The education system in North Cyprus is a
well-established, disciplined structure, which, first of all, is distinguished
by a high level of education. Many Russian-speaking families who want to buy
property in North Cyprus and stay here for permanent residence are interested
in this issue, so we want to generally describe what and how it is happening
Children start to go to school from the age of 5, and secondary education in Northern Cyprus is received at 17 years of age. Schools fall into two categories: government and private. The majority of Cypriots send their children to public schools, where the training takes place in Turkish, and English is considered the main second language. Such a system of training takes place during the first 5 years. Children's gardens in North Cyprus dozens, if not hundreds. Here are some of the kindergartens in Kyrenia:
Colourland Prep School
American Nursery School at the University of GAU.
After this period, some subjects begin to teach in English. In order to give the child to a private school, you need to pass the entrance exams. As a rule, the level of education in private schools is higher, that is why many take private lessons and are very serious about entering such educational institutions. Such schools are quite expensive, from 2 thousand euros per year, considering that it's still just a school, not a university. What can you do? Education in Northern Cyprus is keeping pace with European standards, even in this regard.
The English national education system is popular in various schools, which allows students to prepare for IGCSEs and AS / A levels.
The district of the city of Kyrenia (Girne) is famous for several quite successful private schools, which are known for their high level of education, as well as a high percentage of their graduates entering universities. Some of the best schools in the region are:
The British Academy of North Cyprus - British Academy of Northern Cyprus, Alsancak, Kyrenia
The English School Of Kyrenia (ESK) - English School of Kyrenia, Bellapais, Kyrenia
Girne American Elementary School - primary school at the University of GAU, Kyrenia
The cost of training in schools is different, but on average you can target $ 300 per month.
Some colleges and lycées of Northern Cyprus:
The American College at the University of GAU, Kyrenia
Eastern Mediterranean College at EMU University, Famagusta
Levent College, Nicosia
In North Cyprus there are currently approximately 15 universities, these are the ones which are better known;
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) - Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta. The oldest university in Northern Cyprus, founded in 1979. It has state accreditation and international recognition. EMU has some of the highest standards of education, which provides a good basis for those wishing to continue their education in Europe, opportunities to participate in partner programs and student exchanges.
Girne American University (GAU) - American University in Girne (Kyrenia). It was founded in 1985. Has branches in the USA (Virginia), Great Britain (Canterbury), Singapore. Numerous American, European and international accreditations. Training is conducted according to American standards.
Near East University (NEU) - Middle East University, Nicosia. It was founded in 1988.
Cyprus International University (CIU) - International University of Cyprus, Nicosia. It was founded in 1996.
Lefke European University (LEU) - European University in Lefke.
Middle East Technical University (METU) - Middle Eastern Technical University, branch in North Cyprus, Guzelyurt (the main campus is in Ankara, Turkey).
Despite the fact that the schools are private, they are also managed by the Ministry of Education of Northern Cyprus, which controls all educational processes.
Assessment of progress is assessed on a 4-point scale, or on a 100-point scale. The higher the scores, the better the student's performance.
Attention to the management of schools is always attracted by gifted children. For these children, additional training programs are organized so that the child can expand the horizons of his knowledge.
Educational processes proceed in such a way as to correspond to internationally recognized levels, such as SATs, TOEFL, ICGSE and AS / A.
Education in North Cyprus is not only very competitive, but also affordable financially. On average, the year of study at the university will cost you about 4 thousand Euros. And you can also get a discount if you have good time in the subjects. And to study here is a pleasure!