Cyprus International University

In terms of education, CIU creates a truly international experience 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.

Being a truly international community-university environment, you will meet students from well over 109 countries in the world, studying together where equality, diversity, freedom of expression and beliefs are cherished and valued.

Our students learn to become independent and open-minded, socially responsible members of society, suitably prepared to compete on a world stage. They are exposed to the latest state of the art facilities laboratories workshops and studios and with our comprehensive library service have access to the latest world knowledge in their chosen field of study.

CIU adds value across the curriculum, encourages exchanges and works with a range of international academic institutions through partnerships and collaboration activities

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

General Cost, Budget & Living Expenses

Studying abroad is Cyprus is way cheaper than studying in USA, UK, France, Germany, etc. However, it is still studying abroad and it more expensive than studying in your home country. When deciding to study abroad, there are many costs students must consider as they make their budgets. These mainly include:

Tuition fees

Visa & Flight

Accommodation

Living Expenses

For some countries, these costs may prove to be very expensive. However, the cost of studying in North Cyprus is very affordable. For international students, tuition fees differ depending on the degree type a student wants to study (e.g. Undergraduate, Masters, etc). And North Cyprus universities offer amazing scholarships on tuition to international students to help lower their cost.

Budget from €3,099 – €4,099 (per year)Tuition fees (after 50% scholarship) — The tuition you pay depends on your course, your study level, and the university you choose.

Books — most courses use online resources, Library is stock with modern books. Budget from €90 (per semester)
Transportation — Free School Buses around the city, cheap buses between cities cost €170 – €400 (per month)
Budget & Living Expenses — Food, Clothes (most students can live on $200 per month) €1000 – €6000 (per year)
Accommodation — New students are given preference in school owned dormitories (at least in the first year), group of 2 – 6 students can rent an apartment outside campus, you can rent private dormitories inside or outside campus from €4449 – €10679 (per year) 
Total Rough Estimate for a year depending on the course, accommodation, university, and your lifestyle. 

Prices stated are what you will pay when granted 50% tuition fee scholarship.

Cyprus International University (CIU) Tuition Fees

Undergraduates

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGIES

€3,099/Year – Biosystems Engineering

€3,099/Year – Plant Production and Technology

FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES

€3,099/Year – Molecular Biology

€3,099/Year – Translation Studies

€3,099/Year – Turkish Language and Literature

€3,099/Year – Psychology

FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION

€3,099/Year – Advertising and Public Relations

€3,099/Year – Radio and Television

€3,099/Year – Journalism

€3,099/Year – Visual Communication Design

FACULTY OF ECONOMICS & ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

€3,099/Year – Accounting and Finance

€3,099/Year – Banking & Fİnance

€3,099/Year – Business Administration

€3,099/Year – Digital Media and Marketing

€3,099/Year – Economics

€3,099/Year – International Relations

€3,099/Year – European Union Relations

€3,099/Year – Social Work

€3,099/Year – Tourism & Hotel Management

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

€3,099/Year – Computer and Instructional Technology Teacher Education

€3,099/Year – English Language Teaching

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

€3,099/Year – €3,099/Year – Civil Engineering

€3,099/Year – Industrial Engineering

€3,099/Year – Information Systems Engineering

€3,099/Year – Electrical and Electronics Engineering

€3,099/Year – Energy Systems Engineering

€3,099/Year – Environmental Engineering

€3,099/Year – Bioengineering

€3,099/Year – Computer Engineering

€3,099/Year – Mechanical Engineering

€3,099/Year – Mechatronic Engineering

€3,099/Year – Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS, DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

€3,099/Year – Architecture

€3,099/Year – Interior Design

€3,099/Year – Graphic Design

€3,099/Year – Industrial Product Design

€3,099/Year – Fashion and Textile Design

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

€3,099/Year – Social Work

FACULTY OF LAW

€3,099/Year – Law

FACULTY OF PHARMACY

€4,099/Year – Pharmacy (MPharm)

€4,099/Year – Pharmacy ( Pharm. D. )

SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

€3,099/Year – Nursing

SCHOOL OF TOURISM & HOTEL MANAGEMENT

€3,099/Year – Gastronomy and Culinary Arts

€3,099/Year – Tourism and Hotel Management

Master’s

Master and PhD applicants’ payment scheme is different from the undergraduates; since they are required to pay for each course taken.

NOTE: * Turkish is the medium of instruction for this program

€1000/Sem – Architecture (With Thesis)

€1335/Sem – Bioengineering

€1000/Sem – Business Administration (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Business Administration

€1000/Sem – Civil Engineering (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Civil Engineering

€1000/Sem – Communication and Media Studies (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Communication and Media Studies

€1000/Sem – Computer Engineering (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Computer Engineering

€1000/Sem – Electrical and Electronics Engineering (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Electrical and Electronics Engineering

€1000/Sem – Energy Systems Engineering (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Energy Systems Engineering

€1000/Sem – English Language and Literature (With Thesis)

€1000/Sem – English Language Teaching (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – English Language Teaching

€1000/Sem – Engineering Management (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Engineering Management

€1000/Sem – Environmental Sciences (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Environmental Sciences

€700/Sem – Environmental Engineering (With Thesis)

€1000/Sem – Graphic Design (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Graphic Design

€1000/Sem – Guidance and Psychological Counseling (With Thesis)*

€700/Sem – Health Care Organizations and Management (With Thesis)

€1000/Sem – Health Care Organizations and Management

€1000/Sem – Information Systems Engineering (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Information Systems Engineering

€1000/Sem – Interior Design (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Interior Design

€1000/Sem – International Relations (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – International Relations

€1000/Sem – Management Information Systems (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Management Information Systems

€1000/Sem – Mentally Handicapped Teaching (With Thesis)

€1000/Sem – Pre-School Education (With Thesis)*

€1000/Sem – Tourism and Hospitality Management (With Thesis)

€700/Sem – Tourism and Hospitality Management

€1000/Sem – Turkish Language and Literature (With Thesis)*

€1000/Sem – Turkish Education

PhD 

NOTE: * Turkish is the medium of instruction for this program

€1500/Sem – Architecture

€1500/Sem – Bioengineering

€1500/Sem – Business Administration

€1500/Sem – Civil Engineering

€1500/Sem – Communication and Media Studies

€1500/Sem – Computer Engineering

€1500/Sem – Energy Systems Engineering

€1500/Sem – Environmental Engineering

€1500/Sem – Environmental Sciences

€1500/Sem – Guidance and Psychological Counselling *

€1500/Sem – International Relations

€1500/Sem – Management Information Systems

€1500/Sem – Professional Doctorate in Business Administration

Application Requirements

Language of Teaching

Majority of the courses are taught in good English. Some courses taught only in Turkish are marked on the degree programs or tuition fees tabs. Languages on the street are mainly English and Turkish.

Application / Enrollment Fees

This university has NO application/enrollment fee.

This university has NO per-semester registration fee.

Application Deadlines

Spring/February Intake: starts – 15th November, ends – 15th Febuary (best to apply before October)

Fall/September Intake: starts – 1st March, ends – 10th September (best to apply before June)

Application Documents

Undergraduate

Submit Passport scan copy

Personal photo

Submit a high school leaving certificate or equivalent

Non-English speaking international students will need to take free UNIC’s NEPTON test

Or submit an English language proficiency certificate

Transfer Students

Official stamped and signed descriptions of courses already taken along with stamped and signed official university Transcript or equivalent 

Must complete a minimum of 2/3 of the Master’s degree credits (credits Earned at other universities)

Postgraduates

Scanned Copy of your International Travel Passport

Personal photo (face only)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School leaving certificate or equivalent

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official High School Transcript or equivalent

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (for masters)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official bachelor’s Transcript or equivalent (for masters)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official Masters degree from an accredited college or university (for PhD)

Scanned Copy of stamped and signed official master’s Transcript or equivalent (for PhD)

YOUR CV (for masters & PhD)

PORTFOLIO (required for Architecture Applicants)

YOUR THESIS PROPOSAL (for PhD)

LETTER OF INTENT (for PhD)

MASTER THESIS (optional)                                                                                   

Foundation/Preparatory School / Course / Program

Applicant who don’t have English proficiency results are given a simple (street conversation level) English test. Those who fail are given English course for one or two semesters before they start the main courses. Also applicant who have deficiency course (not enough of the prerequisite courses) are also giving such courses before they start their main program.

English Proficiency Documents / Requirements 

Non-English speaking international students will need to take free English language proficiency test.

Or submit an English language proficiency certificate (any of these – IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GRE, IGCSE PTE).