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What to prepare before you arrive

Make sure you have the following documents with you before departing:

  • Original passport
  • Copy of the Entry Permit (and/or visa stamped on passport)
  • Registration Letter by the University
  • Receipt of Payment of the Deposit to the University
  • Cash money minimum €2,000

Entry Permit

  • Once you obtain approval from the Republic of Cyprus Immigration Services and your entry permit is granted, you will receive a scanned copy via email. Please print this and keep it safe as the immigration services at the airport will request it upon entry into Cyprus.
  • This permit will be valid only for 15-20 days and within this period you must collect all the documents required to apply for the Student Pink Slip/ Student Visa Application.
  • Once you arrive in Cyprus you have ONLY 15 working days to prepare all the documents required for your immigration appointment.
  • Please make an appointment to see International Admissions Officer and go over the process, by sending an email to [email protected] and write “IMMIGRATION / VISA” in the subject of your email.
  • Failure to make an appointment with the International Admissions Officer immediately after your arrival may lead to a cancellation of your visa.
  • The International Admissions Office contact details are: Email: [email protected] Tel. No.: +357 24694000.

Student Visa Application

Click here to see what documents you will need to collect within the first 15 days of your arrival.

The following charges will be applicable:
  • Pink slip application fee: €55
  • Medical Insurance: €150
  • Medical tests: €60

(Blood tests and x-rays must be repeated once a student arrives to the Republic of Cyprus. This is compulsory by Cyprus law and the immigration services will not compromise this requirement.)

Student Visa Renewal

Once your visa is issued (usually for a duration of 12 months from the date of first arrival to Cyprus) you will then need to renew it every year for as long as you are a student. Click here to download the list of documents you will need for each renewal. If you need to meet with a International Admissions Officer, please make an appointment by sending an email to [email protected]  and write “IMMIGRATION / VISA” in the subject of your email. In accordance with the Migration Regulations and the Cyprus authorities, international students must attend their classes regularly. Students who do not or who do not register for an academic year will have to depart Cyprus. Getting to the University/ Accommodation


If you are visiting the University campus in Pyla by car you should travel on the A3 towards Ayia Napa/ Paralimni and exit at either the first (Exit 5) or second exit (Exit 6) which directs you to Pyla. Once you exit you will see signs every 500m directing you towards the University Campus. Taxi The list does not include all Taxi services; only those with a website and 24 hour service:

Bus Cyprus Public Transport Bus services are available daily, to and from UCLan Cyprus and are operated by the Cyprus Public Transport. Bus number 424 travels from Larnaka to the campus and vice versa. University students are entitled to a discount and can apply for the Motion Bus Card either online or in person at one of the designated local points. The bus stop referred to as ‘Pyla Elementary School’ is the University bus stop, located at the end of University Avenue (by the Sports Centre). Information on student bus tickets and the urban bus routes can be found on the Cyprus Public Transport website. Download the Pame Mobile App to plan your journeys when using Cyprus Public Transport. This App gives passengers real time information on buses and their arrival at each bus stop. Passengers can also browse an interactive bus map, access route information, route maps and top up their Motion Travel Card. Intercity Buses: travelling around the island If you want to explore other parts of Cyprus one option is to use the Intercity Buses. The buses are available from various stations in Larnaka, however the most convenient bus stop used by students travelling with the Intercity Buses to/from Nicosia and Limassol is the one located on the Foinikoudes sea front (centre of Larnaka) UCLan Cyprus students using the Intercity Bus Service must present a valid Student Bus Card to enjoy the student discount on ticket fares. The student Intercity bus card can be issued upon request from the UCLan Cyprus Library. To contact the Library team send an email to [email protected] Head to the Intercity Buses website for more information, including bus routes and ticket prices. Enrolment Setting up your University account

  • Please check your personal email regularly, including any junk folders you might have, as you will be receiving further instructions and information about enrolment. If you would like to re-confirm or change the email address you have given us during your application, please call us at +357 24 694044 or +357 24 694000, or email us at [email protected]
  • You will receive an email to your personal email address to ask you to activate your University email account. It is highly important to do this as soon as you receive this email.
  • When you verify your account, you will be notified by an automatic system email to your student account once you can complete Online Enrolment.
  • The Academic Induction sessions take place middle/end of September, and the exact date and time for your induction will be sent to you by email. If you need more information on the activities, you may contact the Schools Administration Department on +357 24 694044 or email [email protected]

Collect your student card Your student card will be ready for collection during the induction sessions and once you have completed all steps of the online enrolment and induction steps. For any questions you may send an email to [email protected]   Cyprus and the Town of Pyla Cyprus  Click here to find information from the Cyprus Tourism Organisation regarding the beautiful island of Cyprus. Larnaka

  • Larnaka is Cyprus’ and one of Europe’s oldest souls; the longest continually inhabited region of the island, with a history that dates back 10,000 years, and the most centrally positioned, offering easy access to other regions.
  • And whilst it is rich in the ancient culture of hundreds of years of contrasting civilizations and architecture, Larnaka is also a thriving and modern European city that offers the best of all worlds.
  • Find out more about Larnaka through the Larnaka Tourism Board.

Life in Pyla

  • Pyla is a village built northeast of the city of Larnaka. It is a community with a rich history and significant archaeological sites.
  • While strolling around Pyla, you will get to see important archaeological sites, a medieval tower, the Folk Art Museum, the Mosque, churches, the Cultural Centre, the old Police Station, as well as a beautiful beach offering several facilities.
  • Find out more about the history of Pyla here.
  • Pyla is the only village in Cyprus that is inhabited by both Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots. The two communities co-exist peacefully in their daily activities.

Things to do Food There is a large variety of restaurants /Cafés/Bars/Clubs available in Larnaka and they can all be found here.

  • Larnaka also has chain fast foods and restaurants such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays, Starbucks, Café Nero, Gloria Jeans, Costa Coffee, Coffee Island.

Malls in Cyprus:

Getting Support In case you would like to speak to someone regarding any issue concerning you or settling in, please contact the UCLan Cyprus Student Support Department on [email protected]