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
We want 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)
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 55 overall (with a minimum of 50 in each section) in the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) or a total score of 498 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.
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.
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
You must undergo satisfactory health and police screening, including a screen for and immunisation against Hepatitis B.
Master of Science in Family Medicine
Eligible applicants must hold a medical degree granted by an institution recognised in the country where it operates. Applicants who do not hold their medical degree at the time of application, but will hold such a degree before the commencement of the graduate studies, are also eligible to apply. However, such applicants must submit a letter from their University’s Registrar verifying that they are indeed eligible to graduate before the commencement of the graduate program. The decision on their admission does not become official until they have successfully obtained their medical degree.
Each application should include:
- A cover letter clearly stating the graduate degree the candidate wishes to apply for
- A completed application form
- A curriculum vitae indicating the student’s education, academic and professional experience, any publications, awards etc.
- A short statement stating the reason the candidate wishes to join the program, the candidate’s professional experience, future goals etc.
- At least two letters of recommendation from academic or professional referees
- Copies of representative publications, if any
- Copies of all degrees and transcripts. If applicable, a letter from the Registrar of the student’s current university verifying the expected graduation date should be included;
- Copies of any other supporting material, such as results of exams, honors, awards, etc.
- Evidence of proficiency in English, in case the official language of instruction during the undergraduate studies was not English: 6.5 overall in the IELTS, or 213 overall in the internet-based TOEFL (550 paper based, 79 internet based), or grade B 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.
As a final step, applicants will be interviewed by an admissions panel – this can be done by Skype.
Please note that all application material should be submitted in English.