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May 16, 2014BY StudyAbroad

university of nicosia cyprus bitcoin accepted hereUniversity of Nicosia, Cyprus now offering MSc in  Digital Currency

The University of Nicosia (UNic), Cyprus became the world’s first University to accept bitcoins for tuition. Now The university will also begin a new Master of Science course in Digital Currency.

The degree is offered online to students worldwide and the first course in the degree pathway: Introduction to Digital Currencies”, is available for free as an open enrollment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning more about the fundamental principles of digital currency.

Programme Fees:
The first class in the degree pathway, Introduction to Digital Currency, is available for free as an open enrollment, MOOC-like course, to anyone interested in learning more about the fundamental principles of digital currency.

The remaining 8 courses are offered at €1,480 per course, bringing the total tuition fees for the programme to €11,840.

Target Audience:
– Businesspeople / entrepreneurs
– Financial industry professionals – bankers, lawyers, accountants, auditors
– Development professionals: Social workers, NGOs, non-profits, development experts
– Regulatory officials / policy makers
– Computer scientists who aspire to managerial roles

The Introduction to Digital Curriencies course will feature lecturers Andreas Antonopoulos, Antonis Polemitis and Dmitry Apraksin.

“While digital currency is a relatively new concept, currency is one of the oldest human inventions. What we aim to explore in this program is the likely development pathway of digital currency and give our students insights that they can bring to bear in their professional careers.”
Dr. Andreas Polemitis, Senior Vice Rector

Dr. Christos Vlachos, the University’s Chief Financial Officer, is aware of the innovation Bitcoin will have in “online commerce, financial systems, international payments and remittances and global economic development.” Vlachos also believes “digital currency will create more efficient services and will serve as a mechanism for spreading financial services to under-banked regions of the world.”

The total cost of the master’s program is €11,760 (approximately $16,250 USD or 36.28 BTC).

As the Official Nigerian Representative to the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Imperial Educational Services has been helping students from Nigeria and Africa with Successful Applications and Admission Placement at UNIC, Cyprus. For more information you can visit our Study in Cyprus page.

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