International Students

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, renewal of residence permits and other formal documents.

Insurance

Immigration regulations require all international students to have valid insurance cover for health and accident during their studies in Cyprus. Frederick University offers assistance to its students to choose among schemes of medical insurance coverage.
Local and European students may apply for a European Health Card at the Ministry of Health, for health coverage at government hospitals throughout the European Union.
Incoming students coming on Exchange programs are requested to have the European Health Card before their arrival to Cyprus.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Frederick University prides itself for the support mechanisms it provides to the student community. This is achieved through two broad schemes:

  • Scholarships
  • Financial Assistance

Scholarships aim is to support young people with capabilities to distinguish and to contribute to the development and social progress.

The university offers full and partial scholarships to incoming students based on the academic merit of the high school performance. The University also has in place a scholarship scheme for continuing students which reduces tuition fees based on the GPA achieved by the student. The percentage of reduction is related to the GPA achieved.

Similar schemes are in place for postgraduate students.

Additionally, Frederick University has a broad range of scholarships to athletes.

For further information in relation to the current scholarship schemes available, please contact the Admissions Office.


Frederick University aims to support students that face financial difficulties and find it difficult to continue their studies. We strongly feel that it is best for the individuals, and the society at large, if able students are not forced to terminate their studies due to financial problems. For this reason, the university provides an extensive financial assistance scheme which is based on socioeconomic criteria.

Furthermore, given the recent economic developments in Cyprus, and Europe in general, the need for financial support of students with difficulties is exacerbated. To this end, the University has decided to substantially increase the budget available for financial assistance so that more students can be supported

Students can expect financial reductions for a variety of reasons including:

  • Overall financial income in the family
  • Health problems in the family
  • Single parent families
  • Number of dependents in the family
  • Siblings studying in the university
  • Residence located above 50km from the university
  • Parents/guardian becoming unemployed
  • other reasons contributing to financial pressure to the student

All cases are examined individually and information provided is handled with strict confidentiality.

For further information in relation to the current scholarship schemes available, please contact the Admissions Office.

To download the application for financial assistance please click here

Admissions Process

When to Apply

Frederick University academic year consists of the fall and spring semesters. The calendar is arranged so that students may start classes either during the last week of September or the first week of February. Candidates may submit an application for admission in any of the semesters. Due to the fact that formalities for the issue of an entry visa take at least 6 weeks, candidates are urged to file an application at least 8 weeks prior to the expected date of enrolment. Students are expected to be on campus prior to the beginning of the intended semester/session. In response to arising need, courses could be provided within the summer period.

Personal Interviews

Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admission process; however, Frederick University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on accepting an applicant.

What to submit

Under the immigration regulations, and depending on their nationality, applicants should follow the relevant procedure and submit the required documents as described below:

A. Nationals of EU countries
Candidates who are nationals of EU countries can enter Cyprus as visitors. On arrival at Frederick University they must submit to the Admission Office the following:

  1. A fully completed application form.
  2. An application fee of Euro 25 (non-refundable).
  3. Attested (certified true) copies of their academic qualifications.
  4. Evidence of proficiency in English, (if available).
  5. A photocopy of their passport. The passport should be valid for at least one year from the date of their arrival to Cyprus.
  6. A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the candidate's country of origin or residence, if necessary translated in Greek or English. The good conduct certificate should be original and issued less than 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. The names and titles of the persons issuing and certifying the document should be clearly stated therein.

Furthermore, they must pay the registration fee, the semester tuition fees, and register for subjects. Next they must apply to the Migration Department for a temporary residence permit. The application to the Migration Department must be supported by evidence that they have paid their tuition fees for the semester, have enough funds for their initial living expenses and have obtained local health insurance coverage.

B. Applicants from non EU countries
International Students from non EU countries need to have a valid student visa in order to be allowed to enter Cyprus. The issue of an entry visa takes about 6 weeks from the date of the submission of the application. It is therefore recommended that candidates submit their application at least 8 weeks before the beginning of the semester. Cyprus Migration Department requirements in respect of the issue of a student visa, which from time to time may be modified, are available to candidates in a separate document.

Applicants are requested to contact the Office of Admissions to receive information and guidance regarding the proper documentation and formalities to be followed.

Enrolment

Candidates who receive a firm or conditional offer of admission on a program are requested to sign and forward to Frederick University the acceptance letter. A candidate having signed the acceptance letter is deemed to have agreed to abide by the rules and regulations of the University. If the offer is conditional upon obtaining further educational qualifications, candidates should forward the relevant documents to the University as soon as the anticipated qualifications are obtained. The amount paid as international student guarantee will be returned to the student after the completion of his/her studies and/or on final withdrawal and permanent departure from Cyprus.


Tuition Fees and Expenses

Frederick University tuition fees are calculated per ECTS in order to ensure the fairest system for the students. Specifically, calculating the fees based on ECTS load ensures that student fees reflect the actual learning that the student obtains. Furthermore, through charging by ECTS, the student is provided with a clear and unambiguous way of calculating the tuition fees for his/her program of study; according to the Bologna Process that Frederick University follows, each academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS, irrespective of program, therefore the student knows exactly the expected tuition fees for the academic year and for the program as a whole.

Taking into account the financial uncertainty that has been caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Frederick University has decided to continue offering significantly reduced tuition fees for the academic year 2021-2022.

TUITION FEES FOR NEW STUDENTS - ADMITTED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES

  DISCOUNTED FEES - €/ECTS FOR FULL TIME STUDY
(60 ECTS)- €
BSc in Accounting & Finance 138.00 8280
BA in Architecture 140.00 8400
Diploma Degree of Architect Engineer 140.00 8400
BA Audio Visual Communication 130.00 7800
BSc in Automotive Engineering 140.00 8400
BA in Business Administration 138.00 8280
BSc in Civil Engineering 140.00 8400
BSc in Computer Engineering 140.00 8400
BSc in Computer Science 140.00 8400
BSc in Electrical Engineering 140.00 8400
BA in Fashion Design and Image 130.00 7800
BSc in General Nursing 135.00 8100
BA in Graphic and Advertising Design 130.00 7800
BA in Interior Design 130.00 7800
BA in Journalism 136.00 8160
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 130.00 7800
BSc in Maritime Studies 142.00 8520
BA in Social Work 137.00 8220
BSc in Mechanical Engineering 140.00 8400
Diploma in Pharmacy 142.00 8520
BSc in Physical Education and Sport Sciences 142.00 8520
BEd in Pre-Primary Education 130.00 7800
BEd in Primary Education 130.00 7800
BSc in Psychology 137.00 8220
 


POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (Conventional Mode)

  DISCOUNTED FEES - €/ECTS FOR WHOLE PROGRAM
(105 ECTS) - €
MA in Counselling and Professional Guidance 90.00 9450
  DISCOUNTED FEES - €/ECTS FOR WHOLE PROGRAM
(90 ECTS) - €
MEd in Adult Education 100.00 9000
MSc in Clinical Pharmacy 100.00 9000
MA in Communication Studies: Media & Journalism in the Information Society 100.00 9000
MSc in Community Health Care 100.00 9000
MSc in Conservation and Restoration of Historical Structures & Monuments 100.00 9000
MED in Curriculum Development and Instruction 100.00 9000
MSc in Education for the Environment & Sustainable Development 100.00 9000
MA in Educational Administration 100.00 9000
MSc in Electrical Engineering 100.00 9000
MA in Fine Arts 100.00 9000
MSc in Health Management 100.00 9000
MSc Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education for Sustainable Development 100.00 9000
MA in Interdisciplinary Design 100.00 9000
MA in International Studies 100.00 9000
MSc in International Trade & Shipping Management 100.00 9000
MSc in Manufacturing and Welding Engineering Design 100.00 9000
LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Management 100.00 9000
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 100.00 9000
MBA with Specialisation in Public Policy and Management 100.00 9000
MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering 100.00 9000
MA in Social Work and Social Administration 100.00 9000
MA in Special Education 100.00 9000
MSc in Structural Engineering 100.00 9000
MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems 100.00 9000
MSc in Web and Smart Systems 100.00 9000


UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES (Distance Learning)

  DISCOUNTED FEES - €/ECTS

FOR FULL TIME STUDY
(60 ECTS)- €

BA in Business Administration 105.00 6300
     


POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (Distance Learning)

  DISCOUNTED FEES - €/ECTS

FOR WHOLE PROGRAM
(90 ECTS) - €

Master in Adult Education 66.00 5940
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 66.00 5940
MBA with Specialisation in Public Policy and Management 66.00 5940
MA/LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business 66.00 5940
MA in Special Education 66.00 5940
MSc in International Trade and Shipping Management 66.00 5940
MSc in Health Management 66.00 5940
MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems 66.67 6000
MSc in Quality Assurance 66.00 5940
MA in Educational Administration 66.00 5940
Med in Curriculum Development and Instruction 66.00 5940
MSc Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education for Sustainable Development 66.00 5940
MSc in Community Health Care 66.00 5940


POSTGRADUATE STUDIES (PhDs)

  STANDARD FEES - €/ECTS  DISCOUNTED FEES - €/ECTS

FOR WHOLE PROGRAM
(Disc) (180 ECTS) - €

School of Arts and Communication  108.33 67.00 12060
School of Business and Law   108.33  67.00 12060
School of Education and Social Sciences  108.33 67.00 12060
School of Engineering  108.33 67.00 12060
School of Health Sciences  108.33 75.00 13500
       

In PhD programs, discounted fees apply to all students that fall within the Research Promotion Initiative of the University. Further special discounts leading up to 90% tuition funding are also in operation for specific departments. In cases where doctoral studies are supported by external funding, tuition fees may be fully subsidized and salaries may also be provided. For details please refer to specific calls for doctoral studies issued by the Schools/Departments

 


Withdrawal Refund

Students cannot drop or withdraw from a course(s) by merely stopping to attend. A student wishing to withdraw from any course(s) has to fill in an official withdrawal form and submit it to the Studies and Student Welfare Service. The date of withdrawal will be considered to be the date on which the withdrawal form is received.
Apart from the tuition fees, which can be refunded ads per the below schedule, all other fees are not refundable.

Refund Schedule (Provided payment has been made in full)

Prior to the first day* of the semester Full Refund
During the first week of the semester 75%
During the second week of the semester 50%
During the third week of the semester 30%
During the fourth week of the semester 15%
After the fourth week of the semester No refund

*For dates of academic year, fall and spring semesters, please see the academic calendar
Note1. For international students, in case the visa is approved and the student decides not to join, an amount of 500 Euro will be retained as not
refundable.
Note2. The above schedule does not apply to the summer session.
Note3. No refund of tuition will be made for whatever reason for students who have been expelled, dismissed, suspended for disciplinary reasons, or
denied visa on the basis of fake documents.

Other Fees

On campus students Euro
Application Fee €35 payable once
Registration Fee €25 per registration
Student Activity Fee €20 per semester
Technology Fee €20 per semester
Late Registration Fee €25
Transcript Fee €5 per additional copy
Incomplete Make-up €25
Graduation Application Fee €55
Exam Waiver Fee €25
Second Examination Fee €80
Transfer Credit Evaluation €40
   

 

Distance Learning students Euro
Application Fee €35 payable once
Semester Registration & Technology Fee €100 per semester

Admission Information

Frederick University’s decisions involving students are based on individual merit and are free from any form of discrimination. Candidates are considered for admission on the basis of their academic qualifications, regardless of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, disability, age or sexual orientation.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

The Programs of Studies at Frederick University are based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). At least 240 ECTS must be completed for the award of the BSc, BEd and BA degrees. Each student can enroll for 60 ECTS hours per academic year. A part-time student is one who enrolls for up to 19 ECTS hours in a semester. International students must study on a full-time basis as per the regulations of the Cyprus government.

Postgraduate Admission

PhD Degree
Applicants can apply to the program only following a relevant call.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter clearly stating the graduate degree the candidate wishes to apply for.
  • A completed application form obtained from the Admissions Office.
  • A Curriculum Vitae indicating the student’s education, academic and research experience, any publications, awards, etc.
  • A short statement (at most two pages long) stating the reason the candidate wishes to join the program, the candidate’s professional and research experience, future goals, etc. The statement should clearly state the broad research area that the student is interested in. The area should be within the listed areas of interest in the current call.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors.
  • Copies of up to three representative publications, if any.
  • Copies of all degrees and transcripts.
  • Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, honors, awards, etc.

Additionally, each call specifies the academic domains of interest and specific admissions details.

Master Degrees
Candidates for a master degree must submit a recognized bachelor degree or qualification deemed to be equivalent to degree level as well as the official transcripts (grade reports) of their first-degree studies. In addition, there could be special requirements for various master programs.

Undergraduate Admission

Candidates for a bachelor degree program should submit a school leaving certificate from a recognized six-form secondary school (high school) with an average grade of 75% (Greek Cypriot secondary schools) or a grade “C” or its equivalent (other secondary schools), or equivalent qualification. Candidates who submit a six-form secondary school leaving certificate but do not meet the above grade requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, if they show potential for educational advancement. The probationary status will be removed, subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Candidates admitted on probationary status may also be asked to enroll in foundation courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.

Freshman Admission

Refers to candidates who are applying directly from the secondary school and have no previous additional or university education experience.

Transfer Admission

Candidates who have graduated from a recognized six-form secondary school, and have completed university level work in an accredited program at an institution other than Frederick University, are eligible to apply for transfer admission. Such candidates should, along with their application form, submit the following documents:

  • A six-form secondary school (high school) leaving certificate or equivalent qualification.
  • Official transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all University coursework taken to date.

Transcripts are evaluated by the relevant department to determine the number of credits to be transferred in accordance with the Frederick University curriculum requirements and the candidate's academic performance.

Transfer students, regardless of the number of credits transferred should complete at least half of the ECTS credits required by the program of study at Frederick University in order to be eligible to graduate. For a 4-year 240 ECTS program, a transfer student must complete a minimum of two year full time study (120 ECTS) at Frederick University in order to be eligible to graduate.

Applicants with Disabilities

Frederick University is committed to providing equal access to students with disabilities and offers a range of support services and learning accommodations in order to enhance their educational experience.  Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentiality. It is important to share your disability during the application process and complete the form here . A staff member from the Counselling Centre will contact you in on order to arrange a personal meeting to discuss your special needs and suggested accommodations. You can see more information on Counselling Services here.

Informal and Non- formal prior learning

Candidates who have Informal or Non-formal prior learning, such as professional examinations (i.e. LCCI, CISCO, etc), non University level examinations (i.e. A’ Levels, GCSE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc), business or industrial training programs, or other achievements, are eligible to apply for transfer credits. Work experience can be granted transfer credits after evaluation and verification by the relevant Department. According to the University’s regulations these candidates can apply for up to 10% of the total ECTS credits which are required for the completion of each program of study.

Postgraduate Transfer Students / recognition of prior learning

Candidates who have completed university graduate level work in an accredited program at an institution other than Frederick University, are eligible to apply for transfer admission. Such candidates should, along with their application form, submit the official transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all graduate level work completed.
Transcripts are evaluated by the relevant Department to determine the number of credits to be transferred in accordance with the Frederick University curriculum requirements and the candidate's academic performance.

Readmission

Students seeking readmission should complete an application form for consideration. International students from non EU countries should also observe the entry visa procedure requirements.

Additional Preparatory Classes

Each faculty requires satisfactory knowledge in subjects which are essential for the enrolment of each student to the programs of studies that it offers (e.g. Computers, Mathematics, English). In addition, each faculty may organize examinations with reference to these subjects, which all the new students take, prior to their enrolment to the programs of their choice. Depending on the results of the exams, the new students:

  1. are registered for the classes of the first semester
  2. are registered for the classes of the first semester and are at the same time obliged to take the additional preparatory classes in which they have demonstrated weaknesses,
  3. are registered for classes which are not influenced by possible weaknesses in subjects which are essential for the programs of studies offered and are at the same time, obliged to take additional preparatory classes for subjects in which they have demonstrated weaknesses,
  4. are only registered in preparatory classes without being enrolled to the program of studies they have chosen.

English Language Requirements

A good knowledge of the English language is required for all programs of Frederick University taught in English.

English Placement Test

Students whose native language is not English will have to take the Frederick University English Placement Test (FUEPT). Students who are qualified for exemption from the English Language Courses should apply to the Center of Languages with the necessary documentation. Further details regarding the policies and requirements for exemption can be obtained from the Admissions Office and the Center of Languages.

Students who are not competent in the English language are required to take special English classes to improve their skills and, when necessary, they will take reduced load for that semester. Students who may need a more vigorous preparation will take an intensive course in English before enrolling in a regular program. Intensive courses commence at the beginning of the fall and the spring semesters.

Mathematics Placement Test

Students of programs of study that require strong background in mathematics may be required to take a mathematics placement test (FUMPT), and depending on the results, may have to take special mathematics classes with or without reduced load.

Right of employment of students from non EU countries

Full time students from non EU countries are entitled to seek employment of 20 hours per week during the study period, provided that the employment hours will not coincide with their study hours at the University, or 38 hours per week during their holidays. The right to employment starts after the completion of six months study and residence in Cyprus. More information could be obtained from the Admissions Office.

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