Education in Northern Cyprus

Education in Northern Cyprus is compulsory and free from 5 to 18 years old in Public schools and colleges. The teaching language is predominantly Turkish. English is taught as a second language, along with German or French as an elective course. Students selected after an entrance exam from the age of eleven can enter one of the four 'Marif Colleges' where education in English Language is predominant. The diplomas obtained at the end of the education given by kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools have international equivalence.

Private schools and colleges

Private schools and colleges charge fees, and prices vary by institution, student age, and the academic year. Even though they are considered 'private' institutions, they must follow the principles of core curriculum, assessment, discipline and teacher and teaching standards approved by the Ministry of Education.

College And Private Schools List

  • American Future College
  • Girne American College
  • Eastern Mediterranean Nature College (Famagusta)
  • Eastern Mediterranean Nature College (Kyrenia)
  • Levent College
  • Ted College
  • Necat British Academy
  • The English School of Kyrenia
  • Güvence College
  • Near East College

University Education in TRNC

Cyprus hosts students from many countries of the world with its many universities. Being one of the safest countries, Northern Cyprus allows students to spend their social lives having fun in a safe environment. It offers a good education to students from 160 different countries with the advantage of international exchange programs of universities and diplomas with international equivalence.

List of Universities

  • Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design
  • Mediterranean Karpas University
  • Eastern Mediterranean University
  • Girne American University
  • University of Kyrenia
  • American University of Cyprus
  • Near East University
  • Cyprus International University
  • European University of Lefke
  • International Final University