STUDY IN CYPRUS: TUITION FEES, COST OF LIVING, LIST OF UNIVERSITIES, ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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Universities in Cyprus and their tuition fee
Study in Cyprus

Cyprus also called “The republic of Cyprus” is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean located in the south of Turkey just after Sardinia, it is also close to Sicily.

Cyprus is the third largest but the most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is geographically located in Asia but it is politically a European country and also a member of the EU.

Universities in Cyprus have extremely low and affordable tuition fees. More than 63,000 university students from over 131 different countries are currently enrolled in twelve major universities in Cyprus.

If you desire education with nice and conducive environment where you can also meet different people from different culture, then you should consider studying in Cyprus.

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COST OF STUDYING IN CYPRUS

Cost of living to study in Cyprus
Cost of living in Cyprus

It is highly recommended that you have an idea of how things are in Cyprus before thinking of living over there.

However, the below are just the estimated values from random data, hence, you are required to make a further inquiry regarding the cost of studying in Cyprus yourself.

For international students, tuition fees vary depending on both the degree type (e.g. Bachelor and Masters).

The tuition fee for international bachelor undergraduate students is below 3500Euros per annum except when the course of study is Pharmacy, which the annual cost is about 7000 Euros.

The tuition fee of the Masters/Ph.D. postgraduate programs are between 2000 and 2500 Euros which also depend on the course of study.

COST OF LIVING IN CYPRUS

Note that all the following are just estimated values unless you’re on a tour to visit the beaches or to take scuba diving lessons complimented with the great meals prepared for tourists interested in the aquatic life, you’ll spend a lot less than you would have spent studying in most cities in Europe here in Cyprus.

On average, the cost of living for international students is around €300-€650 monthly. Feeding is relatively very cheap, taxis charge fairly a stipend, and once you start getting acquainted with the locals you’ll barely pay a dime for the nightlife.

Although the rail network in Cyprus has not been functioning, buses are fairly expensive but readily available.

Though people prefer to use taxis because reliable routes can be limited, in Cyprus, groceries are cheaper when compared to their cost in the United Kingdom, especially when it involves meat and fresh fruits, restaurant meals are generally cheaper as well.

Prices of things vary and this depends mostly on the producer or the suppliers.

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COST OF COMMON COMMODITIES IN CYPRUS

Food  
  Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district €13
  Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) €7
  500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast €4.17
  1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk €1.35
  12 eggs, large €3.58
  1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes €1.78
  500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese €5.74
  1 kg (2 lb.) of apples €1.67
  1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes €0.98
  0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket €1.28
  1 bottle of red table wine, good quality €7
  2 liters of coca-cola €1.86
  Bread for 2 people for 1 day €1.33
Housing  
  Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area €1,000
  Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area €719
  Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 2 people in an 85m2 flat €160
  Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in an expensive area €594
  Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in a normal area €439
  Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas …) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio €97
  Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) €27
  40” flat screen tv €343
  Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) €147
  Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) €7
  Hourly rate for cleaning help €6
 
Clothes  
  1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) €92
  1 summer dress in a high street store (Zara, h&m, or similar retailers) €33
  1 pair of sports shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) €110
  1 pair of men’s leather business shoes €105
Transportation  
  Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new €15,819
  1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas €1.22
  Monthly ticket public transport €48
Personal Care  
  Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) €3.89
  1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) €15
  Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) €48
  1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, …) €5.03
  Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) €3.53
  Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) €3.98
  4 rolls of toilet paper €2.38
  Tube of toothpaste €1.78
  Standard men’s haircut in ex-pat area of the city €12
Entertainment  
  Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub €38
  2 tickets to the movies €18
  2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) €64
  Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the ex-pat area including appetizers, main course, wine, and dessert €59
  1 cocktail drink in downtown club €8
  Cappuccino in ex-pat area of the city €2.96
  1 beer in neighborhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) €3.04
  Ipad wi-fi 128Gb €490
  1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) €0.45
  1 month of gym membership in the business district €60
  1 package of Marlboro cigarettes
Cost of living in Cyprus

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS/GUIDELINES TO STUDY IN CYPRUS

The general requirement to study in any higher institution of any international community is the high-School leaving certificates e.g. WAEC/NECO.

However, this often differs depending on the kind of institution/program.

Some may have additional requirements, the applicant must submit a certified copy of Higher Secondary School Certificate or the equivalent, demonstrating that he/she has suitably graduated from secondary school, and must arrange for other significant certified documents, such as:

  • General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSE)
  • Secondary Education Certificate
  • Senior School Certificate
  • WASSCE
  • JAMB
  • SAT
  • WAEC
  • NECO
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate
  • Higher Secondary Certificate
  • Matriculation Examination Certificate
  • Upper Secondary
  • Secondary School
  • High School or Senior High School Leaving Certificate

LIST OF UNIVERSITIES IN CYPRUS AND THEIR TUITION FEES

S/N Name Location Type Tuition fee
1 Cyprus West University Famagusta Private $2400
2 UCLan Cyprus Larnaka Private 9,000GBP
3 University of Cyprus Nicosia National 3500€
4 Eastern Mediterranean University Famagusta State-trust-run 4300-10,400$
5 Cyprus University of Technology Limassol National 3500€
6 Open University of Cyprus Nicosia National 491-947 USD
7 European University Cyprus Nicosia Private 6024€
8 Frederick University Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca Private 5850€
9 University of Nicosia Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca Private 8280-8430€
10 European University of Lefke Lefka State 2800-4200€
11 Neapolis University Paphos Paphos Private 488-966 USD/ month
12 American University of Cyprus Nicosia Private 3000€
13 Cyprus International University Nicosia Private 3000€
15 Near East University Nicosia Private 5600-12,600€/annum
16 Girne American University Kyrenia Private 2750-5500€
17 University of Kyrenia Kyrenia Private 11500€
18 Cyprus Science University Kyrenia Private 3000-9000 USD/annum
19 University of Mediterranean Karpasia Karpasia
List of universities in Cyprus

FOR UNDERGRADUATES STUDENTS

Students must have a secondary school leaving certificate in order to qualify for admission into the bachelor’s degree program in Cyprus tertiary education institutions.

Documents Required

  • A copy of your secondary School Certificate (scanned)
  • copy international travel passport (scanned)
  • A copy of proof of English Proficiency if any
  • Full Transcript for transfer students
  • passport-sized photograph (one)

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FOR MASTERS AND PHD./DOCTORATE STUDIES

Doctorate students in Cyprus
Doctorate students in Cyprus

Generally, students/applicants must hold a valid master’s degree for admission into the Ph.D. program and also an appropriate undergraduate degree for admission into the master’s degree.

Documents Required

Note that these documents might have changed over time, therefore students are strongly advised to make further enquiries to the respective institutions before applying.

  • Copies of diplomas received from a tertiary institution or university (scanned)
  • Graduate Program English Language Requirement (optional)
  • An official transcript of all university-level courses taken in the previous universities.
  • 6 by 5(cm) passport-sized photographs (two).
  • Documentation of scores received for English and academic proficiency exams/tests. (if available)
  • Photocopy of the student’s international travel passport

APPLICATION GUIDELINES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

The general required is the Language: All applicants must have a good/little knowledge of English language or Greek. And should be able to speak and understand one of them or both

  • Medical examination report which includes TB, X-Ray, and Hepatitis B, etc. Also, international students are required to tender a medical examination certificate or report of fitness to the tertiary education institution of interest.
  • A brief not which includes the students’ goals and interests based on research or academic career.
  • A research project proposal will be done during the doctorate/Ph.D. studies.
  • A letter of Acceptance issued by the tertiary education institution.
  • Curriculum vitals which must include your name, phone contact details, educational backgrounds, level of professional experience (if any), academic honors, awards and research publications (if any), leisure activities or hobbies, also references should be included.
  • College or school leaving certificate.
  • A signed letter of recommendation from two or more reputable people.
  • Financial stability evidence.
  • Ph.D. program master thesis
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Academic transcripts for masters & Ph.D. students
  • 6 by 5(cm) passport-sized photographs (two).
  • Receipt of tuition payment.
  • Greek language knowledge certificate (if any).

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