North Cyprus Universities
Girne American University(Girne Amerikan Universitesi):
Girne American University was founded in 1985 as an independent, non-profit institution of higher education. From its establishment, the university has focused on providing access to an American-based higher education to the widest possible group of young learners. In charting its course for the next century, GAU will continue to be guided by this special mission.
To serve its objective, GAU uses a wide range of strategies. It fosters a variety of instructional approaches, encourages scholarship, engages in collaborative community services and empowers its constituents to become responsible citizens in an interdependent, pluralistic, global community.
Eastern Mediterranean University(Dogu Akdeniz Universitesi):
Established in 1979, Eastern Mediterranean University offers programs fully recognized by Council of Higher Education in Turkey. Having completed its physical infrastructure, the campus spreads over an area of 2200 acres.
Eastern Mediterranean University 's visions are developing and growing further into one of the leading academic institutions in the eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, and North African regions.
Cyprus International University(Uluslararasi Kibris Universitesi):
Cyprus International University (CIU) was established in 1997. It is a modern, innovative institution providing its students a center of excellent international distinction. With all its academic and social activities, the University's prime commitment is to provide educational facilities to satisfy the needs of a modern technological society. Thus, whilst these needs are broadly provided, CIU has developed a deliberate policy of making its courses practical and relevant.
The main objective of this institution is to give students a sound education and bring them up as confident and responsible individuals with creative and inquisitive minds.
Today Near East University consists of a select student population from eighteen different countries; hence its international identity. NEU with its ample educational facilities and academically highly qualified staff from 12 different countries is the only institution of higher education in Nicosia the capital city of North Cyprus rendering quality education.
Middle East Technical University(Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi), Northern Cyprus Campus(Kuzey Kibris Kampusu):
METU was invited by the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot states to establish an international campus on Northern Cyprus to serve not only the Turkish students but also the international community. METU Northern Cyprus Campus (NCC) is a major investment project financed by the state and it enjoys the full academic and administrative support of METU. With its excellent facilities, exceptionally qualified faculty, and highest international standards in teaching, research and community service, METU NCC offers internationally accepted degree programs in engineering and economic and administrative sciences. The language of instruction on the Campus is English. From the very outset, METU NCC, following in the footsteps of its mother institution, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara , Turkey , aims at becoming a select higher education institution of international character.
METU Northern Cyprus Campus admitted students to one undergraduate program in 2003-2004, and to six undergraduate programs in 2004-2005. Students attending these programs spent their freshmen year on METU Ankara Campus and have moved to METU Northern Cyprus Campus at the beginning of the 2005-2006 academic year. METU NCC will start offering two new programs In 2007-2008 Academic year; Psychology and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.
METU Northern Cyprus Campus became fully operational by September 2005 and accepted students to a total of eight undergraduate programs. By 2015, METU Northern Cyprus Campus will be offering a full spectrum of degree programs and will have reached an enrollment of 6,000 students.
METU Northern Cyprus Campus is built on an area of 3,000 decares (donums), approximately 50 km west of Lefkoşa ( Nicosia ) and 6 km north of Güzelyurt (Morphou), a charming town with a population of 12,000. Today, METU NCC is an excellent campus with its high-tech infrastructure, very modern education buildings and laboratories, the Cultural and Convention Center, Administration - Library - Computer Center Complex, Cafeteria, Shopping Center, Student Association Rooms, Dormitories, Staff Housing, Fitness-Wellness Club, Post Office, Book Store Health & Counseling Center, Indoors Sports Complex, and an outdoor swimming pool . The Campus is designed with all the necessary provisions to accommodate physically handicapped students to achieve their full potential.