Study Mobility | Incoming Mobility

Incoming Erasmus Students – Welcome!

Thank you for your interest in studying at the University of Nicosia (CYNICOSIA 14) within the Erasmus+ Framework.

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is one of the leading comprehensive research-oriented universities in the Mediterranean region, committed to teaching, research and innovation, sustainability, societal engagement and contribution to culture.

Our Fact Sheet for the Academic Year 2024/25 can be found here.

To take part in the Erasmus+ Exchange Program at the University of Nicosia, you must first contact the International or Erasmus Office at your Home Institution. This is to express your interest and examine if you are eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ Study Mobility.

The University of Nicosia can only accept students under the areas of studies specified in the Inter-Institutional Agreement between two Institutions. If there is no signed Inter-Institutional Agreement, then it will not be possible to accept students.

Once your Home Institution approves your application and officially nominates you for a Study Mobility at the University of Nicosia, we can then start the Application Procedure.


Your Home Institution should complete a Google Form, for each of their students, before the nomination deadline.



After we receive your nomination from your home institution, the UNIC Erasmus Office, will send an email to you about the application process and deadlines

Applications of students who have not been nominated by their home institutions will not be accepted.


  • Nominations for Fall Semester and/or Full Academic Year
    Deadline to submit: May 30, 2024
  • Nominations for Spring Semester
    Deadline to submit: October 30, 2024


  • Nominated students should apply through this link:
  • Information of how to complete the online application form can be found on this Guide (“Guide for Online Application Process”)
  • Supporting Application Documents in detail:
  1. Official Transcript of Records/Progress Report in English (from Home institution)
  2. Small photo in JPEG or PNG format
  3. Official Certificate/Proof of English Language Proficiency (If no official certification is in place (i.e., IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.), you may send us a confirmation from your Home University stating your English level). (UNIC English Requirements can be found here)
  4. Copy of the identity page of passport or ID
  5. Consent for the Personal Data Processing Form (CPD Form). The CPD form can be found here.
  6. Copy of European Health Insurance Card or Private Health Insurance that covers your entire mobility period at UNIC.
  7. Health History Form (document “Health History Form” can be found here)
  8. Other Files: Provisional Online Learning Agreement (OLA)/Learning Agreement (LA). For more information, please see here (“OLA-LA Information Guide”).


  • The above application documents should be submitted on the online application platform.
  • Application documents that will be send via email, will not be accepted.  
  • Late applications will not be accepted.


The main language of instruction at the University of Nicosia is English. 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 with minimum “C” or IELTS with a score of 6.5 or a score placement at the ENGL-100 level of the University English Placement Test. The CEFR required level is B2 and above. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate programme.

More information:

When planning your study schedule at UNIC, you should first review the requirements of your Home Institution (including consulting with your academic supervisor) and then complete the OLA/LA.

Please request your Home University to provide guidance on filling out your OLA/LA.
The OLA/LA confirms the list of the courses and facilitates credits-transfer. The agreement requires approval from the student, the Home Institution, and the University of Nicosia before the student’s mobility.

Information required to fill in your OLA/LA is available here (“OLA-LA Information Guide”).

Guidelines on how to fill in your Online Learning Agreement (OLA)/Learning Agreement (LA):

  1. Bachelor Students can only register for Bachelor courses and Master students can only register for Master courses. Note that all courses whose code begins with 5, 6 or higher (example MIREL-500) are master’s courses. Please be careful in your selection and ensure that your academic supervisor at your home institution agrees with the selected courses. In case you are not sure about the level then please contact the UNIC Erasmus Office prior filling in your OLA/LA.
  2. The maximum number of ECTS a student can choose per semester is 30. No exceptions will be made.
  3. Make sure that there are no timetable clashes between the selected courses.
  4. While checking the course descriptions/outline, you are kindly requested to take into consideration the prerequisites and the number of ECTS each course has.
  5. The selected courses must be relevant to your programme of studies at the home university.
  6. Students are allowed to choose courses from different programmes of studies, considering that it is acceptable by their home institution.
  7. If a course is offered more than once, students must specify the section (time slot) they prefer in their OLA/LA.
  8. Please keep in mind that changes on the courses may occur until your arrival at UNIC, however you will be notified via email.

Changes to the Online Learning Agreement (OLA)/Learning Agreement (LA):

Due to the existing internal regulation of the University of Nicosia, changes to the OLA/LA need to be finalized within the first two weeks of classes. Changes will be made ONLY in exceptional cases and where needed for academic purposes (i.e. ineligibility for graduation).

The agreement should be updated immediately when changes occur.

Please keep in mind that after arriving at UNIC you might have to modify the OLA/LA for specific reasons, such as, cancellations of classes, timetable clashes, etc.

The Academic Calendar serves as an information source and planning document for the students. The calendar includes registration dates, class start day, exam dates, and holidays.


  • Fall Semester 
    Beginning of Classes: Last week of September
    Exam Period: Last two-three weeks of January
  • Spring Semester
    Beginning of Classes: First week of February
    Exam Period: End of May until early June

The Academic Calendars are announced here:

A week before the beginning of the Fall Semester, the University of Nicosia holds the UNIC September Orientation Programme for all new students. The Orientation Programme aims at familiarizing students with their new environment, assisting in their integration with new and existing students, improving their English language skills and discovering the island before the beginning of the academic year. Please note that the participation is free of charge and not compulsory.

The schedule of the UNIC September Orientation Programme is announced in August and it will be sent to all accepted students via email.

Learn more about the orientation programmes here

The University of Nicosia will provide support in finding accommodation based on the existing partnerships with landlords.

Please note that irrespective of whether you will select the proposed accommodation or whether you will find housing on your own, the University of Nicosia is not responsible for the actual reservation, housing conditions, or contracts between the students and landlords.

For any housing matters, you will have to contact the Accommodation Officer, Mr Charalambos Tzyrkas at [email protected] (+357 22841982) or Ms Charis Iacovidou (Accommodation Officer) at [email protected]  but only when the Erasmus Office notifies you.

Contact details:

Email: [email protected]
Facebook 1: ESN Cyprus.
Facebook 2: ESN Nicosia
Instagram: @ESNnicosia

Ms Eleni Alexandrou, Erasmus+ Officer
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone number: +357 22841563
Office: B8, Main Building