Why CIIM?

Here are seven top reasons you should choose CIIM for your Erasmus programme:

  • Results – CIIM’s students enjoy high quality education, hands-on experiences and the alumni have demonstrably faster career progress
  • Tomorrow’s leaders – CIIM equips its students with the thinking and skills that tomorrow’s business leaders and entrepreneurs need
  • International – CIIM blends the best of international and local faculty to bring a truly international dimension to all its classes. CIIM also has a large number of international students from all around the world
  • Accreditation – CIIM has strong national and international accreditations that are a direct result of the quality of its programmes
  • Flexibility– CIIM enables learning in ways that help students to also enjoy their lives.
    • Choose your classes from a wide choice of core courses or electives
    • The modular system allows you to join a class every 2-3 weeks
    • Classes are delivered both physical and also with online and blended learning techniques
    • Evening and weekend classes, allow you plenty of free time to explore the area
  • Location – We say “location, location, location…” take your classes in the warm weather of the Mediterranean region, and combine your stay with some social activities or travelling.

Academic Information

Academic degree Programmes offered

CIIM offers the following Academic Programmes, that are eligible for the Erasmus programme. All programmes below are offered in the English language with the exception of the MSc in Educational Leadership and Management which is offered in Greek:

Language of Instruction

All courses at CIIM are taught in English, except the MSc in Educational Leadership and Management which is taught in Greek. Students who are studying in a language other than English must furnish proof of proficiency in English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE English examinations). Applicants who have graduated from universities where the language of instruction is English or English is their mother tongue are exempt.

Prerequisites

Some of the courses may have a prerequisite course (admission requirements). In this case the student has to attend the prerequisite course first, either at their home university or at CIIM. More information about prerequisites are detailed in the syllabus of each course.

Modular System and Class structure

All degree programmes are based on the ECTS system, and courses are delivered in modules, which means that a student takes only ONE class at any given time, i.e. classes are taken linearly and not parallel.

At the end of each course students have to take an exam or prepare an individual assignment in order to gain the course’s ECTS points with a specific grade. Exams are usually held within a week from completing the course and assignments are usually due one month after the class.

Class Hours

Classes are held in the evenings, 6.30 pm to 10.00 pm on weekdays. Saturday classes start at 9.00 am and finish at 5.15 pm, while Sunday classes start at 10.00 am and finish at 6.15 pm.

Application procedure

Who is Eligible?

First please check with your home university’s Erasmus office that you meet all the requirement to become an Erasmus student. Please keep in mind that, in order to study at CIIM as an Erasmus student, your home university must have a bilateral agreement with our institute. If such an agreement does not currently exist between the two institutions home university Erasmus office might contact CIIM in order for the two institutions to go into a bilateral agreement. CIIM is always open for new agreements and we will be more than happy to cooperate with your educational institution.

How to apply

Once your home university approves your eligibility for the Erasmus programme, they have to provide CIIM with the following:

  • Application Form
  • Learning agreement
  • Transcript of Records
  • Copy of your ID or passport and a passport picture
Application deadline

June 1st – fall/winter semester
December 1st – spring/summer semester

The completed and signed application set has to be received by CIIM Erasmus office by at least one (1) month before the commencement of the first class you are attending. We recommend that you also send a scanned electronic version of your application set to ensure that the deadline is met and to prevent unexpected delays of the mail service.

Accommodation and services

Erasmus students are responsible for their own accommodation. CIIM can arrange for self-catered studio accommodation upon request or assist incoming students in finding accommodation prior to their arrival in Cyprus. There are several hostels, short-term studios or flats for rents in the campus area. These are usually furnished and include basic appliances and equipment needed.

Your Erasmus at CIIM

Welcome to Cyprus

When you arrive in Cyprus at the Larnaca or Paphos airport, you can take the airport Shuttle Bus Kapnos or CIIM can arrange for a taxi to pick you up. All students will be given a tour of the school and be introduced to the local culture through a group or personal induction session.

When you first arrive at CIIM, you should visit the Erasmus office to report your arrival. The office will also provide you with your Student ID Card and the information you will need to access the student library and all the online student resources.

Documentation and Procedures

During your Erasmus at CIIM there are some forms and other documentation that need your attention.

  • Arrival Form: Will be filled out by the Erasmus office and you will need to return it to your home University
  • Learning agreement: has to be signed by CIIM and returned to your home university
  • Transcript: an official transcript of records will be issued by CIIM and returned directly to your home university
  • Certificate of attendance: Will be filled out by CIIM and you will need to return it to your home university
  • Certificate of Departure: Before you leave, CIIM will issue an official Certificate of Departure, which you will have to return to your home university

Please note that all above forms are required in order for your Erasmus study to be completed successfully.  Once your return to your home institution, they will start the Recognition Procedure so that you receive the ECTS credits that correspond to the course(s) attended at CIIM.