Schooling and Education in Cyprus

The basics of the education system in Cyprus: All the essential facts on the system and levels...

The Education System in the Republic of Cyprus has four stages: pre-primary, primary, secondary and higher/tertiary.

Nine years of education are compulsory (and free at state schools): education is compulsory from the Pre-Primary School age of 4 years and 8 months. 

In 2018, the Primary School school aged was increased from 5 years and 8 months to six years of age - until  the end of the third year of Secondary School (age 15).

The Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth has a tool for parents to work out the age of when their child starts compulsory education. 

To download a comprehensive booklet:  A guide to education in Cyprus (PDF)