Student Records and Confidentiality

Students have the right to review, inspect, and challenge the accuracy of information kept in a cumulative file by the institution, unless the student waives this right. The University of Nicosia complies with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regards to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR).  

It also insures that records cannot be released in other than emergency situations, without the written consent of the student, except in the following situations:  

  1. To appropriate school officials and faculty, under the supervision of the Registrar or Senior Registration Officer;
  2. To potential employers or colleges and universities, which the student intends to transfer, upon condition that the student is notified of the transfer, receive a copy of the record if desired, and have an opportunity for a hearing to challenge the content of the record;
  3. Student Records: To authorised representatives of the legitimate government agencies in Cyprus;
  4. To a student’s financial sponsor;
  5. Where the information is classified as directory information. The following categories of information have been designated by the University as directory information: student’s name, address, telephone listing, major programme of study, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, the most recent educational institution attended by the student, enrolment status (full or part-time), place and date of birth, date of admission, date of graduation, whether or not currently enrolled, classification (freshman, etc.) and whether the student has participated in officially recognized activities and sports sponsored by the University.