Call for Applications to the Architecture Programmes of the University of Nicosia

The Department of Architecture of the University of Nicosia announces the opening of twenty (20) positions for admission to the Architecture Programmes (Architecture – BAArch, 4 Years & Architecture – DipArch, 5 Years) for the Fall 2021 semester.

The Architecture programmes have gained a distinct identity, locally and internationally, providing a rich, well-rounded architectural education, driven by a critically innovative, cutting-edge approach in an inspiring multicultural environment. Besides that, they provide students with a comprehensive set of skills, competences and knowledge with the aim of preparing them for a career in Architecture. A highly-personalised education prepares students for the ever-changing future.

The mission is to create critical thinkers, who are intellectually acute, socially aware, and technically skilled architects that can meaningfully contribute to contemporary architectural discourse. A strong design-based education equips students with both a hands-on approach and advanced knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge digital tools and technologies.

Global issues are addressed, along with local conditions of culture, climate, the local industry and social needs. Ecological and sustainable thinking are highly valued, providing the necessary tools of context, comprehension and application of social, environmental and cultural aspects.

The programmes cater to diversity, enabling students to prepare complex design projects of various scales and in diverse contexts. Students are able to draw from multiple theoretical resources and use a range of skills and media in order to achieve a comprehensive resolution to a design brief.

The first four years of the programme lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Degree, preparing the students to continue their studies into the final year of their architectural education. Following the completion of the 5-year cycle of studies (300ECTS) students are awarded the Professional Diploma in Architecture.

Graduates of the programmes are well prepared for a labour market orientation and can pursue a professional career in architectural practice. They are also well equipped for further postgraduate studies or an academic career.

The Professional Diploma in Architecture is recognized by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK – Επιστημονικό Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Κύπρου) and the European Commission.

School School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Department of Architecture
Degree awarded Bachelor of Architecture (BAArch) | Professional Diploma in Architecture (DipArch)
Duration of study 4 years | 5 years
ECTS credits 240 | 300
Language of instruction English
Courses also offered in Greek during the first two years
Start date 27 September 2021
Application Deadline 10 September 2021
Department of Architecture Website

10 Reasons to Study Architecture at UNIC

  • More than 40 International Student Awards in the last several years

  • Award-winning faculty members with more than 50 distinctions and recognition for professional and academic work in the last several years

  • The programme offers one of the highest faculty-to- student ratios in Europe, providing students with a uniquely personalised education

  • A strong design-based academic pathway enhances the graduates’ ability to develop a creative and innovative vision for the future of the built environment

  • Graduates are employed by renowned architecture and design practices locally and abroad, and/or continue their studies in prestigious international universities

  • Department of Architecture housed in award-winning, purpose-built premises

  • State-of-the art digital fabrication facilities, cutting edge computing and model making labs

  • International and local field trips, academic collaborations, industry partnerships, design and fabrication workshops, exchange activities

  • Diverse and multicultural student body

  • Full professional certification by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and the European Commission