Preparation for admission to the universities

International applicants to the universities of Northern Cyprus have to pass just ONE English placement exam or provide a certificate proving their proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELST).

All the universities have Foundation English Schools with a training period of one or two semesters. During training applicants can qualitatively improve their spoken and written English, and afterwards are required to pass 4 exams in levels of language proficiency. The effectiveness of learning English in such Foundation Schools is significantly increased thanks to the constant living in a multinational environment. It is possible to start studying at any level. Most of the teachers are British and Cypriot who have studied and trained in England.

The tuition fee at the Foundation English Schools in universities of Northern Cyprus starts from 2,500 Euro for one academic year.

News and events

22 June 2020

Student visa requirements in North Cyprus

Upon arrival in North Cyprus, at the Ercan airport, the student provides an official acceptance letter of the university (invitation) to receive a stamp valid for three months (90 days). During this time, the student must apply for a student visa.

22 June 2020

GAU Summer School students will stay at the luxury hotel

We would like to share updated information that will please all of you! This season, participants of the GAU Multicultural Summer School will be staying at the luxury hotel located on the seaside: Le Chateau Lambousa and Celebrity Hotel.

20 June 2020

New campus of Bahçeşehir Cyprus University

Bahçeşehir Cyprus University continues its educational activities in new campus, equipped with cutting edge technology, and provides its students with even better opportunities than ever.

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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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