Study in South Cyprus
At the moment South Cyprus has a very manageable international population of approximately under 20 000 students, with the majority coming from Greece and the rest being from EU nations as well as other countries such as South Africa, Pakistan, India and Nigeria. The educational accreditation in South Cyprus are exceptional as universities are mandated to meet the European Accreditation standards and regulations.
As with all international tertiary institutions, universities on the Island offer similar time frames regarding the length of academic for istance 2 years for associate degrees, 3-4 years for undergraduate program (with option for summer school reduce timeline, while courses also differ depending on program requirements, internship etc.), 1-2 years for Masters programs and 3-4 years or Ph.D. programs
Note: the study timeframe ranges are largely dependent on ones’ type of program, course outline and requirements as well as the learner’s dedication and outcome objective.
Educational costs in South Cyprus are definitely to be considered as adorable and reasonable especially if one is to compare with the rest of Europe. On average the tuition or undergraduate programs ranges between 6500Euro to 12 500Euro per academic year although individual prices differ from university to university. (Click here to easily access specific university and program costs) Postgraduate programs cost 10 000 Euro – 13 000 Euro per academic year.
As with the rest of the island infrastructural advanced nature, the accommodation facilities offered to new students is top class, modern and certainly in a league of its own. Campus accommodation is categorized into a single, double triple and quadruple apartments. Living arrangements and prices are based on the individual needs of the student as universities offer a wide range of tailor-made apartments and rooms. Thus, prices can be approximated to 2.700 Euros – 4.200 Euros per academic year.
About South Cyprus
Cyprus officially referred to as the Republic of Cyprus or simply South Cyprus is an island country of the Eastern Mediterranean and is the third largest and populous among the Eastern Mediterranean Islands. Cyprus is located next to Greece and in the south of Turkey.
The Island of Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded the north in response to a military coup on the island which was backed by the Athens government and since then the island has been divided into two parts, South Cyprus and North Cyprus, with one politically affiliated to Greece and the other to Turkey respectively. In between the two parts of Cyprus (South Cyprus and North Cyprus) there is a United Nations Greenline which separates the Island.
South Cyprus has occupied predominantly by Greek Cypriots who make up Two-Third of the population and the rest being a mixture of internationals from different countries.
The advantages of studying in Cyprus is that it provides a safe, healthy and friendly environment for, especially international students to concentrate on their studies. Over the past couple of years, Cyprus has become a major international education center, attracting scholars and students from all corners of the world including but not limited to USA, Britain, Amsterdam, South Africa, China etc. The cultural diversity is a value proposition for students and it is complemented by the affordable standard of living and competitive ranked universities in comparison with other institutions within Europe.
About South Cyprus Economy
Cyprus was once considered one of the fastest growing economies within Europe 3 years after being hit by the devastating financial crisis. Since 2015 South Cyprus has been steadily growing to achieve an average growth rate of about 1.7% according to the Statistical Service and it is expected to grow even further within the coming years as proclaimed by the Cyprus government.
The nation now has a rather vibrant and sound economy which is mainly based on innovation and technology, infrastructural development, tourism, trade, manufacturing, education as well as oil and gas production. After the recent 2007-2008 global financial depression that did not spare the island either, the nation of South Cyprus has rapidly been able to transform its fortunes to be ranked amongst Europe’s most evolving economies.
The beautiful and majestic island of Southern Cyprus is an upcoming world-renowned education destination perfectly suited for any international Student. Southern Cyprus is has a firm all-round education, political and economic structure that is not only very lucrative but awarding for all international students looking for a gateway into mainstream Europe and of course the rest of the world.
The island has unique attributes which it holds dear to itself such as, a thoroughly rich culture and history, a reserved, warm and friendly population, and a nothing short of heavenly climate particularly in summer.
Additionally, there are work opportunities for those who have ample skills. Though the competition for high-end employment can be a challenge, most look favorable on students who are able to offer something unique and intriguing. Employers are always looking for the most modern new hire. Additionally, the cultural aspects of this region make it well worth investing time into as a student.
Why Study in South Cyprus
Affordable Tuition Fees
South Cyprus universities offer competitive tuition fees in comparison to other countries within Europe, however, the tuition fees vary per respective program of interest.
On average the international students pay around €3500 per business undergraduate degree per semester after the usual 50% scholarship offered to international students.
Please visit the RocApply find programs page to see all details regarding tuition fees per program for each university within the Island of South Cyprus.
Accommodation, especially for students, is one of the most important as well as sensitive aspects of studying in South Cyprus however, on-campus accommodation offered by respective universities is usually the most preferred medium, however, off-campus accommodation are available.
The price range for both Off and on Campus accommodation range from 200 to 400 per room.
Students are encouraged to secure accommodation before flying to South Cyprus for studies and the RocApply team will help.
The island is next to Greece and a stone through away from various other European countries, it is easily accessible with multiple airlines flying directly to different airports in the Island.
The Island is a major international education center, very much culturally diversified with students from all corners of the world including but not limited to (USA, Britain, Amsterdam, South Africa, China) students are easily able to blend in, integrate and network as well as settle in to their new academic home.
The Euro is the primary currency in the Island and a number of international banks are operational in the Island.
For everyone who has visited Cyprus, Turkey or Greece understands that the weather, especially in summer can be very much of a dream around those nations as supported by the number of tourists who flock to those particular destinations for summer holidays.
Studying and living in Cyprus offers an exciting opportunity to experience a beautiful sunny climate around the beaches, mountain tops, and forests.
The Island of South Cyprus has more of a subtropical climate, mild winters especially close to the coastline, very hot summers, however, the climate remains mostly moderate throughout the year.
Scholarships in South Cyprus
In most cases, international students in South Cyprus are offered a 50% scholarship by the universities, however, students who achieve or have achieved extraordinary academic qualification are subject to more scholarship opportunities.
Students who also maintain an impressive academic average during the course of their studies in South Cyprus are subject to a scholarship which is renewed on a semester basis on condition that the student manages to maintain that impressive average. The exact specific average to be maintained in order to secure the scholarship depends on respective universities, however, all the information is provided on the RocApply program page.
Consistently high achieving students are also eligible to several incentives such as stipend, work opportunities and university and government bursaries. Visit RocApply program page for specific detail regarding various incentives and requirements per university.
Universities in South Cyprus also offer students with incredible sports-related achievements scholarships, therefore, it is important to notify RocApply officials of your sporting achievements so that they may help you as a student to secure a scholarship.
South Cyprus Student Visa
Each and every student regardless of the nationality is required by the law in South Cyprus to have a valid student visa with him or her all the time while studying in South Cyprus. The visa is officially issued by the Migration Department of Cyprus. Students are eligible to apply for a Cyprus student visa soon after acquiring the acceptance letter and paying the respective tuition fees of the university.
It is possible to bring your family with you to South Cyprus for your studies, however, it should be your immediate family members such as spouse and kids. There is also a possibility for your friends and other family members to visit you during your studies in South Cyprus but they have to submit the student’s residence permit or student visa in order to obtain the visitor’s visa.
It is also possible to change or transfer to a different university while studying in South Cyprus but immigration offices have to be notified of the development and a new residence permit or student visa will be offered. Full-time international Students are expected to attend the majority of their classes without failure.
Roc Apply team expects students to apply for a student visa 3 months in advance to avoid any foreseeable complications, therefore, please contact [email protected] for more clarification and process explanation if needed.