Welcome to Girne (Kyrenia) - North Cyprus

North Cyprus is the perfect setting for students to throghouly enjoy and engage in unlimted variety of outdoor activities such as windsurfing, trekking, paraglyding, and plenty more. The Turkish Republic of North Cyprus lies at the crossroads of three continents -where East meets West. The third most populous island in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is a popular tourist spot and an excellent education destination for students from over 135+ countries.

Cypriots are known for their hospitality. Most Cypriots speak English and share their culture with visitors and international students through traditional cuisine, culture and entertainment. Due to its low crime rate and thriving education sector, Cyprus is home for many foreign nationals. With its increasingly diverse make-up North Cyprus has become an epicenter for international students from Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. 





A student town, Kyrenia offers many amenities for its students. The old harbor is a lively venue for weekends, with vast choice of bars and pubs for friendly gatherings and cafes and restaurants for dining. 


Transportation is provided through local buses that run until eleven, to and back to the city center alongside complimentary university buses, which run regularly to the city center, residence halls and back to the campus.


There are daily scheduled flights from major European capitals and from the major cities of Turkey to Lefkosa Ercan Airport in Northern Cyprus. GAU offers a complimentary bus service to its students to pick them up on their arrival.



In addition to recieving world class education from highly qualified academicians from over 40 countries, international students of GAU enjoy the opportunity to engage in active and rewarding social activites on campus including over 1000 events per year, such as the annual spring fest, theatre festival, GAU Lympics, and many more.




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