A WALK THROUGH GUIDE TO STUDY IN CYPRUS


The Republic of Cyprus is located at the very crossroads of three continents; one truly gets the feeling that it's here, in Cyprus, where the East meets the West. With the third largest population amongst all the islands in the Mediterranean Sea, this member country of the European Union also happens to be one of the most loved tourist destinations. It's also a highly sought-after study abroad destination.

The country boasts of a Mediterranean climate and a beautiful, lasting sunshine. It is known for its sandy beaches and long summers. The short spring and autumn bring pristine natural beauty, and along with them, a string of the most charming traditional events.

Being a former British colony, you can still feel the remnants of the past, especially as all the universities here offer courses in English.

Cyprus is one lively and cosmopolitan country that thrives on its history and rich culture. This multicultural English-speaking country with a modern quality of life and a state-of-the-art infrastructure, has long developed into a destination of choice for international activities.

Along with awesome universities and a range of programmes to opt from, studying in Cyprus will also introduce you to students and faculty members from different parts of the world, literally everywhere, introducing you to a fine exposure, amongst other things!

Interested in studying abroad in Cyprus? A great choice, we’d say!

REASONS TO CHOOSE CYPRUS


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Fantastic Universities to Choose From :

With an extensive secondary, as well as higher education systems in place, Cyprus offers a range of public and private institutions for International students to choose from. There are thousands of students across the globe who choose one of the Cypriot universities to finish their higher studies, in a variety of subjects ranging from medicine to tourism management, to computer science, and so on. The admission requirements needed to get into one of their universities is the same as for any other European academic institution. While they need a decent TOEFL or IELTS score to take in students, they also offer a wide array of language courses, designed to help students who could not, for whatever reasons, get enough credit points in English.



Well-designed Business Programmes :

Universities in Cyprus offer an abundance of courses and programmes related to management. In addition, their MBA programmes are designed in a way, so as to ensure they cater to the exact requirements presented by the local economy of the place. The largest employers in the country are their banks, as well as holding companies, which also play a relevant role in the international trade scene. Hence, the B-schools and many other educational institutions in Cyprus have created their courses to adapt to the local business sector, therefore ensuring high employability of students who graduate from there.

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Their Education System is More Than Just a Pass-Fail System :

Most of the colleges see the start of their academic year in February, or else, in October. But, if you are an international student, it is best if you get yourself registered at least two to three weeks prior. Universities in Cyprus do not generally have a pass-fail exam system. Instead, their testing system involves a lot of research essays, as well as group projects. Students usually take two exams in each of the subjects of courses - one in the middle, and then the next during the term-end time.




Great Accommodation and Other Facilities :

Students, both local and international, are provided with the basic conditions they'd need for comfortable accommodation and successful studying. They have a system of accommodation so designed, that they try to give primary preference to foreigners as well as any newcomers; but, the practice followed more widely is the ‘first come, first served’. While every major university and/or college has its own dormitory, you can also choose to rent a place, though that could prove to be a rather expensive option. All the institutions being well-funded by the government, have fully-stocked libraries, decent mess halls, and assistance offices with people always their feet to cater to any challenge that might arise in an international campus.

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A Highly Affordable High Standard of Living :

Rather than going to a university in one of the major European cities, you will find Cyprus to be extremely affordable. Whether it's eating out or booking a taxi or experiencing the amazing nightlife, the country offers a high standard of living without poking holes in your pockets. This lovely Mediterranean island is also considered safe, especially when compared to the more populated and metropolitan countries, such as the UK or USA. With the crime ratio being less than 1%, you can rest assured, your time studying in a Cyprus university will be a peaceful one.




Credit Transfer System :

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is an important element of the Cyprus education system which is meant to help foreign students make the most of their study abroad experience. Thanks to this credit system, students from EU-countries can freely go abroad to study for a degree which will be accepted in universities all across the European Union.

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Once-in-a-lifetime Experience :

Students coming to Cyprus universities from abroad find various opportunities to combine education, work, as well as pleasure here. They find an array of sports and leisure options to choose from. The quality of education in the country prepares students to work and make something of themselves in today’s global marketplace. Plus, the pleasant Mediterranean climate with the average temperature ranging between 8 to 17 degree Celsius during winters, while 32 to 38 degree Celsius during summers is a treat for all. They don’t call the Cyprus weather the world's second best weather for no reason after all!



EDUCATION SYSTEM IN CYPRUS


It is the Ministry of Education and Culture that oversees education in this country.

The education system has been divided into:

pre-primary education (from age 3 to 6),

primary education (from age 6 to 12),

secondary education (from age 12 to 18), and

higher education (from age 18 and up).

Cyprus has made full-time education compulsory for every child aged between 5 and 15. Higher education generally starts with a 4-year Bachelor's degree. Postgraduate degrees include Master's degrees, and the Doctorate degree that take at least three years in most cases. In order to issue a degree, a university would require accreditation. There is a whole network of state as well as private universities and colleges offering higher or tertiary education in Cyprus. Private universities were first given accreditation in the year 2005 under the 2005 Private Universities law; they are required to have a special license in order to operate as well as award degrees.

BENEFITS TO STUDYING IN CYPRUS


Scholarships, Financial aid:

The universities in Cyprus offer scholarships - based on academia or merit, athletic records, and so on, as well as financial aid to their full-time students, in addition to offering many on-campus work-study programmes. There are scholarships that cover up to 40 per cent of tuition available for all international students.

Multicultural Learning Environment :

Students coming from different parts of the world and a variety of unique cultures to study in Cyprus universities find themselves exposed to a multicultural environment of learning. Not only their peers, but Cyprus itself is home to rich history and culture that one can be a part of. It's a melting pot of different cultures where students learn to understand others better, develop maturity, and become more aware of what independence truly means.

Work Experience on the Side :

The students can intern after six months of their arrival into this country. They are also given a work permit after this time duration, hence making them eligible for work. The students are therefore allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week during their course, and up to 38 hours a week during their college holidays. This way, they can get work experience while studying, adding to their learning process. Besides, it gives them a chance to earn on the side and better manage their expenses.

High Employability :

Cyprus has long been focusing upon cultivating a knowledge-based economy. It has been making investments in human talent, while putting in place an effective higher education framework that emphasizes on internationalization, learning, and decent employability. Cyprus education system has been working hard on aligning their curriculum with the international market trends to ensure international employability of their graduates. Their work towards developing the necessary skills in students so that they can effectively respond to today’s highly competitive global workplace has been a huge part of their study programs.

ADMISSION INTAKES & BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Major Intakes in Cyprus are February, June & September.

BASIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Levels of Studies Requirements:
Undergraduate
  • High School Certificate with a decent record or 12 years of schooling.
  • No IELTS required but candidate must have fluency in English Language.
  • Other activities such as presentation etc.
Postgraduate
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a decent academic record.
  • No IELTS required but candidate must have fluency in English Language.
  • Other activities such as Presentation, Sports etc.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GETTING AN ADMISSION


• All Academic Mark Sheets (10th, 12th, Graduate)
• All Academic Transcripts
• Provisional Certificate / Degree Certificate
• Migration Certificate
• Passport
• Pan Card
• Birth Certificate
• LC
• Resume

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FILING YOUR VISA


To apply for Visa for Canada, the below mentioned are the basic documents which are required to be submitted by the applicant:

• All Academic Mark Sheets – Original (10th, 12th, Graduate)
• All Academic Transcripts – Original
• Provisional Certificate / Degree Certificate – Original
• Migration Certificate – Original
• Passport – Color Copy of First & Last Page (Passport Should be Valid for At least 2 Years)
• Bank Balance Certificate
• Bank Statement – One Day Old Balance is Sufficient (Approx. INR 7.5 Lakhs – Approx. 8000 Euros)
• 6 Photographs (35* 45mm, 80% Face, White Background, Matt Finished)
• PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)
• Medical Certificate from Government Hospital
• Sponsor Affidavit (If Applicable)
• Declaration Letter (Migration Department)

Note: Below Documents are Needed in Original with Apostle
(Passport Photocopy, PCC, Medical Certificate, Bank Statement, Bank Balance Certificate, All Educational Documents)

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PROCEDURE FOR GETTING AN ADMISSION AND VISA APPLICATION


Make Together All Required Documents for Admission

Submit the Application to the University

Get an Offer Letter from University

Apply for PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)

Pay the Tuition Fees

Make all Necessary Documents Apostle
(Passport Color Copy First & Last Page – On Single Page, Medical Certificate, Bank Statement &
Bank Balance Certificate, All Education Documents, PCC)

Fill the Visa Forms
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Prepare the Visa File and Submit for Getting Visa

Get Your Visa Approved & Fly to Your Dream Destination

COST OF LIVING AND EDUCATION IN THE COUNTRY


For International Students coming to study for a Bachelor's degree here, the cost of education ranges from Euro €4000/- to Euro €5000/- per annum. To get a Postgraduate degree, the cost ranges in between Euro €5000/- to Euro €6000/- per annum.

Students generally find Cyprus Universities affordable in terms of tuition and fees, and also cost of accommodation. Besides, Cyprus does offer moderate living expenses to students. Estimated average living expenses for foreign students range from 350 to 600 USD per month. Buying food and drinks from shops rather than eating out in restaurants can significantly lower the overall expenses. An individual would need to spend around 100 USD every week to buy beverages and other grocery items.

The costs of accommodation, education, communications, and healthcare are all relatively low and of good quality. Public transport, such as buses, is safe and affordable, and therefore frequently used.

Restaurants Average Price
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 €
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-Course 45.00 €
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 6.00 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter Draught) 3.00 €
Imported Beer (0.33 Liter Bottle) 4.00 €
Cappuccino (Regular) 2.94 €
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 Liter Bottle) 1.41 €
Water (0.33 Liter Bottle) 0.63 €
Markets Average Price
Milk (Regular), (1 Liter) 1.38 €
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.46 €
Rice (White), (1kg) 1.43 €
Eggs (Regular) (12) 2.60 €
Local Cheese (1kg) 7.81 €
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.69 €
Apples (1kg) 1.86 €
Banana (1kg) 1.37 €
Oranges (1kg) 1.22 €
Tomato (1kg) 1.89 €
Potato (1kg) 0.83 €
Onion (1kg) 0.78 €
Lettuce (1 Head) 0.46 €
Water (1.5 Liter Bottle) 0.68 €
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 €
Domestic Beer (0.5 Liter Bottle) 1.06 €
Imported Beer (0.33 Liter Bottle) 1.63 €
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 4.70 €
Transportation Average Price
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.00 €
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.00 €
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 15.00 €
Gasoline (1 Liter) 1.24 €
Utilities (Monthly) Average Price
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 116.40 €
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.09 €
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 39.14 €
Sports and Leisure Average Price
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 52.50 €
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 17.21 €
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 €

SUITABLE CITIES FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS TO LIVE IN


Limassol:

Limassol is known to be the business capital of Cyprus. You will find this city to have it all - culture, history, and a ton of adventure. Limassol is located on the south coast of Cyprus, and hence enjoys one of the mildest Mediterranean winters. It's also one of the reasons why it's an ideal destination for year-round yachting. It also features one of the finest cruising locations in the whole of Mediterranean. In terms of expenses, you will find them relatively low compared to many European cities. The city also boasts of an amazing transportation system.

Nicosia:

The capital city offers a fascinating blend of culture, lifestyle, and history. You will find most of the world-famous beaches or one of the lovely mountain villages within a 45-minute drive from Nicosia. If you love the outdoors and are adventurous, you could go skiing in the mountains during a morning and hit the beach for a good swim, the same afternoon! For those interested in culture, there is no dearth of art galleries, museums, and theatres in Nicosia. Also, transportation is no problem, with a lot of bike paths made available, buses serving a broad network of routes, and with the public transportation system being upgraded recently upgraded.

Larnaca:

This city offers a student life which can be tailored to one's own taste. Larnaca is a flexible city which student find easy to immerse in. They find exciting opportunities and some of the most enriching experiences waiting for them, both in the classroom and outside. The bus service makes transportation easy. The city’s layout permits students to travel around by bike or scooter, owing to generally short distances. Students can easily rent out shared suites or apartments, making Larnaca an affordable city for student accommodation.

LIST OF TOP UNIVERSITIES IN CYPRUS


● University of Cyprus
● Cyprus University of Technology
● Open University of Cyprus
● European University Cyprus
● Frederick University
● University of Nicosia
● Neapolis University
● University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus)



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