GIRNE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY | Turkish University Admissions Service


Rector: Prof. Dr. Kutsal Öztürk
Location: GIRNE
Since: 1985


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HISTORY OF GAUGAU was founded in 1985 and has grown from its small beginnings with just seven students to being the 20,000 strong university that it is today 33 years later.  From its very inception, GAU has maintained close contractual ties with universities in North America and Europe.  GAU was one of the first university in Cyprus to receive recognition from YOK (Turkish Higher Education Council). This was followed by recognition from YODAK (Higher Education Council of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus).  These required national accreditations were followed by a number of program accreditations and international recognitions.  This year is our 33th graduation ceremony that will occur in June of 2018 when more than 1500 graduates will earn their degrees and go on to advanced studies or to excellent jobs in Europe, the region and the World.In 1995 GAU started its expansion into the international higher education sector.  Since then educational partnerships have been developed in India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, the USA, the UK, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong and Moldova.  These partnerships include student and faculty exchanges and the opportunity for students to experience different cultures and learning experiences.The initial vision of the founders was to establish GAU as the pre-eminent institution of higher learning for the professions.  The university now includes degree offerings in Business and Economics, Politics, Health Sciences, Engineering, Communication, Humanities, Law, Pharmacy, Education, Architecture, Aviation, Marine, Nursing, Sports, Performing Arts and Tourism.While heading towards the 50th year, GAU, throughout its 33 years of development the management, faculty and staff of the university have balanced the requirements for growth, with the need for high levels of quality, both in teaching and in the overall experience of each student. Throughout its 33 year history, GAU has sought to optimize its use of the latest in technology and teaching methods.  While we have one of the highest Ph.D. to student ratios, we also have the highest computer to student ratio.  For the past five years the GAU library has been at the forefront of the revolution in library science; the implementation of digital library resources.  Many classes now include Power Point presentations and MP-4 download versions of the lectures.  The entire campus and all dormitories have Wi-Fi throughout.  GAU TV and Radio also broadcast selected lectures and seminars for student and faculty viewing. GAU is continuing its global activities at an incredible pace today in light of its founding mission. As a member of the Universal Education Group and the American Education Consortium, GAU is moving firmly in achieving its targets while heading towards it’s 50th year in education.The future is indeed bright.GAU IN BRIEFPrestigiousA leading university, ranked as “One of the Best 100 Higher Education Provider Universities” in the Eduniversal rankinsFirst private university of Cyprus, established in 1985, providing higher education with an experience of 35 yearsProud alumni; over 18,000 graduates from 135 countries around the worldAcademic programs accredited by prestigious accrediting bodies in USA and EuropeA global university with 7 international campuses in 3 continents InspirationalAn excellent education delivered by dedicated, qualified researchersA curriculum and student experience that equips graduates for personal and professional successProviding access to the American System of learning with internationally accredited programsOffers 71 undergraduate programs in 11 Faculties, 8 Schools, a Graduate School and a Foundation English SchoolA modern campus which accommodates 20,000 students from 135 countries around the worldLibrary with 20 scientific database subscriptions, 20,155 printed books, 22,949 e-journals and 165,166 e-booksEngagedWith more than 200 academic collaborations signed with prestigious universities around the worldActive staff and student mobility (exchange) programAvailability of internship for studentsWork opportunities for graduatesConclusive and learner-friendly environmentA complete range of student clubs and cultural activitiesEnjoyable sports opportunitiesWorld class location just one kilometer from the Mediterranean beachFriendly and safe (no crime) environment 

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  • Copy of your Passport with personal information page on it. If you don’t have a valid international passport at the time of application, please provide a copy of your national ID
  • Copy of an official document certifying successful completion of high school (diploma or school leaving certificate) if available at the time of application. If not available, provide any document demonstrating your education status
  • Copy of an official high school transcript showing all your courses taken during your high school study
  • Exam results if you are applying with an exam (national or internationally recognized), such as SAT
  • Copy of English language proficiency exam if available
  • Copy of Turkish language proficiency exam for Turkish taught degree programs
  • Letter of Intent
  • Reference Letter

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