Girne American University (GAU)
The American University of Girne (GAU), the first private higher education institution in Northern Cyprus, was established in 1985 and has recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The University’s goal since its inception has been to provide comprehensive American higher education to students of various nationalities.
Location. General information
The University was established by the American Educational consortium — an international organization formed to interact with educational institutions offering education in the American system.
The University is constantly developing and improving, and therefore meets the high educational standards set by the American education system.
University programs give students the opportunity to gain theoretical and practical knowledge through the method of “learning by doing”.
Gau campuses are located in several countries — USA, UK, Singapore and Turkey. The main campus is located in Kyrenia, one of the most exciting places in Cyprus.
For students offer undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate studies, summer language school.
GAU cooperates with many international universities, actively offering exchange programs to other countries.
GAU is a unique opportunity to get the American dream education in an excellent location and to learn English perfectly.
International relations and recognition
Girne American University is a truly international University, where students from more than 70 countries study. GAU is accredited by the International business education Assembly (IACBE) and the European Council of the business Union (ECBE).
GAU is also recognized by NARIC (national accreditation and information center of the UK) which is important for students who implement their higher education and build a business career in the UK. Tourism and hospitality programs are accredited by TedQual, working under the patronage of the world tourism organization (WTO). Engineering programs are also accredited by one of the best audit and accreditation institutions of science and technology of the European Union, ASIIN.
The University is a member of the International Association of universities (IAU), Federation of universities of Islamic world (FUIW), European Federation of management development (EFMD), accreditation Council for business schools and programs (ACBSP), Leadership of business schools of Europe (Eurhodip), European Council of International Schools (ES), Council of International Schools (CIS), European Council for business education (ECBE), European Association for architectural education (EAAE) ,Association of International vocational education and training (IVETA) of UNESCO.
All tuition fees are subject to a 50% discount on tuition for international students, available for associate degree, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
Academic programs and faculties
|Faculty of architecture, design and art – 2.750 € per year||Faculty of business and Economics – 2.500 € per year|
|Faculty of communications – 2.500 € per year||Faculty of pedagogy – 2.500 € per year|
|Faculty of engineering – 2.750 € per year||Faculty of Humanities – 2.500 € per year|
|Faculty of law – 3.000 € per year||Faculty of performing arts – 2.250 € per year|
|School of tourism and hotel business||Sports school – 2.250 € per year|
|Sea school – 2.250 € per year||Aviation School|
Masters Degree – € 3.250 for the entire program of study
Postgraduate Studies – 8.000 € for the entire program of study
Education at the university undergraduate for 4 years. A popular program is that students study in Cyprus and leave for Great Britain or Singapore for one to two semesters. Under the master’s programs are trained 1.5-2 years.
The weekly program is 21 academic hours plus practical exercises (usually they make up 40% of the entire curriculum). The educational process includes consultations, laboratory classes, lectures, seminars, practice. Each semester ends with exams.
The academic year at universities is divided into two semesters, the program of studies is based on a modular scheme based on credit hours. To obtain a degree, you must collect 120 credits plus 6-9 – in foreign languages.
The university has an excellent material and technical base, it has its own radio station and satellite communications, access to the Internet is possible from any computer, and laboratories, training and research centers, libraries are equipped with the most modern technologies.
GAU provides for its students three hostels – two female and one male. European class hostels are not far from the university. University buses serve passengers from early morning until 9 pm, traveling from each hostel to the university, the city center and back.
On campus, everything is done to make students feel comfortable and cozy. This is a modern educational building with bright spacious classrooms, where training sessions take place, and a beautiful garden, a swimming pool with a fountain, and, of course, cozy rooms for living. On the territory of the town there are more than 20 clubs of interest: tennis, basketball, volleyball, equestrian sport, bodybuilding, windsurfing, ballet.
For students there are shops and cafes.
For admission, you must pass the TOEFL language test with a score of at least 550 points. For those who have not scored the required number of points, a preparatory program in English is offered. You can also take an internal university test.
Discounts and grants
For international students, the university provides a number of grants and discounts.
To prepare for admission to the University, you can use the summer school GAU. For example, intensive English language courses are very popular.
About 10% of students receive a discount on tuition fees of 50-100%. Students can apply for such a discount after completing 10 subjects (with a performance of at least 3 credits for each subject) and meeting the minimum requirements of the average CGPA academic performance. This academic scholarship is offered on a competitive basis and, accordingly, cannot be guaranteed. After completing a university preparatory school in English (Foundation English School), the best students receive additional scholarships. Students who regularly represent the university in sporting events may also apply for a discount.
American University Girne website: www.gau.edu.tr