Success Stories

From Local Kitchen to Global Gastronomy

How far can your passion for cooking take you? For Eugene Charalambous it was from Nicosia, Cyprus to Modena, Italy. From the classrooms and culinary labs of Intercollege through the Erasmus+ programme to the kitchen of the renowned Osteria Francescana. Awarded with three Michelin stars and named twice as the best restaurant in the world. Eugene is living his dream, conquering the secrets of fine dining. He is now learning from the award-winning chef Massimo Bottura, the “Poet of Italian Cuisine”.

About Intercollege

Excellence in Education

Intercollege is an academic and vocational institution dedicated to providing exceptional education in a variety of vocational fields. Our focus extends throughout Greece, Cyprus, and the broader Mediterranean region, nurturing a regional center of excellence for students, professionals, and entrepreneurs alike.

Culinary Arts

A Heritage of Success

Intercollege has run one of the most awarded culinary arts programmes in the region for decades.  Many Intercollege culinary arts alums have gone on to successful careers in the hospitality field and now serve as some of the top chefs in Cyprus and abroad.

Intercollege’s flagship culinary arts management programme is one of only a handful of 4-year bachelor’s degrees in the Mediterranean region and prepares graduates, not just to be chefs, but to be managers and entrepreneurs in the field.

Though Intercollege offers comprehensive training in the culinary arts, including global and modernist cuisine, its strength is in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Greek cuisine is considered to be one of the most popular, fastest-growing and healthiest cuisines in the world and Intercollege faculty have written globally award-winning books on the topic of Greek cuisine and health.

Aesthetics & Wellness

Meeting Industry Demands
through Innovation

Intercollege is also a European and Global Leader in the field of cosmetology, wellness, aesthetic and beauty treatments. It offers one of the few such 4-year bachelor’s degrees in the European Union.

While cosmetology has been historically purely a vocational field, with a focus on 1- and 2-year certificates and diplomas, the growth of the high-end health / wellness / beauty industry has increased demands for qualified staff who can operate high-end Wellness establishments and offer specialized aesthetic, beauty and wellness treatments.

Maritime Education

Navigating Global Opportunities

Cyprus is a global leader in shipping; it is considered to be the largest 3rd-party ship-management center in the European Union, and one of the largest in the world. Today, Cyprus is ranked as the 11th largest merchant fleet globally and the 3rd largest fleet in the European Union (in terms of tonnage).

Intercollege founded the Cyprus Maritime Academy (CyMA) and, through the CyMA Board of Governors, has extensive relationships with many of the largest shipping and ship management firms in the world. Graduating cadets from CyMA are currently working at leading shipping and ship management companies and have very lucrative career pathways.

Technical Programmes

Vocational Studies with
a guaranteed future

Intercollege also takes pride in offering comprehensive technical programmes in Automotive and Mechanical Installations. These two-year academic programmes equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to excel in their chosen field, ensuring they are ready for immediate employment and rewarding careers.

Affiliation with the
University of Nicosia

Intercollege is affiliated with the University of Nicosia, operating within the “UNIC City” campus town. The University of Nicosia is a comprehensive research university ranked #501-600 globally by Times Higher Education World University Rankings and top 40 in Europe for business and economics. This affiliation allows Intercollege to access interdisciplinary research, training, events, and industry outreach opportunities, collaborating closely with UNIC’s School of Business, School of Life and Health Sciences, and Medical School.

Join Intercollege, and embark on a world-class vocational educational journey with guaranteed career prospects, supported by our outstanding faculty and our state-of-the-art facilities.

News & Events

  • The 2024 Intercollege Graduation Ceremony was held in the open Amphitheatre of the University of Nicosia in the presence of the leadership of the academic community of the College and the University of Nicosia. [...]

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