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How to Apply for an entry Visa?

Non – EU students must apply directly to the University in the beginning of November/August (according to the period/semester they wish to apply).

Once you complete all the necessary attestations and collection of all documents, you must send scanned copies to the Admissions Office in order to proceed with the visa formalities and submit them to the Migration Department and the Ministry of Education of Cyprus. All documents will be evaluated and a decision will be communicated to the University.

The issuance of visa varies according to your country of origin and therefore, for some countries, the visa is issued from the Migration Department of Cyprus and is given to the University. The University is responsible for sending the visa (Temporary Entry Permit) to the student for entering Cyprus.

For some countries the visa is issued from the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus in the country of residence of the applicant following a short interview. Students that will visit the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus for the interview visa must present all original attested documents.

The visa (Temporary Entry Permit) is valid only for a limited number of days after arrival and it must be renewed immediately. The student must contact the Student Support Department of the University to arrange and apply for the Temporary Residence Permit (Pink Slip).


Upon arrival at Larnaka airport, students will be required to present to the Immigration authorities the following:

  • 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


All students must open a Bank account with a local Bank and deposit a minimum of €1,000. A copy of the Bank book and the receipt should be submitted to the Admissions Office for the Temporary Residence Permit (Pink Slip).

A UCLan Cyprus student registration letter and a Housing Contract (attested by Notary Public or the Community Council president) should be presented to the bank when opening a bank account.


According to the Cyprus authorities, students must attend their classes regularly. Students who do not register for an academic year will have to depart from Cyprus.


For the renewal and application of the Temporary Residence Permit (Pink Slip), the following (approximate) charges are applicable:

  • Pink slip application fee € 35
  • Alien book fee € 70
  • Medical Insurance €130
  • Medical tests € 70 (blood tests & x-ray)

Total €305