The Cyprus Institute

Year of establishment: 2005

The Cyprus Institute Graduate School is an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education established in 2010. The Institute offers postgraduate programs exclusively. 

Nicosia (Cyprus)

The Cyprus Institute,
Konstantinou Kavafi 20,
2121, Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel. 00 357 22208614

The Cyprus Institute

The Cyprus Institute (CyI)
The Cyprus Institute Graduate School is an accredited, degree-granting institution of higher education established in 2010. It offers postgraduate programs and brings together top students from all over the world to provide them with modern knowledge and skills to serve innovative areas of science, society and tomorrow’s economy. Its unique strategy of funding its educational projects through competitive funding, guarantees its students’ involvement in cutting edge research.

EXCEPTIONAL FACULTY: CyI’s intensive research focus is complemented by Cyprus’s unique geographic position, which in turn, provides access to an area abundant with challenges and research opportunities. English is the institute’s official language of communication thus enabling it to attract renowned scholars and scientists from all over the world. 

STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES: CyI has secured an impressive number of European projects and other competitive grants, which have funded state-of-the-art facilities, many of which are unique to Cyprus, and in some cases the region. Our students have access to these facilities throughout the duration of their graduate studies. 

LOW STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: The CyI Graduate School’s modus operandi is to maintain a small cohort of top students, which provides the advantage of a low student-faculty ratio. This allows for a high degree of individual focus on research, personal guidance, mentoring and career coaching resulting in successful placement. 

MULTICULTURAL ENVIRONMENT: The school values the strengths that a multicultural environment provides so it has made it a priority to promote diversity, hence 56% of our students and 68% of our faculty are international. 

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS: CyI is a champion in competitive research, attracting an impressive number of European projects and other competitive grants. In Horizon 2020, CyI has attracted 12 times the European average in terms of funds per R&D FTE personnel (2014-2020). As a result, many of our students are offered research assistantships, immersing them in research teams which provides them with research project experience alongside their theoretical education. 

PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS: At CyI, the synergistic benefits of collaborating with other institutions are highly valued. The institute has established partnerships with leading national and international research organizations, academic and government institutions. These collaborations enrich educational programs and research activities. Students benefit directly by being exposed to an international and diverse pool of faculty, researchers and research facilities. 

JOINT DEGREES: Students have the option to pursue their PhD studies at CyI jointly with internationally recognized institutions with which CyI maintains educational agreements for joint/dual degrees such as the University of Illinois, the University of Paris-Saclay, RWTH Aachen University. CyI also coordinates two Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Joint Doctorate (ITN-EJD) Programs. 

DEGREE PROGRAMS ARE EMBEDDED IN THE RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF CYI: Our educational programs are purposely designed to link with the research carried out in our Research Centers, thus our curriculum is connected to research by design. Mentored by our distinguished and international faculty and with the help of our expert research staff, students are immersed in our rich research environment and have direct access to our state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities.