The Girne American University (GAU) was founded in 1985 as the first private higher education institution in Northern Cyprus and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The goal of the university since its foundation is to provide a comprehensive Higher Education of American standards for students from different nationalities.
Eastern Mediterranean University was founded in Famagusta at 1979 as Institute of High Technologies. The university is a public educational institution and currently occupies a territory of more than 615 000 sq.m.
Near East University (NEU) was established in Nicosia at 1988 and is now is the largest university of Northern Cyprus. The university has a status of a private educational institution. NEU’s students receive quality international education in English. The students enjoy the stable transport communication over the city.
The European University of Lefke, founded by the Cyprus Science Foundation, officially started its academic activities in 1990 as a State Foundation University, is one of the most reputable universities in Northern Cyprus. The university is located in a close proximity of Lefke, which thanks to its nature and historical places is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in Cyprus.
Cyprus International University (CIU) is located just 5 km to the center of Nicosia, the capital of Northern Cyprus. The university is a private educational institution and one of the largest center of high education in the country. University buses run from the campus to Nicosia and back.
The University of the West of Scotland is one of the largest modern universities in the United Kingdom. The university provides relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education and innovative and useful research.
The University of Kyrenia was founded in 2013 in the city of Kyrenia, one of the most beautiful cities of Cyprus, and completely focused on training in the fields of aviation and maritime affairs. The main goal of the university is to become a leader of higher education in its specializations.
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.
Cyprus Science University (CSU) is a young, but very prospective and ambitious educational institution. The university was founded in 2013 by the OZOK Group, a prominent holding company specializing in the Education, Furniture, Construction and Automobile industries. CSU offers quality education, family ambiance, popular faculties, a personal approach to students and at reasonable prices.
FINAL INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU) was founded in 2015 in the Kyrenia district of North Cyprus as a partnership between Final Education Institutions, a premier educational brand in Turkey, and the DMG-Akgünler Group, a leading operator in the tourism sector in North Cyprus. In the 2016-2017 academic year, under the umbrella of 3 faculties and 1 vocational school, the university opened its doors to students with 7 undergraduate programs. In the 2017-2018 academic year, our university will continue its educational activities with 13 programs within 5 faculties and 1 vocational school.
Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) was established as a result of an invitation conveyed to METU in the year 2000 by the Governments of Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), with the mission of carrying METU’s educational standards to Northern Cyprus. And now ranked 85th in the world top universities.
Founded in North Cyprus in 2017, Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) is a thematic art university that is entirely dedicated to the fields of art, design and communication. ARUCAD’s goal is to become one of the most reputable universities in art education, whereby its students continuously improve their creative productivity through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural programmes based on traditional, modern and contemporary art teaching and learning, whilst adhering to the inseparable link of theory and practice.
American University of Cyprus (AUC) was established in 2014 year on the terms of a sister university of the well-known Girne American University (GAU) based in the capital of North Cyprus — Nicosia (Lefkosha).
Cyprus Bahçeşehir University (BAU International University) is established as a member of BAU Global Education Network.
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