Cyprus has many high quality private colleges, as well as Government Training Institutes and universities. Currently there are 41 Government Training Institutes throughout Cyprus offering courses in foreign languages to all levels which include Greek, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Turkish. They also offer training courses for computer science and accountancy. Scholarships are available. The courses are reasonably priced, and commence around mid September, through to the last week of May. Registration for courses is during June. Courses are on every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3pm to 6 pm, with adult classes in the evenings from 6.30pm - 8pm. For more information see the Ministry of Education and Culture web site which is now available in both Greek and English.
Private colleges are numerous, with most being housed in the capital city of Nicosia. They offer many diploma courses and courses to Postgraduate, Bachelors and Masters degrees. Some specialise in certain courses, whilst the larger colleges will offer courses in several subjects. There are also language courses available. The colleges teach in Greek and other languages, so it is best to check before you register if you need to know Greek or any other language fluently to be able to enroll.
Some of the courses available in Cyprus colleges include; Secretarial Studies, Business Administration, Accounting, Computer Studies, Maritime Studies, Tourism and Hospitality, Hotel Management, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Marketing, Human Resources Management, Journalism, Culinary Arts, Health Management, Nursing, Social Work, Pharmacy Technicians, Beauty Therapy as well as many language courses.
Courses can be taken full or part time. Each college has its own registration dates and procedures, so it is best to find the college you wish to attend and inquire on their specific procedures.
Cyprus also has an Open University offering undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as training and vocational programs in 'open and distance learning'. The awarded degrees are equivalent to those of all accredited universities worldwide, operating on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).