The Higher Hotel Institute, Cyprus (HHIC) is a tertiary educational institute which offers educational programmes in Hotel and Catering Studies. The HHIC operates as a Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance. The HHIC accepts both Cypriot and International students. Cypriot candidates apply for the HHIC through the national system of entrance examinations for the Higher and Highest Educational Institutes of Cyprus and Greece. The HHIC has a wider role which is directly related with the development of the Tourism Industry.