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CSMM

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics (CING) has established a postgraduate school, named the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine (CSMM) open to students with research interests applicable to the Institute’s activities. The postgraduate school is organized as a distinct entity within CING.

 

CSMM programs are headed by the Provost of the School who is also the Chief Executive Medical Director and the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. CSMM offers various programs of study leading to MSc and PhD degrees.

CSMM aims to attract outstanding students with intellectual curiosity, who want to expand their education and the state-of-knowledge on regional problems of global significance on the topics covered by the Departments and Clinics of CING and who also:


• possess excellent analytical skills and are able to understand problems and propose solutions
• are capable of working diligently and productively on difficult projects
• have the ability to set their own goals and manage their own schedule successfully
• are motivated, self-critical and are able to evaluate their own performance fairly
• have good communication skills and are able to effectively communicate their ideas both verbally and in writing.




Objectives of the School
To establish an educational center of excellence for postgraduate programs of international standing and reputation.


To attract and educate students who can engage in competitive work and to enable them to be
immediately enrolled into the Cyprus market and academia, so that they can contribute to the socioeconomic landscape of Cyprus and worldwide.


To produce high quality research output from students’ projects (PhD programs) that will contribute towards the improvement of the quality of human life in Cyprus and worldwide.


To challenge students with a wide variety of concepts and approaches and enforce international
standards of excellence in the fields of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.


To offer exceptional curricula for its students which will provide the theoretical and applied knowledge necessary to achieve international caliber doctoral research.

 

To cooperate with high level international research and educational centers and to promote cooperation and understanding through education, research and innovation.


To attract excellent local and foreign students through the international visibility of the School’s
faculty, staff, and students.

 

To develop effective communication skills for all its students and to help the students exercise
these skills in a competitive environment.

 

To promote the School as a center of excellence for students and scholars from abroad.

 

Programs Available & Titles Awarded
The Ministry of Education and Culture approved the establishment of the postgraduate Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. The accreditation of the following four postgraduate programs of the CSMM, listed below, has successfully been passed via the Council of Educational Evaluation Accreditations (CEEA) and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus, with effect as of the date of establishment of the School: MSc Molecular Medicine, MSc Medical Genetics, PhD Molecular Medicine, PhD Medical Genetics.

 

The following three postgraudate programs of the CSMM are currently under registration:
 

MSc Neuroscience

MSc Biomedical Research

PhD Neuroscience.


The programs of the School begin in September of each year.


Titles awarded for each program of study:
1. Master in Science (MSc) Molecular Medicine (accredited)
2. Master in Science (MSc) Medical Genetics (accredited)
3. Master in Science (MSc) Neuroscience (under registration)
4. Master in Science (MSc) Biomedical Research (under registration)
5. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular Medicine (accredited)
6. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Medical Genetics (accredited)
7. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neuroscience (under registration)

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics
P.O.Box 23462
1683 Nicosia, Cyprus

Tel.: 22358600

Fax: 22358238

E-mail: csmm@cing.ac.cy

 



The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Ge­netics (CING) has created its own postgradu­ate school, named the Cyprus School of Mo­lecular Medicine (CSMM) open to students with research interests applicable to the Institute’s activities. This postgraduate school is organized as a distinct entity within CING. CSMM programs are headed by the Provost of the School who is also the Chief Executive Medical Director and the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics.

 

CSMM aims to attract outstanding students with intellectual curi­osity, who want to expand their education and the state-of-knowl­edge on regional problems of global significance on the topics covered by the Departments and Clinics of CING and who also:

 

  • possess excellent analytical skills and are able to under­stand problems and propose solutions
  • are capable of working diligently and productively on difficult projects
  • have the ability to set their own goals and manage their own schedule successfully
  • are motivated, self-critical and are able to evaluate their own performance fairly
  • have good communication skills and are able to ef­fectively communicate their ideas both verbally and in writing. 

MSc Molecular Medicine, MSc Medical Genetics, PhD Molecular Medicine, PhD Medical Genetics are recognized by the the Council of Educational Evaluation Accreditation (CEEA) and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.

Fee Type

EU STUDENTS
Euro

MSc Tution Fees

8000

   

PhD Tuition Fees (for all 4 years)

20.750

   

Application Fees 

40
Registration Fees 25
Late Registration Fees 25
Technology Fees (internet & email use) 10
Transcript Fees 5
Graduation Fees 50
Preparatory Course Fees 300

 

Notes:


(1) Health Insurance cover is recommended for all students.


(2) International students are required to have health insurance for themselves as well as for their spouse and children.


(3) The total cost for the PhD Programs (Euros 20,750) is divided over the duration of 4 years. The cost for the 1st year of studies amounts to Euros 5,450.

The CSMM Education Office deals with all matters involving student affairs as well as international relations. The Education Of­fice is the first and main point of contact for all applicants to the CSMM, students of the School and participants of mobility pro­grams. The Education Office is the central point of contact and communication for international students and participants of mobility programs. The Office is responsible for ensuring a seamless applica­tion procedure and smooth induction and study period for students, while also following-up post-study with international students and mobility participants in or­der to ensure full recognition of their time spent at the CSMM through the Learning Agreement and Transcript of Records. The Education Office also organizes various types of stu­dent events and activities such as Orientation Programs, Awards Ceremonies, Charity Events, Graduation Ceremo­nies, etc.

 

Careers Office services such as CV Workshops and mock interviews are also organised by the Education Office in cooperation with the Institute’s Human Resources Depart­ment. The aim of the Careers Office is to assist students and alumni in preperation for all career related issues.

 

The Education Office is committed to:

 

  • Providing advice, support and guid­ance to international and home ap­plicants and students of the CSMM regarding the application proce­dure, mobility programs, visa and entry information, accommodation and living in Cyprus
  • Arranging contact with Academic Mentors
  • Arranging assistance with coun­seling support and special needs
  • Arranging induction activities such as Orientation Events and appoint­ing a host institute “Buddy” for incoming mobility participants.

Tel.: +357 22392840

e-mail: csmm@cing.ac.cy

 

Orientation Event

 

Before the beginning of the Autumn Semester, the CSMM organises a warm welcome orientation event for all new students. This is a perfect op­portunity for students to become familiar with the School’s premises, to meet the Academic Staff and the Administrative Team, take tours, participate in fun activities, and make some new friends before the Autumn semester gets underway.

 

Library

 

The Library of the Cyprus School of Molecular Med­icine consists of reference books, journals, techni­cal information, dictionaries and other reading material. The academic staff and students of the CSMM have access to information such as electronic journals and databases. The Library is continuously updated with new scientific journals and books, relevant to the CSMM’s clinical, educational and research activities. Student computer laboratories and meeting areas are available in the Library area. Students are able to access the internet and work on their assign­ments. Printing facilities are also available.

 

Academic advice and guidance

 

  • All students will be assigned an Academic Advi­sor who will be responsible to advise students on academic issues.
  • In addition, students will also be assigned a Re­search/Library Advisor who will advise and super­vise them regarding their final thesis (research project or library project).
  • Additionally, students may also consult the Edu­cation Office on other topics related to living in Cyprus.
  • Finally, students will be bound by the existingrules, regulations and policies common to all CING employees and also by the CSMM Student Policies, information within the Student Handbook.

 

Services for Students with Special Needs

 

The CSMM is committed to treating all students with special needs as equals to all other students; therefore, every effort is made to offer practical solutions to any of their specific needs, such as access to the CSMM facilities, or assistance on their academic issues.

 

Accomodation & Local Area

 

 

Students of the Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine can choose from a great range of private apartments and houses within walking distance of the School. The Education Office may assist students in finding their accommodation for the duration of their studies. Indicatively, the monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment varies from €425–€500, whereas the monthly rent for a three-bedroom apartment ranges between €450–€650. Within walking distance from the School, students can find a mall, various shops, coffee shops, restau­rants, clubs, banks etc. Monthly living expenses are estimated to be between €680–€850 including rent.


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