Cyprus International University

Internationale Universität Zypern / Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi

Cyprus International University

Number of students
1250€ - 3000€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
September 30, February 28
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

Select your Degree

Application Requirements for Bachelors:

  • A-Level Certificate

Select your field of study for Bachelors


Select your Bachelor program

Application Requirements for Masters:

  • A-Level Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree

Select your field of study for Masters


Select your Master program

Tuition and Scholarships at Cyprus International University

Cyprus International University is a modern private higher institution of learning with a keen interest in sustainability and development across different spheres, with 12 faculties and a number of schools and a graduate institute of research, there are tuition fees that students pay on an annual basis, however, students can pay on a semester basis.

Tuition at the university varies from one level to another and the program that the student chooses, the cost of education at CIU is one of the most affordable in Cyprus. All foreign students at the university are accepted on a 50% scholarship for the entirety of their programs at CIU.

The university also allows for payments in installments on a monthly structure to further assist students to complete their education without the burden of finance.

Affordable Fees and Tuition:

The annual tuition fee for international students under the general scholarship plan ranges from €2,800 to €12,500 depending on the program they choose.

CIU offers an ‘’All-Inclusive Package’’ which covers tuition fees, accommodation, transportation, health insurance, and canteen meals for about € 4500 to € 9000 per year, depending on the type of accommodation chosen.

The "all-inclusive packages" are very popular among students since they cover almost everything a student needs for the entire year.

Scholarship and Tuition Discounts:

CIU in its efforts to continue to promote the university as an international hub of learning offers all international students a 50% tuition scholarship on their respective programs for the entire duration of their course.

Furthermore, as an incentive to aim higher and push boundaries in all academic spaces, the university also provides most students with 50%, 75%, and 100% discounts on tuition payments periodically.

Merit Scholarships

Students enrolled in bachelor programs at the university and have completed at least two semesters and maintain a CGPA of 3.0 are granted an academic scholarship for the remainder of their programs on the condition that they maintain their high grades. Consecutively the scholarship is either full-ride or partial at the discretion of the department.

Loyalty Accommodation Program

The university also has a loyalty program for students who opt to live on-campus for the total period of their programs or at least for more than a year. This program provides discounts on dormitory payments and accommodation prices as the academic year progresses. For example, students receive a 15% discount on housing at the university after their second year, it increases by 20% up to 30% up to their fifth year.

Cost of living at Cyprus International University

130 - 280 Euro / month
50 Euro / month
Cost of living
70 Euro / month
Free, the University offers shuttles

About Cyprus International University

Top 5 universities in Turkey (UI GreenMetric World University Ranking) 155th Global Universities (UI GreenMetric World University Ranking)
International representation: Students from 106 countries globally
Founded: 1997 Research centers: 9 Ranking:
Situated: Lefkosa, Northern Cyprus Undergraduate programs: 63 Schools: 8
Acronym: CIU Graduate/Post-graduate programs: 60 Turkish: Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi
Campus: Modern Students population: 19,000 Scholarships: Available
Tuition(avg.): €3,100 per year Academic staff population: 1,000+ Faculty: 12

Cyprus International University (CIU) is the symbol of the contemporary face of Cyprus, a modern international environment of students from over 100 different countries worldwide.

First established in 1997, CIU has grown immensely in the past 22 years to become one of the top universities in the region. The university boasts of a student population of over 19,000 students and an academic staff unit of more than 1,000 academics and professionals.

CIU is everything you can expect from a campus university that is global-centric and future-forward, with its unique campus and diverse student and staff body. There are 12 faculties, 8 schools, and 9 research centers with nearly 130 different programs taught at the highest levels.

It is a modern, innovative institution with all necessary academic and social activities. The university is in the capital of Northern Cyprus, 5 km from the city center of Nicosia, 14 km from the Ercan State Airport, and 30 km from the coastal town of Kyrenia or Girne.

CIU attracts students from all over the world thanks to its internationally accredited programs and over the past couple of years, it has grown to become an integral part of the Northern Cyprus education system.

One of the most impressive features of Cyprus International University is its integrative modern campus, which accommodates both leisure and academic progress, making it comfortable for students and faculty. In just two decades, Cyprus International University has grown to become one of the most respected universities in North Cyprus.

Cyprus International University in partnership with RocApply is welcoming foreign students to apply to any of the programs available and begin the amazing journey that awaits them on campus.

Hope this e-mail finds you well. This is a kind reminder to all our representatives for their new students with Unconditional Acceptance Letters to provide their Air Ticket information to the CIU Admission Team in order for their airport pick-ups to be arranged. Airport pickups will be running from September until October

Some important dates are listed below: 

Dormitories open from: 15 September 2019
English Proficiency Test:16 September 2019
Registration Period:17 - 20 September2019
Classes Commence: 23 September 2019
Add/Drop Cut Off Date:11 October 2019
Last Day of Late Registration:27 September 2019

Cyprus International University/ CIU Address: 

  • Cyprus International University/Uluslararası Kıbrıs Üniversitesi
  • Continuing Education Center Çevik Uraz Center,
  • A 114 99258,
  • Via Mersin Turkey
  • Nicosia/North Cyprus

Impressive things about Cyprus International University

  • CIU had 3,545 students in 2006 and this number has risen to over 19,000 and is expected to continue accelerating. Students at CIU come from over 106 countries and the university has a diverse ratio of staff in both academic and administrative capacities.
  • Students forge on with some of the best career and professional knowledge, that the school environment provides, and are equipped with ample resources for today’s world.
  • Cyprus International University has laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a computer center, and an extensive resource library.
  • Students benefit from the ultra-modern facilities and infrastructures available in the institution, with an inclusive community of students who are upwardly mobile and committed to excellence.
  • Cyprus International University also boasts of modern architecture especially its new Science and Tech faculty, built entirely with renewable resources and running entirely on solar power, this stands as one of the best on the island of North Cyprus.
  • Compared to many universities within Europe, CIU tuition fees are rather affordable and students have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship.
  • The cost of education at CIU continues to be one of the most affordable even in Cyprus, students benefit from a high standard of education obtainable in many western countries at significantly lesser tuition.
  • The university has also put in several measures to ensure that students complete their programs seamlessly with many financial aid programs, discounts, tuition waivers, and research grants.
  • CIU has a diverse group of staff both in academic and administrative roles with substantial experience, having worked with respected international organizations worldwide.
  • CIU lecturers and advisors come from different parts of the world and have completed their education in some of the best institutions across the globe.
  • CIU students learn in a close community of students and teachers who are readily available on campus, with the advantage of a 10 to 1 student to teacher ratio that fosters a productive environment both in and out of the classroom.

RocApply Services to help you in CIU

RocApply helps all our students with accommodation services both on and off-campus in Northern Cyprus. With a high priority for our students, we ensure that they get standard student housing tailored to their needs and their budget. Our accommodation partners are littered across the city of Lefkosa offering premium housing and facilities for our students.

Take advantage of our seamless online application process and get into the program of your choice at Cyprus International University. We are offering a one-stop platform for all your university applications, visa, scholarships, housing, and transportation needs on the beautiful island of Northern Cyprus.

Our recently launched airport pick up service is very effective and stellar, treating students to an executive reception as they arrive in their new study-abroad destination. Students and their properties are safely transported to their university campus or any other external home arrangements. We also assist with registration, payment of other fees, and subsequent integration into their new environments.

Our bank account services are also in place to help students obtain borderless bank accounts that enable them to receive money from anywhere in the world in any currency. Contact our on-hand team of experts for all questions and inquiries.
* € = European Euro

Please note that students can come late, however, please specify to RocApply and and university officials the exact date of your arrival so that we can organize your transport and accommodation arrangements.


Why Study at Cyprus International University

International study environement

CIU had 3,545 students in 2006. The number has risen to 18,000 and is expected to continue accelerating. Students come from over 106 countries.

Modern Infrastructure

Cyprus International University has laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a computer center and an extensive resource library.

Affordable Education

Compared to many universities within Europe, CIU tuition fees are rather affordable and students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships.

Competent Stuff

CIU institution has a diverse group of lecturers with substantial experience, having worked with respected international organizations worldwide.

Accommodation Cyprus International University

On Campus Accomodation at Cyprus International University

Accommodation in Cyprus International University costs between 160 Euro and 280 Euro per month on-campus. However, students can find cheaper accommodation off-campus.

The university reserves priority for foreign students and new students from other countries, but we advise that students make necessary arrangements with us as early as possible Generally, integration into a new environment and country is usually easier when the student is on campus.

The school has 10 contemporary dormitories, that serves both male and female students. With room plan ranging in singles, doubles, and more depending on the student’s budget.


Fully furnished studio type dorms with multiple bedrooms. Residents have to opt for an all-inclusive yearly package including canteen meals since cooking is not allowed in these buildings.

Studio apartment-style dormitories also have student sharing option wherein students can share the apartment with other students as well.


CIU also offers fully furnished apartment types dorms with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet, and a balcony. Cooking is allowed, therefore it is not necessary to choose the all-inclusive package.

Full apartments on campus also have the option for student sharing wherein students can share the apartment with other students as well.

Off Campus Accomodation at Cyprus International University

Many of CIU’s students choose to find separate accommodations around the Lefkosa area where there are many homes that offer student housing for rent at various standards and prices, the ease of movement and free transportation makes it easy to commute to the school campus every day.

Students can rent studios, two-bedroom flats or three-bedroom flats at different parts of the city, or in close proximity to the university’s campus. Off-Campus accommodation prices and conditions vary depending on what the student is specifically looking for.

Renting an apartment means students will bear the cost of utilities such as electricity, water, internet, and cable except they come inclusive of the rent Houses in the area cost averagely €150 to €450 per month depending on the building type or its closeness to the city center, payments are accepted for 6 months or 12-months rent.

Student sharing is very common in student communities where students contribute their resources and rent an apartment, splitting all the bills from the rent to the utilities.

Hotels & Hostels

When a student's family or friends visit from another country, North Cyprus offers a diversified number of hotels and hostels, taking into consideration that the economy of the country is driven by tourism.

Sports at Cyprus International University

Cyprus International University has an impressive indoor sports arena. It includes a pool, basketball & tennis court and more. The arena is one of the most popular facilities available on campus.

It is open until the late hours of the night, giving students a chance to wind down after a long day in class. There are also a number of outdoor football fields, tennis and basketball courts, a running track, and more for students to enjoy.

There are possibilities to join teams or simply form clubs and compete against other clubs or other universities around North Cyprus, CIU sports teams have successfully represented the university in a number of sports competitions both locally and internationally, with nearly 100 trophies won. 

Food at Cyprus International University

Cyprus International University campus canteen offers different meals 3 times a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The dishes include but are not limited to, meat, rice, pasta, potatoes, and vegetarian meals.

There are other restaurants and cafes on campus where students can find other varieties of dishes and beverages. Every faculty has an indoor shop and sit-out area where students can find snacks and coffee in between their lectures.

Students are offered different payment options for canteen meals provided by the university, including a yearly fee for all meals or a pay-per-meal basis.

Within the university campus, there are multiple restaurants as well as a large LEMAR supermarket filled with grocery items and many other kitchen and home essentials.

Transportation at Cyprus International University

Cyprus International University students and staff members can use the buses for free to travel around the city.

The shuttle service travels through various stops en route to the city center and back to the university campus.

The University ring bus service follows three different routes between Nicosia and the CIU campus from 7:00 am to 00:15 am.

CIU Transportation Unit also collects new students from the airport or maritime ports and transport them directly to the CIU campus for free.


About Lefkosia/Nicosia

The oldest and yet biggest city in North Cyprus, its home to about 100 000 people of which a substantial percentage of them are students both local and international. Lefkosa is culturally rich and full of life. It hosts a number of art and music festivals on a regular basis.

Sports arenas or facilities are easily accessible and it's frequent that students get together and play team sports. The city also has the country´s biggest flea market where people can buy traditional food, clothes, accessories, art, and more at very affordable prices. The market is situated on the border between North and South Cyprus.

The city is pretty much resourceful with money exchange shops, designer shops, banks, hospitals, MoneyGram, western union, travel agents and more. The are plenty of traditional Turkish restaurants in the city as well as Kebab places which usually charge around 2 euros for a Durum or Kebab.

Nevertheless, you can also find high-class restaurants which are usually very busy during the summer. The city also boasts of impressive cinemas of which one of them is newly built with 3D capabilities.

The cinemas usually charge less for students provided they bring their student cards. From the city of Lefkosia, you can travel to anywhere around Cyprus since the transport network revolves around the city.

In terms of touristic activities, there are a number of ancient buildings which commands a respectable amount of history and interest. The city has multiple hotels, hostels and betting houses, casinos where tourists usually spend a substantial amount of their time.

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