Cost of Living in Cyprus for Students

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Complete Guide to Study in Cyprus

Cost of Living in Cyprus for Students

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فريق تركي كامبس | Turkey Campus Team Tue, Aug 15, 2023
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Studying in Turkish Cyprus has become an opportunity and destination for many Arab and international students. If you want to become one of them, you certainly need to know the cost of student life in Turkish Cyprus and how you can manage your expenses.In this guide, we will try to present all aspects related to prices and the cost of student life in Cyprus. The cost of student life in Turkish Cyprus is generally reasonable, especially when compared to prices in European countries.  In this article, we divide the cost of student life in Cyprus into two main parts: the cost of studying at Turkish Cypriot universities and the cost of living in Turkish Cyprus. 


Cost of Studying at Turkish Cypriot Universities 

The cost of studying in Turkish Cyprus is affordable and relatively inexpensive compared to European universities. The cost of studying varies from one university to another, depending on the program and the academic degree (Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD). The academic year in Turkish Cyprus is divided into two semesters, the first semester starts in October, and the second semester starts in February. 

In general, the cost of a bachelor's degree at Cypriot universities ranges from $1,300 to $20,000 per year, while master's and PhD programs generally cost between $4,000 and $12,000 approximately. The cost of medical studies is often the highest among other disciplines, with tuition fees for human medicine starting from $10,000, and dentistry tuition fees starting from $4,500. For other disciplines such as engineering, business administration, social sciences, and humanities, the average tuition fees are around $1,600



Top Cyprus Universities and their Tuition Fees 

Eastern Mediterranean University  

Founded in 1979, Eastern Mediterranean University is an international university under governmental supervision and support. The university is ranked in the range of 501-600 according to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 ranking. Here are the key programs offered by the university and the tuition fees after the discount when applying through Turkey Campus: 

  • Medicine (Joint Program with Marmara University, Turkey), in English, with tuition fees of $22,900. 
  • Dentistry, the university offers two programs, one in English and the other in Turkish, with tuition fees of $17,291.60. 
  • Pharmacy, in English, with tuition fees of $9,719. 
  • Architecture, in English, with tuition fees of $6,542.76. 
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in English, with tuition fees of $6,542.76. 
  • Computer Engineering, the university offers two programs, one in English and the other in Turkish, with tuition fees of $6,542.76. 
  • Business Administration, the university offers two programs, one in English and the other in Turkish, with tuition fees of $5,403.50. 
  • Economics, in English, with tuition fees of $5,403.50. 
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, the university offers two programs, one in English and the other in Turkish, with tuition fees of $8,193.75. 

  

Near East University  

Established in 1988 in Nicosia, the capital of Turkish Northern Cyprus, Near East University is one of the leading universities in Turkish Cyprus. Here are the key programs offered by the university and the tuition fees after the discount when applying through Turkey Campus: 

  •  Human Medicine, offered in both English and Turkish, with tuition fees of €11,380. 
  • Dentistry, offered in both English and Turkish, with tuition fees of €10,330. 
  • Pharmacy, in English, with tuition fees of €4,240
  • Veterinary Medicine, offered in both English and Turkish, with tuition fees of €4,240
  • Nursing, offered in both English and Turkish, with tuition fees of €2,665. 
  • Architecture, offered in both English and Turkish, with tuition fees of €2,665. 
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineering, in English, with tuition fees of €2,665. 
  • Automotive Engineering, offered in both English and Turkish, with tuition fees of €2,665. 
  • Graphic Design, in Turkish, with tuition fees of €2,665. 
  • Translation and Interpretation, offered in both English and Turkish, with tuition fees of €2,665. 
  • Radio, Television, and Cinema, in Turkish, with tuition fees of €2,665. 

Bahçeşehir Cyprus University 

As a member of the BAU Global Education Network, which comprises several universities in various global cities such as Istanbul, Washington, and Berlin, Bahçeşehir Cyprus University aims to offer students equal-quality academic resources and presence in different continents and countries. Here are the top programs offered by the university and the tuition fees after the discount when applying through Turkey Campus: 

  •  Pharmacy, in English, with tuition fees of $3,100. 
  • Architecture, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Computer Engineering, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the university offers two programs, one in English and the other in Turkish, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Software Engineering, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Civil Engineering, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Psychology, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Management Information Systems, in English, with tuition fees of $2,665. 
  • Finance and Banking, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Political Science and International Relations, in Turkish, with tuition fees of $2,665. 
  • International Law, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 
  • Culinary Arts and Gastronomy, in English, with tuition fees of $3,025. 


Cost of Living in Turkish Cyprus 

The term "cost of living" refers to the expenses related to housing, food, and services such as electricity, water, gas, and internet bills, in addition to transportation, health insurance, entertainment, and other expenditures. Generally, the cost of living in Turkish Cyprus is relatively reasonable, with a slight increase in expenses for electricity, water, and internet services. The total cost of living for students in Turkish Cyprus ranges from $450 to $1000. This range depends on the type of accommodation, expenses, and personal needs that vary from person to person. 



Housing Costs in Turkish Cyprus 

The average cost of housing in Turkish Cyprus ranges from $300 to $500. The cost varies depending on the type and location of the chosen accommodation. On-campus student housing is usually the most affordable option and helps save on other expenses like food, transportation, and some services. 

Cost of on-campus student housing: $750 per year. 


Food Costs in Turkish Cyprus 

The average grocery prices in Turkish Cyprus are much lower than in many European countries. Here are prices for some basic products: 

  • Water bottle (1.5 liters): 10 Turkish Liras, equivalent to $0.37. 
  • 1 kilogram of rice: $1.15 to $3.29. 
  • 1 kilogram of cheese: $5.82 to $19.19. 
  • 1 kilogram of chicken: $5.31 to $10.92. 
  • 1 kilogram of beef: $7.76 to $16.47. 
  • 1 kilogram of potatoes: $0.54 to $2.20. 
  • 1 kilogram of tomatoes: $1.10 to $4.39. 
  • 1 kilogram of apples: $1.32 to $3.29. 
  • 1 kilogram of bananas: $1.10 to $3.29. 

Eating out a meal for one or two individuals can cost anywhere from $5.59 to $50, depending on the type of restaurant and meal size. 


Utilities Costs in Turkish Cyprus 

Utilities costs in Turkish Cyprus, including electricity, gas, and water, are moderate compared to many European countries. The average monthly bills for electricity, water, and gas are around $150 to $200, varying based on usage. It's important to manage usage to avoid monthly bills becoming the highest living cost factor and affecting your budget. 

  • Basic bills (electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage) for an 85-square-meter apartment: $124.43 to $329.38. 
  • Monthly mobile phone plan with calls and 10GB data: $21.95 to $27.45. 
  • Internet bill (60 Mbps or more, unlimited data): $27.45 to $54.90. 
  • Transportation Costs in Turkish Cyprus 

Transportation costs can be minimal if you choose on-campus student housing. Even if you live off-campus, many Turkish Cyprus universities offer free student buses at different times. After registering at the university, you can also get a student transportation card with a 50% discount on public transportation. 

Transportation costs in Turkish Cyprus are low, with various transportation options, including small and large buses. 

  • Single local transport ticket: $1.65 to $2.20. 
  • Monthly transportation card (regular price): $43.92 to $49.41. 
  • Starting taxi fare (regular tariff): $5.49 to $9.88. 
  • Gasoline (1 liter): $1.68 to $2.02.

    Additional Expenses in Turkish Cyprus There are other occasional expenses like clothing, shoes, and necessities. The prices for most of these purchases in Turkish Cyprus are quite reasonable. There are numerous local and international stores and brands to choose from
    . Furthermore, studying in Turkish Cyprus also offers opportunities for recreational activities. As a student, you can visit various places for free or at a reduced cost, such as historical sites, beaches, and public parks. 

In this article, we have given you comprehensive insights into the cost of student living in Turkish Cyprus. Feel free to reach out if you have any inquiries about the costs of studying in Turkish Cyprus universities or the cost of living.  

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