Student Services & Welfare

We are here to support you every step of the way!
The Education Office of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics is the first and main point of contact for you whether you are an applicant of the School, a student or a participant of a mobility programme. The Education Office is responsible for ensuring a seamless application procedure, smooth induction and study period for you as a student. The Office also follows up post-study with international students and mobility participants in order to ensure full recognition of time spent at the CING through the Learning Agreement and Transcript of Records.
The personnel of the Education Office are committed to enriching your student experience and promoting a full and active student life. We provide the necessary support and resources to ensure that you will enjoy your experience at the CING to the maximum!

The annual online application period for admission to the CING’s postgraduate programmes is usually January – June. This may differ for non-EU International Students, needing entry permit arrangements. All information about the programmes of study and application procedure is available on this website and from the Education Office. 


Application Procedure 

The CING Admissions period begins in late January every year, for programmes beginning in September of that year. Our Application and Admissions process is as follows:
1)    Check out our Prospectus for information on our postgraduate programmes

2)    If you have any queries or require further information and guidance, contact the Education Office by phone (+357 22 392 840/841/844) or email ([email protected]). You may wish to make an appointment and come and speak to us in person or via an online advice session. Alternatively, all information can be given by telephone or email.

3)    Now that you have all you need to know, you are ready to complete your online application! Ensure that you have all your required documents (listed below), scanned and ready in an up-loadable format:
•    Two Academic References (you will not need actual reference letters, only the names and email addresses of your Referees, who will receive an automated notification from our applications system, in order to complete our specific Reference Form)

  • Academic Transcripts (secondary school/high school, higher education)
  • High School Leaving certificate
  • English Language Certificate (if previous degree was obtained in a language other than English). This can also be submitted at a later date if you are admitted to the programme. 


4)    Next, you will need to create your Extranet User Account 
From here you will be prompted to complete information and upload documents to your online application form. You can save your application form and log back in to continue at any time. Once you are happy with your application, you can submit it. You will receive a prompt in order to pay the application fee via the JCC gateway. Please proceed to do this, as your application will not be considered valid until the fee has been settled.

5)    Thereafter, your application and all supporting documentation, will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee in order to assess whether your application will progress to the interview stage. For some applicants, the process will end here.

6)    If you are invited to an interview, you will receive an email notification from the Education Office stating the date and time of the interview together with any other arrangements. Interviews for students in Cyprus, are carried out in person at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics. If you are overseas during the given period, then you will be interviewed via Skype/Zoom and you will be prompted to provide your Skype/Zoom user name in the days prior to the interview. The interview itself is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the Institute and your chosen programme of study, while simultaneously presenting yourself as a prime candidate. Use this as an opportunity to explain about your scientific work so far, your research interests and how you would like to progress in the future. This will give our Admissions Committee a good understanding of whether you are suitable for the programme.

7)    Once you have been interviewed, you will receive an email stating the decision of the Admissions Committee. For some applicants, the process will end here. For successful applicants, the decision will be either Unconditional Admission (provided that all documents are submitted with the agreed grades and within the timeframe etc together with payments) or Conditional Admission based on the applicant taking and passing the Preparatory Course offered in August (provided that all documents are submitted with the agreed grades and within the timeframe etc together with payments).

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology & Genetics is located in a thriving part of Nicosia, with easy access to a whole host of amenities and within easy reach of the city centre. We look forward to the expansion of the CING premises over the next few years, which will create a research and innovation centre, providing more laboratories for our students to join. 
Students can choose from a great range of private apartments and houses within walking distance from the Institute. Other services and amenities available within walking distance include a mall, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, clubs, banks etc.

The Education Office can provide information on local rental properties in the area, upon request.


Open channels of communication with the student population are very important to the CING. We therefore highly encourage student representation. At the beginning of each Academic year, all students from each Programme will be requested to elect one representative who will participate in meetings with the Education Office, often in the presence of the Dean, in order to discuss student matters. We welcome communication with students and we encourage you to get involved in student life at the CING!

Student life is an integral part of education, offering you unique prospects for personal growth, as well as development of leadership and communication skills. We are committed to providing the necessary support and resources to ensure that you will enjoy your time studying at the CING.

Postgraduate education is a demanding and intensive period in a student’s life, leaving little time for recreational activities and life out of the lab! However, especially for international students, it is worth spending some time exploring the many opportunities which Cyprus has to offer in terms of leisure activities. The Education Office can offer travel guide booklets and maps to international students for this purpose. 

The Education Office organises various types of student events such as orientation events, team building activities, graduation ceremonies and graduation parties as well as seasonal events where applicable.

Careers Office services such as CV Workshops and interview skills seminars are also organised by the Education Office in cooperation with the Institute’s Human Resources Department. The aim of the Careers Office is to assist students and alumni in preparation for all career related issues.


Read all about life at the CING Education School in the words of our Students 

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