The Open University of Cyprus is the country’s second state university, which offers bachelor, master and Ph.D. programs, all accredited in European Union and internationally. Using distance learning methodology, OUC is aiming to provide individuals full access to university education and knowledge, regardless of age or background and beyond the usual time and place constraints of a conventional university.
OUC offers modern and dynamic programs of studies covering a wide range of fields, at all levels (undergraduate, master and doctorate) in both Greek and English language over its (3) Faculties: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Economics and Management. In that way, students may develop knowledge and skills that workplace values, helping them expand their potentials and achieving their professional goals. Moreover, OUC offers a number of stand-alone educational modules (i.e short courses), for those who want to become specialist in a new area, or upgrade and expand their prior knowledge and qualifications, developing further their career.
The Open University of Cyprus is a University open to the world. By a growing network of international cooperation and alliances with other universities, organizations and research centres, is fostering a strong presence in higher education, research, and student & staff exchanges.
Open University of Cyprus:- Open to people, open to the world
Cypriot state universities are accredited by Law. All bachelor and master programmes offered by the Open University of Cyprus are thus accredited by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.
Moreover, OUC places an emphasis on the quality and contyinuous development of its programmes, research and other operations. All OUC programmes are structured on the basis of the European credit transfer system (ECTS), which facilitates international transparency and recognition of degrees. The quality of OUCs research and education is also independently acknowledged by external organizations.
STUDENT SERVICES & FACILITIES:
OUCs e-learning platform is a complete and continuously evolving e-learning management system that supports all phases of the educational process and is the online space where students can:
Moreover, the e-learning platform offers a range of tools that can facilitate group and individual work, including:
A dedicated Portal has been created for all OUC students. This portal provides prospective students with a platform for electronic submission of admission applications to the academic programmes offered by the Open University of Cyprus, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
In addition, enrolled students can use the Portal for many other services, such as to enroll in modules, change personal data and passwords, request issuing of various certificates, control their student accounts and access their grades.
The OUC Library is a gateway to a comprehensive collection of books, journals, periodicals and other related publications from printed databases. Through the e-library; students have access to global electronic sources, such as international databases, e-Journals, e-books, as well as digital collections/resources. In this way, library members, such as Faculty members, administrative staff, visiting professors, students and others involved in research are welcome to use the collections and library services provided by the OUC Library. Members can also benefit from the electronic resources of prestigious, international publishing houses, use electronic and conventional reference services, make use of the OUC Library's interlibrary loan and document delivery services, use search and management tools to create bibliographies and much more.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Open University of Cyprus!