Education in Northern Cyprus is mandatory and provided free of charge for students aged 5 to 18 in public schools and colleges. The primary language of instruction is Turkish, with English taught as a secondary language, complemented by elective courses in German or French. Admission to one of the four ‘Marif Colleges’ is based on a selective entrance exam starting from age eleven, offering predominantly English language education. Diplomas awarded by kindergartens, primary, secondary, and high schools hold international equivalency.

Private schools and colleges operate independently but adhere to the Ministry of Education’s approved core curriculum, assessment, discipline, and teaching standards, despite charging varying fees based on factors such as institution, student age, and academic year.

Notable private institutions include:

– American Future College
– Girne American College
– Eastern Mediterranean Nature College (Famagusta and Kyrenia)
– Levent College
– Ted College
– Necat British Academy
– The English School of Kyrenia
– Güvence College
– Near East College

Northern Cyprus is home to numerous universities, attracting students from around the world. Renowned for its safety, the country offers a vibrant social life within a secure environment. With international exchange programs and diplomas recognized globally, Northern Cyprus provides quality education to students from over 160 countries.

Leading universities in Northern Cyprus include:

– Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design
– Mediterranean Karpas University
– Eastern Mediterranean University
– Girne American University
– University of Kyrenia
– American University of Cyprus
– Near East University
– Cyprus International University
– European University of Lefke
– International Final University

Northern Cyprus, a diverse array of hospitals caters to both local residents and international visitors. Boasting a mix of public and private institutions, the region offers accessible emergency treatment at no cost to tourists, reinforcing its reputation as a destination for quality healthcare.

Private hospitals in Northern Cyprus stand out for their state-of-the-art facilities and comprehensive medical services, all offered at competitive prices. This combination of affordability and advanced care has fueled a surge in medical tourism, with visitors flocking to the region to avoid lengthy waiting lists and high costs prevalent in other countries, particularly within the European Union.

Discover why Northern Cyprus is emerging as a premier destination for medical travelers, providing world-class healthcare solutions with unmatched convenience and affordability.

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus State Hospitals:

– Nicosia / Nicosia: 228 5441
– Famagusta / Famagusta: 366 5328
– Kyrenia / Kyrenia: 815 2266
– Guzelyurt / Morphou: 714 2125

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Private Hospitals:

1. Near East University Hospital – Nicosia
– Telephone: 0392 444 050 35
– Website: [www.neareasthospital.com](http://www.neareasthospital.com)

2. Cyprus Life Hospital – Nicosia
– Email: cyplh@cyplh.com
– Telephone: 0392 225 55 70

3. Kolan British Hospital – Nicosia
– Telephone: 0392 224 08 14, 0392 680 80 80
– Website: [www.kolanbritish.com](http://www.kolanbritish.com)

4. British Medical Laboratory – Kyrenia
– Email: info@britishmedicallab.com
– Telephone: 0392 444 42 65 / 0392 822 40 80
– Telephone: 0533 886 30 30
– Website: [www.britishmedicallab.com](http://www.britishmedicallab.com)

5. Kamiloglu Hospital – Kyrenia
– Email: kamilogluhastanesi@yahoo.com
– Telephone: 0392 815 32 82 / 0392 815 14 98 / 0392 815 17 91
– Telephone: 0533 862 92 14 / 0542 880 01 62 / 0542 880 01 63
– Website: [www.kyreniamedicalcenter.com](http://www.kyreniamedicalcenter.com)
– Website: [www.kamilogluhospital.com](http://www.kamilogluhospital.com)

6. Erduran Laboratory – Kyrenia
– Website: [www.erduranlab.com](http://www.erduranlab.com)

7. 24/7 Orth. & Trauma Clinic Karakum
– Telephone: 0392 816 11 61

8. Calicle Hospital, Upper Kyrenia
– Telephone: 0392 815 49 50

9. Lamel Medical Laboratory, Kyrenia
– Telephone: 0392 815 87 84

10. Private Kyrenia Hospital
– Telephone: 0392 815 57 77

11. Tani Medical Analysis Laboratory, Kyrenia
– Telephone: 0392 815 87 47

12. VIP Med Hospital, Kyrenia
– Telephone: 0533 864 75 60

13. Tunççevik Maternity and Children’s Hospital
– Address: Kurtuluş Caddesi, No: 70, Girne (next to Altınkaya II), Girne
– Telephone: +90 392 815 08 00

Alternative hospitals and health centers on the island:

– Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu Hospital: (0392) 228 54 41
– Dilekkaya Village Hospital: (0392) 239 23 77
– Polyclinic (Nicosia): (0392) 227 39 96
– Famagusta State Hospital: (0392) 366 53 28
– Famagusta Health Center: (0392) 366 53 28
– Akdogan Health Center: (0392) 377 73 41
– New Iskele Health Center: (0392) 371 23 19
– Geçitkale Health Center: (0392) 373 33 56
– Yeni Erenköy Health Center: (0392) 374 43 33
– Serdarli Health Center: (0392) 376 60 04
– Esentepe Health Center: (0392) 823 63 52
– Lapta Health Center: (0392) 821 83 22
– Cengiz Topel Hospital: (0392) 723 63 29
– Lefke Health Center: (0392) 728 77 57

You can travel to T.R.N.C. by ferries or aircraft. You can take the ferries to Kyrenia from Taşucu or Alanya, reaching the island in approximayely two and a half hours. Some of the sea route options, including the other service available from Mersin to Famagusta are car ferries. The latter takes an average of six to eight hours to get to Cyprus. Although the operators may cancel some of the scheduled services due to bad weather conditions, especially during the Winter months, they do provide the service throughout the year.

Ercan International Airport stands as the primary gateway to North Cyprus, strategically situated in the Lefkoşa District, approximately 8 miles from the capital city of Lefkoşa / Nicosia.The new Ercan facility, located 3.4 miles (5.5 km) from the previous airport and terminal, represents a substantial advancement, boasting six times the capacity of its predecessor. Spanning an expansive 7.8 million square meters, the new infrastructure is equipped to accommodate up to 10 million passengers annually, making it the largest airport on the island of Cyprus, surpassing Larnaca Airport in the South with its capacity of 7.5 million passengers.With a runway length of 3,200 meters, Ercan International Airport is primed to facilitate seamless air travel experiences. This remarkable project, valued at €450 million, marks the single largest investment and infrastructure endeavor ever undertaken in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).Collaborating with esteemed professionals such as Hamiltons Architects in London, the development of Ercan International Airport has involved numerous suppliers and designers dedicated to crafting an unparalleled customer journey for all travelers passing through its gates.

Ercan International Airport is outside the Capital Nicosia in the North, while there are Larnaca and Paphos Airports located in Southern Cyprus. Foreign nationals can arrive at Ercan Int. Airport by transiting most of the main airports in Turkey. Ercan airport is approximately 35 minutes away from Kyrenia and 45 minutes from Famagusta. Passengers with foreign National passports can travel to Larnaca or Paphos airports and are able to cross over to Northern Cyprus through the border-check points between North and South Cyprus.

Ercan International Airport- Nicosia
Phone: +90 392 600 50 00
E-mail: bilgi@ercanhavalimani.com

Larnaca Airport
Hermes International Airport-Larnaca
Phone: +357 777 78 833
E-mail: info@hermesairport.com

Since the opening of Girne Tourism Port on November 16, 1987, it has been left to the use of yachts. Besides the yachts, other pleasure boats and fishermen of the region find shelter from the harbor. With its current situation, approximately 100 boats can be accommodated. Although the needs of all boats cannot be met in the port, there are electricity, water, bathroom, toilet and laundry facilities. The port occupies an important place in its location as it is intertwined with a historical feature. The operating right of Girne Marina, which belongs to the Foundations Organization and the Religious Affairs Department, was given to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport with the decision of the Council of Ministers dated 30.07.2008 and numbered S (K-II) 1635-2008.

Port Location: Northern Coast of Cyprus
Latitude 35º20′ N Longitude 33º19′ E
Anchorage: Latitude 35º20’33’ N Longitude 33º19’24’ E
Half a mile northwest of the Breakwater Lighthouse, approximately 13-17 m deep. The anchorage is under the influence of west, north and east winds.
Entrance Channel: The channel is 5.5 meters deep and after the breakwater light
It drops down to 3 meters.
Port Depth: 3.2 meters
Dock Length: 3.0 meters
Max Draft Water: 2.6 meters (8.5 feet)
Allowed Max Ship Length: 35 meters.
Starting Date of Operation : 14.06.1997
Coordinates : 35⁰20.5΄ N 33⁰19΄ E
ACTIVITY: Boat mooring/accommodation and maintenance and repair services. Mooring capacity at sea: 100-110 Accommodation capacity on land: 110-120 Number of Piers: 3 Pier Length: 2*55 + 1*60
Max. Depth: 5-6 meters. Boat lifting and carrying capacity: 70 TON + 30 TON OUR
ACTIVITIES: Ø Boat/Yacht towing/Launching with Travelift Ø Boat accommodation on land and sea Ø Fuel station Ø Restaurant / Cafe services Ø Underboat washing with pressurized water Ø Paint workshop (sandpaper, putty) , primer and antifouling paint and side paint works, cake polish, osmosis treatment) Ø Boat material sales shop Ø Mechanical works Workshop (engine disassembly, assembly, propeller, shaft service and maintenance works) Ø Carpenter’s Workshop All kinds of boat work and exterior woodwork Ø 24 hours uninterrupted electricity, water supply Ø Telephone, internet, fax Ø Customs, port, immigration agency services Ø Laundry, shower, toilet Ø Waste oil collection, bilge and domestic waste collection Ø Hotel and rental car supply
It is in the New Erenkoy region of the Karpaz Peninsula. The total area of the marina is 137,000 m2, of which 65,400 m2 is sea area and the rest is land area and buildings. The maintenance and repair area of the marina is established on an area of 18,000m2. It is designed to provide a total of 300 mooring points with a minimum water depth of 4 meters.
There are 16 mooring points for superyachts up to 55 meters in length. The services that can be provided to the boats at the marina, which is equipped with security cameras with the latest technology, are as follows.
Special storage areas for yachtsmen
Golf cars
Drinkable fresh water
Single and 3 phase electricity
Waste water tank discharge station
Wireless internet connection
All maintenance and repair services.
In addition, the 300-ton capacity overhead crane, which serves the maintenance-repair area of the Marina, is the crane with the largest capacity in the region.
Port Location: Latitude 35º 33.5′ N Longitude 34º 13.6′ E
Reference: Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ports Department Directorate
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