Nursing courses in Cyprus are four years in duration. A few universities offer nursing courses in English for international students. The English-taught programs are available at the undergraduate level. So, students who have completed high school can apply for them.
There are some universities with nursing programs at the post-graduate level. But, these master’s programs are offered in Greek. Students proficient in Greek will be able to study the post-graduate programs.
Nursing education in Cyprus is as effective as in any other popular study destination. Cypriot programs view nursing as interdisciplinary. The profession uses the knowledge from art, science, and humanities. They help develop clinical competence, critical thinking, communication, and leadership in their students.
This article focuses on the English-taught programs in nursing for international students. Discover the popular universities for nursing programs in English. Also, learn the cost and admission requirements for international students.
Overview of nursing programs in Cyprus
Nursing programs in Cyprus are usually offered as a Bachelor’s in Science degree. It has a duration of four years, similar to the US and Canada. Typically, nursing programs include the following subjects:
- Biochemistry, Biostatistics
- Introduction to Nursing; First Aid
- Foreign Language
- Surgical Nursing
- Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases
- Nursing Ethics
- Gynecology/Mental Health/Geriatric/Pediatric/Public Health Nursing
- Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing
- Patient Safety
- Genetic Counseling
- Management of Nursing Care
Popular universities for nursing in Cyprus
There are currently five universities with nursing programs in English. All the programs are of undergraduate level. The table provides a list of these universities.
|University of Nicosia||BSc Nursing|
|Philips University||BSc in Nursing|
|Eastern Mediterranean university||Nursing Undergraduate Program (B.S.)|
|Near East University||Bachelor’s in Nursing|
|Cyprus Science University||Bachelor’s degree in Nursing|
These five universities are pretty selective in accepting international students. This can make enrolment in universities challenging.
But the good news is that three of the five universities are partnered with Gyanberry. That means your applications to the University of Nicosia, EMU, and NEU will be professionally guided. Moreover, with Gyanberry, you can get your applications assessed by the universities in the first round itself.
Admission requirements to study nursing in Cyprus
General admission requirements for nursing in English can be summarized as
- High school certificates
- Academic transcripts
- Proof of English proficiency
- Copy of passport
- Passport-sized photographs
- Placement test
Note that the above-listed requirements are a guideline only. Each university may state additional requirements.
It can be difficult to keep up with each university’s admission criteria. But this hassle can be avoided with Gyanberry as we take care of university applications for you.
Cost of studying nursing in Cyprus
The annual tuition costs for studying nursing in Cyprus range between USD 5,600 and USD 15,900.
|University||Annual Tuition Cost in EUR||Annual Tuition Cost in USD*|
|University of Nicosia||€ 9,420||$ 9,449|
|Philips University||€ 10,000||$ 10,034|
|Eastern Mediterranean university**||–||$ 15,937|
|Near East University||€ 5,600||$ 5,621|
|Cyprus Science University**||–||$ 7,500|
* Tuition fees in EUR are converted to USD at 1 EUR = 1.00261 USD. Exchange rates are subject to change.
** Tuition fees for these universities were listed in USD and not EUR.
Cost of living in Cyprus for international students
According to Cyprus Science University, international studentS spend USD 350-600 per month in Northern Cyprus. The cost is higher in Southern Cyprus, with an average cost of USD 800-1000 per month.
A breakdown of some typical costs is presented below.
|Particulars||Monthly Cost in EUR||Monthly Cost in USD*|
|Transport and other expenses||200||201|
|Total Monthly Expense||670-1,050||673-1,054|
|Total Annual Expense||8,040-12,600||8,076-12,648|
* Living costs in EUR are converted to USD at 1 EUR = 1.00261 USD. Exchange rates are subject to change.
Scholarships for international students
Many Cypriot universities provide scholarships to international students. Some universities offer a tuition discount instead of a scholarship. Usually, most of these scholarships are offered based on academic merit.
University of Nicosia Academic Merit Scholarships
The University of Nicosia offers scholarships based on prior academic records. First-year students at the university can receive the scholarship based on the grades received in high school. The scholarship is provided as a tuition fee discount. It is applicable for one year.
University of Nicosia on-campus work-study program
The university offers a limited number of part-time internship opportunities. Students who show excellent extracurricular and academic performance are offered internships. The financial assistance is given in the form of a tuition fee discount.
Near East University Scholarships for Foreign Students
Near East University offers its international students financial aid. The amount of scholarship depends on the university. Scholarships are given based on academic merit.
Eastern Mediterranean University International Student Scholarship System
Eastern Mediterranean University offers most of its students scholarships. Many international students receive financial assistance. Eligibility is based on academic merit. The range is usually 25% to 50%.
The university also offers full scholarships to undergraduates. But they are highly competitive.
Gscholar is an initiative of Gyanberry to support students in their studies abroad. Once students enroll in their desired university via Gyanberry services, they can avail of the scholarship.
Career scope of studying nursing in Cyprus
After studying nursing in Cyprus, graduates can be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. A registration helps in obtaining the license to practice as a nurse.
Graduates can also obtain EPC (European Professional Card) to work in any of the 27 EU countries.
Nurses can work in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. Some common workplaces for nurses are
- Public and Private Hospitals
- Community Health Centers
- Community Nursing
- Nursing Homes
- Educational Institutions
- Research Centers
The average annual salary of a nurse in Cyprus is EUR 20,800.