FAQs

Q?Can I get a transfer to the UK, USA or Canada from a college or University in Cyprus?
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Yes you can.  Acadia can help you transfer to the University you want.  It should be noted that the Universities will request an English Proficiency Test and a high GPA score.

Q?Do I need any medical examinations for a visa?
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UK – No medical examinations are required.  USA and Canada- In order to get an offer from a University a complete medical history including immunization against tuberculosis is required.

Q?Is it possible to change Universities in the UK?
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It is possible to change Universities in the UK but the courses must have match modules

Q?Is it possible to change courses?
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If the courses are closely related it may be possible.  However, if they are not closely related subjects, permission will probably not be given.  There are no guarantees that these changes can be made as they also depend on course availability. This is why it is important to ensure that the student has made the correct course selection on his/her application.

Q?Can I postpone my university entry to another year?
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Yes, you can. This is done by informing the University in writing and stating the reasons for your decision.  If you want to apply for the following year you can do that by stating this on your application form. 

Q?How do I pay my tuition fees?
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UK – You can apply for the tuition fee loan from the UK goverment which covers the full amount of the fees.

USA – Tuition fees are paid before the start of the semester.

Q?What do I need to get admitted?
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The qualifications required for admission to a University are different for almost every institution.

In the UK, Universities now admit students on the basis not only of GCE A’ Levels but also on the basis of their apolyterio.   An English Language Proficiency Test is required – IGCSE or GCE O’Level or TOEFL or IELTS.

In the USA, Universities look for High school / Lyceum transcripts, recommendation letters from teachers, but they also ask for the TOEFL English exam as well as sometimes for the SAT tests. If you need advice about taking these tests, call Acadia Education and we will be happy to help you.

Q?Can I get a scholarship?
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Yes, certain scholarships are available if you have an outstanding academic performance or athletic ability.

For the UK, you may receive a partial scholarship from a University, but this is decided by the University for every academic year.

For the United States, there is the Fulbright Scholarship which is based on academic performance and financial ability.  Additionally, some Universities offer their own scholarships to students and these are again based on academic performance, athletic ability and financial need.

Q?How do I get accommodation?
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To get accommodation, you must apply to halls of residence of the University.  As places are limited, you should apply as soon as possible, and preferably to Universities that guarantee accommodation to international students. Acadia can assist you in arranging for accommodation not only at the University halls but also at nearby student accommodation.

Q?What should I bring with me on my first appointment with Acadia?
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In order to expedite your application process, please bring with you the following:

  • All academic certificates including any English Language Proficiency test results i.e. IGCSE, GCE, IELTS, TOEFL.
  • A draft of a Personal Statement which can be completed with our guidance.
  • References, one for a Bachelor degree and two for a Postgraduate degree, one of which must be from an academic background.
  • If you are applying for a postgraduate course a CV (Curriculum Vitae) is required.
Q?When do I need to apply?
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UK – Undergraduate: Applications can be submitted from September 1st of the year until 15th of January or as late applications until June 30th.  However, you can still apply through us if you have passed the deadline.

UK – Postgraduate:  Applications can be submitted at any time, even as late as the middle of August.

USA – Undergraduate / Postgraduate:  Application deadlines vary from institution to institution. Some being as early as November, others as late as June, and some have no deadlines at all.  It is advisable to begin the application process a year in advance.  American Universities frequently require a student to take the TOEFL or IELTS English Proficiency test and sometimes the SAT English and Maths Proficiency test.  To ensure that all relevant tests are taken on time, the applications should begin a year earlier.

Canada – Undergraduate / Postgraduate:  Application Deadlines vary from institution to institution. Some being as early as January, others as late as June, and some have no deadlines at all.  It is advisable to begin the application process a year in advance.  Canadian Universities frequently require a student to take the TOEFL English Proficiency test and sometimes the SAT English and Maths Proficiency test.  To ensure that all relevant tests are taken on time, the applications should begin a year earlier.

Q?How does the UCAS system work?
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When applying for an undergraduate degree in the United Kingdom, you have to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).  The system allows you to apply to 5 different Universities / courses.  When UCAS receives the application, it is responsible for forwarding it to the appropriate Universities, and it is also responsible for informing you of their response.

Q?How long will it take to get an answer from a University?
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It usually takes a few weeks or a month for an answer, as long as there are no documents missing. In certain circumstances it can take a few days.

Q?What institutions does Acadia represent?
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Acadia represents a number of excellent, accredited institutions in the UK, USA and Canada.

Q?What kind of subjects can I apply for?
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There is no restriction on the courses you can apply for.  The most competitive courses are those related to Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.

Q?Do I need a student visa?
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Getting a visa depends on the nationality of the student, and the country he wishes to study.

UK

Cypriots – being members of the EU have no entry requirements.

Other Nationals – must apply for a visa at the British Embassy.  This can be a lengthy process, but we provide guidance to our students in collecting the required documents and completing the application forms.

USA

Cypriots and other nationals – Must apply for a visa at the American Embassy. We can offer our advice on filling the application online.

Q?How much does it cost to study abroad?
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Costs vary in different Universities and different countries.  If you are interested in a specific University or a specific location we will be happy to provide you with the information.