Monday, December 1, 2008

Master Scholarships in Information Networking at Athens MSIN

The INI (Information Networking Institute) offers the Master of Science in Information Networking program in Athens, Greece (Athens MSIN) in collaboration with Athens Information Technology (AIT). Modeled after the Pittsburgh MSIN program, the Athens MSIN is an intensive, full-time, 16-month graduate program that gives students a solid foundation in information technology and introduces students to management, strategic thinking, and policy, with the opportunity to study each of these areas in greater depth through electives.

A curriculum option allows students to choose a Professional Track or Research Track to develop an area of specialization. MSIN students are well positioned to pursue leadership, technical, and management positions in a variety of sectors and industries.

Application Deadline
Feburary 15 for international applicants
April 30 for EU applicants

Graduates of the INI’s programs enter a range of careers, including software engineer, networking engineer, technology consultant, IT analyst, computer systems consultant, systems & software engineer, corporate security officer, financial software developer, security consultant, and Ph.D. candidate.

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 are also accepted.

Submission Package

To be considered for admission, you must submit the following documents:

* A completed Online Application Form. See
* 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 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:

Complete the MSIN Online Application form. See

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) at


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. It is preferred that all recommendations be submitted online; however if a hard copy form is required you may download the following document: Recommendation form (PDF) at

If submitting hard copies of recommendation letters, the letters must be properly sealed by the person providing the recommendation. Properly sealed recommendations will have the recommender`s signature across the envelope flap. Documents not properly submitted cannot be accepted.

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.


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 December.


All applicants whose native language/mother tongue is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The INI will accept the PBT (paper-based test) 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.

Applicants attending a graduate program at a U.S. university should submit a copy of their most recent TOELF test for evaluation. The INI may request additional information to demonstrate sufficient ESL skill.


If you have any questions or need help:

Admissions Office
0.8 KM Markopoulo Avenue
19002 Peania
Athens, Greece.
Phone: +30 210 6682702

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

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

Online Application go to: