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PhD in Statistics

We welcome PhD applications from students with an excellent M.Sc. qualification and an interest in many areas of statistics like Bayesian statistics, stochastic modeling, financial mathematics, actuarial statistics or multivariate statistics.


The PhD Program’s aim is to prepare candidates that desire to follow an academic career, or more generally, a career in research. The program’s graduates have the full ability to fulfill academic positions, as well as executive positions in businesses, banks and various other private and public sector organizations.

Candidates must meet the minimum requirements for applying to the program, which are the following:

  1. M.Sc. in Statistics or a relevant field.

  2. Two letters of recommendation

  3. Good knowledge of the English language.

Candidates with special potential that do not meet requirement A are able to apply for the program.

All applications are examined by the department’s Postgraduate Studies Committee. The Committee can ask a candidate for an interview before its final decision.

After the applications approval, a supervisor is defined.

Applications can be submitted throughout the academic year, while registrations take place in September.

The application can be found here.


Program Structure

The application is initially approved if the candidate has brought the minimum required documents that are mentioned above.

  1. During the winter semester of the first year, the candidates must follow and pass the exams at three doctoral courses. These courses are in the areas of “Theoretical Statistics”, “Stochastic Procedures” and “Numerical Methods”. During their first year, they are also required to attend a special program of at least 6 seminars presented by some of the Department’s faculty members.

  2. At the end of each academic year, the PhD student must present both orally and I written, a progress report to the three-member Committee, regarding the research he conducted during the previous year.

  3. Minimum studies duration cannot be less than three (3) full academic years since the committee is appointed. Maximum duration is set at six (6) years since the committee’s appointment.

The Regulation for Doctoral Studies for the Statistics Department can be found here (in Greek). ​ There is also a post-doctoral program in the Department. You can find more information here.

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