STUDY IN CYPRUS

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling…”

– Jack Kerouac

 

WELCOME TO CYPRUS

Cyprus spends more than 7% of its GDP on education, the third-highest share in the European Union after Denmark and Sweden. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after islands of Sardinia and Sicily. It is located at the intersection of three continents i.e. Europe, Africa and Middle East. Cyprus is one of the major countries in Europe that has high international presence. There are approximately 40 thousand students of different nationalities studying in Cyprus.

Why Study in CYPRUS ?

The universities of Cyprus provide internationally recognized degree to the international students with wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. The quality of education in the Cyprus universities is comparable to that of UK and German schools. Higher education in Cyprus is provided in both public and private institution. Cyprus also has been taking measures to increase funding, research and interest for higher education.

ENGLISH TEST

To get admission into Cyprus universities, having your study in institution where English language is the medium of communication is enough to prove your English language proficiency. Some universities need IELTS score of 5 to 5.5 for their undergraduate programs, 6 to 6.5 for their post graduation programs. 

LOWEST TUITION FEES

The tuition fees in all the institution of Cyprus are much lower as compared to the one in UK, USA and Australia. Universities in Cyprus offer affordable tuition fees for as low as 2400-2800 EUR per session. It is even lower than the fees they pay in some Nigerian private universities.

AFFORDABLE LIVING COST

Not only tuition fees are low but also living expenses are moderate. Estimated living expenses for international students are 250-400 EUR per month, making it very inexpensive to live and study in a country a like Cyprus. Also student can take accommodation on campus and around the city.

EASY VISA PROCESS

The process of acquiring an entry visa is smooth and is not stressful at all. The entry visa can be issued well in advance before your intended travel date.

SAFETY

Cyprus is free from communal and political disturbances and provides safe environment for learning to its students. Moreover, medical insurance is also provided by the government of the North Cyprus.

GOOD INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMMUNITIES

Cyprus provides excellent facilities to students like cultural, social and sports activities. There are about 55 different clubs and societies in activity centre which adds a lot of joy to the student life. These clubs are of very large variety including scientific club, technology club, science club, music club, sports club, theatre club, animal society club, photography club, fashion club and a lot more.

OVERVIEWThe structure of the academic year – In most colleges classes start in February or the beginning of October. However, foreigners should register two-three weeks in advance. Institutions also receive rolling admissions for the next start date. There are no pass-fail exams. Instead, a system of testing, research essays, and group projects is used. However, the students usually take two exams in each course (subject) – in the middle and at the end of the term.TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL DEGREE:
  • Undergraduate Degrees – generally three to four years and few universities also offer Honors degrees. 
  • Postgraduate Degrees – usually take 1.5 to 2 years of study.

We give accurate and up-to-date information about Cyprus institutions and  universities to the student and help them interpret that information. Our experienced staff streamline the application process for students. 

  • Course Information & Application
  • Pre-processing
  • Admission process
  • Visa counseling
  • Pre-Departure counseling
  • Financial Preparation
  • Travel arrangement
  • Foreign Exchange

Cyprus institutions and universities intake students in two seasons.

  • FEBRUARY
  • OCTOBER

Several international colleges and universities in Cyprus offer dual degree programs, fully accredited by the UK and USA partner universities.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
 In most of the universities you can study in Cyprus without IELTS score, however some universities do ask for valid IELTS scores to get admission into a degree programme. Some universities need IELTS score of 5 to 5.5 for their undergraduate programs, 6 to 6.5 for their post graduation programs. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate: 10 years plus 2 years
  • Graduate: 16 years of education required (10+2+4). Some institutions accept 15 years education into their Bridge /Masters Programs
  • Accepted scores in TOEFL / IELTS which ever is required
  • Recommendation letters play very crucial role in admission along with a great Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement.
  • Certificates of achievement & extra -curricular activity participation
  • Strong financial background

BASIC DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Covering Letter
  • Application Form with fees
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts & Certificates
  • Test Score Report
  • Bank Statement
  • Affidavit of Financial Statements

AVERAGE TUITION FEE

Universities in Cyprus offer affordable tuition fees for as low as 2400-2800 EUR per session

LIVING COST

Moderate living expenses for international students for as low as 250-400 EUR per month. Dorm-style housing or hostels are available for students who wish to study abroad in Cyprus. Rooms are designed to accommodate one, two, or four students.

There are several advantages of studying in Cyprus, as it provides an ideal structure and environment for higher learning and has become a major international education center, attracting students from all over the countries.

As the degree from the Cyprus universities are recognized all around the world, there are great career options for those doing a course in Hotel management, travel and tourism etc as they have a chance of getting job in other European countries.

PART-TIME JOBS

International students can earn 500-600 Euros per month in a part time job.

Visa application procedure takes about one month that is why it is necessary to file an application at least 2-3 months before the expected date of enrollment.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR STUDENT VISA

  • A valid passport and copy of the relevant pages.
  • Four recent passport-sized photographs
  • Transcripts and mark sheets of the previous education i.e. school, college or university.
  • Evidence of proficiency in English (if possible)
  • Duly filled and signed application form
  • Acceptance letter from College or university of Cyprus.
  • The receipts indicating payments to institution or university of Cyprus.
  • A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the country of residence. The certificate should be original and be issued less than six months prior to the beginning of the semester for which student is applying.
  • A well written Statement of Purpose (SOP) describing the reason for applying to a particular college or university.
  • An Essay, required to be submitted by a prospective student which must include his/her career aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, experiences and skills.
  • Two letter of references by faculty member from your previous school/college or from previous employer describing the qualities, characteristics and capabilities of the student
  • Attested Bank Letter with 6 months validity period, stating that the student’s sponsor has the financial ability to support his/her living and tuition expenses. The letter must also clearly state the relationship between Sponsor and student
  • Other proof of financial support if any

Cyprus is an English speaking country in Europe and welcoming many international students from China, India and Bangladesh every year.
Cyprus is blessed with natural beauty and has one of the healthiest environments in the world, free from any kind of pollution; crime rate in Cyprus is next to nothing. Cyprus is a beautiful island to study abroad in, and offers beautiful beaches, mountain scenery, and cultural depth to any student eager to explore what it has to offer. Some call Cyprus the island of love.

Virtual Edu officially represents below universities in Cyprus.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

When you plan to pursue a short-term or full degree program in the Cyprus, ACADEMICALAYA recommends you to go through the resources you need in  “Know more on Study in Cyprus”

Frequently Asked Questions

Most of the universities in Cyprus offers full and partial scholarships to international students. You can inquire about scholarships when you are applying to your desired university. These scholaships can be financial-need-based, academic-merit-based or sports-based.

Cyprus universities currently has over 40,000 international students from 70 different countries including 12 CIS, 19 African, 9 European, 8 Middle Eastern and 10 Asian countries.

Universities include the fees for medical insurance in the tuition and fees that the students pay upfront. Therefore, all students who enroll in Cyprus universities automatically get medical insurance once they arrive in Cyprus and register at their universities.

Cyprus as well as the whole island enjoys typical Mediterranean climate with long, warm and dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and mild and wet winters from December to February. The short autumn and spring periods complete the seasons of the year. Summer in Cyprus is a season of hot weather, high temperatures and cloudless sky, but the sea breeze make a pleasant atmosphere in coastal areas. The average rainfall of 402 mm, however, is below Mediterranean average, conforms more to the climate pattern of the eastern Mediterranean. Although snowfall is not typical of Cyprus, it can remain on the Troodos massif in the southern part. The weather in North Cyprus provides the visitors a truly pleasant holiday all year round.

Turkish Lira is the local currency but £ sterling is commonly used along with US Dollars. Cashpoints are widely available and some will allow you to withdraw both Lira and GBP. Lira is relatively stable against the £.

Students are allowed to work part-time upto 20 hours per week in North Cyprus. Universities offer jobs to their students in their facilites including cafeterias, sports centers, adminstartion offices,

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