With its highly developed infrastructure, prominent academic staff members, 17,500 students from 110 and 1,100 academics from 35 different countries, quality programs in English, the opportunity of learning a second foreign language, student exchange programs, rich sports, social and cultural activity opportunities, international accreditations, an international teaching context, and a diploma recognised throughout the world, EMU prepares its students for their international careers by educating them in becoming creative and competitive individuals with entrepreneurial skills.
EMU has been offering quality education through 108 undergraduate and school programs and 96 postgraduate and doctoral degree programs provided by 12 faculties, 4 schools and Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School.
EMU is a full member of the International Association of Universities, the European University Association, Community of Mediterranean Universities and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. Giving special importance to international recognition, EMU has received the accreditation of various prominent international accrediting bodies. EMU is only one of five universities in the region to have been awarded the prestigious ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) in the field of engineering.
Similarly, EMU Architecture Faculty holds the MİAK accreditation. Business and Economics Faculty, Tourism Faculty and School of Computing and Technology have been granted the accreditation of FIBAA. Education Faculty English Language Teaching (ELT) Department was accredited by AQAS. Additionally, EMU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management gained the accreditation of TEDQUAL and the Computer Technologies and Information Systems offered by School of Computing and Technology (SCT) successfully passed ASIIN accreditation process. EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School has successfully obtained EDEXCEL accreditation. Last but not least, our University’s Business and Economics Faculty is a full member of EFMD and AACSB along with only three universities in Turkey.
U.K. based Times Higher Education (THE), the publisher of the world's widely referenced university rankings, announced the world's best universities rankings on Wednesday, 2 September, 2020. Only Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) succeeded in entering the aforementioned ranking by taking its well-deserved place within the 801-1000 band.
In the list featuring a total of 1,527 universities, Eastern Mediterranean University shared the same rank with Istanbul Technical University, Middle East Technical University and Istanbul University after Bilkent University, Boğaziçi University and Özyeğin University. A total of 44 universities from Turkey made it to the said list, but only 11 of them have been ranked amongst the first thousand. As per the island of Cyprus, three universities from South Cyprus and only EMU from the TRNC appeared on the list.
Double Major Opportunities
While giving the students a chance to gain expertise in a specific field, EMU also provides opportunities for developing oneself in other areas. Students registered to EMU programs may benefit from double major and minor program applications if they meet the required conditions.
Student Exchange Program Opportunities
The Student Exchange Program is a fantastic opportunity available for the students at the Eastern Mediterranean University to spend a semester or two at one of many universities that EMU collaborates with across 13 countries. These carefully prepared collaborations with prominent institutions across the globe gives every student at EMU the chance to take their courses in countries like America, Canada, Italy, Austria, South Korea and China, and transfer their credits to EMU completed. The undeniable benefits of such a program are made even easier to reach by a well experienced team at the International office, helping every student individually with their journey. With more universities and countries being added to the student exchange portfolio, EMU is providing more opportunities for more students.
A large portion of our international students are on 50% and 25% scholarships. During the online application to the academic programs the students indicate that they wish to be considered, the decisions are made based on the academic performance of the candidate and academic program applied. The EMU admission decision will indicate if the student will receive a partial tuition waiver.
There are some full scholarships at the undergraduate level and PhD level. These are very competitive. The PhD scholarship applications are made during the online graduate application. The undergraduate full scholarship applications are considered by a scholarship committee 30 days before the beginning of the semester for scholarships of type 7 and 60 days before the beginning of the semester for scholarships of type 3 The student needs to have admission to the program that they have applied to in order to be considered.
Students of EMU benefit from a wide variety of sports facilities. A modern stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats, tartan athletics track, cardio center, spinning and TRX halls and an open area of 66,500 m2 for sports and closed sports complex with a capacity of 3,500 seats are only some of the facilities from which students can benefit.
EMU offers a colorful and high quality campus life enriched by numerous social and cultural activities organised by more than 50 student clubs and international student associations operating under the International Office.
EMU has a fully equipped Health Center with 13 specialist doctors and a private ambulance. As well as the Health Center, there are over 30 research centers some of which directly provide services for students. Students can directly benefit from the services of the Center for Psychological Counseling, Guidance and Research (PDRAM) and the Center for Graduate Communications and Career Research.
Rauf Raif Denktas Culture and Congress Center is located in the north part of the university campus, 500 meters away from the beach and next to EMU Beach Club in Famagusta. The building houses convention and conference rooms, exhibition halls, museums and art workshops. With a closed area of 5,700 square meters and a capacity seating up to 846 people, the building is the biggest culture and congress center throughout the region.