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Alpha Academic Consultants was formed in order to provide academic consultancy services to students wishing to further their education in higher levels as well as representatives of a range of well-known UK Universities in the local market of Nicosia. Through the years we developed further and other than UK recruitment we specialized in counseling of young students, aged 14 and over, in order to assist them with module selection at high school, GCSE and ‘A’ Level in order to prepare for university entry, Lyceum graduates who are ready for university entry, as well as university graduates who wish to continue their education to postgraduate level – part time, full time or distance learning needs are accommodated.

Other than continuing to excel in UK University recruitment we continue to develop in academic areas. Our operations started in 2005 in Nicosia Cyprus, five years later, in 2010 we have expanded our operations in Athens Greece, in 2011 our 2nd office in Cyprus based in Larnaca and in 2013 in Thessaloniki. Our portfolio of representations covers an excellent range of institutions and we try to focus on each of them separately and present them as best as possible in the Markets of Cyprus and Greece.

In 2003 we saw the need of expanding recruitment for other European countries as well the USA and therefore we enlarged our portfolio of activities, including recruitment for universities in Italy, France, Germany, Holland and USA.

We are committed to helping each and every individual make the right choices for their future by offering professional advice on career development and self-improvement. Our services cater very much to the individual’s needs – we pride ourselves in taking our time to get to know our students and offering advice applicable to them – from which course to choose to the best location to suit them.

MEET THE ALPHA TEAM

 
Sotia Karatzia Santangelo, Cypriot
MA, MSc, PGDip, BA

While studying at the Business School at Northumbria University she started working with Studynet UK at the student recruitment department. Moved to Cyprus in 2002 continuing UK University recruitment and University representations and in 2005 formed Alpha Academic Consultants where is the director and main consultant.

Ignazio Santangelo, Italian

Certificate, Diploma

Completed culinary art studies in the UK and worked in the private sector for a few years before coming to Cyprus. In 2009 obtained practical training for Administration procedures regarding University Recruitment and in 2010 became the Administration Director at Alpha Nicosia office.

Konstantinos Kosmidis, Greek

MSc,PGDip, BSc

After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Liverpool, Konstantinos was appointed Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and is still an active member of the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering (UKCTE). Currently, he is Director of Studies at UKFC Foundation course of Athens, where he painstakingly prepares students for life and study at British Universities. Konstantinos is the acting counselor at Alpha Consultants office Athens
Alpha Consultants are a member of UCAS.   ucas logo  
The UK offers leading universities and recognized academic tradition for more than a century. Considered one of the world's cosmopolitan countries, which is the most popular study and work destination as well. England provides a safe and guaranteed academic environment to live and study. Every year hundreds of students all over the world want to come in UK for studies. After graduation, students themselves begin successful careers across the globe, and are brilliant ambassadors of the university, while the high quality of educational services provided is apparently by the UK educational institutions.

  • Studying in the UK you will be able to receive the necessary training that will help you in your successful entry into the labor market and can lead tomoreand better jobs.
  • The United Kingdom can be a valuable life experience and will benefit both academic and personal level.
  • The UK offers university demanding programs which follow robust delivery and assessment methods.
  • Deepening your knowledge in English language and getting to know people of other cultures can broaden your intellectual horizons.
  • The knowledge of English will be an important tool for the future prospects of your professional career path.
  • The universities in the UK offer a wealth of academic guidance options to be able to choose the right university to start your studies.
  • The UK will offer ideal living conditions with over a century of experience in hosting international students in a multicultural and safe environment.
Postgraduate studies in UK involves learning and studying for degrees, professional or academic certificates, or other qualifications for which a first a Bachelor's degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education. UK offers globally-recognized postgraduate courses in a wide range of academic fields.

  • Change career direction - postgraduate courses can lead you in a different career sector.
  • Enter a profession that needs a specific qualification- some vocations demand a postgraduate qualification as an entry requirement.
  • Further your career - the majority of postgraduates earn more than undergraduates over their careers.
  • Gain a clear insight into industry and create invaluable contacts- postgraduate degrees will come across with industry contacts and work experience opportunities.
  • Pursue a passion for a particular subject - you can explore your personal interests, as most taught courses will let you select modules. Research courses will allow you to pursue interests in greater depth.
  • Study flexibly - many courses are designed to fit around careers or parenting.

The UK educational institutions in terms of opportunity offers shorter programs than many other study destinations. Studying for master degree only require one year studies (full- time attendance) and you can do a doctorate in three years if you are really dedicated to what you do.

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The CYPRUS FOUNDATION COURSE (CYP.F) is the first preparatory one-year preparation course (Foundation Course), operating in Cyprus and aimed at students who wish to continue their studies in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales).

What makes us first choice for your studies?

· Certified and accredited academic curriculum of the majority of UK universities.
· Specialised courses for all areas of direction, which provide guaranteed access to comparable studies disciplines.
· Ideal training environment offering academic support, information and advice responsibly to study development issues and your professional growth.
· Well-designed curriculum, which combines all areas of direction, with the aim of introducing the British universities of your choice.

The programs offered include the following directions / fields of study:


tick Art and Design/Architecture
tick Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
tick Business and Economics
tick Computer Science
tick Engineering
tick Humanities and Law

MISSION

The CYPRUS FOUNDATION COURSE (CYP.F) is a new preparatory preparation program, capable of providing high-quality education, pursuing a successful entering at British Universities.
The purpose of the preparatory program to prepare one-year is the provision of basic education and that is essential to familiarize our graduates how the UK higher education system works.

 

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The UKFC Foundation Course of Athens (Greece) is a comprehensive one-year preparation course for Greek and other international students who would like to study in the UK. This intensive course is specifically designed to offer excellent academic preparation and also provide students with invaluable experience to help them meet the demands of British Universities.

Our mission at UKFC is to offer to students from Greece and the surrounding areas a carefully designed foundation course with specific academic pathways which will enable them to achieve entry to higher education in the United Kingdom. We are dedicated to achieve excellence in our educational programmes.  We address the academic needs of all of our students by providing a nurturing environment that fosters high expectations and provide a learning community that challenges ALL students to realize their greatest potential. Our commitment is to help our students achieve their academic expectations in the British Educational System and develop into responsible, independent and mature individuals.

The UKFC Foundation course prepares students for academic study on a wide range of undergraduate degrees focusing on the following six academic pathways.
Biological Sciences and Pharmacy, Engineering, Business and Economics, Computer Science, Humanities and Law, Art and Design.

representatives 2Which university shall I choose?
Manchester, London, Newcastle, Bristol… you can rest assured that we have visited each and every university in the UK which we recommend. We know the people, the courses on offer, the surrounding areas, transport links – we can even arrange a visit to any university on your shortlist.

Your choice
We help choose the right university for you. Depending on the course you choose and your personal lifestyle preferences, we are confident we can find the perfect location for you.

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Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city centre, or the tranquility of a picturesque village, the uk offers a place to suit every taste with easy access via international airports and excellent public transport.

SEE WHICH UNIVERSITIES WE REPRESENT
Whilst we send students to a great variety of universities in the UK and Italy, Alpha Consultants exclusively represent in Cyprus the following universities in the UK, offering courses for every subject and academic level.
Click on one of the links below to view the universities and links to their websites:

Tuition fees for undergraduate students who belong to the EU for 2013/14 is £9,000 and for postgraduate students 2013/14 starting at £5,100 and go up to £18,000. Tuition ranging from £6,000 to £9,000 depending on the university, while most universities charge tuition fees up to 8,500 pounds.

All students can easily repay the fees by obtaining a loan granted by the State of England. The fees are paid to the University directly from a student loan bank. The loan begins to be repaid when the student graduates and starts working and earning income above £21,000. If the graduate receive less money, they do not repay the loan. The repayment of the loan starts to be activated if the graduate works and gets an annual salary of more than 21,000 euro. The amount is considered insignificant for someone who declares income above 24,000 euro and the obligation will be to pay a percentage of their salary each month.

Our counselors guarantee the successful processing of applications for the provision of student loans through the English government. The application form for the loan is completed and sent by us after the student provides us with the necessary documents:

  1. True certified copy of passport / or political identity
  2. Original Birth Certificate
  3. Original residency certificate
  4. Copy of the conditional university offer.
  5. Two addresses of people who know you may be relatives or not. These addresses are required if the body is unable to identify you in your address and we will write through.
  6. The home address, date of birth and contact phone number

Student loan link at: www.direct.gov.uk

An advantage of studying in England in terms of time duration (3 years bachelor), since this greatly affects the cost of living.

Scotland

http://www.saas.gov.uk/

Wales

http://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/new-students/201415-what-financial-support-is-available/tuition-fee-support.aspx#.VHMBcouUd4E

 

Postgraduate students

At postgraduate level, there is no set maximum fee, as applicable at the undergraduate level for European students. Thus, tuition postgraduate studies vary from program to program and from university to university. You will find the details of your tuition in the letters sent by the University and their websites. Fees must be paid in accordance with the instructions of each university separately.

The Higher Education Funding Council in England, as the name already is responsible for the funding of English universities, provides funding for research, and the universities themselves often have their own funding for students in research.

The English website for Education has many links and information. For example, perhaps you are a potential candidate for the following scholarships: British Chevening Scholarships, Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), Department for International Development (DfID) Shared Scholarship Scheme, UNESCO Fellowship Bank Scheme or Royal Society Fellowship.

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We have over 12 years experience helping students in Cyprus achieve their academic goals by guiding them through the endless choices available to them. We have the know-how in application processes, offering the right guidance and support in their subject choices, finding solutions if things don’t quite go to plan and of course making sure our students are happy at every stage of the process.

Choose from a range of packages to suit your needs:

BRONZE PACKAGE
SILVER PACKAGE
GOLD PACKAGE
PLATINUM PACKAGE
POST-GRADUATE PACKAGE
Click here to see the application procedure

 

Step 1: Career Guidance

Academic Consultancies in order to help students to find them the most suitable choice for hi

Step 2: Submit UCAS Application

Successful compete all the parts of UCAS application (personal details, Student finance, educational background, work experience, Personal Statement, Reference Letter) and choose 5 Universities.

Application Deadlines

15th October: Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine/Science programmes. Cambridge and Oxford University Deadline

15th January: Official deadline for all the university courses exempt for some Art & Design courses.

24th March: Deadline for Art & Design courses.

Step 3: Application Reply

Universities and Colleges decide if they will offer a place to student via email.

Step 4: Results

Students take results in order to change their offer to unconditional

Step 5: Next Steps

University or College send via email all the details that we need to complete in order to confirm the offer. Book accommodations; arrange flights to the UK, completing Student Loan form.

Step 6: Beginning

Every September our student traveling into UK for their studies.

 

Alpha Academic Consultants is official UCAS Center (Customer Code: 68450)

A new country, a new city, your new home.

So you passed your exams, enjoyed the summer... and all of a sudden it's time to move! We can take care of everything - from arranging your accommodation - either on campus or in shared housing, right through to booking your flights.

Alpha Consultants representatives travel with our students every September, ensuring their big move goes as smoothly as possible, safe in the knowledge they have someone to turn to whenever they need. Because we travel in a group, most of our students make new friends they will spend the next few years with before they even get off the plane!

Who we represent

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Student Castle

Fortis Development

U-students
Head Office Nicosia
117 Athalassa Avenue
2nd Floor
2024, Nicosia

P.O. Box 20650, 1661 Nicosia
Cyprus

Telephone: +357 22 002076
Fax: +357 22 757626
sotia@alphaconsultants.net
chrysti@alphaconsultants.net
panos@alphaconsultants.net

Larnaca Office
1hs Apriliou 30
6035 Larnaca
Cyprus

Telephone: +357 99 844422
sotia@alphaconsultants.net
chrysti@alphaconsultants.net
panos@alphaconsultants.net

Athens Office
Mathiou Makka 1 & Erythrou Stavrou 3
11526 Ampelokipoi
Athens
Greece

Telephone: +30 210 6916990
info@ukfc.gr
www.ukfc.gr

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