University of Nicosia
Department of Architecture
Nicosia, Cyprus
University of Nicosia
Department of Architecture
Engomi Industrial Zone
2409 Lefkosia,
Associate Professor, Architect Alessandra Swiny Head of the Department of Architecture

t: +357 22 842600
f: +357 22 357481

Degree programmes
Faculty profile

The Professional Diploma and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture were established in 2006 and currently run under the Department of Architecture, within the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. From the outset the Department’s strategic plan entailed a well thought-out and progressive expansion into the area of architectural design studies. The Department has been offering a high quality, accredited academic program in architecture and interior design. As a consequence of which, we have created the essential infrastructure (library resources, computer labs, art studios, workshop, design studios) that serves both the demands of the academic program and the research efforts of the faculty. The program has been academically accredited by the ECPU and is approved by ETEK (Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber) and has been designed in accordance with the eleven points of the European Commission’s Architects Directive for the transformation of higher education in Europe initiated by the Bologna declaration; at the same time, it acknowledges the importance of constructing a unique identity and fostering diversity in architectural education.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

The general admission requirement for entry to an undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification. Some programmes may have additional requirements in which case they are specified separately under the relevant programme details.

Regular admission to academic programmes requires a High School Leaving Certificate or its equivalent with an average grade of ‘C’.

In addition to a strong academic record, we take into account the student’s extracurricular involvement, leadership skills, and other relevant background information.

Students who do not fulfill the criteria for Regular Academic Admission but who show potential for educational progress are accepted on Special Academic Admission. Students who are accepted under this category are expected to achieve a satisfactory Grade Point Average by the end of their first year.

Tuition fees

Annual tuition for the academic year 2011-2012, for undergraduate programmes will amount to €9,450 for Local/EU students and €9,600 for International (Non-EU) students.

Bachelor, B.A.Arch, 4 Years, Bachelor, 240,
Bachelor, DipArch, 1 Year (Full-Time), Professional, 60,