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Scholarships for Balkan students at the Postgraduate Programme in South-East European Studies

CAS 17/02/2010

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
School of Law, Economics and Political Sciences
Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration
Postgraduate Programme in Southeast European Studies
E-mail: - http://www.pspa.uoa.gr


The English-speaking postgraduate programme "Postgraduate Programme in Southeast European Studies" will accept twenty-five (25) students for the academic year 2010-2011. In addition to the above number, the Programme will also accept one (1) holder of a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) in the Programme's field of study and one (1) non-Greek citizen who has been awarded a scholarship by the Greek state. The scholarship students are required to fulfil the criteria for admission to the Programme listed below.

Eligible to apply are graduates of Greek Higher Education Institutions or foreign Higher Education Institutions which have been recognised by the Greek state as equivalent. Preference will be given to graduates in the fields of study covered by the
Programme. In the case of foreign degrees, official recognition by Hellenic Naric is a prerequisite for participation in the Programme.

Those interested in enrolling should submit their application from 20 January - 23
April 2010 (post-stamped).

Documents required:

1. The completed application form (which may be downloaded from our Web
site http://www.pspa.uoa.gr).

2. A statement of purpose in English (500 words maximum).

3. A certified copy of the applicant's first degree (a minimum GPA of 6.5/10 is a prerequisite for acceptance on the Programme). Applicants who will not have graduated by the application deadline but are expected to graduate in 2010 should submit a signed statement declaring (a) their current grade point average, (b) the number of courses they need to pass in order to graduate, and (c) that the final degree will be submitted, at the latest, by registration in October.

4. A certified copy of the applicant's official university grades transcript.

5. Official translations into Greek of documents 3 (degree) and 4 (transcript), required when the original documents are in a language other than Greek or English. Students submitting their documents in English should be aware that if accepted on the Programme, they will be required to provide official translations into Greek for registration at the University of Athens.

6. Proof of excellent knowledge of the English language in the form of certified copies of (a) Proficiency of Michigan or Cambridge or (b) TOEFL with a minimum score of 230 (computer based), 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internetbased) or (c) of a University degree in English Language and Literature or (d) of a degree from an English speaking University (If the university is located in a non-English speaking country, applicants should also attach a certificate from the University certifying that all courses were conducted in English).

7. Two recommendation letters, at least one of which should be from a faculty member of your own university. Recommendation letters should be written in English or Greek, have an original signature and stamp of the relevant institution and should be attached to the application in a sealed envelope with the referee's signature over the flap. Applicants are asked to use the "Form for Referees" which is part of the application material.

8. Simple photocopies of other supporting documents e.g. knowledge of other foreign languages, seminar attendance certificates, etc.

9. Successful applicants who hold a first degree from a non-Greek university will be required, upon acceptance by the programme, to submit their qualifications for recognition by Hellenic Naric, the official Greek certificating institution for foreign degrees (please see the website of Hellenic Naric http://www.doatap.gr). Further information on this process will be provided once the candidate selection process is complete.

No documents will be accepted after the 23 April 2010 deadline. The Selection Committee reserves the right to interview candidates. More information and the Application form can be found at http://www.pspa.uoa.gr or http://en.uoa.gr/fileadmin/en.uoa.gr/uploads/pdf-files/BROCHURE.pdf

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