University of Cyprus: Statistics



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#971 of 14,131 In the World
#373 of 2,785 In Europe
#1 of 43 In Cyprus
#1 of 23 In Nicosia
#225 of 1,232 For Architecture
Top50% For 150 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Cyprus is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsMaster and PhD students: Applicants must have a University degree awarded by an accredited institution in the country where it operates, or a degree evaluated as equivalent to a University degree by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S). Individuals who will be awarded a University degree or Graduation certificate fulfilling the necessary criteria by the end of the week that precedes registration week, are also eligible to submit an application In accordance with the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA), for admission to programs of study taught in the English language at postgraduate levels at universities, candidate students should provide a certificate of their knowledge of English For programs of study at the postgraduate level candidate students are required to have certification for “Very Good Knowledge” of English at level B2-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) corresponds to the following specific reference frameworks for international examinations, according to the official pages of the organizations offering these examinations. Indicatively, a score of 5.5 – 6.5 corresponds to knowledge of level B2 (Lower), while score 8.5-9 is level C2 (Proficiency)
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May)

Research profile

University of Cyprus is a world-class research university with 19,611 scientific papers published and 368,582 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Computer Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Medicine.


University of Cyprus majors

by publication & citation count

10,847 / 222,588
Computer Science
10,098 / 186,466
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
9,855 / 170,784
9,615 / 194,243
8,330 / 188,029
Environmental Science
7,484 / 151,639
Quantum and Particle physics
7,210 / 146,988
6,797 / 134,686
6,714 / 158,236
5,670 / 123,728
5,081 / 91,860
Political Science
4,943 / 79,157
4,731 / 75,955
4,643 / 96,283
4,621 / 91,333
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,602 / 83,071
Geography and Cartography
4,477 / 81,947
4,424 / 93,490
3,956 / 84,452
3,811 / 70,417
Materials Science
3,768 / 80,934
3,637 / 64,479
3,210 / 53,498
Electrical Engineering
3,025 / 55,122
2,983 / 80,797
Organic Chemistry
2,981 / 76,529
2,893 / 64,998
2,885 / 50,769
2,758 / 72,187
2,547 / 42,526
2,500 / 51,349
2,465 / 42,392
Computer Networking
2,451 / 39,385
Machine Learning
2,338 / 50,063
Optical Engineering
2,323 / 46,705
2,318 / 57,931
2,249 / 54,556
Art & Design
2,225 / 29,926
1,944 / 49,012
Mechanical Engineering
1,671 / 25,046

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 2 8
1992 5 20
1993 21 37
1994 46 50
1995 68 149
1996 77 184
1997 126 271
1998 130 353
1999 117 526
2000 151 746
2001 156 870
2002 248 1556
2003 256 1786
2004 313 2305
2005 372 2908
2006 443 3596
2007 538 4410
2008 595 5195
2009 722 6509
2010 692 7644
2011 721 9187
2012 854 11191
2013 935 13332
2014 821 15230
2015 901 17377
2016 965 18690
2017 1033 20029
2018 1118 23686
2019 1237 27386
2020 1456 34667
2021 1485 41970
2022 1503 44138
2023 1396 46184
Academic rankings


International studetns Undergraduate: 6,834 per annum for non-European students (EUR)
Local studetns Undergraduate: 3,417 per annum for Cypriots and other EU students, covered by the Republic of Cyprus. Master Programmes: 4,100- 10,250 per annum depending on field of studies (EUR)

The University of Cyprus has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Cyprus.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine No No No
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Ptychio / Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Archaeology, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, European Studies, Finance, French, Greek, Greek (Classical), History, International Studies, Journalism, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Production Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Statistics, Turkish
Magister Artium / Magister Scientae Accountancy, Ancient Civilizations, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Banking, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Cognitive Sciences, Computer Engineering, Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Developmental Psychology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Finance, French, Greek, Greek (Classical), Information Technology, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Mediterranean Studies, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Oriental Studies, Pedagogy, Philology, Physics, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Psychology, Statistics, Translation and Interpretation, Turkish
Didactoriko Accountancy, Ancient Civilizations, Applied Linguistics, Applied Mathematics, Archaeology, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classical Languages, Clinical Psychology, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Contemporary History, Cultural Studies, Curriculum, Developmental Psychology, Economics, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, Finance, French, Gender Studies, Greek (Classical), History, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Mediterranean Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Molecular Biology, Natural Sciences, Oriental Studies, Philology, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Social Sciences, Sociology, Special Education, Statistics, Turkish

Notable alumni

  1. Annita Demetriou

    Annita Demetriou
    Born in
    Cyprus Flag Cyprus
    1985-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in the University of Cyprus
    In 2007 graduated with Bachelor's degree in Social and Political Sciences in political science and social science

    Annita Demetriou is a Cypriot politician, who serves as President of the Cypriot House of Representatives since June 2021, and as the President of the Democratic Rally (DISY) since March 2023. The latter role effectively designates her as the Leader of Opposition to the incumbent Christodoulides government.

  2. Yvonne Jegede

    Yvonne Jegede
    1983-.. (age 41)

    Yvonne Jegede is a Nigerian actress, film producer, model, and television personality; notable for producing 3 is Company. She rose to prominence after she made a cameo appearance in the music video African Queen by 2Face Idibia alongside Annie Macaulay.

  3. Maria Elena Kyriakou

    Maria Elena Kyriakou
    Born in
    Cyprus Flag Cyprus
    1984-.. (age 40)

    Maria Elena Kyriakou is a Greek-Cypriot singer best known for winning the first season of The Voice of Greece under the mentorship of Despina Vandi. She represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with her song "One Last Breath".

University of Cyprus faculties and divisions

Centre : Applied Neuroscience Neurosciences
Centre : Banking and Financial Research Banking, Finance
Centre : Biomedical Engineering Research (BERC) Biomedical Engineering
Centre : Economics Economics
Centre : EMPHASIS Research Electronic Engineering, Microwaves, Nanotechnology
Centre : FOSS Research for Sustainable Energy Energy Engineering, Sustainable Development
Centre : Gender Studies Gender Studies
Centre : KIOS Research and Innovation Information Technology
Centre : Language Modern Languages
Centre : Medieval Arts and Rituals (CeMAR) Fine Arts, Medieval Studies
Centre : Molecular Medicine Research - Cy-Biobank Medicine, Molecular Biology
Centre : Nireas International Water Research Water Management
Centre : Oceanography Marine Science and Oceanography
Faculty : Economics and Management Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Public Administration
Faculty : Engineering Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Engineering, French, Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering
Faculty : Humanities Arts and Humanities, English Studies, European Studies, French Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Turkish
Faculty : Letters Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Classical Languages, Greek, History, Philosophy
Faculty : Pure and Applied Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Faculty : Social Sciences and Education Education, Law, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences
Research Division : Archaeological (ARU) Ancient Civilizations, Mediterranean Studies
School : Medicine Medicine

General information

Alternative names UCY
Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου
Founded 1989
Accreditation Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth
Colors orange, green

Location and contacts

Address 1 Panepistimiou Avenue University House "Anastasios G. Leventis" P.O. Box 20537, Aglatzia
Nicosia, 2109
City population 330,000

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