Studies and Student Welfare Service

The Studies and Student Welfare Service is responsible for contributing to the development of a proper academic environment that promotes learning, academic success and social inclusion of the university's students.

Student Services

Frederick University provides most student services through its Studies and Student Welfare Service. The aim of the Service is to contribute towards the development of an academic environment that promotes constructive learning, academic success and the socialization of the University students.

The Service includes the following Offices:

Studies Office

The Studies Office is concerned with all matters relevant to student studies. It is responsible to oversee the correct ongoing registration of students and implementation of all other academic procedures set by the University with respect to student studies. The Office also provides students with the needed administrative information regarding their studies such as timetables, examination information, etc. The Studies Office is also responsible for issuing students with several certificates as well as official transcripts.

For any queries please contact the Studies Office.

Admissions Office

The Admissions Office on each campus (Nicosia, Limassol), is responsible for:

  1. collecting the student applications from applicants that meet the requirements set by the different Schools, 
  2. the administration of placement tests and other entry requirements,
  3. the registration of students and
  4. the induction of students into Frederick University life.

The Office also organizes an induction week every semester where students get familiar with academic processes and are provided with valuable information regarding Frederick University life and overall life in higher education in Cyprus.

For any queries please contact the Admissions Office.

Career Office

Central to the goals of higher education is the acquisition of the necessary skills for a successful future career. The Service includes a Careers Office that aims to support Frederick University students as well as graduates in finding either part-time jobs to support their studies or full-time jobs after their graduation. The office is in close link with the local market and maintains lists of job postings.

For the office success Frederick University maintains strong ties with its alumni, a pool from which Frederick University graduates can get informed about jobs available.

The Office also provides counseling services regarding career opportunities and discussion on related concerns that students may have.

Furthermore, at the end of every semester, the Office organizes CV writing and interviewing techniques workshops.

For any queries please contact the Career’s Office.

International Students Office

At Frederick University, international students, in addition to access to all other services, can use the International Student Office that deals with issues often arising for international students, including the administration of the paperwork needed for the issuing of visas and other formal documents.

Student Ombudsman

The University also offers the Student Ombudsman service, an innovative scheme that allows for students to voice any complaints they may have with administrative or academic processes at Frederick University and ensure their speedy investigation.

Protection of Health Office

All students are eligible to free medical care by the national health services upon presentation of their student ID card. The University has a First Aid Centre, to deal with small incidents. Furthermore First aid stations are found in designated areas and services are offered by qualified medic first aid staff.

Counseling Center

Studying can be a very stressing and challenging experience. Therefore, Frederick University maintains a counseling service that is available to all Frederick University students. The service offers full time counseling at both campuses and deals with the social or psychological problems that students may face. The service operates with the maximum scrutiny and all information exchanged is fully confidential.

Any Frederick University student in need of counseling may contact the Counseling Center.

Housing and Accommodation Office

Frederick University students can use the Accommodation Office that offers support for finding off-campus accommodation. The University does not operate Halls of Residence however, the Office maintains an up-to-date list of available lodgings in the nearby area which is provided to students.

For any information relevant to accommodation please contact the Accommodation Office.

Mobility Office

There are many advantages when one is studying at home. On the other hand the experience of living for a period of time abroad, has a lot to offer. If one is given the opportunity to experience both, it is worth trying it.

Frederick University is offering its students the opportunity to participate to the European Programme Socrates/Erasmus. This programme promotes mobility and the exchange of European students and faculty from Universities of European Union Countries and or pre-accession countries. The programme's duration for students may vary from three months to one academic year.

Erasmus

The Erasmus programme is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme (2007-2013) run by the European Union (EU), which consists of a range of educational sub-programmes and activities (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig). Frederick University Cyprus participates in the Erasmus programme, which seeks to enhance the quality and reinforce the European dimension of higher education. By encouraging transnational cooperation between universities, boosting European mobility, and improving the transparency and full academic recognition of studies and qualifications throughout the Union, the programme offers European citizens a unique opportunity to study, work, teach or to be trained in any European Union member state or candidate country with a study grant.

Also, the Erasmus program offers the opportunity to HEI to establish contacts with prospective partner institutions with a view to establishing Erasmus network, projects and intensive programs (brings together students and teaching staff from HEI in a short programme of study).

Leonardo Da Vinci

In addition to Erasmus, Frederick University participates in the Leonardo Da Vinci programme (also part of the Lifelong Learning Programme), which funds several types of projects (“actions”) related to vocational education and training.

Leonardo da Vinci enables organisations in the vocational education sector to work with partners from across Europe, exchange best practices and increase their staff’s expertise.  It makes vocational education more attractive to young people and by helping people to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications, the programme also boosts the overall competitiveness of the European labour market.

The people able to benefit from the programme range from trainees in initial vocational training, to people who have already graduated, as well as VET professionals and anyone from organisations active in this field.

Frederick University has been successfully participating in several actions of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, such as mobility, partnership and multilateral actions.

There are a range of different funding opportunities that the Leonardo programme supports.

Mobility Projects for University Graduates and for University Staff:

For graduates:
Frederick University, through the Leonardo da Vinci PLM- People in the Labour Market action gives its graduates the opportunity to work in another European country for a period of 2 to 26 weeks. Training can take place in institutes, companies, industries, organizations etc. The program provides all participants with a grant for travel and living expenses.

Through this work opportunity Frederick university graduates can gain practical experience in their field of study, explore another country’s work practice and improve their Curriculum Vitae.

Frederick University has been participating in the program and in the past years, more than 25 of its graduates benefit from this specific action. The participating graduates reported that it was a wonderful and rewarding experience in a multicultural environment, which strengthened their knowledge, understanding and employability.

For university staff: 
Frederick University, through the Leonardo da Vinci Program, supports the professional development of its academic staff. A Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Project for Professionals in Vocational Education and Training (VETPRO action) focuses on the transfer, improvement and update of competences and/or of innovative methods and practices in the field of vocational training. The training can take place in another European country for a period of 1 to 6 weeks. The program provides all participants with a grant for travel and living expenses.

Partnership projects for universities:

Frederick University, through the Partnerships actions supports the exchange of vocational education and training (VET) working practices, knowledge and skills at a European level. A Leonardo da Vinci Partnership is a framework for small-scale cooperation activities between organisations working in the field of vocational education and training ("VET") which will be cooperating on themes of mutual interest to the participating organisations.

Transfer of Innovation projects for enterprises:

Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation action’s aim is to improve the quality and attractiveness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the participating countries by transferring existing innovations to new legal, systemic, sector, linguistic, socio-cultural and geographic environments through working with transnational partners. Innovation transfer projects generate synergies by exploiting existing VET innovations.

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience)

The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is a non-political, independent, non-governmental association maintaining a consultative relationship with several agencies of the United Nations.

It aims to help students at higher education institutions with technical experience abroad relative to their studies and to promote international understanding and goodwill amongst students of all nations. More than eighty countries participate in the program from around the world.

All Cypriot and International students enrolled as full-time students in an Educational Institution that operates within the scope and in accordance to the provisions of the Tertiary Education law of the Cyprus Republic are eligible to participate in the exchange program. Also, the student  must  have completed  by the training  period  at  least  two years of studying in a discipline relating to Engineering & Technology, Sciences, Agriculture, Applied Art, Other ( eg. Commerce, Economics Hotel Management, etc).

Every practical training usually has duration of 6 – 8 weeks and takes place during the summer vacations. Employers pay IAESTE trainees an allowance and trainees pay their own transportation, living and lodging expenses. 

Frederick University is member of the IAESTE Cyprus National Committee. In the past years more than 10 students benefited from this program.

Further information can be found here: http://www.cut.ac.cy/iaeste/