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Open University of Cyprus

4.3 out of 5 (23 ratings / 18 reviews) Nicosia, Cyprus
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC), the country’s state university dedicated entirely to open and distance education, had an impressive enrolment period of over 4.100 students and developed 26 programmes of study for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



As the second public University, established in 2002, the Open University Cyprus (OUC) aims to fill an important gap in the Cypriot higher education system, offering accredited distance learning degrees at all levels (undergraduate, master and doctoral). Building on its origins as the country’s only University dedicated to distance education, OUC is growing quickly in academic stature and overall reputation. 

Today’s challenging realities have widened OUC’s horizons, helping to bring Cyprus near towards its strategic goal: to be established as a regional educational and research center and hub for international scholars and students alike in the Eastern Mediterranean basin.


Complementing the primary role of research as building-block for developing a knowledge-based economy where entrepreneurship springs from academic efforts, there are important reasons to foster academic research. 

Research is one of the most important functions of a university and one of the main pillars of the development of the Open University of Cyprus. The university’s research strategy emphasises the importance of both basic and applied research. 

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Housing services

OUC is a distance education institution therefore it does not have dormitories and cannot provide accommodation for incoming students in the context of placement mobility. However, the OUC Mobility Office ( can assist incoming students in finding suitable accommodation in Nicosia.

Library services

The Library is fully electronic regarding its use and hybrid regarding its content, since its collections include printed, digital and audiovisual material. All material is accessible through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), a federated search tool that provides easy access to printed, digital and audiovisual material, as well as to the full text of articles, through a simple search.

Student Reviews

Anna Christou rated 1 out of 5 stars

University of Cyprus is ranked 477 in QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities and has an overall score of 4.2 stars, according to student reviews on Studyportals, the best place to find out how students rate their study and living experience at universities from all over the world.

The pros of UCY
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

It is experienced in economics and has got many awards. In addition, there are a lot of subjects to choose from and people speak English fluently. The facilities are modern and new constructions are coming up.

Administrative Knowledge
Nikolaos Karytinos rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am satisfied by my studies. I have acquired significant knowledge and have insight into business technology with meticulous methods

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