Each applicant wishing to enter this Master’s Programme (MP) should:
- submit the application and the necessary accompanying documents before the deadline to the Secretariat of the Department of Informatics.
- fill out the electronic application at: http://msc.it.teithe.gr/index.php/apply
The necessary documents that should be submitted by the cadidates are:
- Application in printed form
- Complete Curriculum Vitae including studies, research and professional experience and possible scientific publications
Certified copy of the Bachelor’s Diploma. Students without a Bachelor’s Diploma can also apply provided that they have successfully fulfilled all the requirements for the degree and the issuance of their actual diploma is pending. Student applicants must submit an official letter from the Department of their undergraduate studies which will certify that the student has successfully completed his/her studies and the issuance of the Bachelor’s Diploma is pending and will state the Grade Point Average (final overall grade). If such an applicant is admitted, his/her registration can only be finalized upon submission of the Bachelor’s Diploma. Applicants with University degrees from abroad should submit the appropriate Academic Recognition Certification letter from NARIC
- Validated copy of the transcript of records
- Proof of sufficient knowledge of the English Language. For foreign students sufficient proof of knowledge of the Greek language is also required. The minmimum requirements for the proof of knowledge of the English Language is the First Certificate in English or a TOEFL score greater than 550 or a GRE in Computing score greater than 550
- Two reference letters preferably from a faculty member in a Higher Education Institute. Reference letter forms are provided by the Secretariat of the Department of Informatics. Reference letters can be also submitted electronically
Optionally, candidates may additionally submit the following documents:
- Proof of sufficient knowledge of one or more languages other than English or Greek
- Scientific publications, awards and honors, diplomas other than their major undergraduate degree (if they exist)
- Proof of professional experience (if it exists)
Categories of Degree areas that can admitted to the program
This Master’s Programme (MP) accepts students holding undergraduate degrees in the following areas: Informatics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Automation, Electronics, Electrical, Exact Sciences, Engineering, as well as from similar Departments of foreign Higher Education Institutes (Η.E.I.’s) whose degrees has been recognized by NARIC.
The Programme admits foreign candidates provided that they satisfy the admission requirements.
Undergraduate degree holders who –according to the courses they had taken in fulfillment of their degree requirements– are cosidered to have a weak background in the scientific area of this Programme, are required to enroll in upto three undergraduate courses in the Department of Informatics that will be recommended to them. The attendance of the lectures of these courses is mandatory.
Holders of other Master’s Degrees from Greek or recognized foreign H.E.I.’s –following a corresponding decision form the MP General Assembly– are entitled to be relieved from attending courses of this MP which are similar to courses they had successfully attended during their previous Master’s Programme.
Candidate evaluation procedure
The evaluation and selection of the Master’s students is performed by the Coordination Committee. The selection process involves a specific algorithm by which candidate qualifications accrue points so that the selection of the candidates with the highest accumulated points maximize the probability of successful attendance of the Programme. The selection process is done based on the following criteria:
- Relevance of the area of the undergraduate degree to the Programme’s scientific area (UPTO 30 POINTS)
- Grade Point Average of the undergraduate degree (UPTO 10 POINTS)
- Scores in undergraduate courses relevant to the Programme’s prerequisite courses (UPTO 10 POINTS)
- Relevance and Score of the Final Year Thesis or Project (UPTO 5+5 POINTS)
- Posssible related scientific activity (publications, etc) (UPTO 10 POINTS)
- Existence of additional Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees (5 POINTS)
- Possible related professional experience (UPTO 5 POINTS)
- Interview (UPTO 20 POINTS)
For the point calculations in the above criteria the following items are taken into consideration:
For Criterion 1: The relevance index of the area of the candidate’s undergraduate studies is multiplied with the correspoinding maximum number of points (30). The relevance indices are specified with respect to the Department of origin and are the following:
- Relevance Index 1.0: Holders of degrees from relevant HEI Departments as decided by the MP General Assembly
- Relevance Index 0.7: Holders of degrees from HEI Departments of Electronics, Electrical, Exact Sciences, and Engineering
- Relevance Index 0.3: Other degree holders from HEI Departments
For Criterion 3: The grade of each course or the grade average of a group of courses relevant to each one of the 10 courses of this MP is multiplied by 0.1.
For Criterion 4: The relevance of the Final Year Thesis or Project to some of the courses of this MP accrues a maximum of 5 points.
For Criterion 5: Each relevant publication in a reputable scientific journal (or 3 publications in refereed conferences) accrues 3 points.
For Criterion 8: During the personal interview the candidate’s personality is assessed. In addition to the reference letters, special weight in forming an opinion about the candidate, carry his/her communication skills, clarity and definitiveness of his/her expression, correct judgement, and the overall formation of his/her personality.
Final candidate selection
The Coordination Committee of the Master’s Programme assesses and prescreens the candidates based on the above criteria:
- Submits the list of prescreened candidates to the MP Secretariat which send them an invitation for a personal interview at a specific date/time
- Following the interview process, the Committee ranks the admissible candidates
- The top ranking admissible candidates covering the available number of student positions are informed by email or fax by the MP Secretariat and are called to respond within 10 days by email of fax whether they accept their admission to the Master’s Programme, accepting its terms of operation
- Failure of the candidate to respond within the above deadline is equivalent to denial of acceptance. If there are such denials, the Secretariat informs the candidates immediately following in rank from the list of admissible candidates