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 provide training courses for computer science and accountancy. Scholarships are available.
The classes 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 3 pm to 6 pm, with adult classes in the evenings from 6.30pm – 8 pm.
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 for Postgraduate, Bachelors, and Masters degrees.
Some specialize in specific courses, while the larger colleges will offer classes 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
- Computer Studies
- Maritime Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality
- Hotel Management
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Human Resources Management
- Culinary Arts
- Health Management
- Social Work
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Beauty Therapy
- as well as many language courses
Courses can be taken full or part-time. Each college has its registration dates and procedures, so it is best to find the college you wish to attend and inquire about 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).