FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS You will need to send the following:
Why should I choose Cyprus?
What support do I have while I am studying?
Can I work while I am studying?
What do the courses cover?
Can I take an English Course only?
Can I transfer overseas after completing my studies at MKC City College ?
Can I stay in Cyprus and work after my finishing studies?
Is there an age limit?
What are the semester start dates?
What education do I need to complete?
What documents do I need?
What are my living expenses during my stay in Cyprus?
What happens if the visa application is rejected?
What travel arrangements do I need to make?
What do I need when I arrive in Cyprus?
What qualification will I receive when my studies are complete?
Q: Why should I choose Cyprus?
Cyprus is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. In choosing M.K.C.City College Larnaca you will be studying within the tourism environment and see first-hand why Cyprus is so popular. You will also be studying in a European country as Cyprus became a full member of the European Union in May 2004. The cost of studying and living in Cyprus is less than that of other European countries and cities. At M.K.C.City College Larnaca you will study for 2 years and then have the opportunity to transfer overseas to a Degree programme (2nd or 3rd year) therefore saving expensive tuition fees and living expenses. English is widely spoken here, not just at the College but also throughout Cyprus. This allows students to practice their English speaking on a practical day-to-day level. Getting around Cyprus is also made easier as all street and road signs translated in to English.
Q: What support do I have while I am studying?
The College helps and supports all students not just academically but personally also. We meet all of our students at the airport on arrival and help them to find accommodation depending on their needs. We also help with any official procedures especially in applying for the permanent Student Visa. Academically if there are any difficulties with the studies or even personally there is always someone at the College who can help.
Q: Can I work while I am studying?
For Hotel Management students, there will be a paid work placement after completing the 1st Year. This is during the summer vacation from June until the end of September (4 months).
Q: What do the courses cover?
The Foundation Course focuses on the English Language: speaking, reading, writing and comprehension. There are other subjects like accounting, economics etc that you can also take to help begin your academic studies.
The Hotel Management Course covers a wide range of subjects from the Hospitality and Tourism Industry plus some business management subjects and a foreign language.
Q: Can I take an English Course only?
Yes. For February & October admissions, students can study our Foundation Course which focuses on the English Language before you begin your main studies. In July, we have our Intensive English Course for 2 months.
Q: Can I transfer overseas after completing my studies at MKC City College ?
Yes, after completing the full course of 2 years, the College will help you in applying to overseas institutions of your choice.
Q: Can I stay in Cyprus and work after my finishing studies?
Yes, it is possible to work here in Cyprus. First, you must find a position and then the employer will apply on your behalf to change your Student Visa to a Working Visa. The College can help in finding available positions.
Q: Is there an age limit?
No, students of any age can apply for studies.
Q: What are the semester start dates?
The Semesters start in October and February each year.
These are for the main academic Diploma and Certificate courses plus our Foundation Course. In July each year we have an Intensive English Course for 2 months.
Q: What education do I need to complete?
Before applying, you have to complete a minimum of 12 years of schooling or a Senior High School Certificate. TOEFL/IELTS are not required.
Q: What documents do I need?
Notary Attested copies of all educational Certificates and Examination Transcripts with certified translations.
Copy of your passport.
Bank Letter confirming your parents or sponsor can financially support you during your studies.
Police Character Certificate of Non-Conviction.
More detailed information on admission procedures you can find in College Fees and Procedures leaflet.
Q: What are my living expenses during my stay in Cyprus?
A MKC City College advises international students in finding suitable accommodation, which is a short-distance from the College.
The expenses below are based on 3-4 students sharing 1 furnished apartment (including kitchen, bathroom, sitting room and bedrooms).
150 Euro Rent minimum 25 Euro Electricity15 Euro Telephone (local calls) 120 Food 40 Euro Books & stationery Euro 100 Miscellaneous (leisure etc.) 450 Euro per month minimum.
*These expenses will vary depending on the life-style of the student and will need to be planned accordingly. Q: What happens if the visa application is rejected?
If the Authorities rejected your Visa application, the College will refund the fees except for the Application Fee (non-refundable). Q: What travel arrangements do I need to make?
You will need to have an open return ticket. The details of your flight: airline, departure details, arrival details etc should be given to the College before traveling to Cyprus. Q: What do I need when I arrive in Cyprus?
When you arrive at Larnaca Airport you will need the following: Passport – valid for a minimum of one year An open return air ticket College Admission Certificate Copy of the Temporary Student Visa or stamped visa in your passport College Fee Receipts Your bank or Western Union fee payment receipts At least 1600 Euro in cash Q: What qualification will I receive when my studies are complete?
You will receive a Diploma or Certificate in the name of MKC City College. During your time at the college you will have the opportunity to study and sit other external examinations, so you can leave Cyprus with more than one qualification.