Cyprus International University (CIU)

Cyprus International University (CIU)

Cyprus International University (CIU) is a private higher education institution. CIU is one of the largest and best universities in North Cyprus. The university campus is located in the capital of Nicosia, 5 km from the city center.

General information

The experienced teaching staff and educational infrastructure of the CIU elevate the university to the rank of the best universities in North Cyprus.

The purpose of the academic process and cultural and social events held by the Cyprus International University is to provide their students with professional knowledge and skills in the field of modern communication technologies and computer science, training qualified specialists who meet all modern international standards. Due to the constant growth of the requirements of standards and society, CIU improves and adapts training programs, making them relevant and modern.

A deeply thought-out approach to all issues of study and everyday life helps students to constantly and effectively apply the accumulated knowledge and skills acquired during the study for the good of society. Internationally recognized educational programs and an internationally recognized diploma, high-tech equipment and a modern, well-equipped campus allow Cyprus International University to rightfully occupy a well-deserved place among the most prestigious higher educational institutions of North Cyprus.

University Benefits

  • Fully accredited and internationally recognized academic programs
  • Over 19,000 students from 110 different countries
  • Programs delivered in English
  • State-of-the-art scientific research centers
  • Scholarships for international students
  • 3+1 progression agreements with the University of Wolverhampton and the University of Sunderland, UK
  • Dual degree programs with the European University Business School, University of Rome Tor Vergata and Paris School of Business
  • Double major opportunities
  • 5-year PhD direct-entry programs
  • 4+1 accelerated programs

International recognition

CIU is a member of various international organizations, such as:

  • 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.

By agreement with two British universities - the University of Wolverhamton and the University of Sunderland, the university offers a double bachelor's degree after completing four years of study at the university. At the same time, students who have completed four or six semesters at the CIU with good grades can continue their studies at a partner university in the UK during the last year (or two years) of study with a bachelor's degree from both universities.

Academic program

Cyprus International University offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs:

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences & Technologies

Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Plant Production and Technologies (BSc)
  • Molecular Biology & Genetics (BSc)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Translation Science (BA)
Faculty of Communication Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences
  • Advertising and Public Relations (BA)
  • Journalism (BA)
  • Radio and Television (BA)
  • Visual Communication Design (BA)
    • Accounting and Finance (BSc)
    • Business Administration (BA)
    • International Relations (BA)
    • Digital Media and Marketing (BA)
    • Economics (BSc)
 Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering
  • English Language Teaching (BA)
  • Bioengineering (BSc)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BSc)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc)
  • Computer Engineering (BSc)
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (BSc)
  • Energy Systems Engineering (BSc)
  • Environmental Engineering (BSc)
  • Industrial Engineering (BSc)
  • Information Systems Engineering (BSc)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc)
  • Mechatronics Engineering (BSc)
  • Medical Engineering (BSc)
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering (BSc)
  • Software Engineering (BSc)
Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Architecture (BA)
  • Graphic Design (BA)
  • Interior Design (BA)
  • Nursing (BSc)
  • Social Work (BA)
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (BSc)
Faculty of Law Faculty of Medicine
  • International Law (LLB)
  • Medicine
 Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Dentistry (BDent)
  • Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm D.)
School of Applied Sciences School of Tourism & Hotel Management
  • Information Technologies (BSc)
  • Management Information Systems (BSc)
  • Computer Technologies and Programming (Technician)
  • Tourism and Hotel Management (BA)
  • Gastronomy and Culinary Arts (BA)

Брошюра Кипрского Международного Университета
See the university brochure (PDF / 520 KB)

On Campus accommodation

Students live on the campus of the university in modern comfortable residences equipped with basic necessities, and optimal conditions have been created for living, organizing self-study and student relaxation.

Depending on the personal choice of students, two types of accommodation are provided:

  • Studio rooms (for 1, 2 or 4 people) with shared or separate bathrooms;
  • Apartment type residences (two or three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet, balcony).

Student centre

Students spend most of their time at the Student Center of CIU. The university campus has a perfect infrastructure, including a sports center, more than 30 student clubs, a restaurant, the necessary number of cafes and snack bars, a supermarket, a bookstore, a first-aid post, a library, a computer center, a career planning center, a leisure center, as well as a small hotel and much more, adding a sense of comfort and at the same time a sense of autonomy.
The library and information center are open to all university students, providing the opportunity to access the latest editions and the latest information related to the specialty and specifics of each student. There are the most favorable conditions for independent work of students, which offer audio, video and copy equipment and a well-equipped computer center.


Documents required for admission:

a. Completed application form
b. Higher secondary school diploma and/or equivalent national test results with certified English translation
c. Evidence of English Language competence-TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5) or English proficiency exam upon arrival to CIU
d. Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate.
e. Signed CIU rules and regulations form.


All international students upon admission to CIU receive a 50% scholarship on tuition. The university provides an amazing opportunity to receive scholarship of 75% or even 100%! CIU is interested in attracting talented, proactive and active young people who are drawn to knowledge. Our company will help you in the preparation of all documents for admission in accordance with the requirements of the university and will assist in obtaining a scholarship for tuition.

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