Eastern Mediterranean University

601–800 th
World University Rankings 2019
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2018
via Mersin 10, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus

About Eastern Mediterranean University

Eastern Mediterranean University is a public university established in 1979.

It started off as an institute of technology but has now broadened its programmes to just under 100 undergraduate and 80 postgraduate programmes. EMU offers both English and Turkish teaching. Degrees in English are available in the domains of engineering, IT, game design, medicine, pharmacy, tourism, business, economics, banking, Public Relations, architecture, film studies, political science, molecular biology and genetics, psychological counselling and others. For those who want to improve their English, there is a Preparatory School.

Located in the town of Famagusta, the EMU offers accommodation both on campus and in the city. The university holds an annual week-long Spring Festival in May, which abounds in academic talks and panels with special guests, film screenings, theatre shows and art workshops. Throughout the rest of year, campus activities involve a rock festival, a folk music festival, sports competitions, talks given by artists, weekly film screenings, a student led radio and television station, and lots of outdoor and indoor sports.

Why EMU?

EMU is among the Best Universities of the World

Eastern Mediterranean University has been consistently ranked within the best 5% universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Webometrics Rankings of World Universities, and URAP evaluations.

EMU Offers Education at International Standards

EMU is a full member of the International Association of Universities, the European University Association, Community of Mediterranean Universities and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. Giving special importance to international recognition, EMU has received the accreditation of various prominent international accrediting bodies. EMU is only one of five universities in the region to have been awarded the prestigious ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) in the field of engineering.Similarly, EMU Architecture Faculty holds substantial equivalence from NAAB and the MİAK accreditation. Business and Economics Faculty, Tourism Faculty and School of Computing and Technology have been granted the accreditation of FIBAA. Education Faculty English Language Teaching (ELT) Department was accredited by AQAS. Additionally, EMU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management gained the accreditation of TEDQUAL and the Computer Technologies and Information Systems offered by School of Computing and Technology (SCT) successfully passed ASIIN accreditation process. EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School has successfully obtained EDEXCEL accreditation. Last but not least, our University’s Business and Economics Faculty is a full member of and AACSB.

EMU Offers High Quality and Rich Campus Life

Students of EMU benefit from a wide variety of sports facilities. A modern stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats, tartan athletics track, cardio center, spinning and TRX halls and an open area of 66,500 m2 for sports and closed sports complex with a capacity of 3,500 seats are only some of the facilities from which students can benefit. 

EMU Provides Education for an International Career

With its highly developed infrastructure, prominent academic staff members, 20,000 students from 106 and 1,100 academics from 35 different countries, quality programs in English, the opportunity of learning a second foreign language, student exchange programs, rich sports, social and cultural activity opportunities, international accreditations, an international teaching context, and a diploma recognized throughout the world, EMU prepares its students for their international careers by educating them in becoming creative and competitive individuals with entrepreneurial skills.

Double Major Opportunities

While giving the students a chance to gain expertise in a specific field, EMU also provides opportunities for developing oneself in other areas. Students registered to EMU programs may benefit from double major and minor program applications if they meet the required conditions.

Student Exchange Program Opportunities

With the aim of giving the students a chance to have an educational experience in different institutions, EMU has settled numerous student exchange program collaborations with prominent institutions throughout the world. Students who choose to take part in these student exchange programs are offered the opportunity of studying in a host institution for a semester and transferring the credits gained in these institutions back to EMU.

EMU is a State University

Having been providing higher education in TRNC since 1979 with all programs accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), Eastern Mediterranean University is supported by the state and has state of the art infrastructure. 

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Key statistics

  • 37 : 63
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 84%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 30.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 19,694
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings