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Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Getting into Undergraduate Programs:
Getting admission for higher education in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) depends directly on the merit and the grades obtained in the secondary school. In addition, TOEFL or any other proof of English language proficiency may be required at the time of admission.
Life is peaceful and slow in TRNC, which gives good opportunity to concentrate on studies. Weather ranges between not too severe winters to medium hot summers (typical Mediterranean climate). Air access to TRNC is via Istanbul or Ankara in Turkey. Daily there are several flights between Turkey & Ercan airport, which is located around 10 miles outside the capital city of Lefkosa (Turkish part of divided Nicosia).
Although boarding facilities are available, most of the foreign students prefer to live in shared off-campus houses or apartments. General cost of living including the tuition is affordable and not too expensive. TRNC has a huge foreign students community including those from Pakistan and other Middle Eastern countries.
The system of higher education is similar to that offered in the US, its degrees are recognized & further post-graduate studies may be continued in other countries including the UK and the US. Please check with individual institutions for further details on the system of education and facilities for female students.
Following are some useful sites to learn more about TRNC and the system of education offered:
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Home Page:
Educational System in Northern Cyprus:
List of Universities in TRNC:
Following is a list of institutions in TRNC where the medium of instruction is in English language:
Eastern Mediterranean University Gazi Magosa (Famagusta)
European University of Lefke Lefke
Girne American University Kyrenia
International American University Kyrenia
Near East University Lefkosa (Nicosia)