"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind
with an open one" -
Admission Information for Non-EU
Cyprus Government Scholarships -
Government of the Republic of Cyprus provides each
year a number of scholarships to students wishing to
attend the MBA program. As from 1994 the Government
of the Republic of Cyprus has launched the Technical
and Development Assistance Scheme, within the
framework of which the Cyprus Government provides
each year a number of scholarships of short and long
duration for participation in educational courses
organized by Academic Institutions in Cyprus, as
part of its Official Development Assistance (ODA)
strategy. All the scholarships are provided
officially on a bilateral basis (from Government to
Government) and are announced through the diplomatic
List of scholarship recipient countries for
the academic year 2010-2011 : Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Bangladesh, Bosnia Ė Herzegovina, Gambia, Georgia,
Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova,
Pakistan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
All the countries in the above list are included in
the OECD DAC List of ODA recipients (thus addressing
the need to direct resources to developing
countries). The list is subject to change on a
yearly basis. All fields of study are areas in which
Cyprus has accumulated expertise (like Tourism,
Services, Management, Forestry etc.).
Student Visa / Immigration Requirements for Non EU
students - All international
students need an entry visa to Cyprus. For certain
nationalities, student visas are issued in Cyprus
whereas for others, they will need to apply for
a student visa from the Cyprus Embassy / Consulate
in the studentís country of citizenship.
International students will have to satisfy the
following visa/immigration requirements:
Original Bank Letter of Financial Support. (In
International students must submit an official
bank statement of financial support indicating
that their sponsor (father or mother) has the
ability to finance their studies and living
expenses at a University/College in Cyprus
An Original Letter of Good Conduct from Police
Authorities. (In English)
International students must submit an official
letter of good conduct from local police
authorities in their country of residence
indicating clear criminal record.
Copy of a valid passport.
Two Passport size photographs.
Students who originate from Central and South
Africa must also submit health certificates for
the Aids virus, hepatitis ĎBí and syphilis.
International student who has been accepted at a
University/College in Cyprus will need an entry visa
to Cyprus. The University will handle all required
paperwork for the issuance of a student visa
provided the items listed above reach us at least
one month prior to the beginning of courses;
otherwise, we cannot guarantee the issuance of a
student visa, and therefore, entry into Cyprus. We
will fax a copy of the visa to the student as soon
as it has been issued. International students from
China, India, Iran, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh,
Cameroon, Nigeria, and Syria will need to apply for
a student visa from the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate
from their country of origin.
Students will be given a Temporary Student Visa at
Larnaca Airport. A Permanent Student Visa will be
issued after students arrive at the
University/College and complete all necessary
admission, registration and payment requirements.
Furthermore, international students holding a
student visa must be enrolled for full-time study
(minimum three courses per semester).
Arrival Check List - When
entering Cyprus all international students should
also have the following with them and must be
prepared to show them at Larnaca Airport:
in hand of at least Ä1,600.
receipts indicating payment to the
of acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions.
ticket to country of origin.
copy of the student visa
University / College admission requirements for
Bachelorís Degree - International
students will need to submit the documents/payments
listed below at least one and a half months prior to
the beginning of the semester in order to be
admitted to the university and comply with
completed application form
attested copy of High School Leaving Certificate
and mark sheet (in English) attested by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and High Commission of
Cyprus in each country.
attested copy of valid passport. The passport
should have a minimum validity of two (2) years.
attested letter of good conduct (in English), from
the police authorities in the studentís country of
citizenship, indicating clear criminal record. The
letter of good conduct is valid for no more than
six (6) months.
Attested Health Certificates (in English) for HIV,
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis and Chest
X-ray. The health certificates are valid for no
more than three (3) months.
attested bank letter (in English) confirming that
the student or sponsor (mother or father) has
sufficient funds to finance the studentís fees and
living expenses in Cyprus. An original bank
verification (in English) that the student has
secured a personal bank loan will also be
accepted, provided that the bank verification is
issued under the studentís name. The bank letter
is valid for no more than six (6) months. The
letter should be attested by Notary Public and
then by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the
High Commission of Cyprus in each country.
passport size photographs.
Immigration Application fee
International Student Guarantee fee
University / College admission requirements for
Masterís Degree - Application for
Admission to a Graduate Degree program must submit
1. A completed application form.
Official transcripts of all previous university work
and copy of bachelor's degree. Applicants must
submit official or certified transcripts of courses
completed and an attested copy of their Bachelor's
degree from awarding institution or Ministry of
Education together with the application. Students
must submit official syllabi or certified
translations if their records are in a language
other than English.
Specific Admission Requirements for the Master in
Business Administration (MBA) -
Applicants to the MBA program are required to hold a
Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from a
recognized institution. Alternatively, applicants
may possess a professional qualification (or a
combination of qualifications) officially recognized
as being equivalent to a Bachelor's degree. An
undergraduate business degree is not a requirement
for admission to the MBA program. Qualified students
from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit
4. Evidence of knowledge of English. Applicants must
submit proof of English proficiency. This must
consist of at least one of the following:
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
examination with a score of 550 (paper-based
total) or above, 213 (computer-based total)
IELTS with a score of 6.5 or English GCSE O'Level
with "C" or above.
Proof that undergraduate instruction and
coursework has been done in English.
In some cases if the above requirements cannot be
met, a student may be required to take the English
Placement Test of the University
5. Letters of recommendation. Applicants must submit
two letters of recommendation for which sheets are
provided by the Office of Admissions. At least one
should be from a current lecturer or employer (in
the case of employed students).
MBA Foundation Courses maybe required from students
who lack a business background i.e. non business
degree holders, or students with less than 3 years
of work experience at a managerial position.
Students must have completed the MBA Foundation
Courses or their equivalent at an accredited
institution. Evaluation of applicant's academic
record will be processed by the Admissions Office in
cooperation with the MBA faculty, and any exceptions
must be approved by the MBA Program Director. A
student may begin undertaking MBA Core Courses upon
completion of the pertinent foundation course.
Credits earned with MBA Foundation Courses do not
count towards the required coursework for the
completion of the MBA program.
Personal / living expenses / Accommodation for two
Accommodation in the university campus ranges from
Ä265-Ä300 per student per month, depending on the
housing unit you choose.
has it's own living and dining area, kitchen and
bedroom and it
is fully furnished with single
beds, side tables, desks, wardrobes, armchairs,
dining tables, and chairs. The kitchen is equipped
with a cooker, oven, and refrigerator.
Accommodation outside university campus starts
In case you choose
to live off campus we can assist you (free of
charge) find the ideal accommodation that meet
Meals around Ä2000
Books and supplies approximately
Books are not mandatory for all classes. There is
a Copy Centre in the university where you can copy
only the chapters you need. They have a book
available for every class for students to make
Why study in Cyprus
Affordable Cost of Living -
Cyprus has a very high standard of living, but it is
still relatively inexpensive to live and study in
Cyprus. The cost of living in Cyprus compares very
favorably to other European countries. Many
significant student expenses such as accommodation
cost are much lower in Cyprus than in other European
Wide Selection of Programs of
Partnerships with European,
British and American Universities
Degrees accredited by UK and US
High Quality Education at
Excellent Facilities -
Universities in Cyprus have large campuses with
cutting-edge facilities including a computer center,
library, residence hall, conference halls,
engineering labs, cafeteria/restaurant, gymnastic
center, amphitheater classrooms, open amphitheater,
cultural center, indoor athletic center and many
A truly International Student
Body - International students from countries such as
Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Morocco,
Poland, Romania, Spain, Mexico, Mongolia, UAE, Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran, India, Nepal, China,
Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh and many others.
Exciting Student Life - Social
and cultural activities, festivals, dances, parties
and music performances are an integral part of
student life. Participation in the various students
clubs and events makes academic life more enjoyable
and results in lifetime friendships