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Best Medical Universities in Cyprus

ApAmarnath pratapwarJul 18, 2022

Top medical universities in Cyprus for international students

There are 11 medical universities in Cyprus. These universities have many of their medical programs in the English language. In addition, significant medical disciplines like general medicine, dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy are open to international students. This makes Cyprus a favorable study abroad destination.

Studying in Cyprus offers several benefits to international students. With Cyprus being an EU member state, graduates are eligible to work in any other EU state. Moreover, the cost of studying in Cyprus is low, and most universities offer scholarships.

Let’s look at some of the best medical universities in Cyprus.

National Ranking 2021 University Medicine and Related Programs Offered
1 University of Cyprus Precision Medicine in Clinical Practice (MSc)
2 Eastern Mediterranean University Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Sciences
3 Cyprus International University Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences
4 University of Nicosia Medicine
5 Near East University Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
8 European University Cyprus Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences
9 European University of Lefke Pharmacy, Dentistry, Health Sciences
11 Girne American University Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences
13 Frederick University Pharmacy, Nursing
19 Final International University Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences
22 Cyprus Science University Nursing

This article features 11 best universities ranking in the top 25 in Cyprus per UniRank 2021. All of the universities offer courses related to medicine or health sciences. And these courses are available in English. 

Further details of a few universities are given below.

Acceptance rates of the top 5 best medical universities in Cyprus

University of Cyprus

Established in 1989, the University of Cyprus is the country’s most significant higher education institution. The university has consistently ranked within the top 600 in THE rankings since 2017. Since 2020, it has been included in QS Rankings in the best 500. 

However, the university offers only one medical program. The MSc degree in Precision Medicine in Clinical Practice is three semesters long. The program aims to allow health professionals to be trained in the applications of precision medicine in practice. The program is most useful for those in biomedical sciences. 

Some subjects in the program are 

  • Medical Statistics and Research Methodologies
  • Clinical Τrials
  • Pharmacology and pharmacogenomics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Clinical applications of precision medicine
  • Case studies in precision medicine
  • Human Molecular and Medical Genetics

Admission requirements include

  • CV
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with at least 60%
  • English proficiency (defined by the criteria set by CYQAA)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Motivation letter

Eastern Mediterranean University

The Eastern Mediterranean University is a public university established in 1979. The university has four faculties dedicated to healthcare.

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry

The table summarizes all the English-taught programs available at the university.

Program Name Faculty Duration Annual Tuition Fees in USD
Doctor of Dental Medicine (Joint Program with IUMS/Iran) Dentistry 5 years 19,192
Medicine (Joint Program with Marmara University, Turkey) Medicine 6 years 21,198
Nursing Health Sciences 4 years 15,937
Nutrition & Dietetics Health Sciences 4 years 15,937
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Health Sciences 4 years 15,937
Pharmacy (B.Pharm.) Pharmacy 5 years 16,914
Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) Pharmacy 6 years 16,914

Admission requirements

  • High school completion
  • Should score at least 85% for Medicine and Dentistry, 75% for Pharmacy, and 65% for Health Sciences
  • Academic transcripts
  • Copy of passport
  • Passport-size photographs

Cyprus International University

Cyprus International University was founded in 1997. CIU is an English-language private university. The university is well-recognized for its excellent quality education and modern infrastructure.

There are several English language medical programs across various disciplines:

Program Name Duration Annual Tuition Fees in EUR Annual Tuition Fees in USD*
Dentistry 5 years 10,645 10,813
Nutrition and Dietetics 4 years 5,843 5,935
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 4 years 5,843 5,935
Medicine 6 years 12,955 13,160
Pharmacy (M.Pharm) 5 years 7,844 7,968
Pharmacy (Pharm.D) 6 years 7,844 7,968
Nursing 4 years 5,843 5,935

* Tuition fees in USD are converted to EUR at the rate of 1 EUR = 1.01 USD. Please note that currency exchange rates are subject to change from time to time.

Admission requirements

  • Application form
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5)
  • Scanned copy of passport

University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia is a private university established in 1980. It has affiliations with several universities globally. With a ranking as the 179th

Young University by THE rankings, UNIC enjoys a favorable global reputation. 

The university offers programs in medicine at various study levels.

Program Name Duration Study Level Annual Tuition Fees in EUR Annual Tuition Fees in USD*
Medicine / MD 6 years Undergraduate 18,000-22,000 18,260-22,318
Medical Science 4 years Doctoral 5,000 5,072
Veterinary Medicine (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, DVM)  5 years Undergraduate 20,000 20,290
Nursing 4 years Undergraduate 9,420 9,556
Pharmacy 5 years Undergraduate 9,420 9,556

* Tuition fees in USD are converted to EUR at the rate of 1 EUR = 1.01 USD. Please note that currency exchange rates are subject to change from time to time.

Admission requirements

  • High School Leaving Certificate
  • High School grade of 7.5/10 or 15/20 or equivalent
  • English Language Requirement of IELTS 6 and above or equivalent
  • A copy of your passport
  • Academic Records (True copy of the original)

For students enrolling in Master’s additional documents needed are

  • Letters of recommendations
  • CV
  • Personal Statement 
  • Research proposal (for doctoral students)

Near East University

Near East University was established in 1988. The university offers the broadest range of programs in healthcare. Students can choose any of the professional or vocational courses. Many of these programs are available in both English and Turkish languages. The university has an acceptance rate of 45%.

Below are some details of the professional courses available at the university.

Program Name Duration Annual Tuition Fees in EUR Annual Tuition Fees in USD*
Dentistry 5 years 11,600 11,768
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation 4 years 5,600 5,680
Nursing 4 years 5,600 5,680
Medicine 6 years 12,600 12,782
Pharmacy 5 years 8,600 8,724
Veterinary Medicine 5 years 8,600 8,724

* Tuition fees in USD are converted to EUR at the rate of 1 EUR = 1.01 USD. Please note that currency exchange rates are subject to change from time to time.

Admission requirements

  • University-conducted entrance test
  • High school diploma with at least 60-65%
  • Student should be in Science stream (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency (If any standardized test is taken)
  • Photocopy of passport
  • If taken, students can also show that SAT exam results
Frequently Asked Questions

Cyprus offers a wide range of medical programs. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary, and Psychology are the prominent ones. International students can also enroll in many health science courses like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, etc.

University of Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean University, Near East University, Cyprus International University, and the University of Nicosia are among the top five medical universities in the country. There are eleven universities ranking in the top 25 universities in Cyprus.

Yes. International students have the opportunity to get excellent medical education in English. There are several universities offering medicine, dentistry, and other related courses in English. However, students must prove their English language proficiency.

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