Cyprus institutions of higher education diplomas are called "an available ticket to the world of richest Europe countries with a high standard of living."
Cyprus universities are quite available – there can learn as Cyprus citizens, so as international students.
The cost of education is acceptable, and enrollment rules allow citizens of Russia or CIS countries to finish one of the Cyprus institutions of higher education and get a prestigious diploma and start a career or own business with success.
There are several dozen universities and colleges: most of them are private, and three are public.
Like in the whole world, in Cyprus, universities and colleges education goes on three steps:
- Master's Degree
On average, the standard term of study for getting a qualification (degree) "bachelor" on Cyprus – 3-4 years. Master's degree – 1, 5-3 years, and the term of study in graduate school – from 3 to 6 years.
Many Cyprus universities and colleges must provide gratuitous subsidies for their students that allow compensating completely or partly their expenses on education.
Yes, that is. Cyprus provides a state grant issued to a student based on his performance or social status. If the enrollee is honored to get a grant, the state will partly pay for education.
Besides getting higher education, the undeniable advantages of studying in Cyprus include allowing foreign citizens to work legally while studying (officially – not more than 20 hours a week).
Many Cyprus universities practice an Erasmus Students program (EU exchange program that allows on the second or third year of study, to go and learn or internship in other country-member of EU or countries that participate in this program).
The cost of education in Cyprus universities is comparably not so high – about € 4 000 - € 10 000 for one year of teaching, depending on the university and academic degree (for example, the cost of education in medical faculties is always higher).
List of most prestigious Cyprus universities:
The University of Cyprus (Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου) - (click here)
The University of Cyprus – a public Cyprus university, generally Cypriots study here, but there are foreigners. University is located in the capital of Cyprus – Nicosia. Teaching is going on Greek, English, and Turkish. Indeed, education in this university is considered a good money investment and highly prestigious.
The education cost for a bachelor will be € 3 400 – for Cypriots and EU citizens, € 6 800 – for citizens from other countries. By the way, the university pays for the education of EU citizens.
Master's degree is a few expensive: from € 5 000 to € 10 000. The cost of education in PhD in this university depends on the chosen direction.
Cyprus University of Technology (Τεχνολογικό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου or "ΤΕ.ΠΑ.Κ.") - (click here)
Cyprus University of Technology – a good university on Cyprus in Limassol, loyal to foreign students.
Cost of education for bachelors here – about € 3 500. In the case with medicine - € 7 000.
Master's degree will cost € 2 000 - € 2 500, depending on specialty.
The University of Nicosia (το Πανεπιστήμιο Λευκωσίας) - (click here)
The University of Nicosia – prestigious Cyprus University and is considered one of the best in the country. Generally, teaching is going in English. This university – not from the cheap ones.
Education in the bachelor program costs around € 9 000 for the year. Despite that, this university is still available for international students, including Kenyan citizens, who are provided a 30% discount. There is a very strong economic faculty, and the university is multinational.
European University Cyprus (Ευρωπαϊκό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρο) - (click here)
European University Cyprus – top university in Cyprus, focused on teaching international students and actively participated in the Erasmus program.
Huge campus. University provides a comfortable payment by installments by paying for education. The price for a year of education here is about € 6 000.
Frederic University (Το Πανεπιστήμιο Frederick) - (click here)
Frederick University – another one respected university in Cyprus oriented toward international students.
Considered not cheap for Cyprus, the cost of education varies from € 7 000 to 8 500.
Due to solid social and financial help packet, that provides through state grants program what mainly relieves student's life. University also awards sports scholarships.
Neapolis University Pafos (Το Πανεπιστήμιο Νεάπολις Πάφου) - (click here)
Neapolis University – university located in Pafos, Cyprus, and considered not so expensive. Oriented on international students, provide scholarships. Interestingly, among master's programs, you can learn there filmmaking – a great director from Los-Angeles has been invited to teach here.
It has a campus and dormitory, a good library, and comfortable payment by installments for students.
Cyprus International University (Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου) - (click here)
For its existence (from 1997), this Cyprus university deserved international confession for excellent teaching staff, a relatively small number of students in a group for every discipline, which allows achieving more "individual" education.
The price of education in this university varies from € 3 600 to €9 000, depending on the direction. Also, the university provides accommodation and food for individual payments—an excellent option.
It's useful to note that many graduates from local universities stay to live in Cyprus, getting a perfect employment chance.
What is required to apply to Cyprus universities?
For EU citizens in Cyprus, everything is simple – you need to provide your documents, school certificate and pass the entrance exam (again, in depending on the university (in some universities, there are not any entrance exams), pay students insurance (it is required as for EU citizens so as for citizens from other countries), fill out a particular form and apply documents for admission.
For students who are not EU citizens (including for citizens of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus) is foreseen other procedure during which they have to provide their school certificate, which officially translated into English and certified and pass a language test (IELTS, TOEFL). "Passing score" IELTS on bachelor's program – approximately 5.5, but it can vary depending on the same university. A foreign student must have a "student visa" (in Cyprus, it is called permission to living and education in the country) or another form of Residence permit in Cyprus (Pink Slip has a few forms), also student insurance.
These documents on Cyprus is giving a Department of Civil Registration and Migration. May be required documents confirming financial viability and an address, official letter of admission in Cyprus university, and medical insurance.
In Cyprus, you will get a high quality higher education, excellent terms for education and accommodation, tasty and healthy food, and the most important thing – opening career perspectives.