Over 250 students at Limassol’s state university of technology (Tepak) will receive up to €2,500 each to help cover rent this academic year, the university announced on Tuesday.
Saying that housing is an extremely urgent issue for students, the tertiary institution announced a targeted framework to support those coming from different districts and who meet specific socio-economic criteria.
The adoption of this framework will be on a long-term basis and in place until the completion of the university’s privately owned halls in Berengaria, where some 500 students will be housed, by 2026.
The university approved an increased rent allowance of up to €2,500 from the previous €1,500, for the academic year 2022-23.
The beneficiaries of the rent allowance are undergraduate students who did not receive a room in a student hall and meet the socio-economic criteria.
Tepak will also provide a dormitory room to 250 students.
Meanwhile, Tepak has consulted with the Limassol branch of the Cyprus hotels association (Pasyxe) to secure a number of hotel beds at the lowest possible price.
For further information, interested parties can find more information on the Tepak website at https://www.cut.ac.cy/news/article/?contentId=497270.
The decision was announced a couple of weeks after reports suggested students who were accepted at Tepak reject their place because they cannot find housing in the district.
Student accommodation is available for Tepak students at the Apollonia hall built by the archbishopric near the Tsirio stadium while the university is also renting 80 apartments which are available at a lower price for needy students.
Furthermore, Tepak recently launched a scheme under which Limassol homeowners with spare rooms can host students for €200 per month.