PhD studies

PhD studies

The department, since academic year 2017 – 2018, offers graduate studies leading to PhD. The latter could be related either to fundamental basic research or to applied science research.

Graduate students with a BSc in Chemistry or a BSc closely related to Chemistry could apply for the PhD studies program.

Positions for the PhD studies program are opened two times every academic year (January and June). PhD student positions are opened in specific research areas.

A dedicated committee is responsible for the selection of PhD students based on their CV as well as on a personal interview, recommendation letters, research topic etc.

The minimum time to obtain a PhD is three years and the maximum six years.

A committee of three Professors supervise the PhD student.

Every year the PhD students should submit a report to the Professors committee to evaluate the progress of their thesis, present orally their results and attend lectures and seminars. Also, it is obligatory for PhD students to assist in teaching the undergraduate students.

The PhD thesis must be original and advance the science. It is mandatory that the whole or a part of the PhD thesis to be published in peer reviewed scientific journals.

The PhD thesis must be written in the Greek language accompanied by an Abstract in English.

Upon the PhD thesis is written, the student must defend it before a seven membered committee comprised by Professors.

International Doctoral Studies Program

The Department of Chemistry of the University of Ioannina participates in the International Doctoral Studies Program with co-supervision entitled “Inorganic Biological Chemistry” ( in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Patras, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cyprus, the Department of Chemistry of the Aldo Moro University of Bari, Italy and the School of Medicine of the University of Ioannina.


Prof. Dr Sotiris Hadjikakou
Laboratory Biological Inorganic Chemistry X3-312
Department of Chemistry
University of Ioannina Ioannina,
Postcode 45100
telephone 0030-26510-08362, 8374