RDU was established to preserve and bequeath to the younger generation Mr. Denktash`s legacies and ideas about economic, social, educational, religious, and cultural rights of minorities, human dignity, self-determination and peaceful coexistence between different peoples.
Accordingly, RDU seeks to be a university of choice with its excellent teaching and research faculty as well as facilities. It seeks to provide high quality education that enables its graduate to be employable internationally. RDU also seeks to contribute, through research, towards identifying and proposing solutions to local and international problems.
All RDU programs undergo rigorous national and international accreditation processes to ensure its students are provided with world standard education. Currently, RDU programs have been accredited by the competent educational authorities of the TRNC, the National Ministry of Education and Culture and the Higher Education Accreditation and Coordination Council (YODAK), Higher Education Council, YOK in Turkey and externally by the famous accreditation agency, the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) based in Germany.
RDU gives utmost importance and priority to the international employability of its graduates, it continues to work with local and international partners, prospective employers, professional bodies and academic institutions to design curricular that meet current and evolving market needs. Each program at RDU consists of a significant component tailored to meet the specificities of the economies, cultures, values and legal aspects of the target countries, thereby equipping RDU graduates with relevant competencies that enable them to be employed internationally.
RDU is temporarily located in the historic city of Nicosia, which serves as the capital city of North Cyprus. The city is booming with students from diverse cultures, its safe, friendly, and has a pleasant Mediterranean climate making it an ideal place for learning.
The medium of instruction at RDU, except for Turkish Law, is English. The English Preparatory Program offers intensive English courses for students with low-level English. Additionally, students with a weak background in mathematics and computer skills are offered foundation classes. Students are also introduced to Turkish history, culture and language as part of their program of study.
Courses at RDU are based on the American Credit System and its equivalent, the European Credit and Transfer System (ECTS).
RDU provides students with the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities and develop generic learning skills such as leadership and team work. Our student clubs embody such an ambition as they provide the necessary environment for personal development.
Sport Clubs such as RDU Football, RDU Futsal, and RDU Basketball allow male and female students to practice their favorite sport at amateur level. Sport Clubs also have to represent RDU in competitions organized by the TRNC Inter-University Sports Federation.
RDU students are also invited to form or join one of our Student Societies. The Societies gather students from the same nationality and provide them with an environment in which they can express their national and cultural identities and enhance diversity at RDU.
One of our most important clubs is RDU Student Union. This is a representative Assembly made of students from different genders, age groups, nationalities, and departments. The Student Union represents and defends the interest of all students before the Administration and plays a role in the governance of the University.
The main building of RDU includes the Administration Units including Rector’s Office, Registrar’s Office and Faculty Deans’ Offices. The Dikilitas Building, is the home of lecture halls and the FLEPS. The Asmaalti Building hosts Faculty of Law and its practice labs. The RDU Culture Centre is a building designed to host cultural events with a capacity of 400 people in its Theatre Hall and another 6 smaller halls with a capacity of 120 people in each.
RDU Library provides easy access to the world academic resources, and variety of study environment for student and academic staff. The library offers materials in the form of print and electronics collections, and online access to the research databases.
RDU has Computer Lab equipped with latest desktop computers. All the computers are connected to the high-speed network access. The Architecture Workshop Room provides students with all the necessary facilities to carry out their projects.
RDU cares about the health and well-being of its students, academic and administrative staff. RDU Health Centre provides first aid to any of its students or staff that needs medical attention. In case the patient requires further treatment, s/he is transferred to a nearby hospital. Medical expenses are covered by health insurance. Once any medical treatment starts at the hospital, the University’s International Office will contact with the student as well as the hospital to ensure that the best possible medical care is delivered. After the release of the student from the hospital, he/she will be interviewed to evaluate his/her satisfaction with the medical service received.
Facilities are made available for those who would like to fulfill their religious obligations. For Muslim students the Mosque is next to the University. For non-Muslim students University provides all the necessary facilities.
RDU hosts a canteen in each of its buildings in which students can dine with very reasonable student prices. In addition to dispenser machines located in each building, students may also enjoy passing time together in the University’s café.
RDU provides students with the opportunity to engage in extracurricular activities and develop generic learning skills such as leadership and teamwork. Our student societies, clubs, and events embody such an ambition as they provide the necessary environment for personal development.
All overseas students will be granted a 50% scholarship. RDU offers a limited number of 100%, 80% and 65% scholarships to outstanding students as well.
At RDU, high honor incentive scholarships are available and students could be recruited as assistants and offered jobs in the University.
Students from the same family (siblings, cousins) and with outstanding achievement in sports will have 80% scholarship.
Tuition fee for all the programs is $13.000 annually. All international students are granted 50% scholarship and their annual tuition fee is $6.500 accordingly.
A student with 50%, 65%, 80%, or 100% scholarships has to pay $3.250, $2.275, $1.300 or $850 respectively in order to receive an acceptance letter from the Registrar’s Office.
At RDU, high honor incentive scholarships are also available. There are other opportunities for part−time employment on the University premises (e.g. library, international office, sports facilities etc.)
The RDU dormitory is kept under 24-hour CCTV surveillance. The dormitory is located in the capital city Nicosia which has a safe and student-friendly environment. The RDU residency is within 15-20 minutes of walking distance from the main Campus.
Apart from its relatively low cost, RDU residence includes free internet connection (Wi-Fi), air conditioning, HD LCD TV, and transport. Each room is self-contained and equipped with a catering unit, allowing students to cook for themselves.
The RDU dormitory provides students the chance to increase their understanding of other cultures with its multicultural environment. The dormitory is also close to a variety of services, including shopping, health, social and sports facilities.
Applicants must be a graduate from a recognized High School in their countries to be eligible. In case of a deficiency, help desks are available and bridging courses are offered. Applicants must demonstrate their English Competencies with valid and acceptable certificates such as IELTS, TOEFL, or other. Otherwise, they will be required to take an English Proficiency and Placement Test after their arrival at RDU.
|COUNTRY||EXAM NAME||MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS|
|Albania||To Pass the Central High School Final Exam (Matura)||Minimum 50%|
|Algeria||Algeria Baccalaureate Exam||44105|
|Angola||Secondary School Leaving Certificate- Habiliticao Literarias||Minimum 10/20|
|Anguilla||General Certificate of Education (GCE) O Level minimum 5 C or 2 A level E Certificate of Education (GCE) A Level||Minimum 5 C and above|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)||GRADE 5|
|Argentina||Argentina Baccalaureate||Minimum 50%|
|Armenia||(Certificte of Secondry Education)||44319|
|Australia||High School Diploma||Minimum 50%|
|Austria||Matura Diploma||Maximum 4/5|
|Azerbaijan||Certificate of Secondary Education||Minimum 3/5|
|BAE||General Secondary Education Certificate||Minimum 60%|
|Bahama||General Certificate of Education||5 O Level|
|Bahrain||To Pass the Central High School Final Exam (Matura)||Minimum 60%|
|Bangladesh||Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) (intermediate) Exam||Minimum 60%|
|Barbados||Barbados General Certificate of Education||5 O Level|
|Belarus||Certificate about Middle School (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Belgium||High School Diploma|
|Belize||Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate|
|Benin||From the Baccalaureate exam||44105|
|Bermuda||High School Final Exam (A Level) or General Certificate of Education Level and General Certificate of Education A Level||5 O Level or 2A Level|
|Bolivia||Baccalaureate (Humanities Secondary Baccalaureate)||44381|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||High School Diploma||44319|
|Botswana||Botswana General Secondary Education Certificate||minimum 5 C|
|Brazil||High School Diploma|
|British Virgin Islands||High School Diploma||0,5|
|Bulgaria||High School Diploma||44105|
|Burundi||State Diploma||Minimum 60%|
|Cambodia||Cambodia Baccalaureate||Minimum 50%|
|Cameroon||Cameroon Baccalaureate||* 10/20 *minimum 6 Cameroon GCE O Level (minimum C) *Two Cameroon GCE A Level (minimum E)|
|Canada||High School Diploma|
|Cayman Islands||(CSEC)||Minimum 60%|
|Central African Republic||Central African Republic Baccalaureate||44105|
|Chile||Completed Middle Education Studies|
|China Republic||Central University Entrance Exam (Gaokao) from the point type applied 480- or 12-year high school diploma (senior secondary school certificate) mark.||Minimum 60%|
|Costa Rica||Costa Rica Baccalaureate or Diploma of Conclusion of Diversified Education Studies/Title of Graduate of Secondary Education||minimum C grade|
|Croatia||Final Exam Certificate / High School Graduation Diploma / Matura||44319|
|Cuba||Cuban Secondary Education Diploma||Minimum 50%|
|Cyprus (GKRY)||High School Diploma||0,5|
|Czech Republic||To have completed Middle Education (Matura diploma)||44105|
|Democratic Congo||State Diploma||Minimum 60%|
|Denmark||High School Diploma|
|Dominik Republic||Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)||5 O Level|
|Egypt||Central High School Final Exam||minimum 60% of the program subject applied|
|Ekvator Gine||High School Diploma|
|El Salvador||General Secondary Certificate||Minimum 50%|
|Equator||Equatorial License / Technical study certificate||44166|
|Eritrea||Eritrean General Secondary Education Certificate||Minimum 50%|
|Estonia||Estonya Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus / High School Graduation Diploma||44319|
|Ethiopia||Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEE)||* 60% or * Ethiopian Secondary School Exam minimum 8 and other subjects “C” grade or above|
|Fiji||Fiji High School final exam||Minimum 50%|
|Finland||High School Diploma|
|Gambia||West African Examination Council- Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC- SSCE)||minimum five (5) subjects should be C grade.|
|Georgia||Certificate of Secondary Education||44319|
|Germany||Abitur Exam||Maximum 4/5 or low overall score|
|Ghana||West African Examination Council- Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC- SSCE)||minimum five (5) subjects should be C grade.|
|Greece||High School Diploma|
|Green Nose Islands||Part Three Middle-General and Technical / Literature Certificate|
|Grenada||Carribean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)||B grade|
|Guatemala||Guatemala Science and Literature Diploma||Minimum 61%|
|Guinea Bissau||Secondary Education Certificate|
|Guyana||Carribean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)||B grade|
|Haiti||Haiti Baccalaureate||Minimum 60%|
|Honduras||High School Diploma||0,6|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Advanced Exam (HKALE)||accepted grade 6|
|Hungary||High School Diploma||Minimum 50%|
|Iceland||Middle Education Certificate||44474|
|India||12 years High School Education (Higher Secondary School Certificates-Indian School Certificate/ All India Senior School Certificate/Pre-University Course Exam)||Minimum 60%|
|Indonesia||“Ujian Nasional (UN)” Exam||Minimum 60%|
|Iran||High School Final Exam (Dabiris) / Pre-University Education (Pishdaneshgahi)||13/20|
|Iraq||Central High School Graduation Exam||at least 60% of the program applied.|
|Ireland||High School Diploma|
|Israel||Teudat Bagrut Exam||Minimum 50%|
|Italy||High School Diploma|
|Ivory Coast||Ivory Baccalaureate||44105|
|Jamaica||Middle Education Certificate|
|Japan||High School Diploma|
|Jordan||Central High School Final Exam||minimum %60 for the branches related to the program.|
|Kazakhstan||Attestat about Middle Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Kenya||Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education||minimum 4 C|
|Kirghizstan||Attestat about Middle Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Korea||Collage Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT / SUNEUNG) Exam||Minimum 60%|
|Kosovo||Central High School Final Exam||44319|
|Kuwait||Central high school final exam||Minimum 60%|
|Laos||Secondary Education Diploma||11|
|Latvia||Latvia High School Diploma / Vocational High School Diploma||44475|
|Lebanon||Lebanon Baccalaureate (General Secondary Education Certificate)||50% (10/20)|
|Lesotho||Lesotho General Certificate of Education|
|Liberia||West African Examination Council- Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC-SSCE)||minimum 5 grade C|
|Libya||Central High School Final Exam||Minimum 60%|
|Lithuania||Attestat about Middle Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Macau||Higher Middle School Certificate||accepted grade C|
|Macedonia||High School Diploma||Minimum 50%|
|Malawi||Malawi Secondary School Certificate of Education||C|
|Maldives||‘International General Certificate of Education’||5 O Level or 2A Level|
|Malesia||Sıjil Tınggı Persekolahan Malaysia||Minimum 3|
|Mali||Mali Baccalaureate||Minimum 5/10|
|Malta||Malta Matriculation Diploma||Minimum 64%|
|Mauritania||Middle Education Baccalaureate||44105|
|Mauritius||Mauritius General certificate of education||5 C|
|Moldova||Baccalaureate or Transnistria About Russian Type Middle Education Attestat||10/20 or 3/5.|
|Monaco||General Education Baccalaureate||10|
|Montenegro||High School Diploma-Matura||375|
|Montserrat||General Certificate of Education O Level or A’ Level|
|Morocco||Morocco Baccalaureate (Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)||44105|
|Mozambique||High School Diploma||0,5|
|Myanmar||Secondary Education Second Step||Class Pass Score 74|
|Nambia||Namibia General Certificate of Education||minimum 50%|
|Nepal||High School Diploma|
|Netherlands||High School Diploma|
|Nevis and Saint Kitts||Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)||Pass Score C= Satisfactory/ GCE O Level|
|New Zeeland||High School Diploma|
|Nigeria||“West African Examination Council- Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC-SSCE) and/or National Examination Council – Senior School Certificate Examinations (NECO-SSCE)||Mathematics and English Compulsory, 5 subjects minimum score should be C|
|Norway||High School Diploma|
|Oman||Central High School Final Exam||Minimum 60%|
|Pakistan||Diploma as a result of 12 years of high school education, Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) /intermediate grade||Minimum 60%|
|Palestine||Central High School Diploma||Minimum 60%|
|Panama||Panama Baccalaureate||Minimum 50%|
|Papua New Guinea||High School Diploma|
|Peru||‘Certificado Oficial De Estudios/Certificado De Educacion Secundaria Comun Completa’||44166|
|Philippines||High School Diploma|
|Poland||High School Diploma (Matura)|
|Porto Rico||High School Diploma||C|
|Portugal||High School Diploma (Matura).|
|Qatar||Central High School Graduation Exam||Minimum 60%|
|Romania||High School Diploma|
|Russian Federation||Attestation about Middle Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Rwanda||Rwanda Advanced General Secondary examination/ RAGS AL Advanced Level||Get satisfactory grade at least 2 subjects|
|Saint Lucia||Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE)||minimum grade 5|
|Saint Vincent ve Grenadinler||Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE)||minimum V /GCE A Level|
|Saudi Arabia||Qudurat Exam / High School Final Exam||* minimum %60 or * General Secondary Education Certificate minimum 70%|
|Scotland||‘Scottish Certificate of Secondary Education/Scottish Qualification Certificate’||minimum 5 grades C|
|Serbia||High School Diploma||44319|
|Sierra Leon||West African Examination Council- Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC-SSCE)||minimum 5 grades C|
|Singapore||Singapore – ‘Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level’||minimum 2 grades A-|
|Slovak Republic||MATURITY Exam Certificate||4|
|Slovenia||High School Diploma|
|Somalia||Secondary School Certificate||Minimum 60%|
|South Africa||National Senior Certificate (NSC)||“SUCCESSFUL” GRADE|
|South Pacific||South Pacific Middle Education Certificate (PSSC)||4|
|South Sudan||General Secondary School Certificate||Minimum 50%|
|Spain||High School Diploma|
|Sri lanka||Sri lanka GCE AL Exam||Get satisfactory grade at least 2 subjects|
|Sudan||General Secondary School Certificate||Minimum 50%|
|Swaziland||Swaziland General Certificate of Education||0,5|
|Swedish||Slutbetyg from Gymnasiaeskolan /Avgansbetyg from Gymnasieaskolan||44288|
|Swiss||High School Diploma (Matura)|
|Syria||Central High School Final Exam||minimum 60% for the branches related to the program.|
|Taiwan||High School Diploma||C|
|Tajikistan||Attestat about Middle Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Tanzania||Tanzanian Certificate of Secondary Education||* minimum five C grade or * Tanzanian Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education minimum two A Level satisfactory grade|
|Thailand||High School Diploma|
|Trinidad and Tobago||General Certificate of Education (GCE) A Level|
|Turkmenistan||Attestation about Middle Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Turks and Caicos||General Certificate of Education (GCE) O Level, General Certificate of Education (GCE) A Level / IGCSE||minimum 5 subjects C|
|Uganda||Uganda Certificate of Education Exam (Mathematics and English should be minimum 6)||* Minimum 8. * or Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education 2 A level|
|Ukraine||Attestat About Middle School Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|United Kingdom||Finish secondary education|
|United States of America||High School Diploma or Equivalent|
|Uzbekistan||Attestat about Middle Education (Certificate of Secondary Education)||44319|
|Vatican City State||Baccalaureate||minimum 1,00|
|Venezuela||High School Diploma|
|Vietnam||High School Diploma|
|Yemen||The branch related to the program applied from the central high school final exam||0,6|
|Zambia||Examination Council of Zambia / Secondary School Certificate Exam||minimum 5 (C)|
|Zimbabwe||Minimum 6 “Zimsec”||* 6 O Level (minimum C) or * 2 A Level (minimum E)|