State universities seek bill to allow courses in English

Immediate action must be taken to allow for English-language undergraduate courses to be taught at state universities in Cyprus to attract foreign students, the rectors of three public higher education institutions proposed on Monday 30 May, writes Nick Theodoulou for Cyprus Mail.

The heads of Tepak (Cyprus University of Technology), the University of Cyprus and Open University of Cyprus called for the necessary bills to pass through parliament so that the law can be amended and allow for the changes. They called on the house education committee to finalise the required bills.

There has been a push to advance Cyprus as a higher education hub, a likely lucrative industry which would require the introduction of English-language courses at state universities. That would require a significant overhaul, however, and some are concerned as to how tuition fees would be handled, among other issues. People from Cyprus who attend Tepak and the University of Cyprus do not pay tuition fees.
Full report on the Cyprus Mail site