Cyprus is a country on the Mediterranean Islands and it is the Largest in the region, with a population of about 1.1million people, the major spoken language is Greek and it is a member state of the European Union. Although Greek is the most commonly spoken language, majority of the young adults and teens speak English as lectures are being taught in English and Greek.
The international dimension of education is important in Cyprus where international students receive quality education in a safe, friendly environment at an affordable cost. They, in turn, enrich the educational experience of our own students and bring an international dimension to our culture. Lifelong friendships and networks are formed between Cypriot and overseas students which later enhance the cultural and trade relationships between our countries. Cyprus can offer Higher Education of high quality standards and is able to facilitate students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work in a contemporary global marketplace. Pleasant Mediterranean climate and picturesque sandy beaches can only add to this once-in-a-lifetime experience of being a student in Cyprus.
Estimated Undergraduate Tuition: Between €2800 – €7200.
Estimated Postgraduate Tuition: Between €5500 – €12800.
N.B: Scholarships are available for applicants who qualify. Scholarship ranges from 25%-75%
Soft Tours Educational Services is the Official Nigerian Study Abroad Representative to the University of Nicosia which is the largest independent institution of higher education in Cyprus.
Located in the nation’s capital, the University of Nicosia is a global educational centre with 20% of its 5,000 students coming from abroad, representing over 60 different countries in a multicultural learning environment that promotes friendship, cooperation and understanding.
With instruction in English and an emphasis on critical thinking and lifelong learning skills, the University of Nicosia’s diverse range of academic programmes at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level prepare students for leadership roles in the private and public sectors.
Department of Architecture [ARC], University of Nicosia, Cyprus
With a literacy rate of 97.6, you can ascertain that the educational levels in Cyprus is high up there. As most individuals above 25 years of age have either completed their higher education or have a post graduate degree.
The degrees obtained from the Republic of Cyprus are accredited worldwide as the education in Cyprus is registered under the Erasmus system. There is better mobility for students who attend private Universities and Institutions due to the various international partnerships with foreign education bodies and institutes, some governmental laws restrict students from public universities in a few cases. The opportunity to travel for summer exchange programs and also transfer of credits to other universities.
Cyprus is very safe for foreigners as there is an almost zero crime rate throughout the Island. Internationals take up almost 35% of the population in Cyprus as it is a major tourist attraction especially during the summer. This makes it safe as the locals are very familiar and friendly with foreigners.
International students are allowed to work in Cyprus for a period of 20hours a week after 6 months of arriving in Cyprus. Students must be enrolled in an institutions and must possess a pink slip in order to be allowed to work. Jobs like waiters, store attendants, hotel aids etc are mostly inherited by students.