University of Mediterranean Karpasia (UMK)

University of Mediterranean Karpasia (UMK)

The University of Mediterranean Karpasia (UMK) was Founded in 2012 in Nicosia in close cooperation with Turkish Aviation Association. UMK intends to enhance quality of its education and to educate tolerant, confident and entrepreneurial individuals, equipped with world class professional knowledge, skills and competencies. The objective of the university is to have its students learn scientific knowledge by experimenting as well as testing and researching in addition to using that knowledge in their daily lives.

General information. Location

The University of Mediterranean Karpasia is located in Nicosia, the capital city of Northern Cyprus, in the close proximity to the city center.

Education programs of the university are accredited by the Council on High Education of Turkey (YOK) and the Ministry of Education of Turkey (YÖDAK). This means that educational programs and diplomas of the university will be recognized in other countries.

The university is proud of its highly professional professorial and teaching staff and care of the reputation of multinational and friendly community for students who live in Cyprus or arrive to study from all over the world.
In addition to the educational activities the university has established work on scientific research  on a high level.

In order to develop independent thinking, comprehensive analysis and problem solving abilities in various fields of science and specialization, students of the university have direct contact with leading scientists and access to modern scientific research works. The subject of special care and attention of the UMK administration and staff is extending the students' knowledge as well as support of their experimental and research activities.

Thanks to close cooperation with numerous companies the University of Mediterranean Karpasia actively assists in the employment of its graduates.

International recognition and cooperation

University of Mediterranean Karpasia cooperates with various establishments and educational institutions:

  • San Diego State University (USA)
  • Business Hotel Management School in Switzerland (BHMS);
  • College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM);
  • International Vocational Education and Training Association in USA (IVETA)
  • European Council for Business Education (ECBE)
  • The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE)
  • The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
  • WACE Advancing Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education (WACE)
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • The American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation (AAHEA)

In September 2014 the University of Mediterranean Karpasia signed an agreement on establishment and development effective and mutually beneficial cooperation in educational, scientific and practical activities with Moscow State Technical University of Civil Aviation (Moscow, Russia). The main objective of this agreement is joint participation in the training of highly professional specialists with higher economic and engineering specialization.  For implementation of the objectives of cooperation, both universities intend to use all the opportunities available, scientific, methodical and research materials, as well as information databases, software, and other available tools.

Main goals and challenges

The University of Mediterranean Karpasia considers in priority the following goals and challenges in work with students to:

  • combine the student-oriented teaching with advanced information technology educational methods;
  • ensure the graduates to be the leader of the community with best moral and professional qualities, ready to bear responsibility for the fate of their countries and the world;
  • train professionals who know their area of expertise and are highly competitive to the graduates of other universities.

Academic programs and faculties

Bachelor degree programs:

Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality ManagementFaculty of Air Transportation
  • Hospitality Management
  • Travel Management & Tourism Guidance
  • Civil Aviation Management
  • Pilotage
Faculty of LawFaculty of Business Administration
  • Law
  • Business Administration
  • Управление персоналом
  • Civil Aviation Management
  • Political Sciences & International Relations

Vocational Schools:

AviationTourism
  • Ground Handling Services Management in Aviation
  • Civil Aviation Cabin Services Program
  • Civil Aviation Transportation Management
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
Business AdministrationCulinary Arts
  • Foreign Trade
  • Culinary Arts

Master degree programs:

Institute of Social Sciences
  • International Relations (MSc)
  • Operations Research (MSc)
  • Educational Management and Leadership (MSc)
  • Management Information Systems
  • Tourism Management
  • Occupational Health and Safety Ground

Terms of education depend on the program:

  • Bachelor programs — 4 года;
  • Master programs — 2 года;
  • accelerated bachelor program — 1-2 года (depending on previously graduated program).

Admission of students is carried out three times in a year (October, February and July).

SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

The goal of the university is to develop language skills of the students as well as their personal, intellectual and social growth through computer mediated activities together with face-to-face instruction.

Depending on the score the student receives on the English placement test, they are placed in one of three levels: elementary, intermediate or advanced. Each module takes a total of 8 weeks to complete and after each successfully completed module, students move on to the next module until their English levels reach advanced level where they are ready to become students of their desired faculty.

 If students receive a score less than 70 from the English placement test, they are required to study at English preparatory school. The aim of the courses is to prepare students for their faculties with the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, together with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

For each level, students are to take part in 20 hour lessons a week where they are to attend classes every day.

Tuition fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee amounts to 3,300 USD for Bachelor’s programs and 4,290 USD for Master’s programs. All international students are awarded with 40% scholarship for 2015-2016 academic year.

If you have a brother or a sister studying in the university you will be granted a sibling scholarship of 10%.

Students can also apply for a scholarship if they have considerable academic achievements and outstanding performance.

Sport scholarships may be granted to students for success for achievements in the national sports.

UMK official web page: http://www.akun.edu.tr/en-US

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News and events

18 May 2017

News about Higher Education from Ministry of Education

The minister of national education and culture of North Cyprus, Ozdemir Berova, stated that there are 15 universities and 93 000 students in North Cyprus now, it is now seem to be an island of education.

10 February 2017

Feedbacks and Pictures from CIU Summer Academy 2016

For over 6 years Cyprus International University has been creating a wonderful summer experience for students from around the world. Some of our Summer Academy participants, loved North Cyprus and CIU so much, they have decided to become our full time students.

12 January 2017

Meeting with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS in Cyprus) in Lefkosa

A new reputable educational institution has just recently opened in North Cyprus in the city of Lefkosa (Nicosia) - University of the West of Scotland.

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Useful information about Northern Cyprus

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