Cyprus International University

Internationale Universität Zypern

Cyprus International University

Number of students
1250€ - 3000€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
January 20, September 03
Application Deadline
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

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Application Requirements for Bachelors:

  • A-Level Certificate

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Application Requirements for Masters:

  • A-Level Certificate
  • Bachelor's Degree

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Tuition and Scholarships at Cyprus International University

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.



Cyprus International University offers scholarships, up to 50% for all it's international students. CIU offers scholarships to new students which cover from 25% to 100% of their tuition fees. Further merit-based scholarships are given to students who maintain a certain academic average during the semester.

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

Cyprus International University

Cyprus International University sometimes referred to as CIU, was established in Northern Cyprus in 1996. 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 Northern Cyprus education system.

One of the most impressive features of Cyprus International University is its integrative modern campus, which accommodates both leisure and some level of formality, making it comfortable for students and faculty.

Cyprus International University is one of the most respected universities in North Cyprus. The institution has an amazingly large campus and is home to about 18,000 students of which more than half are international.

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 11.09.2019 until 15.10.2019.

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

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.


On Campus Accomodation at Cyprus International University

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


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.


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.

Off Campus Accomodation at Cyprus International University

Off-Campus accommodation prices and conditions vary depending on the what the student is specifically looking for. It is important to consult before paying for off-campus accommodation.

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

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.

Students are offered different payment options for canteen meals, 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 supermarket.

Transportation at Cyprus International University

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

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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