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Study In Cyprus

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, situated 60km south of Turkey and 300km north of Egypt. It is one of the famous tourist attraction. The island has long been a crossing point between Europe, Asia and Africa and still has many traces of successive civilisations. Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004 and started to use Euro as their currency from 2008.

Cyprus offers good quality of higher education. It offers cost effective education in a safe and friendly environment for students from all over the world. Pleasant Mediterranean climate and picturesque sandy beaches can only add to this once-in-a-lifetime experience of being a student in Cyprus. The number of students in Cyprus is increasing rapidly over the last few years. An international student gets lifelong friendships and cultural experience while studying in Cyprus.

Cyprus offers Higher Education of high quality standards in many streams and is able to facilitate students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in a contemporary global marketplace..

Method to Get Admission in Cyprus Colleges or Universities

To gain entry into Cyprus Colleges or Universities every applicants need to have completed a secondary level education or the equivalent of twelve years of schooling to get admission at the undergraduate level or Bachelors level. Similarly the students must have to complete the undergraduate level education or Bachelors level Education to get admission for the post graduate level.

Application forms and other information about admission requirements for the universities or colleges of Cyprus can be obtained from the Office of Admissions of respective college or university.

Process to obtain Cyprus Student Visa for international students

Nationals of any country coming to Cyprus for studies must receive student’s permit through the Migration Officer, prior to arrival. Applications should be submitted by the directors of the schools.

The visa process time for Cyprus may be up to 4 weeks. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply 2-3 months prior to the date of enrollment for study.

Application requirements:
  1. Passport with at least 1 year validity
  2. Photocopy of Passport
  3. One completed application form.
  4. 4-6 Passport sized photographs
  5. Proof of sufficient funds to cover duration of stay and studies.
  6. Attested original academic certificates
  7. Certificate of Good conduct from police department in Applicant’s home country or country of residence issued not before 6 months
  8. Financial documents to show; students can meet all thecosts of living and fees while studying in Cyprus
  9. Fee (payable by cash or postal order only, subject to rate of exchange). For students, a letter from the applicant’s place of education is required.
Scholarships and Financial aid for International Students in Cyprus

The objective of the Financial Aid Program at universities/colleges of Cyprus is to provide financial assistance to students who need aid in order to begin or complete their studies in Cyprus.

Need Grants are awarded to students and are based mainly on substantial financial need, regardless of academic performance. The amount of the grant provided depends upon the student’s need for assistance, but grants usually amount to less than one third of the tuition and fees of the semester. Students interested in this type of grant must complete the “Financial Aid Application Form” and submit it to the respective department of universities/colleges.

It must be noted, however, that the funds for Financial Aid are provided by universities/colleges and are limited. Students and their families are expected to finance their education and Financial Aid should be considered only as supplemental assistance.

Living Cost for International Students in Cyprus
Off-Campus-Accommodation

The private apartments are generally situated in quiet neighbourhoods just off the universities/colleges. The buildings mostly have one and two bedroom apartments designed to provide privacy and independence to students. Each apartment has its own living and dining area, kitchen and bathroom, which are fully furnished with single beds, desks, book shelves, chest of drawers, wardrobes, dining table & chairs. The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, oven and a refrigerator. All apartments have controlled heating and air conditioning units.
Cost of living in off campus living for 12 months generally ranges from $ 3,000 to $ 5,000.

Private-Accommodation

If you do not want to live in the universities/colleges housing units you can apply to the Office of Student Affairs for listings of houses located in nearby areas. Such housing can only be arranged when you will already be in Cyprus. The cost of a furnished apartment can range from $400 to &500 per month. You will need to sign a 12-month contract and in addition to the monthly rent there will be added charges for water, electricity and telephone expenses.

Courses

The Higher education institutions in Cyprus offers some of best courses in Business, Management, Economics, Science, Engineering, Media, Information Technology, Fine Arts and Tourism to name a few.

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