Why should I study in Cyprus?

Cyprus is a small island with a long history and a rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean Sea...

How to study in Cyprus?

With its British Legacy and sunny days all year, Cyprus is a unique country to study in. Cyprus is a destination that is well served by the major airline carriers and airports of Europe. With a hundreds of direct flights from Europe to Larnaca and Paphos Airport, it has never been more affordable and easier to get to Cyprus.

Cyprian Higher Education System in International Comparison

In this section, we highlight the overall performance of Cyprian universities on the institutional level per U-Multirank dimension. The table below shows the national breakdown of Cyprian universities and how they stand across the spectrum of above average (receiving a score of ‘A’ (very good) or ‘B’ (good)), versus below average (receiving a score of ‘D’ (below average) or ‘E’ (weak)). In doing so, U-Multirank offers a clear picture on the country’s strengths and areas for improvement.

It becomes apparent that in general Cyprian's higher education institutions perform strongest in U-Multirank’s international orientation and regional engagement dimensions.

National performance: Cyprus, Republic of

Percent of all Universities 100% 80% 60% 40% < below Average above > 40% 60% 80% 100% Teaching & Learning 20% 53% Research 41% 38% Knowledge Transfer 62% 25% International Orientation 0% 80% Regional Engagement 50% 43%

How much does it cost to study in Cyprus?

The annual tuition fee for all international students studying in Bachelor (undergraduate) programmes in Cyprus averages under 3,600 € per year except Pharmacy, which costs 7,000 € per year. The tuition fees for postgraduate programmes (Masters and PhD) is between 2,000 € and 2,500 € depending on the programme of interest.

What are the admission requirements for Cypriot universities?

Remember, eligibility criteria of all Colleges and Universities of Cyprus is not same. Some Institutes may have slightly different criteria. Students can apply for undergraduate courses in Cyprus twice a year. Students must provide a list of documents to the College in which they are applying for higher studies in Cyprus. Then the College will apply for a student visa on the behalf of student. Students must be in possession of secondary school leaving certificate in order to qualify for admission into the bachelor degree programme in Cyprus tertiary education institutions. Students must hold a valid master’s degree for admission into the PhD programme and also an appropriate undergraduate degree for admission into the master degree.

How to get a Stipend/Scholarship in Cyprus?

No matter the reason, paying high tuition fees can be a source of stress for many. However, there are many options for financing your studies, including the use of scholarships. There are various scholarship opportunities available for international students looking to study in Cyprus. Depending on your country of origin and the level of studies, there are different options for funding. To explore what scholarship options are available, check this scholarship database.

Do I need a Student Visa for Cyprus?

Every student should be in possession of the relevant permit issued by the Civil Archive and Migration Department. The student visa is issued for a specific educational institution. In case of the foreign student deciding to change an educational institution, one must then obtain a new residence permit.

School attendance is compulsory and concerns the programmes and disciplines of study approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture. International students from non-EU countries need a student visa for entry to Cyprus. Student visas are issued only to full-time international students. A full-time student is one who takes a minimum of 12 credits in a semester.

Student visas can be issued either by an Embassy/ High Commission/ or Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus in the candidate's home country or by the Migration Department in Cyprus.

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