American College, Cyprus (South)

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Today, American College is a leading international College offering world-class undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Through its broad range of programs, the College provides students from Cyprus and around the world with the depth of understanding and intellectual flexibility they need to respond to the challenges they will face in the years to come. American College sustains a superior faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research. The College strategic goal is to continue meeting the needs of its students and providing innovative programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems.

 

 

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1. Application Requirements...

1. Application Requirements…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

The American College (AC) is dedicated to purely giving any candidate the fairest chance to obtain admission. Which is solely based on academic performance and irrespective of religion, race, handicap, national origin, color and gender.

 

Intake Semesters & Application Season

 

Spring/February Intake: 15th November 

Summer/May Intake: 30th March

Fall/September Intake: 12th July

 

Admission Requirements

For undergraduate courses, including Bachelor’s degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma, and certificate, applicants must possess a recognized secondary or senior high school certificate. In addition the applicant, depending on the home country must have had at least 12 or 11 years of education.

 

Undergraduate

  • An international travel passport
  • Secondary or senior high school certificate
  • High School Academic Transcript
  • University Application Fee — 100 euros (non-refundable)

 

Postgraduate

 candidates must in addition to the above mentioned possess a recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications.

  • An international travel passport
  • Bachelor Degree (for masters & phd)
  • Bachelor Transcript (for masters)
  • Master Degree (for phd)
  • Master Transcript (for phd)

 

English Language Proficiency

It’s not mandatory for all international students and applicants to produce a certificate of English Language Proficiency. However, it is required for those courses taught in English that candidates have evidence of English Language Proficiency.

Below are the criteria: (anyone below)

  •         An IELTS average score of about 5.0
  •         Internet based test score of at least 40 in TOEFL.
  •         The Pearson Test of English Academic of at least 38.
  •         A Senior High School leaving certificate or equivalent certificate with English the language of instruction.
  •         A higher education or degree no shorter than 2 years duration, in which English language is the main language of instruction.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

2. Admission Procedure...

2. Admission Procedure

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

STEP 1 – APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Students who wish to apply for admission should submit the following documents when filling the form. They are also expected to pay the application fee to the college. This payment is non-refundable.

For Undergraduates

1. Completed Application for Admission Form.

2. Copy of Passport (only the page(s) that shows your photo, personal details and signature) valid for at least two years from the commencement of classes. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of classes.

3. Scanned copy of Secondary and Senior Secondary High School Graduation Certificates and Mark Sheets (with a minimum of 50% overall average mark at Senior Secondary).

For Postgraduates

1. Postgraduate applicants do not need to have the minimum of 50% at Senior Secondary as long as they have a minimum of 40% overall average mark at their Bachelor Degree.

2. Scanned copy of Bachelor Degree Certificate and Mark Sheet (applicable only for postgraduate applicants e.g. MBA).

3. Two references (from current and/or former lecturers, employers, and other associates) using the College reference form (applicable only for postgraduate applicants e.g. MBA).

Once we receives the documents listed above along with the application fee, it is processed and then the applicant will receive a certificate of admission from the Office of Admission. This comes along with an Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Study form. This mostly happens when the student satisfies the admission requirements of the school and program they wish to study.

 

Transfer of Credits

International students who have done some amount of time in other tertiary institutions may easily transfer credits to the program of study to intend to pursue at the American College. Thereby giving them the advantage of reducing the time required to obtain their qualification certificate.

To be entitled to this transfer of credit, foreign students must submit alongside their application for admission, an application to transfer credits. Or the credit transfer procedure can be made during the registration period.

 

STEP 2 – SENDING THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR VISA APPLICATION

Once the applicant receives the Certificate of Admission, they are expected to send the following to the Office of Admissions via courier service:

1.  Attested copies of Secondary and Senior Secondary High School Graduation Certificates and Mark Sheets (with a minimum of 50% overall average mark at Senior Secondary). If the student cannot attest the copies of his/her school documents he/she will need to send the attested original documents.

Postgraduate applicants do not need to have the minimum of 50% at Senior Secondary as long as they have a minimum of 40% overall average mark at their Bachelor Degree.

Attested copies of the Bachelor Degree Certificate and Mark Sheet (applicable only for postgraduate applicants e.g. MBA). If the student cannot attest the copies of his/her academic documents he/she will need to send the attested original documents.

2.  Attested original Medical Examinations report issued no more than 4 months before the application deadline which proves that the student is free from Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis and HIV/AIDS. All original medical examination results must be attached. Medical examinations can only be done by a governmental medical center (e.g. government hospital). The contact details of the medical center that issued the report must be shown on the report.

3. Attested original No-Criminal Record Certificate issued by the local police or Ministry of Home Affairs stating that the applicant has no criminal record. The Certificate must be issued no more than 6 months before the application deadline. In case there is a validity or expiry date written on it, the Certificate should be valid until the date classes commence.

4. Attested original Bank Letter stating that the student’s sponsor has sufficient funds to finance the student’s stay and studies in Cyprus. The student’s name, sponsor’s name and their relationship should appear clearly on the letter. The sponsor can only be the father, mother or a first degree relative of the applicant.

This must be issued no more than six (6) months before the application deadline. If neither the Passport nor the No-Criminal Record Certificate state the relationship between the student and the sponsor then a Certificate of Relationship or an Affidavit or other official document issued by the Police or other official authority stating the relationship between the student and the sponsor must accompany the bank letter.

Please note, this document must also be fully attested. The contact details of the bank that issued the letter must be clearly shown on the letter.

5. Attested original Bank Statement showing that the student’s sponsor maintains a balance of at least €7.000 or the equivalent amount in local currency. This statement must be issued no earlier than one month before the application deadline.

6. One passport size photograph with the applicant’s name written on the back.

7. Attested copy of Passport (only the page(s) that shows your photo, personal details and signature) valid for at least two years from the commencement of classes.

8. Original completed and signed Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Study form.

 

Attestation of documents and documents issued in a language other than English

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicants home country should attest the documents followed by the Cyprus Embassy, Consulate or High Commission in the same country. Before all this, however, the bank letter and bank statement need to be attested by the notary public.

(Note: every page of the bank statement needs to be fully attested; not just the last page).

Documents issued in other languages other than English, should be attested and attached with an original official translation. Contact details of the translator must be shown.

The translated documents must be attested the same way as explained above.

 

Immediately the school receives all the necessary documents listed above, it will apply to the Cyprus Migration Department for the student’s visa. Bear in mind that this process may take more than 4-5 working days to arrive via a courier service.

 

STEP 3 – PAYMENT AND SENDING OF VISA

The student should immediately forward payment of their college tuition and other fees once they receive notification from the school about the issuance of their visa.

The school will send the student a copy of their paper visa once they receive the payment.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

3. Degree Programs...

3. Degree Programs

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Below are the degree programs in English offered by the American College (AC):

 

1 Year Certificate Courses

Office Management (Secretarial Studies)

 

2 Year Diploma Courses

Business Administration

International Business

Human Resource Management

Marketing

Management Information Systems

Computer Science

Hotel Management

Travel and Tourism Management

Culinary Arts (Cookery)

Office Management (Secretarial Studies)

 

3 Year Higher Diploma Courses

Culinary Arts (Cookery)

 

Bachelor’s Courses

Business Administration

International Business

Human Resource Management

Marketing

Management Information Systems

Computer Science

Hotel Management

Travel and Tourism Management

 

Master’s Courses

Business Administration

 

Distance Learning Programs

Business Administration

 

English Language Programs

In addition to all the above courses, the AC also presents non-English speaking foreign students with the perfect intensive English language programs. Enabling both young and mature students to improve or perfect their English language within the shortest possible time.

This courses are designed to thoroughly cover aspects of English language like listening, speaking, writing, grammar and comprehension, and reading at different levels.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

4. Tuition Fees & Other Costs...

4. Tuition Fees & Other Costs

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

To see total estimated budget & cost, click here

 

Admission fee for application

Applicants are expected to forward a non-refundable admission fee of €100, the moment they send in their application for admission form to the Office of Admissions.

 

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate

  • €4,500 per year – Culinary Arts
  • €4,500 per year – Hotel Management
  • €4,500 per year – Computer Network Technician (Diploma)
  • €4,500 per year – Computerized Accounting (Diploma)
  • €4,500 per year – Computer Science
  • €4,500 per year – Business Administration
  • €4,500 per year – Marketing
  • €4,500 per year – Office Management (Certificate, Diploma)
  • €4,500 per year – Travel & Tourism
  • €4,500 per year – Human Resources Management
  • €4,500 per year – International Business
  • €4,500 per year – Information Systems Management

 

Masters

  • €5,400 per year – Master in Business Administration

Notes:

1.  Payments to the college can be made in Euro or in other strong currencies equivalent (e.g. US dollar, GB pound)

2.  When a payment is made via Swift/SEPA transfer and the actual amount received by the College is less than the particular amount above (due to exchange rate fluctuations or bank or other charges), final adjustment will be done upon registration of the student with the College (when the student firstly arrives at the College).

3.  All tuition fees and visa deposit are subject to change without any prior notice. Payment of tuition fees is subject to the Refund Policy shown below

 

Other Academic Fees

All fees shown below are to be paid when student is undertaking the registration process. This means they should be paid when the student first arrives on campus.

 

Euro

Enrollment fee (per semester/session)

50

Technology fee (per semester/session)

20

Annual Medical Insurance fee (per calendar year)

170

Medical Examination fee (Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, HIV/AIDS and Chest X-Ray for Tuberculosis – payable once)

40

Migration Service fee (per calendar year)

35

Laboratory / Book fees (average of 2)

70

   

Total

385

The fees stated above, are subject to change without any prior notice.

Laboratory/ Book fee is €35

 

Other Expenses (Estimates)

The expenses below are estimates of how much a student may spend in Cyprus. These expenses are not to be paid to the school.

 

Euro

Accommodation in private apartments (8 months)

1,200

Food for one month (8 months)

200 (1,600)

Books and Stationery (8 months)

350 

 

Refund Policy

The tuition fees and/or visa deposit are refundable (subject to bank and administration charges) only if the entry visa/permit to Cyprus was denied.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

5. Accommodation...

5. Accommodation…

Housing

The prestigious American College is located in Nicosia. This city offers a vast array of accommodation solutions. Several of which are just a stone throw from the College campus. International students and study abroad candidates have the option to rent an off-campus housing or share a school hostel apartment with fellow students.

 

For all foreign students and study abroad candidates who are in need of advice or help to select a place to stay during their study at American College, there is a comprehensive accommodation service available on campus.

 

Estimated Budget  Estimated Cost for 1 year
Tuition Fees See the list above for specific course fees
Other academic fees  385
Accommodation   1200
Books & Stationery 350
Food and living expense 1600
 Estimated Total Yearly Cost Add all of the above

 

6. Visa, Flight & Travel...

6. Visa, Flight & Travel…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Country: Cyprus (south) – EU member

Visa Type: Schengen Student Visa

Main Airport: You can find two active airports in Cyprus (south). They are located in Larnaca and Paphos respectively and together serves about 7 million passengers each year.

Visa procedures and travel arrangement for international students differ based on the different countries of origin. Further information may be obtained from the respective embassy in home country.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

7. Work & Study...

7. Work & Study…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

 

This is the rule for students studying abroad…

Yes, you can work but about 90% of countries don’t give student work permits… However, students can work informally and part-time… But all governments and university do not expect students to depend on their possible employment to pay for their tuition and accommodation…

In fact, it not ever possible for students to study full-time each semester and work as well and yet be able to earn enough for their tuition fees and accommodation… Not possible…

They might be able to depend on their possible work for living expense but never for tuition and accommodation…

They can’t study and still earn enough for those kinds of stuff (unless they have their own businesses).

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide you through the whole admission process.

8. About University...

8. About University…

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

America College is one of the oldest Colleges in Cyprus and is registered with the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. This school offers a wide array of academic programs that students can pursue. Programs are based on the American and European standards of higher education and recognized both in Cyprus and internationally.

American College also has international students from all over the world, currently enrolled in various degree programs.


The Paradise Island of Cyprus

Cyprus is a beautiful Island country, that is located in the north-eastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea.

The landscape of Cyprus is littered with beautiful scenery of a very wide variety. It is easy to lose yourself admiring the cool virgin mountains and beautiful traditional villages. These places emit a cool and welcoming aura which is in sharp contrast to warm and golden aura emanating from the sunny beaches and modern cosmopolitan cities.

Cyprus’ climate is the typical climate you are likely to find in the Mediterranean region. There are hot and dry summers from June to September with the average temperature being around 35°C. Winters are mild and wet and usually start from November and ends in March with the average temperature hovering around 12°C.

Cyprus is a relatively small country with a population of around 858,000 people. The native or official language of the country is Greek but many people speak and understand English.

Cyprus has strong political stability and is a full member of the European union. The country changed its currency to the Euro on the 1st of January, 2008.

Despite its relative high standard of living, Cyprus is technically an inexpensive country to live in. The cost of living here is significantly lower than that of many European countries.

The people of Cyprus are warm, friendly and very hospitable.

Currency — 

 

The Cosmopolitan City of Nicosia

Nicosia, is located in the center of the island and has a population of approximately 333,800 people. Nicosia is not only the seat of government, but also the largest city in the country. It is the foremost hub of administrative and commercial activities on the island.

Nicosia is a city that has an interesting mix of both the past and the present. The modern suburban malls are a very sharp contrast of the ancient monuments that remind us of a beautiful past. No matter who you are, Nicosia has something for you.

From a wide variety of cultural events to musical shows, you are made to feel right at home. If sports is your thing then you are in for a treat considering the many sports facilities and activities that are organized on a regular basis. If you wish to take part then the tennis and basketball courts, running tracks and municipal swimming pools should serve you neatly.

American College is conveniently situated at the heart of Nicosia and provides students with the ideal opportunity to taste two worlds: the world of culture and that of entertainment.

The cultural world, serves students with museums, theatres and art galleries while the world of entertainment, provides students with late-night clubs and cinemas. The best part about this is, they are all walking distance for the college.

Students are also spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing their ideal place to eat and drink around the college. There are a wide variety of pubs, cafes, clubs, bars and both local and international restaurants, to choose from. These places usually have students in mind and as such offer their services at affordable prices.

When it comes to transportation, the public transport system is very efficient. They regularly provide commuters with brand new buses that cover most of the city’s roads. Students do not have to walk far since the central bus station is less than a minute’s walk from the school.

 

Accreditation and international recognition

American college offers various programs and courses that are accredited on a local and international level. Certificates issued by the college are accepted all over the world. This level of accreditation shows that programs and courses offered by the school, are of a very high quality.

The college also has and maintains strong links with many universities and colleges overseas. This means that students have the opportunity to transfer to any of these schools and continue their studies. Student can decide to study here for 2 years and then travel to the United Kingdom to complete their studies or they could study here for 3 years and complete their final year in the United States.

This implies that students can gain an American or British degree within the shortest possible time and at an affordable cost too.

 

Campus and facilities

Campus

The campus of American College is located at the heart of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. The school is not only equipped with modern classrooms but other great facilities such as:

Library and online learning resources

The Library is an essential part of the teaching and learning experience at the college. The library is filled with a wide variety of books, academic journals, periodicals, and electronic/ digital materials. These enable the library meet the educational needs of students and surpass universal standards.

Students are able to subscribe to many different online learning resources from reputable and academic institutions on several topics and subjects.

Computer facilities

Very few schools are able to compare with American College when it comes to state-of-the-art hardware and up to date software in Cyprus. These top-notch facilities help students when it comes to learning and research.

Some of these facilities include well-equipped computer laboratories, computer network laboratory and a computer help desk. All students and staff also have regular and consistent internet access through college wide Wi-Fi networks.

kitchen and restaurants laboratories

The school has a well equipped and fully functional professional kitchen and restaurant laboratories. These are used for practical cookery, food and drink serving sessions and lessons. Students are able to learn and train in these facilities and gain valuable experience when it comes to real life situations.

Gymnastic Centre (fitness One)

Fitness One, is the gymnastics center of the college. It is fully equipped with several professional universal fitness machines. There are also separate changing and shower rooms for both male and female users of the center.

Cafeteria

Both students and staff have access to a very large and comfortable cafeteria during college hours. The cafeteria has all the necessary kitchen facilities and serves students and staff with a wide variety of meals.

Students also use the cafeteria for recreational activities such as chess, pool, table football and other electronic games, during their free time. Parties and other social events are also organized by students here.

Student welfare

American College is focused on providing students with wide range of services that will provide them with a better quality of life while in school. These include better support and guidance for students.

Important services offered here include renewals of resident permits of international students, orientation of new students, academic counselling, accommodation, providing employment and career advice, and organizing sports activities among others.

They also help facilitate the activities of the various clubs and societies in the school.

 

After submitting your application here, an admission counselor will guide your through the whole admission process.

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.

 

 

American College is one of the leading institutions of higher learning in Cyprus. The school was established in 1975 and is located in Nicosia, the capital city of South Cyprus.

South Cyprus is an island which is conveniently located in the Mediterranean, at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa. South Cyprus is one of many European countries that belong to the European Union.

ts mission was to provide high-quality education that would satisfy the needs of its students. It started as a private institute teaching accounting and English language and in 1979 it commenced offering its first higher education program of study – the one year program in secretarial studies. In 1985 the College introduced its first two year programs in Business Studies, Computer Studies, Hotel Management and Travel & Tourism.

In 1986 the College established its first academic links with universities abroad and in 1988 American College admitted its first international students. One year later the College started offering its first bachelor degrees and since then there has been a continuous addition of programs of study. In 2005 the College introduced its first postgraduate program – the Master in Business Administration.

Today, American College is a leading international College offering world-class undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Through its broad range of programs, the College provides students from Cyprus and around the world with the depth of understanding and intellectual flexibility they need to respond to the challenges they will face in the years to come. American College sustains a superior faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research. The College strategic goal is to continue meeting the needs of its students and providing innovative programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems.

 

 

 

Since you are already here, there is no better time than now. Your great study abroad experience awaits you.