We have Right Place for you to Study
Ancient ruins, superb beaches and a vibrant nightlife make Cyprus an idyllic destination for international students
Around 8,000 foreign nationals flock to the Mediterranean’s third-largest island every year, attracted by a climate and culture that perfectly complements the excellent academic system.
The student population is diverse, the cost of living reasonable and the crime rate low. So, if you’re interested in 300 days of annual sunshine and a challenging postgraduate education, read on…
Benefits of Studying in Cyprus
Studying in another country is NOT simply for language students; whatever subject you are studying, time spent in another country could be of benefit to you.
The most obvious benefits are the chance to really improve your language skills, and the opportunity to get an in depth knowledge and understanding of another country and culture. Time spent abroad can also give you increased confidence and maturity, as you cope with the challenge of living and studying in another culture. These skills are attractive to employers and can give you an edge in the job market.
- Quality education
- Safe, friendly environment at an affordable cost.
- English mainly as the language of instruction
- Pleasant Mediterranean climate
- Location at the crossroad of Europe, Asia and Africa
- Students can develop independence, maturity, an understanding of other cultures
- Preparation of students to work in today’s global marketplace.
- Studying in Cyprus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Education System in Cyprus
Cyprus recognizes the entry qualifications of other European countries under the European.
Information on the recognition of Cyprus higher-education qualifications in other EU countries can be obtained from the NARIC centers. KY. S.A.T.S (Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications) is the competent authority responsible for the recognition of Titles (or Degrees). It serves the role of the National Recognition Information Center (NARIC) for Cyprus.
The academic year begins on 1 September and ends on 31 August. At the University of Cyprus and the Public Schools of Tertiary Education, instruction is offered between September and May and it is divided in two semesters. At the Private Schools of Tertiary Education instruction is offered between October and June and is also divided in two semesters. Some Private Schools of Tertiary Education offer summer courses as well.
Fees for students coming from countries other than the EU member states, total EUR 8000 per year. Postgraduate fees have been defined as follows: EUR 200 per credit for the taught stage, EUR 750 per semester during the research stage, and CYP200 per semester during the dissertation stage.
As regards public school of tertiary education, the student tuition fees range from EUR 1700 – 3000 per year. Cypriot students receive a government grant for their tuition and therefore pay no fees. International students, however, pay tuition fees.
Tuition fees for private tertiary education institutions range from EUR 2500 to approximately EUR 7000 per academic year and these are paid by the students. For the Master’s level, tuition and fees range from EUR 7500 to EUR 15000.
Accommodation and Living
Accommodation and living expenses for students studying in Nicosia (the capital of Cyprus) and renting a flat (i.e., not living in student residence halls on campus) are about EUR 750, with about half of this amount allocated for rent and the remainder for food, entertainment, and incidental expenses. Expenses are considerably lower in the other towns of Cyprus (Larnaca and Limassol) where tertiary institutions operate, primarily due to lower rents.
All institutions operate student residence facilities on their campuses,. Prospective students are advised to inquire directly with the institutions in which they are interested on whether they provide residence facilities, and what the costs are.
Work while you Study
Students in Cyprus are allowed to work part-time (20 hours per week) during the semester and full-time (38 hours per week) during their holiday period. However, any kind of student employment is allowed in specific occupations, which are published by the Ministry of Labour, and after the end of six months of the student’s first entry into Cyprus. In case a student is found to be working illegally without being registered at the college he/she will be deported and his/her name will be placed at the immigration stop list.
Also, students studying Hotel Management and Culinary Arts are allowed to work during the summer as part of their practical training.