Study in South Cyprus

About South Cyprus

The Mediterranean’s third-largest island spends around 7% of its GDP on education, making it one of the top three education spenders in the world, only falling behind Denmark and Sweden.

The cost of study is low in comparison to other fashionable European study destinations and crime almost non-existent. You’ll also have the chance to pick up a second language, either Greek or Turkish depending on where you study. However, English is widely spoken.

Furthermore the country enjoys a Mediterranean climate and boasts sandy beaches, lush forests and ancient ruins making it an idyllic destination to further your education and broaden your cultural horizons.

Cyprus is increasingly popular among international students thanks to its well-respected education system, reasonable tuition fees and year-round sunshine

Cypriot universities

The higher education sector houses a mix of public and private institutions as well as a number of private tertiary-level colleges.

Universities offer both undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral programmes similar to those in the UK.

There are three public and five private universities in South Cyprus.

Degree courses

Bachelors courses are taught at both public and private institutions, and typically take four years to complete. Available programmes cover a range of subjects including humanities, science, engineering and technology, business, mathematics, medicine, law and social science.

To be admitted onto an undergraduate course, you’ll need a school leavers certificate and to sit a centrally-administered admissions exam. You’ll learn through a series of lectures, seminars, and group and project work.

Bachelors degrees are available in English, but if this isn’t your native language you will need to prove your proficiency.

  • Masters degrees

Postgraduate qualifications in Cyprus are equivalent to their counterparts across the globe. Courses usually take one or two years to complete, and can be studied both full and part time.

Entrants must have previously studied a relevant Bachelors degree in order to be admitted onto a programme. You may also have to complete a postgraduate interview.

The academic year is split into two semesters and runs from September to May in public universities. Mid-term exams are taken in October and March, with final exams taken at the end of each semester. Instruction at private universities is between October and June.

  • PhDs

Applicants require a Masters degree in a related subject. Doctorates are much more common in the public universities, usually last for three years, and include a taught component and a dissertation. The main areas of study include:

  • economics and management
  • engineering
  • health science
  • humanities
  • law
  • pure and applied science
  • social science and education.

Course fees

Tuition fees are determined by the individual institutions, so you’ll need to contact your chosen university to get an accurate figure of what you’ll need to pay. Degree costs vary depending on what and where you study.

Masters tuition fees are generally lower than in any major country, with public institutions often cheaper than their private counterparts.

As a general guide, Masters students should expect to pay between €5,000 and €10,000 per year in tuition fees. MBAs and Doctoral degrees are more expensive. Non-EU students are likely to pay more than those from the European Union (EU).

Funding to study in South Cyprus

Government-funded scholarships, usually covering 10% to 20% of fees, are available for international postgraduates who’ve displayed outstanding academic performance.

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Colleges & Institutes

No.University nameCountryState / City
1Amricano CollegeCyprusNicosia
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