Medicine (Graduate Entry)


Type of DegreeGEMD



Cost non-EU€24,000

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Graduate Entry Medicine


First, a word about Graduate-Entry Medicine...

This is the only graduate-entry route into medicine featured on our website. This is because it is the only graduate-entry route in Europe excluding those in UK and Ireland.

Typically, when agents promote graduate-entry routes what they are really advertising are opportunities to enter a later year of an undergraduate medicine degree (usually Year 3) based on credits from a related degree, usually Biomedical Science. While there are obviously some similarities between the pre-clinical years of a medicine degree and Biomedical Science, they are not interchangable. The General Medical Council has recently added a number of medical schools to its grey and black lists, primarily because they are engaging in widespread recognition of non-medical credits as part of medicine degrees. This has caused a huge amount of stress for UK students in Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia, in particular. It doesn't affect EU medical schools because they have stopped allowing Biomedical credit recognition, if they ever did so. Poland used to have a number of 4-year programmes following US medical school curricula but these were all cancelled a few years ago. There are possibly students who are still on these programmes but they are not open to new candidates. The same applies to the St George's University Graduate Entry degree that was previously offered at University of Nicosia. The programme we will introduce on this page is not that programme but it is built on the success that the university enjoyed with it.

It is entirely natural to seek recognition for your prior study. It is also natural to want to reduce the amount of time and money required to qualify as a doctor. Most of the options that might be presented to you to do this are not real. The exception is the programme offered at University of Nicosia. While it won't be suitable for everyone, it is a genuine, purpose-built Graduate-Entry medicine degree.


Graduate Entry Medicine at University of Nicosia

The Medical School offers an MD degree to graduates holding university degrees in any field. For students coming from a less scientific background the programme takes five years to complete bu there is a four-year option for Biomedical Science graduates (see details under Application Process).

The curriculum was designed and developed by an international team comprising medical education experts from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Cyprus. The graduates of the programme will be in a strong position to secure postgraduate trainign in their chosen speciality. The degree is accredited in Cyprus and meets World Federation for Medical Education standards.

Because the degree is aimed at those who have already been at university for three-four years, its mode of delivery is different from the undergraduate programme. While the basic sciences relevant to medicine are covered, the programme moves to a system/theme-based approach with case-based and problem-based learning methodologies. Directed self-learning and technology-based learning are both key to the programme. There is significant early clinical experience from Year 2 culminating in the final two, purely clinical, years of study.

There are currently students from over 80 different nationalities enrolled at the University of Nicosia Medical School including a substantial number of British nationals.


Admissions and Entry Requirements

For entry into the five-year programme you will need a Bachelor's degree at 2.2 or equivalent in any field. You will also need to present test results from either the MCAT (498 minimum) or the GAMSAT (minimum of 55 with no less than 50 in any section).

If, in addition to the test scores mentioned, you also have a BSc in Biomedical Science you should be eligible for direct entry into the second year of the 5-year programme. Without the test scores you will only be able to apply for year one. The medical faculty will review the content of your degree before giving final confirmation.

Evidence of relevant work experience and volunteering will be considered as part of the admissions process.

All applicants will be interviewed online to assess their suitability for the Graduate Entry medicine programme.

There are no deadlines as admissions are considered on a rolling basis. Please contact us to see if there are still places available.


Financial Matters

Tuition fees are €24,000 per year. All students in Year 1 are entitled to a 20% scholarship bringing the fees down to €19,200. Students in Years 2-5 are currently entitled to a 10% automatic scholarship if they start in 2023. Such scholarships probably will not be available for future years.

Cost of living in Nicosia starts at around €10,000 per year depending on lifestyle.

For a Biomedical Science student with the appropriate test score, the total cost of the four years at university would be approximately €130,000. As a 6-year degree in Bulgaria would be probably just under €100,000 and in Czech Republic closer to €150,000 this represents excellent value of money even before you factor in two additional years of earning. 


How to Apply

Please contact us for an update on the current status of admissions. Assuming you have the right academic profile, we would be delighted to support your application. There is no additional expense involved in applying through us for the Graduate Entry Medicine programme at University of Nicosia.






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