Want To Study In Cyprus? These Are Seven Of The Best Schools

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Cyprus is a large island republic in the Mediterranean Sea, situated by the south of Turkey, Sicily and Sardinia on the Asian continent. It is a member of the European and Schengen region. Its climate is a Mediterranean temperate with characteristics of hot, humid summers and cool, wet winters and mountainous terrains. Its alluring environment consists of beautiful beaches, mountains, vineyards and small villages.

Cyprus has established a reputation for quality higher learning with an educational system which consists of some prestigious universities and institutions in Europe.

Higher education in Cyprus is provided by institutes, universities, academies and colleges. Educational programmes include Diploma, Bachelor, Masters, PhD degrees with disciplines in various fields of study. The academic year is usually composed of two semesters, beginning in September and ending in May. There are mid-term exams scheduled in October and March of the respective semesters and a final exam at the end of each semester. Note that students must be 25 at the start of their course to be eligible to apply for undergraduate admission, and 30 for postgraduate studies.

Some of the benefits for studying in Cyprus include;

  • High quality education
  • Professional and competent academic staff
  • Internationally accredited programs
  • Low cost of living ranging from $350 – $600 per month
  • Affordable tuition fees €3600 – €7000 per year

In order to attend a Cypriot university, college or institution as a Nigerian international student, you can apply to your desired institution via its official website during the admission application openings or by using certified admission agents. Admission eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Completed admission application forms downloaded from the schools’ website
  • Preliminary school certificates and grade sheets i.e. WAEC, GCE, NECO, etc.
  • University certificates and transcripts
  • Evidence of English proficiency
  • Passport photographs (3.5cm x 3.5cm)
  • Birth certificates
  • International passport
  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Hostel application form
  • University study application fee and the tuition fees of the first year of study (€2,500)

How to Process Your Cyprus University Application

To apply for admission into a Cyprus university, here’s a step by step guide;

  • Register online via the university’s application portal
  • Students must carry out legalization, authentication and attestation of school certificates at the Nigerian Immigration, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cyprus consulate in Lagos. This process takes a minimum of 2 weeks.
  • Upload your application forms, additional documents and certificates to the school’s website
  • After careful examination of your application and transcripts, if found eligible for admission, you’ll be issued a conditional admission offer letter
  • International Students are required to pay partial tuition fees of €2,500 either in cash or electronic bank transfer directly into the university account, after confirmation of tuition fees payment, the student will be issued a Final Acceptance Letter which would enable you apply for a study visa from the Turkish /Cyprus Embassy in Nigeria

Here are 7 of the best universities and institutes in Cyprus…

  1. University of Nicosia

University of Nicosia is a private university located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. University of Nicosia offers a wide range of academic programs including Bachelors (4 years), Masters, PhD Degrees and distance learning. The University of Nicosia consists of the following schools

  • School of Humanities
  • Social Sciences & Law
  • School of Business
  • School of Sciences & Engineering
  • School of Education
  • School of Medicine.
  1. University of Cyprus

This is a public university located in Nicosia, Cyprus. It consists of the following eight faculties, 30 departments and 10 research centres namely:

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • The Medicine School
  1. European University of Cyprus

EUC is one of the top leading universities in Cyprus, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees. EUC was established as Cyprus College. The university consists of six different schools such as;

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Arts and Education Sciences
  • School of Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Law
  1. Frederick University

This is a private university with two campuses in Nicosia and Limassol. The university operates nine Business Schools and technical institute such as:

  • School of Architecture, Fine and Applied Arts
  • School of Economic Sciences and Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  1. University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus

This is a public university in England with a satellite campus in Cyprus. It is the only British University operating in Cyprus, located in Larnaca, in the area of Pyla.

  1. Cyprus University of Technology

This is university offers degrees in undergraduate and post graduate levels that are not offered by other higher education institutions. It is located in Limassol, Cyprus. It consists of six faculties like Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management, Faculty of Management and Economics, Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Engineering and Technology and one Language Centre.

  1. Neapolis University

Neapolis University is located in the heart of the town of Paphos. It offers undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs in both Greek and English. Neapolis University consists of the following schools;

  • School of Economics and Business
  • School of Law and Social Sciences
  • School of Architecture, Land and Environmental Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • Theological Studies
  • Informatics

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