Admission Requirements

6 Year Undergraduate Entry – Doctor of Medicine (MD)

1. High School Leaving Certificate

High School Leaving Certificate with 90% overall score (Ί8/20 overall in the  Greek/Cypriot High School Leaving Certificate), 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.

Candidates are reviewed holistically, so all grades will be reviewed including in Chemistry, Physics and Maths to ensure your knowledge and achievement in these areas meets the demands of our curriculum.

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

Candidates who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in a field relevant to Medicine can be considered for admission to the first year of the course.

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 5 in the GCSE (or B with the old grading system),

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

Or: a score of 8 in English in the European Baccalaureate.

Students from the UK, USA, Canada (from English speaking provinces), 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.

Applicants need to demonstrate through volunteer experience that they have an understanding of the biological, psychological and social dimensions of medicine to support their application displaying suitability for a career in medicine.


You will need to meet academic and non-academic conditions or requirements before enrolment, and a conditional offer may not be converted to an unconditional offer solely based on meeting minimum grade requirements. The Admissions Committee reviews applicants holistically throughout the Admissions process.

*Applicants from accredited Medical Schools, in good academic standing can be considered for transfer into the second or third year of the UNIC Doctor of Medicine programme. This opportunity will be based on a thorough review of the completed courses by an Academic Panel.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

Graduate Entry – Doctor of Medicine Degree (GEMD)

  1. Academic Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree from any field*: minimum 2.2 or equivalent GPA

* For those with Biomedical degrees, there is an opportunity to apply for entry to year 2 of the programme subject to meeting any country-specific requirements. See recognition of prior learning section below.

PLUS

Entrance Examination

MCAT: 498 minimum score

Or

GAMSAT: 55 minimum score (must have a minimum of 50 in all sections)

Applicants from Israel can provide evidence of having the Tel Aviv University / Yeda exam with minimum overall score of 300 in place of the MCAT or GAMSAT requirement.

  1. 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 5 in the GCSE (or B with the old grading system),

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

Or a score of 8 in English in the European Baccalaureate.

Applicants from Australia, Canada (from English speaking provinces), Ireland, New Zealand, UK and USA are exempt from this requirement as long as they have graduated from an English-speaking high school.

Applicants who have graduated from an English-speaking university in one of the above six countries, but who are not from that country, may be able to submit the English language proficiency certificate used when enrolling in that university – our Admissions team can provide further advice on this.

  1. An online Interview

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


Recognition of prior learning and opportunity to transfer credits

*The programme has been designed so that advanced transfer into year two of the programme may be a possibility if the applicant meets the above prerequisites and has a first degree in Biomedical Science.  This will include a thorough curriculum review of previous studies by an internal panel to ensure equivalence. The requirements of statutory, professional and regulatory agencies, relevant to the applicant’s career path will be taken into account before reaching a decision.

To support their application, displaying suitability for a career in medicine, paid or voluntary experience in a hospital or community setting, or other setting related to medicine or social services, that helps to demonstrate that the applicant has an understanding of the biological, psychological and social dimensions of medicine is advantageous but not essential.

Applicants need to meet academic and non-academic conditions or requirements before enrolment, and a conditional offer may not be converted to an unconditional offer solely based on meeting minimum grade requirements. The Admissions Committee reviews applicants holistically throughout the Admissions process.

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

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.

4. Evidence of English proficiency is required as follows:

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 5 in the GCSE (or B with the old grading system),

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

Or: a score of 8 in English in the European Baccalaureate.

Students holding a degree from the UK, USA, Canada (from English speaking provinces), Australia and New Zealand & Ireland are exempt from this requirement.

5. Two (2) professional reference letters. 

6. 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 Language Requirements:

6.5 overall in the IELTS (with 6.0 in all other elements),

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

Or: grade 5 in the GCSE (or B with the old grading system),

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

Or: a score of 8 in English in the European Baccalaureate.

Students holding a degree from the UK, USA, Canada (from English speaking provinces), Australia and New Zealand & Ireland are exempt from this requirement.

4. A personal statement describing your educational and, if applicable, professional background and explaining how this degree would support your career ambitions.

Master of Science in Health Services Administration (MScHSA)

1. A Bachelor’s degree from an institution recognised in the country where it operates. A degree in a health or business-related field is an advantage.

2. Two reference letters: Either academic or professional.

3. English Language Requirements:

6.5 overall in the IELTS (with 6.0 in all other elements),

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

Or: grade 5 in the GCSE (or B with the old grading system),

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

Or: a score of 8 in English in the European Baccalaureate.

Students holding a degree from the UK, USA, Canada (from English speaking provinces), Australia and New Zealand & Ireland are exempt from this requirement.

4. A personal statement describing your educational and, if applicable, professional background and explaining how this degree would support your career ambitions.

PhD in Medical Sciences

Eligible Candidates should hold (or hold by the time that the Programme is expected to commence) a recognised degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent allowing entry to a Master’s Degree plus a Master’s degree or a Doctor of Medicine degree (e.g., MBBS or MD degree). An applicant may be admitted to the Programme subject to completing selected courses offered by the Department, if so decided by the Department Postgraduate Programmes Committee (DPPC).  Under exceptional cases, a PhD applicant who does not hold a Masters’ Degree may be considered for admission to the PhD Programme.

Start your Application

In order to start an application, please complete your details in the form at the top of this page and click submit.

The application will be reviewed by the Admissions Department who will follow up with you to provide you with additional information and request the following additional documents:

  • Copies of the applicant’s Bachelor and/or Masters or MBBS or MD or equivalent qualification(s)/degree(s) – the application can be assessed with scanned copies, but a certified true copy must be provided prior to enrolment.
  • Copies of the applicant’s transcript(s) – the application can be assessed with scanned copies, but a certified true copy must be provided prior to enrolment.
  • Proof of English language proficiency such as IELTS with a score of 7 overall and with a minimum score of 7 in writing or TOEFL iBT with a score of 94 overall and a minimum score of 27 in Writing. Other internationally recognized English language qualifications might be considered upon review. Students from the UK, Ireland USA, Canada (from English speaking provinces), Australia and New Zealand are exempted from the English language requirement.
  • Two reference letters, of which at least one should be from an academic.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A Research Proposal outlining the research problem, presenting the literature review and explaining the research methodology to be followed. The Admissions Office can provide the relevant PhD Proposal Template. The Research Proposal should be signed by the Main Supervisor which must be a faculty member of the Medical School and should be a maximum of 4-5 pages.

For any questions, you can contact Admissions at [email protected]