• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
The Infection Diseases: Prevention and Control programme from European University Cyprus (EUC) is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the principles, practice and research methods in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and is completely aligned to the “One Health” approach.


The Infection Diseases: Prevention and Control program from European University Cyprus (EUC) aims to provide a comprehensive analysis and understanding of the role of the biology of infective agents and hosts on the outcome of infection, and the application of acquired knowledge in combination with epidemiological and public health approaches, for the development of rational strategies for the prevention and control of infections and the phenomenon multidrug resistance.

General Objectives
  • To educate and ensure a sound theoretical knowledge of healthcare-associated infections, foodborne and environmental infections, travel-associated and tropical infections, epidemiology, infection prevention, infection control, antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship and prudent antimicrobial use.
  • To train students to critically evaluate and interpret research on the field of epidemiology of infections, infection prevention and control and antimicrobial resistance.
  • To provide guidance and understanding of the basic principles of epidemiologic surveillance and epidemiologic investigation, application of measures and evaluation of outcome measures.
  • To provide guidance on planning and designing appropriate infection prevention and control measures.
  • To educate and understand the basic components of occupational health and safety in healthcare systems.
  • To comprehend and train on research methodology.
  • Ultimately, to contribute to the improvement of patient safety and healthcare quality across the institutions that the graduate will serve in the future.


The strong research element of the program, along with the development of specialized and generic skills, equip graduates for a broad spectrum of careers, including among others, research organizations, the academic institutions, national and international organizations related to infection prevention and control, infection control units of private and public healthcare institutions, governmental bodies (in health services, health departments, or infectious disease control agencies), and teaching careers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Infection prevention and control: essentials in healthcare
  • Essentials of microbiology in infection prevention and control
  • Research methods in infectious diseases
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Multidrug resistant organisms: public health implications and control
  • Design of a surveillance system, collection and interpretation of surveillance data
  • Occupational health and safety in healthcare and communication issues in public health emergencies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • EU: submit the documents at least 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the 1st semester/Non-EU: at least 2 months prior to the beginning of the 1st semester.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Completed Application Form. 
  • Academic Records.
  • Applicants must submit an official copy of their high school leaving certificate (‘Apolyterion’ or its equivalent, such as GCE A’ Level, IB etc.) and marksheet of their secondary school record together with the application. 
  • Holders of a Bachelor Degree.
  • Proficiency in English Language.
  • Interview.  
  • Voluntary Work.
  • Voluntary work undertaken in a hospital or residential care facility or dental care will be taken in to consideration.
  • Academic Reference/ Letter of Recommendation.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Confirmation of Offer.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    322 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 322 EUR per module and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    314 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 314 EUR per module and a duration of 18 months.
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  • *Tuition fee is per teaching hour. 

Living costs for Nicosia

  • 576 - 870 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


European University Cyprus offers an extensive Financial Aid Program which aims to provide financial assistance to students who need aid in order to begin or complete their studies at European University Cyprus. There are various schemes to help students financially. European University Cyprus awards scholarships up to 15% on tuition to selected students with outstanding performance (B average and above) on their High School leaving certificate or Bachelor degree. The financial support can vary in the case of outstanding candidates.

European University Cyprus awards scholarships to selected students with outstanding performance (B average and above) on their high school leaving certificate or Bachelor degree.

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