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Accreditation and Recognition

All University of Nicosia Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees are accredited by the Republic of Cyprus, following an independent evaluation by the Evaluation Committee for Private Universities (ECPU).

This confirms the status and standard of the University’s degrees within the country and abroad, and is indicative of the quality and standards maintained by the university. Accreditation means that University of Nicosia degrees provide the following key benefits:


The University’s Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Degrees are fully recognized and structured within the framework of the Bologna Accord. The University of Nicosia is a member of the European Universities Association. the European Foundation for Quality Management, Erasmus, and is one of a few universities in the European Union that has received both the Diploma Supplement Label  and the ECTS Label.


The University’s programmes of study are recognized in both the public and private sectors for employment.



UNIC programmes are accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education


UNIC is recognised by the Hellenic NARIC (DOATAP) as equivalent and corresponding to the Greek Universities


UNIC has full professional certification in Cyprus on relevant programmes by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK)


The 4-year graduate entry Medical Degree awarded by St George's, University of London is recognised by the UK General Medical Council as a UK Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ)


Master in Family Medicine assessments are accredited by the UK Royal College of General Practitioners for eligibility toward international membership


EFQM Award

The University of Nicosia is the first  University in Cyprus and Greece to reach the EFQM recognition level "Recognised for Excellence - 5 Stars" which is one of the most prestigious awards for organisational excellence and is given to Europe’s best performing companies.

ECTS Label

The ECTS Label raises the profile of the institution as a transparent and reliable partner in European and International Cooperation

Diploma Supplement Label

In a ceremony which took place in Antwerp, Belgium, the European Commission honoured a number of higher education institutions from 17 European countries with the 2010 Diploma Supplement Label. The Diploma Supplement Label was successfully renewed in 2013.

E-xcellence Associate in Quality

By achieving this label the University of Nicosia demonstrates that it offers quality controlled e-learning and keeps up to date with the latest developments. Furthermore that it uses the E-xcellence instrument for benchmarked self-assessment on e-learning and take measures of improvement accordingly.


ICAEW Partner in Learning (Globaltraining)


Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation "Excellence Award" in Educational Services

EBEN Gold Medal

The University of Nicosia has followed its previous achievement of being the only private university in Cyprus to be awarded with a Silver Medal in Business Ethics Excellence with an even greater success – the Business Ethics Excellence (BEE) Gold Medal, that was been awarded to UNic in 2012 and again in 2014. 


OHSAS 18001 Certification for our occupational health and safety management system

European Business Awards

National Champion in the 2013-2014 European Business Awards (Globaltraining)

InBusiness Awards

"Best Service Provider" in the 2012 InBusiness Awards (Globaltraining)

UN Global 500 Award

Global 500 Award by United Nations for contribution to environment and society (2003).

EUA Member

The University of Nicosia is the only private/non-state university in Cyprus to have joined the ranks of other select universities worldwide, as a member of the European University Association (EUA).


The University of Nicosia is a member of the European Association of Higher Education (EURASHE)


The University of Nicosia is the only private university in Cyprus to have joined Vision2020: The Horizon Network. 

Investors in People Certification

Launched in 1991, Investors in People is the UK's leading people management standard Investors in People, is the only internationally recognised mark of good practice in the area of human resource management and development and has been implemented in over 30.000 organisations worldwide.

EFQUEL Certification

UNIQUe Certification for Quality in E-learning and Excellence in Use of ICT in Higher Education awarded by the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL)

QS Stars Label

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) becomes the first university in the European Union to be recognised with a 5-Star rating for Online/Distance Learning.