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Academic Regulations

Academic Calendar

The University follows the semester system and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The academic year consists of a Fall and a Spring Semester, each 16 weeks long, inclusive of holidays and final examinations.

A seven-week Summer Session is also offered.

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Undergraduate Student Classification

Student classification – as freshman, sophomore, junior or senior – depends upon the number of ECTS successfully completed. The ECTS for each classification are:

Freshman

0-60 ECTS

Sophomore

61-120 ECTS

Junior

121-180 ECTS

Senior

180 or more ECTS

 

Students may register as part-time or full-time, depending on ECTS per semester and period of study.

 Requirements for full-time students: 

*Fall and Spring Semester: up to 30 ECTS

*Summer Session: up to 15 ECTS

Registration

The office of the Registrar announces detailed information regarding registration prior to each semester. Students must meet their Academic Advisors for advice/consultation prior or during the designated registration period. Provided students have settled their financial obligations upon registration, they receive a personal timetable, which they can change depending on availability during the Add/Drop period (during the first two weeks of classes).

 For more details on registration, click here

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all scheduled sessions for the courses for which they have registered. Being late to class may be recorded as absence. Absence is also recorded in laboratory or practical sessions. Unjustified absences will affect the final grade. In cases of personal or medical emergency, permission for absence must be sought from the course instructor. In all cases, students are responsible for compensating for missed course work.

Cancellation of Courses

The University reserves the right to cancel a course as a result of low enrolment.

Withdrawal from University

Students wishing to withdraw from the University must fill in a Withdrawal Form with the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawals are subject to the University’s withdrawal refund policy.

Students who choose to withdraw from a course will receive no credit, and will be subject to the University’s tuition-refund policy (when applicable).

Withdrawal Initiated by Student

Students must notify the Office of the Registrar or their Advisor of their intention to withdraw from a course, by submitting a Withdrawal form. Students who withdraw from a course before the deadline listed below will receive a grade of ‘W’, which will not affect their GPA.

Fall and Spring Semesters: End of 10th week of classes

Summer Session: End of 3rd week of classes

Students who do not file for withdrawal within the deadline will continue to be registered for the course. If they have not completed course requirements, they will be assigned an F as a final grade.

Withdrawal Initiated by the Instructor

An instructor may request the withdrawal of a student from a course because of non-attendance and/or inappropriate registration (where the student does not meet course prerequisites). The instructor must inform the Office of the Registrar of any withdrawal before the 10th week of classes in the Fall and Spring Semesters, and before the 3rd week of classes in the Summer Session.

Repeating a Course

If a student repeats a course, the new grade will be included in the student’s cumulative Grade Point Average. The grade previously earned will not be included although it will be listed on the student’s permanent academic record and transcript.

Change of Grade

Grades submitted to the Office of the Registrar are regarded as final unless an instructor completes a Grade Change form, providing details of any error made in its original calculation.

Final Exam Review

In the case where a student believes that the grade received is different from what was expected, he/she must exhaust all possibilities of resolving the problem with the pertinent instructor first. If this does not lead to a resolution, the student may appeal against the grade by filing a petition with the Office of the Registrar.

 The Registrar will forward a copy of the petition to the Chairperson of the pertinent Department, who will first ascertain that no error was made by the instructor, and will assign an anonymous re-evaluation of the final examination/project to another instructor. In the case of major discrepancy between the instructor’s evaluation and the re-evaluation that will require change of grade, the average of the two evaluations will be assigned as the final grade to the final examination/project. Changes of grades resulting from an appeal require the endorsement of the Dean of School.

For a petition to be reviewed, a student must appeal within four (4) weeks from the date the results are announced and pay the appropriate fee of €34.

Resit of Final Examination

Each student who meets the criteria outlined below has a right (although not an obligation) to resit the Final Exam of a given course that he/she has failed. The policy applies to all EUC programs of study (both conventional and distance education undergraduate and graduate courses) with the exception of the doctoral programs of study.  The resit final examination is a student’s right and not an obligation.

A student is eligible for a final examination resit when he/she: 

  • Has failed a course (received an F grade in a course)
  • Has achieved a total grade in the range of 50-59 (for undergraduate courses) or 60-69 (for postgraduate courses).
  • Has no outstanding “I” (Incomplete Grade) in the other course components of the specific course (i.e. mid-term, assignments) by the time of applying for a resit final examination.
  • Submits a written application to the Department of Enrollment. A payable fee of €75 per exam applies.
Dean's List

Students registered for at least 30 ECTS per semester and achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher in a given semester, qualify for the Dean’s List.  Dean’s List Honors are awarded as follows: 

First Honors

3.85-4.00

Second Honors

3.65-3.84

Third Honors

3.50-3.64

 

Student's Rights and Responsibilities

Every student has the right to expect the University to fulfill its educational responsibilities fully to the extent that its resources and capacity permit. Correspondingly, the University has the right to establish and maintain standards of conduct conducive to learning and meaningful individual development. The University is committed to creating and supporting a fair, inclusive and diverse community that is open and accessible to all students and expects that all students shall fulfill their own individual responsibilities and respect the institution, its faculty, staff and their fellow students. 

Students’ Basic Rights

The following basic rights in no way deny or limit the rights of students. Rather, they aim to highlight the importance of these rights to the educational process and to their own functioning within the University. 

Students are guaranteed the right to free inquiry, expression, and assembly, subject to the limitations of this document, other University policies and bylaws, and in line with the laws of the Republic of Cyprus.

Students are free to pursue their educational goals; appropriate opportunities for learning shall be provided by the University.

Students have the right to be secure in their persons, papers, and effects, and are guaranteed against unreasonable searches and seizures. In the case of serious sanctions such as suspension, expulsion, or other limits to the student’s right to pursue educational goals, the student shall receive prior notice of the nature and cause of the charges, shall be informed of the nature and source of evidence against him/her, and shall be entitled to a fair hearing before a regularly constituted board.

Basic Responsibilities

Students must conduct themselves in a manner that creates and maintains an academic community in which the rights, dignity, and value of each individual are respected. Aside from their responsibility to maintain a high standard of academic performance, students must also respect the rules of the University and the laws of the Republic of Cyprus. They must also ensure that all fees due to the University are paid on time. Students who fail to meet their financial obligations may have their registration cancelled or be denied the opportunity to register at the University in the future, and may have their degrees, grades and/or transcripts withheld.

European University Cyprus is responsible for ensuring that the University offers an atmosphere conducive to learning, social responsibility, and respect for the individual, providing a space for the positive, constructive development of its current and future students, faculty, and staff.

Probation

Any Undergraduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below a C or its equivalent (2.0 GPA) and any Graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below a C+ or its equivalent (2.5 GPA) is placed on probation. A student who remains on probationary status for two consecutive semesters faces possible dismissal from the University.

Academic Ethics

The University maintains a strict Code of Conduct protecting the integrity of its academic standards and processes. Violations of the Code bring disrepute to the University, affect the entire University community, and will thus be punished.

Plagiarism: Presenting someone else’s work as one’s own is not permitted under any circumstances.

Cheating: Receiving unauthorized help before, during, or after examinations is not permitted under any circumstances.

Cases of plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty or unethical behavior are reviewed by the School Council Chaired by the Dean of the School. Students found guilty of violating the Code of Academic Ethics face a range of sanctions, including failing the course concerned, suspension, or dismissal from the University.

Confidentiality of Student Records

The student’s academic records are confidential. However, authorized persons by the student and governmental institutions may be provided with copies of a student’s academic records. 

Change of Name, Address and Major

It is the responsibility of every student to notify the Office of the Registrar or the Advice / Advisory Center of any changes in their name, address, or major. In case of a change of major, the student must receive approval from his/her advisor, and, in some cases, the Chairperson of the Department of the respective School.

Graduation Requirements

Criteria for graduation:

In order to qualify for graduation, a student must fulfill the following:

  1. Complete the degree requirements in the major program as specified in the Bulletin
    Master: 90-120 ECTS
    Bachelor: 240-360 ECTS
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (for Bachelor Degree programs) or 2.50 and above (for the Master Degree programs) for all credits taken at EUC.

 

Undergraduate students

  • Complete at least the last two years, 120 ECTS for a 240 ECTS degree in residence at EUC.

 Post-Graduate and Doctoral students

  • For degrees with 18 months duration (90 ECTS), students must complete 60 ECTS in residence at EUC
  • For degrees with 2 years (120 ECTS) duration, students must complete 80 ECTS in residence at EUC
  • In the case of Post-Doctoral (PhD) programs of study, a student is registered to successfully complete all required courses and have a minimum of three (3) years length of study.
Application for Degree Issuance

All students must submit an Application for Degree Issuance in order to receive their degrees. No degrees will be issued unless an application is submitted by the appropriate deadline; otherwise, the application will be transferred to the next semester.

 The application may be submitted electronically to reg@euc.ac.cy. In addition, a hardcopy of the application can be submitted to the Cashiers office at EUC.

Degrees will be available to be collected in person at the Office of the Registrar or can be mailed (via Courier Service – addressee payment) after the conferral date. A third person can collect a degree only by submitting an Authorization Form signed by the student. 

The process takes a few weeks to complete, so it is important that the University has the student’s updated address. Any update may be e-mailed to reg@euc.ac.cy.

The University also assists students in the process of official attestation, such as APOSTILLE.

  • Application fee: €60. Payment through here.

 

Graduation Ceremony

Students wishing to participate in the University’s annual Graduation Ceremony must fill in an application with the Student Affairs Office before the end of the Spring Semester. Students expecting to complete their studies in the Summer Session are permitted to take part in the immediately preceding Graduation Ceremony. Degrees are not awarded at the Graduation Ceremony, and participation does not imply that the student has completed graduation requirements.

For more information on the Graduation Ceremony, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Graduation Honors

Bachelor degree students are identified for high academic achievement as follows:

  • SUMMA CUM LAUDE final GPA of 3.85-4.00
  • MAGNA CUM LAUDE final GPA of 3.65-3.84
  • CUM LAUDE final GPA of 3.50-3.64

 To be eligible for honors, students must complete at least 120 ECTS for a 240 ECTS degree at European University Cyprus. Only ECTS gained at European University Cyprus are considered in the award of graduation honors.

 CLASSIFICATION OF THE CUMULATIVE GPA

 The Bachelor Degree students cumulative GPA is classified as follows:

 GPA: 2.00 – 2.32 – Good

GPA: 2.33 – 3.32 – Very Good

GPA: 3.33 – 4.00 – Excellent

 

The Graduate degree students cumulative GPA is classified as follows:

 GPA: 2.50 – 2.99 – Good

GPA: 3.00 – 3.49 – Very Good

GPA: 3.50 – 4.00 – Excellent

 

Student ID Cards

All students are provided with an ID card, which must be renewed on a regular basis. The student ID provides access to common areas such as the Library and the Computer Center. Students can renew their ID cards at the M.I.S Center.

Students are also provided with a webmail address @students.euc.ac.cy and access to Moodle and Portal.

For more information, please contact support@euc.ac.cy

Degree Programs

European University Cyprus awards Bachelor, Master and Doctoral (Ph.D., Ed.D, D.A, and D.B.A) Degrees.

  • A Bachelor degree – requires 240 ECTS -360 ECTS and can be completed over a period of 4– 6 years.
  • A Master degree – requires 90-120 ECTS from approximately 12 courses, and can be completed over a period of 18 months to 2 years.
  • A Ph.D. degree requires 180 ECTS and can be completed over a period of 3 years or more.

 

Undergraduate Grading System

At the end of each semester and Summer Session, the final grades are posted in the ¨My EUC¨ app, and are recorded on the permanent academic record of the student in the Office of the Registrar.

 

Letter Grade

Grade Meaning

Grade Points

Percentage Grade

A

Excellent

4.0

90 and above

B+

Very Good

3.5

85-89

B

Good

3.0

80-84

C+

Above Average

2.5

75-79

C

Average

2.0

70-74

D+

Below Average

1.5

65-69

D

Poor

1.0

60-64

F

Failure

0

I

Incomplete

0

W

Withdrawal

0

P

Pass

0

AU

Audit

0

TR

Transferred

0

 

  1. 1. The grade “I” is awarded where a student has maintained a satisfactory level of performance but was unable to complete a major portion of course work (e.g. term paper or final exam), for reasons deemed acceptable by the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to justify any failure to complete work required, and to reach an agreement as to how remaining course requirements will be satisfied. Following the award of an “I” mark and in consultation with the course instructor, the student is responsible for fulfilling any outstanding course requirements within the first 4 weeks of the following semester. In exceptional cases, the instructor may extend the existing incomplete grade to the next semester. Failure to complete work within a specified period will result in an “F”, which will be recorded as the final grade.

 

  1. The grade “W” indicates withdrawal from a course within the specified time limit, as explained above.

 

  1. A grade of “P” will not be included in the calculations of a student’s cumulative grade point average, but will count towards graduation ECTS.

 

  1. A grade of “F” is included in the calculations of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

 

  1. Students enrolling for a course on an “AU” Audit basis must indicate their intention to do so at the time of registration. Students registering for a course on an Audit basis receive no ECTS, but they will be charged the respective tuition fees.

 

  1. Grades for courses taken at another college or university “TR” are not included in calculations of the cumulative grade point average.

 

Calculating GPA

 

A Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is determined for each student at the end of each semester. The Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is computed by multiplying the number of contact units of each course by the grade points equivalent to the letter grade received and then adding them. The sum total is then divided by the total number of contact units for which the student has received a grade. Grades reported as “I”, “W”, “P” or “AU” are not computed in the average.

Pass-Fail courses

 

Students in good academic standing may choose up to 4 courses in the whole duration of their study program. Students are allowed to take a maximum of 2 courses on a pass/fail basis per academic year. Courses that are part of or related to a student’s Major cannot be taken on a pass/fail basis. Only a grade of “F” will be included in G.P.A. calculations.

Students must notify the Office of the Registrar of their intention to take a pass/fail course within the first 10 weeks of a 16-week semester, or the first 3 weeks of a 6-week session.

Repeating a Course

 

If a student repeats a course, the new grade is used to calculate the student’s cumulative G.P.A. The grade previously earned will not be included in the overall G.P.A.  but will remain on the student’s permanent academic record and transcript.

Change of Grade

 

Once grades have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar no changes are allowed, unless an instructor completes a “Grade Change” form, in which he/she explains that a legitimate error has been made in the calculation of a student’s grade.

 

Appeals Procedure

 

When a student disagrees with a grade awarded, he/she must exhaust all possibilities of resolving the problem with the instructor of the course. In the event that no agreement is reached, the student may appeal by filing a petition with the Office of the Registrar, within four (4) weeks of the grade being awarded.

 

The Registrar will inform the Head of the Department of the petition, and the Head of the Department will then seek to resolve the issue between the student and the faculty member in question. Changes of grades resulting from an appeal require the endorsement of Head of the Department and the Dean of the School. The require fee for a appealing the grade is 34 euro.

 

 

 

 

Dean’s List

 

The Dean’s List includes students who have achieved a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher within a single semester and who were registered for at least 12 contact units (excluding grades of ‘P’).

 

The Office of the Registrar awards the appropriate certificates to the eligible students as follows:

 

First Honors

3.85 – 4.00

Second Honors

3.65 – 3.84

Third Honors

3.50 – 3.64

 

Students who receive grades of “D” or “F” are ineligible for honors that semester.

Post-Graduate Grading System

At the end of each semester and Summer Session, the final grades are posted in the ¨My EUC¨ app, and are recorded on the permanent academic record of the student in the Office of the Registrar.

Letter Grade

Grade Meaning

Grade Points

Percentage Grade

A

Excellent

4.0

90 and above

B+

Very Good

3.5

85-89

B

Good

3.0

80-84

C+

Above Average

2.5

75-79

C

Average

2.0

70-74

F

Failure

0

I

Incomplete

0

W

Withdrawal

0

AU

Audit

0

 

  1. 1. The grade “I” is awarded where a student has maintained a satisfactory level of performance but was unable to complete a major portion of course work (e.g. term paper or final exam), for reasons deemed acceptable by the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to justify any failure to complete work required, and to reach an agreement as to how remaining course requirements will be satisfied. Following the award of an “I” mark and in consultation with the course instructor, the student is responsible for fulfilling any outstanding course requirements within the first 4 weeks of the following semester. In exceptional cases, the instructor may extend the existing incomplete grade to the next semester. Failure to complete work within a specified period will result in an “F”, which will be recorded as the final grade.

 

  1. The grade “W” indicates withdrawal from a course within the specified time limit, as explained above.

 

 

  1. Grades of ‘F’ will be computed into the student’s cumulative grade point average.

 

 

  1. Students enrolling for a course on an “AU” Audit basis must indicate their intention to do so at the time of registration. Students registering for a course on an Audit basis receive no ECTS, but they will be charged the respective tuition fees.

 

 

Calculating GPA

 

A Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is determined for each student at the end of each semester. The Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) is computed by multiplying the number of contact units of each course by the grade points equivalent to the letter grade received and then adding them. The sum total is then divided by the total number of contact units for which the student has received a grade. Grades reported as “I”, “W”, “P” or “AU” are not computed in the average.

Repeating a Course

 

If a student repeats a course, the new grade will be included in the student’s Cumulative Grade Point Average. The grade previously earned will not be included in the student’s overall Grade Point Average, although it will be listed on the student’s permanent academic record and transcript.

Change of Grade

 

Once grades have been submitted to the Office of the Registrar no changes are allowed, unless an instructor completes a “Grade Change” form, in which he/she explains that a legitimate error has been made in the calculation of a student’s grade.

 

 

Appeals Procedure

 

When a student disagrees with a grade awarded, he/she must exhaust all possibilities of resolving the problem with the instructor of the course. In the event that no agreement is reached, the student may appeal by filing a petition with the Office of the Registrar, within four (4) weeks of the grade being awarded.

 

The Registrar will inform the Head of the Department of the petition, and the Head of the Department will then seek to resolve the issue between the student and the faculty member in question. Changes of grades resulting from an appeal require the endorsement of Head of the Department and the Dean of the School. The require fee for a appealing the grade is 34 euro.