Ph.D. Program in Theology
Call for Expressions of Interest: PhD in Theology
Neapolis University in Paphos published the call for five (5) expressions of interest in regards to a doctorate in Theology within the following areas: Patristic and Systematic Theology, Inter-Christian and Inter-Faith Dialogue, Ecclesiastic History, the History and Theology of Worship and Byzantine Art, and Canonical Justice and Pastoral Theology.
During its 24th session which took place on the 6th and 7th of November, 2017, the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CY.Q.A.A) recognized Neapolis University’s autonomous Doctoral Program in Theology and included the program within its list of recognized programs of higher education.
The invitation for expressions of interest goes out to those already in possession of the requisite undergraduate and graduate degrees in Theology and/or related disciplines.
In addition to the online application form, prospective students must also submit the following documents in PDF format:
- Research Proposal
- Copies of their Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees
- Their resumes (CV)
*useful resume/CV templates can be found at: http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae/templates-instructions
- Two Letters of Reference
- Portfolio containing works/publications and/or further supporting material)
- Foreign Language Proficiency, preferably English (I.E.L.T.S5 and above, TOEFL 513 and above).
All supporting documents, be they prototypes or officially recognized translations must be either in Greek or in English.
The closing date for online applications is the 31st of August, 2018. You can find the online application form here.
Applications submitted by any other means, and applications missing any of the above outlined requirements shall not be considered.
A candidate’s research proposal is considered one of the prime criteria for assessing a candidate’s suitability for admission. Prospective students are encouraged to review the research interests of existing faculty members research interests, as outlined in their personal resumes posted on the university website. Prospective students may also contact faculty members directly for further guidance in regards to completing their applications and/or finalizing research proposals.
A candidate’s doctoral dissertation topic will be ratified following interviews and subsequent discussions with professors whose scholastic disciplines cover the areas of the proposed dissertations.
Applications for admission will be evaluated by an Evaluation Committee composed of all faculty members of the Postgraduate Program of Theology assembled for this purpose. In addition to the assessed quality and suitability of the candidate’s research proposal, the Evaluating Committee must also assess a candidate’s academic background, as defined by the following criteria:
- Candidates Undergraduate and Graduate respective GPAs (grade point average)
- Other awarded diplomas and/or certificates
- Any academic publications and/or Conference Presentations
- Any Scholarships, Awards, Academic Distinctions and/or Recognitions
Having met the above mentioned criteria, candidates will be invited to the second round of the admissions process, the personal interview.
Once having been deemed appropriate by the Evaluation Committee, the successful candidate must either accept or reject the Committee’s offer by means of email within fifteen (15) days of notice of acceptance. Once having accepted its offer, the newly admitted student commits to follow the rules and regulations outlined in the program’s pertinent documentation.
The minimum duration of the program is 3 years, its maximum being 5. The cost of the program is 5000 Euros per annum for the first 3 years of the program. For more detailed information, please consult the program handbook found here.
For further information and/or clarification, please contact the program’s secretary, Mrs. Aphrodite Koutroubeli at “firstname.lastname@example.org“, or call (+357) 2684 3611.