MBBS From University of Nicosia


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About University

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, with more than 14,000 students from over 100 countries coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space. Located in Nicosia, the country’s capital, and with a presence in 18 other cities worldwide, we are driven by our pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, innovation, research, technology, and a continually evolving academic environment. We empower our students and instil in them the confidence to make an impact in the world.
The latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released on 12 October 2022, reaffirms the University of Nicosia’s (UNIC) global standing, ranking it among the Top 501-600 universities in the world. Correspondingly, UNIC ranks 157th in the European Union, 2nd in Cyprus and 4th among the Cypriot and Greek Universities.
The World University Rankings (WUR) is possibly the best-known and most influential university rankings in the world, benchmarking institutions across their core missions: Teaching, Research, Knowledge Transfer, and International Outlook. The expanded THE WUR 2023 edition includes 1,799 ranked research-intensive universities, out of more than 25,000 universities globally, that met the eligibility criteria and applied for assessment.
One of the core areas in which the University demonstrably continues to excel in the WUR is International Outlook, where UNIC ranked 47th globally.
The results of this year’s World University Rankings are the latest in a succession of distinctions bestowed on UNIC by Times Higher Education. Along with its inclusion in the Top 501-600 universities in the world (THE WUR table), UNIC was ranked:
179th among the universities in the world that are 50 years old or younger by the 2022 THE Young University Rankings;
122nd among the universities of countries or regions classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as “Emerging” by the 2022 THE Emerging Economies Rankings;
Among the Top 151–175 in the world in Business and Economics, and among the Top 176–200 universities in the world in Education.

Top 251–300 universities in the world for Psychology

Top 501–600 universities in the world for Clinical and Health

Top 501–600 universities in the world for Social Sciences

36th in the world in the core area of Quality Education by the 2022 THE Impact Rankings.

MBBS in University of Nicosia:

The University of Nicosia started the first medical school in Cyprus in 2011 by offering the St George’s, University of London graduate-entry MBBS. Building on our experiences with the MBBS, the University of Nicosia Medical School is now offering a 6-Year Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme designed for high school leavers, a Graduate Entry – Doctor of Medicine Degree (GEMD), an MSc in Family Medicine for practicing primary care physicians, a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MScHSA) for both working professionals and new graduates and a PhD in Medical Sciences, for research in all disciplines or specialties of Medicine.
Over the past two decades, the University of Nicosia has led the development of life and health sciences programmes in Cyprus. The University of Nicosia started the first medical programme in Cyprus in 2011 by offering the St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate-entry programme.
More than 1000 students from 90 countries around the world are enrolled in our Medical School, coming from as far away as the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to our achievements in medical education and research, you also benefit from world-class faculty members, experienced and supportive staff, international partnerships, and state-of-the-art facilities and learning resources. The student-centred curriculum allows for the early development of clinical skills and reasoning, and promotes collaborative learning, critical thinking and reflection, skills that are essential for your future career in medicine.
Our graduates are practising physicians across the world, including the USA, Canada, UK, Australia other EU countries, Israel and Lebanon.

Our Vision
The Medical School espouses the holistic concept of One Health, which emphasizes the relationship between the health of humans and animals within a healthy, sustainable environment. We aim to achieve excellence in teaching, research, community service and patient care.

Our Mission
We are committed to the provision of innovative, student-centred and high-quality education, which is based on the best available evidence in current medical pedagogy.  We are also committed to systematically fostering original research in the basic, clinical, social and behavioural sciences and, to serving and improving the health of the population through outreach, service and patient care services.
We aim to produce competent graduates, committed to life-long learning, who can pursue further training in their field of choice and will be competent and successful practitioners, teachers, administrators and researchers. Our School’s graduates make patient care their highest priority.

Medical Programs
Our Medical School, the largest in the country offers three medical programmes and four postgraduate degrees:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), a 6-year undergraduate-entry degree
  • Graduate Entry – Doctor of Medicine Degree (GEMD), an MD degree programme designed for those holding university degrees in any field
  • St George’s, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), a 4-year graduate-entry British medical degree quality assured by the UK General Medical Council and awarded by St George’s, University of London.

The MD programme is accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA).  CYQAA holds Recognition Status by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) and the MD programme is thus assessed against the rigorous standards for Basic Medical Education of WFME. The framework for WFME accreditation has been developed jointly with the World Health Organisation. This ensures that the quality of education is at an appropriate and comprehensive global standard.
This global mark of recognition enables our graduates to pursue a career in their chosen field of medicine around the world. For example, beginning in 2024, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) will only extend certification to international medical graduates of medical programmes that meet WFME standards. ECFMG certification is required for international medical graduates to pursue residency in the United States and thus practice medicine. Students are advised to check with their own individual national authorities if they wish to practise in their own country. The Careers & Alumni Office provide individual student career support, starting as early as Year 1.
The MD programme meets, and exceeds, the requirements of the EU Directive on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications (2005/36/EC) enabling graduates to have their award recognised, and be eligible to practise in EU and EEA member states, following graduation.
You may also find the programme listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS).

Admission Requirements
6 Year Undergraduate Entry – Doctor of Medicine (MD)

  1. High School Leaving Certificate

High School Leaving Certificate with 90% overall score (Ί8/20 overall in the Greek/Cypriot High School Leaving Certificate), to include similar grades in Biology and one of either Chemistry, Physics or Maths.
Or: GCE A’ Levels with grades ABB, to include Biology and one of either Chemistry, Physics or Maths, and one more subject.
Or: International Baccalaureate with 32 overall and a combined score of 16 at Higher Level, to include Biology and at least one of either Chemistry, Physics or Maths.
Candidates are reviewed holistically, so all grades will be reviewed including in Chemistry, Physics and Maths to ensure your knowledge and achievement in these areas meets the demands of our curriculum.
The Medical School may also consider applicants from other education systems. For any other qualifications please contact us so we can assess your eligibility.
Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to Medicine can be considered for admission to the first year of the course.

  1. English Language Requirements:

6.5 overall in the IELTS (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other elements),
Or: 79 in TOEFL iBT
Or: grade 5 in the GCSE (or B with the old grading system),
Or: a score of 5 in English in the International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL),
Or: a score of 8 in English in the European Baccalaureate.

Students from the UK, USA, Canada (from English speaking provinces), Australia and New Zealand are exempt from this requirement as long as they have graduated from an English speaking high school.

  1. An online Interview

The objective of the interview is to establish whether you have the appropriate skills and attributes to complete the course successfully and to practise medicine professionally.
Applicants need to demonstrate through volunteer experience that they have an understanding of the biological, psychological and social dimensions of medicine to support their application displaying suitability for a career in medicine.

Note: You will need to meet academic and non-academic conditions or requirements before enrolment, and a conditional offer may not be converted to an unconditional offer solely based on meeting minimum grade requirements. The Admissions Committee reviews applicants holistically throughout the Admissions process.

  1. MBBS Transfer

Applicants from accredited Medical Schools, in good academic standing can be considered for transfer into the second or third year of the UNIC Doctor of Medicine programme. This opportunity will be based on a thorough review of the completed courses by an Academic Panel.

Fees Structure
6 Year Undergraduate Entry – Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Tuition and Living Costs
Annual tuition is €18,000 for the first 3 years and €22,000 for the final 3 years. Living costs depend on your lifestyle. Students doing their clinical training in the UK pay a supplement of €6,000 per year for the last 2 years .
On average, staying in Nicosia for the whole year will cost a minimum of €10,000.
In addition to tuition, the following fees also apply:

Application fee (one-off/non-refundable payment)6060
Administrative fee (deducted from the first semester tuition)1,5001,500
Entry Visa application and Alien’s registration fee (one-off/non-refundable payment)-150
Annual health insurance fee (compulsory for non-EU only)180180
Annual malpractice insurance fee (from Years 2-4)300300
Annual malpractice insurance fee (from Years 5-6, pending clinical site)500-1250500-1250
International student guarantee (one-off/refundable payment)-400
Renewal of visa after one year (international/non-EU)-55
Personal accident insurance (both non-EU and local/EU)5050
Annual learning resources fee – Optional100100

*Please note that the above fees may be subject to change

Scholarships of up to 20% based on demonstrated financial need are available to help eligible students partially fund their studies.  Students from certain countries may be entitled to financial support from their home governments – our admissions team can advise further.

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Application Procedure
Please follow the steps below in order to submit your application and start the admission process:

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  • Fill out all necessary information on your online application and submit it
  • One of our admissions advisors will be in contact with you to guide you through the submission of all required documents and payments
  • If you qualify for admission you will be invited to an interview via online video conference
  • Once admitted you will receive an admission offer letter

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Visa Information

EU Students
EU citizens may travel freely to Cyprus but are required to submit an Application for Issue of Residence Permit within 3 months of their date of entry into the country. Our Student Services team will assist you with this procedure.
Non-EU Students

Non-EU students require a visa to study in Cyprus. Our Student Services team will facilitate this process.



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