Student Housing

University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia provides the academic curriculum, faculty and facilities for this program. Classes are taught at the University of Nicosia's main campus in Nicosia and students receive a University of Nicosia transcript upon successful completion of their coursework. 
 
The University of Nicosia is a well-known international institution and the largest university in Cyprus with over 5,000 students (including 1,000 international degree-seeking students) enrolled at three campuses in the three largest cities in Cyprus. The University of Nicosia is accredited at the bachelor's and master's level and has particular strengths in business, international relations, engineering, computer science and some areas of the social sciences. The University of Nicosia has more than 200 faculty, over 80% of which hold the rank of assistant professor or higher. 
 
All of the classroom buildings in Nicosia were built over the last decade and match modern American facilities in terms of design, comfort and information technology. The University of Nicosia is designed on the American semester model and uses US standards for grading, contact hours and credit hours. All University of Nicosia courses, for local or international students, are taught in English.
 
Accreditation
 
The University of Nicosia is fully accredited at the bachelor's and master's level and approved at the doctorate level by SEKAP, the Cypriot accreditation board appointed by the Ministry of Culture and Education and the Council of Ministries.
 
University of Nicosia Page on the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture Website
 
Facilities
 
The University of Nicosia has campuses in the three major cities in Cyprus. Its facilities include 71 classrooms, 13 amphitheaters, 5 conference rooms, 25 computer labs and several other specialized labs servicing the needs of its design, communication, TV and radio, music, language, engineering, culinary arts, hotel management, life and health sciences, psychology and education programs.
 
The Nicosia campus where GLS students are based, consists of eight buildings totaling 300,000 square feet and includes a 70,000 volume library. It is located in a high-end residential neighborhood in Nicosia.
 
The campus is also equipped with a restaurant, 2 cafeterias, an open-air amphitheater, a bookstore, a copy-center, a movie-theater and a games room that is open daily and is free of charge for all students. The cafeteria and Training Restaurant offer meals, drinks, snacks and recreational facilities and are also a congenial place for students to meet between and after classes. 
 
The University of Nicosia's movie theatre, Cine Studio, is one of the best theaters in Nicosia, with comfortable seats and a state of the art film projector and stereo system. It shows art-house films for students and staff and is also open to the public at large. 
 
The University of Nicosia has a distributed LAN-based computing environment and WiFi service is available in many parts of the Nicosia campus. Computer labs also are available for student use.
 
 
University of Nicosia's New Fitness Center:
 
UFit - the University of Nicosia’s new Fitness Centre- has opened its doors for trials on Monday 27 April 2015 and as of Monday 4 May 2015, UFit will be officially accepting its first members.  Our Fitness Center is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff BUT it is also open to the general public.
The University is subsidising the membership fees for its Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff and this means very competitive pricing. At the same time the prices that the general public will pay at UFit are very attractive compared to the competition and what this fitness center has to offer.
 

Maro Apartments

  • Occupancy: 2-4
  • Area: 80 square meters
  • Non-Smoking
  • Elevators: Yes
  • A/C/Heating: Yes
  • Internet: Yes (Wi-Fi)
  • Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry: €2 per wash/€ 2 per dry
  • Phone: Cell phones provided

Anthi Apartments

  • Occupancy: 2-4
  • Area: 80 square meters
  • Non-Smoking
  • Elevators: Yes
  • A/C/Heating: Yes
  • Internet: Yes (Wi-Fi)
  • Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry: Yes
  • Phone: Cell phones provided

Dinos Apartments

  • Occupancy: 2-4
  • Area: 80 square meters
  • Non-Smoking
  • Elevators: Yes
  • A/C/Heating: Yes
  • Internet: Yes (Wi-Fi)
  • Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry: Yes
  • Phone: Cell phones provided

Gabriel Apartments

  • Occupancy: 2-4
  • Area: 80 square meters
  • Non-Smoking
  • Elevators: Yes
  • A/C/Heating: Yes
  • Internet: Yes (Wi-Fi)
  • Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry: Yes
  • Phone: Cell phones provided

Rafis Apartments

  • Occupancy: 2-4
  • Area: 80 square meters
  • Non-Smoking
  • Elevators: Yes
  • A/C/Heating: Yes
  • Internet: Yes (Wi-Fi)
  • Kitchen: Yes
  • Laundry: Yes
  • Phone: Cell phones provided

Some important points about housing:
 
Unlike some other study programs, we guarantee housing. Your housing will be available for move-in at the beginning of the program.
 
Our units are modern, furnished, and include kitchens, lounges and basic amenities. As is typical of apartment living, not all units are identical as it relates to amenities, furniture and size.
 
Our base fees are for double-occupancy living (e.g. two students per bedroom). Units might have 1, 2 or more bedrooms. 
All of our units have WiFi (wireless internet broadband) available. The University of Nicosia campus library has also WiFi access available for all students.
 
Students that would like a bedroom of their own can request a single room by paying the single supplement with their program fees. We cannot guarantee availability of single rooms and will refund single supplements if we cannot accommodate a single room request. It is highly unlikely that a student will be able to successfully request a single room after he or she has arrived in Cyprus.
 
Room assignment occurs after the participant list for a semester is finalized. We attempt to accommodate reasonable roommate or housing preferences, but make no guarantees that we will be able to do so.
 
Our units are not supervised residence halls. Students are expected to be capable of mature, independent apartment-style living with their roommates. 
All else being equal, we prioritize housing requests based on the date we receive a student's full payment (earlier is better). This is not an absolute factor, but is used as a "tie-breaker" when needed. 
 
Most of our units are within walking distance of the University of Nicosia (approximately 5-15 minutes by foot). We help make supplemental travel arrangements for students located downtown that might need to travel to school by car or bus. 
 
Housing outside of Cyprus:
 
When we travel, we stay in tourist-class hotels, not hostels. These hotels are clean, safe, comfortable and reasonably located. On these trips, students stay two to a room (same-sex) in the vast majority of cases. 
 
There might be occasions when students will stay three to a room (same-sex) in a triple room.