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How to study in Cyprus?

Receive education in Cyprus and learn not only possible, but can be fun and easy to learn. Education in Cyprus has some significant advantages and benefits as when selecting the geographical location and the very institution itself.


Most colleges study begins in late September - early October, but students need to register for two or three weeks before the start of classes, especially for newcomers. Although come to study in the autumn and do not necessarily - in most Cypriot universities can start training at any semester during the year which is usually three. Still, the college - it is usually private business, which should offer customers a comfortable condition. In this connection it should be noted that due to the number and variety of services is important not only choose an educational institution, but also the training program. Colleges often slow to open new programs have not yet passed the state accreditation, but it may take longer than the course.

Cyprus training itself has its own characteristics. For example, if the program is based on the American system (which is in most cases), then the student can vary the load and time of day on your own. This is especially useful for Cypriot students because they can learn a little, working in parallel, or even taking a sabbatical for a semester, and then free to continue their studies. Training costs in this case are less onerous (payment depends on the number of courses taken, ie subjects), and the state may even subsidize part of the cost. By the way, the cost of education is gradually increasing every year, but the amount is quite comparable with the annual inflation. For foreign students a bit more complicated. On the Cyprus immigration law they have no right to work, and must learn constantly with a minimum permitted load for the semester, and the training for them usually costs a little more. In case, if the institution is more conservative and focused on European educational system, the program and the fixed payment, a semester, a year or even for the entire period of study. A substantial part of the cost of textbooks can make, especially if you buy them for each subject (which hints and often insists the program). In fact, given that one textbook costs about 30-40 euros, and most of them after passing the exam are unclaimed, it is wiser to buy 2-3 major textbook in the specialty, which will be useful in the future, but for most courses use lectures and material library . Tests like those do not happen, instead of them practice tests in class, independent work and group projects. But take exams for each course (subject) is usually two, in the middle and at the end of the semester. Of these, the first is simpler and is essentially a set-off in the form of the exam. Sometimes it is replaced by individual tasks, for example - defense group project. General content of each item and a list of requirements for its successful completion often look intimidating, but really easy to learn. The main thing - to attend lectures and take time job. Well, prepare for exams, of course.

All educational institutions pay considerable attention to ensuring students residence. And this applies not only to foreign students: many Cypriots prefer the period of study to rent an apartment near the college, especially if they come from another city. Large institutions such as Intercollege or Cyprus College, have their dorm room which is relatively inexpensive (up 200 euros per month), if the room for two. Hostel in the first place should be provided with newcomers and "old", has already been mastered, students can find suitable accommodation for themselves. In reality, there is usually based on the principle "who was the first - is right", otherwise college can stay with half-empty hostel that is unprofitable. Foreign students with limited financial means, colleges help to find houses and apartments with living together four or more people. Colleges without their own dormitories also arrange for their students to the apartment.

To make learning enjoyable and memorable students, much is being done to organize their free time. Computer lab with free internet, business trips on trips, movies thematic views, festive evening with performances by students and other activities. As a rule, there are free clubs and student societies of interest, a list of which in large colleges can be quite impressive. For example, in the already mentioned Cyprus College and Intercollege has dance clubs, music and photographic clubs, diverse business community and many others, plus produced their own newspapers and magazines with students.

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