Cyprus International University: Tuition Fees, Cost Of Living and Admission Requirements

Cyprus International university is a private English language university located in Northern Nicosia, the capital city of Nicosia. Cyprus International University was established in 1997, its establishment spans from the arising international interest in higher educational institutions. CIU was established when the need for learning in English increased and most Universities in Cyprus were unable to meet these needs.

Cyprus International university is an innovative, modern school known for its qualitative and globally fostered education. The school has over 18,000 students and 1000 staff. The school is presided over by the Rector Prof. Dr. HalilNadiri and assisted by four Vice Rectors and one General Secretary.

Cyprus University is open to students from all over the world, from its little beginning in 1997, CIU has grown to a reputable standard and has become an integral part in the educational system of Cyprus.

Cyprus International university is known for its impressively large , modern and aesthetically pleasing environment which accommodates students from all walks of life. The school supports and encourage students from other countries as majority of CIU students are made up of international students who came from over 106 countries.

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Cyprus International university offers both undergraduate and graduate programmes. The undergraduate programme is made up of 10 faculties and 1 school:

Faculty of pharmacy

  • Pharmacy

Faculty of Education

  • Computer and instructional technology teacher education
  • English language teaching
  • Pre-school teacher education
  • Psychological counselling
  • Arts education and craft teaching
  • Classroom teaching
  • Turkish language teaching
  • Mentally handicapped teaching

Faculty of Arts and sciences

  • Psychology
  • Turkish language and literature
  • Faculty of fine arts
  • Industrial products design
  • Graphics design
  • Interior design
  • Architecture

Faculty of law

  • Law

Faculty of Economics and administrative sciences

  • European union relations
  • Business administration
  • Social work
  • International relations

Faculty of Communication

  • Journalism
  • Visual communication design
  • Radio and television
  • Advertising and public relations

Faculty of Engineering

  • Computer engineering
  • Information system engineering
  • Bioengineering.
  • Environmental engineering
  • Electric and electronic engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Energy systems engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Faculty of health science
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Nutrition and dietetic

Faculty of Agricultural sciences and technologies

  • Bio systems engineering
  • Plant production and technologies


  • The school of justice
  • Vocational school
  • Vocational school of health services
  • Tourism and hotel management
  • School of applied sciences
  • School of foreign languages.

Masters programme.

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PhD program

For students who are searching for the right university for research, CIU meets their needs. CIU is the hub of research centres such as;

  • Biotechnology research centre
  • Centre for social and strategic policy research (CIU CSSPR)
  • Centre for Cyprus studies
  • CIU Centre for cultural heritage research

The school also has a continuing education centre in order to fully carry out its purpose and serve the society better. The school is affiliated to several institutions and organisations, few among them are; International Association of Universities (IAU), European Association for International Education ( ESIE), Association of International Educators (NAFSS) among others.


Cyprus university is recognized for its positive impact on Cyprus and the whole world, it is ranked by the ranking web of universities as the top three universities in Cyprus, taking into consideration, quality education, tuition affordability, accessible accommodation, high number of International students and rich culture among other things.

It is also ranked 964th university in Europe and 2,963rd University in the world, there is therefore no doubt that Cyprus International university has a positive prospect and it is a university to look for in the nearest future.

English Language Proficiency

English language is the major tool of teaching in CIU, hence, it is important that all prospective candidates who wish to study in CIU must satisfy the English language competence by taking TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with an average score of 65 or the IELTS with a score of 5.5. Nevertheless, student who didn’t take these examinations will be mandated to take the CIU’s English proficiency examination on campus after arrival.

Application Process and Deadline

All intending undergraduate students are required to have the following documents

  • Online completed application form
  • Higher secondary school certificate or its equivalent (O’ level, A’ level, WAEC or NECO)
  • English Proficiency Examination (if available)
  • Copy of International passport or birth certificate
  • Downloaded, completed and signed CIU rules and regulations form

All intending students can apply to Cyprus International university by creating a profile with their email address, fill the online form and upload all required documents through the application portal or local representative offices.

Graduate admission requirements

For those applying for master’s programs and PhD program, the following are required

Master’s Program

  • A bachelor’s degree diploma
  • Bachelor’s degree transcripts for each academic year
  • An evidence of English proficiency
  • A scanned copy of International passport or birth certificate
  • CV
  • Downloaded, completed and signed CIU rules and regulations.

PhD: In addition to the above listed documents for master’s program, Master’s degree and transcripts for each completed academic year and PhD research proposal is required.

Registration commences from the 17th to 20th of September, late registration ends on 27th of September. For more information and to apply students can visit this link



Cyprus International university offers a total tuition package to students, the package covers tuition fees, accommodation, meals, health insurance and transportation. However, students who do not want the all-inclusive package can opt for another payment method. The all-inclusive package range form €4500 to €9000 each year.

To further make it easier for student, CIU offer scholarships and Financial aid to International students, the school offers up to 50% scholarships to students. CIU also offer 25% to 100% scholarship to new students there are also other merit based scholarships for students who maintain over average academic performance.


There are several accommodation options for students to choose from, whether on-campus or off-campus, students are presented with affordable and nice accommodation.

On-campus: The accommodation on campus cost between 160 euros and 280 euros per month. However, students who cannot afford this can get accommodation off campus.

Off-campus: they have varying prices depending on the preference of the student, there are several hostels and hotels to choose from.

Cyprus International University provides education having societal needs, a rapid changing world and the intellectual desire of students in mind. CIU is well equipped with every facilities necessary to make learning experience a thing to anticipate.


  1. Hello
    I write to extend my compliments and to express my interest to study at your Nobel university as a international student.
    Kindly provide me with tuition fees for international students
    Kind regards
    Larkpor Nyanquee

  2. Hello,
    My name is Daniel Nyanamah. I am a Liberian and I have interest in coming to Cyprus to attend Cyprus international university (CIU) to get my bachelor degree in Business Administration.
    Kindly provide me details information about the tuition per semester for international students for my mentioned course of interest.

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