Cyprus International University

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

Medicine & Health (4)
Social Sciences (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Education & Training (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

An Overview of Cyprus International University; Voices from Master's Degree Students
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

Cyprus International University is the first foreign campus I have enrolled myself in. I can describe my experience as unsatisfied. There are many reasons for such a conclusion. For example, I would definitely consider the unavailability of courses as one of the most challenging problem I dealt with. Lack of instructors is also another considerable problem here in CIU. Not...

Time to shine
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

In general, I think that the university is more efficient in the practical application part. They helped me learn better by giving hands-on training face-to-face, and it was easier for me to understand the lesson by giving quizzes and additional project assignments in addition to midterm and final exams.

Man is still Alive
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

After gotten my Advanced Level in 2019 I decided to move abroad so as to improve in my vocation and the easiest way for me was CIU in northern Cyprus which required no visas, Immediately I enrolled In International relations because I am passionate of politics and all what goes around the world so my aims was to ne one day part and an actor of the game , after my first...

Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus

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