Choosing Philips University and Welfare

Why Study in Cyprus

Cyprus is a small island nation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea with a population of approximately 1.2 million people. The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the EU since 2004 and is one of the safest countries in the world.  It is a rich and diverse culture that attracts people from all over the globe.  Cyprus boasts a rich, ancient history dating back thousands of years. Here you can see everything from Neolithic villages, Roman ruins, medieval castles and churches and ancient mosaics, to name but a few. In every major town on the island there are a number of fascinating ruins to visit and explore. Indeed, Cyprus is home to three UNESCO world heritage sites.  Alongside its fascinating history, Cyprus is famous for its subtropical climate and its natural beauty, attracting tourists throughout the year. Cyprus has around 160 beaches, which are consistently named as some of the best in Europe, with the cleanest swimming waters in the EU. Not only this though, Cyprus also has the beautiful Troodos mountains, which are the perfect place to cool off in summer, go skiing in winter, go hiking to spectacular waterfalls or to visit one of many Byzantine monasteries that can be found nestled in the forests. There is something for everyone to enjoy here on the beautiful island of Cyprus.


Why Study at Philips University

Located in Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, Philips University is licensed by the Republic of Cyprus after evaluation and full accreditation by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA).

Our programs of study are also recognized by a number of international prominent professional Chartered bodies, including:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), UK
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), UK
  • The Chartered Institute of Insurance (CII), UK
  • The Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
  • The CPA, Australia

At Philips University we believe in excellence in all we do, providing an educationally stimulating environment for our students to thrive within. We place great emphasis on a student-centred approach to learning and focus on the quality, structure and modernization of our curricula, ensuring they are relevant to the needs of society and business. Highly qualified and experienced academics in both research and teaching lead our programs of studies and are always on hand to provide help and support.

Programs of study

Philips University offers a range of undergraduate programs for new students:

  • a BA in Accounting and Finance
  • a BA in Business Studies
  • a BA in Public Relations and Communication
  • a BSc in Computing and Information Technology
  • a BSc in Nursing
  • an LLB in Law

At postgraduate level we offer:

  • an MSc in Addiction Counselling through our distance learning program
  • an MSc in Corporate Finance with Corporate Governance
  • an MBA in Business Administration
  • a PhD in Business and Management.

Student Welfare

We take student welfare very seriously. Every student is assigned an academic advisor responsible to help guide them throughout their studies at Philips University. The academic advisor monitors students’ progress and guides them throughout their program of study. Our Learning Enhancement Tutors help students improve their study skill and special care is taken so that students improve their IT and communication skills. Dedicated academic support is available for programming, mathematics and the English language. Our Student Academic Services team can help students deal with accommodation needs, money matters, advice and counselling, and disability needs. We provide a highly confidential service offering individual personal counselling for any student that may need help or advice. Philips University’s Students’ Union is at the heart of the University and offers an excellent range of social, sporting and support capabilities for all students, including clubs and societies. Finally, Induction Week activities are organised by the University during the first week of students’ first year of study. Students are introduced to their program of study and to university facilities such as the library and IT labs.

We provide University-wide IT services. Facilities include an open access PC computer suite which contains workstations where students can use e-mail and web-based services; our computers support a range of software including the Microsoft Office suite and contain state-of-the-art applications, and learning and teaching software facilities. Likewise, Philips University Library plays an active role in the educational life of the University and supports our students’ learning. The library contains approximately 35,000 books and periodicals and is continuously updated. Library and IT staff are highly educated, highly trained and committed to helping students progress in their studies.

Industry collaborations

Philips University has a strong network of industry collaborations and has accumulated expertise in using feedback from industry. Many of our students will benefit from having external mentors and take work placements to build workplace skills and experience.

Industry input is also encouraged in class, by organising guest lectures and activities where industry professionals are able to present areas related to the specific courses. A number of events, workshops and employability activities are organised throughout the year to help students enhance their skills. We hold an annual Industry Advisory Board Meeting to liaise with employers in order to update them of any changes to our programme of study, discuss employability of graduates, and receive feedback upon developing trends in the market.


Ensuring that our students are employable is crucial for Philips University and this is why we invest in enhancing their employment prospects and building their employability skills. The University has a dedicated Careers Office offering advice, support and advertising career opportunities.