The Kokkalis Foundation works towards the development of human capital by awarding scholarships to individuals with outstanding intellectual achievement for study at the Athens Information Technology center of research and graduate education (AIT).
Athens Information Technology (AIT) is an internationally-renowned education and research center in the fields of information technology and telecommunications, founded in 2001 by INTRACOM. In creating AIT, INTRACOM’s purpose was to build on the track record of excellence set by Greek scientists and engineers both in Greece and abroad, and to enable Greece to play a significant future role in these fields. AIT’s mission is to:
Establish a center of excellence for research and education in the areas of software engineering, telecommunications/networking, embedded Systems and electronics;
Foster the development of top level competitive information and communication technology professionals capable of creating technological breakthroughs.
To support its education efforts, AIT signed a collaborative agreement with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and the Information Networking Institute (INI) of Carnegie Mellon to operate a joint Carnegie Mellon-AIT Master of Science in Information Networking (MSIN) Program. This Program is based on the curriculum of the current MSIN Program offered by CMU/INI and is offered in Europe exclusively by AIT.
Eligible to apply to the Kokkalis Foundation international scholarship program are natives of Bulgaria, Lebanon, Serbia and Montenegro, and Spain, who are applying to one of the following degree programs at Athens Information Technology (AIT): MSc in Information Networking (MSIN); MSc in Information and Telecommunications Technologies (MSITT); MSc in Management of Business, Innovation, and Technology (MBIT).
Candidates must hold an undergraduate degree recognized by their native state, an established record of academic achievement, and demonstrated financial need. The scholarship covers the program’s tuition fee and insurance costs in full.
Prospective applicants can visit http://www.ait.edu.gr for details on the full application process.