Frequently Asked Questions

Application process

ESP is cooperating with a range of established universities. If you study in a listed university, please ask for information about ESP at the Dean’s office of the faculty of economics at your university.

The application deadline changes from year to year, please contact the Dean’s office of the faculty of economics at your university.

We aim to have the group ready for the current year programme by the beginning of June. By that time, all applications will have been reviewed.

The list of documents may vary from university to university. Please contact the Dean’s office of the faculty of economics at your university.

General questions about the Programme

Participation in the Programme is free of charge.

We cover studies and all entertainment options included in the Programme, as well as travel expenses, insurance, and accommodation. Pocket expenses and additional activities you may wish to engage in, are not covered.

Every year, ESP brings together 40-50 students from different countries and cultures.

You must show a good level of understanding of the English language as all courses are taught in English. Your ability will be assessed through the application process.

Travel and accommodation

ESP administration will advise you if you need a visa to Cyprus. The full list of required documents will be sent to you together with an admission letter.

All ESP students are covered by travel insurance which is to be arranged together with the tickets and visa.

No, you do not. All reservations are made centrally by ESP administrators. All information needed for bookings will be requested from you in due time.

  • Be sure you have done all the preparations mentioned in the admission letter.
  • Be sure you have all the required documents: your visa, travel tickets, hotel reservation.
  • Check the weather forecast and pack your luggage accordingly.
  • If you have any health / medical conditions, make sure you have everything you may need.
  • On the day of your flight reach the airport on time.

At the airport, ESP administrators will be waiting for students at the arrival gate with name signs. On a departure day, students will be transferred to the airport in accordance with their flight schedules.

ESP participants are provided with accommodation at Curium Palace Hotel, at 11, Byron Street, in Limassol. Rooms with double occupancy.

Cyprus currency is euro. Listed below are some pricing references:

  • One-way ticket (city bus) – €1.50 (€2.00 after 9 pm)
  • Cappuccino (regular) – €2.50
  • Bottled water, 0.33 l – €0.69
  • Milk (regular), 1 l – €1.34
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g) – €1.38
  • Local cheese (1kg) – €7.83
  • Meal, budget restaurant – €10.00-15.00
  • Three-course meal, mid-range restaurant – €40.00
  • Taxi – €4.00 (start) + €0.73 for each km
  • Cinema ticket – €9
  • Water sports activities – €10.00-30.00 per hour

Studying at ESP

The general programme is available online, while more details will be provided to you in a welcome package several weeks before the beginning of the course.

No, you cannot. The curriculum is fixed, and all classes are mandatory for all ESP participants.

Most of the time you will be studying in the conference facilities of Curium Palace Hotel, 11, Byron Street, Limassol 3105.

The academic plan is very intense. It is to your advantage if you could do additional reading on ESP topics and prepare 1-2 questions for each of the speakers.

Academic premises and students’ accommodations are both situated in the Curium Palace Hotel. It offers elegant air-conditioned rooms with a balcony, restaurants and cafés, an outdoor pool, a gym, a conference hall, and other facilities.

Yes, there is. It is smart casual for classes and formal for the Presidential Palace visit.

Our programme is developed so as to provide you with as much studying and as many different experiences as possible. All scheduled courses are mandatory unless there are exceptional circumstances. You will mostly have free time in the evenings.

Your hotel Curium Palace Hotel is located in the centre of Limassol. It has an outdoor pool and a gym. The distance to the nearest beach is 300 m, and the old city abundant in distinctive restaurants and cafés is only a 15-minute walk away.

A large number of cultural and entertaining activities is already scheduled, such as visiting:

  • Troodos Mountains
  • Omodos village
  • Kolossi Castle
  • Kourion archaeological site
  • Aphrodite’s Rock
  • St Neophytos Cave
  • Tombs of the Kings
  • House of Dionysos
  • Nicosia historical centre and

ESP administrators can advise you on additional activities available in Limassol, such as water sports, cinema, theatre, and museums.

In case you are not able to attend a class, please contact the ESP administrators.

You will get information on what to bring for your classes, activities, trips, and social time in a welcome package several weeks before the beginning of the Programme.

The climate of Cyprus is temperate, Mediterranean. The average maximum temperature in warmest months (July-August) is 34-37℃. The average lowest temperature is 22.5℃.

The differences in altitudes throughout the country are not negligible, and you should expect the weather to be different in places in different altitudes. The temperature usually decreases by 1.2–2℃ every 200 m (656 ft), depending on other conditions.

ESP students will receive a certificate of attendance.