ahead.
Applicants will be asked to provide the names of at least two references (professors, supervisors, employers, or others able to comment on your academic performance and suitability for graduate studies. Recommendations should specifically address your ability to succeed in your proposed academic program and discuss any experience that may have prepared you to succeed in the program. Your recommenders will be required to fill out an online recommendation form which will be automatically requested by entering their contact details on the application form. You will need to enter their full name, title, institution and email address.