Access to public education
There is a limited number of places for overseas students who wish to study at the University of Cyprus or at the public schools of higher education. The applicant must be competent in the language in which the relevant course is taught (see below). Additional entrance criteria may be set by the institution or department responsible for the programs in the case of international students.
Access to private education
All applicants must have completed a six-year secondary (high) school education or
the equivalent to be considered for admission. Since the language of instruction is English, proof of proficiency in the English language is also a requirement for admission.
The official languages of public universities are Greek and Turkish and international students are required to have a good knowledge of one of these languages. There are some departments and public higher education institutions in which the language of instruction is English, for which proof of competence is required. All private schools of tertiary education are English- speaking and require proof of proficiency in English. Some of their programs use the Greek language, in which case competence in Greek is necessary.