Visa Information

US and Canadian study abroad students (Global Semesters) should refer to the Global Semesters website

Visa Requirements for EU and Non-EU Students

Residence Card for EU students

a) Passport or ID. Please note that EU citizens may travel freely to Cyprus but are required to submit an Application for Issue of Residence Permit to the Migration Department within four (4) months of their date of entry into the Republic of Cyprus. The Office of Admissions will assist with this procedure.

b) EU students are obliged by the Migration Department regulations to have health insurance coverage or alternatively the EU Hospitalisation Card.

Entry Permit for Non-EU Students

All non-EU students, who apply to the University of Nicosia, require a visa to enter Cyprus. Provided that all the required documents and payments have been received, the University will submit the student’s documents to the Migration Authorities and Ministry of Education for further approval. Once the visa application is approved, the visa will be issued in Cyprus and the student will be informed accordingly. A copy of the visa will be sent to the student as this will be required for the student to travel.

Non-EU Students

Following the above and after a Conditional Acceptance Letter is issued, we will guide you on how to submit the following to the Office of Admissions:

  • €55 Application Fee (application will not be processed without this non-refundable fee)
  • €150 Student Visa Fee (visa application will not be processed without this non-refundable fee)
  • Original attested copy of High School Leaving Certificate and mark sheets
  • Original attested passport copy (valid for at least two (2) years from the start of the semester to be enrolled)
  • Original attested Police Clearance Certificate (6 months validity period)
  • Original attested bank letter (6-month validity period) stating that the student’s sponsor has the financial ability to support his/her living, tuition and repatriation expenses. Sponsor may only be Father/ Mother/Self. In case of another Sponsor, please supply a Court Affidavit. The letter must also clearly state the relationship between Sponsor and student
  • Original attested bank statement (1 month validity) which clearly shows the minimum amount of the first
    year’s tuition fees in the sponsor’s account
  • Original attested blood test results for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C (4 months validity)
  • Original attested chest X-ray report for Tuberculosis (4 months validity)

Students who are applying for a Masters degree must also submit an Attested copy of their Bachelors Degree and Transcripts.

Attestation of Documents

Students are required to have the aforementioned documents attested by the appropriate/relevant authorities in their home country. The attestation process differs between countries who have signed the Hague Convention of 1961 (Apostille) and those who have not. Please contact an Admissions Counsellor for instructions on how to attest documents in your country.

Attested documents must be in English. In cases where a translation is necessary, this must be done by an approved translator and attested by the relevant authorities in the applicant’s country.

Duly attested documents for visa applications should be scanned and sent to your Admissions Counsellor’s email for approval and further instructions.

Health Insurance

All non-EU students are obliged by Migration Department regulations to have health insurance coverage. This medical insurance must be renewed with each annual registration.