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Applications for Ph.D. Studies

Our Ph.D. program offers excellent opportunities to individuals to grow as researchers, scientists, and engineers and achieve leading roles in their field.
The Computer Science Department closely collaborates with the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH, especially on issues related to research. Collectively, the two organizations have built and continue to sustain and grow an excellent, interdisciplinary environment for graduate education and research, attracting both the necessary talent and resources. We regularly participate in international graduate programs and other training and research activities, maintaining a broad range of international academic and industrial partners and collaborators.

Graduate studies can be supported by scholarships from FORTH, the University, and other organizations.


Applications can be submitted in two cycles, one during the fall semester and one during the spring semester, with enrollment taking place in the next academic semester. Application deadlines are:

Cycle Fall Semester Spring Semester
Application deadline October 31 March 31
Evaluation Results December 15 May 31
Enrollment Next (Spring) Semester Next (Fall) Semester

Application Process
The application submission and the supporting documents is made ONLY electronically via the website in which the applicants will have to create a user account, process their application, upload their supporting documents and submit it definitively before the expiry of the deadline.
For an application to be complete and to be considered for evaluation, applicants need to provide:


  • Statement of Purpose with respect to the title saught  (PhD application form Part3)
  • Transcripts of study
  • Certified copies of degrees
  • Copies of Certificates for the English Language
  • Copies or description of significant projects and reports
  • CV of the applicant
  • At least three reference letters (PhD Recommendation Letter form ). Recommendation letters need to be sent directly by References to the Graduate Secretariat at Recommendation letters are confidential and are not disclosed by the Department to applicants before or after the application procedure.
  • If the first Degree is awarded by foreign Higher Education Institution, recognition by the Hellenic National Recognition Information (NARIC), is required. According to the Greek law 4957/2022, holders of academic degrees awarded by foreign Higher Education Institutions do not have to apply to National Academic Recognition Information Center (DOATAP) for the recognition of their degree, as a prerequisite to continue their studies at a higher level in a Greek Higher Education Institution. The University is responsible for the academic assessment of your degree/s.
  • Other supplementary information that can support the application

The evaluation of all candidates, also, is based on the results of interviews set by the evaluation committee, as defined in the Postgraduate Studies Regulations. The secretary of the Program will send an email to the applicants with more information about the interviews.

For the Photo included in the application: You can attach type files: .png, .jpeg, maximum size: 2MB and dimensions: 200px x 200px

If an application is accepted the applicant will be required to provide all original degrees and certificates before enrollment.

For more information, please contact the Graduate Secretariat of the Department at:
Graduate Office
Department of Computer Science
University of Crete
Voutes Campus, Heraklion, GR-70013, Greece
Tel: +302810393592