Scholarships 2012-2013 for Further Education/Postgraduate/Postodoctoral Studies in Greece (apply until 20 July 2012)

The State Scholarships Foundation (Ι.Κ.Υ.) announces that it will offer up to fifty five (55) scholarships to nationals (foreigners or of Greek origin) of Balkan and Eastern European countries (non-member states of the European Union), Asia, Africa and Latin America and thirty five (35) scholarships to nationals (foreigners or/of Greek origin) of the European Union Member States, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, U.S.A., Canada, Japan and Oceania, for studies in Greece, beginning in the academic year 2012-2013.

CATEGORIES AND DURATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS:

a. Postgraduate studies as follows:
i) Master’s Degree (one (1) year up to three (3) years). The first year of scholarship is to cover exclusively Modern Greek Language courses in a school of Modern Greek Language, at a State Greek University, when its knowledge is not adequate.
ii) Doctorate (PhD) (one (1) year up to three (3) years). Under exceptional circumstances an additional year may be granted for those PhD students who are on the writing phase of their thesis, with no additional expenses from the I.K.Y., but with an extended by one year residence permit given for this purpose.

b. Postdoctoral research studies (six (6) months up to one (1) year).
c. Further education in the following subject areas: Greek Language, Literature, Philosophy, History and Art aimed for professors of Greek studies at foreign Universities (six (6) months up to one (1) year).

d. Specialisation in Fine Arts (attendance of seminars) (one (1) year up to two (2) years). The first year of scholarship is to cover exclusively Modern Greek Language courses in a school of Modern Greek Language, at a State Greek University, when its knowledge is not adequate.

e) Collection of research data for applicants who are conducting PhD studies in their country, (one (1) year).

Please note that only the scholarships of the category a. do lead to a degree award.
Applicants may apply to study any subject area currently available at the Greek Universities but may only choose one category of scholarship.
The subject area selected by the candidate to be followed must be part of the study programme in the host university.

A. NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS
For target group I :
5 scholarships for a Master’s Degree
10 scholarships for a PhD
15 scholarships for a Postdoctoral Research
5 scholarships for Further Education
5 scholarships for Fine Arts
15 scholarships for Research Data

For target group I I :
5 scholarships for a Master’s Degree
5 scholarships for a PhD
10 scholarships for a Postdoctoral Research
5 scholarships for Further Education
5 scholarships for Fine Arts
5 scholarships for Research Data

B. REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY

Applicants should:

1. Be foreign nationals.

2. Hold only foreign citizenship (not both foreign and Greek).

3. Not exceed the age limit by the application deadline as follows:
- a., d. and e. categories of scholarships: are aged 35 years (year of birth after 1977 and onwards)
- b. category of scholarships: are aged 40 years (year of birth after 1972 and onwards)
- category for medical doctors: are aged 40 years (year of birth after 1972 and onwards)
- c. category of scholarships: are aged 55 years (year of birth after 1957 and onwards)

4. Hold a graduate degree from a foreign recognised higher education institute.

5. Hold a postgraduate degree (Master’s or equivalent) from a foreign or a Greek University for prospective PhD applicants. This postgraduate degree is not a prerequisite for the following categories:
- specialisation in the Fine Arts (d. category)
- collection of research data (e. category)
- those who are legally residents in Greece whilst undertaking PhD studies.
- Applicants for postdoctoral research studies must hold a doctoral degree (PhD) completed at a foreign or a Greek University. However, their graduate degree (Bachelor) should be from a foreign University.
- For further education (in the following specific subject areas of study: Greek Language, Literature, Philosophy, History and Art), applicants should be professors in a Department of Greek studies at a foreign University. A certified document from this Department showing their employment must also be submitted along with all relevant documentation.
- Medical doctors should have either completed their specialty or hold a postgraduate degree (equivalent to Master’s).
The scholarship is strictly offered for postgraduate/doctoral studies and not for work or internship in a state hospital.

6. Have a very good command of English or French.

7. Have never been on a scholarship for this same category from the I.K.Y.

8. Have not undertaken studies on a scholarship provided by any Greek authority.

Priority will be given to applicants who:
i) have already established a contact with a Greek University / academic prior to their application.
ii) have a knowledge of the Greek language.

The application deadline is July 20, 2012.

You will be notified about the outcome of your application after September 2012.

Link: ΜORE INFORMATION – APPLICATION 

STATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOUNDATION (Ι.Κ.Υ.)
DIRECTORATE FOR SPECIAL PROGRAMMES, INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
UNIT FOR FOREIGNERS AND CULTURAL EXCHANGES
Address: Makri 1 & D. Areopagitou, 117 42 Athens, Greece

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