Ancient ruins, superb beaches and a vibrant nightlife make Cyprus an idyllic destination for international students
Around 8,000 foreign nationals flock to the Mediterranean’s third-largest island every year, attracted by a climate and culture that perfectly complements the excellent academic system.
The student population is diverse, the cost of living reasonable and the crime rate low. So, if you’re interested in 300 days of annual sunshine and a challenging postgraduate education, read on…
The most obvious benefits are the chance to really improve your language skills, and the opportunity to get an in depth knowledge and understanding of another country and culture. Time spent abroad can also give you increased confidence and maturity, as you cope with the challenge of living and studying in another culture. These skills are attractive to employers and can give you an edge in the job market.
Information on the recognition of Cyprus higher-education qualifications in other EU countries can be obtained from the NARIC centers. KY. S.A.T.S (Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications) is the competent authority responsible for the recognition of Titles (or Degrees). It serves the role of the National Recognition Information Center (NARIC) for Cyprus.
As regards public school of tertiary education, the student tuition fees range from EUR 1700 – 3000 per year. Cypriot students receive a government grant for their tuition and therefore pay no fees. International students, however, pay tuition fees.
Tuition fees for private tertiary education institutions range from EUR 2500 to approximately EUR 7000 per academic year and these are paid by the students. For the Master’s level, tuition and fees range from EUR 7500 to EUR 15000.
All institutions operate student residence facilities on their campuses,. Prospective students are advised to inquire directly with the institutions in which they are interested on whether they provide residence facilities, and what the costs are.
Also, students studying Hotel Management and Culinary Arts are allowed to work during the summer as part of their practical training.