The PhD Studies in Forest and Natural Environment Sciences aim to promote knowledge and original scientific research and lead to the acquisition of a Doctoral Diploma. The program offers to the student the possibility to choose between a wide range of subjects.
Together with their application, candidates are also required to submit a research proposal outlining their field of interest and the faculty member who agrees to supervise the doctoral thesis, after first having contacted him/her. An advisory committee, consisting of the supervisor and two further faculty members, is proposed for each PhD student. This committee is responsible for the guidance and the supervision of the PhD student.

Admissions requirements / Supporting Documents

  1.  Application for Admission (Template)
  2. Detailed CV
  3. Copy of identity or passport ID
  4. Official transcripts (BSc, MSc)
  5. Officially certified copies of previous academic records (transcripts) are required.
    All records have to be legalized accordingly
  6. One recent passport-sized photograph
  7. Research proposal (Template)
    A research proposal is to provide information about the intended research project, in terms of content and methodology, in order to assess both the feasibility of the project and the work during the studies. The research proposal has to be evaluated and signed by a Faculty member who will agree to supervise/advise the Thesis.
  8. Proof of knowledge of the English language, level B2
  9. Two (2) letters of recommendation in a sealed envelope
  10. Abstract of the MSc Dissertation
  11. Complete copies of scientific publications and certificates of participation in research projects, certificates of relevant professional experience, etc.

A faculty member has to agree to serve as your supervising professor and sign the research proposal:

  • A potential candidate should e-mail, write, or phone faculty members in order to discuss a possible submission of a PhD research proposal


Legalization of foreign academic titles

In order to apply for a doctoral program, Degrees issued by a foreign university must be declared equivalent to the Greek Master’s Degree by the Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC/DOATAP) (, according to procedures and deadlines established in the website. The Greek NARIC Network (National Academic Recognition Information Centres) aims at improving academic recognition of diplomas and periods of study in the Member States of the EU, the EEA countries and the associated countries in Central and Eastern Europe and Cyprus.


Duration of the Programme

The time required for the completion of a Ph.D. programme, ranges from a minimum of 3 years to a maximum of 6 years.


Doctoral Committee

In case of acceptance, a three-member supervising committee is assigned by the Department, consisting of three faculty members, the thesis supervisor and two readers. The supervising committee is responsible for guiding the doctoral candidate’s work and for monitoring her/his progress. The committee submits an evaluation letter affirming the thesis progress of each Ph.D. student on an annual basis.


Tuition and Fees

There are no tuition and fees.


Funding Options

IKY (State Scholarships Foundation) supports PhD students and offers scholarships in order for them to elaborate a doctoral thesis in Greece and/or abroad.