People frequently choose Cyprus as a place to obtain a quality European education, a tradition that is closely connected with the British schools there, as well as the education system as a whole. Upon acquiring a home in Cyprus and choosing the island as your place of residence, you can be sure of excellent education prospects for your children.

The state education system in Cyprus consists of primary and secondary schools, where the level of teaching must comply with demanding standards. Private schools, which accept students on a paid basis, are an alternative to state secondary education institutions.

Cyprus offers excellent opportunities to receive a high-quality education that follows American and English programmes (for example, at American Academy Junior Schools, which are primary schools in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol, or at the English School, a grammar school in Nicosia). In all of Cyprus’ major cities, there are English schools, which offer the full cycle of primary and secondary education. Most English schools are located in Limassol.

Children usually start attending school when they are 5 years of age. Primary education lasts for 6 years, and secondary another 7 years. Based on their secondary studies, pupils take examinations and receive a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). The final two years of study in secondary school are dedicated to preparing students for entry into university. Upon finishing school, pupils take exams, the results of which are the basis for admission into British universities.

There are also a few Russian schools in Cyprus. Study takes 11 years and follows the Russian state educational programmes. School leavers receive a Russian secondary school certificate.

Teaching at Cyprus’ higher educational institutions is conducted in Greek and English. Practically all universities are accredited in Europe and the USA, and therefore students have an excellent opportunities to participate in exchange programmes and to study in the world’s best colleges.