Admission Requirements

Intercollege adheres to a non-discrimination admissions policy. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, nationality, ethnicity, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

The College actively seeks to recruit and enroll students of different backgrounds, interests, talents and cultures from different parts of the world to create and sustain a multicultural environment compatible with its mission.

The College’s admission policy relies on each applicant’s past record, primarily high school grades, and grants admission under several categories depending on each applicant’s qualifications and educational objectives.

Admission Policy Statement

Intercollege adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in admitting students without reference to nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability or national origin. The College students are mainly from Cyprus but also from many parts of the world, blending a diverse range of academic backgrounds, experiences, special interests, talents and cultural heritage.

Admission to the College is granted under different categories depending on the student’s qualifications and educational objectives. The College’s admissions policy relies on the student’s past record, primarily high school grades.

English Language

Applicants who do not have an English language certificate will be able to sit the English Language Placement before classes begin to determine each candidate’s level (details on the ways in which Intercollege helps students to improve their English  can be found here).

Applicants interested in MIddlesex University programmes must staisfy the University’s English language requirements. For more information please contact the Office of Admissions.

Undergraduate Admission

The general admission requirement is for applicants to have a High School Leaving Certificate (i.e. 12 years of education or 11 depending on the country of origin, e.g. Russia) OR equivalent qualifications. Some programmes, like those  of Middlesex University, may have additional requirements in which case they are specified separately under the relevant programme details. At the undergraduate level, admission categories are as follows:

  1. Regular Academic Admission:

Regular admission to academic programmes requires a recognised High School Leaving Certificate with a grade of 7.5 out of 10 or 15 out of 20 or a rank in the top 50% or equivalent qualifications. This status may be contingent upon demonstrating proficiency in English with a valid TOEFL score of 500 and above, or Computer-based TOEFL score of 173 and above, or Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of 61 and above, or GCSE (or GCE) English Language “O” Level of “C” or above, or IELTS of 6.0 and above or Cambridge Exams (First Certificate with Grade B and above, as well as Proficiency with Grade C and above), or the College English Placement Test. Advanced standing will be admitted on the basis of additional qualifications (e.g. GCE “A” Level). Students applying for the Education programmes, taught in Greek, who do not meet regular academic admission requirements will be assessed to determine if their level of Greek meets entry standards before being granted admission.

  1. Special Academic Admission:

This category of admission may be offered to students who possess a High School Leaving Certificate but who do not have the stipulated grades or other requirements for regular admission. Such students may be eligible for special admission if they have relevant practical experience, or other records of achievement, or show evidence of ability to benefit from College education. Special admission students may take regular credits but load limits may apply until the time they establish their eligibility for regular admission. Special admission is offered to students with a low ability and with special needs.

Graduate Admission

The minimum requirement for admission into a graduate degree programme is a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Students will be required to submit, besides their degree certificate, a transcript with the grades of all courses taken at the first degree level and two reference letters. Special requirements exist for different departments.