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Near East University

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Description of Near East University

  • Established: 1988
  • Type: higher education institution
  • Location: Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
  • Language of instruction: English, Turkish.

Near East University (Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi, NEU) was founded in 1988 in the territory of Northern Cyprus and is a fairly large higher educational institution. The faculty at NEU is formed by educators from more than 25 countries, teaching more than 25,000 students from all over the world. The University is one of the three best educational institutions in Northern Cyprus and is a member of the following associations:

  • International University Association (IAU)
  • Association of European Universities (EUA)
  • Federation of Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).

NEU is accredited by the International Leadership and Enterprise Development Organization (JCI) and the International Society for the Training of Engineering (IGIP).

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Near East University

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There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

The tuition fee at the university includes accommodation in a hostel, three meals a day and household services (water, electricity, heating, cleaning).

Activities Near East University

Three museums are open for visiting at the university: the classic car museum, the art and communication museums.

NEU cultural events include:

  • spring festival with famous pop singers
  • rock festival
  • student carnival
  • excursions around Cyprus to all comers.


  • The university provides its students with the opportunity to receive a scholarship in the amount of 50% of the cost of educational services
  • In 2014, NEU researchers created the first domestic car powered by solar energy.
  • The educational institution owns the 13th most powerful supercomputer in the world.

Facilities and equipment at Near East University

The material and technical base of the university includes:

  • 40 research laboratories
  • Research centers, including the advanced center of medical radiology
  • The library.

A hospital has been established at the NEU School of Medicine, which is the best education and research clinic in the region.

The university provides great opportunities for sports - for example, the only Olympic-sized pool in Northern Cyprus is located in NEU.

The educational institution has its own kindergarten and school.

Admission dates and extra charges

The school has a two-semester academic year. Autumn semester lasts from October to January, spring semester from March to June.

Additional expenses:

  • Registration fee = 105 €
  • Registration fee = 350 € (master's program)
  • Registration fee = 1600 € (graduate school)
  • Insurance = 50 €
  • Insurance and student fee = 250 € (magistracy, graduate school)
  • Fee for services and events = 200 €.

5% VAT is paid extra.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

To enter the university you must provide:

  • 12 photos (3x4)
  • Secondary Education Document
  • Passport and its copy
  • List of all completed disciplines and grades.

All applicants need to pass an English proficiency test.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

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- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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