Cost of Studying and Living in Cyprus
Cyprus uses the Euro (EUR) as its currency.
Higher education institutions in Cyprus are able to determine their own tuition fees. More information about study costs can be found on each university page – links are towards the bottom of the page.
The average cost of a Bachelor degree sits around 3,400 to 8,000 Euro per year, depending on the university of choice. A Master’s degree usually costs between 5,000 and 10,000 Euro per year. Doctoral degrees and MBA’s are likely to be more expensive. Because Cyprus is a member of the EU, non-EU students will probably have to pay more than those who are also from countries within the EU.
Most of the bigger universities in Cyprus have their own dormitory accommodation. This usually comes at a reasonable cost, and is less than renting an apartment privately. If needs be, a lot of universities will help students to source affordable and safe accommodation.
Working whilst studying is a great way to cover your study and living costs. There are however regulations that restrict the amount of hours a non-resident can work. This means that you should not rely on working to pay your studying and living costs in Cyprus.
If you are an EU student looking to study in Cyprus, you will not need a visa. However, your institution may require you to provide several documents. For example a copy of your passport, proof of English proficiency and a completed application form. EU students must apply for a temporary residency permit from the Civil Registry and Migration Department.
If you are a non-EU student, you will require a student visa to study in Cyprus. To gain one of these, you need to be a full time student who is taking at least 12 credits a semester. Student visas can be issued either in the home country or Cyprus. This can be done by an Embassy, High Commission or Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus, or by the Migration Department.
For more information on visas needed to study in Cyprus, it is recommended that you visit:
Most courses delivered at public and private institutions in Cyprus are in English. This means that your level of English language needs to be of a certain standard. The standard of English will usually be listed as an entry requirement when applying.
If your English is not at the required standard, it is quite common for colleges and universities to offer pre-sessional English programmes. These allow prospective students to improve their language skills.
Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus, and is located towards the North of the country. In 2018, Nicosia was listed as the 32nd richest city in the world. It has garnered a reputation as the island’s financial capital, as well as its main international business centre. This makes it the perfect destination for international students!
It is home to 8 universities, as well as a wealth of cultural facilities such as museums, art galleries and theatres.