Study In the Republic of North Cyprus
Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community as occupied territory of the Republic of Cyprus. The official language is Turkish, but English is also widely spoken as a second language.
North Cyprus location is at the crossroads of Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. Closest neighboring locations are Turkey, South Cyprus, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, Israel and Syria. Standing at the crossroads of three continents Cyprus has a vibrant history, a perfect climate and the warmest welcome in the Mediterranean.
- North Cyprus Universities are Internationally recognized and accepted worldwide. The Universities are even better than most Universities in other parts of Europe.
- Universities in North Cyprus are known for quality Education at International standards in English medium.
- International Students have the opportunity to enjoy qualified faculty members at international standards.
- Education in North Cyprus is in line with the American Credit System. Many of their lecturers are even from the United States.
A united Cyprus gained independence from British rule in August 1960, after both Greek and Turkish Cypriots agreed to respectively abandon plans for enosis (union with Greece) and taksim (Turkish for 'partition'). The agreement involved Cyprus being governed under a constitution which apportioned Cabinet posts, parliamentary seats and civil service jobs on an agreed ratio between the two communities. Within three years, tensions between the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in administrative affairs began to show.
The economy of Northern Cyprus (the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus—TRNC) is dominated by the services sector (69% of GDP in 2007), which includes the public sector, trade, tourism and education. Industry (light manufacturing) contributes 22% of GDP and agriculture 9%. The economy operates on a free-market basis, with a significant portion of administration costs funded by Turkey. The TRNC uses the Turkish Lira as its currency, which links its economic situation to the Turkish economy.
Tourism is one of the leading growth sectors in North Cyprus and all authorities places a high degree of priority to the development of this sector. In line with increasing visitor arrivals, Northern Cyprus offers a wide range of accommodation from 5 star luxury hotels to holiday villages. Addition to swimming in crystal water, soaking up the sun 300 days of a year,
Northern Cyprus education system has grown rapidly over the past few years and provides a very high standard and variety of education packages which has started to attract many western foreigners especially at University level. There is a choice of State schools or private schools but all offer a very good education system. Whatever type of education in North Cyprus you choose for your children you will find a mixture of local Cypriot or English children in the classrooms.