Fees, funding and financial aid
Overall, university fees in Cyprus are lower than equivalent institutions in the EU and further afield. There are several funding options available, including scholarships and financial assistance programmes. There is a variety of scholarships available for both local and international students. Scholarships or financial aid packages are offered to refugees as well. These can be government or institution led.
Some institutions provide bursaries for international postgraduates, which are deducted from the total cost of tuition. Others, subsidise postgraduate students from abroad through assistantships. This involves helping with teaching, grading and lab supervision. Check individual universities’ sites for more information.
Government-funded scholarships, covering between 10% to 20% of fees, are available for international postgraduates who've displayed outstanding academic performance.
State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus
The State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus grants a number of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing their degree courses in any domestic or foreign universities. All scholarships are awarded for one year, and, in order to be eligible, applicants must obtain very good average yearly grade scores. For more information you can contact the State Scholarship Foundation of Cyprus at +357 22 456433.
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.
The Youth Board of Cyprus is the responsible National Agency for the Youth field and the non-formal learning part of Erasmus+. The Foundation for the Management of the European Lifelong Learning Programmes is responsible for the educational programmes in the fields of education and training.
Erasmus+ offers funding opportunities for:
Mobility of people from all fields to other participating countries in the programme, aiming at education, training, volunteering and youth exchange
Cooperation between institutions/organisations/youth centres and other relevant organisations from countries participating in the programme, aiming at innovation and the exchange of good practices
Actions aiming to support policy reform in the programme’s fields of interest
All the information for Erasmus+ is available at: www.erasmusplus.cy