The Republic of Cyprus is a member state of the European Union. Although it is situated in Asia, Cyprus is often associated with Europe because of the culture and history of the people. The capital of the Republic is Nicosia. Most of the population speaks Greek, and a minority is Turkish-speaking.
Well-known for its sunny beaches, luxurious hotels and impeccable tourism services, Cyprus has invested its riches in a high-quality European education system, with affordable university tuition costs and plenty of facilities and benefits.
The higher education institutions are well-funded and provide students with high-standard study halls, libraries, mess halls and student assistance offices, ready to handle the challenges that arise in an international campus.
Cyprus has an extensive system of secondary and higher education. However, the latter is particularly popular among foreigners. There are around 25, 000 students studying at the Cypriot universities and the foreigners make up at least one-third of them. Several international colleges and universities in Cyprus offer dual degree programs, fully accredited by the UK and USA partner universities.
There are several public and private universities in the country, offering study programmes in various fields, from business and medicine to computer science and tourism management.
Low crime rate and high standard of living makes Cyprus a preferred location for international students to study.