Study in Cyprus

CYPRUS

Cyprus is situated in the northeastern corner of the Mediterranean, at the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa. Since the dawn of history, Cyprus has been one of the most interesting areas of the region and has a rich and visible cultural history. Cyprus provides an ideal setting for higher learning; it is no wonder that it has become a major international education centre, attracting scholars and students from all over the region, fostering international understanding and peace. This cultural diversity makes it a forum for international understanding and peace. There are many reputed colleges there.
  • Full name: Cyprus

  • Population: 1.141 million (2013)

  • Capital Nicosia 

  • Largest city: Nicosia 

  • Area: 9,250 km²


Other Cities:
 
 Limassol, Strovolos, Nicosia

Climate:
 
Cyprus has a Subtropical climate - Mediterranean and Semi-arid type (in the north-eastern part of island) - according to Köppen climateclassification Signes Csa and BSh, with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers.

Multiculturalism:
 
Since 2002 organizes universal folklore festivals, where a lot of folklore groups from all over the word take part.
 Thereby, in Cyprus there are opportunities for participating in a folklore festival that aims at the contact of different cultures and traditions, tolerance, acceptance and the love for the civilization and the art independently its origin. You can learn more for those associations and participate in order to promote your own culture and learn for others
 
Language:

Turkish Greek

System:

Cyprus is situated in the northeastern corner of the Mediterranean, at the meeting point of Europe, Asia and Africa. Since the dawn of history, Cyprus has been one of the most interesting areas of the region and has a rich and visible cultural history. Cyprus provides an ideal setting for higher learning; it is no wonder that it has become a major international education centre, attracting scholars and students from all over the region, fostering international understanding and peace. This cultural diversity makes it a forum for international understanding and peace. There are many reputed colleges there.
 
Education:
 
Only accredited and nationally recognised distance learning programmes lead to an academic degree and are accepted as such at your future employer. For this reason, it is very important to inform yourself carefully about the recognition of your distance learning programme. First of all, your desired study programme has to be accredited by a recognised accreditation agency. This agency investigates if the different subjects are combined and coordinated in a meaningful and sensible way that ensures academic standards as well as practical relevance of the study programme. The national recognition is usually done by the Ministry of Education or a similar authority. Note that there can be differences between countries. In Germany for example, the 18 states (Bundesländer) are independently responsible for the recognition of universities and their study programmes. Besides the accreditation and the national recognition there are other quality labels and certificates that can give an indication about the quality of the education.
 
One of the most important reasons for distance learning is the higher flexibility compared to a conventional on-campus programme. This is why distance learning enables you to combine your career with pursuing a degree more easily. However, there are various differences regarding the flexibility depending on which university and which distance learning programme you choose. When deciding for a distance learning programme you should therefore carefully inform yourself in order to make the best decision for you
As studying besides your job can be quite demanding, you might want to consider reducing your working time from full-time to part-time. This gives you more time to focus on your studies but you have also to cope with a reduction of your income. In combination with high tuition fees, that can quickly lead to financial problems. Some distance learning institutions recognised this issue and offer suitable financing options. It is worth to take those into account when deciding for the right distance learning programme
 
The quality of personal assistance is a very important factor when choosing a distance learning programme and often decides about success or failure of your studies. Depending on your studies and the distance learning institution there can be major differences regarding the quality and kind of personal support provided. When can you reach the lecturers? Is it easy possible to arrange flexible personal appointments if needed? Is there personal support for the exercises and during the exam preparation? Are questions answered immediately or do you have to wait for an answer several days? All these factors have to fit your personal learning needs and preferences. Thereby, staying motivated is an important factor! If you are working full-time besides your studies, it is for example important that personal assistance is also offered in the evenings or at the weekend.
 
For distance learning education, the quality of the study material and the digital learning environment are even more important than for conventional studies. A motivating learning environment with diverse and interactive tasks, videos, quizzes etc. can improve your study success considerably. In order to stay in contact with your fellow students, many digital learning environments offer social platforms and a virtual campus that enable you to work together and support each other. Many distance learning institutions offer free test lectures. This can help you to get familiar with the different learning environments and to decide, which one fits best to your personal preferences.

Economy:

Cyprus is a small and adaptable free-market economy with a positive long-term outlook despite the current challenging environment. The island, strategically located at the crossroads of three continents, promotes itself as the business gateway between Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and leverages its highly educated, English-speaking population. Its EU and eurozone memberships, excellent information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and business friendly environment continue to attract international companies and investment – particularly in natural gas exploitation following the recent discovery of significant reserves in Cyprus’ waters.

Work rights during studies:

Students from third countries (outside the EU) are now allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic term period, and they are allowed to work full-time during the vacations.

Work rights for your spouse:

 Family members include a spouse; children aged fewer than 21, other dependents and spouse's dependents, and have the same rights as any other EU Citizen.