36 months
4000 EUR/year
4000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Department of English Studies at University of Cyprus offers supervision by research at the doctoral level, leading to a PhD in English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies. All PhD programmes are watched over by a three-member committee, which is appointed every two years. The Committee is chaired by a Postgraduate Coordinator.

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Generally, applicants for admission at PhD in English Literature and Comparative Cultural Studies  at University of Cyprus  level must hold a Master degree (or equivalent), awarded by a recognised University in a subject related to their proposed field of study; alternatively, they must show evidence of their ability to conduct research. Although candidates need not have completed their degree at the time of application, they must have received it before they are allowed to commence the PhD programme chosen.

Recruitment periods

PhD programmes do not necessarily recruit students every year. Please, check on the relevant announcements of the Graduate School for updated information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • While there are no taught PhD programmes, the Department does offer PhD degree schemes in subjects related to all research interest areas of its academic faculty.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A full CV in English.
  • A certified copy of their BA degree and their BA degree transcript.
  • A certified copy of their MA degree – or an official document certifying that they will have graduated before the start date of the PhD programme for which they are applying – and a certified copy of their MA degree transcript.
  • A brief statement of interest (from 500 words, up to 2 pages), which describes the reasons why the applicant wants to join the particular postgraduate programme, his/her interests and plans for the future.
  • A preliminary research proposal (of approximately 1,500 words) that describes the applicant’s proposed research topic.
  • Writing samples in English (which, in the case of PhD applications, must include a copy of the applicant’s MA thesis).
  • For applications to the PhD programmes, three recommendation letters are required.
  • Certificate of English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Nicosia

576 - 866 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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