Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU)

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU)

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.

General Information. Location

The university was the first in Northern Cyprus to train specialists at the faculties of civil engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering.

EMU has a great ranking. It is among the 5% of the world’s best universities and holds the 2nd ranking place among the Mediterranean universities. The faculty of tourism and hospitality is in the top three among similar faculties of European universities.

Восточный Средиземноморский Университет
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The university educates in accordance with international standards and is a full member of International Association of Universities (IAU) under the aegis of UNESCO, European University Association (EUA), Commonwealth of Mediterranean Universities  (CMU) and other reputable international organizations. Particular importance in the university is given to the international recognition, and numerous accreditations of various well-known international organizations confirm this. Almost all the faculties of the university have accreditations granted by European community.

All the university programs are designed and taught in high quality English. The university is training the students for their further international careers by means of developing and enhancing their creative, competitive and entrepreneur skills. All the students have opportunities to participate in various students exchange programs. As a result of numerous international accreditations and high educational standards all the Eastern Mediterranean University diplomas are recognized all over the world.

Members of 30 research centers of the university including professors and students, publish approximately 300 various articles per year in international scientific journals and periodicals. Most of the academic professorial staff are the doctors of science, who have received their degrees from reputable universities of Europe and the United States.

All students have the opportunity to study modern foreign languages - German, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Greek and others.


Applications for admission are accepted twice a year (fall and spring semester).

The language of teaching is English, besides Faculty of Education, which trains teachers for Turkish schools, and the Faculty of Law. All the foreign applicants have to pass only one exam in English or provide a certificate proving their required level of proficiency in English.

Students who dont have the required level of English will be offered to study at the English Foundation School of the university.  The English Foundation School helps to learn and improve English as well as to adapt to the students. The program of education is designed for two semesters, during which every student must pass 4 exams in levels of language proficiency. There is also a possibility of early completion of the Foundation School after 3, 6 and 9 months, which allows to reduce respectively the tuition fee. After successful completion of the Foundation School the certificates of the University of Cambridge (UK) will be issued.

  • The university today:
  • Annual education of 15,000 to 20,000 students on average from 68 countries of the world;
  • 1500 of lecturers, professors and administrative stuff;
  • 50 specializations (Bachelor programs) — 4 years educations, 8 vocational schools — 2 years education, 26 Master degree programs and 14 Doctorate (PhD) programs.

Depending on the selected department and specialization offers various forms of payment.

Брошюра Восточно Средиземноморского Университета
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Faculties and programs

University structure includes the following departments:

Bachelor degree programs

Faculty of Architecture

Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Actuarial Science
  • Chemistry Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics and Computer Science
  • Translation And Interpretation
Faculty of Business and Economics Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Finance and Banking
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Finance
  • International Relations
  • International Trade and Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Digital Game Design
  • New Media and Communication
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Radio, TV and Film Studies
  • Visual Communication Design
Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Education
  • Dental Medicine (Joint Program with IUMS/Iran)
  • Dental Medicine (Joint program with University of Health Sciences/Turkey)
  • Computer Education and Instructional Technology
  • English Language Teaching
  • Guidance and Psychological Counseling
  • Turkish Language Teaching
Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Management Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Medicine (Joint Program with Iran University of Medical Sciences)
  • Medicine (Joint Program with Marmara University, Turkey)
  • Pharmacy (B.Pharm.)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) (with Kerman University)
Faculty of Tourism  
  • Gastronomy and Culinary Arts
  • Recreation Management
  • Tourism Management

Master degree programs

With Thesis Without Thesis
  • Architecture (MS)
  • Applied Mathematics & Computer Science (MSc)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Banking and Finance (MSc)
  • Banking and Finance (MSc) (online program)
  • Chemistry (MSc)
  • Civil Engineering (MSc)
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer Engineering (MSc)
  • Cultural Heritage Studies (collaborative with METU &
  • Politecnico di Milano)
  • Diplomacy and Conflict Management
  • Economics (MA)
  • Energy Economics and Finance (MSc)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (MSc)
  • English Language Teaching (MA)
  • General Psychology (MSc)
  • Gender Studies (MA)
  • Industrial Engineering (MSc)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • Interior Architecture (MSc)
  • Information & Communication Technologies in
  • Education (MSc)
  • Mathematics (MSc)
  • Marketing Management (MA)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MSc)
  • Physics (MSc)
  • Tourism Management (MA)
  • Urban Design (MSc)
  • Architecture (M.Arch)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Banking and Finance (MSc)
  • Banking and Finance (MSc) (online program)
  • Computer Engineering (MSc)
  • Comparative Legal Systems (Joint Program with University of Bologna)
  • Digital Media and Film (MSc)
  • Economics (MA)
  • English Language Teaching (MA)
  • Engineering Business Management (М.S.C.) (collaborative program with Warwick University)
  • Hotel Management (MSc) (online program)
  • Human Resources Management (MA)
  • Information Systems (MSc)
  • Information & Communication Technologies in Education (MSc)
  • Information Technology (M. Tech)
  • Interior Architecture (M. Arch)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • Industrial Engineering (MSc)
  • Marketing Management (MA)
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management (M.S.C.) (collaborative program with Warwick University)
  • Tourism Management (MSc)
  • Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design (MA)
  • Urban Design (M.U.D)

Doctorate programs (PhD)

Faculty of Business and Economics Faculty of Education
  • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
  • International Relations (Ph.D.)
  • Finance (Ph.D.)
  • Economics (Ph.D.)
  • English Language Teaching (Ph.D.)
Faculty of Communication and Media Studies Faculty of Engineering
  • Communication and Media Studies (Ph.D.)
  • Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Civil Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Faculty of Architecture Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Architecture (Ph.D.)
  • Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Ph.D.)
  • Chemistry (Ph.D.)
  • Mathematics (Ph.D.)
  • Physics (Ph.D.)
Faculty of Tourism  
  • Tourism Management (Ph.D.)


The University has developed sports and social infrastructure, including a modern stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats, athletics tracks, indoor sports complex with stands for 3,500 seats, a bank branch and satellite communications center with a powerful local network and high-speed internet. At the university you can also find a post office, bookstore, laundry, fully equipped health center with highly qualified doctors and a private ambulance, a psychologist's office, etc.

Unlimited housing possibilities ensure accommodation for 6000 students along with houses and flats rented by the university for students who want to live in the city. Moreover, there are several private student residential complexes in campus and out of it.
The university is famous for its library, one of the largest on the island, with a collection of 140,000 books, more than 800 periodicals and journals, and rich electronic resources. The main library lecture hall is used for conferences, events and music concerts. There are also halls with a rich collection of classical music, European and American halls with various information on history and people from Europe and America, EU and its structure.

The University has a college and kindergarten.

The university, its staff and students are proud of the university private sandy beach, which is no doubt one of the best in the city.
Quality education and everyday life of students is enriched by numerous social and cultural activities, and  more than 50 student clubs and international student associations, operating within the Student International Center.

EMU official web page: http://ww1.emu.edu.tr/en/

Programs and tuition fees


News and events

27 June 2022

Cyprus International University (CIU) and Alvi Consult continue to register students for the 2023 academic year!

The line of programs includes: Bachelor's, Master's, PhD, exchange programs, language courses, as well as the Double Degree program the European University European University Business School, University of Rome Tor Vergata and Paris School of Business.

25 June 2022

Apply for the Fall semester of 2023 academic year with Alvi Consult!

ALVI Consult continues admission  for the Fall semester!

30 May 2022

Important update for students

ALVI CONSULT continues admission for the Fall semester. We accept applications for Fall semester till the end of October 2022!

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