Cyprus International University
The strategic geopolitical location of the island of Cyprus and its proximity to the birthplace of civilization has played an important role in what Cyprus is today; a small but very international island. This international identity became the inspiration for our name. Cyprus International University has its roots in the vision of Mr. Özer Boyacı who set out to establish an institution that would make a mark on higher education in North Cyprus. After 22 years, the fulfillment of his vision can be seen in the countless success stories that came out of CIU, an educational infrastructure second to none on the island, a campus encompassing over a million square meters, an increasing focus on research, social responsibility, environment and culture and an ever growing number of graduates in over a hundred different countries.
Located at the heart of the North Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus International University (CIU) is a real international and multicultural university with more than 7,000 students coming from 64 different countries.
CIU has achieved an unprecented growth since its establishement in 1997, not only in student population, but in academic program and faculty number as well. Having treaties with 22 different universities around the world, CIU is on the UNESCO world university list and is accredited by UK NARIC as well as the Turkish Higher Education Board (YOK). In addition to 7 Vocational School Programs, 38 Undergraduate Programs, 23 Master Programs, 12 PhD Programs and 2 Professional Doctorate Programs, CIU has 6 research centers, state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with modern technology and a Continuing Education Center on campus. In addition to the above-stated programs, CIU has dual-degree arrangements with University of Wolverhampton (UK) and University of Sunderland (UK), whereby the students can study 3 years of the Bachelor programs at CIU and complete their final (4th) year in the UK and get dual-degree from CIU and the corresponding UK university.
CIU’s general aim is to help its students to enhance their academic capacities while supporting them to improve their personal skills as promising individuals of the future. In this regard, with a vibrant campus setup full of rich social facilities, CIU offers various entertainment platforms for its students such as live band concerts, art exhibitions, sports tournaments, seminars with well-known performers, celebrities, writers or academicians, food culture nights, etc. Students can also enjoy themselves at the Student Union with restaurants, cafes, a unique pocket cinema hall and the game arcade rooms.