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Buckingham & Cyprus
The University of Buckingham has been enrolling Cypriot students for the last three decades, many of whom have gone on to have successful careers in a range of industries. Historically, Buckingham has been a particularly popular choice for Cypriot students wishing to read Law. Our first Cypriot students graduated in 1986 and since then 45 Cypriots have taken up studies here at Buckingham. We currently have over 30 Cypriot students studying here at Buckingham across all four of our academic schools.
In order to study at foundation level you will need to have undertaken 12 years of education and attained:
- Apolytirion of Lykeion score of 15
- For September start an IELTS score of 5.5, with 5.0 or above in each section
- For January start an IELTS score of 6.0, with 5.5 or above in each section
In order to study at undergraduate level (Bachelor’s degree), you will normally need to have attained one of the following:
- Apolytirion of Lykeion score of 19/20 or higher
- Three GCE A-levels at grade B or higher
- IB score of between 29 and 34 (depending on the degree subject)
See also: Undergraduate language requirements
In order to study at postgraduate level (Master’s degree), you will normally need to have attained the following:
- A Ptychio, or Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised higher education institution with a classification of at least 5.5, equivalent to a British Bachelor’s (Honours) degree with a classification of 2:2
See also: Postgraduate language requirements
The grades quoted above give an indication of a typical offer; at the Admissions Tutor’s discretion alternative qualifications or gradings may be considered. All applications will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration when deciding upon all applications. Applicants may also be invited to interview.
Our alumni have gone on to have very successful careers in various industries, including: banking; legal services; central government; leisure and tourism; education. This is what one of our alumni, Vivian Constanta, went on to do in her life after Buckingham, and what she has to say about her time at Buckingham:
Vivian Constanta (BA English as a Foreign Language, 2002)
It is a significant achievement to attend university without having spoken a word of English before and ending up as an English teacher. After graduating from Buckingham, I completed my MA in Modern English Language at UCL (University College London) and then worked in a College in London as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Teacher for adults for two years.
When I returned to Cyprus I began teaching English in a private school while at the same time getting my Certificate in CELTYL (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Young Learners) from Cambridge University Syndicate and also LCCI Higher in Public Relations. For the following two summers I taught English as a Foreign Language to foreigners at a summer school based at UCL for a couple of months each time. During 2006 – 07 I taught English to adults at the University of Nicosia and European University of Cyprus.
In 2007–08 I was selected and appointed as a Fulbright Scholar, FLTA (Foreign Language Teaching Assistant) in the United States, where I taught Greek and designed Greek teaching materials at Greenville Technical College, in Greenville, South Carolina. Upon my arrival in Cyprus in 2008 I was offered a job at Frederick University of Cyprus where I have been working as an English Instructor for the past 3 years.
In the summer of 2009 I got a Certificate in Screenwriting from New York Film Academy, where I attended a Screenwriting workshop for 2 months in Los Angeles, USA. In the summer of 2010 I got a partial scholarship and spent 2 months in Cordoba, Argentina, where I learnt Spanish and the South American culture. Finally, I got an unpaid leave for a year and I am currently in Cordoba, Argentina teaching English at the National University of Cordoba while learning more about the Argentinean culture and language.
My years at Buckingham made me a stronger person by discovering my inner thoughts, as well as my strengths and weaknesses. Buckingham allowed me to achieve my maximum potential since its environment allows talent to develop and flourish. Buckingham is a safe and ideal place to study and enjoy the experiences of a lifetime while at the same time gaining a valuable education. By the end of my studies I had come to realise that Buckingham was truly the starting point of my life experiences.
We work closely with counsellors and overseas representatives who can advise you on how to apply for your degree as well as in completing your visa application.
You are not obliged to make an application through an agent but we strongly recommend that you consult with them if you require a visa counselling service. The International Office may be able to assist you with your application and let you know what documentation you need to prepare but are unable to offer advice on visas.
Your International Officer
Representatives from the University of Buckingham travel to Cyprus several times a year during winter, summer and autumn. Please keep checking the website for updated information.
If you wish to come and visit our campus and meet with an academic this can be arranged by contacting your International Officer: