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Summer in Cyprus

University of Nicosia

About the Program

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest research university in southern Europe that teaches in English, with leading programs in Medicine, Law, International Relations, International Accounting, Architecture, Computer Science and Engineering, and the number one program in the world for Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology.


UNIC founded the first and largest Medical School in Cyprus by offering the St George's, University of London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate-entry program. Building on this experience, the School has since added an undergraduate-entry medical program and a number of postgraduate degrees, and also established global partnerships with renowned clinical hospitals in Chicago, Baltimore,Tel Aviv and Barnsley.

Nicosia was ranked by the Financial Times as the top small city in Europe for human capital and lifestyle, ahead of Cambridge, Oxford and Geneva. It offers a terrific student life and a multicultural community that boasts tens of thousands of students from over 70 countries.

UNIC is widely regarded as having the most developed university Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Initiative in the world. In addition to teaching, it has made significant progress in research and development in key areas of Certificate issuance.


The UNIC City neighborhood is oriented towards student life, allowing for a unique social experience, characterized by community interaction, diversity, learning and fun. With a variety of on and off-campus facilities and a wide choice of restaurants, cafés, shops, nightlife, and other entertainment, you can enjoy a fantastic social life.


The newly built UNIC Residences consist of three separate complexes - SIX, U and TRIANGLE - and are some of the most stunning and architecturally distinct student residences in the world. They house a total of 864 students, with first-year incoming students at the University guaranteed accommodation.


The University provides a student-focused learning environment with small class sizes (average 13:1 student/ faculty ratio), a wide range of laboratories for hands-on student experience, and innovative teaching methods (including problem-based learning).

Quick Facts

  • Cyprus is a member of the European Union
  • Safest country in the world in 2017 for 15 to 29 year olds according to the World Health Organization.
  • It is an important regional financial and tourist hub.
  • Is it the center for education and research in the Eastern Mediterranean.
  • It has a high standard of modern living
  • It enjoys over 330 days of sunshine annually
  • Nearly 4 million tourists visit Cyprus every year
  • 80 percent of the population speaks English.
  • The University of Nicosia campus where OCU students reside, consists of eight buildings totaling 300,000 square feet and includes a 70,000 volume library.
  • Total enrollment: 11,500 students
  • The campus includes a restaurant, coffee shop, fitness center, state of the art labs, computer labs, an open-air amphitheater, a bookstore, a copy-center, the second largest library in Cyprus with cozy study spaces, a movie theater, as well as brand new dorms which available to students who wish to upgrade their housing to single ensuite apartments with fantastic amenities.
  • Study abroad students have full-time resident coordinators who conduct full orientation for students, provide 24/7 support throughout the program, and accompany students on program excursions.
  • The program fees include the Cyprus 7-City Tour - excursions all around Cyprus. Optional international excursions around Europe and the Mediterranean for semester and summer students are available for an additional fee.
  • The University of Nicosia is the largest research university in Southern Europe that teaches in English
  • The UNIC City - The University of Nicosia Campus where OCU students reside, consists of 20 buildings
Dates/TermSummer Extended 8 week program
Arrival Date June 5, 2019May 31, 2019
Classes Begin June 10, 2019June 3, 2019
Classes EndJuly 1, 2019
Departure DateJuly 3, 2019July 27, 2019
Deadline to ApplyMarch 15, 2019March 15, 2019
Early-Decision DeadlineJanuary 15, 2019January 15, 2019



Housing at UNIC

Housing is guaranteed for all students who apply by the deadline. Most housing comprises university-owned apartments within walking distance from campus. Standard housing is a shared room in a two-bedroom apartment. Apartments include full kitchens and are fully furnished and fully equipped, with utensils, appliances, wifi and AC/heating.

For an additional fee, students may opt for the newest, modern ensuite apartments which opened in 2018. For more about UNIC's new dorms, please visit:

Student Life

For more information about student life, please see the Student Guide:


The following fees are paid to University of Nicosia

  • Program Fee: $4800 to $6600 depending on program
  • Student Housing: Included in program fee
  • Nonrefundable Deposit: $250 (deducted from program fee)
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance: $150
  • Transportation to and from the airport: Included in program fee

Not included in program fee

  • Round-trip international airfare: Varies by itinerary
  • Meals: Estimated student cost $1000 to $1500
  • Local transportation: $150
  • Books: $50 to $150
  • Passport and visa fees


  • Sophomore standing or above
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Good standing with OCU

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Please contact the study abroad office to request a final budget based on program you plan to attend on Cyprus.

Contact the Study Abroad Office