Summer English Language and Study Skills Courses from June 27, 2011. Now Registering for: Young Learners Undergraduate Study Postgraduate Study For more information, see our Summer School Website

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Principals, Vice Principals and Teachers from Baku

Meeting Dr. Majid Hashemipour
We're delighted to welcome to EMU, a group of highly experienced principals, vice-principals, and teachers from Baku, Azerbaijan for a refresher training course looking at English language teaching curriculum issues and technology.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

China websites

Check out our website for Chinese students. If you're not Chinese of course, you may have some trouble understanding it, but nonetheless... We look forward to welcoming our first Chinese students this summer for a short English language course.

Our assistant back in China, Cynthia, has also prepared a Northern Cyprus and EMU Blog, which you could take a look at.


Saturday, July 2, 2011


International Summer School opens!
Well, we are struggling to keep up with this Blog at the moment, we have to admit. Summer session is in full flow, with a group of principals and teachers from Baku, Azerbaijan taking a refresher teacher training course, School 220 from Baku developing their English languages, guests from Iran, Libya, Kazakhstan, China, Turkmenistan and Russia, and many more on the way, not least through our Summer AISEC project. We'll be doing our best to keep you in touch as we go!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Turtle Conservation Project

The long, sandy beaches of Northern Cyprus are nesting grounds for the green and loggerhead turtles. Threatened by development, pollution and other hazards across the Mediterranean, EMU is engaged in an ongoing project to preserve these beautiful and valuable animals. This summer, a unique opportunity is available to visiting students to take part in the conservation project and develop skills, knowledge and awareness of environmental issues. All you need to apply is the willingness to be involved, and a basic knowledge of English.

Programme Includes:

 Seminars on environmental issues.

 Hands-on work with the turtles and their nesting grounds from 21.00 to 02.00 in the evenings.

 Training in underwater diving.

 Cultural and historical excursions.

 Accommodation and food provided.

 Supplementary English class.

 Cost: 600 USD per fortnight

 Optional extra English classes available at cost

Monday, May 16, 2011

Summer Residential English Programmes

There's a whole host of activity this summer at EMU, including our summer international residential English programme. These courses are open to students of all ages from across the world, as well as to EMU students. See our residential course website for more details.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Scholarships at Vienna University of Technology

The Vienna PhD School of Informatics involves an intense period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. The duration of the PhD School is three years. The degree is awarded to candidates who, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation.

The Vienna PhD School of Informatics is an international PhD School, funded by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), the City of Vienna and private sponsors. PhD students for this full-time programme are recruited world-wide, all courses are held in English.

The PhD School’s curriculum covers the main research areas of the Faculty of Informatics. In addition, it may also imply cooperation with other TU Vienna faculties. The school is designed to facilitate the integration of industry, either by defining joint research issues, by offering workplaces (with well-defined research related tasks) during summer breaks, or by sponsoring.

The objective of this PhD curriculum is to provide an environment that encourages students to contribute to the advancement of technology through independent creative research. One objective of doing a doctoral degree is to become an independent researcher, capable of generating, pursuing and communicating novel research ideas. Therefore, students will become involved in research activities as soon as possible.


Each year a maximum of 15 students will be awarded a scholarship amounting to
EUR 1.000 per month, to cover the cost of living. Travel expenses for e.g. attending conferences or summer schools will also be covered, upon approval.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

3rd Annual Children's Festival

Thanks to Elmaziye Ozgur for passing this on, and to Aytul Dereboylu for the organisation:

A group of instructors from the SFL are participating in the 3rd Annual Children's Festival which will be held on Saturday, 09th of April 2011 in the walled city to collect donations for a 3 years old cancer patient who is the son of a colleague! The donations which will be collected during this event will completely go towards the fight against cancer!

The instructors are planning to have a food stall with some delicious cakes, desserts, cookies,pastries etc.They will have some activities for children, as well. Hope you can participate in the event on the 9th, and show your support for the cause.

For more information about the the 3rd Annual Children's Festival on Saturday, 09th of April 2011 organized by Famagusta Walled City Association (MASDER) please click  here.

As you will know, Famagusta is an extremely historic city. Do check out the activities of the Famagusta Walled City Association. You can download a great map from their website as well as learn more about our town.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Iranian Nowrooz

EMU's Beach Club is an impressively large facility, but it was hard-pressed to contain the crowds at a wonderfully well-attended Iranian Nowrooz night. There were some wonderful performances not only from our Iranian students but from a range of other 'guest cultures' who kindly lent their time to contribute to the occasion.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Break in Action!

This Blog has been down for a few days, due to some legal disputes over which we have no control. We're back now though, and will continue to keep you up-to-date with all the latest news from the Eastern Mediterranean University International Office.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Welcome to the 21st Century School, Baku

A very warm welcome to students, staff and parents from the 21st Century School in Baku who arrived last night for a 10 day programme of English and cultural excursions. We wish them all the very best for their stay.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Our Student Mentors

We're very fortunate to have a group of highly enthusiastic student mentors who help out our international students from the moment of their arrival at the airport and from then on with orientation, trips, adaptation and much more. This photo collection introduces the team:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

EMU- step to excellency

My name is Naveen Gowda , student of National  Institute of management excellence, Bangalore, India.
I have come to Eastern Meditternean University as an exchange participant in marketing.
I believe  in   "first impression is the best impression ", and would like to compare it to  the  EMU.
When  I entered into  the EMU campus on the first day I couldnot believe my eyes and it is  a true state of the art , beautiful campus.
The  campus itself explains us the planning they have for the students and  thier motivation to establish successfull careers for 
the students. 

With students from  over 68 countries in the world and growing, the university hosts the entire world in it s campus,
EMU s  excellency its  sports stadium, state of the art advanced  lectures rooms , its vast technology of resources, student dormitories,
Basically its a city of learning with vast diversification.
The university has international career establishment organisation  AIESEC within , which helps students from all over the world to be a part of EMU. 

Northern Cyprus is a beautiful island with a beautiful beach , historic monumrnts and lovely people.
As the universities punch line  " For your international  career" , the university experience would establish a  career globally 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This weekend EMU was honoured to host his Royal Highness Okoya Adewale Isreal of Lagos, Nigeria and his wife. His Royal Highness has entrusted EMU with the education of two of his sons and is taking a great interest in what EMU and Northern Cyprus have to offer. During his short stay, he enjoyed a traditional Mediterranean seafood meal at Kemal'in Yeri in Bogaz, Famagusta.

Invitation to Mediterranean Night

Monday, February 28, 2011

Extra Curricular Activities at the School of Foreign Languages

The School of Foreign Languages - English Preparatory School has just opened an EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUPPORT UNIT offering students the chance to practice and improve their English in social contexts outside the classroom. The outcomes of the activities will be presented to the university at the end of the semester, so we look forward to that.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Guest Bloggers from AISEC

As you may have noticed, some of AISEC exchange students from India are guest blogging, telling us about themselves and their impressions of EMU. Thanks very much to all of you, and do feel free to carry on contributing.

If you would like to share your experiences on the International Center Blog, do e-mail us at, so we can set you up with temporary authoring rights.