How to Enroll at CIIM

Joining the post-graduate programme of your choice at CIIM consists of a simple three-stage process:

  1. Application
  2. Interview
  3. Admission

Below you will find a detailed explanation of each stage in the admissions process.

If you are not a Cypriot or EU national, please refer to the section on International Enrolment.

Stage 1 – Application

  1. The Application Form
    Please complete an Application Form.
    All sections must be filled-in properly, with dates where appropriate, full addresses and contact details. Please note that applicants may sponsor themselves, or be sponsored by a family member, friend, or company. Please do not to forget to sign the application form in the space provided. Applications should be submitted to CIIM at least one month before your desired start date.
  2. Degrees and Transcripts/Marksheets
    All applicants are required to submit certified copies of their High School Leaving Certificate (“Apolytirion” for local applicants), Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts (for all years of study). If the certificates/degrees and grades/marks are not issued in Greek or English, a certified translation will be required.
  3. Knowledge of English
    Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have documentary evidence of their ability to communicate effectively in English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE). Applicants who have graduated from universities where the language of instruction is English are exempt.
  4. Letters of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application form.  Recommendations from friends, family members, or acquaintances are not acceptable and will not be reviewed.
    The letters of recommendation should be sent in sealed envelopes and signed by the referee. Referees may prepare letters for this purpose or use the Admission Recommendation Forms provided by CIIM.
  5. Photograph
    Four passport-size photographs of the applicant should be attached to the application form.
  6. Application Fee
    An application fee of 50 Euros should be included with the application.
  7. Process
    When CIIM receives all of the above, the Admissions Officer will acknowledge receipt of the application and immediately review its contents.  Should there be any item(s) missing, the Admissions Officer will contact you to inform you of what is required before the application can be processed.

Stage 2 – Interview
Once the completed application is received and you meet the admission criteria, the Admissions Officer will contact you to schedule an interview.

Local students will be required to come to CIIM for a personal interview, whereas students living abroad will be interviewed over the phone. Therefore, please make sure all contact numbers and addresses on the application form are correct and legible..

Stage 3 – Admission
Once you have successfully been interviewed, a Letter of Admission that specifies the terms and conditions under which you will be admitted to CIIM will be forwarded to you.

Once you are admitted, you will have to pay the Registration Fee (€850) in order to join the programme of your choice. Keep in mind that the Registration Fee is not part of the Tuition Fees and it is not refundable.

International students are defined as students from outside Cyprus or the EU.

Applications should be submitted to CIIM at least two (2) months before your desired start date.

Stage 1 – Application

  1. The Application Form
    Please complete an Application Form.
    All sections must be filled-in properly, with dates where appropriate, full addresses and contact details. Please note that applicants may sponsor themselves, or be sponsored by a family member, friend, or company. Please do not to forget to sign the application form in the space provided. Applications should be submitted to CIIM at least two months before your desired start date.
  2. Degrees and Transcripts/Marksheets
    All applicants are required to submit certified copies of their High School Leaving Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts (for all years of study). If the certificates/degrees and grades/marks are not issued in Greek or English, a certified translation will be required.
  3. Knowledge of English
    Applicants for whom English is not their first language must have documentary evidence of their ability to communicate effectively in English (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE). Applicants who have graduated from universities where the language of instruction is English are exempt.
  4. Letters of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application form.  Recommendations from friends, family members, or acquaintances are not acceptable and will not be reviewed.
    The letters of recommendation should be sent in sealed envelopes and signed by the referee. Referees may prepare letters for this purpose or use the Admission Recommendation Forms (ADD LINK TO FORM!) provided by CIIM.
  5. Photographs
    Four passport-size photographs of the applicant should be attached to the application form.
  6. Application Fee
    An application fee of 50 Euros should be included with the application. You can pay the fee via bank transfer, banker’s draft or in cash.
  7. Process
    When CIIM receives all of the above, the Admissions Officer will acknowledge receipt of the application and immediately review its contents.  Should there be any item(s) missing, the Admissions Officer will contact you to inform you of what is required before the application can be processed.

Stage 2 – Interview
Once the completed application is received and you meet the admission criteria, the Admissions Officer will contact you to schedule a phone interview. Please make sure all contact numbers and addresses on the application form are correct and legible.

Stage 3 – Admission
Once you have successfully been interviewed, a Letter of Admission that specifies the terms and conditions under which you will be admitted to CIIM will be forwarded to you.

Once you are admitted, you will have to pay the Registration Fee (€850) in order to join the programme of your choice. Keep in mind that the Registration Fee is not part of the Tuition Fees and it is not refundable.

A Letter of Admission does not give international students the right to travel to Cyprus. It only means that CIIM has accepted you and it undertakes the obligation to apply for your student visa.

Visa
For the purpose of visa issuance, as soon as you receive the Letter of Admission, you will be required to submit the original completed Application Form together with all documents and payments mentioned in said Letter of Admission.  According to the Cyprus Immigration Regulations, visa requirements are the following:

  1. Degrees and Transcripts/Marksheets
    All applicants are required to submit certified (“Apostilled”) copies of their High School Leaving Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree and Transcripts.
    The originals will be presented at the Cyprus Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s home country when the applicant visits them for an entry visa interview.  If the certificates/degrees and grades/marks are not issued in English, the applicant will be required to submit official English translations along with certified copies of the documents in the original language.
  2. Letters of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation must accompany the application form.  Recommendations from friends, family members, or acquaintances are not acceptable and will not be reviewed.
    The letters of recommendation should be sent in sealed envelopes and signed by the referee. Referees may prepare letters for this purpose or use the Admission Recommendation Form provided by CIIM.
  3. Payment
    For the purpose of visa issuance, as soon as the student receives the Letter of Admission, the payments listed below must be made to CIIM via bank transfer.
    Kindly note that according to the Migration Department’s requirements, the transfer slip must clearly indicate your name, passport number and CIIM admission number.

The payments are:

  • Medical Insurance Fee = €185
  • Entry Visa Application Fee = €90
  • Registration Fee = €850 (This is a deposit towards the Tuition Fees and it is credited to your account with CIIM. Typically, this fee is not refundable. It will only be refunded if the visa is denied.)
  • First Tuition Fee Instalment = €3,750 (MBA/MPSM) or €1,925 (MSc)
  • First Accommodation Fee Installment = €1,400 (covering 4 month’s rent and deposits.)

Please note that for visa purposes in order to be accepted by the Migration Authorities of the Republic of Cyprus:

  • If your country is an HCCH member authority, all documents must bear the stamp (“Apostille”) of the Hague Convention (1961).
  • If your country is not an HCCH member, all documents must be notarised by your country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and then certified by the Cyprus Embassy or Consulate located in your home country.

Bank Guarantee
Visa applications cannot be processed unless accompanied by a certified copy of a recent letter from a bank that states that the sponsor (father, mother or company) has sufficient funds to support you for the duration of your studies.

You must keep the original document as you will need to present it to the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate in your home country in order to obtain your entry visa.  If this letter is not issued in English, a certified English translation must be attached.

Click here to download a sample bank guarantee letter.

A bank statement indicating the balance of the sponsor’s account is not sufficient, unless it shows a credit balance in excess of €20,000.  In this case, the name of the applicant must be clearly written on the statement.

Good Character Certificate
This should be a certified copy of a recent letter issued by the Police Authorities or Ministry of Justice in your home country stating that you do not have a criminal record.

You must keep the original document as you will need to present it to the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate in your home country in order to obtain the entry visa.

This certificate should also be accompanied by a certified English translation if the original is not issued in English.

Passport Copy
A certified copy of the passport page(s) that show your personal information (i.e. name, date of birth, place of issue, date of issue and expiry of passport) must be forwarded together with the application. The passport must be valid for at least one year; otherwise, the immigration authorities will not accept it.

Health Certificate
The Health Certificate will include blood test results confirming that you do not suffer from Hepatitis B and C, HIV/AIDS or Syphilis, and a Chest X-Ray report indicating that you do not suffer from Tuberculosis.
You must submit a certified copy since the original will be presented to the Cyprus Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Process
All the above documentation is essential as it will be required when CIIM applies for your entry visa to Cyprus. The immigration authorities of Cyprus will not process any application for a visa unless all of the above are attached to the visa application.

When CIIM receives all of the above, the Admissions Officer will acknowledge receipt of the application and immediately review its contents and supporting documents.  Should there be any item(s) missing, the Admissions Officer will contact you to inform you of what is required before the visa application can be processed.

As soon as CIIM is in receipt of all of the above documents including payments, a visa application is submitted to the local authorities. This process generally takes around four weeks to be completed.

Please do not travel to Cyprus before receiving a visa confirmation from CIIM – please read the fourth stage very carefully.

Stage 4 – Travelling to Cyprus

  1. Visa
    When the migration department in Cyprus approves your visa application, we will inform you so that you schedule your appointment for a personal interview at the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate in your home country.
    In addition to the Entry Visa Application Fee, the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate in your home country will also charge a nominal amount for the interview.
    If your personal interview is successful, you will receive your entry visa to Cyprus.
    Only holders of the visa confirmation from the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate in his/her home country are allowed to travel to Cyprus.
  2. Airport
    At the airport, please be prepared to present the Visa Confirmation and Letter of Admission. Do not forget to bring both.  In addition to the above, you must have an open date return ticket and the sum of at least €7,000 in cash/travellers cheques and receipts of payments made to CIIM.

CIIM will arrange for somebody to meet you at the airport. Please let us know your flight number, date and time of arrival as soon as your travelling arrangements are finalised. You should also let us know about any other requests you might have.

Stage 5 – Starting Your Studies at CIIM

  1. College
    Within the first days of your arrival to Cyprus, you will have meet with the Admissions Officer to make arrangements for the issuance of a permanent student visa that will be valid for the duration of your studies in Cyprus.
  2. Student Visa
    The visa granted at the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate in your country is only a Temporary Visa. Therefore, it must be changed into a proper Student Visa (“Pink Slip.”)
    During the first few days in Cyprus, you must complete the following steps with the guidance and assistance of the Admissions Office. You will need to:
    • Open of an external student Bank account with one of the local banks.
    • Obtain a letter from CIIM stating that you are a registered full-time student of CIIM.
    • Run an additional blood test (€45) and chest X-Ray (€20).
    • Obtain a one-year housing contract.

In order to secure your Pink Slip, you will also need the following items:

    • M61 Form provided by the school.
    • CIIM receipts of the tuition fee payments.
    • Copies of your passport and Cyprus entry visa.
    • Two passport-size photographs.
    • Bank account booklet.
    • All documents stamped by the Cyprus Embassy/consulate in your country.
    • Original good character certificate, bank guarantee and health certificate.
    • Pink Slip fee of €70.