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Study in Cyprus

One of the largest islands in the Mediterranean, Cyprus offers nearly everything you’d expect and hope for in that region. Good food, great beaches, and some super complicated territory disputes! But, fear not. The people of Cyprus have a global reputation for hospitality, warmth, and sharing food with neighbours.

You may have glanced over Cyprus in your search for education options. But, when you’re seeking a place to pursue your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, Cyprus would be an interesting place to start. You can find university programmes, and some excellent history, making your university and educational experience wildly enriching.

Why study in Cyprus

Cyprus has been building up their education for the past 30 years or so, and they’ve done some fantastic work. Nearly half of the population of Cyprus have received some form of higher education, making them some really smart people compared to the rest of the world.

Plus, if you find yourself studying in Cyprus, you’ll find yourself crossing paths with dozens of nationalities, languages, and cultures. Just look at where it’s situated! You’ve got Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon – and several traditions have made their way to this island, influencing everyone’s life there. So, be sure to set up some dinner with your classmates, because you’ll try all kinds of excellent, new things.

What to study in Cyprus

Lots of degree programmes throughout Cyprus offer students a combination of practical and theoretical training, allowing students to combine their general education with the subjects they want to specialise in. Universities offer degrees taught in English and faculty eager to welcome international students from all over the world.

Take a look at some subjects to explore in Cyprus:

Major cities in Cyprus

Well, since Cyprus is such a tiny place (geographically speaking), there aren’t so many spots to put a big major city. Luckily, you at least have Nicosia, the biggest city, cultural centre, and capital of Cyprus. This is also where you’ll find the right universities for you, full of international students and with a great student life.

Which universities to attend in Cyprus

Cyprus is starting gain quite the reputation for its universities. They’re welcoming international students, delivering high-quality English-taught programmes in several subjects. Furthermore, many of these universities collaborate with American, U.K., and Northern European universities, creating a nurturing environment for students, full of ideas and great for young thinkers.

Here is a short list of universities for you to consider in Cyprus:

Practical Information

How to apply to universities in Cyprus

Each university in Cyprus has its own system on their website that allows future students to apply for and enrol in their degree programmes. So, once you select the university of your choice, you can go through their application and submit your materials there.

Here are some of the basic requirements you’ll need for every application:

  • A scan of your diploma (high school or Bachelor’s degree)
  • A transcript/record of your previous courses
  • A scan of your passport and/or birth certificate
  • Your CV
  • Testing scores
  • Evidence of scholarship or funding
  • Letters of recommendation (between 2-3)
  • Portfolio and/or writing samples
Helpful ways to make sure you qualify for a university in Cyprus

Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice;

Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Cyprus you will need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures; some schools will require Greek or Turkish, while others will require strong English skills. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.

English-language tests

To apply to study in the Cyprus, you’ll need to provide proof you have a diploma for your English proficiency.

The certificates generally accepted by the universities in Cyprus are:

  • TOEFL
  • IELTS
  • CAE or CPE

Living in Cyprus

What it’s like to be a student in Cyprus

Cyprus has plenty to offer the lowly students who go there for their Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees: a beautiful scenery, relatively low prices, history, and great food. Outside of your classes, you’ll be able to explore the small island, soaking in its interesting landscape and unique hstory.

In your classes, you’ll be expected to attend regularly and show up prepared. Students in Cyprus sometimes participate in class discussions; but other courses are solely lecture courses. Be sure to know precisely what your expectations are on the first day of class. Furthermore, students will have tests and assignments at the end of their classes. Depending on the programme or subject, you may be required to write long research papers and even complete a thesis.

Tuition costs in Cyprus

Compared to other European countries, Cyprus has relatively low tuition prices. The fees will also depend on the subject that you study, as well as the level.

Below is the breakdown of average costs for international students:

  • Bachelor’s students: 3500 – 6000 EUR per year
  • Master’s students: 2000 – 2500 EUR per year
Cost of living in Cyprus

Compared to other places in Europe, Cyprus is quite inexpensive, offering the best value to students who are trying to save money. It’s hard enough getting by on a student budget; you may as well do it in a place where that’s even possible.

Here is a breakdown of living costs in Cyprus

  • Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment near a city centre:  570.54 EUR per month
  • 3-course meal for 2 at a mid-range restaurant: 35 EUR
  • Monthly transportation ticket (metro, train, bus): 40 EUR
  • Milk: 1.32 EUR
  • Loaf of fresh white bread: 1.30 EUR
  • Rice: 1.43 EUR
  • Cappuccino: 2.79 EUR
  • Beer: 2.50 EUR

About Cyprus

Cyprus is a Eurasian island nation in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Anatolian peninsula (Asia Minor) or modern-day Turkey. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The Republic of Cyprus is divided into six districts: Nicosia (the capital, Greek: Lefkosia, Anglicised: Nicosia), Ammochostos (Famagusta), Keryneia (Kyrenia), Larnaka (Larnaca), Lemesos (Limassol), and Pafos (Paphos).

Interesting facts about Cyprus
  • The people of Cyprus are notorious food fanatics. The average citizen there dines at his/her favorite restaurant once per week.
  • Cyprus has the world’s oldest wine label. Commandaria is the oldest named wine and dates back over 5000 years
  • It’s nicknamed the Island of Love, having been the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
  • Speaking of Greek mythology, Cyprus us also home to Mount Olympus, the supposed home and playing ground of the gods.

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