A GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING MEDICINE IN CYPRUS

With this article, we aim to inform you about all things you need to know about studying medicine as an international student in Cyprus. We focus on entry requirements and how to go about applying as well as fees and potential scholarships. 

OVERVIEW 

In Cyprus, like in most other countries, it takes about 6 years to become a doctor. 

The best universities to consider when looking to study medicine in English in Cyprus are:

  • The European University of Cyprus 
  • The University of Nicosia. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

  • Entry requirements differ depending on what university you are applying for.  
  • In general, you need to have taken and passed A-Levels (or equivalent) in chemistry and biology.  
  • And the third A-Level should preferably be in either physics or maths.  
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you will most likely be asked to prove your English language proficiency by providing the university with a certificate that you can obtain by taking the IELTS or any other English language test. 
  • The University of Nicosia expects you to get at least 6.5 overall in the IELTS. If you are taking the TOELF they expect you to score 213 on the computer-based test, or at least 550 on the paper-based test. 
  • If you are considering going to the University of Nicosia you need to have grades equivalent to ABB A-Levels, this needs to include Biology.  
  • And one of the other two has to be maths, physics or chemistry.  

ENTRANCE EXAM  

  • There usually aren’t any entrance exams that you will need to take when applying to university in Cyprus. 
  • However, you should double-check your chosen university’s website just to be sure 
  • In most cases, the only tests you will need to take are once to prove your English proficiency. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

  • Like with entry requirements, the application procedure will differ depending on which university you are applying for.  

Usually, you will be asked to provide the university with: 

  • A completed application form 
  • Copy of your passport 
  • Proof that you will be able to pay the tuition fees 
  • Photo of yourself 
  • Certificates to prove your grades 

Furthermore, the University of Nicosia might invite you for an interview, which you can do either in person or online. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE 

The deadline is usually around February each year, but this might be different depending on the university you are applying to, so we recommend double-checking their website. 

FEES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

The prices can range anywhere between £8,000 and £17,000. 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

If you are applying to the University of Nicosia and are a European national, you can get a 4% discount if you pay your tuition fees for the whole semester in full early. 

This brings us to the end of this article. We hope this has brought you closer to being able to make your final decision. If you would like information on studying medicine in other countries as an international student, please do check out our other articles. 


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