Erasmus policy statement
Neapolis University Pafos is located in Pafos. It commenced operations on September 2010. It is an autonomous private University officially registered in the Registry of Private Universities maintained by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus. It has full financial and legal autonomy as a private University. All programmes of study are evaluated and approved by the Evaluation Committee of Private Universities (ECPU) of Cyprus, but also meet the standards required by the Quality Assurance Agency.
Neapolis University Pafos is committed to an international experience for its students, and encourages them to study in another country as part of their studies. It also actively markets its courses outside Cyprus to attract international students to contribute to this culture. It encourages its staff and students to participate in the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) to support the development of the European Union as an advanced knowledge society with sustainable economic development.
Neapolis University Pafos is committed to Erasmus activities as a part of its International Strategy. The University will encourage students to take part in an Erasmus exchange with another University or overseas work placement whilst studying at Neapolis. The University offers foreign language courses for all students and staff as well as English as a Foreign Language for incoming students. Academic staff are encouraged to make use of the Erasmus teaching mobility that is available to them. Active participation in these activities plays an essential role in bringing the University and Europe closer to the University. Academic staff are advised on opportunities to apply for multilateral and thematic networks and Neapolis promotes joint curriculum development with overseas partner institutions.
Neapolis develops and encourages international partnerships with reputable universities worldwide to enable staff and student exchanges, collaborative research projects, joint and dual programmes and awards, knowledge transfer partnerships and other joint project ventures.
Based on the Erasmus Program Guide, all Erasmus mobility for studying and teaching between Higher Education Institutions shall take place as part of an inter – institutional agreement between the Higher Education Institutions each of which holds a valid Erasmus Charter (EUC).
This agreement is signed by the official representatives of the two institutions and indicates the number and the level of mobility for students and/or staff.
The inter–institutional agreement may be extended to cover the cooperation between institutions in the field of student mobility for placements (working experiences / traineeship) in business abroad.
Neapolis University in Cyprus maintains numerous agreements with other European Universities.
Neapolis University chooses its Erasmus partners to meet the needs of its students and staff. When establishing a new Erasmus agreement, we ensure the curriculum to be offered will be appropriate for the student’s course of studies, so that full academic recognition (including that awarded by any relevant professional body) can be given and that students meet the same learning outcomes they would receive if they were to stay at Neapolis.