Academic Policies

The Academic Year

The University of Nicosia academic year follows the American system of higher education and is divided into semesters. An Academic Year consists of three main semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer), of 15 weeks duration. Each semester or session commences with students registering for a number of courses, and concludes with the two examination weeks covering all of these courses.

Evaluation of Performance

Continuous evaluation of student performance is undertaken throughout the programme. This includes evaluation of oral presentations, group projects, written reports, tests, and participation in written examinations.

Transfer Credits

Students who wish to apply for transferring credits earned at another Graduate Programme must submit along with the application for transfer credits, a course syllabus (preferably), or course description of the coursework previously completed, and the appropriate Transcript.

Grading System

At the end of each semester and summer session, final grades are mailed to all students at their permanent or mailing addresses and are recorded on their permanent record files in the Registrar’s Office. The following grades are used:

Percentage Grade %Letter GradeGrade Points
93-100A4.0
90-92A-3.7
87-89B+3.3
83-86B3.0
80-82B-2.7
77-79C+2.3
73-76C2.0
70-72C-1.7
67-69D+1.3
63-66D1.0
60-62D-0.7
0-59F0.0