Study in Cyprus: Housing & Living Costs

One of the most important factors to consider when studying abroad will be your budget. Housing costs will vary depending on if you choose to stay in university or private accommodations in Cyprus. Students can choose between private and public dormitories inside the university, or renting a house outside the university. Although renting a house is usually cheaper than renting a dormitory, experience has shown that renting a house is not recommended due to a number of problems such as: high cost of electricity, high cost of water, cooling and heating problems, and less security than the dormitory. Therefore, a student dormitory is the most suitable option for accommodation.

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Some average living costs throughout Cyprus are:






€3 - 4

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Monthly rent

€400 - 600

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On average, students should expect to spend somewhere between €80-90 a month before rent. Housing in a student dormitory will typically cost an additional €400 - 600 if you plan to study in a city. Keep in mind that Cyprus has specific rules and regulations when it comes to working on a student permit. Undergraduate students are permitted to work for ten hours per week during the semester and thirty-eight hours during vacation periods. Whereas, postgraduate and doctorate students can work for twenty hours per week. 

Study in Cyprus - Overview

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

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Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Cyprus? Cyprus is a popular destination for a variety of students, given its diverse programs, free education and its culture and history. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Cyprus!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Last update: 29 Jun 2021


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