Limassol provides an extensive choice of exceptional international private schools, from Pre-primary through High School.The majority of international schools in Cyprus use English as the language of instruction, although Russian, French and Greek are also frequently spoken and incorporated into schools’ curricula.
The Heritage School is set within an impressive background, alongside the hills of the Limassol to Troodos road. This is located at a convenient distance from the St. George’s Apartments. Foley’s School is constructing new state of the art facilities in the Agios Athanasios district where Hara Zoe Villas is conveniently located. These two schools are amongst the top schools on the island.
Private schools are certified by the Cypriot Ministry of Education & Culture and follow the UK National Curriculum. International Schools are approved centres of the English exam board (Edexcel) and comply with universally recognised standard assessments, including Cambridge Checkpoints, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSEs) and Cambridge and Oxford Examinations (AS and A levels).
Many Cypriot school graduates choose to continue their studies abroad, attending top Universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Imperial College London and the University of St. Andrews.
Many independent institutions partake in well-known extracurricular activities such as The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, thus providing a diverse yet highly academic education throughout the duration of a child’s schooling.
Top tier higher education is available in Cyprus, with many universities and courses to choose from. Student financial support schemes are offered subject to qualification criteria. This is organized directly with each university and comes in the form of scholarships, grants and bursaries.
In recent years, several institutions, including the University of Cyprus, have undergone renovation, opening contemporary student housing and new, top-of-the-line learning facilities. The University of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute of Technology have gained significant international status following very positive appraisals from publishers of university ratings.
Cyprus universities also maintain strong international relations with numerous universities within the EU as well as the USA, providing attractive opportunities for students who wish to spend semesters abroad or transfer between schools. Visas can be obtained without difficulty for international students, contributing to a diverse multi-cultural learning environment.