Girne American University

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Girne American University


The Grine American University (GAU) is the first university in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus recognized by the international accreditation institutions,  and it has university centers in three continents to achieve its international mission and provide the possibilities of learning according to high standards for its students coming from 74 different countries.

The Grine American University has taken its place among several universities in the world that offer academic programs which are compatible with creativity, success and technology using US-style access systems to reach its students .

At the same time, the GAU,and to achieve social benefit and protect the future, is a university that continues its mission of Investment through the power of science and knowledge for the future of the country.

GAU is an international university that delivers an important message to the world regarding the reality of the country, as well as the level of the higher education system with its projects aimed at serving the public interest, its academic programs and its university centers across continents.

One of the outstanding features of GAU is the accreditation and international membership.

At the local level, the GAU is Accredited by the Accreditation and Supervision Council of the Higher Education of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (YÖDAK) and the Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK).


The International Business Studies Center in the University’s Business School was accredited by International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)  in the USA and the European Council for Business Education (ECBE).

Which is important for students who want to pursue higher education or careers in the UK. Our tourism and hospitality programs are certified by TedQual. TedQual, linked to the World Tourism Organization (WTO).

Finally, our engineering programs are accredited by the accreditation agency (ASIIN), The leader in auditing and certification of engineering sciences in the European Union.

The University is a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU),

Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW),

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),

the leading hospitality and tourism education schools in Europe (Eurhodip)

the Educational Collaborative for International Schools (ECIS),

Council of International Schools (CIS) ,

 European Council for Business Education (ECBE),

 European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE)

International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA).

GAU is a founding member of the  American Education Council  (AEC), an international association to support the exchange of information between international educational institutions on an American basis.

The GAU educational programs are Approved by ministries of education in many countries, such as Western Europe,United States, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Thailand, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Kazakhstan .

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