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Fun facts about Cyprus

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. It has an area of 9,251 square km. Nicosia is its capital and largest city. Greek and Turkish are its official languages. Its official currency is Euro (EUR). It has no land bordering countries. The natives or inhabitants of this region are called Cypriot. With these 42 interesting facts about Cyprus, let’s try to learn more about it!

1. Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

2. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.

3. Some of the world’s oldest water wells can be found in Cyprus.

4. The largest bank in Cyprus is owned by the Cypriot Orthodox Church. The church also plays a significant role in the social and political life of the island’s people.

5. Alexander the Great seized the island from the Assyrians, Egyptians, and Persians in 333 BC.

6. Cyprus became independent from the British in 1960, on August 16th. However, they celebrate their independence day on the 1st of October every year.

7. Legend has it that the Greek goddess of love–Aphrodite–was born in Cyprus. The country is also known as the playground of the Gods.

8. The island nation had seen its golden era during the Copper and Bronze Ages. At that time, the country was among the wealthiest of nations.

9. The island country is divided into two parts. The North and the South. The northern part is called the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” while the southern part is called the “Independent Republic of Cyprus” or the “Greek Cyprus.”

Funny facts

10. As per topcyprustaxi.eu, taxi drivers in Cyprus do not give change. They keep the change as a tip. A quick tip to save money in Cyprus is to tender exact change to the taxi driver.

11. Oddly, Cypriots do not like fishing and they do not fish, despite being an island nation.

12. In Cyprus, there are some cafes that are only for men.

13. Cypriots are big-time foodies. The typical Cyprus citizen likes to dine at their favorite restaurant once per week.

14. The shape of Cyprus is like that of a Cigar pipe. Have a close look at the map of Cyprus below.

15. Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean.

16. Would you believe that a whole town in Cyprus is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? The name of this town is Paphos. There are a total of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country, including the town of Paphos.

17. The world’s oldest wine label belongs to Cyprus. Yes, you heard it right! “Commandaria” is recognized as the world’s oldest named wine dating back 5000 years.

18. Cyprus is the only foreign venue at which an English Royal Wedding has been hosted. The wedding happened between King Richard and Queen Joanna on May 12, 1191.

19. There is a tree in Cyprus known to fulfill wishes. This tree at the entrance to the Christian catacombs in Paphos is adorned with handkerchiefs and ribbons. People believe that infertile women will bear children and people will return to their loved ones when something that belonged to them is tied to the tree along with a belief that good will happen.

20. The capital city of Cyprus—Nicosia—is divided by “The Green Line.” This line is also known as the UN buffer zone. It is the only capital in the world that is divided between two nations.

21. Depending on which part of the country a person lives, the residents are either known as “Greek Cypriots” or “Turkish Cypriots”.

22. With a very low crime rate, Cyprus is also among the safest places in the world.

23. Cyprus is also the first country to be governed by a Christian.

24. People of the island speak a mix of Greek, Turkish and English.

25. Cyprus is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious country.

26. The first Olympic medal won by Cyprus was at the London 2012 Olympics.

27. Twenty rare species of Orchids and 371 species of migratory birds can be seen on the island.

28. Cyprus is one of just two nations and the first in the world to include its map on its flag. Wondering, which is the other nation? It’s Kosovo.

Flag of Cyprus

29. The Syrtos is the most popular folk dance in Cyprus.

30. Several British military bases still exist on the island, as the country was once governed by the British.

31. Out of the total 1950 species of flowering plants worldwide, 140 are found nowhere but in Cyprus.

32. A rare variety of sheep–The Cyprus Muffon–can only be seen in the country and nowhere else in the world.

33. With almost 80% of the population following the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox faith, Easter is the main holiday in Cyprus.

34. Mount Olympus is the highest peak in Cyprus at 6402 ft above sea level.

35. On an average, Cyprus receives 40 days of rainfall each year.

36. There is only one horserace track in the country, and it can be found in its capital city – Nicosia.

37. It is one of only four countries in the EU that drives on the left. The other three are the UK, the Republic of Ireland, and Malta. If you flash your light at somebody, it signifies that you are indicating them to stop quickly and let you pass.

38. Almost 20-30% of the population of the country smokes. To curb this unhealthy habit of its population, the country imposed a smoking ban. However, smoking is still allowed in various establishments throughout the country.

39. A hairdresser, beautician, nail artist or MegaBet gambling office is easily accessible in the country.

40. Cyprus is known for its sunshine! It receives sunshine for more than 300 days during a year, which is nearly double the amount received in Britain.

41. The remains of the oldest known pet cat were found in Cyprus, buried with its master. Archeologists found the remains to be dating back about 9,500 years.

42. The Zenobi (The Zenobia Shipwreck), a ro-ro ferry that sunk in 1980, is one of the top dive attractions in the world today.

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What is the currency used in Cyprus?

On the 31 December 2007, the Republic of Cyprus adopted the euro from the Cypriot pound. However, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus used and still uses the official level the Turkish lira. The US Dollar is also accepted.

What is the cost of leaving in Cyprus?

On an average between 300 to 400 USD per month. This figure could be more, depending on the lifestyle of the student.

What is the weather in Cyprus like?

Cyprus has a subtropical climate – Mediterranean and semi-arid type (in the north-eastern part of island) with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos mountains in the central part of the island. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry.

Cyprus has one of the warmest climates and warmest winters in the Mediterranean part of the Europe. The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night. Generally – warm temperature season lasts about eight months. It begins in April, with average temperatures of 21–23 °C (70–73 °F) during the day and 11–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night, and ends in November, with average temperatures of 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) during the day and 12–14 °C (54–57 °F) at night. In the remaining four months of the year, the temperatures tend to remain mild, while sometimes exceed 20 °C (68 °F) during the day.

Whats the meaning of TRNC?

TRNC means the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, this part of Cyprus northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus is governed and recognized by the Turkish Government.Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community to be part of the Republic of Cyprus.

Northern Cyprus extends from the tip of the Karpass Peninsula in the northeast to Morphou Bay, Cape Kormakitis and its westernmost point, the Kokkina exclave in the west. Its southernmost point is the village of Louroujina. A buffer zone under the control of the United Nations stretches between Northern Cyprus and the rest of the island and divides Nicosia, the island’s largest city and capital of both sides.

Where is Cyprus located?

A Paradise to Live in: Cyprus is the third biggest island in the Mediterranean and has a special geographical location
with its proximity to Asia and Africa.Cyprus is located in Europe between Turkey and Greece.

Travel and Visa: Students can get to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) by air and sea. All flights
to North Cyprus are connected via Turkey.

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What is the duration of the programs in Cyprus?

Generally undergraduate programs takes four years to complete, however student may complete the program in less than four years if he or she partakes in the summer school.

while postgraduate programs takes between one and a half to two years to complete.

When is admission opened in Cyprus?

Our universities accepts new intakes twice a year, February and September. However the process of admission must be completed before time.

What is the hostel fee like in Cyprus?

The hostel fee will range from 1,000 USD per year, could be more depending on the student’s lifestyle.

Can i pay my tuition in Installment?

Before you gain your admission the stipulated tuition fee required by the university must be paid at once, however on arrival student can decide to sign an installment contract with the university for subsequent tuition payment.

Where do i send my documents to for processing?

You can upload your documents through the apply button on the website after filling the required form or you can send us via Email info@thestudyabroadprogram.com or info.tsap@yahoo.com you will be contacted shortly afterwards for further instruction on processing.

Do i need TOEFL ,IELTS or other language and professional exams to study in Cyprus?

The answer is NO as long as you have a credit in English language in your WAEC,NECO,GCE or equivalent you are qualified to apply. Prospect must have five credits including English and Mathematics at the o level to apply.

What are the procedures to gain admission to study in our Cyprus university?

Prospect must pay the agreed agency fee, then provide TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) all the necessary documents required to gain admission into any of our universities in Cyprus.

Prospect is then granted a conditional acceptance letter from the university, the letter also carries the bank details of the university. Prospect is then required to pay the tuition fee  required by the university of choice, all fees are to be paid directly to the university’s bank account.

The bank teller of payment must be uploaded into the system,the university’s account office then confirms payment and Only then will you receive a confirmation of payment and acceptance letter from the university’s international office.

the confirmation and acceptance  letter you receive will be used at the embassy for visa purpose. Your name,a copy of the confirmation and acceptance letter and passport number will then be sent to the embassy by the university’s international office for visa purpose, TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) helps prospect book an appointment for visa pick up, if all requirements are met a student visa would be granted.

TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) will  see you through the entire process to ensure smooth running of your admission and visa process from start to finish.

Admission Process

What is the duration of the programs in Cyprus?

Generally undergraduate programs takes four years to complete, however student may complete the program in less than four years if he or she partakes in the summer school.

while postgraduate programs takes between one and a half to two years to complete.

How much is the flight ticket to Cyprus?

It  depends on the airline and the season of flight. generally proximity to the flight date plays a very big role on how cheap your ticket may be. we advice you brows through the available airlines to get an option that may suit your need and budget or contact our office for assistance.

Will my paid tuition be refunded back to me if i can’t get a study visa to Cyprus?

While we have a culture of winning at TSAP, we are there to guide you through every step of the way to ensure your application is successful we can guarantee you a 99.9 chance of winning. But in a cases where peradventure the visa is denied 70% of the tuition fees paid is usually refunded by the university.This has never been the case with our clients at TSAP because we are there to guide you through every step to make sure you succeed all the way.

Can i pay my tuition in Installment?

Before you gain your admission the stipulated tuition fee required by the university must be paid at once, however on arrival student can decide to sign an installment contract with the university for subsequent tuition payment.

Will i pay my tuition fees from Nigeria or on arrival?

Payment of tuition most be done from Nigeria, There is a required amount that must be paid in other to be able to obtain a study visa to your university of choice. All fees to be paid must be paid directly to the university’s account, the account will be stated in your conditional acceptance letter.

Where do i send my documents to for processing?

You can upload your documents through the apply button on the website after filling the required form or you can send us via Email info@thestudyabroadprogram.com or info.tsap@yahoo.com you will be contacted shortly afterwards for further instruction on processing.

Do i need TOEFL ,IELTS or other language and professional exams to study in Cyprus?

The answer is NO as long as you have a credit in English language in your WAEC,NECO,GCE or equivalent you are qualified to apply. Prospect must have five credits including English and Mathematics at the o level to apply.

What are the documents required for admission into Cyprus Universities?
  1. Bio data page of international passport
  2. WAEC, NECO ,GCE or equivalent with five credits including English and Mathematics (only for students interested in the undergraduate program)
  3. WAEC scratch card for result verification
  4. Transcript and Result (for student interested in the masters program only)
  5. Passport Photograph on a white background
  6. Admission fee if required by the university of choice

 

 

What are the procedures to gain admission to study in our Cyprus university?

Prospect must pay the agreed agency fee, then provide TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) all the necessary documents required to gain admission into any of our universities in Cyprus.

Prospect is then granted a conditional acceptance letter from the university, the letter also carries the bank details of the university. Prospect is then required to pay the tuition fee  required by the university of choice, all fees are to be paid directly to the university’s bank account.

The bank teller of payment must be uploaded into the system,the university’s account office then confirms payment and Only then will you receive a confirmation of payment and acceptance letter from the university’s international office.

the confirmation and acceptance  letter you receive will be used at the embassy for visa purpose. Your name,a copy of the confirmation and acceptance letter and passport number will then be sent to the embassy by the university’s international office for visa purpose, TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) helps prospect book an appointment for visa pick up, if all requirements are met a student visa would be granted.

TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) will  see you through the entire process to ensure smooth running of your admission and visa process from start to finish.

Embassy Process

Which embassy is responsible for issuing visa?

The Turkish embassy at Abuja is responsible for Issuing Visa to students who are interested in studying in TRNC Cyprus.

How do i get a yellow card?
  1. Visit www.yellowcardnigeria.com
  2. Click on register
  3. Fill in your personal information
  4. Click on “Pay Now” button, generate your Remita Retrieval Receipt (RRR) code and pay the sum of #2000 Naira online (or go to bank)
  5. Take the payment receipt along with your international passport to any Port Health service office to get vaccinated and obtain the new e-Yellow card
what are the embassy’s requirement?
  1. Authenticated O level (WAEC,NECO,GCE) at the ministry of education Abuja and notary at foreign affairs.
  2. international passport data page
  3. Acceptance letter
  4. Receipt of the tuition payment
  5. Confirmation letter of payment from the school
  6. 6 months bank statement
  7. Reference letter from bank
  8. Sponsorship letter of parents or guardian endorsed by the court of law
  9. visa fee (to be paid in USD at the embassy during visa processing)
  10. Flight Reservation
  11. yellow card
  12. travel health insurance
What’s the embassy’s address at Abuja?

No 333 Diplomatic Dr, central business dis, Abuja.

What are the procedures to gain admission to study in our Cyprus university?

Prospect must pay the agreed agency fee, then provide TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) all the necessary documents required to gain admission into any of our universities in Cyprus.

Prospect is then granted a conditional acceptance letter from the university, the letter also carries the bank details of the university. Prospect is then required to pay the tuition fee  required by the university of choice, all fees are to be paid directly to the university’s bank account.

The bank teller of payment must be uploaded into the system,the university’s account office then confirms payment and Only then will you receive a confirmation of payment and acceptance letter from the university’s international office.

the confirmation and acceptance  letter you receive will be used at the embassy for visa purpose. Your name,a copy of the confirmation and acceptance letter and passport number will then be sent to the embassy by the university’s international office for visa purpose, TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) helps prospect book an appointment for visa pick up, if all requirements are met a student visa would be granted.

TSAP (The Study Abroad Program) will  see you through the entire process to ensure smooth running of your admission and visa process from start to finish.