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Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου

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Founded in 1989, the University of Cyprus is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Nicosia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, University of Cyprus (UCY) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational Cypriot higher education institution. University of Cyprus (UCY) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 34-year-old Cypriot higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UCY also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Control Typepublic


Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Entity Typenon-profit


Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου' Size by Total Enrollmentmedium-sized


Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin)
Name University of Cyprus
Acronym UCY
Founded 1989
Motto Knowledge, Research, Innovation
Colours Orange and green
Mascot Sophia, The Bee

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Address University House "Anastasios G. Leventis", 1 Panepistimiou Avenue; PO Box 20537
2109 Nicosia
Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου Phone Number +357 (22) 894 000
Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου Fax Number +357 (22) 892 100

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Study Areas / Degree Levels


What is the difference between generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of study areas they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Study Areas and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's academic range and degree level offering.

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Courses and Programs

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees represent the cost that a student is billed by a university for one academic year of full-time study. Check out our guide article on tuition fees and financial aid options to gain further insights.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου: Tuition Fees Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-999 US$
(0-910 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)
7,500-9,999 US$
(6,830-9,110 Euro)

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Admission Info


Initiating the admission process is the initial stride toward attaining students' academic and career aspirations, granting access to the numerous opportunities and resources provided by a university. Check out our Introduction to University Admissions article for further insights.

Admission information

uniRank publishes below some basic Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's admission information.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

University of Cyprus has more than 800 international students. International students information for Undergraduate Studies Admission:

Requirements for Non-EU Students:

  • Being graduates of a Secondary School, recognized by the appropriate education authority of their count

    Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Admission Office Admission Office

    University House “Anastasios G. Leventis”, PO Box 20537
    Nicosia 1678
    (22) 894 021

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Size and Profile


When deciding on a university or evaluating its worth, university size and profile hold significance. Here are potential reasons why university size and profile can influence students' choices.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου has an enrollment range of 6,000-6,999 students making it a medium-sized institution.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 400-499 academic employees (Faculty).

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Control Type Control Type

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου is a public higher education institution.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Entity Type Entity Type

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου is a non-profit higher education institution.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's main facilities:

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Library

The Library serves as a hub for learning and information, catering to both the University community and the wider public, with free access for all students. Recently, it has relocated to its new state-of-the-art building, named the "Stelios Ioannou Learning Resource Centre" an architectural masterpiece designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel. The library boasts an extensive collection, including over 600,000 volumes of monographs and periodicals, granting access to 540,000 e-books, 30,000 electronic journal titles, and 188 databases. Moreover, it offers a generous study space, providing 952 study areas, 31 group study rooms, and a 24/7 Reading Area with 72 spaces.
The library offers a wide range of services for students and visitors, enhancing their experience and research capabilities:

  • Self-Service Check-Out/Return: The library facilitates a 24/7 self-service check-out and return system for books, providing convenience to users at any time.
  • VPN Connection: Users can utilize a VPN connection to access subscription-based content from outside the University network, ensuring access to valuable resources from remote locations.
  • Research Tools: The library equips users with essential research tools, including citation management tools like RefWorks and online plagiarism checkers (Turnitin), fostering academic integrity and efficient citation management.
  • Inter-Library Loan: Through this service, the library acquires online information sources not available in its collections and delivers them via email to users while strictly adhering to copyright laws.
  • Services for Visually Impaired Users: Specialized services are available for visually impaired students, including the conversion of printed material to digital form for easier access and use in teaching.
  • Photo-Reproduction and Digitization: The library offers photo-reproduction and digitization services to academic staff, converting analog materials into digital formats for teaching and research purposes.
  • Information Literacy Seminars: The library conducts information literacy seminars, covering various topics like the library catalog, online information services, search techniques, bibliographic management tools, and plagiarism. These seminars are conducted both in-person and online through the Microsoft Teams platform.
  • Personal Library Account Management: Users have access to their personal library accounts, enabling them to view checked-out books, due dates, fines, and renew the loan period.
  • Live Chat and Individual Meetings: The library provides live online chat support and individual meetings with staff to offer customized information support based on individual needs, whether in-person or online.


The UCY Library has received prestigious recognition in the form of the "Recognized for Excellence Ė 3 stars" certification from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). Additionally, it actively participates in global networks and associations such as EU programs like OpenAIREAdvance and OpenAIRE2020, the National Open Access Desk, the European Documentation Center, IFLA, LIBER, and the Cyprus Library Consortium, enhancing its engagement with the academic and research community at both national and international levels.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

The University of Cyprus offers housing options through the Housing Office of the Service of Academic Affairs and Student Welfare. The Student Halls, situated in the Athalassa area on the new campus, provide 208 single study/bedrooms with shared kitchen and/or bathroom facilities. Additionally, the Student Halls complex includes a Social Activity Centre, Post-Office, Laundry Room, and Resident's Information Centre.

To assist students in their search for private accommodation, a weekly List of Private Houses/Apartments is published exclusively for University of Cyprus students. This list is accessible through the following link:

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

The University of Cyprus strongly believes in the importance of physical fitness. The Athletics Office adheres to the adage, "sound mind, sound body", and therefore offers a wide variety of sports and physical activities from which students can choose those best suited to their individual needs.

There are five main categories of sport activities:

  • Internal Championships
  • Competitive Sports
  • Recreation Sports
  • Sports and Social Contribution
  • Events

Recreational Sport is for people who wish not only to develop their kinetic activities and improve their physical condition but also to invigorate their working system through recreational activities. Our aim is to make sports an important part of everyday life within the university community.

The Sports Council offers the following recreational activities:

  • Aerobics
  • Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Weight Lifting Gym
  • Squash

UCY Community Championships include:

  • Ping pong
  • Menís and Womenís Tennis
  • 3 X 3 Basketball
  • Menís and Womenís Volleyball
  • Menís Football
  • Menís and Womenís Racquetball
  • Menís and Womenís Squash


  • Football Court (synthetic turf)
  • Two (2) Futsal Courts (synthetic turf)
  • Three (3) Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Beach Soccer Court
  • Beach Handball Court
  • Beach Volley Courts
  • Beach Tennis Courts


  • Sport Hall
  • Fitness Hall
  • Aerobic Hall
  • Martial Arts Hall
  • Squash Courts (3)
  • Changing rooms (6)
  • Sauna (2)
  • Physiotherapy and clinic room

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's main services:

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Financial Aid Financial Aid

Not reported

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

University of Cyprus offers the following exchange programs and study abroad opportunities:

  • Erasmus+ is the European Programme for Education Training, Youth and Sports.
  • The Erasmus+ programme supports activities in all fields of Lifelong Learning, including School Education, Tertiary Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Adult Education, as well as Youth and Sport activities.
  • Erasmus+ has a specific focus on student and educator mobility, reforming overlapping structures, and promoting greater cooperation in education with non-EU countries.
  • Erasmus+ is available to all European students, trainees, teachers, trainers, and youth.
  • University of Cyprus is actively networked globally and contributes to European and international scientific developments.
  • UCY maintains strategic cooperation with top institutions worldwide through Bilateral Agreements of Cooperation, facilitating student and staff exchanges, conferences, research collaboration, and the development of joint study programs.

For a list of countries/universities that UCY has agreements with, visit:

For more information, visit:

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Distance Learning Distance Learning

Not reported

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

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Accreditation and Recognition


Various countries have diverse types of legal recognition and quality assessment for higher education institutions, depending on their legal and higher education systems... explore our guide to university accreditation and recognition for further information.

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Programmatic or Specialized Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

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Affiliations and Memberships


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA)
  • Universities in Europe network (SGroup)
  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
  • European Universities Association (EUA)
  • Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)
  • Young Universities for the Future of Europe (YUFE)

Academic Divisions


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Divisions

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Online Courses

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