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The “Maria Michail Manasaki” Bequest Fellowships

The University of Crete awards every year 20 honorary “Maria Michail Manasaki” Bequest Fellowships. Typically 10 fellowships are awarded to the Faculty of Medicine and 10 to the Faculty of Sciences and Engineering. Fellowships are annual and consist of a 6,000.00 Euro award. Fellowships are awarded at the end of each academic year, typically in July. The Department of Computer Science awards with its Manasaki Fellowships one to two exceptional Ph.D. candidates.




In the Department of Computer Science, eligible applicants must be enrolled to the Ph.D. program and must:

(1)      have successfully completed the Ph.D. Qualification Exams;

(2)      have achieved a GPA of at least “Very Good” in their undergraduate degree;

(3)      be of Greek nationality; and

(4)      not have exceeded the 36th year of age by the application deadline.


Application deadline

The Manasaki fellowships are announced each year, at the beginning of the academic year, typically in September, in the daily press and on the web page of the Department. Applicants need to apply to the Department of Computer Science within 30 days from the announcement.




Applications are submitted to the Graduate Office of the Department and must include:

  1. This application form;
  2. Extended curriculum vitae of the applicant;
  3. Progress report of the Ph.D. degree signed by the thesis advisor;
  4. This signed declaration of law N.1599/86;
  5. Copy of the undergraduate degree (with GPA of at least “Very Good”);
  6. Certified copy of the ID card or Passport (showing nationality and age).

The Graduate Office will automatically acquire a Police Clearance Certificate from the corresponding authorities.




For further information please contact:

c/o Ms. Evangelia Kosma

Office of Graduate Studies

Department of Computer Science

University of Crete

Leoforos Knossou, P.O.Box 2208,

Heraklion, Crete, GR-71409, GREECE

Tel: +302810393592



Application evaluation


In the Department of Computer Science, applications are thoroughly examined by the Committee of Graduate Studies, aiming at rewarding excellence and identifying the potential of each applicant in their respective area of research. The Committee recommends to the Departmental General Assembly the strongest applications and the Assembly awards the fellowships.


Past Fellows



Oikonomidis, Iasonas


Hourdakis, Emmanouil


Pasas, Giorgos


Patkos, Theodoros


Athanasopoulos, Elias


Polychronakis, Michalis


Antonatos, Spyros


Bikakis, Antonis


Tzagkarakis, Giorgos


Flouris, Giorgos


Panagiotakis, Costas


Agiomyrianakis, Yannis