where you find quality of education

You can find high standards universities of the world in Northern Cyprus that are listed along with the biggest international universities and are ranked among world class top ranking ones. Northern Cypriot universities and colleges, medical, engineering and legal schools are well recognized and respected by academic and educational institutions. They also provide valuable certificates in all academic levels such as Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D degree courses for creative and intelligent people. Northern Cypriot excellent universities come to admit students for pharmacology discipline two times a year. The first semester is scheduled to start in September and study applicants are required to send their application letters several months before September, but the second semester starts in January and the applicants should have applied several months earlier. Northern Cypriot universities are divided into two groups, international universities and colleges. The studies for Bachelor’s degree include a 4 year period. For this course of study applicants have to present a diploma of a 12 year secondary high school. In addition they should have achieved IELTS level 5.5-6.0 and these courses takes 3 to 4 years covering kinds of both applied and academic disciplines and specialists. In case of lack of English language certificate applicants are demanded to take a placement exam. In the event of failure, the English language will be taught in the first semester. Master’s degree course takes 1 to 2 years and depends on the thesis presentation and its oral defense. For passing the Ph.D. courses applicants are required to have achieved IELTS level 6.0 and pay about 3000 to 13000€ and these courses take 3 to 5 years and thesis presentation and its oral defense are mandatory for receiving their Ph.D. degree. As mentioned in governmental law, students are allowed to have part-time jobs 20 hours a week. The students are expected first to enroll and then get the student work permit (as well as a student visa). There is also a need to conclude a contract between the employer and the student including testimonial on behalf of the employer approving the state of the applicant as a student.

The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) based on Famagusta started off in 1979 as an institute of technology in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) with the purpose of educating and establishing human resources. EMU has now broadened its programs to over 100 undergraduate programs, 80 postgraduate programs with over thousands of graduates and currently providing education and research support to nearly 20,000 students from 108 different countries on its campus. The medium of conduct is English and Turkish, with a majority of the programs available in the English language. Degree and double major opportunities may be acquired in one of our 12 Faculties (Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, Communication and Media Studies, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Tourism) and 5 schools (Computing and Technology, Health Services, Justice, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School).


Giving special importance to internationalization and globalization, EMU has received the accreditation of various prominent international accrediting bodies, collaboration with world-class universities like Bologna University and the University of Warwick, and exchange agreements with 37 institutions across 20 countries. Also, EMU organizes a number of social and cultural activities, holds an annual week-long Spring Festival and encourages the existence of student societies for each of the nationalities to practice their culture.

The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) is introduced in the trusted Site as one of 600 higher universities of the world and between 300 young universities in the world.

GAU was established in Girne city in 1985. This university has branches in different places of the world such as Hong Kong, Washington, Canterbury, Srilanka, Girne, Istanbul, Moldavia and Karpas. GAU is one of the oldest universities of Cyprus Island and enjoys a very high reputation and so far a great deal of international students has graduated from this university. GAU has many faculty members and staff coming from 35 countries. This university has 11 faculties offering 100 disciplines to applicants. Universities in Northern Cyprus are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education of Turkey.

Near East University is a private higher education institution in North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.

Established in 1988, the university is the largest in Northern Cyprus, boasting more than 26,000 students and 1,200 academic staff. Near East University has a strong international student community, too – more than 100 nationalities are said to be enrolled on courses at any one time.

It has 20 faculties comprising 220 departments, as well as four vocational training centres, eight graduate schools, 28 research institutes and three associated high schools.

Subjects are wide ranging and include arts, sciences, law, medicine, fine art and design and veterinary medicine.

The university’s medical faculty was opened in 2008, with an adjacent teaching hospital finished in 2009. The hospital is also home to a number of state-of-the-art research centres and has received a number of awards since its opening.

Students here enjoy a rich social life: the university campus is a short distance from Nicosia city centre, and easily reachable by bus. On site, a 700-seat auditorium hosts congresses, concerts, shows and the annual international Cyprus Theatre Festival.

Performance and creative arts are an important part of university life, and the campus is home to three additional theatres, a university radio station, a television studio, as well as three museums dedicated to communications, art and classic cars.

Also on campus is a 15,000 square metre library known as Grand Library, accessible to students 24 hours a day.


Students are encouraged to take part in sports clubs and teams – a big part of the Cypriot culture. Near East University is known for its synchronised swimming team, which takes part in national and international competitions. The university is also home to an Olympic-sized swimming pool – the only one in Cyprus – as well as a health and wellness centre.

Near East University scored in the top 200 universities for quality education in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for 2020.

Cyprus international University was established in the capital of the Northern Cyprus, Northern Nicosia, in Lefkosha District in 1997. For the time being students with different nationalities from 109 countries are studying in different stages from Bachelor’s to Ph.D.’s courses. The university has 12 faculties, 4 institutes, 6 colleges and 7 research centers. The diverse extracurricular activities for students are collected in a center such as: swimming, diving, robotics, musical instruments performance, astronomy, painting and teaching different languages of the world. No worries, you will be welcome with any interest in all kind of hobbies or sports. This university has also one of the most equipped libraries with up-to-date scientific sources from all over the world for students and teachers in direct participation and online. The research centers of CIU: 30 research centers and 80 student workshops with internet service. The above-mentioned universities we described have the titles of the best universities in Northern Cyprus with degrees and certificates approved and validated by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran. So the Iranian students could proceed to study in Northern Cyprus with their mind at ease. They should consider annual changes in the lists of universities approved by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in Iran. So it means they have to check the newest data of the approved list of the foreign universities of the Ministry in their website regarding the study certificates approval before leaving their country, Iran, for Northern Cyprus. The Cypriot universities have always been under the spotlight of the Iranian students due to lack of compulsory English language certificate and no age limit conditions.

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