Study in Cyprus: Student Life in Cyprus
North Cyprus (TRNC) is the most easterly of the Mediterranean islands and the third largest in the area after Sicily and Sardinia. There are more than 63,000 university students from 131 different countries currently enrolled in 12 major universities in North Cyprus.For a quality education at affordable fees, North Cyprus is the choice that thousands of students make every year.Cyprus has traditionally been a popular study abroad destination with many prestigious universities and courses to choose from.
There are many university in North Cyprus which let you enjoy a quality education and a relatively good quality of life. What makes it even better is that north Cyprus universities offers excellent value for money, with living expenses and tuition costs comparable to other countries. The tuition fees vary depending on the university-state or private and study program. Tuition fees for higher education degree programs are determined by the government at the commencement of each academic year. The living expenses for students vary depending on their lifestyle, study program, location and facilities.
Reasons for studying in north Cyprus:
Top Universities in North Cyprus
During your North Cyprus holidays you can find these universities offering university higher education in North Cyprus
Eastern Mediterranean University
The university has 141 programs (11 Faculties and 5 Schools) offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as a research infrastructure. EMU offers both English and Turkish teaching. Degrees in English are available in the domains of engineering, IT, game design, medicine, pharmacy, tourism, business, economics, banking, Public Relations, architecture, film studies, political science, molecular biology and genetics, psychological counselling and others. English Preparatory School is also available for students who need to improve their English.
The University owns unprecedented campus facilities and has created a multicultural environment with more than 20,000 students from 85 countries and prominent faculty members from 35 different nations. Thanks to the modern understanding of education shared by all, students are brought up as creative and confident individuals who are thoroughly equipped with excellent research skills. The administration of Eastern Mediterranean University spent considerable time developing protocols for international collaboration and exchange programs, and was able to settle agreements with about 80 institutions of higher education throughout the world. A considerable number of programs have gained the accreditation of reputable international accreditation
Located in the town of Famagusta, the EMU offers accommodation both on campus and in the city. The university holds an annual week-long Spring Festival in May, which abounds in academic talks and panels with special guests, film screenings, theatre shows and art workshops. Throughout the rest of year, campus activities involve a rock festival, a folk music festival, sports competitions, talks given by artists, weekly film screenings, a student led radio and television station, and lots of outdoor and indoor sports.
Near East University
Near East University (NEU; Turkish: Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi, commonly referred to as YDÜ) is a private university located in North Cyprus. It was founded in North Nicosia in 1988.Near East University is one of the major and most highly regarded educational institutions of the Middle East. With its well deserved international identity, NEU serves a world class education with opportunities to around 20,000 students from over 70 countries. Built to a high specification and superbly aesthetic, the modern campus comprises of 17 Faculties, 90 Departments, 4 Graduate and 4 Vocational Schools. NEU is the only unrivaled academic institution in Northern Cyprus to offer an education in Dentistry and Medicine and the only university of the Middle East region that possesses parallel training and research Hospitals, both accredited for clinical excellence by the Joint Commission International (JCI).
European University of Lefke
The European University of Lefke, founded by the Cyprus Science Foundation, officially started its academic activities in 1990 as a State Foundation University. The University and all its respective departments are accredited with the Turkish Republic’s Higher Education Council (Board) since its first day of establishment. The University campus is located on hill in one of the island’s richest natural corners, overlooking the local landscape and with a full view of the blue waters of the Mediterranean. With its quite and tranquil setting, it offers students an ideal environment to pursue their academic studies. With its excellent infrastructure and technological equipment, EUL is the leading brand of education in the west of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The medium of instruction is English. EUL offers 7 Associate, 33 Undergraduate and 12 Postgraduate programs which can be done online. They also offer scholarships
Cyprus International University
Cyprus International University is an English-language private university in Northern Cyprus. It is located in the capital, North Nicosia and was established in 1997. After the increased need for universities which conduct education in foreign languages in Turkey, The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and other countries in our region. CIU successfully obtained the necessary equality certifications for all of its faculties and departments, and was immediately included in the official catalogue of The Turkish Centre of Student Selection and Placement (ÖSYM) by The Turkish Higher Education Board (YÖK). Cyprus International University provides the same infrastructure, technological apparatus and physical opportunities, as the best universities in Turkey, Europe and the United States.
Girne American University
Girne American University was founded in 1985 as an independent, non-profit institution of higher education. From its establishment, the university has focused on providing access to an American-style higher education to the widest possible group of motivated learners. GAU recognizes that computer technology has made the home and the workplace the most convenient sites for education. This same technology provides the University with a newly established core value of access. GAU understands that change is persuasive, and the University by design is positioned to accept challenges and competition, associated with higher education in the 21st Century. What distinguishes GAU from other institutions is its American-style of higher education, its open-minded nature towards learning, its emphasis on classroom interaction, teamwork and research, and its goal to create the next generation of effective communicators and critical thinkers. GAU welcomes students as a partner in the educational experience by offering internationally recognized undergraduate, Master’s Degree and PhD Programs.