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Near East University, Cyprus

Oct 21, 2022

Near East University : Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Fees, and Scholarships 

Near East University (NEU) was founded in 1988 with a view to impart quality education to students from all corners of the world. It is a private university. The campus is situated in the capital of North Cyprus, Nicosia. The University welcomes 26 thousand students from over 100 nations. 

Near East University is an international higher education university with experienced staff, delivering their best services in the field of education. The primary study areas are Nursing and dentistry.

The university campus entails over 20 faculties, 220 departments, and programs, 8 graduate schools with 218 graduate and postgraduate programs, 3 high schools, 28 research institutes. 

The university is also awarded several international memberships. Some of the institutions which provided full-time memberships are the European University Association (EUA), International Association of Universities (IAU) within the body of UNESCO, International Society for Engineering Education (IGIP), Joint Commission International (JCI), the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW). Other than these, The institution is awarded 118 different national and international memberships. 

Since its establishment, the University has opened doors to new opportunities for youth in Cyprus. 

University Rankings

  1. #1 in National Ranking 2020-21 –  by Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) 
  2. #30 in “World University Impact Ranking” prepared by Times Higher Education (THE)

Why study at the Near East University? 

There are several factors that make this university stand out. 

  1. It is recognized by national and international accreditation bodies.
  2. The Faculty of Medicine of the Near East University is the only Faculty of Medicine of North Cyprus. 
  3. The first and only faculty of dentistry of North Cyprus is available in this university. 
  4. The Grand Library is the largest library in the Eastern Mediterranean area. The library gives access to over a million printed books along with 115 million ebooks. 
  5. State of the art on-campus facilities such as sports fields, shops, 24-hour security service is also available.
  6. University offers education to foreign nationals belonging to more than 100 different countries.
  7. Student to faculty ratio is 13:1. This will entail faculty to help and put more attention on students.

Programs & Courses 

There are several programs and Courses available. Students can choose from a diverse range of graduate courses, vocational courses, and Ph.D. courses. 

Architecture Maritime Studies Dentistry
Arts & Sciences Health Sciences Medicine
Communication Physical Education & Sports Performing Arts

Tuition for various departments undergraduate programs are tabulated below:

Department 2021-2022 Tuition 
Medicine 15,560 USD
Dentistry 14,401 USD
Pharmacy 5,463 USD
Veterinary Medicine 5,463 USD
All other departments (50% tuition off) 3,638 USD

Campus and Accommodation 

 The Near East University campus is located in the capital of North Cyprus, Nicosia. The students are provided with top-notch on-campus facilities and opportunities such as sports fields, shops, restaurants, etc. There are dormitories available for students with a capacity of 5000 people.

 Other amenities entail health and fitness centers, hospitals, cafes, student clubs, radio-TV center, library, Olympic swimming pool, national and international banks, travel agencies, post office. There are scheduled coaches commuting between the city and airport from early morning till late night for students. 24 hours security and health services are also available at campus for students.

There are separate dorms available for males and females. There are luxury studio apartments available. There is a park palace residency also available.

Admission requirements for international students 

Students are required to submit the required documents.

Particulars Requirements
International students International students can apply for admissions online via Gyanberry Admission Service
Selection type On the basis of entrance examinations and students past academic records and grades
Admission rate 45%

Undergraduate Admissions

Applying online is easier for international students. The procedure is the same for all the programs.

Admission Requirements for International Students at Near East University are as follows:

  • Any of the following certificates or diplomas are accepted
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Exam results
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Exam results
  • International Baccalaureate Exam results
  • American College Testing (ACT) Exam results
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Exam results
  • Higher Secondary Certificate Exam results ( for Pakistani, Indian, and Bangladesh students)
  • High School Diploma (for all other Overseas students)

How to apply: Interested students can get in touch with Gyanberry to know the details of entry requirements and get complete application guidance to study at Near East University.

Graduate/postgraduate admissions

Requirements for Applications to Postgraduate Master’s programs of Near East University are as follows:

  1. Graduating from a BSc or BA level undergraduate program (Min. CGPA 2.50)
  2. English Proficiency: TOEFL and other Qualifications may be considered.
  3. Turkish Proficiency: A requirement only for foreign students applying to departments in which Turkish is the language of instruction. Applicants to the dentistry and medicine faculties must know Turkish before starting clinical training.

Requirements for Applications to Postgraduate Ph.D. programs of Near East University are as follows:

  1. Graduating from an MSc, MA, or MBA level Master’s program (Min. CGPA 3.00)
  2. English Proficiency: TOEFL and other Qualifications may be considered.
  3. The requirement for Turkish proficiency applies only to students applying to departments where the language of instruction is Turkish. For dental and nursing students applying to clinical training, it is mandatory to speak Turkish.

Documents required for application:

  1. Copy of Undergraduate/Master’s diploma
  2. Transcript
  3. English Proficiency Results/Certificates
  4. Copy of passport
  5. 2 passport size photos
  6. 2 reference letters


Fall term

Dates Particulars
September 13-17, 2021; Monday-Friday Course Registration
October 22, 2021; Friday October 22, 2021; Friday

 Spring term

Dates Particulars
February 07-08, 2022; Monday-Tuesday Activation of the Courses
March 11, 2022; Friday Last Day for Late Registration

Summer term

Dates Particulars
June 20-22, 2022; Monday-Wednesday Activation of the Courses
June 22-24, 2022; Wednesday- Friday Course Registration

Tuition, fees, and cost of attendance 

The annual cost of attendance for bachelor’s degree programs for international students at the Near East University is tabulated below.

Undergraduate programs

AED 447.53 Registration fee is not included and should be paid once only.

Particulars Annual expense in USD Annual Expense in AED
Cost of tuition (excluding medicine and related programs) $ 3638  AED 13,362
Cost of living $ 1160.39 AED  4262
The annual cost of attendance $ 4798 AED 17,624

Please keep in mind that the tuition rates and cost of living vary depending on the choice of program and accommodation. 

Scholarships for international students

There are multifarious scholarships available for students. 

  1. 50% Scholarship is offered to all foreign students in all departments except Medicine and Dentistry Scholarships. 
  2. There is a special program in which Undergraduate program Fees are rebated with 10% Covid-19 Special Scholarship. 
  3. ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Centre): 3700 half-scholarships and 480 full- scholarships are offered to students placed in the university through the ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Centre). Scholarship requirements: The students who are availing of ÖSYM scholarships are required to keep a score of 2.00 out of 4.00 GPA in order to continue the scholarship benefits.
  4. Scholarships for foreign students: These scholarships are offered as financial support to NEU current and prospective students and are granted upon evaluation of the students’ academic merit.

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Yes, Near East University provides several scholarships for international students. The international students are awarded up to 50% discount and an effort has been made by the university to provide a 10% discount due to COVID-19. The students also get placements through the OSYM scholarship.

The following documents are required at the time of admission:

  • Copy of Undergraduate/Master’s diploma
  • Transcript of previous years
  • English Proficiency Results/Certificates like ILETS or TOEFL
  • Copy of passport
  • 2 passport size photos
  • 2 reference letters

Yes, the university provides on-campus accommodation for all international students. Separate dorms are allocated to male and female candidates at reasonable prices. There are also luxury studio apartments available on campus.

The total annual cost of attendance for an international student is estimated to be around 4798 USD. This may vary according to the course and type of accommodation of the student.  For the medical students, the annual cost of attendance is estimated to be around 16720 USD

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