Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Architecture
Northern cyprus, TR
Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Architecture
Eastern Mediterranean University
Famagusta, 99628, North Cyprus Mersin 10, Turkey

N 35° 8' 44.95'', E 35° 8' 44.95''

Prof.Dr. Rafooneh Mokhtar Shahi Sani  
Chair, Department of Architecture
e: r.mokhtarshahi@emu.edu.tr
t: +90 392 630 1049
f: +90 392 630 2365
Prof.Dr. Resmiye  Alpar Atun 
Degree programmes
Bachelor: English
Master: English, Turkish
PhD: English
Master(without thesis): English
Master(non thesis): Turkish
Faculty profile

Soon after its establishment in 1990, EMU Faculty of Architecture became the largest in Cyprus. Ever since, the Faculty has successfully provided high quality, holistic education to local and international students. This has been achieved thorough internationally accredited programmes offered in a distinguished academic infrastructure and supportive milieu, in which students are enabled to orient themselves and acquire knowledge and skills needed towards a creative and fruitful career. The basis of this success is approaching to design in an interdisciplinary manner with emphasis on innovation, creativity, cultural sensitivity and environment responsiveness. The Faculty aims to educate professionals - architects and interior architects, with high critical thinking abilities and up-to-date knowledge of technologies used in architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, urban design and landscape architecture.

The Faculty of Architecture is located on the campus of Eastern Mediterranean University, near the historic city of Gazimagusa (Famagusta), famous for its medieval walls and architecture. The city of Gazimagusa (Famagusta) is the second largest city of North Cyprus with its nearly 40000 population .

1785 students (1573 Bachelor, 107 Master, 105 PhD), 44% of foreign students.

80 staff members (40 full-time and approx. 40 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

Design Club, International Design Week,  Career Week, International Summer Schools, Scientific Organisation, Workshops, Competitions, films, and lectures that are organized all year around.


24/7 design studio
Acoustic Lab
Architecture Studios
Building Material Lab
CAD - Lab
Computer Room
Computing service
Conference auditorium
Construction Lab
Exhibition hall,
Materials Lab
Photographic Studio
Printing facilities
Publishing department "Yearbook"
Sculpture studio
Sports facilities


There are a variety of accommodation facilities within the university campus, information about dormitories can be found in: http://dormitories.emu.edu.tr/en/ . There are also many private dormitories and houses for students all around the city to serve the students.

Admission Requirements

Please contact school for more information.

Tuition fees

Detailed information about tuition fees can be found in the university’s web-page: http//www.emu.edu.tr

Application Deadline

End of August

Bachelor, Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.), 4 years, Architect, English,

Bachelor of Architecture degree in English

Master, MS in Architecture (MS. Arch), 2-years, Master of Science in Architecture, English, 120,

Research based masters programme with thesis in English

Master, M.Arch., 1-year, Master of Architecture, English, 90,

Project-based, professional, non-thesis masters programme in English

PhD, PhD in Architecture, 4 years, PhD. in Architecture, English, 240,
Master, MS in Urban Design, 2 years, Master of Science in Urban Design, English, 120,

Research based with thesis

Master(without thesis), MUD, 1 year, Master of Urban Design, English, 60,

Non-thesis, project based

Master, MS in Cultural Heritage Studies, 2 years, Master of Science in Cultural Heritage, English, 120,

Research based with thesis

Master, MS in Interior Architecture, 2 years, Master, English, 120,

Research based with thesis

Master, Conservation and Restoration &Restoration, 2 years, Master of Science in Conservation and Restoration, Turkish,
Master(non thesis), Restoration and Conservation and Restoration, 1 year , Master of Conservation and Restoration, Turkish,

Our school offers academic education in architecture and interior architecture in undergraduate level, architecture, interior architecture and urban design at postgraduate level. Bachelor degrees are based on a four-year curriculum, master degrees can be acquired in one or two year programmes and PhD requires a three to four year full time education and research.

Bachelor of Architecture

It is a four programme accredited by YÖK (the Higher Education Council of Turkey) and MIAK (the Turkish Council of Accreditation for Architecture (MIAK) and has International  Certification by NAAB.

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

It is offered in a four programme accredited by YÖK (the Higher Education Council of Turkey). The mediums of the program are English and Turkish.

Master Programmes with Thesis (Two-Year)

The master programms offered by the Department of Architecture  is leading to the degree/s of Master of Architecture (M.S.)/Master of Restoration and Conservation(KORS), Master of Urban Design(UDES) for students whose training and orientation are primarily in research (with thesis). The Master/s  programs(with thesis)  are designed to provide thorough training in the theory and practice of architecture and other  related disciplines in architecture. It is designed to provide a climate for research and inquiry that stresses the investigative component of understanding the built environment. Programs  offer an opportunity to concentrate on architecture to an advanced level of sophistication, focusing on a particular specialist approach. The programs has a strong interest in the methods of inquiry, development and testing of knowledge, and the building and application of theory as it pertains to the built environment. It allows students to specialize in areas in which they wish to obtain particular abilities. MS degrees are based on four semesters or two academic years. The programme requires to take 7 courses (Total 21 credit hours), a Seminar course which is non-credit and submit a Master’s Thesis to complete the MS Program in Architecture. Students’ achievement in courses is assessed on assignments or projects, presentations, participation in  discussions, and examinations. Students are also assessed on their graduation thesis that they defend before a jury consisting of 3 to 5 faculty members from within and/or related departments.

Non-thesis Master programme (Twelve Months)

Department of Architecture aims to widen the scope of the Master of Architecture program (M.Arch.)/Master of Restoration and Conservation(KORS)/Master of Urban Design(MUD) through introducing new alternative routes to graduate students with varying interests or professional  perspectives. In line with many reputable architectural schools abroad. Programs are tailored to accommodate individual interests and methodologies to improve the professional skills of students (architects/relevant disciplines) providing  multi-disciplinary teams-works.

Non-thesis programs  are one year professional degree program without thesis for those who wish to deepen their design abilities  and expand their knowledge of contemporary theory, technology, and environmental systems, as well as professional issues in the discipline of architecture/conservation/urban issues. The programme leads to the degree of  (Master of Architecture)/(Master of Urban Design)/(Master of Conservation and Restoration).

It involves a minimum of seven 3-credited courses, a Ph.D qualification exam, preparation and defence of a Ph.D thesis proposal which should bring in novelty in the area. It is compulsory to enter the Ph.D qualification exam when all the doctoral courses are successfully completed within the 4th semesters. In this programme, publication of a scientific article is a prerequisite for the approval of a doctoral defence request.