Legal Education in Cyprus
The most popular law program in Cyprus is offered by the University of Nicosia, where students can earn an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) in four years. According to the University of Nicosia's website, the LLB program was officially recognized by the Cyprus Legal Council in 2009 and enables graduates to continue with their education so they can qualify to sit at the bar exam. The Cyprus Bar Association regulates licenses and establishes disciplinary measures as needed. Lawyers in Cyprus do not need to specialize in any field of law because they are considered "registered" practicing lawyers who can take on any legal case they wish.
The European University Cyprus has master's degree law programs that require students complete Bachelor of Laws courses before enrolling in graduate level law classes.
Tuition Costs for Earning a LLB or LLM in Cyprus
Approximate cost of one year of law school in Cyprus is 9000 to 12000 euros ($12,000 to $16,000 USD). The European University Cyprus offers financial aid for students in need as well as various scholarships and grants for international students. All students must pay tuition fees, regardless of country of residency.
Opportunities for Lawyers in Cyprus
Although the unemployment rate in Cyprus is currently 17 percent, licensed lawyers experience less difficulty finding positions with law firms, banks, police enforcement agencies and other industries requiring knowledge of international and business law.