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Cyprus International University

3.6 out of 5 (194 ratings / 167 reviews) Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
Cyprus International University is a modern campus University based in the suburb of Haspolat on the outskirts of Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. At the cornerstone of three continents and rich in terms of history and culture, North Cyprus, the pearl of the Mediterranean, offers a truly international experience.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



CIU was established on 4th February 1997, after a five-year consultative period to address the Higher Educational needs of the local and international community.


In terms of education CIU creates a truly international experience by attracting academic and administrative staff from all over the world. There is an emphasis on quality and interactive learning in an atmosphere convivial to study.


Our mission is to create a truly international experience by developing and disseminating universal knowledge, for the benefit of all society. Much of this is achieved by publishing academic research of an international standard and by specializing in innovative research relevant both locally in North Cyprus and globally.


The University has multiple international links and partnerships, both in the educational and industrial field. As a result, the students are extremely well-positioned when it comes to finding a job after graduation

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Student services

The Student Pick-ups and Orientation Days, which have been organized since the day of the establishment of Cyprus International University, aims to introduce the newly enrolled  students the University, University Life and the TRNC more closely.Within the scope of the program, which starts with welcoming the students and their parents from abroad at Ercan Airport, orientation trips about the TRNC, fun concerts and various presentations about the units of the university are organized.It contributes to making it easier for new students to adapt to their educational life by laying the groundwork for organizing many activities aimed at ensuring the integration of current and new students.

Housing services

The University provides Apart and Studio Type Dorms for its students. These are brilliantly equipped and the facilities can be characterized as well-above excellence

Library services

Cyprus International University Library aims to provide various resources needed by students and faculty. In addition to a wide range of books and periodicals the CIU library subscribes to several databases, providing students access to hundreds of thousands of books and periodicals.

ICT services

The Computer Center Directorate provides CIU with information technology (IT) resources and indicates the strategic priorities of the university, in terms of practicality, efficiency and security of the available IT services.

Medical services

Health center is equipped with all the essential equipment for first aid. Also, a doctor and a nurse are constantly on duty to provide the students with first aid, identify and diagnose health issues and start treatment.

Student Life

Campus life

The CIU is a fully equipped campus university that can serve all the needs of its students within a campus area of 900 thousand square meters. The environmentalist identity of the CIU has all the natural beauties of mediterranean plant cover ?n front panel of in it.

Sports facilities

CIU ARENA, founded in 20 July 2010, is the first and biggest integrated sport complex in TRNC. It has 7500m^2 of closed area and 15.000m^2 of open area. There are two astro turfs, two basketball courts, two volleyball courts, two tennis courts, a beach handball court, a beach volley court and a beach football court in the open air space of the complex.


CIU is a member of the following accreditation bodies:

  • Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA)
  • Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK)
  • Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK)
  • Pearson Assured

Student Reviews

Faith is my everything
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The education system is soo good as well as the lectures but the way they treat a foreign student and citizens are a bit different, in other words there is a partiality kind of , it is not easy to acquire working permit even if you get it still you can not find the job, luckily if you find it the salary will makes quit . If it happens that you are staying on campus they...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love cyprus international university since am here a discover another face learning. The environment is well everything is clean the lecturers are professionnal and well train

Knowledge is wise
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

School program is well organized and architecture is like culture here though it’s somehow difficult but that is what life is all about, if you can speak Turkish it will more helpful.

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