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Record number of applications for Open University

The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) has received a record 7,000 applications for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The applications concern 24 different fields of study, an announcement said. Last year 4,800 people enrolled for the distance learning programmes on offer.

“This outlines the strong need for flexible, distance learning and demonstrates the huge potential and the benefits the Open University of Cyprus offers the adult population in relation to higher education and lifelong learning,” it said.

Prospective students have already been informed about the enrollment process at the university, except for doctoral candidates, who will be informed of the results at a later stage.

“The great interest shown by candidates in studying at the Open University of Cyprus, despite the adverse economic conditions and uncertainty in the labour market, confirms the enormous popularity of the university and the consolidation of Greek-speaking

For the academic year 2015-2016, the Open University of Cyprus will operate a total of three undergraduate degree programmes and 21 Master’s level programmes – 17 in Greek and four in English.

Programmes include theatre, journalism, social media, Greek studies, environmental studies, sustainable energy, business administration, banking and finance, forensics, tourism, healthcare systems, and EU law.

The OUC, set up in 2002, has been given an extra boost through a distance learning programme now being offered to army conscripts.

More information on the content of the curricula and for the registration process of new students, www. ouc. ac. cy or by contacting the phone 22-411600.


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