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Education Abroad Office

University of Nicosia

Area: Global Direct
Location: Nicosia
Country: Cyprus
Term: Spring, Fall, Academic Year, Summer
Website: University of Nicosia Direct Program

USC's affiliate program in Cyprus is designed to help American students gain firsthand knowledge of life and culture in Cyprus. Nicosia, capital of Cyprus, combines both old and new in a busy modern commercial and business center and a centuries-old culture. The center of the city is its old quarter surrounded by a Venetian sandstone fortress wall with a moat and heart-shaped bastions. USC students will join about 7,000 students at the University of Nicosia. 

Cost: Students pay tuition and fees directly to the University of Nicosia. 

Requirements: 3.0 GPA

To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Cyprus compared to other countries in the world. University of Nicosia's program fees include, housing, transportation, and tuition. Meals are estimated to be an additional $500-700 per month. 

It is recommended that students plan to budget between $3,760 - $8,780 for personal expenses to use throughout the semester not included in the program fee (i.e. airfare, meals, books and supplies, personal expenses, etc). 

Students take between 12-15 credit hours at UNIC. They have a wide range of courses offered each term.Final course schedules are posted shortly before each semester begins. To see courses USC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

The University of Nicosia offers several excursions throughout the academic year. Students on the Semester in Cyprus study abroad program have a series of excursions to every major town in Cyprus over the course of the semester. In addition, there is a 7-City Tour of major European towns, as well as a Mediterranean Tour.

Per university policy, all USC students will be charged for  emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance of  for their time abroad. Students will be enrolled in this insurance by the education abroad office prior to their departure. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details. The University of Nicosia also requires students to pay $200 for insurance through University of Nicosia. 

All students are housed in single occupancy student residences with ensuite kitchens, bathrooms and private balconies. Students have access to building amenities which may include a gym, game room, study room, TV room, laundry facilities, cafes and restaurants.

All residences are located in upscale neighborhoods of Nicosia and are surrounded by UNIC’s Vibrant Urban Campus, making it an easy town to navigate.

The University of Nicosia is designed on the American semester model and roughly follows the USC with the Fall term beginning in mid-September and ends in Mid-December, while the Spring term begins in late Janurary and ends in Early June. 

There is a mandatory orientation that students will attend at the beginning of the term. 

Foreign students at the University of Nicosia are not required to obtain a visa to study. You will need a valid passport.


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