Psychology, Ph.D.

Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
This doctoral programme in psychology is situated on Bologna level 3, therefore the PhD in psychology is the highest academic rank that can be acquired. A wide variety of fields (e.g. clinical psychology, health psychology, work psychology, social psychology, economic psychology, …) is open for research. You are very welcome to propose a topic of your own choice to us!


The doctoral program is a study the third Bologna level, the awarded academic degree is therefore the highest acedemic degree available.

This programme is open for prospective students that want to work on their PhD thesis, but need time for their other activities, as well. The amount of lectures has been reduced to a minimum so that the students can pursue their PhD thesis projects very extensively.

Applicants need to have a Bachelors and a Masters degree from an accredited university, at least one of those in the field of psychology.

Award of the Academic Degree

After the final exam ("defensio") you will be awarded the academic degree "Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology Psychology" - abbreviated (PhD). The title can be abbreviated as “Dr.” as well due to special university regulations and legal situations in Austria and Germany. The academic title can be inlcuded in official documents (passport) in the European Union.”

Accreditation in Canada

The above-mentioned program is recognized in Quebec, Canada, by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Science for loans and grants commencing in the 2014-2015 school year . It is a programme of studies that meets the program requirements that are similar to postsecondary studies of the same order of instruction in Quebec. For administrative purposes, the institution code of University of Nicosia is HC235A and the program code is 90020.

Accreditation in The United States

"Since the PhD program in Psychology is from University of Nicosia, which is an accredited higher institution in Cyprus, with similar entrance requirement and required duration of study, the Center would recommend the U.S. Ph.D. degree equivalence." (International Evaluation Service, a member of NACES - national association of credential evaluation services)

The topics of the thesis may differ from the PhD students are suggested and should possible from the professional environment of Candidates come.


Accreditation & Recognition

All University of Nicosia Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees are accredited by the Republic of Cyprus, following an independent evaluation by the Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (ECPU).

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Application Deadlines for European and Local Students - Please call the Office of Admissions

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      Regular optional meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

The courses in Advanced Statistics and Reasearch Methods (part I and II) are beeing held at our university in Vienna - each one blocked on approx. 5-6 weekends. Credit transfers from graduate level is possible.

The PhD thesis can be done in various fields of psychology – you are welcome to propose your own research topic or choose one of the topics from our list.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor or Masters degree in Psychology is needed so that one can apply to the programme. There are special conditions for other professionals to start the programme.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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