INFORMATION FOR INCOMING EXCHANGE STUDENTS
|All incoming students wishing to come to the University of Cyprus with the Erasmus+ programme or in the framework of other cooperation agreements must be OFFICIALLY NOMINATED by their home universities.|
|A valid Erasmus+ Interinstitutional agreement or other Exchange Cooperation Agreement (either interinstitutional or interdepartmental) must exist for the academic year 2018-2019, between the student's home university and the University of Cyprus in the relevant subject area.|
OFFICIAL NOMINATION PROCEDURE
|The nomination e-mail must include the following information for the student: |
DATE OF BIRTH
PERIOD OF STAY (1ST SEMESTER, 2ND SEMESTER, WHOLE ACADEMIC YEAR)
VALID STUDENT E-MAIL ADDRESS
LEVEL OF STUDIES: 1ST, 2ND OR 3RD CYCLE
HOME DEPARTMENT AND SUBJECT AREA
RECEIVING DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS ACCORDING TO THE AGREEMENT
|In the case of non Erasmus exchange students please also mention the agreement under which the student is nominated.|
|Please note that all the above data is compulsory: if one of them is missing the nomination of the students will not be proceeded.|
|After nomination the students receive by e-mail a link with all the information on application procedures and deadlines.|
APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES
|Erasmus+ Exchange application documents or application documents concerning exchanges outside Erasmus must arrive at the University of Cyprus Mobility Support Office by May 20th for students coming the 1st semester or the whole academic year and October 20th for students coming the 2nd semester|
Click here for the procedure to follow and deadlines for 2018-2019
|Accommodation applications are handled on a "first comes, first served basis" in case the number of applications exceed the number of available rooms.|
The deadline for the receipt of accommodation applications is the 15th June 2018 for the 1st semester and the 15th November 2018 for the 2nd semester.
|and the following webpage: www.ucy.ac.cy/housing/en|
|LANGUAGE POLICY FOR INCOMING STUDENTS|
|The language of teaching at the University is Greek. Some Departments offer or will offer courses in English. Other Departments may offer bibliography, assignments, tutorials and exams in English. Incoming students are advised to attend free of charge the Greek intensive courses offered during the year at the School of Modern Greek of the University.|
|RECOGNITION OF COURSES|
|Incoming students and their home university receive an original Transcript of Records with all the subjects, corresponding ECTS credits and grades that were achieved during the exchange period.|
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019 - COURSES OFFERED IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
TIMETABLE OF COURSES FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
TIMETABLE OF COURSES SPRING SEMESTER 2017-2018
GREEK LANGUAGE COURSES DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
The courses of the Greek Language are offered at the School of Modern Greek of the University of Cyprus.
The School of Modern Greek offers courses in the Greek Language free of charge for the Erasmus students.
There are 2 types of courses:
13 week intensive courses:
These courses are running twice a year throughout the semesters. There are two courses: One running from
September to Decemberand one running from January to April. These courses are offered at all levels.
26 weeks non intensive course
This course is running throughout the academic year.
ERASMUS+ STUDENT EXCHANGES APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
|All students wishing to apply for an Erasmus study period at the University of Cyprus must send the following documents duly completed and signed within the specified deadines for each semester:|
|Erasmus+ Application form|
|Erasmus+ Learning Agreement|
|Recent Transcript of Records from home university|
|Official proof of knowledge of English (e.g. IELTS, IGCSE, TOEFL etc)|
|In the case of 2nd or 3rd cycle students a copy of the Bachelor's degree must also be attached.|
FOR STUDENT EXCHANGES (OUTSIDE THE ERASMUS PROGRAMME)
PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
|A recent Transcript of Records from home universitY and an official proof of knowledge of English (e.g. IELTS, IGCSE, TOEFL etc) must also be sent. In the case of 2nd or 3rd cycle students a copy of the Bachelor's degree must also be attached .|
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
|Erasmus events are organized in coordination with the International Students Club of the University of Cyprus which was formed mainly by former|
Erasmus students of the University of Cyprus and ESN Nicosia. These events include parties, lectures, walk in divided Nicosia, participation in Limassol Carnival parade etc
Contact details for the International Student Club of the University of Cyprus
HOW TO ORDER YOUR UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS STUDENT CARD
ESN SURVIVAL GUIDE - NEW AND IMPORTANT
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
Living in Nicosia
Cyprus in Figures
ORIENTATION DAY FOR THE INCOMING STUDENTS OF THE FALL SEMESTER 2018-2019 to be announced soon
The Cabinet on Tuesday decided to gradually increase the age at which children start school to six following research indicating that it is more difficult for younger children to adjust to primary school.
According to the education ministry, as of the 2020-2021 school year children entering first grade must be five years and 10 months old, two months older than the current age threshold.
As of the school year 2021-2022, first graders must be six by September 1 of each school year to be admitted to primary school.
The age for children starting the compulsory year of preschool will change in a similar, so by 2021 they must be five.
Increasing the admission age to the first grade, the education ministry said, has been the main suggestion of the committee of experts on school success and the promotion of literacy in public schools.
The move is part of efforts to improve and upgrade the educational system in the best interest of pupils, the ministry said.
“A series of research data, both international and local, and the experience of teachers and parents leads to that at the age of five years and eight months, which is the admission age to primary school, some children, mainly boys, are cognitively and emotionally too immature to follow the primary school curriculum,” the ministry said.
The change will yield multiple benefits for pupils, the ministry said, as raising the age threshold will enable children to attend both preschool and primary school with greater learning and emotional readiness and maturity.
“This will help them to more effectively follow the curriculum, which will be enriched to give children new learning experiences. This change is also one of the preventive measures that can be adopted so that the rates of students with a high probability of remaining linguistically and mathematically illiterate are reduced,” the education ministry said.