Open University of Cyprus

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The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) was legally established in 2002 as the second State Institution of Higher Education in Cyprus. The OUC is the only institution in Cyprus dedicated to lifelong learning and distance education and its focus is to design and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as training and vocational programs to serve the needs of the wider community. The degrees awarded by the Open University are equivalent to those of all accredited universities worldwide, regardless their teaching methodology. Building courses on the bans of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) provide students with the opportunity to interchange between conventional universities and the Open University of Cyprus.

The OUC uses a certain style of learning which is called “open and distance learning”, the purpose of which is to satisfy the demand for lifelong learning and continuing education.

The OUC places great emphasis on the field of research and promotes programs that aim towards the development of methodologies and corresponding high technologies for open and distance learning. Therefore, the OUC offers individuals the opportunity to pursue or complete University education in case they were not able to do so in the past. Likewise, open and distance learning offers, to those who already hold a university degree, the possibility to further their studies at a graduate level or even study different subjects aiming at career progression. Finally, the Open University through the provision of lifelong programs will be offering individuals the opportunity to be kept informed about trends and concepts of interest in both professional and personal development.

The Open University of Cyprus offers:

Undergraduate Programme

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hellenic Civilization

Graduate courses (Master)

  • Master in Educational Studies
  • Master in Management of Health Units
  • Master in Information System

Graduate Courses (PhD)

  • PhD in Educational Studies
  • PhD in Management of Health Units
  • PhD in Information System

Self Finance Graduate Course (Master)

  • Business Administration

Lifelong Learning Programs (self funded) Undergraduate Level Modules

  • Administration Principles
  • Introduction to the History of Cyprus

Postgraduate Level Modules

  • Open and Distance Education
  • Introduction to Αdult Εducation
  • Teaching of Natural Sciences
  • Organization and Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Leadership and Decision Making
  • Marketing
  • Banking Environment
  • Bank Management
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Software Technology Specialist
  • Software Μanagement and Design

Contact Information: 5, Ayios Antonios Street Muskita Buildings No. 2 2002 Nicosia Tel.: +357-22411600 Fax: +357-22411601 E-mail: Web Site:

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