Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. Cyprus is located in Western Asia, south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. 
Nicosia, the capital and most populated city, combines old and new and Christianity and Islam, perhaps epitomised by the Selimiye Mosque, a mixture of the two.
Cyprus has one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean part of the European Union. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Generally, summers last about eight months, beginning in April with average temperatures of 21–23°C during the day and 11–13°C at night, and ending in November with average temperatures of 22–23°C during the day and 12–14°C at night, although in the remaining four months temperatures sometimes exceed 20°C. 
The Republic of Cyprus is divided into six districts: Nicosia, Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca, Limassol and Paphos. 
Cyprus has two official languages, Greek and Turkish. Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic are recognised as minority languages. Although without official status, English is widely spoken and it features widely on road signs, public notices, and in advertisements, etc.
The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the following international groups: CN (Commonwealth of Nations), EU (European Union), CE (Council of Europe), WTO (World Trade Organization), OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), WHO (World Health Organization) etc.
Cyprus has a highly developed system of primary and secondary education offering both public and private education. The high quality of instruction can be attributed in part to the fact that nearly 7% of the GDP is spent on education which makes Cyprus one of the top three spenders of education in the EU along with Denmark and Sweden.
The education system is divided into pre-primary education (ages 3–6), primary education (ages 6–12), secondary education (ages 12–18) and higher education (ages 18+). Full-time education is compulsory for all children aged between 5 and 15. State-provided schooling including higher education is paid for by taxes. 
There is also a parallel system of accredited independent schooling, and parents may choose to educate their children by any suitable means. Private school and university fees are not usually covered by the state.
Higher education often begins with a four-year bachelor's degree. Postgraduate degrees include master's degrees, either taught or by research, and the doctorate, a research degree that usually takes at least three years. Universities require accreditation in order to issue degrees. 
The most popular specialties offered by universities in Cyprus are Hospitality Business and Tourism, although the list of all available programs is by no means limited to these ones. Although Cyprus is a member of the EU and the Bologna system, most schools and colleges are based on the American system of education, which gives students the opportunity to choose their academic load and vary their course. It has a positive impact both on students leisure time and tuition fee, as the fewer subjects you study, the less you pay.
Medical schools have become a considerable success story in Cyprus. A decade ago, the country had none, today four Cypriot universities have medical schools that are proving popular with both local and international students. The main attraction is that academic standards in Cyprus rival those of well-established British and American medical schools and students graduate with qualifications recognised across the EU and beyond.
Cyprus main competition for medical students comes from eastern and central European countries where tuition fees and living costs are often lower, and some of the universities have hundreds of years of heritage. However, many of these universities sign up overseas students knowing that after four years they cannot provide enough clinical training slots for all students to complete their courses. Whereas, according to UCY all the medical schools in Cyprus operate on the basis of having clinical training spots for all students’ right from the beginning.
The degree awarded by Medical Universities in Cyprus would be Medical Doctor (M.D) which is equivalent to MBBS in India.
  • Universities in Cyprus follow Bologna Process, which follows ECTS Credit System, which would enable students to move between different countries. A student can transfer their ECTS credits from one university to another so they are added up to contribute to an individual's degree programme or training.ECTS helps to make learning more student-centred.
  • Cyprus spends 7% of its GDP on education, the third-highest share in the European Union after Denmark and Sweden, and a reason for the high-quality European education system.
  • Over 75% of the population speak English. English is widely spoken and it features widely on road signs, public notices, and in advertisements, etc.
  • International students from over 25 countries including India, Nigeria, Russia, china and many others study in Cyprus, thus students are guaranteed to have a very multi-cultural experience.
  • The Climate is very suitable for students. Cyprus has the warmest climate and warmest winters in the Mediterranean part of the European Union.

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