10 PhD Student Scholarships

Deadline: Closed Positions

The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence (KIOS CoE) at the University of Cyprus announces 10 full-time PhD student Scholarships. The KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence is the largest research center at the University of Cyprus, and has recently been upgraded to a European Research Center of Excellence through the KIOS CoE Teaming project, with significant funding in excess of 40 million euros over the next 15 years. Currently, the Center employs about 70 researchers, who are supported by externally funded research projects while the vision of the KIOS Center of Excellence is that it will grow to 150-200 researchers by 2022.

KIOS provides an inspiring environment for carrying out top level research in the area of Information and Communication Technologies with emphasis on the Monitoring, Control and Security of Critical Infrastructures including power and energy systems, water networks, transportation networks, telecommunication networks and emergency management and response. The Center instigates interdisciplinary interaction and promotes collaboration between industry, academia and research organizations in high-tech areas of global importance.

The selected students will be enrolled in either the Electrical Engineering or the Computer Engineering PhD program of the University of Cyprus, starting in January 2018, and they will conduct their research at the facilities of the KIOS Center of Excellence in one or more of the following thematic areas: Control systems, computational intelligence and machine learning, autonomous systems, optimization and networks, embedded systems, fault diagnosis, cyber­security, reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, intelligent transportation systems, water networks, power and energy systems, telecommunication networks and smart camera networks. Motivated candidates with strong mathematical and/or algorithm development backgrounds are especially sought.


The full scholarship will be for a year, renewable annually based on performance, for 3-5 years. It includes the University tuition and a monthly stipend between €1000-€1700 depending on the candidate’s qualifications and expertise. The scholarships do not include medical insurance coverage.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Engineering (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical or Civil Engineering) or Computer Science or Mathematics or a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Previous research experience will be considered an advantage.


The successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct fundamental or applied research in the area of Information and Communication Technologies with emphasis on the Monitoring, Control and Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems. Depending on their qualifications and expertise, successful candidates will be responsible to prepare reports and project deliverables, contribute to the preparation of research proposals, algorithm and software development and assist in the supervision of undergraduate students. Furthermore, successful candidates will be encouraged to publish their research results in international conferences and journals.

Interested candidates should submit the following items online on the link: https://applications.ucy.ac.cy/recruitment

  1. Cover letter that specifies their employment availability date
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae in English or in Greek
  3. Copies of transcripts of BSc/MSc degree(s)
  4. Short description of their academic and research experiences (1 page maximum).
  5. The names and contact details of at least two University Professors from whom references may be requested

The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than Friday, 29 September, 2:00pm. The evaluation of the applications will begin immediately. For more information please contact the KIOS Center of Excellence, by phone at +357 22893450/51 or via e-mail at kios@ucy.ac.cy