Key points of the regulation of the PPS in Environmental Physics:

  1. The selection process of the candidates is performed by a three-member Selection and Examination Committee consisting of teaching stuff from the PPS.
  2. The selection criteria of the candidates include (maximum number of points: 100): (a) Average grade of Undergraduate Degree (up to 35 points), (b) Total number of years studying towards the Undergraduate Degree related to the minimum required (up to 10 points), (c) Grades in Undergraduate Courses which are related to the PPS (up to 30 points), (d) Bachelor Thesis grade (if available) (up to 15 points), (e) Other qualifications, such as recommendation letters, publications, assignments, other degrees, relevant professional experience, interview, etc. (up to 10 points).
  3. The Committee evaluates all applications and rejects those who do not meet the minimum criteria. Afterwards, the candidates are ranked based on the total number of points they have accumulated based on their submitted material and the final list of the successful candidates is then published.
  4. The PPS courses start in the winter semester after the first publication of the list of successful candidates.
  5. The duration of the PPS studies, which lead to the receipt of the Postgraduate Degree (P.D.) is set at a minimum of four (4) semesters, which includes the time of preparation and review of the Postgraduate Thesis.
  6. For the successful completion of the PPS and the award of the P.D., it is required that the students are successfully examined in the courses, as defined by the detailed Program of Studies manual of the PPS, the successful examination of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis and the completion of at least one hundred and twenty (120) credits (ECTS).
  7. No tuition fees are required for the PPS in Environmental Physics.
  8. All the courses are taught in person, in rooms/amphitheatres and laboratories provided by the School of Physics.
  9. Attendance at courses and lectures is mandatory. The teaching staff is obligated to keep an absence record. Any postgraduate student that has not participated in at least 70% of the courses/lectures offered per course will not be allowed to attend the exams for that specific course.
  10. The teaching language is Greek or, in the case of a non-Greek speaking visiting professor, English. Notes and bibliography can be given in English.
  11. The evaluation of the postgraduate students in each course is done by written or oral exams, or laboratory examinations or papers, or a combination of any of the above. The September examination period is considered as an exam period for all courses of the year, from both the winter and spring term, which postgraduate students have attended.
  12. A Postgraduate Degree Thesis (PDT) is mandatory. The PDT can be written in either Greek or English. If the text of the PDT is written in English, an extensive summary in Greek should be included in the text, describing the methodology and the main results. The presentation and examination of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis (PDT) is performed in public, in the presence of the three-Member Examination Committee and is considered successful if graded greater than or equal to six (6) out of 10 (10.).