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Study in Cyprus - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Cyprus?

Studying in Cyprus offers a unique student experience, especially for Greek students, as they also offer courses in Greek. Cyprus has an ancient cultural heritage and one of the most organized educational systems that follow British standards and have excellent structures for student support.

Cyprus welcomes thousands of international students (approximately 25,000), due to the low tuition fees and the quality of the studies they offer. Safety and student life are among the top advantages of Cyprus, along with the most modern degrees and their connection to the labor market.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or postgraduate student in Cyprus is on average €700/month and their currency is the Euro (€).

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Bachelor’s in Cyprus

Bachelor’s programs in Cyprus include programs from all scientific disciplines and last from 3 years for simple bachelors to 6 for medical studies. At Brive you will find distance and on-campus studies in Cyprus, part-time and full-time studies. In short, the whole range of options in higher education!

Bachelor’s studies in Cyprus are ideal for Greeks, as young students will not have difficulty adapting to the new environment, since it is a country with a common language and a similar culture. Also, tuition fees are quite low compared to other European countries, which makes studying in Cyprus an excellent career investment.



Master’s in Cyprus

Master’s degrees in Cyprus are a magnet for thousands of international students every year, since they are famous for their prestige and their immediate absorption by the labor market. Study flexibility is a determining factor, and prospective students can find distance, part-time, or full-time master’s degrees in sought-after programs such as special education.

Another reason why master’s degrees in Cyprus are so popular is the fact that they are more economical studies abroad compared to other European master’s studies. Postgraduate students in Cyprus can support their studies with some work and gain practical experience in key areas of entrepreneurship.



Requirements for studying in Cyprus

The requirements for studying in Cyprus include English language certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL, a copy of passport or ID, a copy of the high school diploma for undergraduates and a copy of the diploma for postgraduates and a student visa for a residence permit in the country (not valid for students from the European Union) .

Individual documents, such as detailed score and personal statement may be requested in master’s programs in Cyprus, as in all master’s degree applications in the world.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad.



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships for studies in Cyprus

Financially weaker students can claim scholarships to study in Great Britain through the universities themselves, but also seek government scholarships or funding from related support organizations.

You can also look for scholarships in your country of origin, as for example in Greece, where many scholarships are given for studying abroad every year. Another way is to apply to study in Great Britain through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

Brive Scholarships


Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Cyprus?


The best cities to study in Cyprus are Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos and Paralimni.

What is the average cost of living for students in Cyprus?


The average accommodation expenses for students in Cyprus are from €400 to €600 for accommodation with roommates, with the total monthly expenses being around €700. Living in a private apartment can be very expensive, which varies by city, region and type of home.

In what languages are bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered in Cyprus?


The languages in which bachelor's and master's degrees are offered in Cyprus are English and Greek, with most universities offering programs in English.

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