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Cyprus has a reputation for good public education and it is in the top three countries in Europe in terms of the amount of GDP it spends on education. 

Cyprus is a crime-free country with a lovely weather, which makes it an ideal place to study.

Low tuition fees and the great location mean that Cyprus is popular with foreign students and roughly 10,000 of them come every year. The lingering British influence means that many courses are taught in English.

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019, universities in Cyprus rank among the top 500 universities in the world.

  • Famed for its beautiful beaches, deluxe hotels and exceptional tourism services, Cyprus has invested its riches in a premium-quality European education system, with reasonably priced university tuition and lots of facilities and benefits. You will not have problems searching for excellent Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Cyprus that meet the standards of international universities.

    With these great features, Cyprus is now a key player in the global education landscape. It appeals to academics and students the world over. Its socio-cultural variety appeals to those wishing to experience new cultures and helps to build harmony amongst different people from different backgrounds.

  • In North Cyprus for instance, currently we have over 101,000 students studying at 16 Universities of which 14 are local and 2 are branches of Middle East Technical University in Ankara and Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul. 87% of our students are overseas students from more than 135 different countries, 55% are from Turkey and 13% are local Turkish Cypriot students.

American College

American College was founded in 1975. Its mission was to provide high-quality education that would satisfy the needs of its students. It started as a private institute teaching accounting and English language and in 1979 it commenced offering its first higher education program of study – the one year program in secretarial studies. In 1985 the College introduced its first two year programs in Business Studies, Computer Studies, Hotel Management and Travel & Tourism. In 1986 the College established its first academic links with universities abroad and in 1988 American College admitted its first international students. One year later the College started offering its first bachelor degrees and since then there has been a continuous addition of programs of study. In 2005 the College introduced its first postgraduate program – the Master in Business Administration. 

American College is a private institution of higher education committed to meeting the educational and professional needs of its students

Today, American College is a leading international College offering world-class undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Through its broad range of programs, the College provides students from Cyprus and around the world with the depth of understanding and intellectual flexibility they need to respond to the challenges they will face in the years to come. American College sustains a superior faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research. The College strategic goal is to continue meeting the needs of its students and providing innovative programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems.

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

The Cyprus University of Technology is a public university in Limassol, the island’s second city, which is on the south coast. A new university, CUT was only established in 2004 and its first students began classes in the 2007-08 academic year.

The university is research-focused and was established in an attempt to offer subjects that were not being covered at Cyprus’ other large, public university, the University of Cyprus. The university is currently undergoing a period of growth and expansion.

The main schools of the university are in the old city centre in renovated government buildings. There are plans to expand the university to a purpose-built 50,000 square-metre campus near the city centre by 2020. The university plans to have about 7,000 students by this time, with between five and seven faculties and 20 to 30 academic departments.

Forging links with foreign universities is a key focus at CUT and one of its stated aims is “the development of international cooperation with academic and scientific institutions”. The university is part of the European Erasmus scheme as well as several international partnerships with leading universities. 

Frederick University

Frederick University is a private university in the Republic of Cyprus. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs on two campuses, one in the capital of the island Nicosia and the other in the second largest city, Limassol.

Frederick University offers teaching and research in the fields of science, technology, letters and the arts.

Although Frederick University was formally established as a university in 2007, it has a long history in higher education. The organization was first established in 1965 as the Nicosia Technical and Economics School and has since 1975 offered higher education programs as Frederick Institute of Technology (FIT). It offered a broad range of diploma, degree and master courses in the areas of science, engineering, business, tourism, arts, media and education. As a college of higher education, it had established collaborations with a number of UK universities (Bristol, Sunderland University) to jointly offer two-year diploma and Master programs.

With the Cyprus law for private universities coming into effect, FIT applied to establish Frederick University, becoming one of the first private universities in Cyprus in September 2007.

Frederick University is in the top 100 management and technical universities in Europe.

Neapolis University

Neapolis University in Cyprus is a young yet dynamic, fast growing university operating since 2010 in the heart of the charming town of Paphos, on the west coast of the island of Cyprus, offering undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs in both Greek and English. Enrolling at Neapolis University in Cyprus enters students into a high standard, stimulating and enjoyable environment. The biggest advantage of Neapolis is the quality and dedication of its faculty, most of whom have considerable experience teaching and doing research in European and American Universities. Based on such faculty and an ambitious strategy, it is quickly becoming one of the best private universities in Cyprus.

During your time at Neapolis University in Cyprus, whether on a Bachelor’s,  Master’s or Doctoral (PhD), you will be expected to attend lectures and other programme related activities and to work independently, either individually or in groups, on assignments. The Neapolis University in Cyprus places great emphasis on developing the intellectual autonomy of the students and has in place a tutorial system to help students achieve that.

University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia (UNIC, for short) is the place where you can build your future.

We are the largest university in Cyprus, with more than 11,500 students from over 70 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space.

Located in Nicosia, the country’s capital, and with presence in 18 other cities worldwide, we are driven by our pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning, innovation, research, technology, and a continually evolving academic environment.

We empower our students and instill in them the confidence to make an impact in the world.

Many of our degree programmes and departments were the first of their kind in Cyprus. Over time, several programmes such as Medicine, International Relations, Accounting, Law, and Architecture, have developed into some of the most well-regarded in Cyprus and in the region. Today, UNIC’s new programmes focus on cutting-edge research, making us global leaders in certain fields, such as in our very successful initiative in Digital Currency/Blockchain Technology.

Internationalisation is a central component of UNIC’s strategy. This includes partnerships for degree programmes, student mobility, and opportunities for students post-graduation in academia or industry, in order to share knowledge and capabilities across countries. The first and largest medical programme in Cyprus was formed in collaboration with St George’s, University of London. Today, the Medical School attracts over 500 students from around the world. In Greece, we offer several joint Masters degrees with the top Greek universities: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, University of Patras and the Hellenic Open University. These are some of the most popular degree programmes in Greece. We intend to actively continue our partnerships with leading universities around the world, on both the academic and research front.

University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan)

The University of Central Lancashire Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus) is honoured and proud to establish the First British University in Cyprus, having been granted an academic license by the Cyprus Ministry of Education & Culture.


UCLan Cyprus opened its doors to the first cohort of students in October 2012 at a new, €53 million University campus situated in Larnaka (Pyla area) offering premium British higher education and quality standards to its students and the society.

With a world class academic reputation firmly rooted in relevance, UCLan Cyprus is focused on a future of providing innovative thinking – for the real world. The University will provide the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip its graduates with the confidence and skills they need.

UCLan has a focus on applied research and on providing practical solutions for businesses, large and small. UCLan Cyprus will be recognised locally and internationally for its distinctive approach to university education.

With a dedication to excellence, it will be committed to fostering employability and entrepreneurship and making a significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural benefit of Cyprus and beyond.

American University of Cyprus (AUC)

As a boutique style university , the main campus of the American University of Cyprus is located in the heart of the historical capital city, Nicosia, which provides high quality education via ‘’Liberal Arts’’ system. Our students experience an academic life like no other with their surroundings immersed in history and with buildings of such stature that their lives are filled with awe. The focus of AUC is to create a learning environment that encourages students to embrace the culture that surrounds us. The international environment at AUC gives you many opportunities to feel part of the larger community.

The university is an ever evolving institution that has grown at a rapid pace with the nucleus being centered round the qualified local as well as international lecturers, the friendly administrative team and ancillary staff.  AUC is accredited by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and by the North Cyprus Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Board (YÖDAK). One of our central aims is that you should be able to compete for jobs internationally and to think of yourself as a global citizen.

  • Study alongside international students on campus from all over the World.
  • Join an institution that will challenge you to think beyond the textbook, and apply that knowledge to the world around you
  • We believe in rewarding international applicants who show exceptional academic achievement and potential.
  • Take advantage of outstanding Study Abroad options in the United Kingdom, the United States, Turkey, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka as well as Moldova.
  • Benefit from any academic degree program offered by either AUC or our sister university, GAU.
  • Make your home in our friendly and cost-effective city.
  • Be a culture vulture! As the island main tourist attraction, Nicosia is the place to learn all main historical and government offices nearby, there is much to experience.

Cyprus International University (CIU)

Located at the heart of the North Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus International University (CIU) is a real international and multicultural university with more than 7,000 students coming from 64 different countries.

CIU has achieved an unprecented growth since its establishement in 1997, not only in student population, but in academic program and faculty number as well. Having treaties with 22 different universities around the world, CIU is on the UNESCO world university list and is accredited by UK NARIC as well as the Turkish Higher Education Board (YOK). In addition to 7 Vocational School Programs, 38 Undergraduate Programs, 23 Master Programs, 12 PhD Programs and 2 Professional Doctorate Programs, CIU has 6 research centers, state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with modern technology and a Continuing Education Center on campus. In addition to the above-stated programs, CIU has dual-degree arrangements with University of Wolverhampton (UK) and University of Sunderland (UK), whereby the students can study 3 years of the Bachelor programs at CIU and complete their final (4th) year in the UK and get dual-degree from CIU and the corresponding UK university.

CIU’s general aim is to help its students to enhance their academic capacities while supporting them to improve their personal skills as promising individuals of the future. In this regard, with a vibrant campus setup full of rich social facilities, CIU offers various entertainment platforms for its students such as live band concerts, art exhibitions, sports tournaments, seminars with well-known performers, celebrities, writers or academicians, food culture nights, etc. Students can also enjoy themselves at the Student Union with restaurants, cafes, a unique pocket cinema hall and the game arcade rooms.

For international students, tuition fees vary depending on both the degree type (e.g. Bachelor vs. Masters) and the subject (e.g. Civil Engineering vs. Pharmacy). The annual tuition fee for all international students studying in Bachelor (undergraduate) programs in CIU averages under € 3,600 per year except Pharmacy, which costs € 7,000 per year. The tuition fee of the postgraduate programs (Masters and PhD) is between € 2,000 and € 2,500 depending on the program of interest.

CIU offers its students ‘’All-Inclusive Packages’’ which includes tuition and fees, accommodation and food. A wide selection of room choices are available for the ‘’All-Inclusive Packages’’ and the fees vary accordingly between € 4500 and € 9000. These packages are very popular among students since they cover almost everything a student needs during the academic year, including health insurance and bus transportation

Scholarships are available for freshmen students from 25% to 100% of tuition and fees, and tehse are distributed based on academic merit, financial need or sportsmanship. Once you fill in the online application form when applying to CIU, you will get an e-mail form the Admissions Office that your application has been received. If you feel that your financial conditions or academic or sportive achievements deserve scholarship, make sure you e-mail the admissions office back and apply for a partial scholarship.

Cyprus Science University (CSU)

The Cyprus Science University was founded in 2013, with the goal of developing an interdisciplinary learning environment in tune with UK and European educational standards and dedicated to providing students with all the skills they need for their future academic and professional lives.

The University is accredited by the Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK) and by the North Cyprus Higher Education Planning, Supervision, Accreditation and Coordination Board (YÖDAK).

The University is recognized by UK NARIC (The United Kingdom National Recognition Information Centre)

The University is approved by the Pearson London Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) International Qualifications Centre.

As the university evolves, it aims to provide international students with the highest qualifications in education, campus and community life, as well as international accreditation for all programs.

As one of the newest universities on the island, the Cyprus Science University has a fast-developing infrastructure with a brand new modern campus under construction in Kyrenia and a fast expanding set of academic and vocational programs. Students at CSU are required to graduate not only as field specialists, but as skilled communicators and leaders, with top class digital skills, and a broad-ranging outlook that will make them attractive propositions to future employers.  The highly equipped facilities and services offered at CSU have all been developed to support this philosophy.

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU)


EMU is The Largest State University

Having been providing higher education since 1979, with all programs accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), Eastern Mediterranean University is the oldest and largest state university in North Cyprus.

EMU has been offering quality education through 95 undergraduate and school programs and 77 postgraduate and doctoral degree programs provided by 11 faculties, 5 schools and Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School.

EMU Offers Education at International Standards

EMU is a full member of the International Association of Universities, the European University Association, Community of Mediterranean Universities and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. Giving special importance to international recognition, EMU has received the accreditation of various prominent international accrediting bodies. EMU is only one of five universities in the region to have been awarded the prestigious ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) in the field of engineering.

Similarly, EMU Architecture Faculty holds the MİAK accreditation. Business and Economics Faculty, Tourism Faculty and School of Computing and Technology have been granted the accreditation of FIBAA. Education Faculty English Language Teaching (ELT) Department was accredited by AQAS. Additionally, EMU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management gained the accreditation of TEDQUAL and the Computer Technologies and Information Systems offered by School of Computing and Technology (SCT) successfully passed ASIIN accreditation process. EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School has successfully obtained EDEXCEL accreditation. Last but not least, our University’s Business and Economics Faculty is a full member of EFMD and AACSB along with only three universities in Turkey.

EMU Provides Education for an “International Career

With its highly developed infrastructure, prominent academic staff members, 20,000 students from 106 and 1,100 academics from 35 different countries, quality programs in English, the opportunity of learning a second foreign language, student exchange programs, rich sports, social and cultural activity opportunities, international accreditations, an international teaching context, and a diploma recognised throughout the world, EMU prepares its students for their international careers by educating them in becoming creative and competitive individuals with entrepreneurial skills.

Various Accommodation Opportunities

Modern on-campus dormitories provide residential facilities for 7500 students. The University also rents houses/flats on behalf of students who wish to live in the city.

Student Exchange Program Opportunities

With the aim of giving the students a chance to have an educational experience in different institutions, EMU has settled numerous student exchange program collaborations with prominent institutions throughout the world. Students who choose to take part in these student exchange programs are offered the opportunity of studying in a host institution for a semester and transferring the credits gained in these institutions back to EMU. Some of the institutions Eastern Mediterranean University has settled student exchange collaborations are with Central Connecticut State University, California Long Beach State University, San Diego State University and Louisiana State University in the USA.

European University Cyprus (EUC)

European University Cyprus is the oldest institution of higher education in Cyprus, established as Cyprus College in 1961 and granted university status in 2007 by the country’s Ministerial Cabinet.

European University Cyprus has built a reputation for quality education with a sharp focus on the employability of its students, and recognition for its investment in high-tech innovation and engagement with industry and society. Over the last decade, the university has fostered a culture of modernization that has resulted in levels of growth that have exceeded all expectations, upgrading the quality of tertiary education in Cyprus and defining a clear international orientation for the university and the country.  

European University Cyprus has introduced state of the art technology and boosted the country’s health sector through the establishment of the most advanced School of Medicine in the region. With the launch of Dentistry program, the first in the country, the university offers the most comprehensive studies in Medicine and the Health Sciences and is attracting academics and students from around the globe. 

The establishment of the Microsoft Innovation Center at the university in 2015, the only one in Cyprus and one of only 110 worldwide, has further strengthened the university’s focus on innovative research by supporting start-ups and bringing academia and industry together to generate new ideas through training, education and knowledge transfer.

At European University Cyprus, our core values are the advancement of learning, teaching and research. We respond to the needs of the members of the university 

community and society by investing in new ventures and institutes, rewarding ambition and drive in our staff and faculty and by continually developing our facilities and resources.

The new campus consists of modern facilities, well-equipped laboratories, amphitheater lecture halls, student apartments and entertainment venues.

Cyprus has some impressive statistics: the highest tertiary education percentage in the EU (54,6%), 1st safest small country in the world, 5th best relocation destination in the world and 2nd best climate worldwide with 340 days of sunshine every year. European University Cyprus is located in the capital, Nicosia, which is the heart of political, economic and cultural activity in the country.

European University of Lefke (EUL)

The European University of Lefke (EUL), as an international education and research institution, is the most popular University in North Cyprus with more than 9,000 students from 5 continents. EUL is a well-respected North Cyprus University which combines academic excellence with very good student support. EUL has a dynamic education agenda with proactive academic staff recognized in peer publications and an innovative education environment delivered on a modern campus. EUL has been delivering higher education for the last three decades, and we are proud to be inspirational, innovative and student friendly.

EUL students enjoy a safe, secure and green campus which is home to all year round student club and sports activities. The time at EUL will be the best time of the student life and will give a chance to gain independence, make lifelong friends as well as working towards the future career. EUL makes sure students never run out of things to do while they are with EUL and will make sure their time at the University is a memorable one, socially and in the classroom. EUL has a wide range of activities for students to get involved in with many clubs for them to join.

Education for your future career

EUL has internationally renowned academic staff from many countries, international accreditations and a modern campus. EUL offers a rich and high quality education and on campus facilities that are among the best in North Cyprus. By joining EUL students gain an internationally recognized qualification together with the knowledge, expertise and life skills required to enhance a career wherever they choose to work in the world.

– Major education, research and innovation centre

-International institutional accreditations and specialised professional memberships

-Various partnerships, recognition agreements and memoranda of understanding

-High quality teaching and student satisfaction

-Green, warm and friendly environment

-EUL students gain international recognised education together with the knowledge, expertise and life skills required to enhance a successful career

-The guiding principles of EUL are based on innovative education supported by renowned academic staff and facilities

-EUL demonstrates its strong commitment to global diversity by offering merit-based entrance scholarships to academically talented students from around the world

-EUL has carefully planned extra-curricular activities which give students and exciting and packed programme of choices

-EUL campus is located in the centre of the town of Lefke and within walking distance of the beautiful Mediterranean coastline with the dramatic mountains as a backdrop

-EUL has a partnership with the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, which currently covers various programmes and provides an opportunity for students to study under 3+1 or 2+2 arrangements for both EUL and University of Bradford degrees after their studies.

Girne American University (GAU)

We at GAU have been committed to preparing our students for active participation in a changing global world for nearly 3 decades.  We find that changing has become one of the constants in our lives.

We believe there is no better preparation for the demands of the future than a multi faceted education that GAU provides.  This is grounded in a tradition of academic excellence, dedicated to the personal and intellectual developmental of its students.  It aims to develop men and women prepared – and capable of – assuming highly responsible roles in life.

GAU is the oldest university in the island of Cyprus, our location in Girne /Kyrenia, North Cyprus has links with the past.  In keeping with the legacy of our rich history we are confident that our current international educational environment is second to none.  Our campus is a garden square of 35 acres, which combines fine traditional elements with a beautiful environment and state – of – the – art technology.  You will have the opportunity to balance your studies with healthy recreation both on and off campus.  You will find friends all around the world to talk to, to study with and share the multitude of joys experiences of our university life.

GAU will provide you with a dedicated faculty who possess a genuine love of learning.  The comprehensive curriculum composed of a wide range of courses that are offered within an environment conducive to your success.  We will challenge, stretch and strengthen your thinking in ways that you never dreamt possible.  We will expect more, require more, and tolerate less than any other institution in your academic life thus far.  At the same time we will afford you every possible avenue to achievement.

The reality is that, even with the best of all these things, we cannot learn for you.  You must learn for yourself, you must learn from each other, and we will learn from you.  You must demonstrate high motivation willing to invest the time and the energy needed to achieve life’s truest success.

Since 1985, GAU has grown in its understanding of itself, as a modern University. We have high expectations of ourselves and our students and endeavor to raise our standards of education through the use of external accrediting bodies. We are proud of the many accreditations we hold, and the ones that are still forthcoming. Girne American University’s academic programs are nationally accredited by the Ministries of Education of various countries including the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and by the equivalent authorities in U.A.E, Jordan, Oman, Thailand, Iran, Palestine, Iraq, Kyrgzstan, Kazakhstan and is generally recognized in Central Asian countries.

Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

ITU North Cyprus is a state university established by a special law which has a vision of modern, contemporary and innovative education and it aims to provide students with the same educational and training standards with Istanbul Technical University which has over 240 years of experience in education and training.

ITU North Cyprus is located in the city of Famagusta and have been admitting students into three departments. These are Marine Engineering, Maritime Transportation Management Engineering and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering since 2011. In the forthcoming years, the university aims to provide undergraduate education in several other fields. English is the language of instruction at ITU North Cyprus. Students will complete one year in the English Preparatory School and four years of undergraduate education.

The students who graduate from ITU North Cyprus receive the diploma of Istanbul Technical University with all its rights and privileges. ITU is the cradle of science, industry and technology conducting over 200 R&D projects in the scope of ARI Teknokent. In cooperation with the entrepreneurship ecosystem ITU Seed, the university provides support to students-entrepreneurs.

Having graduates who possess the ability to compete both at national and international levels, qualified academic staff and accredited departments in the field of science and technology, ITU has been a pioneer university for over 240 years in Turkey.  ITU has been providing students with education in global standards through study abroad and scientific research opportunities, and also through collaboration with the industry and innovations it presents nationwide and worldwide.

Long history, intelligent minds and outstanding academic environment of ITU form a strong bridge connecting the past to the future. With the priority for continuous development, innovative perspective and strong international contacts ITU proves to be the University of the past, present and future.

Middle East Technical University (METU)

METU Northern Cyprus Campus offers:

  • Internationally recognized degrees;
  • Exceptionally qualified international faculty,
  • Flexible interdisciplinary programs,
  • Teaching in small groups, and close contact with the faculty members,
  • Outstanding learning environment and exceptional career-building opportunities,
  • Modern, high-tech Campus with excellent facilities,
  • Academic excellence at very affordable cost,
  • A wide range of activities, rich international academic and social interaction in a multicultural environment


QS EECA(Eastern Europa and Central Asia)University Rankings 2019

QS Top 10 Universities in Emerging Europe & Central Asia 2019

METU ranks eighth in EECA, Middle East Technical University (METU) is ranked third for its employer reputation, and comes fourth for the papers per faculty indicator (a measure of research productivity). The language of instruction is English and METU is mainly based in capital city Ankara, though it also has a campus in Northern Cyprus. Its 4,500-hectare main campus includes over 3,000 hectares of forest, including Lake Eymir, which is a popular spot for students to take part in fishing, rowing and other recreational activities. The Northern Cyprus Campus resides on a hill with a wonderful view in the north-eastern part of Cyprus, the charming Mediterranean island.



Turkish University rankings of UK-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) by subject areas were released at Council of Higher Education (YOK) on January 16, 2018. According to this release based on 2017 results, it is declared once more that METU is ranked among the top 400 universities in the World in 15 subject areas, and represents our Country in the highest number of subjects. Based on the ratio of the number of subjects in which a university is among the top 400 to the number of subjects in which its publications are the most relevant, METU comes in second with 15 out of 32 subjects, following Istanbul Technical University with 11 out of 22 subjects. QS rankings were determined based on “Academic Reputation”, “University Reputation”, “Citation Ratios” and “H-Index”, a metric for the impact of academic studies.


The British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has announced the 2017 rankings of the world’s top universities by subject. METU, which appeared in the list with 12 subjects last year, is among the world’s “top” universities in 15 scientific subjects, thus representing Turkey in the highest number of fields.

In QS Broad Subject Area rankings, METU was ranked;

–       259th in Engineering & Technology
–       308th in Natural Sciences
–       389th in Social Studies and Management
–       in the first 500 universities in Arts & Humanities.

METU is  one of the Turkish universities that have ranked 45th in ‘the World’s Top 100 Universities’ list for Mineral & Mining Engineering subject area. In addition, METU was listed:

–   in the first 150 universities in 2 subject areas (Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering)
–  in the first 200 universities in 5 subject areas (Statistics & Operational Research, Education, Politics & International Studies, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering),
–  in the first 250 universities in 2 subject areas (Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences)
–  in the first 300 universities in 1 subject area (Computer Science & Information Systems)
–   in the first 350 universities in 1 subject area (Physics & Astronomy)
–   in the first 400 universities in 2 subject areas (Economics and Econometrics, Mathematics)
–   in the first 450 universities in 1 subject area (Chemistry)

The rankings can be found at http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings .


METU appeared in ‘the World’s top 100 universities’ list for Mineral & Mine Engineering. In addition, METU appeared in ‘the World’s top 150 universities’ list in 4 subjects (Statistics & Operational Research, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering), in ‘the World’s top 200 universities’ list in 4 subjects (Politics & International Studies, Education, Earth & Marine Sciences, Chemical Engineering), in ‘the World’s top 300 universities’ list in 2 subjects (Physics & Astronomy, Computer Science & Information Systems) and in ‘the World’s top 350 universities’ list in 1 subject (Mathematics).


According to UK based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2015-2016 rankings of world universities by subject, out of 3,551, 400 most successful universities determined by their performances on research papers in 36 individual subjects areas, METU entered in the top 431-440 universities band list with 10 subjects areas, being the highest ranking Turkish university in the QS listings.

Civil and Structural Engineering and Mechanical-Aeronautical-Manufacturing Engineering subjects are the only fields from Turkey represented by our university to be in the top 100 university list.

Additionally, METU is listed among the first 150 with 2 subjects’ areas; Statistics-Operational Research and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Also, we have been listed in the first 200 with 3 subjects’ areas; Political and International Studies, Education and Marine Sciences. Mathematics, Computing Sciences and Information Systems subjects have been among the first 250. We have been listed among the first 300 universities in Physics and Astronomy.


METU became the first and only university in Turkey to enter the “World’s Top 100 Universities (Ranked 85th)” list according to the “World University Rankings 2014-2015”, released by the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE).


Middle East Technical University is placed among the top 60 universities in the “World Reputation Rankings 2013″, announced by the Times Higher Education (THE). ODTÜ moved up in this year’s list to rank in the 51-60 band of universities.


METU entered THE “Top Universities by Reputation” list of 2012, and it was the first and only Turkish university to be included in the top 100 world universities (91-100 band).

Near East University (NEU)

Near East University combines academic success within a vibrant social environment,set in the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean. Founded in 1988, NU is considered to be one of the most highly regarded academic institutions in the Middle East.

NEU offers world-class education to ever 26,000 students from over 102 countries. Our modern and aesthetically designed campus provides the perfect environment for our successful and forward thinking  future graduates to pursue their goals. With 16 faculties, 220 Departments,45 Graduate Schools,4 Vocational Schools and 28 Research Centres we offer a diverse  selection of degrees  that prepare our students for  their careers. In addition to academic faculties, the University provides many other facilities including:

  • Olympic Swimming
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • Near East Hospital
  • Grand Library
  • Student Dormitories
  • Innovation Centre – IBM Supercomputer
  • Hotel
  • Near East Bank
  • Tourism Centre
  • Colloge
  • Junior College
  • Nursery
  • Preschool
  • Animal Hospital

NEU is now the only academic  institution in North Cyprus to offer education in both Dentistry  and Medicine. Our Hospitals- accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for Clinical Excellence – are also the only facilities in the Middle East region that offer such a wide range of training and research opportunities.

NEU is dedicated to promoting academic achievement and provides several scholarship opportunities to students, especially for Departments that are instructed in English. As a result, many of our students gain the right to have scholarships and can enjoy the benefits of the extensive educational opportunities that NEU has to offer.

NEU, considers the expected demands of students in every respect and aims to offer the best possible financial conditions to its students.  The NEU Undergraduate tuition fee is €5,600 for most of our programs. All International students receive a 50% scholarship on this standard tuition fee whereby bringing the annual fee to €2,800. Specific departments which are not within the standard price group are Medicine, Veterinary and Dentistry. Prices of these programmes are listed below:

Medicine €12,600
Dentistry €9,400
Veterinary €8,600

Scholarship offers for International students are not provided for the departments listed above but specific scholarship arrangements can be made for outstanding students based on an evaluation of their high school results.

Near East University offers its students all-inclusive packages which cover tuition and fees, accommodation and food for only €4,400. All inclusive packages are only available for standard tuition fee programs and covers accommodation in a standard dormitory room for 4-people. Departments listed in the table above and Architecture are not included in the package offer.

Tuition fees for postgraduate programmes will vary depending on the department and number of courses a student would like to take.

University of Cyprus (UC)

The University of Cyprus is a public institution founded in the island’s capital Nicosia in 1989. The university admitted its first class of 486 students in 1992. Since that time the student body has grown and the university has expanded its curriculum. 

The university has 21 departments split between eight faculties: faculty of humanities, faculty of pure and applied sciences, faculty of social sciences and education, faculty of economics and management, faculty of engineering, faculty of letters, the medicine school and the faculty of graduate studies.

As well as teaching, many faculties house research institutes undertaking postgraduate-level research in a range of fields, from oceanography to gender studies to nanotechnology. The university is gaining a reputation for quality research in some fields and Christopher Pissarides, a professor at the university, was awarded the Nobel Prize for economics in 2010.

The main campus is located in the capital, giving students all the advantages of life in a busy modern city while still being close to rugged mountains and beautiful beaches. The main campus houses the university library, which holds 620,000 books.

University of Kyrenia (UoK)

University of Kyrenia is one of the fastest growing universities in Cyprus and one of the most prominent educational institutions in the region, providing education both in Turkish and English languages with student over 30 countries. Campus is located by the seaside at a safe location near the city center.

The University of Kyrenia is recognized by Higher Education Council of Turkey (YOK) and the approval of the TRNC’s Ministry of National Education and received its accreditation from the Higher Education Planning, Evaluation Accreditation and Coordination Council (YODAK).

University of Kyrenia has 14 faculties, 1 Academy, 2 vocational schools, School of Applied Sciences for 2 postgraduate programs and the Foundation English Programme. The University also has a Continuing Education Centre, Distance Learning Centre, School of Aviation and some other schools providing education to public.

The University places great importance on research and scientific projects.  As part of this, the University provides funding for attendance at conferences and scientific meetings to help its staff to publish in prestigious scientific journals, in order to promote academic development. The University is currently funding considerable number of significant research projects. University of Kyrenia is in academic cooperation with national and overseas universities.

For our most popular undergraduate programs – Aviation and Space Sciences, Dentistry, Maritime Studies, Maritime Management and Administration, Medicine – University of Kyrenia has provided the latest technological systems and infrastructure including a fully equipped hospital and dental hospital.

The university has the required infrastructure used for marine programs : Bridge Stimulator, Engine Room Stimulator, Liquid Cargo Handling Simulation, GMDSS, ECDIS, Arpa Radar, Port and Pie Constructional Simulation and three research and training vessels (TEAL and Jr. TEAL 1-2) at the New Port Kyrenia.

The University also has the key infrastructure for Aviation Programs such as the Flight Simulation Training Device and two training aircrafts. The University also has benefits of the School of Aviation, which provides activities in line with academic context. University of Kyrenia also operates as a ‘Test of English for Aviation (TEA)’ test centre for Mayflower College in the UK, which is approved to conduct language proficiency testing by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

In addition to the academic programs, the university has a high quality health service provided by Dr. Suat Günsel University of Kyrenia Hospital and Dental Hospital, which are equipped with the latest and the most advanced medical devices and imaging equipment’s. The Medicine and Dentistry Faculties, health science and health services programs are benefiting from the facilities provided by the hospital and dental hospital. In addition to the hospitals facilities, the university also has brand new labs for the Dentistry and Medicine faculties.

University of Mediterranean Karpasia

The University of Mediterranean Karpasia is founded in 2011 as the sixth university in North Cyprus. The vision of UMK is to raise solution-oriented, self-initiative individuals with good leadership and professional skills, and to train professionals who accommodate themselves to the rapidly changing scientific and social conditions of the 21st century with a high level and updated knowledge, good social communication skills, effective use of technology, and the necessary skills to successfully implement team work.

UMK provides internationally accepted associate, degree, and graduate level diplomas in all its programs. Keeping in mind that diversity is a great asset for educational institutions; The University has built an international base of students and academics from all around the world. Through blending the unique culture of North Cyprus with that of the diversity of individuals from different cultures, UMK enjoys welcoming brilliant students and eminent academics from over 20 countries.

Training individuals with vocational knowledge of international standards and raising decent, innovation-oriented, self confident entrepreneurs who are responsive to regional and global issues and are fully equipped with the necessary skills are among the most important commitments of UMK.

Our main objective is to train a work force equipped with high quality knowledge, skills and wisdom. Implementing modern teaching methods and techniques, we train well-disciplined individuals with the essential vocational knowledge and skills and raise individuals who are equipped with effective external communication skills, high sense of responsibility and internal locus of control.

With its scientific research of global standards, the University of Mediterranean Karpasia is making valuable contributions to public welfare as a research and development center. In this context, the ‘Education within Production’ program provides the students with the opportunity to have a hands-on work experience; the intention here is to raise leader representatives who are competent in applications, environmentally and socially conscious and who recognize the vital importance of self innovation.

Accreditation of UMK by the Ministry of Education, Higher Education Planning, Evaluation,
Accreditation and Coordination Council, and Turkish Higher Education Council of the Republic of Turkey (YÖK) enables our students to have the opportunity in transferring to other international universities globally.

International accreditations, memberships, memorandums of understanding, and partnership agreements signed with other universities from all over the world brings UMK and its members a global perspective at all levels and in all activities.

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