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>>Procedure and Criteria

The admission procedure for postgraduate students at the University of Cyprus takes place through the Graduate School, which announces available programs and positions. In addition to announcing the number of positions available in each field of study and the application procedure, the eligibility criteria for candidates are also mentioned, as well as other required documents that must be attached to the application.

The minimum qualifications required in order to apply, are:

  • A recognized University Degree in a related field (Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Business, Physics) from an accredited Institution with a GPA of at least 6.5/10. If the degree is not yet available during the application process, the student must submit it before the start of classes in September.
  • Proof of very good knowledge of the English language (test results and/or certificates obtained; the certificates that demonstrate proficiency in English can be found at the following Web site: https://www.ucy.ac.cy/graduateschool/en/admissions/admission-requirements). This is not necessary for applicants who received their degrees from programmes taught in English.

Additional academic criteria required in order to apply, are:

  • Successful completion of courses in Probability, Statistics or Econometrics and fundamental Mathematical courses (e.g., basic calculus, linear algebra, etc)
  • Successful completion of courses in Computer Science (e.g. programming principles in Python, R, etc)

Applications are evaluated by the Committee of the Postgraduate Program, which proposes recommendations to the Councils of the respective departments, which are responsible for the final approval of the students admitted. Candidates are ranked according to the following scale: (1): not acceptable, (2): acceptable under certain conditions (conditional offer), (3): acceptable.

Submission of applications

The Data Science Programme will receive postgraduate students each year, on dates and with procedures determined by the University. Applications will be submitted to the Secretariat of the Graduate School online at https://www.ucy.ac.cy/graduateschool/en/apply-now

The applications should include the following:


A Curriculum Vitae


Certified copies of University degrees or confirmation of graduation (Admitted candidates will need to submit the certified degrees along with the acceptance of the offer to the University of Cyprus before their registration).


Copies of Transcripts for all program of study, graduate and undergraduate.


A brief statement of personal goals and research interests (up to 2 pages).


The names and emails of at least two (2) referees (University Professors) familiar with the candidate and his/her academic performance. Candidates should request letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the University. The reference letters are electronically submitted through the online application system.

Admitted candidates will be required to submit copies of degree certificates officially certified by the Issuing Authority.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their application has successfully been submitted. Upon successful submission, the candidate will receive an automated confirmation e-mail.

>>Fees & Payments

Master’s Degree: €5.125

>>Financial Support


The European Investment Fund (EIF) is working with the University of Cyprus to launch a new pilot scheme, allowing students to use the Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans to finance their Master degree studies in an Erasmus+ Program country. This agreement will support students resident in any of the 32 other Erasmus+ Program Countries to move to Cyprus in order to undertake their Master program at the University of Cyprus.

To be eligible to apply for an Erasmus+ Master Degree Loan:

  • You must hold a recognized first cycle (undergraduate) qualification.
  • You have not obtained your previous academic qualifications from any Institution in Cyprus.
  • You have applied for and been accepted for a Master’s place in one of the Master degree programs of University of Cyprus
  • You have not already entered into a student loan covered by the Erasmus+ program with an entity other than University of Cyprus.
  • You must be a resident of a program country other than Cyprus.

Master’s students who are interested in making an application to the University of Cyprus can get further information at: http://www.ucy.ac.cy/graduateschool/en/erasmus-loan-guarantee


University of Cyprus offers a limited number of tuition scholarships to selected students admitted to the program. All applicants for admission will be considered for these awards on a competitive basis. These scholarships will cover a portion of the tuition costs.