Due to conflicts that arose from its independence from British rule in 1960 and both Turkish and Greek claim to the island, Cyprus is split into four areas: The republic of Cyprus which is the internationally recognized government of Cyprus (with a majority of the southern part of Cyprus), The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (only diplomatically recognized by the Turkish government) Covered the northern third of Cyprus. Between the two republics lies the United Nations Green line zone. Finally there are two British army bases that are under the sovereign rule of the British government.
Despite old conflicts, Cyprus is currently a safe country with no conflict between the Northern or Southern Republics.
International Students are covered by some form of medical insurance with their university that they are applying to, offering free medical in state hospitals. Please contact universities specifically for exact details. Students can hold their own private health insurance if they wish but medical insurance of some kind is compulsory to study in Cyprus.
Estimated living costs of international students: 250- 450 Euros /350- 600 USD (monthly)
Most of the programs offered in the universities in Cyprus are taught in either Greek or Turkish and students are often asked to have a knowledge of either one or both languages. However there is a rising amount of Fully English taught Courses offered by these universities.