Choosing a quality tertiary education for your children may mean having to look overseas – and Cyprus has been ranked fourth out of 144 countries, for Higher Education and Training.
The Cypriot government is focused on establishing Cyprus as an international research and educational hub, shaped by European Higher Education guidelines, outlined by the Bologna Process (which ensures comparability in standards of education in European countries).
The system offers private and public institutions, at university and non-university level. The institutions attract more than 8000 foreign students a year, and Cyprus tertiary education graduates constitute 52.5% of school leavers, exceeding the EU average of 37.9%. While state education is free, with tuition in Greek, private institutions offer tuition in English and costs 40%-50% less than in the UK.
Cyprus Private Universities
University of Nicosia (UNIC)
University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan)
Cyprus Public Universities
The University of Cyprus
The Cyprus University of Technology
The Open University of Cyprus
Colleges and Technikons
Alongside universities, Cyprus also offers higher education by state and private institutions. State institutions include the Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus; Cyprus Forestry School; Tourist Guides School; Cyprus Police Academy; Mediterranean Institute of Management and private institutions include The School of Art and Design; Arte Music Academy; Cyprus School of Molecular Technology; Cyprus Hotel School; Institute of Marketing; and more.