Philips University

The license to operate Philips University consisting of three schools, seven departments, and 8 undergraduates and one postgraduate programme, MSc in Corporate Finance with Corporate Governance was granted by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus, at their meeting on 15 October, 2019 ref. decision number 88.356 with retrospective validity from 5 February 2013.

Philips University is accredited by the Cyprus agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education (CYQAA), after undergoing a successful institutional evaluation.

Prior to this license, the Philips College, which is still operating, has successfully operated for forty-two years as an institution of Higher Education, registered with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus.


The University is privileged with regards to its location in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. Situated on the periphery of the centre of Nicosia, in the suburb of Acropolis, the University stands on premises facing Veria Park.

The University operates from well-designed state-of-the art, custom built premises which meet all the educational requirements of a modern University.


The Mission of Philips University is to provide high quality research and teaching by attracting, developing and retaining highly qualified staff and students with outstanding academic potential. Through appropriate processes of continuous improvement, the University aspires to excellence of quality in all aspects of its work and aims to develop a culture in which both students and staff can contribute significantly to the advancement of society.


  • The promotion of knowledge, science and education enforcing critical thinking and intellectual growth, to students and the community.
  • The cultivation, production, dissemination, application and exchange of new knowledge and the use of the possibilities offered by technology.
  • The provision of recognized high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education.


The community of students at the Philips University, the faculty, the staff and alumni rely on shared deeply held values that guide behavior and actions.

Above all, we at Philips University, value intellectual integrity, freedom of inquiry and expression, and the equality and dignity of all individuals. These values form the foundations of ethical conduct in research, teaching, learning and service.

We value excellence in teaching, research, and creative activity that enriches learning experiences, advances knowledge, inspires engaged citizenship, and promotes public good and democratic principles. We appreciate learners from all age groups and walks of life and strive to provide an intellectually rewarding educational environment for all.

Governing Bodies

Philips University is a private corporate body. It is governed by the Council and the Senate. The Schools and Departments are administrated by Councils and, each School is headed by a Dean. The University charter and internal rules and regulations govern all governing bodies and positions.

The Council

The Council of the University is the highest administrative body of the University. It is responsible for the administration of all matters which concern the University, including financial matters, infrastructure, supervision of administrative and other staff, the number of students for admission and student affairs. The Council of the University approves the hiring of academic staff that is carried out by the Senate.

The Senate

The Senate constitutes the highest academic body of the University and is responsible for the general supervision on the operation of the University, the adherence to internal regulation and the law. The Senate is responsible for all the academic work carried out by the University such as scientific research, teaching, and all other academic activities. The Senate is chaired by the Rector who is assisted by Vice-Rectors.


The Rector overseas the operation of the University, the functioning of the Schools, Departments and Services of the University, the adherence to the laws, the Internal Regulations, and also promotes cooperation between the bodies of the University, the faculty and students. The Rector is assisted in the execution of his/her duties by the Vice-Rectors: Academic Affairs and Research and Innovation.


Philips University prides itself of the research and scholarship of its academics. University teams from all departments have a strong research base, and work hard to find answers to international questions affecting us all.

Academic Staff

University faculty with evidence of teaching and research excellence and commitment to students learning delivers the programmes.

Programs of Study / Duration (General Information)

To view the Evaluated / Accredited Programs of Study, click here and then type the name of the Institution in the column referred as: “Institution”.

Contact Information

Philips University
4-6 Lamias Str.
2001 Strovolos
P.O.Box 28008, 2090
Nicosia – Cyprus
Telephone: +357 22 441860
Fax: +357 22 315222
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