The Turkish Cypriot education system considers equality between social stratification, gender equality, individual and local differences, so there are schools for all ages at pre-school, kindergarten, primary, secondary, technical high school, college, Masters and PhD levels which provide education under the supervision of the TRNC Ministry of Education with an appropriate management mentality based on “lifelong education”.

Due to compulsory education in the TRNC until the age of 15, the literacy rate is almost 100%.

There are some schools which provide special education to the people who grew up differently between the ages of 0-35 besides state and private schools.

TRNC Special Education Foundation (KKTCÖZEV) and TRNC Education Foundation (KTEV) which continue their operations in the area of special education have important contributions to the educational life of the Turkish Cypriots.

The Higher Education sector also has an important contribution to the economy of our country. Contributions to the economy by foreign students who come to the TRNC for university education cannot be underestimated. The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus which can be adapted easily in terms of cultural structure and climate conditions is considered as one of the safest areas of the world.

Universities in North Cyprus welcome students from 68 different countries. The majority of students come from Turkey. Following Turkey, Middle East countries such as Jordan, Palestine, Iran and African countries such as Nigeria and Cameroon send many students to our country. Thus, the international and multicultural atmosphere of these educational institutions provide an opportunity to meet with students from different countries and cultures.

The official websites of the universities which are accredited by the Higher Education Planning Evaluation Accreditation and Coordination Council in the TRNC can be accessed from the links below:

Akdeniz Karpaz University

Eastern Mediterranean University

Girne American University

Kyrenia University

Istanbul Technical University Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Education and Research Campuses

American University of Cyprus

Cyprus Health and Social Sciences University

Cyprus Social Sciences University

European University of Lefke

British University of Nicosia

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus

Final International University

Cyprus International University

Near East University

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