The Medicine (MBBS) course at University of Nicosia has been modified and improved – the result of feedback from students and staff over the years. The philosophy behind the course is built around a student-centred approach towards learning in combination with learning through experience. It is problem-based and patient-centred, right from the start of the course.
Clinical and communication skills are given the importance they deserve, simulation being a key teaching aid – whether simulated patients, manikins, or complex state-of-the art computer-based simulations. E-learning is another important learning tool, students having access to the St George’s intranet site and library resources.
The scientific basis of medicine is strongly emphasised throughout the course, but particularly in the first two years. The school in Cyprus is equipped with a brand new dissection room to learn anatomy using prosected specimens, imaging, anatomical models and computer-assisted learning.
The first two years of the course take place in Cyprus, the last two years in state-of-the-art hospitals, such as the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago and the Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Aviv. Students will graduate with a degree from St George’s Hospital Medical School, a constituent college of the University of London.
This is a truly exciting opportunity for international students to undertake an identical programme, sit the same assessments, and gain the same degree but learn in different, and highly respected, clinical environments. The links between the University of Nicosia and St George’s are strong and fruitful. St George’s faculty and staff make regular visits to Nicosia to observe teaching, participate in assessments, take part in planning meetings and ensure the quality of the course provision. This is an exciting project for our two universities and we look forward to welcoming you on the course.
The course will prepare you to start work as a junior doctor at qualification, and subsequently to progress to any of the wide choice of careers within medicine.
The MBBS programme is offered under the degree-awarding powers of St George’s, University of London, and shares the same recognition in the United Kingdom and almost all of the rest of the world. St George’s was the first medical school in the United Kingdom to offer a graduate entry programme in medicine and is the only independently governed medical school in that country.
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The St George’s, University of London medical programme at the University of Nicosia offers financial need-based scholarships to assist students in partially funding their studies. These scholarships can cover up to 30% of tuition costs per year.
An applicant must first meet our admissions requirements, successfully complete the interview, and be offered a place, before they can apply for such a scholarship.
Five scholarships are offered each year to students entering the St George’s, University of London medical programme at the University of Nicosia in recognition of their academic excellence. Students selected for these awards are granted a 30% reduction in tuition for the full four years of their medical studies regardless of financial need.
Academic scholarships are open to candidates who have 3.7 GPA (or 3.5 GPA for Canadians), a First Class Honours degree or equivalent, as well as an overall 505 on the MCAT (28 in the former MCAT format) or an overall 60 on the GAMSAT.
Candidates who are eligible for these scholarships will be invited to apply after they receive an offer of admission by submitting a personal essay.
Please note that students who are awarded a scholarship based on academic excellence are not permitted to apply for a financial need-based award.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
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