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Admission Requirements

Students come to UNIC from around the world, blending a diverse range of academic backgrounds, experiences, interests, talents and cultural heritage.

Admission to our University is granted under different categories, depending on the student’s qualifications and educational objectives.

Our general admissions policy relies on the student’s previous academic performance, including their high school grades. The Medical School has separate admissions policies and procedures outlined on the Medical School website. 

Undergraduate Admission

The general admission requirement for entry to an undergraduate programme of study is a recognised High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Some programmes may have additional requirements, in which case, they are specified separately under the relevant programme details. 

English Language Proficiency

English is the main language of instruction at our University. Students may be required to take UNIC’s NEPTON test, wih no charge, before registering for classes, unless they have passed an internationally recognised English exam which indicates their level of English proficiency. Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:

QualificationsGrade
TOEFL513 and above
Computer-based TOEFL183 and above
Internet-based TOEFL65 and above
IELTS5.5 and above
Cambridge Exams [First Certificate]B and above
Cambridge Exams [Proficiency CertificateC and above
GCSE English Language "O" LevelC and above
Michigan Examination of Proficiency in EnglishPass
Michigan Examination of Competency in EnglishPass

 

Undergraduate Transfer Students and Credits Earned at Other Universities

Our University welcomes transfer students from other accredited colleges and universities and accepts courses obtained from current and/or previous studies that are of the same quality and equivalency as courses offered at UNIC.

Transfer credits may correspond to specific University courses or to specific categories such as Computer Electives, Humanities Electives, etc. Transfer credits will not count towards the student’s Cumulative Point Average - CPA (overall grade). Regardless of the credits transferred, students normally have to complete a minimum of 120 ECTS for a Bachelors degree.

Credit from National Testing Centres

Transfer credits are awarded for A-Level, selected GCSE, LCCI, and other similar qualifications.

Postgraduate Admission

The minimum requirement for admission into a Masters degree programme is a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university. In addition to the minimum requirements, special admission requirements may apply for various departments. Please consult the website for an updated list of specific requirements. Further, students applying from selected countries may be required to have additional qualifications. The Office of Admissions will guide all applicants throughout the admission process.

English Language Proficiency

Master 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 or IGCSE with minimum "C", IELTS with a score of 6.5, or a score placement at the ENGL100 level of UNIC's NEPTON. The University offers English courses at various levels to help students reach the required standard for admission to a graduate programme.

Postgraduate Transfer Students and Credits Earned at Other Universities

Regardless of the credits transferred, students normally have to complete a minimum of 2/3 of the Masters' degree credits. Programmes Taught in Greek A certain number of undergraduate and graduate programmes focused solely on Cyprus and Greece are taught in Greek. Students on these programmes are not required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Programmes Taught in Greek

A certain number of undergraduate and graduate programmes focused solely on Cyprus and Greece are taught in Greek. Students on these programmes are not required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.
 

Application Deadlines for International Students

Students may begin their studies in September or February. Applications must reach the Office of Admissions together with all the required documents by:     

Studies fromDeadline
Fall Semester (September to January)Late June
Spring Semester (February to May)Late October
Summer Session (June to July)Late February
Application Deadlines for European and Local studentsPlease call the Office of Admissions on +357 22841528