FAQ

1. What courses does the University of Cyprus offer?
The University of Cyprus offers a broad range of programmes of study at the Master (M.A, MSc and M.Eng.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) level in a wide range of subjects.

For a full listing please visit the online version of the Postgraduate Prospectus or the Listing of Programmes.
For more detailed information regarding a particular course, please contact the appropriate department directly or see their individual website.

2. What is the duration of my programme of study?
Master Programmes
The minimum duration for the Master programmes is three semesters, and the maximum period of study may be extended, for up to eight academic semesters.

PhD programmes
The PhD requirements must be fulfilled within the period of eight (8) years from the day of admission to the postgraduate programme.

How do I request a prospectus?
To access our on line Prospectus, please visit http://ucyweb.ucy.ac.cy/index.php/en/, where the Prospectus can be downloaded in PDF format.

3. How do I request an Application Form?
Applications can be submitted ONLY electronically using the online application system http://webapps.leventis.ucy.ac.cy:7786/postgraduate_appl/MNG_USER_en.login_frm.  Paper application forms are not acceptable.

4. How do I apply for postgraduate study at the University of Cyprus? Can I apply on line?
Applications can be submitted ONLY electronically using the online application system http://webapps.leventis.ucy.ac.cy:7786/postgraduate_appl/MNG_USER_en.login_frm. Paper application forms are not acceptable

Please remember that at least two reference letters are required to be submitted.

5. Can I apply for more than one course?
Yes, you can apply for more than one course by submitting a separate application. 

6. Is there a deadline for application?
Yes, there is a deadline for applying to the University. The application should be submitted to the Postgraduate Studies Coordinator of the relevant Department by the 31st of March of each year for entry in the Fall Semester, and by the 31st of October for entry in the Spring Semester.

7. What documentation is required when applying?
When applying to the University of Cyprus, you are required to submit:

  • An Electronic Application.
  • Application through the Online Application System of the University
  • Two signed letters of recommendation.  Some departments require three reference letters, so before submitting your application, please read the Postgraduate Prospectus and any relevant departmental prospectus to ascertain the required number of reference letters. The Department may request additional confidential information from the referees. The reference letters could also be submitted electronically by the University Professors using the online application system.
  • Copies of university degrees or a statement of expected graduation in the month preceding enrolment in the postgraduate programme.
  • Transcripts as appropriate.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A short statement (maximum two pages) of the student's research goals and interests.
  • A preliminary research proposal for a PhD place (if this is stated in the departments regulations).

8. What are the admission requirements for postgraduate study at the University of Cyprus?
Admission requirements vary depending on the chosen programme of study. In general, all courses at the University of Cyprus require a good undergraduate degree for admission to postgraduate study. Some research programmes also require a postgraduate qualification (i.e. MSc). All applications are considered on their individual merit, taking into account a range of factors including previous academic performance, research or professional experience and references.

Specific entry requirements for individual courses can be found in the Postgraduate Prospectus and you are advised to make sure you understand the entry requirement before making a formal application.

9. What are the requirements for a Master degree?
The requirements for the completion of the Master degree are the following:

  • Class attendance for a minimum of three semesters. The period of study may be extended, for up to eight academic semesters.
  • Successful completion of 90-120 ECTS at the postgraduate level (75 ECTS for professional programmes or more than 120 ECTS if the programme includes practical exercise), in accordance with the provisions of the programme of studies of the relevant department.
  • Other criteria set by the department, which may include the submission of a dissertation. Students with a Master dissertation from another Postgraduate programme are not exempted from the requirement to submit a Master dissertation for the current programme. If a dissertation is rejected, the student is allowed to resubmit the dissertation once more. Each Department is responsible for defining resubmission procedures.

10. What are the requirements for a Ph.D. degree?
The requirements for the completion of the Ph.D degree are the following:

  • Class attendance for a minimum of six semesters. The Ph.D. requirements must be fulfilled within the period of sixteen semesters from the day of admission to the postgraduate programme.
  • Successful completion of a minimum of 240 ECTS (completion of 60 ECTS at the postgraduate level, in accordance with the provisions of the relevant programme of studies of the department - holders of a Master degree or an equivalent degree may be partially or fully exempted from this requirement, 120 ECTS for the research part of the programme and the remaining ECTS refer to the comprehensive examination, the presentation of the dissertation proposal, the writing of the dissertation, etc)
  • Success in a comprehensive examination between the third and the sixth semester of studies at the latest. The nature and assessment of the comprehensive examination are regulated by the relevant department.
  • Defense of a dissertation.

11. How much does it cost to study at the University of Cyprus?

The fees for postgraduate studies are as follows:

Master degree

(There is a 20% reduction to the tuition fees up to the academic year 2016/2017)

  • Master Programmes: €5,125 per programme.
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA): €10,250
  • Master in Petroleum Engineering: €8,000
  • Master in Gender Studies: €5,125
  • Master in School Counceling and Guidance: €5,125
  • Master in Business Economics (Technology, InnovationManagementandEntrepreneurship – TIMEMBE): €10,000
  • In addition to graduate tuition, a clinical practicum fee of euro 1,000 is charged in the Applied programme in School Psychology in order to cover expenses for clinical supervision services provided by Registered Professional Psychologists.

Doctoral Degree (Ph.D)

(There is a 20% reduction to the tuition fees up to the academic year 2016/2017)

  • PhD students holders of master's degrees: Total fees €4,000
  • PhD students non-holders of master's degrees. Total fees €6,500
  • Each year of study, beyond the 6 years, with a maximum duration of 8 years (16 semesters) corresponds to tuition fees of €1,250 per academic year (i.e. €625 per semester)
  • Maximum tuition fees for a PhD degree are €9,000.
  • PhD Programme in Gender Studies: Total fees €4.000 if a student is a holder of a Master degree and €6500 if a student is a non holder of a Master degree and the PhD degree is completed within 12 semesters. Each semester beyond the 12 and up to 16 corresponds to €625 per semester.
  • In addition to graduate tuition, a clinical practicum fee of €1000 is charged in the Applied PhD level programme in Clinical Psycology in order to cover expenses for clinical supervision services provided by Registered Professional Psychologists.

If the students wish to suspend their studies, they must follow the relevant procedure of the Postgraduate Studies Regulations.

12. If I am offered a place on a course, when do I pay my tuition fees?
You must pay you fees prior to the registration process. Fees must be paid at the Accounts Office of the University or directly at a bank into the following bank account (except the MBA students):

Bank of Cyprus: Account Number 0128-05-023773

For international students fees could be paid in the following bank account:

Bank of Cyprus
IBAN NO: CY05 0020 0128 0000 0005 0237 7300
SWIFT CODE: BCYPCY2N
Details: I.D. Number & Name of Student (Tuition Fees)

Please note that bank transaction charges and commissions must be paid over and above the tuition fees. A copy of the bank receipt must be included with the registration form.

The deposit of fees which is paid in advance, is not refundable.

13. What funding opportunities are available for postgraduate study at the University of Cyprus?
There are various sources of funding available at the University of Cyprus. Apart from scholarships offered by the State, the University of Cyprus may subsidize a postgraduate student who offers to work as an assistant in covering the needs of his/her department or other departments. Assistantships may involve assisting in teaching, tutorials, help with assignments, lab supervision, grading, etc. They do not apply to the research activity of the student nor to the research activity of the academic and research staff. Monthly earnings can amount to Euro 342 or Euro 683 for a maximum period of ten months.

14. How much does it cost to live in Cyprus?
Your own expenditure will depend on your lifestyle and the funds available to you. You should expect to spend more than normal in the first couple of weeks, as you establish yourself, but your expenses should soon settle down, allowing you to manage your monthly budget carefully.

Estimated total costs of living for a single student in the city of Nicosia, where the University of Cyprus is located, are between Euro 600 - 770 per month, excluding rent.

15. Does the University of Cyprus offers accommodation to students?
The University of Cyprus offers accommodation in a limited number of single, self-catering study bedrooms in the Student Halls, located on campus and in private apartments located off-campus.

Interested students must complete an application form, found on the web page of the University and send it to the Housing Office of the Student Affairs and Welfare Service. For more information and application forms, students should contact the Housing Office at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, students may search for off-campus accommodation on their own. Around the University, as well as throughout the city of Nicosia, there are several apartments available for rent.

16. How do I obtain the necessary letter from the University of Cyprus in order to apply for my visa?
Students, who have been classified as "overseas", are requested to contact the International Support Office of the University of Cyprus, (http://www.ucy.ac.cy/internationalsupport/) or send an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

17. Where can I get additional information?
For more information please contact:

University Of Cyprus
Graduate School
P.O Box 20537
1678 Nicosia - Cyprus

Tel.: +357 22894033 and +357 22894044
Fax: +357 22894438
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