From the school:Cyprus is situated in the northeastern corner of the Mediterranean, at the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa. Since the dawn of history, Cyprus has been one of the most interesting areas of the region and has a rich and visible cultural history. Cyprus is graced with golden beaches, virgin green forests, and other natural wonders. The environment is one of the healthiest in the world, free from pollution and heavily industrialized areas. The island enjoys a wonderful Mediterranean climate—apart from the mild, occasionally rainy winter between November and March, Cyprus has an average of 326 sunny days per year. In addition, Cyprus ranks as the fifth safest country in the world and has the fifth highest English proficiency index in the European Union. The University of Nicosia is located in the island’s capital and the country’s largest city, Nicosia, which offers a fascinating blend of lifestyles, culture, and history. From a centuries-old walled city centre that sees monuments in close proximity to late-night clubs, to downtown bargain shopping and brand new suburban malls, and a range of local and international restaurants to suit every palate and budget, Nicosia has something for everyone.
The University of Nicosia is the largest non-state university in Cyprus, with over 7.500 students from 75 different countries studying through a broad range of programmes at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels. Its predecessor institution, Intercollege, was founded in 1980 and had rapidly grown into the largest and most reputable college in Cyprus. In 2007, it acquired the status of a university and it has since been established as a leading tertiary education provider in Cyprus-in line with the enduring motto of the institution, “Excellence in Education”.Our mission is to provide a well-rounded education to our students that will assist them in becoming sophisticated individuals, achieving their academic and professional goals, and assuming responsible roles in a changing world of global cooperation and global interdependence. In pursuit of its objectives, the University strives to promote research and the generation of knowledge for the benefit of Cyprus and the broader region. This is achieved by being of service to local society through dissemination and application of knowledge, as well as through innovative partnerships with universities, businesses, and civil society institutions.