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Κύπρος / Kýpros Kıbrıs
Credits: Miriam Eh
Capital: Nicosia
Population: 1,189,265
Language(s): GreekTurkish
Currency: Euro (€/EUR)
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Learn how to participate in national and European Parliament elections while studying abroad as a citizen from Cyprus. Check out the table below for document requirements, registration procedures, and useful links.

  • Voting is not mandatory
  • Minimum age required to vote: 18

How can I vote from abroad?

by proxy

This voting mode is not available.


This voting mode is not available.

by post

This voting mode is not available.

from the embassy

This voting mode is available.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Required documents:
    • official declaration form of voting from abroad
    • ID or a passport
  • Digital request allowed

European Parliament elections

Cypriot nationals who temporarily reside abroad have the right to vote upon registration on a special electoral roll and can cast their vote only in person on election day. Cypriot authorities may establish polling stations abroad, in embassies or elsewhere, if more than 50 voters make a request to vote from there.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Minimum age required to vote in the EU elections: 18

Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 337€/month
a meal 12€
a cappuccino 3.13€

These are average costs of living for Cyprus. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 29 30.97

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 33 0.887
World Press Freedom Index 26 19.85

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN Nicosia

Higher education institutions

  • Alexander College (Aradippou)
  • Ctl Eurocollege (Lemesós | Limassol)
  • Technologiko Panepistimio Kyprou (Lemesós | Limassol)
  • The Limassol College - T. L. C. (Lemesós | Limassol)
  • Mc Mesoyios College Ltd (Lemesós | Limassol)
  • Phanie Antoniadou Ltd (Susini College) (Lemesós | Limassol)
  • Cyprus Academy of Art (Lemesós | Limassol)
  • Anoikto Panepistimio Kyprou (Open University of Cyprus) (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • The Cyprus Institute (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • University of Cyprus (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Higher Hotel Institute Cyprus (Hhic) (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • College of Tourism and Hotel Management (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Cyprus International Institute of Management Limited Lbg (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Scholai Frederickou Limited (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Edex - Educational Excellence Corporation Limited (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • The Philips College (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • American College (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • European University - Cyprus Ltd (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Ekpedeftiria Kes Ltd (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Intercollege (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • The Cyprus Foundation For Muscular Dystrophy Research (The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics) (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Cda College (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Thecypiom (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Mediterranean Institute of Management (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Theologiki Sxoli Ekklisias Kyprou (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • City Unity College Nicosia (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Ledra College (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Philips University (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Casa College (Lefkosía | Nicosia)
  • Frederick University Fu (Pallouriotissa Lefkosia)
  • Neapolis University (Pafos)
  • C. D. A. College Pafos Limited (Pafos)
  • G. Takkas Educational College (Sotira)
  • P. A. College Ltd (Larnaka | Larnaca)
  • Uclan Cyprus Limited (Larnaka | Larnaca)
  • Larnaca College (Larnaka | Larnaca)
  • Lenia Educational Centre Ltd (Ammochostos)

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