Study in Northern Cyprus


Gargi Tomar
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 8:04 PM IST

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Officially known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the country ‘Northern Cyprus’ comprises the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus. It is unilaterally declared as an independent state and is only recognised only by Turkey. The capital city of Northern Cyprus is North Nicosia. It is also the largest city of the country. Northern Cyprus is a Turkish-speaking country. However, English is widely spoken by people and it is recognised as the second language of the country. The educational programmes in universities are also offered in English.

Northern Cyprus has a total of 19 universities among which only three are public universities and rest are private universities. Students from across the world get enrolled for admission in the leading universities of Northern Cyprus and most of them belong to countries of the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

Thousands of students from different countries study at Northern Cyprus’ internationally recognised universities, making the education sector of the country as the leading source of economy.  According to records, the strength of international students in Northern Cyprus is around 19,000.

However, international students planning to take admission in the Universities and Institutions of Northern Cyprus in any programme be it degree/diploma/certificate must ensure to confirm that the specific course is recognised in their country. 

Quality education at an affordable cost makes Northern Cyprus a preferred choice for students from abroad. Also, the International membership of Northern Cyprus institutions help students gain the best educational experiences in the country. Some of the popular courses offered in the country include Law, International Relations, Business Administration, Tourism, Hotel Management, Pharmacy etc. Tourism, trade and education serves more than 60% of the total GDP of the country and courses in one of these can help students find job opportunities in one of these fields. 

Foreign students who are enrolled in the universities of Northern Cyprus find the academics quite easy and they have enough spare time to get involved in various other activities and explore places. The campus life in the university is vibrant and locals are quite friendly. Students at the university can also opt for a part-time job and manage their expenses. 

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