EMU is The Only State University Having been providing higher education in TRNC since 1979 with all programs accredited by the Turkish Higher Education Council (YÖK), Eastern Mediterranean University is the only state university in TRNC. With the inauguration of the newly established Medicine Faculty during the 2012-2013 Academic Year, EMU has been offering quality education through 95 undergraduate and school programs and 77 postgraduate and doctoral degree programs provided by 11 faculties, 5 schools and Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School. EMU is among the Best Universities of the World Eastern Mediterranean University was ranked within the best 5% universities among 25,000 world universities in 2014 Webometrics Rankings of World Universities . The university was also ranked 440th among 5,500 universities located within the EU countries. Additionally, in 2014 URAP evaluations, EMU took its well-deserved place within the best 2,000 universities of the world. EMU Offers Education at International Standards EMU is a full member of the International Association of Universities, the European University Association, Community of Mediterranean Universities and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World. Giving special importance to international recognition, EMU has received the accreditation of various prominent international accrediting bodies. EMU is only one of five universities in the region to have been awarded the prestigious ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology) in the field of engineering. Similarly, EMU Architecture Faculty holds the MİAK accreditation. Business and Economics Faculty, Tourism Faculty and School of Computing and Technology have been granted the accreditation of FIBAA. Education Faculty English Language Teaching (ELT) Department was accredited by AQAS. Additionally, EMU School of Tourism and Hospitality Management gained the accreditation of TEDQUAL and the Computer Technologies and Information Systems offered by School of Computing and Technology (SCT) successfully passed ASIIN accreditation process. EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School has successfully obtained EDEXCEL accreditation. Last but not least, our University’s Business and Economics Faculty is a full member of EFMD and AACSB along with only three universities in Turkey. EMU Provides Education for an "International Career With its highly developed infrastructure, prominent academic staff members, 20,000 students from 106 and 1,100 academics from 35 different countries, quality programs in English, the opportunity of learning a second foreign language, student exchange programs, rich sports, social and cultural activity opportunities, international accreditations, an international teaching context, and a diploma recognised throughout the world, EMU prepares its students for their international careers by educating them in becoming creative and competitive individuals with entrepreneurial skills. Paid Military Service The right of paid-military service will still be valid for those leaving England and entering the TRNC for study purposes on the condition that they provide relevant proof to the TRNC Military Office (Asal Şube) within 90 days upon their entrance to the country. The applications may also be submitted to the TRNC Representative Offices abroad. EMU Offers High Quality and Rich Campus Life Students of EMU benefit from a wide variety of sports facilities. A modern stadium with a capacity of 5,000 seats, tartan athletics track, cardio center, spinning and TRX halls and an open area of 66,500 m2 for sports and closed sports complex with a capacity of 3,500 seats are only some of the facilities from which students can benefit. EMU offers a colorful and high quality campus life enriched by numerous social and cultural activities organised by more than 50 student clubs and international student associations operating under the International Center. Special Centers Serving Students EMU has a fully equipped Health Center with 13 specialist doctors and a private ambulance. As well as the Health Center, there are over 30 research centers some of which directly provide services for students. Students can directly benefit from the services of the Center for Psychological Counseling, Guidance and Research (PDRAM) and the Center for Graduate Communications and Career Research. Unlimited Accommodation Opportunities Modern on-campus dormitories provide residential facilities for 7500 students. The University also rents houses/flats on behalf of students who wish to live in the city. Double Major and Minor Program Applications While giving the students a chance to gain expertise in a specific field, EMU also provides opportunities for developing oneself in other areas. Students registered to EMU programs may benefit from double major and minor program applications if they meet the required conditions. Student Exchange Program Opportunities With the aim of giving the students a chance to have an educational experience in different institutions, EMU has settled numerous student exchange program collaborations with prominent institutions throughout the world. Students who choose to take part in these student exchange programs are offered the opportunity of studying in a host institution for a semester and transferring the credits gained in these institutions back to EMU. Some of the institutions Eastern Mediterranean University has settled student exchange collaborations are with Central Connecticut State University, California Long Beach State University, San Diego State University and Louisiana State University in the USA.