Preparation for admission to the universities

International applicants to the universities of Northern Cyprus have to pass just ONE English placement exam or provide a certificate proving their proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELST).

All the universities have Foundation English Schools with a training period of one or two semesters. During training applicants can qualitatively improve their spoken and written English, and afterwards are required to pass 4 exams in levels of language proficiency. The effectiveness of learning English in such Foundation Schools is significantly increased thanks to the constant living in a multinational environment. It is possible to start studying at any level. Most of the teachers are British and Cypriot who have studied and trained in England.

The tuition fee at the Foundation English Schools in universities of Northern Cyprus starts from 2,500 Euro for one academic year.

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

20 June 2016

Useful information about Northern Cyprus

The island of Cyprus has one territorial feature - it is actually divided into two states - the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Northern Cyprus).

05 May 2016

Education abroad for students

What is important to know about the student education abroad? And for whom education abroad is appropriate?

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