Girne American University (GAU)

Girne American University (GAU)

The Girne American University (GAU) was founded in 1985 as the first private higher education institution in Kyrenia and recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The goal of the university since its foundation is to provide comprehensive Higher Education of American standards for students from different nationalities in North Cyprus.

General Information

The Girne American University was founded by the American Educational Consortium, an international organization formed to interact with educational institutions offering education in the American system. The university is constantly developing and improving, and also meets the high educational standards set by the education system.

GAU campuses are located in several countries, such as the USA, UK, Singapore and Turkey. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate, professional programs and summer language school. GAU also collaborates with many international universities, actively offering exchange programs to other countries.

International relations

The Girne American University is a truly international university with more than 18,000 students from around the world. GAU is recognized by the British National Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) which is of the highest importance for students who intend to continue their higher education in the United Kingdom and build their future professional career there.

The university is a member of International Association of Universities (IAU), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), European Federation of Management Development (EFMD), Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), European Business Schools Guide (Eurhodip), European Council of International Schools (ECIS), Council of International Schools (CIS), European Council for Business Education (ECBE), European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) UNESCO.

Academic program

The Girne American University offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs:

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Faculty of Political Science
Faculty of Health
Faculty of Communication
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Performing Arts
School of Tourism and Hospitality
School of Sports
Marine School
School of Aviation
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Pharmacy

See the university brochure                         


Everything has been done on the GAU campus to make students feel comfortable. This is a modern educational building with bright spacious classrooms, where lessons are held, as well as a garden, a pool with a fountain, and, of course, dormitories for living. GAU provides dormitories for its students on campus - three for girls and one for boys. European-class dormitories are not far from the university. The bus service runs from early morning until nine in the evening, running from each dormitory to the university, as well as to the city center and back to the university.

On the territory of the university campus there are more than 20 clubs for various sports interests: tennis, basketball, volleyball, horse riding, bodybuilding and ballet.
The university has an excellent material and technical base, its own radio station and satellite communications, Internet access from any computer at the university. GAU laboratories, educational research centers, libraries are equipped with the latest technologies.

Admission Requirements

General requirements for undergraduate admissions

  • For Faculties of Dentistry, Engineering, Medicine & Pharmacy, General Certificate of Education (GCE) - Alevel results from Maths, Physics, Biology or Chemistry)
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (IGCSE)
  • American College Testing Examination (ACT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test Examination (SAT)
  • Tawjihi Examination (for students from Jordan and Palestine)
  • International Baccalaureate Examination
  • Baccalaureate Examination (for students from Lebanon, Iraq or Syria)
  • “Diploma Debirestan” (for students from Iran)
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Examination (for students from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh)
  • WAEC/NECO /NABTEB(for students from Nigeria)
  • General official High School Certificate (students from other countries)
  • GAOKAO Exam Results (for Chinese students)


All international students upon admission to GAU receive a 50% scholarship on tuition. The university provides an amazing opportunity to receive scholarship of 75% on tuition after completion of GAU summer school. GAU 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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Programs and tuition fees



News and events

11 October 2021

Important update for students

ALVI CONSULT continues admission for the Fall semester.

09 August 2021

Free Admission to North Cyprus!

Dear Student, don't miss your chance to study at one of the best Universities in North Cyprus!

06 July 2021

Great news for applicants!

Girne American University  offers new students a 50% discount on the Faculty of Medicine - the cost is only 6,655 euros per year!

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04 April 2018

North Cyprus relationship with Turkey

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