Education is a compulsory thing in Cyprus till the age of 12. The primary education is divided into two parts, they are Gymnasium and Lyceum, both are three years and its compulsory for children to study. The students can plan their education stream when they reach their higher education level. There are number of opportunities for the students to study/work at Cyprus or move abroad. There are number of foreign students coming into the Cyprus for their university education. In another five to seven years Cyprus will be the great spot for higher studies for foreign students. The universities posses great atmosphere which resembles that of English universities. Most of the current students were tourists to Cyprus to enjoy their Cyprus holidays and later they joined as students.