Medical School at a Glance

Over the past two decades, the University of Nicosia has led the development of life and health sciences programmes in Cyprus. The University of Nicosia started the first medical programme in Cyprus in 2011 by offering the St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate-entry programme.

Our Medical School, the largest in the country offers three medical programmes and four postgraduate degrees:

Medical Programmes

• Doctor of Medicine (MD), a 6-year undergraduate-entry degree

• Graduate Entry – Doctor of Medicine Degree (GEMD), an MD degree programme designed for those holding university degrees in any field

• St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS),a 4-year graduate-entry British medical degree quality assured by the UK General Medical Council and awarded by St George’s, University of London

Postgraduate Degrees

• Master of Public Health (MPH), a fully online degree for working professionals and new graduates

• Master in Family Medicine (MSc FM), a degree for practising doctors delivered entirely online

• Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MScHSA), a fully online degree for working professionals and new graduates

• Doctorate in Medical Sciences (PhD), for research in all disciplines of Medicine

More than 1000 students from 90 countries around the world are enrolled in our Medical School, coming from as far away as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to our achievements in medical education and research, you also benefit from world-class faculty members, experienced and supportive staff, international partnerships, and state-of-the-art facilities and learning resources. The student-centred curriculum allows for the early development of clinical skills and reasoning, and promotes collaborative learning, critical thinking and reflection, skills that are essential for your future career in medicine.

Our graduates are practising physicians across the world, including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia other EU countries, Israel and Lebanon.

University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, with more than 12,500 students from over 100 countries coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space. Located in Nicosia, the country’s capital, and with a presence in 18 other cities worldwide, we are driven by our pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, innovation, research, technology, and a continually evolving academic environment. We empower our students and instil in them the confidence to make an impact in the world.

The latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released on 27 September 2023, ranks the University of Nicosia (UNIC) #1 in Cyprus and Greece, alongside the University of Cyprus, the University of Crete, and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Ranked among the Top 501-600 universities in the world, UNIC correspondingly ranks 155th in the European Union.

The THE World University Rankings (WUR) is possibly the best-known and most influential university rankings in the world, benchmarking institutions across five Performance Indicators Areas: Teaching, Research Environment, Research Quality, Industry and International Outlook.

The impressive ranking position of UNIC is also reflected in its #1 position in Cyprus in two of the five Performance Indicators Areas, namely Research Quality and International Outlook. In this respect, the University of Nicosia is recognised by THE WUR as the best University in Cyprus in these areas.

The outcomes of this year’s World University Rankings represent the most recent in a series of accolades granted to UNIC by Times Higher Education. In addition to being featured among the top 501-600 universities globally, UNIC also ranks:

  • Among the Top 101-150 in the world, and among the Top 60 Young Universities in the European Union (EU), in the list of the best universities in the world that are 50 years old or younger (2023 THE Young University Rankings);
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(2023 THE World University Rankings by Subject).