Girne American University
Faculty of Architecture, Design & Fine Arts
Karaoglanoglu, Girne, TRNC,Turkey
Girne American University
Faculty of Architecture, Design & Fine Arts
University Drive, Girne,
TRNC via Mersin 10 TURKEY

N35° 19' 57.25'', E35° 19' 57.25''
 Department of Architecture  

t:+90 (392) 650 2000
f:+90 392 650 2062
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hossein Sadri 
Dean of School
Degree programmes
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Master of Architecture
Faculty profile

A Message from Department Head:


GAU – Department of Architecture is increasingly being internalized critical thinking, supporting research ideas and empowering creativity. With our universal understanding based on human value, we aim to contribute to the development of architectural knowledge and to the profession of Architecture as well as to the humanity.

As academic staff of the department of Architecture, following the world and improving our knowledge day to day, with our student-centred, participatory and interactive methods, we are trying to offer the best of theoretical and practical knowledge in different specialties with interdisciplinary collaborations. We are happy to present an intellectual environment which provides opportunities of rising creative and progressive practices and discussing diverse ideas and proposals.

Girne American University (GAU) is located in Kyrenia the touristic harbour city of North Cyprus with a population of around 70 thousand. GAU is approx. 5 km away from the town center, situated at the footsteps of Fivefinger mountains overlooking to the Mediterranean Sea.

There are seperate teaching buildings for each faculty, designed in a modern style and equipped with the latest technology. Swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, semi olympic football pitch, library, cybrary, student restaurants and cafeterias are also available on campus.

577 students (489 Bachelor,75 Master,13 PhD),15% of foreign students.

24 staff members (19 full-time and approx.5 visiting lecturers and critics).


CAD - Lab
Computing service
Conference auditorium
Printing facilities
sculpture studio, painting studio


Student Dormitories available for men and women seperately.

Accommodation Fee ranges between:  1,650 - 3,100 Euro

Accommodation Deposit: 300 Euro

Admission Requirements

In order to apply the following documents need to be sent to the International Admission Office at the university:

Completed application &dormitory forms (forms can be downloaded from; otherwise you can obtain your form by contacting us) Copies of all academic records, certificates and transcripts Evidence of English competence (if not available English will be tested on arrival at the university) Photocopy of passport Bank reference letter Health report 50 Euro application fee

Tuition fees

Application Fee: 50 Euro (one-off payment)

Registration Fee:  250 Euro  (one-off payment)

Faculty of Architecture, Design & Fine Arts: 5,500 Euro (per academic year)

%5 VAT

Application Deadline

September 30, 2013

Bachelor of Science,Architecture,4 Years,Bachelor,240,
Master of Science,Architecture,2 years,Master,

7 courses + Thesis

Master of Architecture,Architecture,2 Years,Master,

10 Courses + Graduation Project

Master of Science,Construction management,2 Years,Master,

7 Courses + Thesis

Ph.D.,Construction Management,4 Years,Ph.D.,



Department of Architecture


GAU – Department of Architecture was established in 1994 in the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering and has been joined to the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts since 2009. With a strong emphasis on human value and professional ethics, the department of Architecture has been offering an education based on critical and theoretical knowledge, creative design skills, the most recent techniques of presentation and architectural building technologies.

As a part of a global university with campuses based in Girne – Cyprus, Canterbury – UK and Singapore, and as a member of different international networks such as European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE), the department of Architecture is an international department with its academic staff and students from all over the world, embracing universal values and taking internationalization as a goal.

With its participative and interactive course environment, technological facilities, devoted academic staff and student-centred education approach, GAU -Department of Architecture has been offering a universal, intellectual, ethical and active education.

The continually improving quality standards, together with education in English is a particular feature of the department of Architecture. The Department currently offers an education towards a B. Arch. Degree in Architecture (4 years).

GAU -Department of Architecture offers Master degrees in Architecture, Interior Design and Conmstruction Management and Ph.D. in Construction Management.