Eligibility Criteria

The program admits University graduates in the fields of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Informatics and Telecommunications, Medicine, Physics, Biology, as well as graduates of Technological Educational Institutes in related disciplines, in accordance with Article 5 paragraph 5 of the Greek Law 2916/2001 (Government’s Gazette issue 114A').

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Applicants Selection Process

The total number of students admitted to the ITMB Master’s Program every year should not exceed thirty (30). The exact number of admitted students every year is determined by the Special General Assembly (for academic affairs) of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens.
The admissions process is carried out every year in the spring (April or May). At that time, the program admits students among the applicants who have already completed their undergraduate studies. For applicants in their last year of undergraduate studies (seniors) a positive decision is considered as a pre-selection (conditional acceptance). Conditionally accepted students must complete all undergraduate degree requirements by the end of the registration period (usually in the last days of the following October) for their admittance to be formalized so that they can enrol to the Masters Program.

The following aspects are considered in the evaluation of student applications:

  • ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE — For those applicants who have already completed their undergraduate studies, the final grade point average (GPA) is considered as the main performance metric, while the total duration of undergraduate studies is also taken into consideration. Moreover, the chronological order of examinations the applicant has taken in courses related to the Master’s program as well as basic science courses, such as Mathematics and Physics, is also taken into consideration. If a candidate holds already a Master’s degree in a related discipline this is positively evaluated and the GPA of this degree is also considered. For students who have not yet completed their undergraduate studies, their current GPA is used as the main academic performance metric.
  • BACKGROUND — The general background of an applicant is assessed based on specific courses s/he has passed during his/her undergraduate studies, as well as by other educational activities related to the direction (track) of study that s/he has applied for. The candidate’s background adequacy is judged based on the grade point average in the related undergraduate courses.
  • Especially, for the background in Computer Science / Informatics and for the graduates of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens or similar departments, as related courses are considered the following:

  • For the direction of study (track) in Medical Informatics:
  • Signals and Systems - Mathematics for Telecommunications - Digital Signal Processing - Information Theory and Coding - Stochastic Signal Processing - Pattern Recognition - Image Processing.
  • For the direction of study (track) in Bioinformatics:
Signals and Systems - Algorithms and Complexity – Mathematics for Informatics - Design and Use of Databases - Artificial Intelligence - Pattern Recognition - Software Engineering.
For graduates of other Departments, such as Biology, Medicine, Physics, courses in their curricula related to mathematics, statistics, information technology, telecommunications, are considered as related courses.
The admissions evaluation committee may call certain candidates for a brief interview in case it needs certain clarifications regarding the candidates' background and qualifications.
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