The University of Cyprus is located in Nicosia (Lefkosia), the island's capital city. Nicosia is the administrative, commercial, cultural, educational and religious centre of the country, and is also geographically at the centre of the island. A modern highway system connects Nicosia to all main towns and cities, many in under an hours' driving time.
 
Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with abundant sunshine all year round. Long, dry summers and mild winters are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. Summer temperatures can be very high (> 40o at time), while winters are rather mild, with some rain throughout the island and snow on the Troodos Mountains. Lightweight cottons and linens during summer months, and warm clothing and rainwear during winter as recommended, as is facial sunscreen SPF 30 or higher.