Cyprus International University (CIU)

Cyprus International University (CIU)

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.

General knowledge. Location

Experienced high qualified professorial and teaching staff along with the university academic infrastructure make CIU one of the best universities in Northern Cyprus.

The goal of academic process along with cultural and social events, held by the university, is to ensure the students with high professional knowledge and skills in the field of modern communications technology and informatics, training highly qualified specialists, who meet all advanced international standards.

Due to the constant growth of the requirements and standards of society, Cyprus International University also constantly improves and adapts its educational programs, making them up-to-date and relevant to the current and prospective need of society. The university continuously sticks to its individual approach policy and careful attention to every student. With its strong professorial and academic staff, the university provides the highest level and quality of education.

A deeply balanced approach to all matters of study and daily life considerably helps students to effectively implement the accumulated knowledge and the skills acquired in the process of study for the benefit of society.

Cyprus International University has obtained a position of one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the world by merit, mostly as a result of recognition of its educational programs by the international community, world-wide valid and acknowledged diplomas, developed infrastructure, high-tech equipment and a modern comfortable university campus. The university is accredited by numerous reputable  authorities specializing in various field from different countries of the world, including the United Kingdom National Academic Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC).

Advantages of the university

The advantages of the university, distinguishes it among similar educational institutions are:

  • Modern infrastructure with an excellent technical equipment and other necessary facilities capable to successfully compete with universities in Europe and America;
  • Strong academic and professorial staff, modern equipped classrooms and laboratories;
  • Widespread use in the educational process of modern multimedia and computer technologies;
  • Significant number of foreign students with representatives of 28 different countries, multinational student community which respects the cultural traditions of each student;
  • Optimal ratio of lecturers and students — 1:20;
  • On the list of UNESCO world universities;
  • Extensive electronic library database with more than 100,000 various educational materials;
  • Wi-Fi available on the entire campus;
  • Safety and reliability of the Center for Education, comfortable accommodation in student dormitories;
  • University buses and quality health care.

International recognition

CIU students and graduates can continue their graduate and postgraduate education in any educational institution in any country of the world.

Cyprus International University has agreements on cooperation and close partnership relations with 16 prominent foreign universities. One of the university’s partner is Dnepropetrovsk State Financial and the Economic Institute in Ukraine.

The international recognition of the university is also proved by numerous student and staff exchange with well-known foreign universities, including Michigan State University, which is in the top ten universities of the United States.

CIU is a member of various international organizations, including:

  • Association of International Educators;
  • European Association for International Education;
  • European Council for Business Education;
  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World;
  • Higher Education Council of Turkey;
  • Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus;
  • International Association for Computer Information Systems;
  • International Council of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education;
  • National Recognition Centre for the United Kingdom.

Cyprus International University has double diploma agreements with two reputable British universities: University of Wolverhamton and University of Sunderland, which give students an opportunity to obtain a double bachelor degree – Cypriot and British, after a four year education in the university. At the same time, students who complete four or six semesters (depending on specialty) in Cyprus with good grades, can continue their further education in a partner university in the UK in the last year (or two years) year of their education in order to obtain a bachelor's degree of two universities.

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Educational programs. Faculties

Bachelor Degree programs

Faculty of CommunicationFaculty of Engineering
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Radio and Television
  • Journalism
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electric and Electronics Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Oil and Gas
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Faculty of Law

  • International Relations
  • European Union Relations
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting and Finance
  • EU relations
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics  
  • International Law

Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture

School of Tourism and Hotel Management

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Product Design
  • Tourism and Hotel Management

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • English Language Teaching
  • Computer and Instructional Technology Teacher Education
  • Mentally Handicapped Teaching
  • Arts Education and Crafts Teaching
  • Pre-school Teaching
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

School of Applied Sciences

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies

  • Management Information Systems
  • Plant Production and Technology
  • Biosystems Engineering

Faculty of Pharmacy

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
Faculty of MedicineFaculty of Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Dentistry

Master Degree programs

  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design 
  • Communication and Media Studies 
  • English Language and Literature
  • English Language Teaching
  • Business Administration
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • International Relations
  • Management Information Systems
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electric and Electronics Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Health Care Organizations and Management
  • Mentally Handicapped Teaching

Doctorate (PhD) Degree programs 

  • Business Administration
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Architecture
  • International Relations
  • Management Information Systems
  • Bioengineering
  • Professional Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Professional Doctorate in Health Care Organizations Management
  • Pharmacy

Scholarships and grants

Cyprus International University offers a wonderful opportunity to obtain a scholarship of up to 100% in tuition fees! The university is interested to recruit talented, initiative and active young people from all over the world who is eager for knowledge. To effect this all the necessary conditions are set up and constantly being improved, including scholarships and grants for tuition fees for international students.

If you long to receive a scholarship and study at CIU free of charge you need to have a/an:

  • excellent performance and high academic results;
  • IELTS 6.0 (on the international system of English proficiency assessment);
  • essay of 500 words on why you should be the owner of the scholarship;
  • diploma(s), honor certificates, certificates and other documentary evidence to confirm your social activity.


Constant concern for improving students life is a distinctive feature of all staff of this educational institution.

The students who reside in the university campus are provided with modern, comfortable, fully furnished and equipped rooms in dormitories, with all the infrastructure and facilities for studying and rest.

Depending on the personal choice of students the university provides two types of accommodation:

  • Studio flats (for 1, 2 or 4 person) with either common or separate bathroom;
  • Apartment type residence (two or three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet, balcony).

Every room has access to the Internet and television antenna.

Accommodation in the university dormitories - a unique opportunity to feel an integral part of the youth student community and get a useful experience that helps to communicate with people from various countries and cultures, and society as a whole.

Student Center

Most of the time spent by students is in the CIU Student Center. The university campus is characterized by its highly developed infrastructure, including a modern sport center, premises for more than 30 various clubs, restaurant, a sufficient number of cafes and eateries snack bars, supermarket, book shop, medical center, career planning center, library, computer center, recreation and leisure center, small hotel and many others, what helps to achieve a feeling of comfort, cosiness and at the same time a sense of autonomy.

The library and the Information Center are open for all the students of the university, providing them access to the recent publications and the latest information related to their specialization and specifics of studies for every student. The university has the most favorable conditions for the independent work of students, including audio, video, copy equipment and well outfitted computer center.

The university administration supports student clubs, among which you can find clubs of horse riding, alternative art, science fiction fans, film fans, Italian club, music club, theatre club and many others. Every student can choose any club, join it, show, develop and apply his or her skills and talents.

Students make their own decisions and are responsible for all their actions that they need to succeed in this complicated and rapidly changing world.

Admission to the university

For admission to Cyprus International University you don’t need to pass any entry exams, just to prove the required level of English proficiency. For instance, IELTS certificate with minimum level of 6.0 or TOEFL certificate - 500 (173). If applicants don’t have these certificates or level of their English is less than required for admission they are be offered to take the intensive English course in CIU Foreign Language Center and upon successful completion to be enrolled to a faculty as a student.

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Programs and tuition fees


News and events

20 January 2020

Admission to Summer language schools in North Cyprus has started!

We are glad to inform you that admission to Summer language schools has started.

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09 January 2020

Scholarship on tuition for spring academic semester

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Useful information

04 April 2018

North Cyprus relationship with Turkey

It is important to have a knowledge of the recent history of the island of Cyprus and the historical background of the Cyprus problem in order to understand the scope of relations between the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and the Republic of Turkey. 

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