History of GAU

GAU was founded in 1985 and has grown from its small beginnings with just seven students to being the 20,000 strong universities that it is today 33 years later.  From its very inception, GAU has maintained close contractual ties with universities in North America and Europe.  GAU was one of the first universities in Cyprus to receive recognition from YOK (Turkish Higher Education Council). This was followed by recognition from YODAK (Higher Education Council of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus).  These required national accreditations were followed by a number of program accreditations and international recognitions.  This year is our 33rd graduation ceremony that will occur in June of 2018 when more than 1500 graduates will earn their degrees and go on to advanced studies or to excellent jobs in Europe, the region and the World.

In 1995 GAU started its expansion into the international higher education sector.  Since then educational partnerships have been developed in India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, the USA, the UK, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, and Moldova.  These partnerships include student and faculty exchanges and the opportunity for students to experience different cultures and learning experiences.

The initial vision of the founders was to establish GAU as the pre-eminent institution of higher learning for the professions.  The university now includes degree offerings in Business and Economics, Politics, Health Sciences, Engineering, Communication, Humanities, Law, Pharmacy, Education, Architecture, Aviation, Marine, Nursing, Sports, Performing Arts, and Tourism.

While heading towards the 50th year, GAU, throughout its 33 years of development the management, faculty, and staff of the university have balanced the requirements for growth, with the need for high levels of quality, both in teaching and in the overall experience of each student.

Throughout its 33 year history, GAU has sought to optimize its use of the latest in technology and teaching methods.  While we have one of the highest Ph.D. to student ratios, we also have the highest computer to student ratio.  For the past five years, the GAU library has been at the forefront of the revolution in library science; the implementation of digital library resources.  Many classes now include PowerPoint presentations and MP-4 download versions of the lectures.  The entire campus and all dormitories have Wi-Fi throughout.  GAU TV and Radio also broadcast selected lectures and seminars for student and faculty viewing.

GAU is continuing its global activities at an incredible pace today in light of its founding mission. As a member of the Universal Education Group and the American Education Consortium, GAU is moving firmly in achieving its targets while heading towards its 50th year in education. The future is indeed bright.

GAU IN BRIEF

A leading university ranked as “One of the Best 100 Higher Education Provider Universities” in the Eduniversal rankings
  • The first private university of Cyprus, established in 1985, providing higher education with an experience of 35 years
  • Proud alumni; over 18,000 graduates from 135 countries around the world
  • Academic programs accredited by prestigious accrediting bodies in the USA and Europe
  • A global university with 7 international campuses in 3 continents Inspirational
  • An excellent education delivered by dedicated, qualified researchers
  • A curriculum and student experience that equips graduates for personal and professional success
  • Providing access to the American System of learning with internationally accredited programs
  • Offers 71 undergraduate programs in 11 Faculties, 8 Schools, a Graduate School and a Foundation English School
  • A modern campus which accommodates 20,000 students from 135 countries around the world
  • Library with 20 scientific database subscriptions, 20,155 printed books, 22,949 e-journals and 165,166 e-books Engaged
  • With more than 200 academic collaborations signed with prestigious universities around the world
  • Active staff and student mobility (exchange) program
  • Availability of internship for students
  • Work opportunities for graduates
  • Conclusive and learner-friendly environment
  • A complete range of student clubs and cultural activities
  • Enjoyable sports opportunities
  • World-class location just one kilometer from the Mediterranean beach
  • Friendly and safe (no crime) environment

Available partnership programs

  • 1+3 – student study in India for 1 year and transfer to GAU to complete the degree in 3 years
  • 2+2- student study in India for 2 years and transfer to GAU to complete the degree in 2 years
  • 3+1- student study in India for 3 years and transfer to GAU to complete the degree in 1 year
REGISTRATION FEE: 300 EURO (ONE TIME PAYMENT)
TUITION FEE
STUDY MODE FEE AT RATHINAM FEE AT GAU
1 YEAR IN RATHINAM , 3 YEARS IN GAU 2000 EURO 19926 EURO (0% DISCOUNT), 10830 EURO (50% DISCOUNT)
2 YEARS IN RATHINAM, 2 YEARS IN GAU 4000 EURO 13284 EURO (0% DISCOUNT)
7220 EURO (50% DISCOUNT)
3 YEARS IN RATHINAM, 1 YEAR IN GAU 6000 EURO 6642 EURO (0% DISCOUNT), 3610 EURO ( 50% DISCOUNT)

TUITION FEE: 5500 EURO, 2750 EURO (50% scholarship)

REGISTRATION FEE: 250 EURO

HEALTH INSURANCE: 60 EURO

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES: 125 EURO

HOSTEL: STARTS FROM 1600 EURO