This post was most recently updated on January 1st, 2021
It won’t be wrong to say that the Cyprus student visa success rate before May 2020 was almost 100%.
Yes, you read it right, 100%.
With all the genuine required documents, there was no chance of getting the visa rejected.
I have never met or heard of anyone whose Cyprus student visa was rejected despite having all the right documents.
Why was the visa rate so successful?
Because the required documents for Cyprus were so simple and easily preparable.
The study gap was accepted, income source or property valuation wasn’t needed, and best of all, IELTS wasn’t required.
Now, the rules have changed.
Some more required documents are added, and rules have become stricter.
So what is the Cyprus visa success rate in 2021?
I would say it’s 90% now.
In the past, if you applied for a Cyprus student visa, there was very little chance of getting rejected. But now, you can get rejected if you aren’t eligible.
Today in this article, we will discuss the things that have made the Cyprus visa success rate from 100% to 90%.
IELTS is required for the Cyprus student visa
Now, IELTS is compulsory for almost every country in order to apply for a Cyprus Student visa.
You have to receive each band minimum of 5 in IELTS to apply.
If for some reason, you couldn’t give the IELTS exam, you can still apply.
But, you have to give a face to face interview with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Education to check your English Level.
If you failed on IELTS or the interview, your visa wouldn’t be granted.
Age will matter now
If you are above 35 years old, your chance of getting a visa is pretty low.
I won’t say you won’t be able to get a visa, but it will be very hard.
Until the visa committee is convinced that your main motive for coming to Cyprus is to study and nothing else, they would keep you on a strict radar.
You don’t need to worry as long as you have a good IELTS score, and all your documents are genuine.
Some of the private colleges are getting closed.
Some of the private colleges in Cyprus are nothing more than a money-making factory.
Rather than focusing on giving a quality of education to the students, they just care about money and tuition fees.
The majority of their courses aren’t even accredited.
Government is on the verge of closing down such colleges.
If you happen to apply on one of that kind, your visa might get rejected.
You can read here to understand better the reality of private colleges in Cyprus.
Even though the Cyprus student visa success rate has been decreased compared to the past, it’s still at a good rate.
As long as you have an IELTS certificate with good marks, your documents aren’t fake, and your intention after coming to Cyprus is to study, then you are nothing to worry about.
I wish you all the best.
I suggest you read the following articles to know and understand better the Student’s life in Cyprus.