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Near East University

3.7 out of 5 (18 reviews) Nicosia, Cyprus
Since its establishment, the Near East University, primarily aiming to educate self-cofident, highly qualified, dedicated and determined individuals, has made an incredible progress and turned into the largest higher education institution and cultural centre of Cyprus.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (5)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Humanities (1)
Social Sciences (1)



The Near East University, established in 1988, is located in Nicosia, capital of North Cyprus, and as an international higher education institution employing highly qualified staff, offers the most extensive undergraduate and postgraduate education opportunities to over 26 thousand students coming from over 100 countries.


The Near East University has 16 faculties comprising 220 departments and programs, 4 graduate schools with around 200 graduate and postgraduate programs, and 4 high schools, 28 research institutes, and has several international memberships.


The Near East University, standing out as a small town of education in center of Cyprus, comprises many firsts in Cyprus. The Faculty of Medicine, which is the only Faculty of Medicine of North Cyprus; the Faculty of Dentistry which is the first and only faculty of North Cyprus; the Dentistry Clinics which are the first JCI accredited private dentistry clinics of the world; the Super Computer which is one of the most advanced and powerful computers of the world with a capacity to provide support to several international research and academic studies throughout the world, including the CERN project.


Just as NEU offers many opportunities during your academic career, it helps you along your way after graduation as well. The mission of NEU Student Deanship Career Planning Center is to provide advising and assistance to NEU students and alumni during their career planning process by providing them with the latest high quality training, tools and resources.


Student services

The vision of the International Students Office is to facilitate the international students’ application process to NEU, to create an atmosphere of cultural awareness through multicultural activities and to ensure that international students receive support and guidance from registration through to graduation by implementing effective and permanent solutions.

Housing services

Room Features:

  • 24 hours hot water
  • Central heating
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Shower
  • Study table
  • Located on campus
  • 20 minutes away from Ercan Airport by car
  • 5 minutes away from the town center by car

Library services

Grand Library, the biggest and most comprehensive library of Eastern Mediterranean region with over a million printed materials and 115 million electronic sources, where several national and international conferences are held

Medical services

The Health and Wellness Centre of the Near East University is fully equipped with various sports devices and is situated in an area of approximately 2000 m2. A healthy workout environment is provided with the guidance provided by qualified physical training instructors and also with the doctors of the Health Unit, based within the Health and wellness Centre.

Student Life

Campus life

The students of Near East University, which stands out as a small town at the northern suburbs of Nicosia, are provided with all-round on campus facilities and opportunities such as sports fields, shops, restaurants, dormitories with a capacity of 5000 people, health and fitness centres, hospitals, cafes, student clubs, radio-TV centre, library, Olmpic swimming pool, national and international banks, travel agencies, post office, scheduled coaches traveling between city and airport from early morning till late night, 24 hours security and health services.

Sports facilities

Furthermore, the Sports Health Laboratory (Performance Lab.) located within the centre, offers individualized; physical fitness tests and diet programmes. In addition, special durability, performance, control and follow-up tests of sports clubs are also done. There are both indoor and outdoor activities available at the centre.

Student clubs

The Office of Student Deanship is committed to a holistic approach to student development – intellectual, social, physical, psychological, cultural – in an environment that promotes diversity, tolerance, civic and moral responsibility, local and global awareness, psychological and emotional well-being.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
Studying at near east university as a great experience for and a good place that I call home
Learning new cultures and developing an open mind in the ever-changing world is a priceless experience to a student.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
As an international student at the university which is in a Turkish speaking country, access to a lot of facilities where a bit difficult. However, with time, everything became easier. I met a lot of friends from different countries and learnt different cultures. Overall, it was an exciting journey through the whole course of my study.
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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars
I like the behavior of their local people with foreigners, and the Turkish are kind hosts. The study in Cyprus is full of challenges which can be both effective and non-effective. The most important thing they are missing is English language, they really need to work on it.