The University of Nicosia Medical School is the first & largest Medical School in Cyprus with more than 600 students coming from all around the world.
Located in the heart of Nicosia, our state-of-the-art facilities make the University of Nicosia Medical School a fantastic place to learn. From head-turning Anatomy to Clinical skills and Biology laboratories, we provide a learning environment which enables you to embrace your interests and career aspirations. Our faculty includes academics and clinicians trained in medical education, who have teaching experience in Cyprus and abroad. Our excellent student support services will make you feel at home from day one.
- Doctor of Medicine (MD): 6-year degree for High School Graduates
- Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery (MBBS): 4-year degree for candidates holding a Bachelor’s Degree from any discipline – awarded by St George’s, University of London
- Post Graduate Diploma (PgDip) and Master of Science (MSc) in Family Medicine: For Doctors in practice, delivered online
Cyprus, an ideal place to study
Cyprus was ranked the safest country in the world for people aged 15 to 29 by the World Health Organization. That makes our medical school an excellent choice if you are concerned about safety when picking a location to study.
See below on what our current students have to say about their experiences:
Athena Michaelides (MD), Class of 2020, South Africa
“Having the opportunity to study medicine abroad, specifically in Cyprus, was an opportunity that I could not turn down.
The small scale classes ensure maximum individual attention allowing each one of us to flourish and reach our full potential. This is done under the wings of highly educated, easily approachable faculty, who are always willing to go the extra mile. In addition to this, we get to use state of the art facilities in a friendly and safe environment. This international program broadens horizons as one gets the opportunity to experience a variety of cultures in one classroom. The beautiful surroundings of Cyprus as well as the buzzing student life are bonuses that add to the overall student experience.”
Jacomien Nel (MD) Class of 2021, South Africa
“Warm weather, buzzing cafes and beautiful sunsets, Nicosia welcomed me home on the first day of my arrival in Cyprus.
The international atmosphere that both the city and the University of Nicosia provided me with was one of excitement to learn about new cultures, an integral part of becoming a doctor. With a small cohort of students, within a week everyone had become friends, and the experienced faculty quickly got us settled into our semester subjects. With innovative labs and lively campuses, I can’t wait to see what new experiences the University of Nicosia will bring into my life as a medical student!”
Ioannis Balanos (MBBS),Class of 2019, USA
“I am enjoying the integration of core class teaching and clinical training. While clinical exposure begins from our first year, in the second we are immersed in it – learning alongside skilled doctors in hospitals and interacting with patients. Much is demanded from the medical student and the doctors are there to help us meet a high standard as future doctors.
Making the most of medical school for me also means getting involved in the community outside classes. I have gone to many Mobile Clinic expeditions around Cyprus, offering check-ups and performing medical tests. I have had the privilege to deliver health-related presentations to various local schools, and being a Greek speaker, giving back to the community has been even more efficacious. As president of the Wellness Club, my team and I are planning on different activities and excursions throughout the year for the medical school. These extra-curricular aspects greatly enrich student life, and the staff have been extremely helpful in planning and making events possible.”
Dr Maria Avraamidou (MSc in FM) Class of 2016, Cyprus
“The MSc in FM programme has provided me with knowledge and skills to practice medicine using an evidenced based patient centred approach.
Professional development is an important part of being a doctor. This programme has given me inspiration to reach higher goals as a Family Physician and instilled in me the desire to be a life-long learner.”
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