PhD Program in Business Administration. University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy (PhD)


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3 Years

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EUR 6000 per year

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About PhD Program in Business Administration. University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy at Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The Degree is offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

The PhD Program in Business Administration is a three-year program offered by the University of Nicosia in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

The PhD contains only one mandatory course: Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods. The taught module provides ongoing guidance on work in progress. This will help to support the achievement of appropriate standards where work is developed and discussed as an on-going and iterative process between candidate and lectures. Following this, students need to proceed by completing and submitting the final assignment for assessment. Further, the PhD 803 (Research Philosophy, Methodology and Methods course) has an assessed presentation (taking place in front of the faculty and class) and assignment. This guarantees that the students get all the necessary support and guidance. It is anticipated that the taught course will be assessed via an assignment of 7500 word in length and is followed by the thesis, which is approximately 80,000 words (including the part from the assignment from the taught course).

The students may be asked to and/or invited to follow additional courses from the Masters programmes, depending on his/her needs as agreed with the supervisory team.

The PhD program guarantees to provide students who wish to with expertise in the field of cultural diplomacy, a new and attractive field of studies, which is currently offered as an academic field only through the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. This particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society, provides students with expertise in three distinct academic fields, thus with an academic and practical advantage in the European and Global Arena.

In addition to required coursework, the program includes educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.

The program provides students with practical experience for both academic and professional development, preparing students for careers in diverse fields, such as international relations, the humanities, politics, and culture, foreign policy and international economics. On a practical level, the international environment of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies offers students a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts and academics at a wide variety of international organizations and research centers. This exceptional learning environment leads to original research and independent study opportunities. It allows students to create a solid professional network and form a concrete base for future academic and professional career choices, preparing students for engagement in the international arena, civil society, politics, governmental organizations and international economic organizations, as well as the private sector.

Program Curriculum

The program consists of 180 ECTS Credits in total and has duration of six semesters (full time) or 8 semesters (part-time).

The program follows the conventional university structure of a three academic years’ program divided into six semesters. Students are offered elective courses to accompany mandatory courses, professional development experience and the final thesis. In the first 2 semesters Students are invited to take part in Studies and Activities at the Center of Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) in Berlin. The first semester will consist of three mandatory modules and two elective courses. The second semester will consist of the professional development program and 2 elective courses. In the second and third academic years students will continue with their Individual research under the supervision of their Doctoral Supervisor.

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Dates of Next Programs for 2015-16

Enrolments to the Program are possible towards the Fall and Winter semesters’ start each year. Program's Next Start:

Fall Semester 2015: October 1st, 2015
Winter Semester 2016: February 8th, 2016
Fall Semester 2016: October 3rd, 2016.

Application deadline:
Fall Semester: August 31st, 2015
Winter Semester 2016: September 1st, 2015
Fall Semester 2016: June 30th, 2016.


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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesEUR 6000 per yearInternational course feesEUR 6000 per year

Notes about fees for this course


The tuition cost is 18,000 Euros for the full program (6,000 Euros/Academic Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expenses.

Entry requirements

Individuals studying for a PhD Program in Business Administration will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. Candidates will include young people who combine academic background with strong academic achievement.

We do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment.
All courses are taught in English, thus an Evidence of adequate competence in English is required for the applicants who don’t have English as mother tongue. If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well.

The application form website is here

Once submitting the online application form, we will then refer to you with an e-mail, indicating your application reference code and will outlining all the next steps, including the supporting documents required for the application.
Applications are being processed on a regular base, as enrolment to the program is possible towards fall, and winter start, each year.


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