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International Admissions

The following documents are required by all Non-European Union students:

Admissions Requirements for International students

Completed and signed application form, including rules and regulations of the College, by the new student. Receipt of payment of fees including the non-refundable application fee and immigration fee of 165€ collectively.
An English translated School Leaving Certificate/Diploma, or Equivalent qualifications (GCE O’Levels and GCE A’Levels) and transcripts. Both must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Regular Admission*: Recognised high school leaving certificate with a minimum grade 12/20. Special Admission*: Recognised high school leaving certificate with a grade below 12/20 (registered with load limits). Transfer Admission* Based on a transfer evaluation by the Academic Committee and the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and Culture . *Special Requirements could be applied for specific agreements.
Non-European Union students must submit a passport copy with at least two year validity and attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (For Pakistan Notary Public only). and the Consulate of Cyprus in the country of origin.
Non-European Union students must submit a copy of a Character Certificate by the police attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Cyprus in the country of origin, confirming that the applicant has no criminal record. The validity of this certificate should not exceed six months and must be in English.
Non-European Union students must submit an English translated bank letter confirming that the student or the student’s guardian, sponsor, or parents have the ability to finance the applicant’s studies. This letter should clearly state the applicant’s name and his/her relationship with the sponsor. This must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Notary Public and the Cyprus Embassy or Consulate. The validity of this certificate should not exceed 6 months. The validity of this certificate should not exceed six months.
Non-European Union students must submit an English translated copy of a blood test and chest x-ray attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cyprus Embassy or Consulate. These tests should confirm that the applicant is not infected with: - HIV 1 & 2 = AIDS - Hepatitis B & C - VDRL = Syphilis - Tuberculosis The validity of these medical tests should not exceed four months.
Six recent passport-sized photographs.
* Please note, incomplete applications will not be processed by the Admissions Office and will not be sent to the Ministry of Education and Culture or the Migration Authorities.

International students who are not members of the European Union require a visa in order to study in Cyprus. For this reason, the educational organisation will forward the applications of international students first to the Ministry of Education and Culture for the academic evaluation and then to the Migration Authorities for visa approval.

Upon receipt of the necessary documents, the Admissions Office will consider the application, and if successful, a Certificate of Admission will be issued and mailed to the candidate. Then the applicant’s file will be sent to the Ministry of Education and Culture in order to check the authenticity of the applicant’s documents. If the ministry approves the documents, then the applicant’s file will be forwarded to the Migration Authorities for a visa approval.

Following the visa approval, the applicant must pay tuition and other fees, which is required by the Migration Authorities if the visa is to be issued. The two receipts, one from the bank of the applicant’s country where the tuition and other fees were deposited and the other from the college indicating that the money has been received MUST be shown to the official’s at Larnaca Airport upon the student’s arrival.

*In case the applicant’s visa is denied by the Cypriot authorities, the tuition fees will be refunded to the student.

 Useful Information

  • Countries that signed The Hague Convention can attest and submit all of the above documents with Apostille verification only.
  • Documents from China can be attested by the Ministry of Justice.
  • Medical certificates from Pakistan can be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, only if the examinations took place in a public hospital.

The Admissions Office will notify students when their entry visa has been approved and mailed to them.

NO STUDENT SHOULD TRAVEL TO CYPRUS WITHOUT A COPY OF HIS/HER ENTRY VISA

Upon Arrival in Cyprus

Accepted students must notify the Admissions Office as soon as they make their travel arrangements. The following documents must be presented to Immigration Officials at Larnaca Airport:

  • Copies or originals receipts of their tuition and other fees.
  • Cash and/or travelers cheques of a minimum 2000€.
  • All documents that where presented and certified by the visa officer at the time of the visa interview.
  • Certificate of Admission.

Please note that if a student fails to show these documents he/she will not be permitted to enter Cyprus upon arrival. At the airport all students will be given a temporary visa entry. Following the student’s registration at our institution this temporary visa will be converted into a student visa with a maximum one year validity and will be renewed annually for the duration of his/her studies. All students are obliged to pay for a local medical examination, mandatory insurance and a visa guarantee that will be refunded when the student leaves the country.