Admission Requirements

MD (Doctor of Medicine) – 6 Year Undegraduate Entry Medical Degree

1. High School Leaving Certificate

With 90% overall score (Ί8/20 overall in the Lyceum Apolytirion), to include similar grades in Biology and one of either Chemistry, Physics or Maths.

Or: GCE A’ Levels with grades ABB, to include Biology and one of either Chemistry, Physics or Maths, and one more subject

Or: International Baccalaureate with 32 overall and a combined score of 16 at Higher Level, to include Biology and at least one of either Chemistry Physics or Maths.

The Medical School may also consider applicants from other education systems. For any other qualifications please contact us so we can assess your eligibility.

2. English Language Requirements

6.5 overall in the IELTS (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other elements)

Or: 213 overall in the computer-based TOEFL (550 paper based, 79 internet based)

Or: grade Β in the GCSE

Or: a score of 5 in English in the International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL)

Or: a score of 70% in English in the European Baccalaureate.

Students from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are exempt from this requirement as long as they have graduated from an English speaking high school.

3. An interview – either in person or online

The objective of the interview is to establish whether you have the appropriate skills and attributes to complete the course successfully and to practise medicine professionally.

4-Year Graduate Entry Medical Degree
(in partnership with St. George’s University of London)

Entry Requirements

A Bachelors degree with at least a 2nd class honours or equivalent or a higher degree (e.g., MSc, MPhil or PhD) in any discipline.

You should have worked or had voluntary experience in a medical or health-related field and be able to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of medicine.

You must have scored a 57 overall (with a minimum of 50 in each section) in the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) or a total score of 500 in the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).  Please see the GAMSAT or MCAT websites for further details on how to take these tests (www.gamsatuk.org or www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/).

If English was not the primary language during your degree, you must also take the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or equivalent (e.g., TOEFL). An IELTS score of 7.0 overall (with a score of 7.0 in the written element and no less than 6.5 in any other element) or equivalent is required.

Interview

If you are invited to an interview for the St George’s medical programme in Nicosia, it will be in a form of a Multi Mini Interview (MMI) and will be conducted through a video conference.  The goal of the MMI is to find out if there is more to you than your grades. We want to establish whether you have the appropriate skills and attributes to complete the course successfully and to practise medicine professionally

The interview will consist of eight questions, each lasting five minutes (40 minutes in total). One person (the interviewer) will conduct the Skype call with you, reading each question and recording your responses.  Once the interview is over, each one of your recorded responses will be sent to eight different assessors who will evaluate them.  Your total score will then be calculated and sent to the Admissions Committee for a decision.

Why MMIs

The MMI approach is a robust and efficient assessment method that is less subjective than a panel interview, ensuring candidates are treated fairly. In addition, MMIs allow us to contact the interviews more efficiently by assessing more candidates in a shorter period of time, which means you will find out the outcome of your interview sooner.  We aim to send you an offer decision within two weeks of your interview.

Full details of entry requirements and an online application form can be found at www.nicosia.sgul.ac.cy

Screenings

You must undergo satisfactory health and police screening, including a screen for and immunisation against Hepatitis B.

PG and MSc in Family Medicine

1. A medical degree granted by an institution recognised in the country where it is offered.

2. Evidence of current registration with the relevant medical council

3. You must be involved in clinical practice throughout the duration of your enrolment in the programme.

If English is not your first language and you have not undertaken a previous degree taught in English you need:
5 overall in the IELTS (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other elements)
Or: 213 overall in the computer-based TOEFL (550 paper based, 79 internet based)
Or: grade Β in the IGCSE
Or: a score of 5 in English in the International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL)
Or: a score of 70% in English in the European Baccalaureate.

4. Either  2  reference letters from the academic institution(s) you have attended, or 1 academic reference and 1 professional reference.

5. An interview either in person or through video conference, which assesses your professional ability and commitment, empathy, initiative and resilience, communication skills, organisational and problem-solving skills, and teamwork.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

1.A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognised in the country where it operates. A degree in medicine, health sciences, biological sciences, social sciences or environmental sciences is an advantage

2.One reference letter: Either academic or professional

3.English proficiency: If English is not your first language and you have not earned a degree taught in English, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-test components or an equivalent test and scores

4.An interview: Conducted in person or online