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Be the change you want to see in the world and start the journey to your success in Engineering, Science and Technology!

Women’s representation in Engineering, Science and Technology is crucial for the reduction of the gender gap in these areas.

Did you know that only 30% of all researchers in the world are women? Or that in the 120 years of the Nobel Prizes in medicine, physics and chemistry, prizes were awarded 599 times to men and 23 times to women?

Despite the global effort to encourage girls and women to choose studies related to Engineering, Science and Technology, their involvement in these areas remains disproportionate. This means that women are excluded from the sectors with the highest growth; the sectors that present excellent employment prospects. By 2030, it is estimated that 40-160 million women will need to change careers and take on roles that require more sophisticated digital skills. If women do not make the necessary transition to technology and science, they will not have access to the job market and will be disproportionately affected by unemployment.

Girls and women have an important role to play in these fields, due to their diverse perceptions, experiences, and ideas. The equal representation of boys and girls in Engineering, Technology and Science will contribute to achieving a healthier planet and a fairer, more peaceful world, with health, security and prosperity, a world that is above all sustainable, a world that meets the needs not only of today’s generation but also of future generations. The campaign “To all women and girls: Join the journey in Engineering and Technology” is part of the integration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into Frederick University’s Strategic Planning with the aim of achieving a better future for all, and is implemented by ENAF (Equality and Awareness @Frederick), the University’s Center on Gender Issues, Diversity & Equality and the University’s School of Engineering.

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50% Scholarship on all undergraduate programs of the School of Engineering

Part of our policy is to promote gender equality and empower all women and girls so that they can reach their full potentials. Our goal is to eliminate prejudices and stereotypes and to encourage more girls to pursue studies and professional careers in these fields. To this end, Frederick University offers scholarships to all girls who will enroll during the academic year 2022-23 to study Engineering and Technology programs (at undergraduate level), at Frederick University’s School of Engineering. The scholarships will cover 50% of the tuition fees and apply to the first academic year with the possibility of renewal, based on the academic performance of the student at the University.

The campaign is held under the auspices of the Cyprus Commissioner for Gender Equality, Mrs Iosifina Antoniou.

Frederick University offers Scholarships to all girls who will choose to study in the following programs of study of the University’s School of Engineering:

Scholarship renewal terms:

FREDERICK UNIVERSITY CGPA Scholarship percentage
09.00-10.00 50%
08.00-08.99 40%
07.00-07.99 30%
06.00-06.99 20%
05.00-05.99 10%
00.00-04.99 0

The scholarship cannot be combined with other fee reductions.

Application procedure:

To apply, complete the University’s Application Form (link https://www.frederick.ac.cy/fu_documents/application_form.pdf) and send it to info@frederick.ac.cy along with a copy of your high school leaving certificate and a copy of your ID.

TESTIMONIALS
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 «In 2018, my team and I created an innovative system for libraries, called Shelvino, and won 2nd prize in the Digital Championship Cyprus. One of the prizes was a scholarship to study in the fields of Technology and Informatics. My first degree was in European Studies, and I never expected to have the opportunity to study science and technology. I found the courage to ask whether, with my poor knowledge of these disciplines, I could study a relevant program, and today I can surely say that doing my Master’s degree in Web and Smart Systems at Frederick University was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I’m glad that the fear of trying something new did not hold me back. At the age of 15-16, I thought I should choose the easy way. And I was not encouraged to pursue an out-of-the-ordinary degree. Today I proved to myself that I can do what I always wanted! You can do it, too! When I decided to study Civil Engineering, it was hard for my father to accept it. He always thought it was a “man’s job”. He argued that this was not a profession for a woman and believed that it would be difficult for me to cope in a male-dominated environment. Initially I did face discrimination in my job because of my gender and my age. I found myself in construction sites, among men who worked in the field for years. Today I work in a large contractor’s company and since December 2017 I am the President of Larnaca-Famagusta District Council of the Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers.»

Katia Kyriakoudes, MSc in Web and Smart Systems student

 «In 2018, my team and I created an innovative system for libraries, called Shelvino, and won 2nd prize in the Digital Championship Cyprus. One of the prizes was a scholarship to study in the fields of Technology and Informatics. My first degree was in European Studies, and I never expected to have the opportunity to study science and technology. I found the courage to ask whether, with my poor knowledge of these disciplines, I could study a relevant program, and today I can surely say that doing my Master’s degree in Web and Smart Systems at Frederick University was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I’m glad that the fear of trying something new did not hold me back. At the age of 15-16, I thought I should choose the easy way. And I was not encouraged to pursue an out-of-the-ordinary degree. Today I proved to myself that I can do what I always wanted! You can do it, too! When I decided to study Civil Engineering, it was hard for my father to accept it. He always thought it was a “man’s job”. He argued that this was not a profession for a woman and believed that it would be difficult for me to cope in a male-dominated environment. Initially I did face discrimination in my job because of my gender and my age. I found myself in construction sites, among men who worked in the field for years. Today I work in a large contractor’s company and since December 2017 I am the President of Larnaca-Famagusta District Council of the Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers.»

Katia Kyriakoudes, MSc in Web and Smart Systems student

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«When I decided to study Civil Engineering, it was hard for my father to accept it. He always thought it was a “man’s job”. He argued that this was not a profession for a woman and believed that it would be difficult for me to cope in a male-dominated environment. Initially I did face discrimination in my job because of my gender and my age. I found myself in construction sites, among men who worked in the field for years. Today I work in a large contractor’s company and since December 2017 I am the President of Larnaca-Famagusta District Council of the Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers.»

Evanthia Frangou, Civil Engineering graduate

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