Open University of Cyprus

  • 4700 Students (2500 int'l)
  • Public University
Nicosia, Cyprus
The Open University of Cyprus is the countrys second state university that offers bachelor, master and Ph.D. programmes, all accredited. Using distance learning methodology, OUC is aiming to offer opportunities for anyone wants to have full access to university education and knowledge, regardless of age or background and beyond the usual time and place constraints of a conventional university.

About Open University of Cyprus

The Open University of Cyprus is the countrys 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


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 universitys research strategy emphasises the importance of both basic and applied research.
Members of the academic community pursue research, motivated by the principles of humanism toward the following objectives: to develop knowledge in their respective scientific fields at an international level, to remain up-to-date with recent developments in their area and, moreover, to fulfill the University's dedicated role as an innovative educational institution. Research-active faculty supports the innovative role of the Open University, fostering modern scientific and technological development, as well as cultivating culture toward the progressive development of Cypriot society and beyond.

Accreditations of Open University of Cyprus

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.



e-Learning Platform

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:

  • find and manage all electronic content and study materials;
  • organise their study calendars;
  • find information on assignments and submission of papers get feedback on their progress

Moreover, the e-learning platform offers a range of tools that can facilitate group and individual work, including:

  • chat and messaging for synchronous communication
  • scheduling and conduct of synchronous meetings between teachers and students
  • video streaming
  • plagiarism detection
  • Wikis, Blogs, questionnaires

Students Portal

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.

OUC Library

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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