Entry
Requirements

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This page provides an overview of the standard academic and other requirements for entry to the undergraduate and postgraduate programs of study of Frederick University.

The general requirement for entry to an undergraduate program of study is a High School Leaving Certificate from a recognized sixth-form secondary school (high school).

Some programs have specific entry requirements. Candidates who submit a high school leaving certificate but do not meet the additional requirements that may apply to their chosen program of study may be required to enrol in preparatory courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.

Applicants are required to submit:
  • A completed and signed application form in English (for English taught programs) or Greek (for Greek taught programs)
  • A high school leaving certificate or equivalent qualification as per the above requirements
  • Copy of ID / Passport
  • Copy of English Proficiency Exams Certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificates of Other Academic and non - Academic Qualifications (if applicable)
application form in English or Greek

The minimum requirement for admission to a postgraduate degree program is an accredited Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution.

In addition to the minimum requirement, special admission requirements may apply for various departments. Please consult the Admissions Office to get guidance through the admission procedure.

All postgraduate students or students who transfer credits from previous higher education studies, will also need to verify their academic credentials (i.e. degree, transcript etc) no later than the end of their first semester of admission to Frederick University (download Verification Process for Transfer Credit and Postgraduate Students in ENG / GR)

(a) Master’s Degrees

Candidates for a Master’s degree must submit a recognized Bachelor’s degree or a qualification deemed to be equivalent to degree level as well as the official transcripts (grade reports) of their first-degree studies.

Applicants are required to submit:
  • A cover letter stating the title of the Master’s degree the candidate wishes to apply for.
  • A completed and signed application form in English (for English taught programs) or Greek (for Greek taught programs)
  • Copy of ID / Passport
  • A Curriculum Vitae indicating the candidate’s education, academic and research experience, any publications, awards, etc.
  • A short personal statement (at most two pages long) stating the reason the candidate wishes to join the program, the candidate’s professional and research experience, future goals, etc.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors.
  • Copies of all academic qualifications (high school leaving certificate or equivalent qualification, degrees and transcripts).
  • Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, honors, awards, etc.

(b) PhD Degree

Applicants can apply to the program only following a relevant call. Applicants should hold a relevant to the PhD, Master Degree. 

Applicants are required to submit:
  • A cover letter clearly stating the PhD degree the candidate wishes to apply for.
  • A completed and signed application form in English (for English taught programs) or Greek (for Greek taught programs).
  • Copy of ID / Passport. 
  • A Curriculum Vitae indicating the candidate’s education, academic and research experience, any publications, awards, etc.
  • A short statement (at most two pages long) stating the reason the candidate wishes to join the programme, the candidate’s professional and research experience, future goals, etc. The statement should clearly state the broad research area that the student is interested in. The area should be within the listed areas of interest in the current call.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional advisors.
  • Copies of up to three representative publications, if any.
  • Copies of all academic qualifications (high school leaving certificate or equivalent qualification, degrees and transcripts).
  • Copies of any other supporting material, such as exams, honors, awards, etc.
Additionally, each call specifies the academic domains of interest and specific admissions details.
 

We welcome transfer students from formal (subjects obtained from accredited current and/or previous studies) and non-formal prior learning and accept courses that are of the same quality and equivalency as courses offered at Frederick University.

All postgraduate students or students who transfer credits from previous higher education studies, will also need to verify their academic credentials (i.e. degree, transcript etc) no later than the end of their first semester of admission to Frederick University (download Verification Process for Transfer Credit and Postgraduate Students in ENG / GR)

(a) Undergraduate Transfer Students

Formal prior learning

Candidates who have graduated from a recognized sixth-form secondary school (high school), and have completed university level work in an accredited program at an institution other than Frederick University, are eligible to apply for transfer admission.

Applicants are required to submit:
  • A completed and signed application form in English (for English taught programs) or Greek (for Greek taught programs).
  • Copy of ID / Passport.
  • A high school leaving certificate or equivalent qualification.
  • Copies of degrees (if applicable), transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all University coursework taken to date.
  • Copies of any other supporting material.

Transcripts are evaluated by the relevant Department to determine the number of credits to be transferred in accordance with the Frederick University curriculum requirements and the candidate’s academic performance.

Transfer students, regardless of the number of credits transferred, should complete at least half of the ECTS credits required by the program of study at Frederick University in order to be eligible to graduate. For a 4-year (240 ECTS) program, a transfer student must complete a minimum of two year full-time study (120 ECTS) at Frederick University in order to be eligible to graduate.

Informal or non-formal prior learning

Candidates who have completed informal or non-formal prior learning, such as professional examinations (i.e. LCCI, CISCO, etc.), non-University level examinations (i.e. A’ Levels, GCSE, IELTS, TOEFL, etc.), business or industrial training programs, or other achievements, are eligible to apply for transfer credits. Work experience can be granted transfer credits after evaluation and verification by the relevant Department. According to the University’s regulations, these candidates can apply for up to 10% of the total ECTS credits which are required for the completion of each program of study.

(b) Postgraduate Transfer Students / recognition of prior learning

Candidates who have completed university postgraduate level work in an accredited program at an institution are eligible to apply for transfer admission.

Applicants are required to submit:
  • A completed and signed application form in English (for English taught programs) or Greek (for Greek taught programs).
  • Copy of ID / Passport.
  • Copies of degrees (if applicable), transcripts (grade reports) and syllabi (course descriptions) for all University coursework taken to date.
  • Copies of any other supporting material.

Transcripts are evaluated by the relevant Department to determine the number of credits to be transferred in accordance with the Frederick University curriculum requirements and the candidate’s academic performance.

Regardless of the credits transferred, students normally have to complete a minimum of 2/3 of the Masters’ degree credits. For a 90 ECTS program, a transfer student must complete a minimum of one-year full time study (60 ECTS) at Frederick University in order to be eligible to graduate.

Students seeking readmission should complete an application form for consideration. In addition, international students from non-EU countries should consider the entry visa procedure requirements.