Turkey is known for having a large number of private universities in Turkish Cyprus in various scientific disciplines, in which the admission conditions are easy and accessible to students. Turkish Cyprus universities are distinguished of having a high-quality education with affordable expenses, they also accept admissions with any type of high school diploma from any country. Some of the universities in Turkish Cyprus require a certain educational level for admission based on the grades of the English language examination that the university organize before the start of each semester. They may also accept recognized international exams in English such as TOEFEL, IELTS, SAT.
Cyprus is the largest island in the Mediterranean and the third most populous island in the world, with a population of 210,000 people. It is a European country divided into two parts, a southern section called the Republic of Cyprus, which is affiliated with the European Union and internationally recognized. And a northern section affiliated to the Turkish Republic called “Kuzey Kıbrıs” Turkish Cyprus, which is a country with limited recognition from the world. There is one airport in Northern Cyprus, the “Ercan” Airport (ECN), and there are no flights in the airport except to Turkish airports or transit airports. Learn about universities in Turkish Cyprus and their admission requirements through the following article.
Are the degrees of universities in Turkish Cyprus recognized internationally?
There are many universities in Turkish Cyprus, around more than 20 private universities, and they teach in the English or Turkish language depending on the university. Universities in Turkish Cyprus are accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Council, but only few of them are internationally accredited (about 3 universities).
Names of universities in Turkish Cyprus:
- American University of Cyprus
- Anadolu University Nicosia Campus
- Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design
- Atatürk Teacher Training Academy
- Bahçeşehir Cyprus University
- University of City Island
- Cyprus Health and Social Sciences University
- Cyprus International University
- Cyprus Science University
- Cyprus Social Sciences University
- Eastern Mediterranean University
- European University of Lefke
- Final International University
- Girne American University
- International Business Management School
- Istanbul Technical University TRNC Education-Research Campus
- University of Kyrenia
- University of Mediterranean Karpasia
- Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
- Near East University
- University of the West of Scotland in Cyprus
All of the universities above are accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Council, but there are 3 universities among them whose degrees are recognized internationally and they are:
Names of internationally recognized universities in Turkish Cyprus:
Eastern Mediterranean University Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi:
Eastern Mediterranean University enjoys international recognition as a postgraduate education institution, it also holds a full membership in European university federations, and a full membership in the Association of Mediterranean Universities, the federations of the universities of the Islamic world and the International Federation of Universities.
The number of its employees reaches more than 1000 faculty members from 35 different countries, and it holds 15 thousand students belonging to 68 different nationalities. This university enjoys the recognition of the Turkish Higher Education Council.
Middle East University Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi:
A university that holds a full membership of the European Universities Association, and is recognized by the Turkish Higher Education Council.
Middle East Technical University, Cyprus Turkish Branch, Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi:
It is a technical university, which headquarters is located in Ankara, and its educational program focuses on engineering and natural sciences. In addition to its interest in other economic, literary and educational specialities. This university requires passing the “YOS” exam as a condition for accepting admission.
The Middle East University has opened a branch in Turkish Cyprus which offers 15 undergraduate programs and 3 postgraduate programs, with around 3000 registered students.
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