Eastern Mediterranean University, also known as Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi, was established in 1979 in the northern part of Cyprus, Famagusta. The university started building its reputation with the engineering faculty which provided civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering as 3 year programs in North Cyprus. Later, in 1984, the Eastern Mediterranean University Engineering programs were extended to 4 year programs. Starting as an institute when it was first established, the Turkish republic of North Cyprus agreed to convert the higher institute to EMU as a university in 1986. Since 1986, the Eastern Mediterranean University began building more faculties and expanding it campus. Today, EMU has more than 10 available faculties with a wide range of departments.

As the university expanded, more facilities were built to grant the requirements for student education. A wide range of ceremonies, conferences, and congresses took place at the university campus.

Today, EMU offers education in a multicultural environment for over 20,000 students, being ranked as one of the largest university campuses in North Cyprus.

The faculties at Eastern Mediterranean University are more than 10 serving the university campus:

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Tourism
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Architecture
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Medicine


As a university that originates with its Turkish language of education, the Eastern Mediterranean University teaching language is also available in English for most undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Having the English language of teaching at EMU under control attracts large numbers of international students every year.

Eastern Mediterranean University scholarships for international students have created a path of attraction for the possibility of studying in a low tuition university that offers a high worldwide ranking.
EMU is currently offering 25% and 50% scholarships to students with nationalities other than Turkish nationalities. Having a 50% discount at EMU on most undergraduate programs has widely increased the number of international students in the university.

TEDx EMU (Eastern Mediterranean University)

TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere, celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage.

TEDx’s main goal is to support ideas that are worth spreading. Acting as a worldwide nonprofit organization, it supports independent organizers to create their TED-like events in their own community.

TEDx at the Eastern Mediterranean University first took place on November 14, 2014 holding the title “Motivate, Create, Innovate”. For more information about TEDxEMUniversity click here.

Eastern Mediterranean University Health Center

The Health Center carries out health service operations delivered to students and staff and, through relevant inspections, ensures that the facilities delivering services to students and staff comply with the health regulation standards.

EMU Beach Club

EMU Beach Club is located in one of the most exciting beaches in Famagusta. Being close to the Eastern Mediterranean University Campus, it forms a great event planner for the university. Having it fully serviced with a restaurant, a large swimming pool and family facilities, students are able to enjoy the beach life at EMU.

Eastern Mediterranean University is fortunate indeed to have its own private Beach Club situated on the shores of one of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean. Situated within walking distance of the EMU campus, the Beach Club provides students with the opportunities to engage in all types of beach and water sports.

It is used throughout the year for beach and pool parties and as a place of relaxation for both staff and students. A full restaurant service is available, and with a large swimming pool and family facilities, students are able to take full advantage of the Mediterranean climate in an exclusive high-class setting.

Activities include:

  • Annual Sand Sculpture Festival
  • Turtle Protection and Marine Environment Centre
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Beach volleyball and football

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