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Study in Cyprus: Tuition Fees, Cost of Living, Admission Requirements Plus List of Universities

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Cyprus is located in the south of Turkey on an island in the Mediterranean Sea just after Sardinia, it is also close to Sicily. Cyprus is the third largest 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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For international students, tuition fees differ 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/PhD postgraduate programs is between 2000 and 2500 Euros which depends on the course of study.


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.

Average the cost of living for international students is in-between €300-€650 monthly. Feeding is cheap, taxis charge fairly, and once you start acquainting with the locals you’ll barely pay a dime for the nightlife.

Since 1951the rail network in Cyprus has not been functioning, buses are fairly expensive but readily available. Though people prefer to use the 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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Average consumable goods prices from June 2016.


Two-bedroom house (furnished) £620

Two-bedroom house (Unfurnished) £570

Two-bedroom apartment (furnished) £590

Two-bedroom apartment (unfurnished) £550


Eggs (Dozen) £2.50

Milk per litre £1.30

Rice per kg £1.60

Bread £1.40

Chicken breast per kg £7.50

Restaurant Meals

Big Mac £6

Soda (330ml) £1.25

Cappuccino £2.90

Local beer £3

Household Utilities per month

Rate per mobile call £0.10

Uncapped internet £35

Basic household utilities £120


Gas £1.21

Taxi per km £1


The admission requirement for entry into an undergraduate programme of any study is a recognised High School Leaving Certificate. Some programmes 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:

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

Note: All courses are lectured in English.

For Undergraduate Studies

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Students must be in possession of secondary school leaving certificate in order to qualify for admission into the bachelor degree programme in Cyprus tertiary education institutions.

Documents Required

  • copy of 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 Master and PhD/Doctorate Studies

Students must hold a valid master’s degree for admission into the PhD programme and also an appropriate undergraduate degree for admission into the master degree.

Documents Required

  • 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 previous university.
  • 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 Procedure for Higher Education Institutions

Language Requirements- Students are required to have a valid level of knowledge in either English or Greek language or both depending on the language of the academic programme.

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Academic transcripts for masters & PhD students
  • 6 by 5(cm) passport-sized photographs (two).
  • Receipt of tuition payment.
  • Greek language knowledge certificate (if any).
  • A letter of Acceptance issued by the tertiary education institution.
  • Curriculum vitae which must include your name, phone contact details, educational backgrounds, level of professional experience (if any), academic honours, awards and research publications (if any), leisure activities or hobbies, also references should be included.
  • Collegeor school leaving certificate.
  • Signed letter of recommendation from two or more reputable people.
  • Financial stability evidence.
  • PhD programme master thesis.
  • 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 which will be done during the doctorate/PhD studies.


The academic year is divided into the Autumn Semester which runs from September to December, and the Spring Semester which lasts from January to April. Other university can have shorter sessions than this (autumn and spring semesters). New students can join either in the autumn or the spring semester to study regular or English language preparatory courses.

Application and documentation is scrutinized and if the student is found eligible for admittance into the study programme, a conditional offer letter is issued. Students who receive the offer letter are required to pay the required tuition fee to the relevant tertiary education institution/university.

Admission criteria vary depending on specific higher education institution requirements. Contact the respective tertiary education institution to know more about the application procedure.

After a student has accepted the final acceptance letter, he or she will be required to pay the tuition fees which would enable them get a visa from the nearest Cyprus embassy.

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List of Universities in Cyprus

  1. University of Cyprus
  2. Cyprus University of Technology Limassol
  3. Cyprus Science University
  4. Open University of Cyprus
  5. European University Cyprus
  6. Eastern Mediterranean University
  7. Near East University
  8. Neapolis University Paphos
  9. Frederick University
  10. University of Nicosia
  11. Girne American University
  12. European University of Lefke
  13. Cyprus International University
  14. University of Kyrenia
  15. British University of Nicosia
  16. University of Mediterranean



For more inquiries about admissions and visas to study abroad, send an email or call: +2347037293057, 08125835476

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  1. Hello,

    Can you enlighten us further on benefits of studying in Cyprus than in other countries. especially for MS.c in Engineering.


  2. Evening, my name is kelvin and I would like to have my Masters in biotechnology in this great university. Please I would like to know the tution fee and the next admission schedule. Thanks

  3. Good day. I have a bsc in pharmacology. I want to study medicine. Is there any leverage for me ? Will it still be six years ? If not,how many years? And please could you recommend really affordable universities amongst all the medical universities I’m Cyprus. Thank you as I look forward to your reply.

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