A new university for creative arts and design is to be established in Kyrenia. The university received permission in March 2017 from the higher education planning, evaluation, accreditation and coordination council, YÖDAK, and is the only university in the TRNC which focuses entirely on art, design and communication.
Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) has begun accepting students. There will be departments in “Plastic Arts”, “Digital Arts” and “Photography and Video”. Fine arts will be taught with reference to the digital age, using all the technological and logistical infrastructure including the latest equipment.
It is planned to open the Faculty of Communication and Design as of the next academic year.
Students who succeed in “Arbil Arkın Education Scholarships” can apply for a wide range of scholarships at 25%, 50% and 100% of the fees. The only criteria will be to take part in the “General Culture and Ability Examination”.