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ACA training in Cyprus

Graduates, school leavers and those with other professional qualifications or experience (such as ACCA, CIMA etc) can study for the ACA in Cyprus.

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What is ICAEW?

ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. We were founded in 1880 and support more than 147,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants in 155 countries around the world.

Our members work in organisations in every industry and are on the boards of 78% of FTSE 100 companies. Our ACA qualification is recognised internationally and required by many finance and accountancy firms.

What we do:

  • Ensure the highest professional standards.
  • Promote, develop and support ICAEW Chartered Accountants.
  • Share expertise to advance the accountancy and finance profession.

How is the ACA structured?

Full ACA training is available in Cyprus and consists of four essential elements:

  1. exams,
  2. practical work experience,
  3. professional development and
  4. ethics and professional scepticism.

Together, these four elements give you the expertise and added-value skills that help define a chartered accountant. You must successfully complete all four elements to complete the ACA qualification and become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Credit for prior learning

If you hold an accounting or business related degree or a professional accountancy qualification that you completed in Cyprus, you may be eligible to exemption from some of the ACA exams.

Check our credit directory to see if your university or degree course is listed and if you can apply for credit for some of the exam modules.

Read more about applying for credits

Exams

In Cyprus exams are held in Nicosia and Limassol and all exams must be pre-booked. For Certificate Level exams you will book via your tuition provider or Pearson VUE centre. For Professional and Advanced Level exams you will book via your online training file. Admission details for your exam will be listed immediately after booking in the application summary page of your online training file.

Costs of studying the ACA

There are a number of fees associated with completing the ACA and qualifying as a ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Read a breakdown of the costs 

Tuition providers

A number of providers offer ACA tuition in a variety of delivery methods around the world and online.

Read a full list of ACA tuition providers

Cyprus Chartered Accountants Student Society

The Cyprus Chartered Accountants Student Society (CCASS) organises many events throughout the year. CCASS aims to offer networking opportunities and enhance relationships between trainee chartered accountants as well as supporting new trainees starting their professional life.

For more information on CCASS and the events the group hosts please contact: cyprus@icaew.com.

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirement for ACA students is two A levels and three GCSEs or the international equivalent. Please note that the Apolytirion of Lykeion level is not considered to be an A level equivalent.

Students with associate degrees, diplomas and advanced diplomas from Cypriot tertiary education establishments may meet the minimum entry requirements and should contact ICAEW’s Student Support Team with specific details.

Students who have been awarded a level of achievement as part of their degree may also satisfy the minimum requirements and should seek further advice from ICAEW’s Student Support Team.

Nikoletta Neofytou

Nikoletta NeofytouAssistant Manager, PWC

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

More information

For more information on studying the ACA in Cyprus contact: cyprus@icaew.com.

Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding your application, ICAEW’s Student Support Team will be able to help you:

Student Support Team
+44 (0)1908 248 250
studentsupport@icaew.com

Events

ICAEW is involved with events all over the world to share experiences of what a career in chartered accountancy offers and to provide advice on the different routes available to qualify.

Find an event near you

Are you a member of another professional body?

If you are a member of another professional accountancy body you may be able to join ICAEW through one of its reciprocal agreements.

Training internationally

If you want to train for the ACA in another country, you must ensure you are entitled to work in that country. It is your responsibility to understand what work visa you need and how to secure one. ICAEW cannot support you in this process, but your potential employer might be able to offer advice.

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