Founded in 2012, Akdeniz Karpaz Üniversitesi (University of Mediterranean Karpasia) is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the small city of Nicosia (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Northern Cyprus. Officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (English: YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Akdeniz Karpaz Üniversitesi (UMK) is a very small (enrollment range: under-250 students) coeducational higher education institution. Akdeniz Karpaz Üniversitesi (UMK) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 4 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UMK also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.