6-Year Medical Degree

  • Clinical placement option in Zurich, and other global sites
  • Modern multi-modal teaching methods in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Abitur, IB, Swiss Matura, Austrian Matura (A and B) accepted as qualification for entry
  • Early Clinical Exposure from Year 2
  • Listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools
#47 in the world in International Outlook (THE WUR)

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Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD)


6 Years
(4 years UNIC,
2 years in Zurich or other clinical site)

Qualification Awarded:

Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) awarded by the University of Nicosia Medical School

Graduate Employment Rate:


Language of Instruction:

English Y1-4, pending clinical allocation Y5-6 English, German, Greek or Hebrew

Study Medicine at UNIC

Our modern curriculum is designed to:
  1. Train students to become highly competent physicians and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to respond to the challenges of modern medicine.
  2. Produce competent and caring graduates, safe to practise initially as junior doctors, and with the potential to develop fully their careers in their chosen branch of medicine.
  3. Provide each student with the evidence-based knowledge and experience necessary to advance both scientifically and humanistically in the care and treatment of those who are ill.
  4. Foster the development of lifelong commitments to scholarship and service toward individual patients and the community.
  5. Encourage students to practise medicine holistically including ethical, legal, psychological and social considerations.
  6. Promote health and wellness through disease prevention and research.
  7. Contribute toward the establishment of Cyprus as a regional centre of excellence in medical education.
  • Medical Degree allowing practise in EU and EEA member states, following graduation and globally

  • 99.9% graduate employment rate practising at top medical centres worldwide

  • Diverse Student body from over 90 Countries

  • Devoted student success team: Personal tutor, Career Advisors to facilitate your journey from Student to Doctor

  • ‘One Health’ focus with public health expeditions via popular Mobile Clinic Club

  • World class student housing in the safest country in the world for young people (WHO, 2017)

  • Elective opportunities with international clinical placements in Switzerland or other locations: UK, USA, Israel, Greece and Cyprus.
  • Language courses provided from Y1 for clinical placement allocation sites

  • Human Anatomy taught through cadaveric dissection

Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich, Switzerland
Klinik Hirslanden in Zurich, Switzerland
Clinical Placement Option

Students have the opportunity to participate in an innovative teaching programme at the Klinik Hirslanden Zurich.

Benefit from the entire Hirslanden network and practice with the latest instruments and (surgery) techniques in a modern hospital, ranked as 5th in best hospitals in Switzerland (World’s Best Hospitals 2022 – Switzerland).

  • Experienced and committed clinical teachers have an extraordinary international network.

  • The Hirslanden Group operates 17 hospitals in Switzerland and is part of Mediclinic International PLC with operations in South Africa, Namibia, and the United Arab Emirates.
  • The high-in-demand practical training at Hirslanden secures a future with attractive job prospects within Switzerland and/or globally.

  • From common procedures to highly specialized cases, patients from all over the world are treated by the specialists at Klinik Hirslanden.

  • Zurich ranks #4 worldwide in terms of work-life balance (Best Cities for Work-Life Balance in 2022), with the highest quality of life and international flair with residents from around the world.

Admissions requirements 

  • Abitur with a minimum overall 2.2 and 10/15 in the sciences including biology,

    Or:  Swiss Matura / Federal Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a minimum overall of 4.7 and similar grades in sciences including Biology,

    Or: Austrian Matura with a minimum overall of 1,8, and a minimum of one science with 1, plus one more science with 2, plus one more subject with 2. Biology is a mandatory science,

    Or: Diplome de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires with a minimum overall of 45/ 60 and similar grades in sciences including Biology,

    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

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

    Or: 79 in TOEFL iBT

    Or: grade 5 in the GCSE

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

  • Other qualifications also acceptable please apply to assess your eligibility

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Watch our medical students from Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, Evan and Lorin, sharing their experiences about the University, the Medical School, and the city of Nicosia.

What our Students, Colleagues and Alumni Say

The University of Nicosia Medical School admits students from all around the world. Studying in such an environment allows me to communicate and work with people from many different cultural backgrounds, this significantly increases human understanding, removes stereotypes and provides greater insight for cultural awareness, vital in our future roles as doctors.

Mats Israelsson, Class of 2025 , Sweden

Choosing where to go for medical school can greatly impact your career aspirations and path in medicine… The academic and personal support I received was limitless. Whenever I showed enthusiasm, the administration worked to facilitate achieving my aspirations. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, where the Career’s Office worked hand-in-hand with me and I successfully matched in the US in Internal Medicine. While at the same time, securing an F1 position in the UK!

Dr Alaa Diab, Inter. Med. Residency, Baltimore Medical Centre, Maryland, US

One of the things that I particularly like about the Medical School is the opportunities we have to contribute to the society by volunteering through the Mobile Clinic. The Mobile Clinic expeditions, which are very popular among the medical students, take place twice a month in rural/remote areas and offer free diagnostic tests.

Eva Sonja Bender, Class of 2028, Switzerland

I stay in one of the modern student residences of the University of Nicosia and I enjoy it very much. I like the fact that under one roof there are so many students from different countries and diverse cultural backgrounds. In addition, the residences are conveniently located on campus and within a walking distance from the Medical School, cafes, shops and restaurants.

Lorin Kasten, Class of 2028, Austria/Germany


Study at UNIC

The Largest University in Cyprus

  • #47 in the world in International Outlook (THE WUR)

  • #63 in the world in Good Health and Well-Being (THE University Impact Rankings)
  • Ranked #136 in QS World University Rankings (EECA Region)
  • Awarded 5 QS Stars for Overall Excellence along with only 50 other universities globally.

  • #1 Largest University in S. Europe that Teaches Primarily in English
  • 100+ Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees

UNIC’s Vibrant Urban Campus

With Probably the Best Student Residences in all of Europe

  • Vibrant campus situated amid the urban landscape in the bustling suburb of Engomi in Nicosia

  • 20 purpose-built and customised modern buildings

  • 70+ restaurants, cafeterias and shops within walking distance of the main campus buildings

  • UNIC Residences are some of the most stunning and architecturally distinct student residences in the world

  • Diverse and multicultural student community of 12,500+ students from over 100 countries

Life in Cyprus as a Student

The international atmosphere, the safety, the amazing weather the delicious Mediterranean food and the warm and welcoming people will create the perfect setting for your studies

  • Cyprus was rated as the safest country in the world for students (WHO 2017)

  • The cost of living is a fraction of the cost of living compared to most cities in Europe or UK

  • Over 80% of the population Speaks English

  • It is the sunniest country in Europe, with over 300 days of sunshine every year

  • Discover our Golden Beaches, Virgin Green Forests and Natural Wonders, all located in less than 2 hours drive from the Medical School

  • All medical school students have the opportunity to explore the island through their involvement in our popular Mobile Clinic Club