The American University - Cyprus

The American University is dedicated to making American model learning opportunities accessible throughout life and to making them challenging and relevant to a diverse population of young adults. Its aim is to make possible an education that is at the same time both accessible and excellent. It does this through exceptional management of the University operations and resources, innovative delivery systems, student services and relevant programmes that are learner-centred, success-oriented and responsive to technology.



Girne American University was founded in 1985 and has grown from its small beginnings to being a very strong university with 15,000 students.


Girne American University, as a pioneer, in the island is encouraging the academicians and students to participate in scientific researches.

One of our main goals is to make sustainable scientific research and conducting them within our Research Centers, as well as our academicians and students are able to do individual research projects.


GAU CAREER CENTER mission is to:

  • Provide career and personality tests that may direct your business career options.
  • Provide you tips for filling out job applications.
  • Arrange meetings for you with companies and Chamber of Commerce members.
  • Teach you how to prepare a CV and we will show the best interviewing techniques.
  • Offer you job and internship opportunities.
  • Organize seminars and introduce you to successful industry personnel.
  • Post current news and events updates online and in our office.
  • Within the scope of a mentorship program, we will provide you with the opportunity to meet with experts from various sectors.
  • Inform you on career fields through current articles posted on our website.

Master's Programmes


Student services

The University’s convention center is located in the Spectrum Hall and has a seating capacity for 1,000 people. The International Congress Hall used for Internationals and National events, recitals and plays.

Housing services

  • Elysium Court Girls Residence
This is an on-campus residence hall, where you can enjoy the view of the Mediterranean while being steps away from all of your classes. Students can stay in single or double rooms.
  • Gordon Bennet Girls Residence
There are single and double rooms in this residence hall which is 800 meters away from the campus.
  • Knowledge Village Girls Residence
This residence has quadruple rooms, and is 25-30 minute walking distance from the campus.
  • Univer-City Complex Boys Residence
This is an off campus residence hall. There are single or double rooms and there is a regular bus service to the campus.

Library services

Girne American University will be opening a library and congress centre in the GAU Canterbury Campus. A statement by GAU said that the library, Cylibrary, Congress and Seminar Halls will also benefit the cultural and scientific life of Canterbury. The library will also include a multipurpose hall, Student Union and rest areas for students.

ICT services

GAU students can benefit free of charge from the WiFi connection available on the campus.

Medical services

Girne American University Medical Center has been providing services since spring 2006. Our Medical Center is active for GAU students, staff as well as Girne American nursery, primary school and college students and staff. Our services include first aid, simple dosage medicine, checking blood pressure, body temperature and glucose level.

Student Life

Campus life

Besides the student-oriented education, GAU arranges activities that will improve social and cultural side of the students. Symposiums, conferences and communes within the scope of over 1000 activities are held by experts in their fields to support their studies every academic year.

You will be in the right center of campus life with the opening cortege of the academic year, spring fests, dance and theatre festival which are organized conventionally every year. GAU breaks grounds with academic and social activities in Cyprus, also has a very good reputation and distinguished name in social responsibility projects.

Sports facilities

GAU Sports Clubs

• Archery Club

• Aviation Club

• Badminton Club

• Basketball Club

• Billiards Club

• Chess Club

• Cricket Club

• Darts Club

• Fencing Club

• Field Hockey Club

• Football Club

• Futsal (indoor Football) Club

• Handball Club

• Horse Riding Club

• Judo Club

• Kickboxing Club

• Mini-golf Club

• Scuba Diving Club

• Search & Rescue Club

• Swimming Club

• Table Tennis Club

• Taekwondo Club

• Tennis Club

• Track and Field Club

• Tracking Club

• Turkish Cyprus Folk Dance Club

• Volleyball Club

• Wrestling Club

Student clubs

GAU Academic Clubs

• Aviation Club

• Computer Education and Technology Club

• PAIG (Painting, Architecture, Interior, Graphic) Club

• Industrial Engineering Club

• Law Club

• Management Information System Club

• Marine Club

• Political Science & International Relations Club

• Psychological Counseling and Guidance Club

• Psychology Club

• Research and Development Club

• Supporting Early Childhood Education Club

• Turkish Club

GAU Arts Clubs

• Cinema Club

• Dance Club

• Instrument Friends Music Club

• Photography Club

• Theatre Club

GAU Social Clubs

• Ataturk Ideologies Club

• Football Fan Club

• Green Peace Club

• History Club

• Rock Club

• Young Themes Club


At Girne American University we are proud of the many accreditations we hold, and the ones that are still forthcoming. We continuously strive to ensure our students are receiving a top-rate education.