Cyprus aspires to become an established educational and research centre of excellence in order to achieve sustainable growth and support all sectors of the economy. The Ministry of Education and Culture is converging all necessary reforms and is greatly supporting and facilitating FDI in Education and Research.
The Cyprus educational system is centralised and fully regulated by the Ministry of Education and Culture. In 2015, Cyprus easily exceeded two of the headline targets for Education set under the Europe 2020 strategy: the percentage of entry leavers from education and training as well as the tertiary education attainment rate.
Today qualitative English education of Cyprus is:
- There are private English schools providing complete cycle of primary and secondary education in all the major cities of Cyprus
- Private and public education systems are distinguished by high standards. Results of exams taken in Cyprus are accepted by all European universities.
- A number of well-known UK universities (University of Central Lancashire, University of the West of England, University of Kent, others) have their branches in Cyprus in addition to 12 local universities.