Global College is a private tertiary institution, which was established in 1972 and operated for 28 years under the name “English Tutorial College”. It's main purpose was to offer Tertiary education in Secretarial Studies. Its strength over the years has been in secretarial studies, office administration, English language, accounting and the development of skills for business administration support. It was registered under the higher education laws in 1991, as the first college in Cyprus. In the year 2000 the College was taken over by Global College Ltd and following its revised status, new aims and objectives were introduced. Between the years 2000 and 2004 the emphasis was placed on the development of post secondary school diploma courses with a concentration on both computer and business studies. In 2004 Global College expanded into its new premises while maintaining its old centrally located facilities. This expansion along with the introduction of new areas of study including a B.A. degree in Business Administration in 2007 increased the number of students from about 300 in the year 2000 to more than 900 students. The capacity according to the estimation of the Ministry of Education, February 2011, is 1480 students in two shifts.
The set of courses, teaching methods and academic services are all a part of the principles the College follows which benefit both local and international students and assist them in their induction and adjustment into the institution. Students can fulfill their intellectual and professional needs from the educational experiences they receive at the institution.
Global College insists on the academic excellence of its faculty, conducting educational services that augment the needs of both local and international students, whilst maintaining an informal approach in all issues relevant to the academic services it provides.
Why study at Global College
Global College is a popular higher education choice in Cyprus. People choose to study with us for several reasons:
• The excellent quality of our instruction
• Innovative teaching fed by the latest research
• Our highly supportive learning environment
• An inclusive, international culture.
We have a lot to offer. Enthusiastic committed staff, first-rate facilities and a strong record of graduate employment are just a few of our strengths. The knowledge and skills developed during your studies will prepare you for careers in a broad range of employment.
A degree from Global College has worth in the job market. Employers in business and industry recognize and value our reputation for teaching excellence. They also value the many transferable skills and personal qualities our students gather from attending college with such diverse interests. In addition to all the academic benefits of studying at one of Cyprus’s colleges, you will be living in one of the country’s most exciting cities.
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Global’s academic standards have been high ever since it was founded in 1972. The college is always buildings on this practice of excellence in modern ways and that means outstanding learning prospects for students. The quality of the Global experience will stand you in good stead once you finish your degree and progress on to something new.
As a student you will meet people who are just like you and others who are quite different. You will be in a lively environment and some of the friendship you will make will probably last forever.
Whatever your interest, there is something for you to enjoy in Nicosia and Cyprus which is a fantastic city to live and study in. it’s a beautiful place to be, so why not come and experience it for yourself. Undoubtedly, Nicosia is one of the most exciting, and cosmopolitan cities in Cyprus. It’s a place of stylish shops café-bars, and with great nightlife, sport and culture.
Student Life and the exchange of cultural ideas are very important aspects of tertiary education. Bearing this in mind, Global College offers various orientation services together with assistance in finding accommodation for its students.
The College considers orientation as a very important service. Hence, it has developed separate departments, which are responsible for both local and international students. Upon arrival, the college officers welcome students to the campus and further to this there is an orientation plan that consists of a tour of the college’s premises. Furthermore, an overview of the College Programmes, class schedules, timetables and subjects for each semester are explained.
Other than the student’s orientation and adjustment in his/her new environment, the College understands the need for student’s accommodation in order to assist students with a greater election of residence.
Students are often troubled with issues regarding their future. International students, in particular, have to adjust to a completely different way of life and culture. This psychology dilemma, with which they are confronted, is always recognized by the College authorities and taken into consideration when dealing with students on an individual basis. The College believes that there should be direct communication between students and the faculty and ensure that the humane aspect of learning is embraced. In addition, it offers advice to those students who wish to further their education in United Kingdom and Ireland.
Facilities and Services
Here at Global College we aim to make your time studying with us a pleasant and valuable experience. Outstanding facilities make a difference in what is taught and how it is taught. We offer a whole host of facilities to make your time at the College both enjoyable and interesting. Even though you will have fun and enjoy yourself at the College, a great deal of time will be devoted to your studies. At Global there is an abundance of learning resources at your disposal to help you. The resources complement teaching by creating the best environment for learning. The classrooms are equipped with overhead/side projectors and presentation boards. Individual executive chairs in an air-conditioned atmosphere are provided for comfortable learning.
Successful teaching can only take place in well-equipped classrooms. Those at Global College are equipped with split air condition units, whiteboards, projectors, and other aids, which greatly facilities the learning process.
The College has excellent facilities for laboratory work. Every department has an adequate number of well-equipped laboratories, all of which add to the learning of the student. The Computer Center has computing workstations facilities. Students are provided access to the internet, with efficient TCP/IP connectivity. The Centre updates on a regular basis with the most recent software to suit the requirements of the specialised courses conducted by the College.
The library is comprised of over 2000 books and a collection of journals and magazines which are available to all the student and academic staff. This service is supported with an access to over 50000 ‘e’ books which can be located on the University of Central Lancashire database. Further to this, both students and staff have access to over 100 computers which are all connected to Infotracdatabases of Gale Cengage Learning. These IT resources assist both students and staff to prepare learning materials and assignments. Infotrac has a collection of more than 14 000 journals, (of which 6000 are full text), full text of the New York Times, 7000 complete academic researches and over 2000 ‘e’ books.
Lounge and Cafeteria
Global College considers rest and relaxation an important break between lectures and tutorials. The complex has some common areas where students can get together for a rest. In addition, there is a café within the college that provides meals and beverages during normal hours from 9:00am to 7:00pm.
How to apply
There are two ways in which you make an application
-By downloading a copy of the Application form and returning it to us by post, email or fax.
-By completing a hard copy of the application form and returning it to us by post, email or fax.ter
In order to enroll at Global College, the student must produce the following documents:
a) Secondary School Leaving Certificate
b) Two recent passport photographs
c) ID Number
d) Registration fee
e) The appropriate tuition fee deposit
The students must also complete the appropriate application form.
International students also require the following:
a) College acceptance letter
b) Original Police Clearance Certificate
c) A Bank letter stating that the student has sufficient funds to pay for his/her tuition fees and other expenses
d) Original School Leaving
e) Certificate and photocopies attested by a Notary Public in their country
Global College requires that the students sign the appropriate letter regarding their financial commitments. The Immigration authorities reserve the right to make essential changes to the above regulations.
Registration is the process by which students apply to study. It is important that they register in certain time (Academic year 1 September–2 October, 1st Semester 25 June–2 October and 2nd Semester 15-31 January), so as to avoid problems with their induction into a specific course. Registration dates of each new semester are announced by the end of the previous semester.
Courses in English
International students can be admitted to the following programmes:
Diploma, BA, MBA in Business Administration More Info
The beauty of the island of Cyprus, which is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty, is recorded in Greek Mythology by Homer in two of his books: “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey”.
Apart from myths, the island also carries over 9,000 years of a truly rich and dramatic history. It is an island that over the years has been dominated by various conquerors, some of whom included the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Byzantines and Franks. This was due to the fact that the island of Cyprus was considered to have had a very advantageous geographic location as it is situated in the eastern corner of the Mediterranean. Hence, it was a meeting place for people from the continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. Mythology and history have left the island with an admirable legacy and culture for visitors to observe.
Nicosia: A Multi-Ethic Centre
Global College is located in the island’s capital city of Nicosia with a population of over 280,000. It is relative small in comparison to other European cities, but life here is never dull. Since it is the heart of Cyprus’ educational, business and cultural centres, it never disappoints. Its multiplicity undoubtedly caters for every taste from the young to the old. On the one hand, the numerous markets, shopping centres, restaurants, cinemas and sport facilities suggest an informal atmosphere; whilst on the other hand the many libraries, art galleries, museums and theatres enhance cultural perception.