“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling…”
– Jack Kerouac
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cyprus institutions and universities intake students in two seasons.
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.
BASIC DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
AVERAGE TUITION FEE
Universities in Cyprus offer affordable tuition fees for as low as 2400-2800 EUR per session
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.
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
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.
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,
*Video Courtesy: WikiAudio
COPYRIGHT © 2020 ACADEMICALAYA, A DIVISION OF ABERAME PTY LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ACADEMICALAYA, AND THE ACAEDEMICALAYA LOGO ARE BRAND OF ABERAME PTY LTD. ACADEMICALAYA IS REGISTERED WITH THE TRADEMARK OFFICE. OTHER NAMES AND MARKS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE HOLDERS.