Cyprus

Study in Cyprus

Cyprus is an exotic study destination with a strong economy and has a rich history of ancient monuments, beautiful Mediterranean climate and sun-soaked beaches. Cyprus also known as Republic of Cyprus exists in the southern part of the island in the eastern Mediterranean.

It is surrounded by Greece in the east, Syria on the west, Turkey on the south and Egypt on the North and divided into six districts such as

  • Nicosia (The capital)
  • Famagusta
  • Kyrenia
  • Larnaca
  • Limassol
  • Paphos
Cyprus

Cyprus is famous for the ports all around the world since being an island country. The largest port in Cyprus is Limassol port and second largest being The Larnaca port .

Cyprus is mostly dominated by Greeks and Turkish population. Cyprus is referred to as a High income economic country.

Cyprus universities are in the World rankings lists and this attracts students from all around the world.

Quick Facts
Capital Nicosia
Currency Euro
Languages spoken Greek and Turkish are official languages but English are widely spoken
Area 9,251 sq km
Population 1,179,551
Calling code + 357
  • Why Study in Cyprus
  • Institutions and courses in Cyprus
  • Cost of Education in Cyprus
  • Entry Requirements
  • Visa Proces
  • FAQ's

Why study in Cyprus

There are various reasons where the students can consider Cyprus as their study destination.

The Most affordable study destination

The cost of studying in Cyprus is relatively low when compared to other European countries because institutions in Cyprus charge a reasonable tuition fee for its bachelors and masters program and this can be an advantage for international students.

International standard of education

The higher education in Cyprus is of international standards with highly qualified professors from around the world and quality education. The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education makes sure the quality of education in Cyprus is of higher standards. The students will get the feel of studying in top European institutions.

Hassel free visa Process

Acquiring a visa to study in Cyprus is hassel free since there are no complicated process involved in it. The visa process can be started well in advance to avoid delays.

No English Requirements

The students are not necessarily required to have an English proficiency test scores such as IELTS or TOEFL scores to get admissions in to Cyprus institutions but the medium of instruction has to be English in their high school institutions to prove your English proficiency.

Opportunity to Learn new Languages

Since Cyprus has a multicultural presence, the student can get an opportunity to learn a foreign language like Greek, Turkish or other languages. This will help the students to give a boost to their CV.

Safe & Secured

Cyprus is known to be a safest country to study and live as there are no political or communal riots and it is also stated to be a crime free environment. The Cypriot authorities has risen the security requirements in order to ensure safety and security for residents.

Excellent Job opportunities

Since Cyprus has a powerful economy and strong European influence, it has lot of career opportunities to offer for students to live and work in Cyprus.

Top industries in Cyprus

  • Tourism
  • Energy
  • Real estate
  • The service sector
  • Shipping.

Part time opportunities are also available for students for 20 hrs per week. The studensts can make use of these opportunities to boost their CV.

Multicultural atmosphere

Since Cyprus is surrounded by countries such as Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Greece and Syria, it has a huge multicultural presence. The students get to interact with students from all around the world and this helps the students to have unique educational experience.

Institutions and courses in Cyprus

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There are various higher education institutions and universities in Cyprus. Universities such as University of Cyprus and Cyprus University of Technology hold the place in the World University Rankings. There are various public and private institutions in Cyprus.

Public Universities in Cyprus

Public universities refer to those which are funded by state or national government or by public means. Some of the public institutions in Cyprus are

  • University of Cyprus
  • Open University of Cyprus
  • Cyprus University of Technology

Private institutions in Cyprus

Private universities refer to those which are not funded by government but depend on course fees and private contributions. Some of the private institutions in Cyprus are

  • Frederick University-Cyprus
  • European University Cyprus
  • University of Nicosia
  • Neapolis University – Cyprus
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) – Cyprus

Popular UG courses in Cyprus

  • Bachelors in Nautical Science
  • Bachelors in Marine Engineering
  • Bachelors in Marine Electro-technology
  • BA in Hospitality Management
  • BA in Business Administration
  • BSc in Computer Engineering
  • BBA in Business Administration: Real Estate

Popular PG courses in Cyprus

  • Master Of Science In Clinical Psychology
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Digital Media and Communications
  • International Relations and European Studies
  • Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • MSc in International Trade and Shipping Management

Cyprus Maritime Academy (University of Nicosia)

Programs Offered – 4 Years Bachelors Degree

  • Nautical Science
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Electro-technology

Programs Highlights:

  • You pay fee Only for 1st Year Fee of 1st Year Euros 8950 – 25% Scholarship = Euros 6713
  • 2nd Year, 3rd Year & 4th Year fees under the Financial Scheme Funding 65% of fees. Payable upon graduation.
  • Financial Scheme Guarantees Three Year Employment Upon Graduation

Program Structure:

  • 4 Year of Study
    • 3 Years are Academic
    • 1 Year is practical placement on-board (Paid Internship)
  • Basic Safety Course (End of 1st Semester)

Program Break Down

1st Year - 1st & 2nd Semester Academic study, including the Basic Safety Course + 2 Month Summer practical placement on-board (Paid Internship).

2nd Year - 3rd Semester Academic + 4th Semester (5 Months) practical placement on-board (Paid Internship).

3rd Year - 5th & 6th Semester Academic Study

4th Year - 7th Semester (5 Months) practical placement on-board (Paid Internship) + 8th Semester Academics

Cost of education in Cyprus

The cost of education in Cyprus universities is relatively low when compared to other European countries. The fees for international students can start from 3500 EUR per year for an undergraduate program and 2500 EUR for a master’s program.

The fees differ from university to university and the subject of study.

Students are advised to go through the university web site for more details.

Scholarship

Cyprus offers various scholarships for international students to pursue both bachelors and masters programs.

Government-funded Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by government to international students and it covers 10 to 20% of the course fees. The ministry of finance of Cyprus provides scholarships on the basis of their financial conditions.

Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation

These scholarships are offered by Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation to international students who want to study in Cyprus.

Some of the higher education institutions who offer scholarships are as follows

  • University of Cyprus
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)-Cyprus
  • Cyprus international institute of management
  • University of Nicosia
  • Frederick university

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

Undergraduate program

  • Students should have passed the higher secondary (12th) with valid documents and from recognized institution.
  • The medium of instruction has to be in English.
  • Must be 18 years of age.

Postgraduate Program

  • Students must hold a bachelor degree from a recognized institution.
  • Must be 25 years of age.

Documents Required for Admission

  • High school mark sheets and certificates.
  • Bachelor degree mark sheets and certificates.
  • Students are required to demonstrate their level of command in English.
  • A copy of passport and 2 passport sized photographs
  • Acceptance letter: A final letter of acceptance issued after the fee payment by the higher education institution is required.
  • Letter of recommendation
  • CV/ Resume.
  • Statement of Purpose

Visa Process

The students from non-EU member countries have to apply for visa to study in Cyprus universities.

Visa process

  • The students have to get in touch with the nearest Cyprus Embassy or consultant to apply for visa
  • The students have to fill in the application form submit with all the necessary documents.

Documents required for visa

  • Passport (Issuing Authority Page + 1st Page + Last Page) (valid over 2years) (Apostile Copy from MEA)
  • Police clearance certificate from Passport Office and Apostile copy from MEA.
  • Educational certificates (Grade 10) Apostile copy from MEA.
  • Educational certificates (Grade 12) Apostile copy from MEA
  • Bachelors Degree Apostile copy from MEA
  • UG Consolidated Marksheets Apostile copy from MEAfor Masters
  • Bank letter Certificate Showing that the father / student / sponsor has enough money to pay for the tuition fees and the expenses. (MINIMUM AMOUNT REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW IS 7000 EUROS) (Advisable to Show 8 Lacs)Apostile copy from MEA + Bank Original Statement
  • Medical report: Chest X-ray report for T.B. (Tuberculosis) Blood test for: -HIV /aids ,-Hepatitis B,-Hepatitis C and-Syphilis Apostile copy from MEA
  • Affidavit from Sponsors - Original attested sponsorship letter stating the sponsor’s relation with the student and his/her willingness to sponsor the student for the tuition and living expense, where the sponsor(s) are parents.

FAQ's

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  1. Is IELTS required for admission in to Cyprus universities?
  2. IELTS is not required for admission but the medium of instruction in the high school has to be English to prove your English proficiency.

  3. What are the languages spoken in Cyprus?
  4. The official languages Spoken are Greek and Turkish, but English is spoken as a second language.

  5. How are the accommodation facilities in Cyprus?
  6. The universities in Cyprus offer comfortable accommodation facilities to international students in their own campus. They charge a reasonable fee for accommodation (150 EUR per month) with all the required facilities for a comfortable stay.

  7. What are the courses available related to IT in Cyprus?
  8. Some of the courses available related to IT are as follows

    • BSc in Computer Science
    • BSc in Computer Engineering
    • MSc in Web and Mobile Systems
    • Master of Science in Computer Science.
  9. What is the currency of Cyprus?
  10. A. The currency used in Cyprus is Euro (Symbol €).

  11. What is the intake for universities in Cyprus?
  12. A. The intakes happen throughout the year (ie) fall, summer and spring. The major intakes happens in January and September.

  13. How about the job opportunities in Cyprus?
  14. Since Cyprus has a powerful economy and strong European influence, it has lot of career opportunities to offer for students to live and work in Cyprus.

    Top industries in Cyprus

    • Tourism
    • Energy
    • Real estate
    • The service sector
    • Shipping.

    Part time opportunities are also available for students for 20 hrs per week. The students can make use of these opportunities to boost their CV.

  15. What is the cost of living in Nicosia?
  16. Nicosia (Capital of Cyprus) has a high standard of living and living expenses can be high but the students can manage the expenses with careful planning and a part time job.

  17. Will i be able to bring dependents to Cyprus?
  18. Yes you can bring dependents to Cyprus provided they get a visa.