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.