About Girne American University (GAU), Cyprus

At the core of Girne American University's (GAU) unmatched reputation are five guiding principles:: access, speed, relevance, value, and community. Established in the year 1985 as the first private university in Cyprus, GAU has upheld these values, shaping the career trajectory of over 18,000 graduates from 135 countries across the globe. With a presence on seven international campuses spanning three continents, GAU's global reach is unparalleled. 

As a proud member of the Universal Education Group and the American Education Consortium, GAU has built a distinguished reputation over its three-decade legacy. GAU has garnered recognition as one of the best "Top 100 Higher Education Provider Universities" in the esteemed Eduniversal rankings.

GAU upholds a meticulous curriculum across all its programmes, finely attuned to industry standards, in tandem with extensive resources, innovative delivery systems, and dedicated student services, solidifying its exemplary standing. Recognition from esteemed bodies such as the Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK) and the Higher Education Council of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (YODAK) reinforces GAU's commitment to quality and excellence. These are the other esteemed bodies that given the recognition to Girne American University:

  • IACBE The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) 
  • UDH Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications 
  • SHGM DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) 
  • UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) 
  • UNWTO - United Nations World Tourism Organization  
  • EDEXCEL from Pearson

At GAU, students gain access to the acclaimed American System of Learning and internationally accredited programs. The university offers 71 undergraduate programmes spanning 8 schools, a graduate school, and a foundation English school.  GAU provides degree programmes across a broad range of disciplines in line with global job market standards, including but not limited to Business and Economics, Politics, Health Sciences, Engineering, Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Architecture, Aviation, Marine Studies, Nursing, and Sports Management.