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  • Locations: Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Oliver Jones Program type: Direct Enroll
Area of study: Athletic training, Biology, Exercise and sport science Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Open to Non-UNC students: No
Housing options: Apartment (shared) Language prerequisite: No
Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

University of Nicosia (Summer in Cyprus)

Interesting program for Pre-Med or EXSS students!

For this program, you travel to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The program is taught on site at the University of Nicosia's Medical School, which is operated in conjunction with St George's University of London.


The University of Nicosia is the largest research university in Cyprus with over 15,000 students (including 1,000 international degree-seeking students). It has more than 200 faculty. All of the classroom buildings in Nicosia were built over the last decade and match modern American facilities in terms of design, comfort and information technology. 

Courses & Credits

There are two tracks for this summer program: Pre-Med and Physical Therapy

Students will take the one main course for their track and then take the Management of Care course as their second course. Courses are taught in English, and you will be in class with other international students. Course syllabi are available on the program's website (see links above). 
The program includes excursions to 7 cities in Cyprus, as well as co-curricular site visits. During these guided excursions students are given context about their host country and its culture and history.

Pre-Med track:
BIOL - 310 Special Topics in Clinical Anatomy and Skills (4 transfer credit hours) - Prerequisite course: BIOL 101 or BIOL 102
This course is of special interest to pre-med students, as there will be opportunity to practice clinical skills in a simulation hospital. It's a wonderful way for students to gain exposure to a medical school setting. This will transfer as a BIOLOGY elective with Lab; however you will need to take the program approval form to the BIOLOGY DUS for a signature before you leave for Cyprus and then you also complete your credit transfer form once you return. Students will also visit public, private hospitals and clinics.

Physical Therapy track:
PTHE- 305 Biomechanics in Rehabilitation
(3 transfer credit hours)
This course is of special interest to students in Exercise and Sport Science due to the theoretic and practical components of the course. This course will transfer as EXSS 485: Functional Anatomy.

Students on both tracks will enroll in this second course:
Management of Care (3 transfer credit hours)
This course will add a layer of cultural understanding from a healthcare perspective, as it compares and contrasts healthcare systems, but also looks at cultural components of managing and providing care. The course also includes site visits to public and private hospitals and clinics around the country.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.

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Students are housed in same sex apartments in residential areas either near the University of Nicosia campus or near the downtown shopping district of Nicosia. For detailed information on the housing options, please click here.

More information for study abroad students may be found in the online University of Nicosia Study Abroad Student Guide.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.
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More Information

University of Nicosia Study Abroad Guide

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 06/10/2020 07/08/2020

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1