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Cyprus 2013/14 - student fees and grants

Country: Cyprus
Date of publication: 2014
Fees - first cycle (euro): max 3417
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 5125 - max 10250
Fees - note: Fees in the 1st cycle for Cypriot and EU students are paid by the State
Grants - note: All students receive a basic grant, 2 % merit-based grant, 10 % need-based grant
Need-based grant (euro): min 850 - max 3692
Merit-based grant (euro): min 2000 - max 3500

National student fee

Higher education institutions can define their own fees within limits set by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

First cycle: fees total EUR 1 709 per semester for Cypriot students and for students admitted from EU countries. These fees are paid fully by the State.

International students pay fees. Fees for students admitted from non-EU countries total EUR 3 417 per semester.

Second cycle: all students pay fees which range from EUR 5 125 to 10 250.

Student grants

All Cypriot students receive an annual educational grant (basic grant) by the Ministry of Finance. According to new legislation which came into force in 2012, the educational grant is given based on family income criteria. The minimum educational grant is EUR 850 and the maximum is EUR 2 565 per year.

Approximately 10 % of Cypriot students receive targeted need-based grants to cover living, books, rental and computer expenses based on their socioeconomic status. The minimum targeted grant is EUR 500 and the maximum is EUR 3 692 per year.

About 2 % of students receive merit-based scholarships. The criteria for scholarships are academic excellence and socioeconomic status. Students may receive up to EUR 2 500-3 500 per year for an undergraduate programme (1st cycle), EUR 2 000 per year for a master's programme (2nd cycle).

Loans

Study loans are available only for owners of property in the northern Cyprus.

Tax benefit for student's parents

There are no tax benefits for parents or family allowances.

Family allowances

There are no tax benefits for parents or family allowances.



Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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