The Open University of Cyprus is the second (in order of establishment) State university of Cyprus and the country’s only Higher Education Institution dedicated solely to distance education. The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate (at the Master and doctoral levels) programmes, as well as vocational/training programmes of short duration.
The awarded degrees are equivalent to all accredited universities worldwide, regardless of the educational methodology used - conventional or not. The University's academic programmes are allocated with ECTS credit units, which facilitate comparability of study programmes and the integration of students at the receiving institution, whether at the OUC or any other university in Europe.
Since its foundation until today, OUC has been dynamically developing by offering recognized university studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level (masters and doctorates) in the modern scientific fields covered by its three faculties:
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
- Faculty of Economics and Management
Studying at OUC offers the flexibility and the ability to everyone to use the latest eLearning technologies and the right interactive tools to acquire at their own time and place a university degree of prestigious studies, that will help them move forward with steadily and surely steps towards the future.
Along with his high-quality educational project,
OUC ensures the modernization of the existing and the organization of new research infrastructures, attempts to increase its staffing potential to researchers and maximizing its research activity. An important factor for their success is the variety of collaborations they develop with associations, institutions, research institutes and universities, European and other international organizations and which is constantly expanding with the aim of internationalizing and be viewed as a powerful pole of research and learning.
The mission of the Open University of Cyprus is to promote scientific research and to effectively utilise educational technology, methodology and teaching method in open and distance learning, while aspiring to give its own mark on the Cypriot and wider European area, offering students the most modern technological infrastructure and educational methodology.
The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) is committed to opening up education to all, strives for an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with the business world. The OUC aims to establish itself as a leading distance education University, with international presence and recognition, mainly in the broader area of southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean. A Higher Education Institution, which offers diverse high quality programmes of study in ‘classical’ and contemporary scientific fields in both Greek and English, attracting students from across the world.
Address: 33, Giannou Kranidioti Ave., 2220, Latsia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Postal address: PO Box 12794, 2252 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 411600
Fax: +357 22 411601