Near East University (NEU) was established in 1988. Located in Lefkosa/Nicosia, North Cyprus, the university is one of the most renowned educational institutions located in the Middle East. NEU offers learning in English, the modern campus of NEU consist of 19 faculties, more than 90 departments, 5 graduate, and 4 vocational schools. A study at Near East University offers Quality education, accredited programs, cheap tuition etc making the university one of the most sought after in Cyprus and the entire Middle East.
Why study at Near East University?
Near East University is accredited by the Joint Commission International for Clinical Excellence and also is the only facility in the Middle East region that offers such a wide range of training and research opportunities geared towards promoting high-quality education across all its faculties.
NEU offers one of the lowest tuition in the region, in which international students can get a full-scholarship opportunity or 50 % discounted that covers their tuition fee. Considering the gesture, this academic institution is grouped in the lists of preferred universities among international students.
- Ranked 2nd in Cyprus
- Ranked 2062 in the world
- 601+ Impact Rankings 2020 (Times Higher Education)
- 101 -200th Quality Education 2020 (Times Higher Education)
- Among the 5 top Universities in Cyprus (EduRank)
A study at Near East University offers its students “all-inclusive packages” it includes tuition and fees, accommodation (4-people dorms), and food costing €4,400 per year. The average tuition fee is €2,800
For graduate programs, International Students are charged an average fee of € 350 per course. Near East University offers 1-year Master programs and 2 Year programs. International Students pay € 800 per PhD course on average.
The one year Master programs offered by Near East university costs €7000 that runs throughout the year; Fall, Spring, and Summer Terms. The€7000 fee covers the registration fee, social activity, health insurance, thesis fee, bench fee, and tax.
English, is the main medium of instruction at Near East University. Therefore, a language test like IELTS may not be needed. Students who have certificates and who have already passed English Language proficiency examinations are exempt from the English preparation school and are admitted directly to the department where they are enrolled for the first year and first semester of their studies. While students whose levels of English writing and communication skills are below the required standards are admitted to the English preparatory school of the university expected to last for one year.
For bachelors degree programs, students are required to provide the following documents:
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
Tawjihi Exam results ( for Jordanian and Palestinian students)
Baccalaureate Exam results ( for Lebanese, Iraqi and Syrian students)
Diploma Debirestan” Exam results (for Iranian students)
Higher Secondary Certificate Exam results ( for Pakistani, Indian and Bangladesh students)
WAEC/NECO Exam results (for Nigerian students)
GAOKAO Exam results (for Chinese students)
High School Diploma (for all other Overseas students)
- Master students joining the department from other fields are required to take scientific preparatory courses from the department’s undergraduate programme. The minimum grade from these preparatory courses is CC.
Applicants must get a minimum score of 55 from the related test parts of ALES (Examination for Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education) or equivalent grade from GMAT or GREs, and a minimum score of 50 from UDS or KPDS (Governmental Foreign Language Proficiency Test English) or equivalent grade from TOFEL, IELTS, CEFLE, ZDF.
Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Programs at NEU
1) Graduating from a BSc or BA level undergraduate program.
2) Obtaining a score minimum of 55 which is relevant to the intended study field from the Academic Postgraduate Education Exam (ALES) (only applies to Turkish Citizens).
3) Turkish Proficiency (Required only for foreign students applying to Departments whereby the language of instruction is Turkish. Students applying to the Faculty of Medicine or Dentistry are required to know the Turkish Language before beginning clinical training).
- Documents Required for Application
1) Copy of undergraduate diploma
2) ALES result for students from Turkey
4) Copy of passport
5) 2 passport size photos
6) 2 reference letters
7) Curriculum Vitae
How to apply?
To apply, applicants are to download the Application form from the school website on https://neu.edu.tr/?lang=en or the Registrar’s Office. Students are required to fill an application form before they are accepted to the university. A blank application form is listed in Appendix D. The university seeks to admit academically qualified students who desire a challenging and comprehensive education in the departments. The filled application form is available online. Students can send their applications either online or by post.
Students whose applications evaluated are called for interviews or exams on previously announced dates and following that, the final decision about the applications are announced. Application dates are different for each term and these dates are announced via media.
A study at Near East University provides students with a sound education. the University is recognized for a wide range of training and research opportunities at its hospitals both accredited by the Joint Commission International for Clinical Excellence.
The university has a world-class library, an MBM supercomputer, IT, research and training vessels, an Olympic indoor swimming pool, a sports center, cultural centers, a vast number of dormitories and much more.
The Near East supercomputer is one of the most powerful computers in the world that provides free services and significant contributions to scientific studies and global projects.