The Department of Physics offers studies leading to a doctoral degree on the topics related to the research of its faculty. The delivered degree is entitled: Doctorate Studies in Physics.

4.1 The candidates should comply with the following minimum requirements:

  α) Hold a higher education degree delivered by a University or Technical Educational Institute, from Greece or from abroad. Degrees from foreign establishments need first to be recognized by the Hellenic NARIC.

  β) Hold a M.Sc. degree delivered by a University or Technical Educational Institute, from Greece or from abroad. Degrees from foreign establishments need first to be recognized by the Hellenic NARIC.

4.2 Exceptionally (e.g. cases of authors of an extremely highly quoted scientific publication or patent) and following a documented decision of the Assembly of the Department, candidates without an M.Sc. degree can be enrolled as Ph.D. students. In those cases, the minimum time required for the completion of their studies is four (4) years. They must also complete a number of courses, assigned by the Assembly of the Department. The time required to follow the above courses is included in the minimum time of study duration.

4.3 Candidates holding a degree from Technical Educational Institutes, of the Higher School of Pedagogical and Technical Education (ASPETE) or equivalent, can be enrolled only if they hold a M.Sc. degree.
The Department may adopt additional selection criteria, including, e.g. entry examinations, research work, professional experience, etc.

The duration of doctoral studies cannot be less than three (3) calendar years, counting from the date of the assignment of the advisory committee. A doctoral student cannot remain enrolled to the doctorate studies program for more than six (6) calendar years, counting from the date of the assignment of the advisory committee (plus the periods of legal due to illness or other serious personal issues, provided that this leave has been approved by the Assembly of the Department).

The date of completion of the doctoral studies is defined as the date of the nomination of the student as Doctor by the Assembly of the Department.

If the studies are not completed within three (3) years, the extension of the study period needs to be justified by the advisory committee, that will submit a timeline supporting the possibility of completion of the studies in six (6) years in total.

Students without a M.Sc. degree cannot complete their studies in less than four (4) calendar years, counting from the date of the assignment of the advisory committee. The maximum duration of studies is, in this case, four plus three years, counting from the date of the assignment of the advisory committee.

After the completion of the authoring of the Ph.D. thesis, the student applies for its public defense and examination. The application is evaluated by the advisory committee that decides whether it is accepted or not. If the advisory committee accepts the application, it submits a detailed report to the Assembly of the Department asking for the nomination of an examination committee.

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