How to Apply

Postgraduate or advanced undergraduate students aiming to obtain a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in any scientific area involving complex systems are invited to apply to Dr. Astero Provata, at, or Prof. Tassos Bountis, at Each applicant is asked to submit a CV, including a transcript of grades obtained in his/her undergraduate studies, as well as a personal statement explaining why the School will be useful to his/her current studies, including names and contact information of two referees.

Based on the above information, the Scientific Organizing Committee will select 30-35 applicants to attend the School. To obtain a Certificate of Participation the selected students should attend all lectures and exercise sessions of the School. The total number of instruction hours is nearly 56 (a full semester’s course), which corresponds to 6 ECTS credits, as stated on the Certificate that each student receives.

All interested students are invited to submit their application at the latest by May 31, 2014. They will be informed about the decision of the Scientific Organizing Committee regarding their acceptance.

The selected students will be asked to download and read preparatory course material provided by the instructors and placed on the School’s website. In this way, the students will be better prepared to follow the lectures and exercise sessions of the School.

Attendance Fee, Living Expenses, and Financial Support

The attendance fee for each student participating in the Ph.D. School is 250 euro. Limited financial support can be provided to deserving students after sufficient justification. The attendance fee includes:

  1. Participation in all lectures and exercise sessions,

  2. Official folder and all printed material related to the Ph.D. School,

  3. Participation in all the School’s social activities,

  4. Coffee breaks during the School.

Comfortable double rooms will be provided to the students at the housing facilities of the Cultural Center of Athens at a nominal fee of 15 euros per day.