In order for a Summer School to get established and operate in the Republic of Cyprus, an approval by the Minister of Education and Culture must be given.
Permission to operate a Summer School in Cyprus can be given to natural or legal persons of a Cypriot nationality or citizens of other member states of the EU. Non EU citizens can also establish a summer school upon the approval of the Minister of Education and Culture.
In order to apply for the establishment and operation of a summer school, application forms (application for the establishment and application for the operation of a summer school) must be submitted, either through the PSC Cyprus or directly to the competent authority:
Ministry of Education and Culture
Department of Secondary Education
Kimonos and Thoukydides Corner
Tel.: +357 22800918, +357 22809512
Fax : +357 22428268
Choosing a name of summer school and registering to the registry of companies
The summer school should be registered as a company with a commercial name at the registry of companies. The term “summer school” must precede the name given. The certified copy must accompany the application. The registered name cannot include terms like “Academy” “Academic” “National” “Pancyprian”. The registered name should not be misleading in terms of the level and the type of the summer school. The registered name must distinguish itself from the names of other summer schools.
Finding a suitable building must be a primary goal:
2. Targeted skills/abilities (language and communicative skills according to the level and skill scales of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of the Council of Europe.
3. Content / Syllabus (coursebooks and additional material which is in accordance with the CEFR levels for languages)
4. Teaching periods per year/per week and by unit
6. Methodologies (teaching approach and methodology, activities, tasks etc.)
7. Technological support (PC / interactive activities over the internet etc.)
8. Modes of Assessment
The owner should state to the Ministry of Education and Culture the student fees and then should ensure an approval every academic year for possible increase of the fees.
The advisory committee of Private Education examines the application and together with the Minister of Education and Culture gives approval, only if the application meets all requirements and terms with reference to the law.
The opening of the summer school should take place only after its approval.
The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within ten months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.
Obligations and Supervision
The offenders will be legally prosecuted. Applications submitted with missing information will not be taken into consideration. For this reason you are kindly requested to study carefully the legal prerequisites for the foundation and operation of summer schools as described below:
It is obligatory to have a sign
Outside the building showing the commercial name of the school with the phrase “summer school” preceding the name given.
The phrase “summer school”
Must precede the commercial name at the stamp used by the school, as well as at all signs, advertisements, certificates and other documents published or issued by the summer school.
Summer School inspection
Before Ministry of Education and Culture officials inspect the Summer School, photocopies or samples of the sign and the receipts as mentioned above should be presented.
Operational information of the Summer School