University description (as per official university website)
Cyprus College was founded in 1961 by Ioannis Gregoriou. His purpose was to provide a well-rounded education of high caliber where students would acquire the necessary academic and practical knowledge in the field of Business Administration. Today we are proud to say that this objective has been fully realized. Furthermore, due to the increased needs of students and the needs of the Cyprus Economy, more programs have been added in the last few years.
In 1984 the Computer Science School was created to address the emerging needs of the information technology field. In 1987 a Graduate program (the Master of Business Administration degree) and the Office Administration program were introduced. In 1989 the Travel and Tourism program was developed. With the formation of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Social Sciences program was developed during the academic year 1995-96, the European Studies program in 1997-1998, the English Language and Literature Program in 2002, and the Psychology Program in 2003.
In 1998 the School of Professional Studies had been formed through the acquisition of BPP College, an institution which offered primarily professional programs. Thus, the College today, by expanding into the field of professional courses, offers tuition leading to the ACCA, ICAEW, CAT, DiplFR and CFA qualifications.
The academic programs are constructed in such a way so as to ensure a learning experience, which will provide students with the necessary academic and professional know-how to enter their profession and to acquire positions of authority. Selecting a college is a very important decision. The choice of Cyprus College as a college for higher education establishes a commitment on our behalf - a commitment that we try our best to fulfill.
General Requirements and Registration Instructions
Registration for any semester is contingent upon being eligible for registration. Thus, advance registration, including the payment of tuition and fees is considered to be invalid if students are later declared to be ineligible due to scholastic, financial or disciplinary reasons.
Students should also be familiar with the following general points about registration:
Registration for a semester is conducted under a Registration Calendar (please refer to the Academic Calendar). Students who do not register according to the specified schedule will be charged with the late registration fee of €43.
The "Student Personal Data" form and "Registration" form must be processed through the Official Registration Center.
Enrolment changes to classes can only be made through the processing of an official "ADD/DROP" form. The "ADD/DROP" form must be signed by the student's Advisor.
Students may not drop a course merely by stopping attendance.
The last day to Add or Drop a course is the last day of the second week of classes.
The last day to withdraw from a course is the last day of the 8th week of classes. Students wishing to withdraw from a course(s) must file a "Withdrawal" form at the Registrar's Office. Students receive no credits for courses they choose to withdraw from. All withdrawals are subject to the tuition refund policy of the college. Students who do not file for withdrawal with the Registrar's Office within the specified period will continue to be registered for the course(s) and if they have not completed the requirements of the course(s), will be assigned an "F" as a final grade.
No student will be allowed to register for a course if the prerequisites for that course are not completed.
Students may take 15 to 18 semester hours of credit. To qualify for this a student must have either a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, or a 2.0 grade point average in the previous semester or Summer Session. A student with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better on all work completed may be permitted to register for a maximum of twenty-one semester hours and may continue to do so as long as the 3.0 average is maintained.
Financial Information & Scholarships
Cyprus College offers an extensive Financial Aid Program which aims to provide financial assistance to students who need aid in order to begin or complete their studies at Cyprus College.
It must be noted, however, that the funds for Financial Aid are provided by Cyprus College and are limited. Students and their families are expected to finance their education and Financial Aid should be considered only as supplemental assistance.
There are various schemes to help students financially:
High School Scholarship Program
Academic Performance Scholarships
Financial Aid Program
On-Campus Work Program
High School Scholarships
Native students only High school scholarships are awarded to outstanding graduating students from Cypriot High Schools. Two full scholarships that cover tuition during a student's first year of studies are offered to each Lyceum. A minimum grade of 18/20 is ...
Academic Excellence Scholarships
Athletic scholarships are offered to students who participate in the intercollegiate sports teams of the college. The scholarships range from 5% to 50% of tuition and are based upon the participant's level of performance. The exact amount of the athletic scholarship ...
On-campus Work Programs
Cyprus College offers a total of €17,000 annually in the form of part-time, on-campus jobs in the College’s offices and departments. Students can work for a maximum of twenty hours a week and are compensated between €400-1,300 per semester in the form of tuition and/or ...
Financial Aid Program (Grants)
The objective of the Financial Aid Program at Cyprus College is to provide financial assistance to students who need aid in order to begin or complete their studies at Cyprus College. The grants available are: The family grant is provided when a family has ...