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Location: Famagusta, Northern Cyprus


Art, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health Studies, History, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Recreation Administration, Technology, Women's Studies   

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Spring: 2/24/2014 - 6/24/2014
Academic Year: 9/30/2013 - 6/24/2014
Summer: 7/21/2014 - 8/21/2014 (Note: you will need to arrange to take your final exams early to leave on this date.)

Do not use these dates to purchase airfare; use dates provided by host.

  Language: English


Please contact the office for a current budget.


Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing

  Application Deadlines:

Spring: October 1st
Fall : March 1st

Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. If there is space available, applications will be accepted after the deadline, but there is no guarantee for space or admission at this point.

  Application Materials:

EIU Application Materials
Course Approval Form
EMU Application
Official EIU Transcript

Also, please complete your Travel Consultation (as indicated in your EIU Application checklist).

All Application Materials should be turned in to the Office of Study Abroad in 1207 Blair Hall by the appropriate deadline.

Program Highlights

Northern Cyprus is located on the northern side of the island of Cyprus, which can be found in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Even though Turkey has recognized North Cyprus has an independent country, the UN and EU recognizes the island as a whole country, the Republic of Cyprus. The island is located in the middle of the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa—all of which can be accessed with ease from Northern Cyprus, which is extremely convenient for regional travel.  Famagusta, a city in North Cyprus, was once a famous and rich city with architecture from the Venetian period. However, it has lost none of it charm and historical importance and visitors are once again rediscovering the magic that can be found in Famagusta.   At EMU, you have a wide range of departments to choose your courses from.

Coming to study in Northern Cyprus at EMU is an exciting experience, with opportunities to broaden your academic, social and cultural horizons. The value of cultural student exchange is an experience of a lifetime.

The mixing of cultures and backgrounds provides young people with an unforgettable awareness and lifelong appreciation of each other. Experience North Cyprus and discover what others only dream of. EMU invites you to spend a semester or an academic year in one of the most dynamic, culturally diverse societies in the world. Explore exciting new customs, social values, trends and world-renowned technology, as you bask in the energy and warmth of the country.



Academic Programs

EMU is a comprehensive university with varied course options. To see a list of programs, click here.

After Your Trip:
Take STA4000G at EIU to fulfill your senior-seminar requirement!

Shopping in the Old City

Student Life

The Turkish Cypriot people are not only warm-hearted and welcoming but also very generous. They are friendly, helpful and will invite the visitor into their home, not just for cay (tea), or a cup of coffee, but also share whatever food they may have. They have a courtesy hardly found elsewhere and enthusiasm in the company of new-found friends.

 Even though Turkish is the predominant language, Cypriots have their own version. Cyprus was a British colony for many years, so it is most likely that you will here some English words when people are speaking their own dialect of Turkish. Many Cypriots have returned to the island after living in Britain , Australia or America for many years so, English is widely spoken and understood by many Cypriots. The locals are harmlessly inquisitive. Don't be shocked if a total stranger asks you where you are from, questions about your family, where you live and can identify the nearest landmark to your house. It is quite normal for a shopkeeper to offer you a coffee or a cold drink. Etiquette says that it is not polite to leave before the coffee cup gets cold. It's not surprising that one of the most well known Turkish expressions is “A single cup of coffee is remembered with respect for forty years”.

For a list of useful Turkish phrases, scroll down after clicking on this link.


Eastern Mediterranean University offers EIU students a free room in university-owned housing. The university-owned housing includes the following dormitories: EMU II (for male students), EMU Sabanci, EMU (for female students), EMU Namik Kemal and Halide Edip Flats (for female students), EMU 3, and EMU 4. If you wish to stay in private lodging rather than university lodging, you may do so at your own expense. Click here to view your options.


Foreign Entry Requirements

To enter Northern Cyprus, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

You will be required to obtain a visa to study in Northern Cyprus. Check back later for more information.

Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **

Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.