Nicosia is the capital of the Republic of Cyprus and hence farthest southeast of all EU member states' capitals. Its population hovers near 250,000, around a third of the total population of the island. It is a vibrant city, and its mixture of ancient and modern is ideal for those who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of big student cities.
Nicosia is home to eight universities. Most Nicosians speak English, so there is no language barrier for international students in the city. International students also benefit from the fantastic opportunities for employment in an admistrative and financial hub as Nicosia also hosts various foreign ambassies, offshore companies, technology companies and the Cypriot headquarters of the big four audit firms. Foreign students and workers have significantly contributed to create a truly cosmopolitian feel in Nicosia.
The student life in Nicosia is very diverse and you will be a part of a multicultural community. Nicosia is a melting pot of south European, Balkan and Middle Eastern influences. There are a wide range of restaurants, museums, cinemas, mosques and churches around the city so it is very possible for anyone to find what they are looking for.