Monday, 17 October 2016

The University of Nicosia announces that the MCAT-2017 Preparation Course for the Medical College Admissions Test will run from Thursday, June 1st to Friday, July 7th 2017.

Ideal candidates are university graduates preferably in a science-related subject and having a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).  Applications will also be accepted from students currently undertaking undergraduate studies.

It is highly recommended that candidates will have successfully completed the following university-level courses:

  • General Biology (2 semesters)
  • General Chemistry (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry (1 or 2 semesters)
  • General Physics (1 or 2 semesters)
  • Biochemistry (1 or 2 semesters)
  • Introductory Psychology (1 or 2 semesters)
  • Introductory Sociology (1 semester)

Admission to the course will be offered on a case-by-case basis after review by the Admissions Committee of the candidate’s academic record and other supporting information.

The course participation fees will be €2000 per student (not including travelling, accommodation, food, and pocket money).  The fees for the course include a 4-month personal subscription to the Gold Standard® data base of electronic textbooks as well as to seven full MCAT practice tests with solutions and full explanations.  Candidates with accepted applications should pre-pay (by May 15th, 2017) a non-refundable deposit of €500, to have full access to the Gold Standard® electronic materials until August 31st, 2017, regardless of whether they participate in the preparation course or not.  Please note that for applicants from non-EU countries, 2-3 weeks are required to process payment to Gold Standard® for access to the online material. All fees must be paid in full within the first week of the course.

The MCAT-2017 Preparation Course will be fully computer-based for greater comfort and familiarity with the actual examination. Candidates are advised to have access to laptop computers for off-hours access to the electronic materials.

Accommodation in a Hotel Premium Single Room per day on bed and breakfast basis: €40.00 (one person) and in a Premium Twin Room per day on bed and breakfast basis: €60.00 (two persons). Please note that these rates are fully inclusive of all taxes and also include free Wi-Fi Internet in all Hotel areas.

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For more information you can contact:

Prof. Photos Hajigeorgiou
MCAT-2017 Preparation Course Director
University of Nicosia Medical School
Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22-471984,
Fax: +357 22-471947,
E-mail: hajigeorgiou.p@unic.ac.cy