RDU in Brief


“Gençlerin en önemli meselesi, sağlam değer ölçülerine ve sıhhatli bir şahsiyet yapısına sahip olarak yetişmelerinin teminidir.”

Rauf Raif Denktaş, TRNC Founding President

Who We Are

Rauf Denktas University (RDU) took its name from the long term and Founding 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 is initiating 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 and friendly environment, pleasant climate and beautiful beaches is an ideal place for studying. It offers quality education at European standards and the medium of instruction is English.

RDU gives utmost importance and priority to employability and internationalization of its curriculums. Education for employability and specifically international employability is a motto of RDU. They are carefully embedded into the curriculums of the programs. Curriculums are designed after taking the views of respective employers and professional bodies and the academic consultants. Each program introduces students with the economies, cultures, values and legal environments of the target countries, thus having graduates with competences that enable them to be employed internationally.

Currently, RDU has 9 bachelors program in its 4 Faculties. Medium of instruction is Turkish in Law Faculty while all other programs are taught in English.

Courses at RDU are in line with the American Credit System and they also have carefully assessed European Credit and Transfer System (ECTS) which is based on the workloads of students.

English Preparatory School offers intensive English courses for beginners while students with relatively better English are offered mathematics, computer skills and communication courses in addition to their reduced English classes.