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.







Neapolis University Pafos publishes the call for three (3) positions for a PhD in Psychology, and specifically in the topics of Clinical, Counselling, Cognitive, Experimental, Educational, Developmental Psychology or Neuropsychology.

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.

Along with the online application, the applicants should also submit the following documents, as PDF files:

  1. Research proposal
  2. Undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters) degrees
  3. CV (example of a CV template can be found in the following web address:
  4. Two recommendation letters
  5. Portfolio (research work / publications / supporting material)
  6. Certificate of foreign languages (preferably English) (I.E.L.T.S score 5.5 or above, TOEFL score 513 or above).

All the documents (original or official translation) should be in Greek or English.

The application can be found here.

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.

For more information or clarifications interested applicants can contact the secretary of the Department of Psychology, Mrs. Stalo Georgiou by e-mail at “[email protected]” or phone at “(+357) 2684 3347”.


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

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Coordinator of BSc in Psychology

Marilena Mousoulidou is a Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Neapolis University Pafos. She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK (2010) ...
A PhD programme which offers our graduates all the necessary skills to follow a research-based academic path in their chosen field of psychology.