Housing & Living Costs



One of the most important factors to consider when studying abroad will be your budget. Housing costs will vary depending on if you choose to stay in university or private accommodations in Cyprus. Students can choose between private and public dormitories inside the university, or rent a house outside the university. Although renting a house is usually cheaper than renting a dormitory, experience has shown that renting a house is not recommended due to a number of problems such as: the high cost of electricity, high cost of water, cooling and heating problems, and less security than the dormitory. Therefore, a student dormitory is the most suitable option for accommodation.



Some average living costs throughout Cyprus are:


Meal

€12


Coffee

€3


Beer

€3 - 4


Cinema Ticket

€9


Monthly rent

€400 - 600


Monthly Transport

€40

On average, students should expect to spend somewhere between €80-90 a month before rent. Housing in a student dormitory will typically cost an additional €400 - 600 if you plan to study in a city. Keep in mind that Cyprus has specific rules and regulations when it comes to working on a student permit. Undergraduate students are permitted to work for ten hours per week during the semester and thirty-eight hours during vacation periods. Whereas, postgraduate and doctorate students can work for twenty hours per week.

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY