RDU in Brief
“The most important issue for young people is to ensure that they grow up with sound value measures and a healthy personality structure.”
Rauf Denktas University (RDU) took its name from the founding and long-term president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
RDU is established in the capital city of Nicosia (North Cyprus) and it is recognized by the competent educational authorities of TRNC, the National Ministry of Education and Culture and the Higher Education Accreditation and Coordination Council (YODAK).
Currently, RDU has initiated the process of accrediting its programs from credible external accreditation agencies such as The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) and The Agency for Quality Assurance through Accreditation of Study Programs (AQAS). Rauf Denktas University in North Cyprus with its safe, friendly environment and pleasant climate is an ideal place for studying.
The motto of RDU is “for international employment”. Thus, the University gives utmost importance to employability and international feature of its curriculums which are designed through a series of consultations with the employers, professional bodies and the academic experts. During the developmental stage of the curriculums of its programs, in addition to benchmarking with the leading universities in the region and taking expert views, the coordinators of the programs consulted with the alumni of other universities, employers and the relevant professional bodies in North Cyprus.
Currently, RDU has 11 undergraduate degree programs in 5 Faculties, 2 associate programs in 2 Vocational Schools and a Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School. The medium of instruction is English in all programs, except for Turkish Law.
Courses at RDU are in line with the American Credit System and also the European Credit and Transfer System (ECTS).
English Preparatory Program offers intensive English courses for students with low-level English, while students with relatively better English are offered mathematics, computer skills and communication courses, in addition to their reduced English classes.