Finding Schools for children and other dependants

Both European citizens who live in the Republic of Cyprus and members of their family who are nationals of a third country are entitled to education in the State Educational Institutes, as are Cypriot citizens.

The Republic of Cyprus wishes to ensure that children who come to live in Cyprus from other EU countries are able to continue their education. The Ministry of Education and Culture is the competent body to approach for help about finding a school (Tel. +357 22 800 600 and email You will be able to speak to the competent officials in the directorates for each level of education at the Ministry (e.g. the Directorate for Primary Education, Directorate for Secondary Education, and Directorate for Higher Education).

You can find approved state and private nursery schools, primary schools and lower and upper secondary schools through the Ministry. You can also get information about tertiary education (universities, colleges, higher education schools) from the Ministry of Education and its web site and by the Euroguidance Center in Cyprus at