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University of Mediterranean Karpasia

University of Mediterranean Karpasia

Number of students
1300€ - 1700€
Semester Tuition Fees
Ø monthly cost of living
Scholarships available
January 15, September 15
Application Deadlines
20 / 1
Student - staff ratio
Nations represented

Offered Programs

UMK offers a wide range of programs starting from associate bachelor degrees, Master and PHD programs.The University of Mediterranean Karpasia has over 10 Associate degree programs ,7 Bachelor’s Degree Programs as well as 9 Master’s Degree Programs with more set to follow in the coming years.The instituion is also working on introducing PHD programs in the near future.

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Tuition and Scholarships at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

All international students in the university of Mediterranean Karpasia benefited from a 40 % tuition fee waiver per academic year. UMK also offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities to students who achieve excellent grades. Siblings, sports, and culture related tuition fee waivers are also available.


Cost of living at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

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

University of Mediterranean Karpasia.

The University of Mediterranean Karpasia was founded in 2012 as the sixth university in North Cyprus and is based in Nicosia the capital city of North Cyprus. UMK has also managed to acquire Accreditation from the Ministry of Education, Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council, and Turkish Higher Education Council of the Republic of Turkey (YÖK).

All these have enabled UMK students to have the opportunities of doing semester abroad in other international universities globally. The University of Mediterranean Karpasia has partnership agreements with a number of international institutions including B.H.M.S. Business & Hotel Management School - Switzerland, Superior University and College of Tourism & Hotel Management (COTHM). The University of Mediterranean Karpasia has over 10 Associate degree programs.

Why Study at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

International Study Environment

The University has managed to assemble an international base of students as well as academics from all around the globe through accepting and adjusting education techniques to fit different cultural backgrounds.

Modern Infrastructure

Through its innovative scientific research projects, the University of Mediterranean Karpasia has managed to garner global interest from respectable research and development centers.

Affordable Education

All international students at UMK receive scholarships that cover 50 % of their tuition fees. 100% scholarships are also offered on merit to students with outstanding academic achievement.

Competent Stuff

The university of Mediterranean Karpasia has more than 80 academics from 13 different countries who are offering quality education to its respectable students.


On Campus Accomodation at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

Accommodation in North Cyprus' University of Mediterranean Karpasia costs between 160 Euro and 280 Euro per month on-campus, however, students can find cheaper accommodation off campus. UMK's has on-campus dormitories which can accommodate a substantial number of its students. New students are given priority, however, it's important to reserve a room earlier.

UMK offers fully furnished apartments with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and a balcony. Students are allowed to cook and prepare their own meals or opt to eat in the canteen. UMK offers fully furnished apartments with a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and a balcony. Students are allowed to cook and prepare their own meals or opt to eat in the canteen.

Off Campus Accomodation at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

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. The university is close to a number of 5-star hotels, and cheap hostels which is very convenient for the visiting student's family or friends nevertheless booking early is advised.

Sports at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

UMK has an impressive sports infrastructure which includes but not limited to a swimming pool, basketball court, tennis court and running track.The students use sports facilities for the gym but the city also provides various options for the students who stay off-campus. The sports facilities are open until the late hours of the night, giving students a chance to wind down after long days in class. There are possibilities to join teams or simply form clubs and compete against other clubs or other universities around North Cyprus

Food at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

University of Mediterranean Karpasia 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 options for the canteen meals, for example, a yearly fee for all meals or a pay per meal basis. Within the university campus there are multiple restaurants where students can enjoy different dishes and also there is a huge supermarket.

Transportation at University of Mediterranean Karpasia

The University of Mediterranean Karpasia students and staff members can use the buses for free to travel around the city. The University bus travels through different routes around Nicosia stopping in all the bus stops to pick up students.The shuttle service starts from 7:00 in the morning to 00:15 midnight. UMK Transportation Unit also collects new students from the airport or maritime ports and transport them directly to the UMK campus free and seamlessly.

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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