Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi

country rank  6
world rank  4372

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University Overview

Founded in 1985, Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi (Girne American University) is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Kyrenia (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Northern Cyprus. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Yüksekögretim Planlama, Denetleme, Akreditasyon ve Koordinasyon Kurulu (Higher Education Planning, Evaluation, Accreditation and Coordination Council, North Cyprus), Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi (GAU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi (GAU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 34 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this Cypriot higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name Girne American University
Acronym GAU
Founded 1985
Motto Discendo Vivimus
Vision for the Future
Colours Red, navy and white

University Location

Address University Drive, PO Box 5
Kyrenia (population range: 10,000-49,999)
99428 Northern Cyprus
T +90 (392) 650 2000
F +90 (392) 650 2061

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Not reported Not reported
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office University Drive
Girne Mersin 10
+90 (392) 650 2000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Yüksekögretim Planlama, Denetleme, Akreditasyon ve Koordinasyon Kurulu

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (Council of Higher Education)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • European Council for Business Education (ECBE)
  • National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC UK)
  • Accreditation Agency for Degree Programmes in Engineering, Informatics, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • Eurhodip
  • Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
  • International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA)
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
  • European Council for Business Education (ECBE)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019