Maritime Archaeology Scholarship

Honor Frost Foundation Scholarship for Master¹s students at the University of Cyprus (£ 10,000)

The scholarship is aimed at the students in the programme (Field Archaeology on Land and under the Sea), regardless of their admission year. The successful candidate must demonstrate a genuine interest in maritime archaeology and a clear intention to write a dissertation about a maritime subject, preferably concerning the eastern Mediterranean.

Only one scholarship per year is offered.

Entry requirements:

Selection will be based on ranking of the applicant’s previous diplomas as well as on their ability to convince the committee of their capacity to conduct research of high standards. Experience in maritime archaeology projects will be considered as an additional qualification.

Application procedure:

Applications are invited every year in October with a deadline of January 31st of the following year. The results are announced within a month, i.e. in February.

The application should be in English and include the following:

Curriculum Vitae.

A research statement (up to 600 words) where the candidate¹s special interest in maritime archaeology should be explained.

Previous diplomas or distinctions.

Two reference letters from academics or field archaeologists, preferably with a maritime background.

The committee holds the right not to award a scholarship in any given year, if none of the candidates has the required qualifications.

The grant will be given in three (3) payments:

(i) £3,000 before the term starts;

(ii) £3,000 after the first three courses are successfully completed, with
an average mark of at least 7.5/10;

(iii) £4,000 after the remaining three courses are successfully completed,
with an average mark of at least 7.5/10.

The application should be submitted  to the programme coordinator via email:

Dr Stella Demesticha


For more information about the Master’s Programme in Field Archaeology on Land and under the Sea, visit our webpage:

Dr Stella Demesticha
Assistant Professor of Maritime Archaeology
Director of MARELab:
Chair of THETIS Foundation

Archaeological Research Unit
University of Cyprus
PoBox 20537
Nicosia 1678 CYPRUS

Tel  00357 ­ 22 893568
Mob. 00357 99 028 997