International Office

The International Office of KES COLLEGE has considerable experience in advising on immigration, English language, finance, accommodation or any other issue regarding international students. International office provides help before and during studying at KES COLLEGE.

The International Office also organises the Orientation Program at the beginning of autumn and spring terms.

Contact Details:

Ms. Agathi Mantrali

Office: 5 Kallipolis Avenue, 1055 Nicosia

Tel.: 00357 22875737, Fax.: + 357 22 756562, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Application & Visa Requirements for Non-EU Students

All non-EU students who are interested to apply to KES College require a visa to enter Cyprus. Provided that all the required documents have been received, KES College will submit the student’s documents to the Migration Authorities for evaluation.

  1. € 200 Euro Application fee (Non - Refundable).
  2. Copy of Passport attested (valid at least 2 years) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country.
  3. Copies of School Certificates & Mark/Grade Sheets attested from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country with overall mark 50% or above
  4. Attested copy from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country for one of the below English Language Certificate:
    • IELTS Certificate (with minimum score 5)
    • TOEFL (IBT) (with minimum score 71)
    • Pearson PTE Academic (with minimum score 58)
  5. Original Police Certificate (not older than 6 months) attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country
  6. Original Bank Certificate & Bank Statement attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country (not older than 3 months). The Bank Certificate must clearly state that the student’s sponsor has sufficient funds to cover the student’s expenses and studies in Cyprus (equivalent amount of minimum Euro 7,000€ in the last month before the application). The Bank Certificate should be issued on the student or fathers/mothers name.
  7. Original Medical Certificate (not older than 4 months), attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the applicant’s country:
    1. Blood analysis which clearly indicates that the student is not a carrier of HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C
    2. Report of Chest X-Ray for tuberculosis
  8. Prepayment of the First year tuition fees


Attestation of Documents

Documents should be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the student’s home country and then by the Cyprus Embassy, Consulate or High Commission at the student’s home country. To find out the contact details of the Cyprus Embassy/Consulate/High commission in your country visit the Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (Click here) or contact our Admissions Department.

Upon Arrival in Cyprus

Upon arrival in Cyprus, all international students will be required to show the following documents to the Immigration Authorities at the port of entry:

  1. Original passport
  2. Copy of the Entry Permit (and/or visa stamped on passport)
  3. Registration Letter by KES College
  4. Receipt of Payment of the Deposit to KES College
  5. Cash money minimum €2,000

Students who do not satisfy the above requirements will not be permitted to enter Cyprus.


Employment for Non-EU students

Non-EU students are permitted to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester periods and 38 hours during vacation periods.

Students are eligible to work six months after entering the country and as per the Aliens and Immigration Law No. 184(1)/2007.


English Language Requirements


  • IELTS: 5
  • TOEFL (IBT): 71
  • IB English B Standard Level (SL): 5
  • IB English B High Level (HL): 4
  • IB English A - Literature SL & HL: 4
  • Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a Second Language: D
  • Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a First Language: E
  • Cambridge GCE English A Levels: D
  • Cambridge GCE English AS Level English Languge: C
  • Anglia Examinations: Intermediate
  • Password Skills Plus Test: 5.5
  • Michigan Language Assesment: ECCE (52)
  • SAT* Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW): 530
  • PEARSON PTE Academic: 58



  • IELTS: 4
  • TOEFL (IBT): 42
  • IB English B Standard Level (SL): 4
  • IB English B High Level (HL): 3
  • Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a Second Language: E
  • Cambridge IGCSE or GCSE English as a First Language: E
  • Password Skills Plus Test: 4
  • Michigan Language Assesment: ECCE (40)
  • SAT* Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW): 450
  • PEARSON PTE Academic: 43

Orientation Programme

At the beginning of every semester, we are always eager to welcome new foreign students at KES COLLEGE. An orientation programme is organized by the International Student Affairs Office to make students’ transition to KES College as smooth as possible. It is carefully designed to provide all the necessary resources and information needed to help students adjust to life in Cyprus and assist them in settling down and getting to know their new environment.

Our orientation programme provides students with the opportunity to meet some of their classmates and interact with the staff. Students are also given the chance to settle any pending issues with their residence permit, insurance and living arrangements.

More specifically, Orientation Programme aims to:

      • Officially welcome new international students to KES COLLEGE.
      • Provide useful information about life at KES COLLEGE and life in Cyprus.
      • Guide in preparing the necessary documents for registration with the local authorities.
      • Introduce new students to their fellow students, college staff and faculty.
      • Test the ability in using the English language through a placement test.
      • Organise day trips to places of common interest


Accommodation & Living Expenses


We assist students to make their residential arrangements close to the College. The rent varies depending upon the type of property and its location and is payable directly to the landlord/lady. The length of the rental agreement is usually for six or twelve months depending on the student’s needs. The College will have no responsibility for any problems that may arise between the students and the apartment[s] owners since all agreements will be made directly between the student[s] and the property owners.

Note: Some flats are equipped with freezers and cookers and some other with basic furniture. Other flats are unfurnished and students will have to buy or rent furniture or other requisites


In addition to enrolment and tuition fees of the College, the following minimum expenses are required per month:

ExpensesEURO €
Accommodation250 - 600
Utilities (Electricity, water, and heating)50 - 100
Internet and Mobile (Basic internet and mobile phone plan)30 - 50
Food (Groceries and occasional dining out)17
Transportation (Public transport costs)20 - 50
Personal Expenses (Entertainment, clothing, and other personal items)50 - 100

5 Kallipolis Avenue
1055 Nicosia - Cyprus

Τ. : +357 22 875737
Fax: +357 22 756562

Email: [email protected]