[Greece] Scholarships for International Students in Athens, Greece

1. Prospective Applicants

The MSIN Program addresses highly motivated individuals with a firm belief in the value of education and a determination to work hard and excel in the specific scientific and technology fields.

To enter the MSIN degree Program, the applicant must hold a bachelor's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a closely related field.

Prospective students can be university graduates or professionals with a solid academic background, and a strong drive and commitment to pursue an intensive full-time 16-month (or alternatively a part-time 32-month) graduate Program.

2. Qualifications

  • Excellent academic performance, as this is indicated by grades, class ranking, scholarships, recommendation letters etc.
  • Excellent command of the English language (evidenced with TOEFL scores, IELTS or Proficiency degree and oral performance in an interview).

3. Application Procedure

All Prospective Applicants:
The online form is accessible through both the INI and College of Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT), Web sites. The form consists of a main section, under which applicants will create an online profile, and supplemental sections where you will enter information relevant to the program you seek to enter. You will select your program of choice in the main section of the form.

Though applicants will be able to upload a copy of their university transcripts, please note that the INI will still require all applicants to supply hard copy originals of their official undergraduate transcripts as well as transcripts for all programs attended whether a degree was earned or not.

The application evaluation procedure may include a personal interview with an AIT faculty member. Applicants should take into consideration that the general Carnegie Mellon criteria apply for Admission.

4. Athens MSIN Admissions and How to apply

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or another related technical field
  • Undergraduate coursework in data structures and probability theory/random processes
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Ability to program fluently in C or C++
  • GRE General Test no more than 5 years old (Neither the GMAT nor the Subject Test is accepted.)
  • TOEFL, no more than 2 years old, is required with applicants whose native language/mother tongue is not English. For the Athens MSIN, IELTS and Proficiency Diploma in English are also accepted.

Submission Package
To be considered for admission, you must submit the following documents by February 15, 2009(for non-EU students)& April 30,2009(for EU students)

  • A completed Online Application Form
  • Official transcripts from any undergraduate or graduate school you have attended whether a degree was received or not. If the transcripts are in any language other than English, an official translation in English is required. A photocopy of a transcript is not considered official.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)
  • Official GRE General Test scores
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Proficiency scores for applicants whose native language/mother tongue is not English

Application Form

Special Note: Applicants to the Athens MSIN do not need to pay an application fee. When submitting the online application, select the option "Payment by check." You must select this option to complete the submission, however, it is not necessary to send the payment. Read more: http://www.ini.cmu.edu/programs/athens_msin/apply.aspx

Complete the MSIN Online Application form.

We prefer to receive all applications online. A printable application is provided under Apply Now only in the event you are unable to access the online application.

All applications should be submitted online along with recommendations. Paper applications will be accepted from those applicants who cannot access the online form. Download application (PDF).

Transcripts
Official transcripts are required from all colleges or universities you have attended, at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels, whether or not you earned a degree from that college or university.

If attending the final semester in your undergraduate program at the time of application, the INI will accept properly sealed official transcripts and mark sheets for the semesters completed to date.

Applicants admitted to any INI program must submit final official transcripts, properly sealed, upon completion of their undergraduate program from the institution conferring their degree as a condition of enrollment at Carnegie Mellon. Certificates of graduation and/or degree certificates should also be submitted if provided by the institution. Failure to provide such documents or failure to graduate will nullify admission to the INI programs.

While the online form allows for submission of transcripts online, official paper documents are required to complete the application.

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required. At least two of these should be from faculty or recent employers. People who recommend you should know you well and be able to evaluate the quality of your work.

Recommendations may be submitted electronically via the online form.

All applications should be submitted online along with recommendations. Paper applications will be accepted from those applicants who cannot access the online form. Download recommendation form (PDF)

Statement of Purpose
A Statement of Purpose of between 500-1,000 words should be uploaded to the online form in the appropriate section using the following format:

  • Briefly state your objective in pursuing a master's degree in information networking or information security.
  • Describe your background in electrical engineering or computer science and other fields particularly relevant to your objective.
  • Outline your research experience and list any publications.
  • Include additional information you wish to supply to the admissions committee.

GRE
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is required; neither the GMAT nor GRE Subject Test is accepted for review. Applications will not be considered complete until an official copy of test scores is received by the institute. GRE scores will not be accepted if they are more than five years old.

Use Institution Code #2074 and Department Code #0404 (Information Sciences) to submit your GRE General Test scores through the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

To ensure that GRE scores reach the INI office before the application deadline, applicants should take the test no later than April 15.

TOEFL
All applicants whose native language/mother tongue is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants who took the TOEFL in 2006 may still submit CBT (computer-based test) or PBT (paper-based test) scores. The INI will accept the PBT scores if the Internet-based test (iBT) is not offered in the applicant's country.

Use Institution Code #8569 and Department Code #99 to submit your TOEFL score report. Admission decisions on applications without the required test scores may be delayed.

Applicants who have attended and graduated from a four-year undergraduate degree program at an accredited U.S. university may have this requirement waived.

Questions
If you have any questions or need help:

AIT
Admissions Office
0.8 KM Markopoulo Avenue
19002 Peania
Athens, Greece.
admissions@ait.gr.
Phone: +30 210 6682702
Web: www.ait.edu.gr

Shipping Address
Send any additional application materials that cannot be submitted online to:

Information Networking Institute
Admissions Committee
Carnegie Mellon University
4616 Henry Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
USA

To be considered for full scholarship, please refer to and complete the Application for Full Scholarship form(PDF). Note that full scholarships are awarded according to candidates´ academic distinction and financial standing.

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