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About EMU

Education for an
"International Career"

Having been providing higher education in TRNC since 1979 with all programs accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), Eastern Mediterranean University is the only state university in TRNC.

With its highly developed infrastructure, prominent academic staff members, 20,000 students from 106 and 1,100 academics from 35 different countries, quality programs in English, the opportunity of learning a second foreign language, student exchange programs, rich sports, social and cultural activity opportunities, international accreditations, an international teaching context, and a diploma recognised throughout the world, EMU prepares its students for their international careers by educating them in becoming creative and competitive individuals with entrepreneurial skills.

EMU has been offering quality education through 100 undergraduate and school programs and 81 postgraduate and doctoral degree programs provided by 11 faculties, 5 schools and Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School.

Education at International Standards

Closely following the national standards and rules and paying special attention to quality in education, our University sees international accreditation and supervision as a foundation for development

EMU is a full member of the International Association of Universities, the European University Association, Community of Mediterranean Universities and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. Giving special importance to international recognition, EMU has received the accreditation of various prominent international accrediting bodies. EMU is only one of five universities in the region to have been awarded the prestigious ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) in the field of engineering.

Similarly, EMU Architecture Faculty holds the MİAK accreditation. Business and Economics Faculty, Tourism Faculty and School of Computing and Technology have been granted the accreditation of FIBAA. Education Faculty English Language Teaching (ELT) Department was accredited by AQAS. Additionally, EMU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management gained the accreditation of TEDQUAL and the Computer Technologies and Information Systems offered by School of Computing and Technology (SCT) successfully passed ASIIN accreditation process. EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School has successfully obtained EDEXCEL accreditation. Last but not least, our University’s Business and Economics Faculty is a full member of EFMD and AACSB along with only three universities in Turkey.

Listed Among the Best Universities in the World

United Kingdom based higher education ranking board Times Higher Education (THE) has announced its 2017-2018 Academic Year World University Rankings. EMU appeared amongst the top 601-800 world universities.

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United Kingdom based higher education ranking board Times Higher Education (THE) has announced its 2017-2018 Academic Year World University Rankings. On the list that features 1100 universities from 79 different countries the Eastern Mediterranean University is the only university from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). With this achievement, EMU furthers its success from the 2016-2017 Academic Year World University Rankings.

Double Degree, Joint Degree and Collaborative Programs

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Double Major Opportunities

While giving the students a chance to gain expertise in a specific field, EMU also provides opportunities for developing oneself in other areas. Students registered to EMU programs may benefit from double major and minor program applications if they meet the required conditions.

Student Exchange Program Opportunities

With the aim of giving the students a chance to have an educational experience in different institutions, EMU has settled numerous student exchange program collaborations with prominent institutions throughout the world. Students who choose to take part in these student exchange programs are offered the opportunity of studying in a host institution for a semester and transferring the credits gained in these institutions back to EMU. Some of the institutions Eastern Mediterranean University has settled student exchange collaborations are with Central Connecticut State University, California Long Beach State University, San Diego State University and Louisiana State University in the USA.

Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

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A large portion of our international students are on 50% and 25% scholarships. During the online application to the academic programs the students indicate that they wish to be considered, the decisions are made based on the academic performance of the candidate and academic program applied. The EMU admission decision will indicate if the student will receive a partial tuition waiver.

There are some full scholarships at the undergraduate level and PhD level. These are very competitive. The PhD scholarship applications are made during the online graduate application. The undergraduate full scholarship applications are considered by a scholarship committee 30 days before the beginning of the semester for scholarships of type 7 and 60 days before the beginning of the semester for scholarships of type 3 The student needs to have admission to the program that they have applied to in order to be considered.

High Quality and Rich Campus Life

EMU offers a colorful and high quality campus life enriched by numerous social and cultural activities.

Students of EMU benefit from a wide variety of sports facilities. A modern stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats, tartan athletics track, cardio center, spinning and TRX halls and an open area of 66,500 m2 for sports and closed sports complex with a capacity of 3,500 seats are only some of the facilities from which students can benefit.

EMU offers a colorful and high quality campus life enriched by numerous social and cultural activities organised by more than 50 student clubs and international student associations operating under the International Office.

EMU has a fully equipped Health Center with 13 specialist doctors and a private ambulance. As well as the Health Center, there are over 30 research centers some of which directly provide services for students. Students can directly benefit from the services of the Center for Psychological Counseling, Guidance and Research (PDRAM) and the Center for Graduate Communications and Career Research.

Rauf Raif Denktas Culture and Congress Center is located in the north part of the university campus, 500 meters away from the beach and next to EMU Beach Club in Famagusta. The building houses convention and conference rooms, exhibition halls, museums and art workshops. With a closed area of 5,700 square meters and a capacity seating up to 846 people, the building is the biggest culture and congress center throughout the region.

Unlimited Accommodation Opportunities

Modern on-campus dormitories provide residential facilities for 9800 students. The University also rents houses/flats on behalf of students who wish to live in the city.

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