Cyprus spends 7% of it GDP on education which has lead to a booming education sector with its primary and secondary schools being offered in private and public institutions. Education has been made compulsory in Cyprus between the ages of 5 – 15. All state schools and universities are paid for by the government through taxes, and all Cypriots are eligible for free education.
To enter university students are required to have completed high school (secondary school) with a diploma to prove this completion however, most Cypriot universities require students to take a centralized university level entrance examination. The universities then base their admissions on the grades obtained from those entrance exams, not Secondary school grades.
Cypriot universities offer Bachelor (3-4 years to complete), masters (2-3 years to complete) and doctorate degrees (3-4 years to complete). The Cypriot government is currently investing heavily into its educational system at all levels, especially its tertiary level education, in hopes of creating a large educational and research hub.
General Tuition fees* (Yearly costs):
Cypriot students: paid for by the government
EU students: 2500 – 7000 Euros (undergraduate), 7500- 15000 Euros (Masters Degree programs)
Non EU students: 2500 – 7000 Euros (undergraduate), 7500- 15000 Euros (Masters Degree programs)
*(Fees depend on the university and programs taken)