Nicosia is the capital and the largest city on the island of Cyprus. It is divided in two: its southern part is Greek and the north Turkish, which makes it the only divided capital in the world. It is a historical city that was conquered by different cultures and of which there are still vestiges, such as the medieval wall that was built by the Venetians.
If you are wondering, what is the student atmosphere like in Nicosia? We tell you that it is very busy, both during the day and at night. Likewise, the university organizes many activities for students and you will also be able to sign up for various sports teams.
Being such a unique city, Nicosia attracts many students every year. For this reason, we recommend that you start your search for accommodation as soon as possible using the Erasmus Play search engine, in order to have more chances of finding the ideal one for you easily.
Most of the available apartments in the capital of Cyprus are apartments with several rooms to share between different students. However, if you want to rent a complete apartment for yourself, you will also find some studio flats. Both types of apartments are usually fully furnished and have basic appliances.
The average cost of a studio apartment is € 530 per month. An apartment to share usually goes from € 700 onwards for one with two rooms.
Are you looking for a room in a shared apartment for students in Nicosia? To choose the ideal one for you, remember to look not only at the characteristics of the room but also the floor itself and its location. As for the rooms, they are generally individual and some of them may have a private bathroom or balcony.
The price of the rooms in Nicosia starts from € 270 and can go up to € 490 per month, always depending on the location and the characteristics it has.
Most students prefer to rent a room in a shared apartment to live their Erasmus experience with other students.
Nicosia is a very large city, so you should choose well the neighbourhood in which you are looking for accommodation. We tell you which are some of the favourites for students who go on Erasmus to this city:
This is the historic neighbourhood of Nicosia, where many of the places of interest to visit are located in the city such as museums, old buildings, churches, palaces and squares. Within the walls, there are also a large number of bars and restaurants.
The modern city centre surrounds the southern part of the old town. Here you will find a wide variety of bars, restaurants, museums and shops. Both this neighbourhood and the old city are the busiest for students to go out at night.
This area is located to the southeast of the historic centre of Nicosia, but very close to it. It is also very convenient for students who are going to the University of Cyprus since it is very close to their campuses. From here you will also be able to access the large green area of the Alsos forest.
These are some of the universities of the Cypriot capital:
The campus of this institution is located in the Engomi neighbourhood, to the west of the centre of Nicosia. In it are the departments of all the faculties, as well as different facilities (restaurants, gym, conference rooms, etc.)
This university has two large campuses and other buildings scattered around the city of Nicosia. One of the campuses is to the east of the Cypriot capital, near the Athalassa area, and many of the university's faculties are taught there. The other campus is a little more to the southeast of the previous one and is still under construction. There, students will be able to enjoy various facilities, such as a sports area and different residences. Other faculties, such as Architecture or Educational Sciences are in buildings closer to the centre of Nicosia.
This institution has a main campus which is located in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, to the northwest of the historical centre of Nicosia. On that campus are all its faculties, as well as the facilities that students can take advantage of, such as a gym, cinema, accommodation and restaurants.
Each of the city's universities has residences for students, so depending on which one you are going to, the residence is where you can apply for a place. Remember to pay attention to the characteristics it has and the connection between the residence and the city centre, since that is where the leisure places most frequented by students are found, especially at night.
How much does a student room cost in Nicosia?
|The average cost of a room is € 350 per month with everything included, although it can go from € 270 and go up to € 490 per month. The price depends on the location of the apartment and the details that include both the apartment and the room.
Where to live in Nicosia as a student?
|Most of the international young people who move to this city choose neighbourhoods such as the historic centre or the centre, since that is where the greatest number of leisure places for students are concentrated. You can also consider other nearby neighbourhoods, such as Lykabittos or Ergomi.
How to find accommodation near Nicosia universities?
|In the capital of Cyprus, there are several university institutions, so you have to determine the location of yours and then see the nearby neighbourhoods. You will be able to do this easily on the map of the Erasmus Play search engine.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Nicosia?
|Here estimate that you have to have around € 650-700 per month between rent, food and leisure expenses. However, keep in mind that it always depends on the lifestyle you lead.
Why study in Nicosia?
|This unique capital will surely attract your attention for its combination of Turkish and Greek culture. Take the opportunity to delve deep into the traditions of the island. In addition to practising English, if you feel like it, you will be able to learn Greek and Turkish. In Nicosia and its surroundings, you will also be able to take advantage of different sports such as diving or skiing.