University of Nicosia


University of Nicosia

Number of students
4560€ - 13860€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
October 24, June 27
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

Nicosia offers a plethora of programs aimed at developing critical, sharp and problem-solving oriented thinking. The university currently has four Schools: Business; Sciences; Education; Humanities, Social Sciences and Law which offer several undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Some common programs include: Law, Medicine, Engineering, Architecture and most recently the university became the first in the world to introduce Digital Currency/Block chain Technology as a study program.


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  • A-Level Certificate

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University of Nicosia in Rankings

  • Top 601 - 800 universities in the World. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2022)
  • Top 250 in the EU. (Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2022)
  • Ranked 179th in the World. (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2022)

Tuition and Scholarships at University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia offers relatively reasonable tuition fees to all its international students. The university offers great and affordable tuition fees, to allow equal opportunity to all.

In addition, Students are awarded several other incentives such as early payment discounts, flexible payment arrangements as well as much welcome scholarships and grants so as to further reduce the cost of learning and hence easing the financial burden.

The fees structure for international students at the University of Nicosia is as follows:The all-inclusive includes payment for tuition fees, registration fee, health insurance fee, ID card certification and other related provisions.

Undergraduate program per academic year- approx. 9500 Euros (with some exceptions) Masters programs - approx. 14000 Euros (with some exceptions) PhD programs per academic year- approx. 13500 Euros (with some exceptions)


For all its international students the university does offer academic scholarships dependent on entry-level certificate performance for new students and based on previous semester students for returning students.

The specifications of how much the scholarship is worth are dependent on the individuals score/CGPA, the scholarships in this regard range from 10-50% Students who are siblings, are also entitled to a further discount resulting in their tuition being reduced by as much as between 10-15% of tuition, and this is applicable for the entire student's course duration.

There are also other complementary programs such as campus work program, which is based on a student’s academic performance and sports scholarships which is based on an individual’s level contribution to the university team and the sport in consideration.

For such scholarships the incentives awarded may include, reduction of tuition ranging from 10-40%, student employment in any of the school facilities, stipend as well as reduced accommodation fees.

Cost of living at University of Nicosia

300 -550 Euro / month
250 Euro / month
Cost of living
150 Euro / month
Free, the University offers shuttles

About University of Nicosia


The University of Nicosia (UNIC), named after the capital, is a private institution situated in Southern Cyprus's capital of Nicosia. UNIC is one of the leading comprehensive research-oriented universities in the Mediterranean region, committed to teaching, research and innovation, sustainability, societal engagement and contribution to culture.

The University offers more than 100 conventional face-to-face (on campus) and distance learning online programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree level, hosting more than 14,000 students from over 100 countries. UNIC conducts extensive high quality basic, applied, and interdisciplinary research that benefits society on a national and global scale. Our teaching and research staff excel in many academic disciplines and are acknowledged for their contribution to the creation and advancement of knowledge and technology transfer, with a particular focus on emerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and their impact on society.

Our focus on implementing the “Knowledge Square” through actively engaging with research centres, industry, and society ensures that our programmes are designed and enhanced in close collaboration with related stakeholders. This focus results in programmes that address industry needs and are accredited by relevant professional bodies, correspondingly preparing graduates for a global career in today’s evolving workplace.


Why Study at University of Nicosia

Comprehensive University

UNIC is a comprehensive university with over 100 conventional on-campus and online/distance learning programmes of study, with particular strengths in medicine, health sciences, blockchain, law, accounting, architecture, international relations, education, computer science, and engineering.

Enhanced Learning Environment

Our University provides a student-focused learning environment with small class sizes (average 13:1 student/ faculty ratio), a wide range of laboratories for hands on student experience, and innovative teaching methods (including problem-based learning).

European Leaders in Online/Distance Education

Our University has been a pioneer in online/distance learning education in Europe, supporting both its own degree programmes, as well as those of its joint degree partners. In 2017, UNIC became the first university in the European Union to be awarded a 5-Star QS rating for Online/ Distance Learning. This exemplary rating was reaffirmed by the QS Intelligence Unit in 2020.

Vibrant Urban Campus

UNIC’s modern campus is made up of 20 purpose-built and customized buildings situated amid the urban landscape in the bustling suburb of Engomi in Nicosia. Over the last few years, we have invested over €100 million in our campus infrastructure. The expansive layout of our campus allows us to provide specialized facilities to support each academic department. The whole neighborhood is oriented towards student life, allowing for a unique social experience, characterized by community interaction, diversity, learning and fun.

Nicosia: A University City

Nicosia was ranked by the Financial Times (2020/2021) as the top European city of similar size for Human Capital (Education) and Lifestyle, ahead of Oxford, Basel, Reykjavik and Geneva. It offers a terrific student life and a multicultural community that boasts tens of thousands of students from over 70 countries.

Accommodation University of Nicosia

On Campus Accomodation at University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia provides students with a cozy, modern and top of the range accommodation facilities both on and off-campus. Students on average pay around 300euro -550euro monthly on accommodation.

The university has three separate apartments namely Six, U and Triangle. The accommodation includes single, double arrangements.

These housing building unquestionably define European architectural standards and modernity. Thus students not only learn but live in style and luxury. Some of the various services and amenities available include in the apartment complexes include:

various dinings and cafes(more than 5); gym; gaming area; Wi-Fi; laundry and cleaning services; in suite washroom ;study area; tv rooms; comfortable bedrooms; throughout security etc.

These housing facilities are Located in Makedonitissa an up market, lavish, low density residence ,which in addition to the already provided campus facilities has unlimited restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and bars, shopping malls, entertainment houses all within walking distance to meet student demand and need.

Off Campus Accomodation at University of Nicosia

On the other hand, off campus accommodation (within range of the university) with similar features is available, with prices depending on the specific need of the student. Costs also include water and electricity bills.

That said, students are often encouraged to stay on campus for at least a year as they find their way around and are hence able to find help from university staff at any time.

In case of assistance to acquire off campus accommodation, University of Nicosia does assist it's students however certain TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY.

Sports at University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia also values and appreciates the need for extramural activities allowing students to chill, wind-down, interact socially and network. The University intends through sport to create an open environment to encourage students to actively engage in sport and social clubs so as to promote the development of leadership and skills training.

Upon arrival, new students are informed on several sports and clubs that The University of Nicosia has, and are encouraged to take part. Some of the sports the university offers include Athletics; Basketball; Tennis; Volleyball; Table Tennis; Swimming; Football; Futsal Football etc.

For students looking at taking the sport more competitively, there's an opportunity to represent the university and be considered for a sporting scholarship. Furthermore, the University of Nicosia is a member of the Cyprus University Sports Federation (CUSF), and is actively engaged in competitions and sporting challenges all year round. Trials and thereafter selection of the best players are carried out at the beginning of each semester for each team.

Through sporting activities students are able to: Improved teamwork; Confidence boost; Better Time management; Improved interaction; have fun; meet new people; destress and relax etc.

Food at University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia has several modern cafeteria outlets which serve full meals, and refreshments throughout the day as well as providing a comfortable and relaxing social environment.

The various campus canteens are open on from as early as 0700hrs till late and offer different servings 3 times a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have a very easy going social scenery allowing students to relax and chat (Wi-Fi access points available).

The dishes served include but are not limited to meat (all sorts), rice, pasta, potatoes, and dairy, pizza and vegetarian meals. On the go quick bites and snacks, plus Hot and cold beverages are also included as well.

Meals are prepared in a professional, manner by a well-trained and friendly kitchen staff and tastes delicious. Some of the popular eating spots include Gallery Restaurant, Coffeeology101 and Millennium Cafe.

Transportation at University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia provides an efficient and reliable bus service so at to ease student and stuff travel concerns. The university offers free (identified and registered students) shuttle service around campus while there's bus around the city at designated bus stops, even into areas not covered by the city transportation provider. 

This service is free of charge for all the University of Nicosia students upon presentation of their Student ID or registration form to the bus driver.

To complement the university efforts in offering reliable and efficient transport there are local commutes dedicated to the task of board students on fixed schedules.

The university buses are modern looking with WIFI, comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned.


About Nicosia

The oldest and yet biggest city in Cyprus, its home to about 100 000 people of which a substantial percentage of them are students both local and international. Lefkosa is culturally rich and full of life. It hosts a number of art and music festivals on a regular basis.

Sports arenas or facilities are easily accessible and it's frequent that students get together and play team sports. The city also has the country´s biggest flea market where people can buy traditional food, clothes, accessories, art, and more at very affordable prices. The market is situated on the border between North and South Cyprus.

The city is pretty much resourceful with money exchange shops, designer shops, banks, hospitals, MoneyGram, western union, travel agents and more. The are plenty of traditional Greek restaurants in the city as well as Kebab places which usually charge around 2 euros for a Durum or Kebab. Nevertheless, you can also find high-class restaurants which are usually very busy during the summer.

The city also boasts of impressive cinemas of which one of them is newly built with 3D capabilities.

The cinemas usually charge less for students provided they bring their student cards. From the city of Niocsia you can travel to anywhere around Cyprus since the transport network revolves around the city.

In terms of touristic activities, there are a number of ancient buildings which commands a respectable amount of history and interest. The city has multiple hotels, hostels and betting houses, casinos where tourists usually spend a substantial amount of their time.

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