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Study in Cyprus: Education in Cyprus

Jan 28, 2024
Paphos, Cyprus

The education system in Cyprus offers three degrees: bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Cyprus offers a wide-range of degree programs in numerous fields and disciplines. As an international student, you are welcome to complete all or part of your education in Cyprus. Like other countries, there are both public and private universities.

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The bachelor's degree in Cyprus is four years. To study at the undergraduate level, it is necessary to have a diploma along with transcripts. Students must pass at least 250 credits in this course. To study in Cyprus for a bachelor's degree, one must offer IELTS 5.5 or 6. Of course, studying in Cyprus is also possible without a language degree. In that case, the student's English level will be determined, through a language test, and depending on their level, an English language course will be held for him/her in Cyprus.

The Master's degree in Cyprus follows a two-year education system that consists of four semesters. People who want to study for a master's degree must have a bachelor's degree related to their field of study. To enter the universities of Cyprus as a postgraduate student you do not need to pass a special exam and admission is based on the student's academic record. Master's degree, as well as a doctorate degree in Cyprus, is in English, but an English language degree is not required. If you have an IELTS 6.5 degree or equivalent, you will not be required to take a language test. The list of master's degree programs at the University of Cyprus is so extensive that all applicants can study in a field of interest that matches their educational background.

Studying for a doctorate in Cyprus is often done through research, and like the world standard system, it consists of eight courses and a dissertation. Therefore, it takes three to five years to complete a doctorate at a Cyprus university. In order to study for a doctorate, it is necessary for an applicant to provide the necessary documents, including a master's degree.

Another reason to study in Cyprus, is to pursue business studies. An MBA in Cyprus is highly sought after, as Cyprus is a promising financial power in the Mediterranean region, with strong business bonds to the Arab World and the Far East. 

Study in Cyprus - Overview

Over 21,000 international students choose Cyprus as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Cyprus to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Cyprus.

Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Cyprus may vary. Both international and domestic students are expected to pay tuition fees in Cyprus. To cover the rest of the costs, there’s plenty of scholarship opportunities available.

Language & Culture

Cyprus is a country rich in history and culture, divided into two different parts. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more!

Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Cyprus, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.


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