Type of DegreeDoctor of Medicine (MD)

CostEUR 20,000


Cost non-EUEUR 20,000

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Doctor of Medicine Degree


The University of Nicosia started the first medical school in Cyprus in 2011 by offering the St George's, University of London graduate-entry MBBS. While this particular degree is no longer offered, the university has its own EU-accredited 6-year Doctor of Medicine Programme (MD) as well as a Graduate Entry - Doctor of Medicine Degree.

The six-year degree is designed to provide aspiring medics with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to become a successful professional. The degree also focuses on the moral and ethical dimension of becoming a doctor.

The University of Nicosia is the largest medical school in Cyprus with approximately 200 students per year starting on the 6-year programme. Their graduates are working in many of the best hospitals in the UK and around the world. While most clinical placement opportunities take place in Cyprus (it is necessary to learn some Greek), there are also a limited number of places at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, accessible only to UK nationals and at an additional cost of €6,000 per year. There are more UK students than places available so it is probable that most students will complete their placements in Cyprus.

The MD Programme is accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA) and is thus assessed against the rigorous standards for Basical Medical Education of the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME). From 2024, WFME standards must be met by any medical degree that facilitates pursuing medical residency in the USA. The University of Nicosia also prepares students for USMLE Step 1 if they wish.

The MD programme meets, and exceeds, the requirements of the EU directive on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications (2005/36/EC). The curriculum has been developed in line with the standards of the General Medical Council in the UK and therefore graduates should be well prepared for the UKMLA. Please contact us for full details of the curriculum.


Admissions and Entry Requirements

The University of Nicosia entry requirements are very similar to the United Kingdom. While a holistic assessment of every suitable applicant will be made, the basic minimum is ABB at A' level which must include biology and one additional science (chemistry, physics or maths). The third subject can be anything. IB students must have 32 overall with a combined score of 16 from HL subjects. Biology must be presented at HL along with one additional science. Please contact us for details of Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers or other school diplomas.

Work experience will be considered as part of the holistic assessment.

The university operates rolling admissions which means there is no deadline. When the class is full, it is full. All students who meet the entry requirements will be invited to interview. This takes place online and follows the Multi Mini Interview (MMI) format you might be used to from UK medical schools. The objective of the interview is to establish whether you have the appropriate skills and attributes to complete the course successfully and to practise medicine professionally.

There is no need to provide a UCAT or BMAT score unless you want this to be taken into consideration.

Students are welcome to apply on the basis of predicted grades, much as they can in the UK. Any offer will be conditional on achieving ABB at a minimum. For a realistic assessment of your chances, please contact us.


Transfers and Credit Recognition

Transfers are theoretically possible but are complicated to arrange. You must be able to show that you have covered all modules in a particular year. Even if you have completed the vast majority of modules, no transfer will be possible if you don't have 100% of the modules.

Transfers from Medicine degrees elsewhere in the EU, and the UK, are possible. Transfers from other countries are most probably unacceptable.

Transfers from non-medicine degrees, eg. Biomedical Science, are impossible. You would be better of looking at the Graduate-Entry programme offered by the University of Nicosia.


Financial Matters

The tuition fees at University of Nicosia are €18,000 for Years 1-3 and €22,000 for Years 4-6, thus averaging €20,000 a year.

Living costs in Nicosia are likely to be a minimum of €10,000 a year. The university has plentiful accommodation for its students although it is necessary to book as soon as you know you will be going to Cyprus. Last-minute candidates will probably have to go into private accommodation from the first year.

Including some incidental costs for health and malpractice insurance, plus visa formalities for non-EU candidates (including British nationals), the total cost of the 6-year medicine degree is likely going to be somewhere in the region of €185,000.

This will need to be funded primarily from the student's own resources.

The University of Nicosia does have a scholarship fund that can cover up to 20% of tuition costs per year. It is not possible to apply for the scholarship before you have received an offer from the university. While there is no formal deadline for admissions, there is one for financial aid decisions. Please contact us for more details.


How to Apply

A Star Future can assist you with your application to University of Nicosia at no additional cost to you if you are looking for first-year entry. Students looking for transfers or credit recognition will need to pay a fee to reflect the additional time and effort required to get a decision.

We have extensive experience of assisting students access health science degrees throughout the European Union and can assist you in evaluating which might be the best option for you.

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