Near East University

Mercin, Turkey
Near East University (NEU; in Turkish: Yakin Dogu Üniversitesi, commonly referred to as YDÜ) is a private university where over 17 thousand students from Cyprus and 55 overseas countries carry out undergraduate and postgraduate studies. It was founded in the Turkish Cypriot side of Nicosia in 1988.



Near East University is a private university located in North Cyprus. It was founded in North Nicosia in 1988. The founder of the Near East University is Dr. Suat I. Günsel, a Turkish Cypriot educationalist and entrepreneur.


The medium of instruction at the Near East University is English in most departments.The Near East University currently has 16 Faculties with 65 Departments and 3 Schools offering courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The University offers graduate programs under the guidance and coordination of the Graduate School of Social and Applied Sciences. An English Preparatory School is available for those who need to improve their English before starting to study at the specialist programs of the faculties.


The Center of Excellence is a high level research unit that initiated activity under the auspices of the Founding Rector Dr. Suat I. Günsel.With the initiative and contributions of the Founding Rector Dr. Suat I. Günsel, the Center of Excellence is designed to serve as a bridge between the projects and research centers. Center of Excellence is devoted to promote advancement, leadership and excellence in the pursuit of all areas of research through the most advanced research centers within its structure.


The mission of NEU Student Deanship Career Planning Center is to provide advising and assistance to NEU students and alumni during their career planning process by providing them with the latest high quality training, tools and resources, including:

  • Access to up-to-date career information databases
  • CV writing workshops and job interview training
  • Information about internships, as well as part time and full time jobs available in the local, regional and international market
  • A yearly career fair, where you can meet employers looking for your skills and experience

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (9)
Engineering & Technology (7)
Business & Management (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Humanities (3)
Social Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)


Student services

Near East University Internal Service Unit was founded on 1st September 1991 and carried out its task with 12 employees at the beginning.

  • Working Principles of Internal Services
  • Keeping the premises of the Near East University clean and tidy.
  • Keeping the environment of campus clean and tidy.
  • Repairing minor breakdowns that may occur at the premises and institutions of the Near East University.
  • Ensuring a hygienic environment, and maintaining a hygienic environment throughout the campus. Ensuring coordination between the health institutions.
  • Making arrangements at the ceremonies, and helping out organization and decoration of the ceremony area.

Housing services

  • Counselling Service
  • Security
  • Cleaning Service
  • Food & Beverage Facilities
  • Kitchens
  • Bedding and Linens
  • Room Furnitures
  • Storage Rooms
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Health Services
  • Study Rooms and Studios
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
  • Car Parking

Library services

It is a culture and information access centre built with respect to world standards, including more than 150 million electronic articles, seven thousand DVDs, 17 booths for viewing films, 12 personal and group study rooms, 4 amphitheatres with a seating capacity for 1000, a 350-person theatre, a 600-person cafeteria and 600 study tables and 24 hours internet access.

ICT services

All student rooms have UTP connections to NEU’s network, which provides 100 Mb free access to the Internet for academic purposes.

Medical services

The health and wellness centre within the campus provides a health consultation free of charge to the students and to the academic and non-academic staff. In emergency cases, patients are transferred to the Near East Hospital at once by a fully equipped ambulance.

Student Life

Campus life

Perfectly composed with a superbly aesthetic design, the modern campus of NEU stirs a sense of wholeness with all its faculties, laboratories, workshops, computer centres, cultural centres, dormitories, Olympic indoor swimming pool and other social and sports centres, and moreover, the private Near East Pre-School, the private Near East Primary School and the private Near East College were carefully designed and established within the complex of NEU.

Sports facilities

There are sports centers, open to students 7 days a week. Indoor swimming pool, basketball, volleyball, tennis courts, astro turf for football and Health and Wellness Center are in service of students.

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