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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 148 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in Cyprus.

Academic year: September – June

Major school holidays/break:

  • Greek Cypriot community:
    • December – January
    • March (2 weeks)
  • Turkish Cypriot community:
    • Early February (2 weeks)
    • Eid at Fitr
    • Eid al Adha

Major exam period(s): Varies according to school

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 4 years

Language of instruction in universities:

  • Greek Cypriot community: Greek or English 
  • Turkish Cypriot community: Turkish or English 

6-7 years of English language instruction are required for all Cypriot high school students, as well as 4 years for university students.

The U.S. is the #1 destination for study abroad among Cypriot students.