Those eligible to participate in the examinations are Cypriot citizens or those with at least one parent of Cypriot origin. Prospective students must have graduated from a six-year high school, and have completed the necessary application forms within the time limits set by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Admission for the majority of students is by entrance examinations set by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. The subjects of the entrance are determined by the Ministry of Education and Culture and are currently Modern Greek, Mathematics, Physics and a choice of Chemistry, Biology, Computers or Technology (Group A, Polytechnic).
Cypriots and Greeks of the Diaspora
Cypriots and Greeks of the Diaspora, Cypriots who belong to specific religious minority groups as determined by the constitution of Cyprus, repatriated Cypriots and Cypriots who are permanent residents in other countries can claim a limited number of positions (3% of the admitted Cypriot students) based on GCSE / GCE or other equivalent examinations.
Turkish Cypriots who hold a six-year high-school diploma are eligible for admission upon satisfactorily passing special examinations set by the University.
Students from E.U. Member States
Candidates who are citizens of the E.U. member states can be admitted based on GCE or other equivalent examinations.
A limited number of Greek citizens (10% of the total number of admissions) are admitted based on the entrance examinations set by the Ministry of Education of Greece. These examinations can also be taken by Cypriots residing in Greece. Greek citizens who have graduated from a six-year high school in Cyprus are eligible to participate in the entrance examinations set by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cyprus.
Students outside the E.U.
Overseas students who are graduates of high schools recognized by the appropriate education authority of their country, and who possess a good knowledge of Greek or Turkish can be admitted based on GCE or GCSE or other equivalent examinations, or based on the results of special examinations set by the University of Cyprus. O' Level in Modern Greek with minimum grade C, A' Level Mathematics with minimum grade B, A' Level Physics with minimum grade B, A' Level in one of the following, with minimum grade C: Chemistry, Biology, Applied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computers.
Application forms must be submitted to the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Service from the 1st until the 30th of April of the entrance year.
Detailed information on rules, deadlines, requirements, etc., as well as the various forms needed are available at the website of the Academic Affairs and Student Welfare Services.