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Guidance and counseling in higher education

Cyprus

12.Educational support and guidance

12.6Guidance and counseling in higher education

Last update: 27 November 2023

 

Academic guidance

Academic and career guidance services are available for students in all the universities and the non-university level institutions. At the university level, there are usually Careers Offices or Services for Academic Affairs and Student Welfare, which are responsible for advising students and alumni on employment and career prospects and postgraduate studies abroad. In the same way, the Guidance and Counselling Services of the institutions offer information and help prospective students to choose suitable programmes of study. Regulations Κ.Δ.Π. 172/2006 (Student and Academic Affairs), University of Cyprus, provide for an academic/research counselor to be assigned to every undergraduate/postgraduate student respectively, the responsibilities of who are defined by Statutes. Every student is obliged to be in close cooperation with his/her counselor in regards to the programme of studies and other responsibilities.   

Psychological counseling

Counseling Offices operating at all universities offer, among other services, psychological support (including psychotherapy, if necessary) to individual students.    

Career guidance

As mentioned in 12.6.1 above, there are usually Careers Offices in universities and other higher education institutions, which are responsible for advising students and alumni on employment and career prospects and postgraduate studies abroad.