Academic Records:

Where applicable: 

  • Official copy of high school leaving certificate (‘Apolyterion’ or its equivalent)
  • GCE A’ Level, IB (Biology plus one of the following: Chemistry, Math or Physics)
  • Trascript of secondary school record candidates must have an average grade of 18 or above (90% percentage grade or its equivalent)
  • Candidates who hold a Bachelor Degree in a relevant subject (First or Upper Second Class Honors degree) from a recognized university in a relevant field can be considered for admission after submitting a copy of your transcript and degree.
  • For applicants who have completed a one year of “pre-medical” training course:  The pre-medical year is considered a foundation year in chemistry, physics and biology of 30 weeks duration (two semesters). 
  • For candidates without a history of science subjects, either at A’ Level or its equivalent, could undertake an additional pre-medical year and demonstrate appropriate grade outcomes.Such programs are reviewed and approved by The School of Medicine prior been accepted as sufficient qualifications for admission to the program.
  • For applicants who are graduates from other programs:The School will also welcome applications from graduates These candidates could be accepted into the first, second or third year of study depending on the direction and courses of the first degree (e.g. bio-medical, life sciences, dentistry).

The University reserves the right to consider applicants coming from other systems of education considered as equivalent to the Apolyterion or GCE A’ level, IB qualifications.

Proficiency in English Language:  Candidates will need to have passed the GCSE or IGCSE with a grade of ‘C’ or above or IELTS with a grade of 6.5 or TOEFL with a score of 213 (550 paper based, 79-80 internet based) or other equivalent English examination.

Academic Reference/ Letter of Recommendation: Applicants must provide an academic reference/letter of recommendation from a teacher or lecturer. The recommendation letter must be certified by the school or university with which the referee is affiliated.

Personal Statement (Motivation Letter):  All candidates must submit a personal motivational statement written in English. The personal statement helps the Admission Committee to assess the non-academic attributes that are important in a career in medicine and is a critical part of the selection process.  It is essential that applicants take this opportunity to demonstrate their motivation and enthusiasm to study.

Interview: All eligible candidates will be invited for a structured interview in Cyprus. When necessary the University will conduct interviews online. The face-to-face interview is an extremely valuable process of identifying candidates of the highest quality.  The Admissions Committee uses an interview score sheet for each interview.  Each candidate is assigned two members of the committee for the interview and will review all the candidate’s material.  The committee meets at predetermined intervals, to review and discuss the candidates that were interviewed during that period.  The committee votes to either proceed to offer a place on the program, or reject the candidate. The committee’s decision is documented and signed. The committee reserves the right to place candidates on a waiting list, and on occasion to invite the candidate for a re-interview session. The candidates will be contacted by the admissions office regarding the committee’s decision.