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10th Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Scholarship Programme

Postgraduate and doctoral studies with Cyprus as the main topic of study


For the 10th consecutive year, the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation supports the efforts of young students to contribute to Cyprus with the fruits of their research. The programme is for postgraduate and doctoral studies, with Cyprus as the main topic of study for the thesis or dissertation, for the academic year 2022-2023.

Application deadline: 1 March 2022

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2022

About applying

The Scholarship Programme is one of the Foundation’s top priorities. The aim of the Programme is to support young scientists and students from Cyprus and Greece who wish to pursue postgraduate studies (Master’s or PhD) in any scientific field, with Cyprus as the subject of their thesis or dissertation. A prerequisite is that the island of Cyprus must be the main topic of study for the Master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, regardless of the subject of study. Indicatively, the research topic could be related to the history, geography, culture, society, architecture, archaeology, etc. of Cyprus.

The scholarships are open to Greek and Cypriot graduates of Greek or Cypriot Institutions of Higher Education (TEI) with a degree of at least eight (8) and up to 33 years of age.

The scholarship is a financial support with a fixed amount, regardless of tuition fees or University Institution, is renewed annually after evaluation and has a maximum duration of three (3) years.

Those interested can find detailed information on the Terms and Procedures of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Scholarship Programme, as well as the necessary documents required to prepare in time, here: Applications and supporting documents can only be submitted electronically, through the Foundation’s website.

Please note that if you have any questions regarding the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Scholarship Programme, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions. Unanswered questions can be submitted to [email protected].

The distinctive Cypriot palm trees that accompany this year’s Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Scholarship Programme, decorate the cover of Ludwig Salvator, Levkosia Die Hauptstadt Von Cypern …, 1873. You can browse the book in the Digital Library of the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation.

The Sylvia Ioannou Foundation

The Foundation was created in 2009 with Sylvia Ioannou’s personal collection of books and maps as a starting point. The aim of the Foundation is the preservation and dissemination of the historical and cultural heritage of Cyprus, through research projects with academic institutions and bodies, scientific publications, international conferences, and scholarships for postgraduate and doctoral studies on the island of Cyprus.

The Sylvia Ioannou Foundation Collection continues to be enriched and now has more than 3,000 rare publications, maps and manuscripts, from the 15th to the 20th century, relating to Cyprus. The Collection is addressed to scholars, students and researchers, offering access to original travel and historical documents, travelogues and essays, maps, atlases, atlases, registers, cosmographies and manuscripts. The content of the Collection is gradually becoming accessible through the Foundation’s website:

Contact: [email protected]

Date: 11/2/2022