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Student Welfare & Activities

The Student Welfare & Activities Office offers help, advice and guidance to Students on a wide range of issues, covering health to personal problems. It takes on the responsibility of easing the Students’ integration into their new academic and cultural environment, introducing them to unfamiliar aspects of local culture. The Office also deals with extracurricular activities and events, such as excursions, cultural visits, sports, Student parties, shows, and other social events, all of which helps to achieve maximum communication among CTL Students, and promote their talents and interests.

Pick up from the Airport service

The College provides a pick-up from the airport service for newly arrived students.  Students need to inform the College they require this service when they first apply to study.

Housing Services

The aim of this service is to provide a safe, healthy, pleasant and affordable environment that helps students develop.

The College is responsible for assisting students who are relocating and need assistance securing accommodation.  The College provides a full range of housing services and works closely with students to determine the best options. 

Student Handbook

The handbook is handed to all new students during their first registration.  The handbook includes all necessary information a new student needs.

Orientation Day for new students

The Orientation Day for new students is organized on the last day before the beginning of classes.  The date is announced in the Academic calendar of the current semester and published on the announcement board, the College website and Prospectus.

A second Orientation Day is organized for the students who arrive late, the day after the late enrollment date. The date is announced in the Academic Calendar of current semester and published on announcement board, the College website and Prospectus.

Student Academic Support

The College follows student-centered strategies to safeguard and improve academic performance.

Support for new  students

The College establishes a close relationship with each new student and orients them to its practices.  The Student Welfare & Activities Office follows student progress regularly and guides them throughout the semester.  

Wellbeing and support of student life

The College is responsible for the wellbeing of students and helps them adjust to student life, manage stress, resolve conflicts, deal with personal problems or face challenges in life. 

Students can discuss matters related to their studies, progress and private life on an individual basis.  In cases where the progress of a student is handicapped due to special circumstances, a personal approach is adopted when assisting the student to overcome the problem.

Students with special needs

The college is committed to offering high quality inclusive education, and attaches great importance to treating all students with respect and care.

The Students Welfare & Activities Office and the Academic Office are responsible for helping students with disabilities to adjust to student life.

The college can accept students with:

  • Learning disabilities, such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, or dyscalculia.
  • Chronic health disorders.
  • Mobility disabilities.
  • Psychological or psychiatric disabilities, such as mood, anxiety and depressive disorders.
  • Non-severe autism spectrum disorder.

Special arrangements are made if required during lectures and / or Final Examinations.  

Sports and Recreational activities

The College offers a variety of activities that promote wellbeing and enhance lifelong skills.

The College provides intramural and extramural opportunities to students.

Recreational activities include:

Football, basketball, volleyball, cricket, bowling, hiking, watersports, cycling, skiing, snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, dancing, chess, backgammon

These activities are offered based on the interests of students and weather conditions.

Employment Services

The College is responsible for making information regarding employment resources available to students.

The College policy is to encourage and support students, and put them in contact with appropriate areas of industry for meaningful, structured on-the-job training experience related to students' academic coursework or degree. This experience will align students' career goals and objectives with existing and emerging occupations for work-based learning opportunities.

Immigration rules regarding International Students

According to the Aliens and Immigration Law No. 184 (I)/2007, full-time and regular students, from third countries, who have completed 6 months, of full time study and residence in Cyprus, are allowed to work, up to 20 hours per week, outside their study hours and up to 38 hours per week during holidays (Christmas/Easter and Summer Holidays), subject to the rules and conditions applicable to the relevant activity.

Student taking up employment must present to the Labour Office the employment contract.

Industrial Placement

The Industrial Placement period is a major part of a number of Programmes of study.  It is a progressive extension to the academic, practical and management skills developed during students’ studies at the College. The Industrial placement also allows student to develop personal responsibility, reliability and confidence.

Career Opportunities

The College in collaboration with lecturers working in the Industry advise the Graduates to obtain job placement.

The Student Welfare & Activities Office advises students on job applications.

Immigration procedures regarding International Students

Issue of Entry visa (Blue Slip – M70)

International non-EU new students must have a Blue Slip in order to enter the Republic of Cyprus.  

The following must be submitted to the Immigration Authorities:

  1. Completed M58 form
  2. Attested original documents or original attested copies of  School Certificates
  3. Original Bank Certificate accompanied by a Bank Statement showing a minimum amount of €7000 for at least one month from the day of submission of the application
  4. Original Medical Certificate for Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Syphilis and Chest X-ray tests
  5. Original Police Clearance Certificate valid for a minimum of 6 months
  6. Copy of passport valid for at least two years from the date of commencement of studies applied for
  7. Copy of the receipt for the Application fee €65 
  8. Copy of Letter of Acceptance

 All documents regarding School Certificates must be translated into English and attested by:

  1. a Notary Public Office 
  2. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of home country and
  3. the Embassy or Consulate of Cyprus.

Note: In India and Pakistan attestation is only done on original documents.  Consequently, applicants from these countries have to send original attested documents to obtain an entry visa.

Students in countries that have neither Embassy nor Consulate of Cyprus must:

  1. attest their documents at a Notary Public Office
  2. attest their documents at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their home countries
  3. send their documents to the nearest country that has an Embassy or  Consulate from their home countries and an Embassy or Consulate of Cyprus.
  4. attest their documents at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this country
  5. attest their documents at the Embassy or Consulate of their home country
  6. attest their documents at the Embassy or Consulate of Cyprus

Students in countries that have signed the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 and that require an Apostille attestation must:

  1. attest their documents at a Notary Public Office
  2. have Apostille stamp on all documents

The First Registration

 International non EU students must have in their possession at least €2000 in cash on arrival at the airport.

 Within the first week of their arrival in Cyprus, students must complete the First Registration procedure.

 Students must:    

  1. Submit the Blue slip M70 form to the College.
  2. Submit a rental agreement valid for at least one year.   The agreement must:
  • Be attested by a Notary Public Officer
  • Have revenue stamps to the sum €30

Students are responsible for completing the attestation procedure. 

  1. Open a Bank account showing a minimum balance of €1500.  They must collect a Bank statement and the cash deposit receipt from the Bank, which are submitted to the College. 

Students can use the College service to help them open a bank account.

To open a bank account, students must submit the following to the College within a few days of arriving in Cyprus:

  • Original passport
  • Original Entry visa (M70)
  • Utility bill showing home address
  • Rental agreement
  • Registration letter 
  • Receipt of payment
  • Copy of police certificate

Note: The documents required by the Bank are subject to change if the bank deems it necessary. 

  1. Undertake Medical Examinations, which include a Blood Test and a Chest X Ray.  

The blood test includes the following analysis:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis B&C
  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilis

The results of the medical examinations are attested by the Government General Hospital.

 In order to obtain an attested medical examination report the following are needed: 

  • €15
  • a cover letter for each student stating personal data (issued by the College)
  • a valid passport 
  1. Enroll in a Medical Insurance scheme which is valid for at least one year.  The College will arrange for students’ medical insurance. 

 The College provides services for all the above.

 Note:  The cost for all the above is paid by the student.

             The procedure is subject to change by the Migration Authorities.

Students can travel with the receipt of the first registration to their countries only.  They cannot use this receipt to travel elsewhere.  Once they receive their pink cards, however, they are free to travel more widely.

Renewal of Pink card

One-month prior to the expiration of their pink cards, students need to notify the College.

Students must submit the following to the Immigration Authorities:

  1. Photocopy of valid passport showing personal data and first arrival stamp
  2. A recent Bank statement showing transactions for the last six months with a minimum balance of €800.  Receipts from Western Union or Money Gram have to be handed to the International Officer.
  3. Copy of Pink card
  4. House agreement valid for one year.  The agreement is attested by a Notary Public Officer and has revenue stamps of €30.  (The student must complete the attestation procedure)
  5. Medical insurance valid for one year
  6. Tuition fees payment receipt
  7. Semester reports for the last two semesters with successful results

 The College provides students with the following: 

  1. A cover letter stating students’ personal data requesting renewal of pink card from the Immigration Authorities
  2. A competed M61 form
  3. Declaration (included in M61, completed and signed by the student)
  4. Copy of last semester’s semester report obtained by the Academic Office
  5. Attendance report obtained by the Academic Office
  6. A Bank Guarantee letter
  7. The School Registration Certificate

The College makes an appointment with the Immigration Authorities on behalf of the students who submit all the above to the Immigration Authorities.