About Distance Learning

We offer  innovative distance learning programmes at Bachelor and Master level, and use the most up-to-date technologies and state-of-the-art learning design theory to deliver our courses.

An integral part of our approach to the learning design of these courses is our commitment to help our students develop higher-order skills of critical analysis, reflection, and problem-solving. We also support our learners in building knowledge collaboratively and engaging in social learning

As a testament to the quality of our online programmes, our University has been awarded the highest accolades for e-learning and distance learning education excellence.

QS Stars Label

QS World University Rankings places UNIC among the top 4% of universities in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region, with the University ranking #126 among 3,300 tertiary institutions across 24 countries.

The 2021 “QS World University Rankings: EECA”, released on 16 December 2020, once again rank the University of Nicosia as one of the top 4% of universities in the region (#126), in which over 3,300 universities operate across 24 countries (among them, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey, and Ukraine). Moreover, UNIC’s top scoring indicators especially reflect its dynamic internationalisation efforts over the past decade, ranking #1 in the International Students indicator and #17 in the International Faculty indicator.

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EADTU E-xcellence Award

Our University was also awarded the “E-xcellence Label”, by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Europe’s leading institutional association in Online, Open and Flexible Higher Education, and is at the heart of the modernisation agenda of European universities.

EFQUEL Certification

Our University has been awarded the “UNIQUe Certification for Quality in e-learning and Excellence in use of ICT in Higher Education”, by the European Foundation for Quality in e-Learning (EFQUEL). The award confirms the quality standards, as well as the strategy, infrastructure, expertise and human resources required for the excellent delivery of distance learning/e-learning programmes.