Republic of Cyprus
Commissioner to the Presidency

Information for Overseas and Repatriated Cypriots


Education Allowance for children of repatriated Cypriots studying at private secondary education schools

Τhe terms “Παλιννοστούντες” and “Επαναπατριζόμενοι’’ (Repatriated) for the purposes of the grants concerning the fees for children of repatriated Cypriots studying at private secondary education schools, refer to persons of Cypriot descendance, from at least one of the two parents, who holds Cypriot nationality/citizenship or can acquire it upon settling in the Republic of Cyprus after a ten-year permanent continuous stay abroad. The provisions of the Decisions of the Council of Ministers, concerning the above institution, apply also to cases of children whose mothers are Cypriot nationals, from the school year 2002-2003.

The institution covers a maximum of 150 pupils annually. The children of repatriated parents are entitled to an annual grant of €768,87 (seven hundred, sixty eight euro and eighty seven cents) - £450,00 (four hundred and fifty Cyprus pounds).

Specifically, they are eligible pupils who, on their arrival to Cyprus, immediately attended classes at the upper (lyceum) or lower (gymnasium) circle of Private Secondary Schools or at the 7th class of Private Primary Schools, registered at the Ministry of Education and Culture, and who previously attended schools abroad, whose language of teaching was other than Greek.

It is clarified that pupils who upon their arrival attended the 7th form of primary schools should be provided with a certificate from the school they attended notifying that in the next year they will be entitled to enroll at the 2nd (B) class of Private Secondary School registered at the Ministry of Education and Culture. The enrolment in the 1st (A) class precludes the pupil of any grant.

The interested applicants should request from the school the Application of Allowance /Grant that they submit it to the Headmaster of the school fully filled and signed. The application must be filed together with all necessary documents, including Confirmation Certificate from the Embassy/Appropriate Authority of the Cyprus Republic resident at the overseas country confirming that the parent was permanently living abroad for ten continuous years before his/her repatriation. All applicants will be informed from the school accordingly, given the information from the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Address:

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Culture, 1434 Nicosia
(c/o Mrs Maria Anastassiades, Administrative Officer)
“Grant for the fees for children of repatriated overseas Cypriots”)
Tel. No.: 00357-22- 800600/704
Fax No.: 00357-22- 800640/427559
E-mail: manastasiadou@moec.gov.cy


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