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.

Undergraduate Admission

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 to an undergraduate 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 or equivalent, are required to take an English Placement Test and will receive English Language support classes, if and as needed, from UNIC’s International Gateway Centre (IGC).

English Qualification Grade
IELTS 6 and above
Anglia Examinations Advanced and above
Cambridge GCE AS Level English Language C and above
Cambridge GCE English A Levels C and above
Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a First language C and above
Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a Second language B and above
IB English A: Literature SL & HL 4 and above
IB English Standard Level (SL) 5 and above
IB English High Level (HL) 4 and above
Michigan Language Assessment (also known as Proficiency of Michigan) 650 and above
Password Test 6 and above
TOEFL (IBT) 60 and above
Cambridge Exams (First Certificate) 160 and above or Pass
Cambridge Exams (Proficiency Certificate) 180 and above or Pass

Programmes Taught in Greek

A certain number of undergraduate 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.

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 have to complete at least one half of the number of the Bachelor’s Degree ECTS (120 ECTS for a 240 -ECTS Bachelor Degree, 150 ECTS for a 300-ECTS Bachelor Degree) and at least two thirds of the number of the Master’s Degree ECTS.

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 Master’s 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 Admissions Department will guide all applicants throughout the admission process.

English Language Proficiency

The table below provides the minimum English Language Requirements (ELR) for enrollment to a postgraduate programme of study offered in English. Master students satisfy the English requirements if their first degree was taught in English*.

English Qualification Grade
IELTS 6.5 and above
Anglia Examinations Proficiency or Mastery
Cambridge GCE AS Level English Language C and above
Cambridge GCE English A Levels C and above
Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a First language C and above
Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a Second language B and above
IB English A: Literature SL & HL 4 and above
IB English Standard Level (SL) 5 and above
IB English High Level (HL) 4 and above
Michigan Language Assessment (also known as Proficiency of Michigan) 750 and above
Password Test 6.5 and above
TOEFL (IBT) 79 and above
Cambridge Exams (First Certificate) 176 and above or Pass
Cambridge Exams (Proficiency Certificate) 180 and above or Pass*

Postgraduate 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. Regardless of the credits transferred, students have to complete at least one half of the number of the Bachelor’s Degree ECTS (120 ECTS for a 240 -ECTS Bachelor Degree, 150 ECTS for a 300-ECTS Bachelor Degree) and at least two thirds of the number of the Master’s Degree ECTS.

Programmes Taught in Greek

A certain number of 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.

International Students

Residence Permit

International / Non-EU Students must satisfy the English Language Requirements of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Indicative Application Deadlines

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