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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.


In most colleges, studies start at the end of September or beginning of October, but students need to register two or three weeks before the start of the course, especially the newcomer. Although it is in the fall, and not necessarily, to enter the school in most of the Cypriot institutions of higher education, it is possible to start the training from any semester, which are usually three years old. After all, college is, as a rule, a private business, which should offer customers convenient conditions. In this regard, it should be noted that because of the number and variety of services offered, it is important not only the choice of the institution, but also the training programs. Often, colleges are in a hurry to open new programs that have not yet passed state accreditation, and it may take longer than the course itself.

The training itself in Cyprus has its own characteristics. For example, if the program is based on the American system (and this is in most cases), then the student can vary the load and time of day on his own. This is especially convenient for Cypriot students, as they can study little by little while working, or even take an academic leave for a full semester, and then freely continue their studies. The costs of training in this case are less burdensome (the payment depends on the number of courses taken, i.e. subjects), and the state can even subsidize part of the cost. By the way, the cost of training is gradually growing every year, but by an amount quite comparable to annual inflation. For foreign students everything is somewhat more complicated. According to Cypriot immigration laws, they are not entitled to work, and they must study constantly with the minimum permitted load per semester, and training for them usually costs a little more. In the case if the educational institution is more conservative and oriented towards the European educational system, then the program and payment are fixed, for a semester, a year or even for the entire period of study. Quite a large part of the cost can make up textbooks, especially if you buy them for each subject (as the program hints and often insists). In fact, considering that one textbook costs about 30-40 euros, and most of them after the exam are unclaimed, it is more reasonable to purchase 2-3 basic textbooks in the specialty that will be useful in the future, and for most courses use lecture material and a library . Testing as such does not happen, instead of them practice tests at lessons, independent tasks and group projects. But examinations for each taken course (subject) usually two, in the middle and at the end of the semester. Of these, the first is simpler and in fact is a test in the form of an exam. Sometimes it is replaced by separate tasks, for example - the protection of a group project. In general, the content of each subject and the list of requirements for its successful delivery often look awesome, but in fact it is not difficult to learn. The main thing is to attend lectures and submit assignments on time. Well, prepare for the exams, naturally.

All schools pay significant attention to providing students with a place to live. And this applies not only to foreign students: many Cypriots prefer to rent an apartment near the college for a study period, especially if they come from another city. Large establishments, such as Intercollege or Cyprus College, have their hostels, which are relatively inexpensive (up to 200 euro per month), if the rooms are for two. The hostel should first of all be provided to beginners, and the "old", already accustomed students can find suitable accommodation themselves. In reality, everything usually happens on the principle of "who is first - that's right", otherwise the college can stay with a half-empty hostel, which is unprofitable. To foreign students with limited financial means, colleges help to find houses and apartments with the cohabitation of four or more people. Colleges without their own hostels also arrange their students in the apartment.

To make learning students enjoyable and memorable, much is being done to organize their free time. Computer labs with free Internet, organization of trips on excursions, viewing of thematic movies, festive evenings with performances of students and other events. As a rule, there are free clubs and student interest societies, the list of which in large colleges can be quite impressive. For example, in the already mentioned Cyprus College and Intercollege there are dance clubs, music and photographic clubs, a variety of business societies and many others, plus own newspapers and magazines with the involvement of students.

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