General Information for Students

Language Support for Incoming Students

To facilitate Erasmus student mobility, Erasmus students, have the possibility to take during the semester Modern Greek language courses, offered free of charge at two levels: elementary and intermediate. The Modern Greek language course is allocated 6 ECTS credits in both semesters with 3 teaching hours per week.  

Cost of Living

The Average cost of living in Nicosia, excluding accommodation and utilities, ranges from €300-€350 per month.

 

Accommodation

Students can visit the accommodation office in order to find a suitable and convenient accommodation. Since there is no on-campus accommodation, the college is in constant contact with private flat owners and can provide guidelines and useful information to all interested students.

It can also help students in finding roommates. Prices for accommodation range from €180-€300.

 

Contact Persons

Mr. Yiannis Korfiotis Student Affairs Systems’ Coordinator Tel.: +357 22 332333 Fax: +357 22 332313 E-mail: y.korfiotis@cityu.ac.cy   Mrs. Christiana Constantinou Student Affairs Officer Tel.: +357 22 332333 Fax: +357 22 332313 E-mail: c.constantinou@cityu.ac.cy  

Meals

The College has a Mikel Cafeteria on the ground floor which is ideal for dining, entertainment and recreation. The Cafeteria has a menu that includes a variety of hot meals as well as snacks such as sandwiches, desserts, fruit and drinks. It is open from 6:00 am until 2:00 am.

 

Medical Facilities

The College maintains a First Aid room with all necessary first aid kits at the reception of the International Building. Additionally, several of the College’s staff occupy the diploma of First Aid and are therefore, able to respond to any emergencies.

 

Facilities for Special Needs Students

The College is sensitive about issues relevant to special needs students. In terms of students with physical disabilities, the College is equipped with lifts and ramps at all entrances in order for the disabled individuals to access the building. Additionally, the College has special WC facilities on different floors which accommodate the needs of disabled individuals.

In terms of students with learning difficulties, the College maintains a special treatment for these individuals as it acknowledges the uniqueness of each special needs person. Specifically, faculty members are informed about each individual in order to accommodate their needs accordingly. Special accommodation includes flexibility on test administration (time/place) and extra tutorials in cases they are needed and requested by the students.

 

Insurance

All students are required to have a personal accidence Insurance that covers them for accidents both within as well as outside the premises of the College. This type of insurance is offered by the College to all of its students. Additionally, the College has appointed a private doctor who is available when there is an emergency.

 

Financial Support for Students

EU Students are eligible – If Fulfilled Criteria – to receive the government grant which ranges from €2400-€3400. Besides that, the College is extremely sensitive with financial support towards students. At the beginning of every academic year, students can apply for full or partial scholarships and tuition and fee discount. All applications are evaluated based on each individual case.

Additionally, the management of the College financially supports its students through accommodative payment instalments.

 

Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs office of the college covers a range of services required by students in order to help them find their way into college life.

 

Counseling Services, Student Activities, Career Advice, Housing and International Student Assistance.

Some of these services are: Counseling Services, Student Activities (in cooperation with the student union), Career Advice, Housing and International Student Assistance.

Counseling sessions are taking place with students that might be facing any academic, social or emotional problems. It is important to state that all information is strictly confidential and students are encouraged to visit the counselor when they are in a difficult time.

As noted above the Student Affairs office cooperates with the college’s Student Union both in organizing events but also in enhancing the communication between the staff of the Institution and the students.

 

Student Union

The CityU student Union acts as a means of communication between the College and its students. It is autonomous  and its actions are based on the official student Union constitution.

The Students’ Union organises activities, initiatives and events for students throughout the year, while their advice team provides support and advice on a range of academic issues.

 

Events for Students

Various types of student events are organized all year around such as: welcome party, blood donation, bowling night, futsal days, charity events, trips, night outs and many more.

 

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