Medicine (6 Years), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

The general objectives of the Medicine (6 Years) programme at University of Nicosia objectives are:
  • To train students in the practice of scientific evidence-based medicine.
  • To encourage students to practise medicine holistically , encompassing ethical, legal, psychological and social considerations.
  • To produce highly competent and caring physicians.
  • To foster the development of lifelong commitments to scholarship and service toward patients.
  • To promote health and wellness through disease prevention and research.
  • To contribute toward the establishment of Cyprus as a regional centre of excellence in medical education.
Career Prospects
Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Cyprus Medical Council in order to proceed with Residency applications in Cyprus or other EU countries. In order to be registered, applicants must additionally satisfy specific Greek language requirements. The Medical School provides free-of-charge Greek language lessons to support students with this. To practice in countries not within the European Economic Area, non-EU graduates will need to meet any other requirements of the country in which the graduate will apply for licensure. Your Admissions Advisor will be able to provide further information to guide you on this.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates will be eligible for postgraduate specialty training leading to the award of a certificate of completion of training and also have the option of pursuing a postgraduate academic programme (PgDip, Masters or Doctoral) depending on their chosen career path.
BSc in Biomedical Sciences
All students who successfully complete the courses of Years 1-4 (i.e., Phases I and II of the MD programme) will be awarded a BSc in Biomedical Sciences. This degree will offer an opportunity to students who either do not want or cannot progress from Phase II to Phase III of their studies to have a BSc degree that will help them follow a different career option.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    360 ECTS 180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Phases of the MD Programme
Phase I consists of years 1-3, Phase II consists of year 4 and Phase III consists of years 5 and 6.
Phase I (Basic Medical Sciences)

During Phase I (years 1-3) students gain knowledge in the basic medical sciences: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy, histology, biochemistry, physiology, genetics, microbiology and virology, immunology, pharmacology, general pathology and essential medical statistics. 

Phase II (Integrated Studies – Basic and Clinical Sciences)

During the first semester of Phase II (year 4) students take courses in haematology, systematic pharmacology, and public health and epidemiology. They also take a course in which they carry out a research project. In the second semester of Phase II the students take a course in Integrated Clinical Practice in which they build on the clinical and communication skills they developed during the previous years.

Phase III (Clinical Studies)

The objectives of Phase III (years 5 and 6) are to provide students with extensive experience in the clinical environment, mainly in hospitals but also in the community, so that they can utilise their learning over the previous 4 years to practise their clinical, communication, diagnostic and reasoning skills on real patients, and to learn about the management of patients, from a medical, therapeutic, surgical, psychosocial and caring perspective.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

High School Leaving Certificate
  • with 90% overall score (8/20 overall in the Lyceum Apolytirion), 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.
The Medical School may also consider applicants from other education systems. For any other qualifications please contact us so we can assess your eligibility.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: 213 overall in the computer-based TOEFL (550 paper based, 79 internet based)
  • Or: grade in the GCSE
  • Or: a score of 5 in English in the International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL)
  • Or: a score of 70% in English in the European Baccalaureate.

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

An Interview – either in person or online

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. Depending on their coursework, they might be able to start in Year 2 of the programme following a review of qualifications by the Admissions Committee. Such candidates from English-language universities would be exempt from the English-language requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • Annual tuition is €18,000 for the first 3 years and €22,000 for the final 3 years.

Living costs for Nicosia

550 - 850 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.