Educational/Academic Qualifications
SVQ
CyQF/NQF EQF
COMPULSORY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
(Elementary School Leaving Certificate, and/or graduates of 7th and /or 8th Class)
1 1
COMPULSORY LOWER SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
Graduates of 9th Class
NEW MODERN APPRENTICESHIP (PREPARATORY PROGRAMME)
2 2
LOWER SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE
Graduates of 10th Class
NEW MODERN APPRENTICESHIP CERTIFICATE
SVQ Level 3 3 3
UPPER SECONDARY GENERAL EDUCATION AND EVENING SCHOOLS CERTIFICATES
(12th Class-or 12&13th for some private schools) - APOLYTERION
UPPER SECONDARY TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND EVENING TECHNICAL SCHOOLS CERTIFICATES
(12th Class) - APOLYTERION
SVQ Level 4 4 4
POST SECONDARY CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS
1 year
2 years
3 years or more (HIGHER CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS)
SVQ Level 5
5a
5b
5c
5
UNIVERSITY DEGREE (PTYCHION/BACHELOR’S DEGREE) SVQ Level 6 6 6
POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA
MASTER’S DEGREE

7a
7b
7c
7
DOCTORAL DEGREE 8 8

SVQ : System of Vocational Qualifications

CyQF/NQF : Cyprus/National Qualifications Framework

EQF : European Qualifications Framework