Ph.D. in Psychology

The PhD in Psychology aims for students to go through rigorous, in-depth scientific research. As part of this research process, the programme encourages student participation in the activities of a number of relevant  Departments, Schools, or organised research units of the University. The fields of interest are usually, but not limited to, Clinical, Counselling, Cognitive, Experimental, Educational, Developmental Psychology or Neuropsychology.







The Department of Psychology of Neapolis University Pafos announces the availability of four (4) Doctoral Candidate Positions and is addressed to all specialties of the field of psychology (i.e. Educational/School, Clinical, Counseling, Social, etc.). The Program is fully accredited by DIPAE.

The call for applications is open until December 30th 2022 starting in the upcoming Spring Semester. The call is open to both EU and non-EU citizens who wish to conduct high-level research in a dynamic and well-equipped research environment.

The call is addressed to holders of a degree in Psychology or relevant scientific fields awarded by universities recognized by the Republic of Cyprus, who also hold a Master’s degree.

The application shall be accompanied by the following:

    1. University Application form ( )
    2. ID/Passport copy
    3. Bachelor’s and Master’s degree and transcript
    4. Two reference letters (from academic institutions or research centers)
    5. English language certificate
    6. Personal statement (up to 500 words)
    7. Research proposal which should:
      • Not exceed eight pages (including bibliography)
      • Conceptualize the research project, the objectives as well as how the Ph.D. thesis will contribute to scholarship
      • Describe the methodology and the relevant research tools, which will be used.

The applicants should pay attention to the research proposal for their Doctoral Thesis because it is one of the most important criteria for his/her assessment. They are also encouraged to review the research interests of the faculty members of the Psychology Department, which can be found in their CVs on the University’s webpage, before submitting their application. Applicants can contact any member of the faculty for additional help and guidance before submitting their application or before finishing their research proposal.

Example of research topics of particular interest for the Department are research proposals on Body Image,  Eating Disorders, Visual Perception, Contextual, Semantic and Action Effects on Visual Perception, Therapy and Prevention of Psychosocial problems, Positive Psychology, Social Aspects of Mental Health, Development of Sociocognitive Processes, their Educational Consequences and their Impact in the Development of Political Ideology, Support of Children with Special Educational Needs, Multicultural Education, Developmental Path of Cognitive and Linguistic Skills in Children, Violence and Delinquency.

The applications will be assessed by the Committee comprising of the faculty members of the School of Psychology. Apart from the quality of the research proposal, the Committee will take into account the applicant’s profile, which will be assessed based on the following:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate grades
  • other degrees
  • publications and conference talks/posters
  • scholarships, awards and distinctions

All candidates with a positive assessment of the criteria above will be invited at the second phase of the selection, which will be an interview.

The candidates who will be accepted for the Programme of Doctoral Studies will have to send a letter of acceptance via e-mail within 15 days of the offer made by the University. Applicants who respond positively commit to conforming to the rules and regulations outlined in the Programme of Doctoral Studies.

During the proposal evaluation period, the University may request additional information, clarifications, or even a modification of the research proposal. For any information or clarification, please contact Dr. Stalo Georgiou, NUP Doctorate Studies Unit Administrator, at [email protected]


Register your interest and one of our admissions consultants will contact you with guidance and additional information.


Marios Argyrides

Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology

Head of the Department of Psychology

Marios Argyrides is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Neapolis University and a Licensed Psychologist in Cyprus. He received a PhD in 2006 in Counseling Psychology from Tennessee State University...

Andri Christodoulou

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Coordinator of MSc in Counselling Psychology

Director of the Counselling Center for Research and Psychological Support (SKEPSI)

Dr. Andri Christodoulou is the Director of the Counseling Center for Research and Psychological Services (SKEPSI) and a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the graduate Counseling Psychology program at Neapolis University of Pafos...

Christiana Koundourou

Lecturer in Special Needs

Coordinator of MSc in Educational Psychology (Conventional and Distance)

Director of the Center of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (CE.S.E.N.D)

Christiana Koundourou is a lecturer in Special Needs, in the School of Social Sciences, at Neapolis University in Paphos. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Special Educational Needs from...

Constantina Zamba

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Dr. Constantina Zamba is a registered Counselling Psychologist and a Lecturer in Counseling Psychology at the Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences at Neapolis University Pafos....

Glykeria Reppa

Lecturer in Educational Psychology

Glykeria Reppa is a lecturer in Educational Psychology at Neapolis University Pafos. She has studied Psychology (European University of Cyprus) and Physical Education and Sports Science...

Lina Efthyvoulou

Lecturer in Counselling Psychology

Dr Lina Efthyvoulou is a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a Lecturer in Counselling Psychology and Supervisor at the Department of Psychology, School of Health Sciences, Neapolis University Pafos.

Marilena Mousoulidou

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Coordinator of BSc in Psychology

Marilena Mousoulidou is an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology. She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK (2010) and her BSc in Psychology from the University of Derby, UK (2004)...
A PhD programme which offers our graduates all the necessary skills to follow a research-based academic path in their chosen field of psychology.