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Study in Cyprus
Study abroad in Cyprus, Cyprus is a country on the Mediterranean Islands and it is the Largest in the region, with a population of about 1.1million people, the major spoken language is Greek and it is a member state of the European Union. Although Greek is the most commonly spoken language, the majority of the young adults and teens speak English as lectures are being taught in English and Greek.
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.
Cost of Tuition in Cyprus
Estimated Undergraduate Tuition: Between €2800 – €7200.
Estimated Postgraduate Tuition: Between €5500 – €12800.
N.B: Scholarships are available for applicants who qualify. Scholarship ranges from 25%-75%
Imperial Educational Services is the Official Nigerian Study Abroad Representative to the University of Nicosia which is the largest independent institution of higher education in Cyprus.
Located in the nation’s capital, the University of Nicosia is a global educational centre with 20% of its 5,000 students coming from abroad, representing over 60 different countries in a multicultural learning environment that promotes friendship, cooperation and understanding.
With instruction in English and an emphasis on critical thinking and lifelong learning skills, the University of Nicosia’s diverse range of academic programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level prepare students for leadership roles in the private and public sectors.
The cost of living in Cyprus is seemingly average depending of and individuals preference. It is definitely more affordable to shop in markets as opposed to super markets where items are a bit more pricey. A meal in an average restaurant will cost between €6 – €15 depending on the meal.
1 liter of regular Milk costs about 1.55 €
A dozen of Eggs costs about 3.20 €
A Loaf of Fresh Bread (500g) cost about 1.80 €
1kg of Rice costs about 2.08 €
1kg of Potato costs about 0.86 €
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 €
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 5.00 €
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 0.73 €
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 13.66 €
Average Rent Per Month.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 350.00 €
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 300.00 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 500-550 €
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 400 -450€
WEATHER CONDITION IN CYPRUS:
Cyprus has the warmest climate (and warmest winters) in the Mediterranean part of the European Union. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night. Generally – summer’s/holiday season lasts about 8 months, begins in April with average temperatures of 21–23 °C (70–73 °F) during the day and 11–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night, ends in November with average temperatures of 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) during the day and 12–14 °C (54–57 °F) at night, although also in remaining 4 months temperatures sometimes exceeds 20 °C (68 °F)
QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN CYPRUS:
With a literacy rate of 97.6, you can ascertain that the educational levels in Cyprus is high up there. As most individuals above 25 years of age have either completed their higher education or have a post graduate degree.
The degrees obtained from the Republic of Cyprus are accredited worldwide as the education in Cyprus is registered under the Erasmus system. There is better mobility for students who attend private Universities and Institutions due to the various international partnerships with foreign education bodies and institutes, some governmental laws restrict students from public universities in a few cases. The opportunity to travel for summer exchange programs and also transfer of credits to other universities.
GENERAL SAFETY IN CYPRUS:
Cyprus is very safe for foreigners as there is an almost zero crime rate throughout the Island. Internationals take up almost 35% of the population in Cyprus as it is a major tourist attraction especially during the summer. This makes it safe as the locals are very familiar and friendly with foreigners.
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS IN CYPRUS:
About 95% of the population are orthodox Christians, however there is freedom of worship so individuals with different religious beliefs will also find their place of worship in Cyprus.
WORK AND STUDY OPPORTUNITIES:
International students are allowed to work in Cyprus for a period of 20hours a week after 6 months of arriving in Cyprus. Students must be enrolled in an institutions and must possess a pink slip in order to be allowed to work. Jobs like waiters, store attendants, hotel aids etc are mostly inherited by students.
- International Passport / Passport Authentication
- Passport Photographs (6)
- Sponsorship Letter (Notarized)
- Bank Statement (Minimum of Three Million Naira)
- Bank Reference Letter
- WAEC / NECO or any qualified high school certificate
- Birth Certificate
- Academic References (2)
- Medical Certificate
- Police Clearance
- Bachelors Certificate
- Bachelors Transcripts
- Masters Transcripts
- Masters Certificate
- Masters Portfolio