Accreditation & Recognition

Accreditation | Affiliations | Recognitions

All programmes of study are registered at The Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and are accredited & approved by The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA).

VICTVS Global Approved Test Centre, UK

City Unity College Nicosia is an approved test centre by VICTVS Global in offering online examinations for The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is a professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports chartered accountants and students across the world.

VICTVS is trusted to deliver high-stakes professional examinations for awarding organisations Working in finance, medicine, health and safety, IT and more.
VICTVS brings together global assessment infrastructure, personnel and technology, to give an unparalleled level of control over assessments.

United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

City Unity College, Nicosia (Cyprus) is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

City Unity College Nicosia has joined some 1500 institutions in 147 countries who are working with the United Nations to promote global priorities, including peace, human rights, and sustainable development.

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Accredited by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA)

The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA), is the competent independent authority responsible to safeguard standards and to support, through the procedures provided by the relevant legislation and the principles underlying the establishment of the European Higher Education Area, the continuous improvement and upgrading of higher education institutions and their programs of study, in order to comply with the ESG and the European policy for mobility and mutual qualification recognition. It also aims at promoting quality culture within the higher education institutions in Cyprus.

Accredited Franchised Programmes with CityU

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
  • Guglielmo Marconi University (Italy)
Affiliation with The Institute of Hospitality (IoH)

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) is the world’s leading professional body for hospitality professionals. Our purpose is to promote professionalism through lifelong learning. We inspire hospitality professionals to perform at their very best and earn the recognition they deserve.


EURO-TOQUES consists of 3,500 members and is the official gastronomic organization of the European Union. Our members are Chefs, Confectioners, Restaurateurs, Hotel and Restaurant Managers, Professors of Hotel Schools, Nutrition Specialists, Ecologists, Food Technicians, Food and Beverages Manufacturers, and in general anyone dealing with food and its problems.

Member of The Cyprus Chefs Association (CCA) / Σύνδεσμος Αρχιμαγείρων Κύπρου (ΣΑΚ)

The Cyprus Chefs Association (C.C.A.) is a professional, non-profit organization that aims to unite chefs and cooks from all over Cyprus in a shared dedication to professional excellence. As an organisation, the (C.C.A.) represents a single voice on all issues related to professional cooking.

Member of The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI)

Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) is an independent organization. It was established in 2006, following a 2-year long project of the Travel Foundation that created a partnership of UK leading tour operators, environmental Cypriot NGOs, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation – CTO (Deputy Ministry of Tourism as of JAN19), Cyprus Agents and small village producers, their communities and associations.

Affiliation with The Cyprus professional and scientific Psychological Association / Ο Σύνδεσμος Ψυχολόγων Κύπρου

In the 30 years of its existence, the Cyprus Association of Psychologists has developed a variety of activities and managed to make known the Profession of Psychologist and the Science of Psychology in Cyprus, to create jobs and to listen and take into account the Cypriot society.

Exemptions from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

Bachelor (Hons) in Accounting receives nine (9) exemptions out of thirteen (13) ACCA examinations.

Member of the Erasmus + Charter Accredited with the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education by the European Commission

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

CityU’s cooperation list:

  • Arab Academy for science, technology and maritime transport (Egypt)
  • Baltic International Academy (Latvia)
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
  • Erasmus Hogeshool Brussels (Belgium)
  • ISMA (Latvia)
  • ISMAI (Portugal)
  • Modern University for Business and Science (Lebanon)
  • RTA (Latvia)
  • Sanok (Poland)
  • TH Koln (Germany)
  • Transilvania University of Brasov (Romania)
  • Universal Business school (India)
  • Università degli Studi ‘Guglielmo Marconi’ (Italy)
  • Universita degli studi di Urbino CARLO BO (Italy)
  • University of Economics and Management (Czech Republic)
  • University of Economics Varna (Bulgaria)
  • University of Management Varna (Bulgaria)
  • University of Vigo (Spain)
  • Vern’ University (Croatia)
  • VIVES (Belgium)

West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin (Poland)

Subscriber to Emerald Management E-Journals Collection

Provides access to Emerald E-Journal Business, Management & Strategy Collection (55 widely used journals in aerospace, automotive, industrial and manufacturing sectors) and Emerald Management 200 (200 business and management journals).

55 journals / 2,300+ 2021 articles / 32,700+ total articles

  • Management for performance
  • Strategic orientation
  • Cultural studies/globalization
  • Innovation and

Entrepreneurial strategies

Subscriber to EBSCOhost EBSCO eBooks

What are EBSCO eBooks?
EBSCO eBooks are online versions of printed books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription. eBooks that are owned will be available to the library in perpetuity, with provisions being made for long term access and preservation. eBooks available via subscription are renewed annually for the library to retain access. EBSCO eBooks are available from all major academic publishers in virtually all academic disciplines.

The Cyprus Human Resources Development Authority (HRDA) / Η Αρχή Ανάπτυξης Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού Κύπρου (ΑνΑΔ) has approved CityU as a:
  • Vocational Training Center (KEK) / Κέντρο Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης (ΚΕΚ)
  • Vocational Training Structure (DEC) / Δομή Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης (ΔΕΚ)

And has approved, following appropriate evaluation, a number of its staff as:

  • Vocational Training Instructors (VET) / Εκπαιδευτές Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης (ΕΕΚ)
Memorandum of Understanding
  • Mpk Mindmover Solutions Ltd (representative of ACTA A.E. - The Association of Cyprus Travel Agents)
  • Angeo - Specialising in professional ingredients for Bakeries, Confectioneries and Gelateria's

The One Stop Entertainment Agency Ltd

This MOU is intended to motivate learners enrolled in the Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Animation programme to engage in building their skills and expanding their knowledge in a real life setting, whilst being part of and contributing to a hands-on working environment.

This MOU focuses on giving enrolled learners in the Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism Animation accredited programme of study the opportunity to study and work in an animator profession service offered by One Stop Entertainment Agency Ltd in and around Cyprus.

Main focus areas of the MOU:
work experience | practical training | review, evaluate and supervise | build a strong resume | develop and refine skills | network with professionals | multifunctional tasking | social responsibility | internship | placement | market awareness | diversity | market requirement | employment

Cooperation’s and Support
  • Epsilon Net (Greece)
  • City Unity College (Greece)
MOU Agreement CityU and HRC Culinary Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Тhe HRC Culinary Academy is one of the premier culinary schools in Eastern Europe. This MOU emphasises joint activities in encouraging further studies in our Hospitality and Culinary Arts programmes, joint conferences, seminars, publication of scientific and methodological articles and staff mobility. Founded in 2007, HRC Culinary Academy has trained over 800 students to date. The Academy offers a 2-year course in Culinary Arts and a 3-semester course in Hospitality Innovation and Management, developed by leading international specialists in the culinary and hospitality industries.

It is among the few educational institutions in Europe that prepare its students for one of the most sought-after professions today – that of a top chef or master chef, and by far one of the most affordable, high quality culinary educational programs on the globe.

MOU Agreement CityU and ISMA University of Applied Sciences, Riga, Latvia

ISMA is one of the most popular and demanded higher education institutions in Latvia, which rightfully puts it on the first place in the list of Latvian universities of applied sciences. ISMA's strategic vision and continuous development make it possible to offer competitive education based on theoretical knowledge and many years of practical experience, thereby ensuring a professional career for ISMA graduates in the Latvian and European labour markets.

ISMA offers training for both Latvian and foreign students at all levels of studies: college-level training, Bachelor's, Master's, and doctoral studies. Thus, ISMA provides its students with the opportunity to obtain education that is in line with their plans for the future, is integrated into the requirements of today's labour market, and contributing to the development of personality and leadership qualities.

MOU Agreement CityU and Ataner Education Group, North of Cyprus

Ataner Education Group is an educational institution that is run by Ataner family. We have had thousands of successful students and we owe this success to our 30 years of experience in education sector. Ataner Education Group’s dedicated mentors, teachers and consultants are here to help build the foundation of your academic and professional future. Through our ethical business approach to business, we have built a family that is credible and reliable in the education industry.