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They are the biggest group promoting Cyprus Higher Education Abroad. The Managing Director of the Group Mr. Michalis Psaltis has served Cyprus High Commission in New Delhi as Visa Officer for several years. So students can be confident enough to get the best and genuine advice on education and Visa formalities.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, situated 60km south of Turkey and 300km north of Egypt. 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.
The international dimension of education is important in Cyprus where international students receive a quality education in a safe, friendly environment at an affordable cost. They, in turn, enrich the educational experience of our own students and bring an international dimension to our culture. Lifelong friendships and networks are formed between Cypriot and overseas students which later enhance the cultural and trade relationships between our countries. Cyprus can offer Higher Education of high quality standards and is able to facilitate students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in a contemporary global marketplace. 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 ten years.
Method to Get Admission in Cyprus Universities
Every applicants who are intending to study in Cyprus must have completed a secondary level education or the equivalent of twelve years of schooling to get admission in the universities of Cyprus for 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 1 month. Therefore, students are requested to apply 2-3 months prior to the date of enrollment for study.
In person to the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy or High Commission).
- Passport with at least 1 year validity
- Photocopy of Passport
- One completed application form.
- 4 Passport sized photographs
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover duration of stay.
- Attested original academic certificates
- Certificate of Good conduct from police department in Applicant’s home country or country of residence issued not before 6 months
- Financial documents to show; students can meet all thecosts of living and fees while studying in Cyprus
- 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
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.
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.
The Office of Student Affairs can assist and direct students who need to purchase or rent furniture for their new house.
Universities in Cyprus offers some of best courses in Management and Tourism.Contact Student Visa Expert for further details. If you’ve already decided on an institution contact Student Visa Expert to find out about the application process and visa requirements. If you haven’t decided yet, let our Student Councilors help you in selecting a course, enrolling to study in Cyprus, visa application guidance and much more till your arrival in Cyprus.