All International Students wishing to apply for admission to the MIM must complete and submit the on line application form which is available at the "Admissions / Application Form" menu.  

The Government of the Republic of Cyprus is the only legal and recognized Government on the island - member of the EU since 1.5.2004, as well as member of the UN and other International organizations. As a result of the Turkish military presence and occupation, the Government of the Republic of Cyprus is not in a position to exercise effective control over the occupied areas of the Republic.
International Students entering the Republic of Cyprus via the illegal / closed airports and ports (i.e. all the airports and ports in the occupied areas), are in breach of national law of the Republic of Cyprus. Therefore, you are urged to travel via the legal ports of entry, so as to avoid the consequences of the law (provided that a visa has been granted to you). The legal ports of entry into the Republic of Cyprus are the airports of Larnaca and Paphos and the ports of Larnaca, Limassol, Latsi and Paphos, which are situated in the area under the effective control of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. Any entry into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus via any other port or airport in the area of Cyprus in which the Government of the Republic does not exercise effective control (Turkish occupied area) is illegal”. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cyprus)

Visa/Entry Requirements for Non-EU Students

All non-EU students who wish to study at the MIM need to submit the following documents (one original and one copy of each document) to the Secretariat, Mediterranean Institute of Management.

Required documents and payments:


    1. Application form MEDU1/ MEDUM1 completed and signed prototype

    2. 4 passport sized photos.
      3. Duly certified passport valid for:
          • at least the expected duration of studies and
          • at least two year
      4. Duly certified criminal record from the police authorities of the student’s country with an official translation into English or Greek. This document is considered valid for a six-month period.
        5. Duly certified bank confirmation letter and bank statement (6 months validity period) stating that the student’s has the financial ability to support his/her living, tuition and repatriation expenses. The bank statement must show a minimum balance of €10000 within the account for the last month before the application process. Sponsor may only be Father/ Mother/Self. In case of another Sponsor, please supply Court affidavit. The letter must also clearly state the relationship between Sponsor and student.

        6. Bank Guarantee from the student for repatriation expenses

        7. Receipt/Proof of payment of the tuition amount of €3000 against the total amount of tuition required.

        8. Duly certified original medical certificate issued from the state hospital authority of the student's country,  attesting to good health, and including blood tests (hepatitis B, C, HIV and syphilis) and Chest X-Ray (Tuberculosis). These documents are considered valid for a six-month period.
          9. Acceptance letter from the MIM in order to register to a program of studies, including a description of a specific programme of studies and its duration.
            10. Duly certified academic and other qualifications. 
            11. Student Visa fee currently at €140 (application will not be processed without this non-refundable fee).
              •  Application for issuance of an entry permit and a residence permit: €70
              • Registration in the Aliens’ Register (only in cases of first registration): €70


          All of the above required documents must be sent to the MIM:

          Mediterranean Institute of Management
          P.O.Box 20536
          1679 Nicosia

          preferably through a Courier Service to:

          Mediterranean Institute of Management
          77 Kallipoleos Avenue
          2100 Nicosia

          Upon arrival in Cyprus

          Non-EU students are required to show the following to the Immigration Authorities at Larnaca or Paphos Airport:

            1. Original Passport
            2. Entry Visa to Cyprus (blue slip). All the documents that were certified by the visa officer at the visa interview (if applicable)
            3. The acceptance letter from the MIM
            4. Cash €3000
          Students who do not satisfy the above requirements will not be permitted to enter Cyprus.

          Attestation of Documents:
            1. Attested documents must be in English. In cases where a translation is necessary, this must be done by an approved translator and attested by the relevant authorities in the applicant’s country.

            2. All documents: (1) academic documents, (2) police clearance certificate, (3) bank letter, (4) blood test (5) X-ray report and (6) copy of passport should be attested by the appropriate /relevant authorities in the applicant’s country. Please note that, the Bank Letter should also be attested by the Notary Public and approved by the relevant authorities in the applicant´s country)

            3. The attestation process differs between countries that have signed the Hague Convention, 1961 (Apostille) and those who have not.
                • Students applying from countries that have signed the Hague Convention, 1961 (Apostille): i.e. India: must have their documents attested by the designated, competent government authority which is authorised to affix the Apostille on their documents. The Ministry of Justice or Ministry of Foreign Affairs is usually the government body that issues the Apostille.
                • Students applying from countries that have not signed the Hague Convention 1961 (Apostille) but have a Cyprus Representation in their home country: must have their documents attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their home country and then further attested by the Cyprus Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
                • Students applying from Russia and Serbia - Based on bilateral agreements between Cyprus and Russian and between Cyprus and Serbian: are exempted from the above procedures, provided all their documents are officially signed and stamped by the issuing authority.
              4. Applicants from a country where there is a Cyprus Embassy/High commission/Consulate must attend a short visa interview: The above documents are requested to be duly certified and will be certified by the Embassy/Consulate of Cyprus. The Cypriot Embassy or Consulate in their country will contact the individuals and invite them for an interview. At the time of the interview applicants need to present the original documents of all the above. If the entry visa is granted to the individual, the Consulate will stamp their documents and will return them back to them. The students who are successful in obtaining a Visa have to present the stamped documents as they were presented during the interview at the Embassy/Consulate, at the point of entry at Larnaca or Paphos airport in Cyprus.
            Parties of the Hague Convention

            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.

            Health Insurance
            All international students are obliged by Migration Department regulations to have health insurance coverage. This medical insurance is arranged through MIM Administration Department and is renewed with each annual registration.

            About Cyprus

            For more information about Cyprus you can visit the following link:


            Cost of living is around €10000 till €12000 yearly for accommodation and personal expenses.


            Visa/ Temporary residence permit regulations for Non-EU students

            Students entering the Republic of Cyprus should within 10 days submit to the Civil Registry and Migration Department the following required documents for the issue of a Residence Permit (pink slip):
              1. Application form MEDU1/ MEDUM1 completed and signed (for biometric features) if applicable
              2. Certified copy of passport with a valid at least 2 years
              3. 2 passport sized photographs.
              4. Original of Entry Visa (blue slip)
              5. Acceptance letter from the MIM, with full description of the program of studies and its duration.
              6. Original medical examinations for hepatitis B, C, HIV and syphilis and Chest X-Ray (Tuberculosis). Upon arrival in Cyprus, each student must perform in a local hospital these medical examinations. The results of the examinations must be presented to the Ministry of Health, Medical and Public Health Services in order to be stamped and signed by a government doctor.
                  • €15 fees for Government doctor to certified  the above medical examinations results
              7. Proof of comprehensive Health Insurance in the Republic of Cyprus
              8. Confirmation from a bank in the Republic of Cyprus that the student has deposited a satisfactory amount of currency to cover their living expenses and tuition fees for the period that the residence permit is applied for.
              9. Personal Bank Guarantee for repatriation expenses.
              10. Original Rental Agreement contract certified by the District Office in the area. (Your landlord will be able to tell you where to find the District Officer).
              11. Application for issuance or renewal of a residence permit: €70

            website: Civil Registry and Migration Department

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