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Entry requirements for Cypriot students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Cypriot education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Cyprus and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you hold an Apolyterion of Lykeion with a minimum overall score of 17, a Diploma (two years) awarded by a recognised tertiary education institution and on a course accredited by the Ministry of Education and Culture, an Associate Degree/Diploma or Advanced/Higher Diploma (three to four years) from a recognised tertiary education institution.
  • Postgraduate courses
    If you have a Ptychion (University of Cyprus) or a Bachelor's degree that is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Culture and from a recognised tertiary education institution you can apply for a taught postgraduate course with us.
  • Research programmes
    You need any postgraduate degree to be considered for a BU research programme.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK, you can find more information on our immigration information page.