North Cyprus draws attention with its universities as it does with tourism. This lovely island offers an opportunity to study, with the added bonus of the taste of holiday with its sun, sea and natural life.
Growing larger each day with their modern campuses, the universities in North Cyprus play host to thousands of students who want to study in a peaceful and reliable country. More than 40 thousand students from different countries around the world are studying in North Cyprus, one of the most significant educational centers of the Mediterranean.
Its campus located in the capital Nicosia, the Near East University today has an international identity with distinguished students from 50 different countries. It is a higher education institution providing a high level of education, with well-qualified personnel. Near East University is full member of the European Universities Association (EUA), the International Association of Universities (IAU) with the UNESCO’s body, and also of the Federation of Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) www.neu.edu.tr
Providing infrastructure, technical equipment and physical opportunities equivalent to the universities in Turkey, Europe and America, Cyprus International University was founded following a 5 years of planning and preparation. The educational target at Cyprus International University is to provide young people with a high-level English fluency, professional knowledge, skills in the latest communication technologies and informatics, equipped with the methods and skills to access to the information and research. www.ciu.edu.tr
The European University if Lefke is a trusted university founded in 1989 by the Cyprus Foundation for Science, and began its activities in 1990. Located in Lefkea region, which is coined as one of the heavens of Cyprus, with its natural and historic beauties, the university includes 5 faculties, 2 high schools, 1 junior technical college, 5 pre-bachelor’s degree programs, as well as 28 bachelors degree and 11 masters degree programs. With English as the language of instruction, European University of Lefkea is an international university with 4000 students from 35 different countries and a distinguished, experienced academic body. www.lefke.edu.tr
Easter Mediterranean University is a state-founded university and has just reached its 25th year in education. The university is spread in 2200 donums of land and equipped with a modern infrastructure, with over 17,000 graduates to date, more than 1000 lecturers, from 35 different countries, all expert in their fields; the cultural diversity of its student body of 14,000 from 68 different countries is notable, as well as its seven faculties, two high schools and school of foreign languages, 28 bachelors, 9 pre-bachelors, 33 masters and doctorate programs. The Eastern Mediterranean University continues to grow rapidly, to be a vanguard of innovative and quality education, with 12 new bachelors programs; EMU continues firmly on its way to becoming an unmitigated international world-class university. www.emu.edu.tr
Its campus based in Kyrenia, Kyrenia American University is the first higher education institution of North Cyprus. The university aims to provide a comprehensive American-style higher education since its foundation. With its nonconventional structure, as a traditional university, KAU has a unique identity. Programs at KAU provide students with the opportunity to experience and research both theory and practice through use of technology and service-based learning. www.gau.edu.tr
Being one of the biggest universities of Turkey, the Middle East Technical University (METU) North Cyprus is set on a 3000 donums of land in Kalkanli region, 6 km north of Guzelyurt. The university, with its infrastructure and hi-tech, modern buildings and laboratories, sports and cultural facilities, green areas and architecture is exemplar, providing all kinds of opportunities for a quality education. The campus is designed to provide opportunities for disabled students, to enable them to reach their academic potential. With the language of instruction as English, the university targets a student body of 3500 by 2012, with new programs being launched every year. www.kkk.odtu.edu.tr