Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD)

Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD)

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. Currently, university offers 7 undergraduate programs under 3 faculties.

ARUCAD is committed to bring the university and the wider public together. Collaborative projects between academic and art businesses such as art galleries, museums and production houses, will be on-going throughout the academic year.
In order to make the student life more fulfilling and also rich of practical workshops, the University of Creative Arts and Design runs many projects, as:

Mediterranean Art Biennial directed by ARUCAD
The artworks of artists from different countries located around the Mediterranean will be exhibited at this art biennial.

ARUCAD Photography and Video Art Festival
An exhibition which consists of the selected works of world famous photography and video artists will be held annually. 

ARUCAD Underwater Statue Museum
World famous artists will be invited to produce sculptures in ARUCAD’s ceramics workshop. The artworks will then be displayed at suitable underwater sites.  

Art, Statue, Photography and Video Contest for high school students
This contest will be held every year in four different categories. The aim of this contest is to raise awareness of art and art education and also to create an artistic social environment.    

ARUCAD Digital Art and Design Magazine
The magazine will consist of national and international art news including: articles, art and design criticism, as well as current ground-breaking research on art, design and visual culture. Exhibition reviews and workshops to be held at ARUCAD will also be announced through the magazine.

See a brochure of the university (PDF)

Bachelor Degree Programs

Faculty of Arts Faculty of Communication
  • Plastic Arts
  • Photography and Video
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Digital Media
Faculty of Design English Preparatory School
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture and Environmental Design
  • Industrial Design
  • English language courses

Tuition Fee for 2020 academic year

Faculty Departments International Students
Tuition Fees 50% 75% 100%
 Faculty of Arts Plastic Arts 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *
Photography and Video 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *
Faculty of Communication Visual Communication Design 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *
New Media 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *
Faculty of Design Architecture 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *
Interior Architecture and Environmental Design 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *
Industrial Design 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *
English Preparatory School English language courses 6.500 euro* 3.250 euro* 1625 euro* *

*Registration fee is 560 euro (registration, health insurance and 5% VAT)

Academic Scholarships

All international students are awarded 50% scholarship. Based on the assessment of your interview and portfolio, you have the opportunity to receive additional scholarship on tuition fee (75% and even 100%).

Documents required for application:

  1.  Higher Secondary School Diploma and/or equivalent national test results
  2. Skype Interview (Just for Faculty of Arts, with Portfolio)
  3. A photo page of your international passport
  4. Minimum IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 60. (In the absence of such, students will take the language proficiency exam upon arrival).




News and events

11 October 2021

Important update for students

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09 August 2021

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06 July 2021

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