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Media and Communications - PhD

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    5,094 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,500 EUR

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    February, June, September

Program Overview

What the University of Nicosia says about their program:
"With strengths across the fields of Media and Communication, the Department of Communications offers aspirant researchers and accomplished professionals a strong platform to develop both their academic interests and their career. The Department aims to provide an inspiring and vibrant environment for postgraduate research, to support the development of research and presentation skills, and to respond to the academic needs of our students. We create opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction and we pride ourselves on helping our students to extend their professional networks by organising conferences, seminars and events that aim to establish close links with the media industry and the local and international academic community."

Admissions requirements

Students come to UNIC from around the world, blending a diverse range of academic backgrounds, experiences, interests, talents and cultural heritage.

Admission to the University is granted under different categories, depending on the student’s qualifications and educational objectives.

Undergraduate Requirements

  • University of Cambridge

    PET Prelim English Test


    4.0 - 5.0


    42 - 71

  • IB English Standard Level


  • IB English High Level

    3 - 4

  • IB English A

    Literature SL & HL 4

  • Cambridge GCE AS Level English Language

    A, B, C

  • Anglia Examinations


  • Michigan Language Assessment

    40 - 52

  • Password Test

    4.0 - 5.0

  • Common European Framework


Graduate Requirements

  • University of Cambridge

    FCE First Certificate


    5.5 - 6.0


    72 - 94

  • IB English Standard Level


  • IB English High Level

    5 - 6

  • IB English A

    Literature SL & HL 5-6

  • Cambridge GCE AS Level English Language

    A - C

  • Anglia Examinations


  • Michigan Language Assessment

    53 - 63

  • Password Test

    5.5 - 6.5

  • Common European Framework


NOTE: Students can take Nicosia’s English Placement Test. Is a free test for students who do not have a test and is taken after they have accepted

Undergraduate Admission

The general admission requirement for entry to an undergraduate program of study is a recognized High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements, in which case, they are specified separately under the relevant program details.

Postgraduate Admission

The minimum requirement for admission into a master's degree program is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. In addition to the minimum requirements, special admission requirements may apply for various departments.

Students applying from selected countries may be required to have additional qualifications. The Office of Admissions will guide all applicants throughout the admission process.

  • Fall Semester (September) – deadline July 30
  • Spring Semester (February) – deadline December 31
  • Summer Semester (June) – deadline April 1

Fees and funding

The University of Nicosia strives to help both you and your family become familiar with financial policies as well as helping you overcome any complexities which may arise.

They make every effort to help you afford your education. Tuition and other fees at the University of Nicosia are always kept at reasonable levels. The University also provides scholarships and financial aid. In case of withdrawal there is also a refund policy.

  • Undergraduate tuition

    €9,120 per year

  • Graduate tuition

    ranges from €13,860 to €27,720 per program

  • Doctoral tuition

    €13,500 per program (3 years)

  • Online Undergraduate tuition

    €6,300 per year

  • Online Graduate tuition

    ranges from €10,800 to €12,960 per program

Academic Merit Scholarships

  • Based on Previous Academic Performance

Students, in their first year at the University, are eligible for a scholarship on the basis of the grades of their High School Leaving Certificate, based on the country in which this qualification was issued. Scholarships are given as a percentage reduction on tuition and are valid for one academic year.

In order to be eligible for this type of scholarship, students must:

  • submit their High School Leaving Certificate upon application, and
  • be registered on a full-time basis (30 ECTS per semester)

More information about this type of scholarship is available at the Admissions Department.

  • Based on Academic Performance at the University

Two regular semesters after the student first registers and every semester thereafter, scholarships will be awarded according to the student’s academic performance at the University, as follows:

Cumulative GPA Scholarship 4.00 50% 3.75 – 3.99 20% 3.50 – 3.74 10%

In order to be eligible for this type of scholarship, students must have:

  • full-time status (30 ECTS per semester)
  • completed a minimum of 30 credits/60 ECTS at the University, and
  • been registered in the previous semester

Athletic Scholarships

Students who are actively involved in the University sports teams may be eligible to receive athletic scholarships of up to 40% of their tuition.

The exact scholarship percentage will be determined after the relevant application and selection are made. The type of sport, as well as the student’s contribution and performance in that sport and the participation in other University activities, will determine the scholarship amount.

Aristeia Excellence

The MA programme in Greek Civilization offers a generous scholarship scheme with attractive scholarship and grant opportunities based on multiple criteria such as academic merit, origin/nationality and financial need

Visa requirements for University of Nicosia

Many international students will require a visa to study in Cyprus, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Cyprus student visa requirements