Doctoral studies aim at creating high-quality and up-to-date scientific research, as well as training scientists capable of contributing to the advancement and progress of science and research.
Graduates of doctoral programs are intended to staff the research, business and educational potential of the country and abroad.
At the same time, the doctoral program is a source of academic prestige and international academic excellence for the Department, as well as for the University in general, and contributes to the qualitative and quantitative upgrading of research production in cutting-edge areas of Biology.

The minimum qualifications of candidate PhD students are:
a) University Degree from a Greek University, or an equivalent foreign institution,
b) Postgraduate Diploma (MSc) from a Greek University, or an equivalent foreign institution as recognized by the DOATAP, or having a single postgraduate degree, in accordance with Article 46 of Law 4485/2017.

In special cases (e.g., high-quality scientific publication), and after a reasoned decision of the Department's General Assembly, candidates who do not hold an MSc degree can be accepted as PhD candidates.

Candidates who do not hold an MSc degree or hold an MSc degree in a field other than that of the candidate's proposed PhD project are required to complete an organized course designated by the General Assembly, in accordance with Article 5.1. of this Study Regulation. Compulsory course attendance is calculated as the minimum time required in order to obtain a PhD degree. The course structure for the PhD thesis is as follows:

The General Assembly of the Department of Biology shall designate a three-member committee, in accordance with Article 6 of this Study Regulation. The PhD candidate will be interviewed, and as is required to complete an organized course, the candidate may propose postgraduate courses to the General Assembly for approval. Upon approval, the candidate must attend the proposed course, and must be tested successfully. Proposed courses may not be more than 4 and the required time for completion must not exceed the two years.

The time period for obtaining the Doctoral Degree may not be less than three (3) full calendar years from the date of the appointment of the three-member Advisory Committee.


Department of Biology