6 reasons why international students love to study in Cyprus
Earn While You Learn
Cyprus offers work opportunities to international students to earn enough for living expenses. There are many work opportunities in the hospitality and hotel sectors as these are the better-paid sectors. Students also get work opportunities in the finance and IT sectors during their studies. Moreover, Cyprus has low levels of taxation and slightly lower living costs. Students usually have twenty working hours per week. Students may earn at least 500 to 600 Euros per month.
Quality variety of courses
Cyprus universities offer a variety of majors and choices to choose from. Study anything from Engineering to Business and Social sciences. Further, Cyprus spends nearly 7% of its GDP on education, ranking fourth for government spending. With great emphasis on the quality of education, the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education actively works to improve quality assurance procedures both internally and externally and to enhance the overall competitiveness of higher education in Cyprus.
Home of Scholarships
In this challenging global market, there is a wide variety of scholarship opportunities in Cyprus accessible for international students. Most of the scholarships range between 25% to 100% scholarships towards the tuition fees
Known for sublime stretches of sand and dramatic cliffs, it is surprising that the region is filled with an array of natural wonders from beautiful beaches to glorious gorges. With 10,000 years of human civilization in its corner, Cyprus is a fascinating place to explore around your studies. In fact, the whole city of Paphos is a UNESCO world heritage site and countless of the world’s oldest items have been found around the island.
Cyprus is a country rich in history and culture, divided into two different parts - Asia and Europe and 80% of the population is bilingual (Greek & English)
Study in a Safe and Friendly Environment
The environment is safe and friendly. Compared to most parts of Europe, the crime rate in Cyprus is reasonably low. No wonder many tourists keep going there for holidays again and again.
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Swabra JaffarMiddle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, Cyprus
MA in Media and PR, Class of 2021
Ishita Jitesh ChavdaCyprus West University, Cyprus
Foundation in Science, Class of 2023
Imran IbrahimCyprus West University, Cyprus
Aerospace Engineering, Class of 2023
Have questions on studying in Cyprus?
Check out the list of questions students frequently ask
Do I have to speak Turkish or Greek?
No, almost all the courses on our platform are in English.
If you apply to a school that teaches in Turkish or Greek, you are expected to be proficient in Turkish. If the language of study is English, you’re not required to know Turkish or Greek however you are strongly encouraged to learn, to get the most out of your social and cultural experience.
What is the language of instruction in Universities in Cyprus?
The language of instruction at Universities in Cyprus is English – depending on the university you are applying to. In English teaching institutions, the Turkish/Greek language of study is optional – however, you are encouraged to learn the language to enhance your living experience.
Do I need a Visa?
As a Kenyan student, you don’t have to apply for a visa since the visa is issued within 2 weeks of arrival in Cyprus. Once a student accepts the offer letter, they will be required to get their academic documents certified by the ministry of education, foreign affairs, and the Turkish embassy. Once this is done, an ‘OK to board’ is sent by the university for the student to be allowed to travel to the country.
Can I work if I have a student visa?
Yes. Students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week and full-time during weekends and summer breaks.
Are Universities in Cyprus recognized internationally?
Craydel represents approved universities that have obtained their license from the Higher Education Ministry in Cyprus which is recognized by the EU and other parts of the law.
How much are living expenses in Cyprus?
Approximately Euro 4000 per year.