Admission Requirements

Students come to UNIC from around the world, blending a diverse range of academic backgrounds, experiences, interests, talents and cultural heritage.

Admission to our University is granted under different categories, depending on the student’s qualifications and educational objectives.

Our general admissions policy relies on the student’s previous academic performance, including their high school grades. The Medical School has separate admissions policies and procedures outlined on the Medical School website.

Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is a recognized High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC). Students with a lower HSLC grade than 7.5/10 or 15/20 or equivalent, depending on the grading system of the country issuing the HSLC, are provided with extra academic guidance and monitoring during the first year of their studies. Some programmes have higher entry requirements.

English Language Proficiency

The table below provides the minimum English Language Requirements (ELR) for enrollment on a programme of study offered in English. Students who do not possess any of the qualifications or stipulated grades listed below and hold IELTS with 4.5 and above, are required to take UNIC’s NEPTON English Placement Test (with no charge) and will receive English Language support classes, if and as needed, from UNIC’s International Gateway Centre (IGC).

English Qualification ELR Equivalent to IELTS 6
TOEFL 525 and above
Computer-based TOEFL 193 and above
Internet-based TOEFL 80 and above
IELTS 6 and above
Cambridge Exams (First Certificate) B and above
Cambridge Exams (Proficiency Certificate) C and above
GCSE English Language ‘O’ Level or IGCSE C and above
Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA) Pass
Pearson PTE General Level 3 and above
KPG
(The Greek Foreign Language Examinations
for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency)
Level B2 and above
Anglia Level B2 and above
IEB Advanced Programme English Pass
Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE)
Michigan Language Assessment
by: Cambridge Assessment English & University of Michigan
650 average score for ALL skills and above

Master students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, GCSE “O” Level or IGCSE with minimum “C”, IELTS with a score of 6.5, or a score placement at the ENGL- 100 level of UNIC’s NEPTON. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate programme.

NEPTON (New English Placement Test Online) Page

Undergraduate Transfer Students and Credits Earned at Other Universities

Our University welcomes transfer students from other accredited colleges and universities and accepts courses obtained from current and/or previous studies that are of the same quality and equivalency as courses offered at UNIC.

Transfer credits may correspond to specific University courses or to specific categories such as Computer Electives, Humanities Electives, etc. Transfer credits will not count towards the student’s Cumulative Point Average – CPA (overall grade). Regardless of the credits transferred, students normally have to complete a minimum of 120 ECTS for a Bachelors degree.

Credit from National Testing Centres

Transfer credits are awarded for A-Level, selected GCSE, LCCI, and other similar qualifications.

Postgraduate Admission

The minimum requirement for admission into a Masters degree programme is a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university. In addition to the minimum requirements, special admission requirements may apply for various departments. Please consult the website for an updated list of specific requirements. Further, students applying from selected countries may be required to have additional qualifications. The Office of Admissions will guide all applicants throughout the admission process.

English Language Proficiency

Master students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English. Otherwise, they would need to present a minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based or 213 computer-based, GCSE “O” Level or IGCSE with minimum “C”, IELTS with a score of 6.5, or a score placement at the ENGL100 level of UNIC’s NEPTON. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate programme.

NEPTON (New English Placement Test Online) Page

Postgraduate Transfer Students and Credits Earned at Other Universities

Regardless of the credits transferred, students normally have to complete a minimum of 2/3 of the Masters’ degree credits. Programmes Taught in Greek A certain number of undergraduate and graduate programmes focused solely on Cyprus and Greece are taught in Greek. Students on these programmes are not required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Programmes Taught in Greek

A certain number of undergraduate and graduate programmes focused solely on Cyprus and Greece are taught in Greek. Students on these programmes are not required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Application Deadlines for International Students

Students may begin their studies in September or February. Applications must reach the Office of Admissions together with all the required documents by:

Studies from Deadline
Fall Semester (September to January) Late June
Spring Semester (February to May) Late October
Summer Session (June to July) Late February
Application Deadlines for European and Local students Please call the Office of Admissions on +357 22841528