Study Visa for Cyprus

EU pupils do not require visa if they are admitted into a programme that lasts for more than 3 months. Though, these students are required to apply for a residence permit at the Cyprus Civil Registry and Migration Department. EU Students can take their permit after entering the country. 

Non-EU pupils require a student visa. They must apply for the visa at their closest Cyprus embassy and consulate. Full-time international students who have at least 12 credits in a a semester are given student visa.

The student visa is issued for a particular educational institution in Cyprus. 

Student Visa Application Procedure

International students must fill in an application form and submit it along with the necessary documents. Students must apply for the student visa at their nearest Cyprus embassy or consulate. Student visa is issued by the nearest Cyprus embassy or consulate or by the Migration department of Cyprus.

Documentation

  • Completed application form and application fee
  • A copy of passport and 4 passport-size photographs
  • Attested copies of the pupils’ educational qualifications
  • Proof of proficiency in English or Greek language 
  • Certificate of good conduct: This is issued by the police of the home or residence country.
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources indicating that student can meet the study and living expenses while studying in Cyprus. Proof can be a bank statement.
  • Medical certificate: Stating good health. It must include blood test- hepatitis B, C, syphilis and HIV, and chest X-Ray.
  • Letter of acceptance: This is issued by the higher education institution of Cyprus and contains description/structure and duration of the course. 
The aforementioned documents are certified by the Cyprus embassy or consulate. The Cypriot embassy or consulate in their country of residence invites students for visa interview. Original documents must be shown at the time of interview.

If visa is given, the Cyprus consulate will stamp the students documents and will return them back to the student. Students must show these documents at the entry point at the airport in Cyprus.

For latest guidelines related student visa to Cyprus refer to official website Study in Cyprus
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