The Republic of Cyprus occupies the southern part of the island of Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. The island (and capital city Nicosia) is divided with Turkey to the north. Known for beaches, it also has a rugged interior with wine regions. Coastal Paphos is famed for its archaeological sites relating to the cult of Aphrodite, including ruins of palaces, tombs and mosaic-tiled villas.
Nobody really knows where or what it is
How many people do you know who have studied in Madrid? Beijing? London? Then ask yourself how many people you know who have studied in Cyprus. Probably none, right? It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience — you’ll have stories to tell for life.
The price of living in Cyprus is incredibly reasonable
Unless you’re heading to fine dining and scuba diving lessons on the regular — which you totally can do in Cyprus! — You’ll spend a lot less than you would have spent studying in a major European city.
It’s easy to eat cheaply, taxis charge fairly, and once you start getting to know the locals you’ll barely pay a dime for the nightlife. You literally have the world at your fingertips. Europe’s to the west, Asia’s to the east, and Africa’s to the south. During my time abroad, I travelled to all three continents — a trip to Israel, a trip to Egypt, and a trip through Europe during my spring break. Others in my program took individual trips to everywhere from Turkey to Malta. Even though we often booked flights last minute, they by no means broke the bank.
You’ll get to experience more of one country than you could anywhere else
Because Cyprus is so small (seriously, check it out on a map — you may have to squint), not only will you be able to experience all the touristy things, you’ll become very familiar with your surroundings and get to know the locals quickly. After a semester in Cyprus, it’ll really start to feel like your home away from home.
The weather is gorgeous year-round
I’m a California native and certified weather wimp; European winters would not have been my thing. Cyprus didn’t dip below 55 at any point during my stay, which suited me perfectly. My east coast friends were practically crying with joy because they could work on their tans in February.
There’s a reason Cyprus is a vacation destination
Its home to some amazing beaches, and there’s something magical about that Mediterranean water. Ocean swimming, jet-skiing, banana boating, cliff diving – there are lots of ways to play in the sea.
Public universities are founded as public corporate bodies to be academically autonomous governed by their Council and Senate. They are funded by the government, but they can raise money from other sources as well. All the public universities in Cyprus are dedicated to the excellence of teaching and research. Here is the list of public colleges and universities in Cyprus for international students:
Private universities are founded as private law organizations of speculative or non-speculative character, registered with the Ministry of Education. These private universities raise their funds from tuition fees. Here is the list of private colleges and universities in Cyprus for international students: