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:
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
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).
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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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Criteria for graduation:
In order to qualify for graduation, a student must fulfill the following:
- Complete the degree requirements in the major program as specified in the Bulletin
Master: 90-120 ECTS
Bachelor: 240-360 ECTS
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
The University also assists students in the process of official attestation, such as APOSTILLE.
- Application fee: €60. Payment through here.
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.
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.
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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.