Study in Cyprus

Europe’s southernmost country, Cyprus is beautiful, sunny and well-known for its long summers and sandy beaches. The former British colony, Cyprus retains something of an English feel, with all its universities offering courses in English. Its higher education sector attracts around 10,000 international students, with institutions charging fairly modest tuition fees. Public universities tend to charge less, but are fewer in number than private institutions.

The Mediterranean island nation is located south of Turkey and south west of Greece. Nicosia, the capital and most populated city, combines old and new and Christianity and Islam, perhaps epitomised by the Selimiye Mosque, a mixture of the two.

A number of its cities enjoy a buzzing nightlife. Those looking to escape the city, though, can look to its hillside trails and historic ruins, while the Troodos Mountains in the centre of the island include peaks just short of 2,000m.

Famous Cypriots include the actor Zeki Alasya and the singer Marlen Aggelidou.

If you want to study in Cyprus, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Cyprus has 2 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Cyprus is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Cyprus below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Cyprus’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Cyprus is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Cyprus

University Rank*
University of Cyprus 351-400th
Cyprus University of Technology 401-500th

Statistics about Cyprus

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 15.54%
  • Of which, on higher education 20.45%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 53.1%
  • Population 1,165,300
  • Unemployment 15.6%
  • Annual GDP 1.59%
Data source: The World Bank