Campus Life

Campus Life

Besides the student-oriented education, GAU arranges activities that will improve social and cultural side of the students. Symposiums, conferences and communes within the scope of over 1000 activities are held by experts in their fields to support their studies every academic year.

You will be in the right center of campus life with the opening cortege of the academic year, spring fests, dance and theatre festival which are organized conventionally every year. GAU breaks grounds with academic and social activities in Cyprus, also has a very good reputation and distinguished name in social responsibility projects.

GAU is conscious of the fact that knowledge makes headway with experience. For this reason, GAU promotes the international standard learning content which offers you practical and professional opportunities. We aim to minimize the possible difficulties in adapting yourself in to business life just after graduation and improve your fast generating solution skills for your professional life.

Student Clubs

GAU Academic Clubs • Aviation Club
• Computer Education and Technology Club
• PAIG (Painting, Architecture, Interior, Graphic) Club
• Industrial Engineering Club
• Law Club
• Management Information System Club
• Marine Club
• Political Science & International Relations Club
• Psychological Counseling and Guidance Club
• Psychology Club
• Research and Development Club
• Supporting Early Childhood Education Club
• Turkish Club

  GAU Arts Clubs
• Cinema Club
• Dance Club
• Instrument Friends Music Club
• Photography Club
• Theatre Club              
                        GAU Social Clubs
• Ataturk Ideologies Club
• Football Fan Club
• Green Peace Club
• History Club
• Rock Club
• Young Themes Club

  GAU Sports Clubs
• Archery Club
• Aviation Club
• Badminton Club
• Basketball Club
• Billiards Club
• Chess Club
• Cricket Club
• Darts Club
• Fencing Club
• Field Hockey Club
• Football Club
• Futsal (indoor Football) Club
• Handball Club
• Horse Riding Club
• Judo Club
• Kickboxing Club
• Mini-golf Club
• Scuba Diving Club
• Search & Rescue Club
• Swimming Club
• Table Tennis Club
• Taekwondo Club
• Tennis Club
• Track and Field Club
• Tracking Club
• Turkish Cyprus Folk Dance Club
• Volleyball Club
• Wrestling Club

Buildings & Facilities

Techno Park Complex
GAU is committed to provide the latest technology for its students to aid their learning process and research skills so they can enter the professional world with confidence and achieve success in their future careers.

The following laboratories are available within the Techno Park Building:
• Information Technology, Research and Development Laboratory
• Research and Software Development Centre
• Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory
• Electrical Machinery and Alternative Energy Laboratory
• Physics Laboratory
• Chemistry Laboratory
• Work study and Ergonomics Laboratory
• Microwave and Communication Laboratory
• Electronics Laboratory
• PLC Laboratory
• Mechatronic Laboratory
• Computer Laboratory
• Bridge and Navigational Simulator
• GMDSS and Radio Communication Simulator
• Seamanship and Navigation Laboratory

Spectrum Hall
At GAU we provide our students with appropriate facilities for learning. Spectrum Hall accommodates 4 large classrooms for large capacity courses. The Starlight Café is also located in the Spectrum Hall and is popular amongst the students and staff.

International Congress Hall
The University’s convention center is located in the Spectrum Hall and has a seating capacity for 1,000 people. The International Congress Hall used for Internationals and National events, recitals and plays.

Freedom Complex
As the university continues to grow new buildings are constructed to satisfy students’ needs.  The Freedom Complex was constructed for the 2013-2014 academic year and is hosting the Institute of Social & Applied Sciences, Faculties of Law and Education, five laboratories, six large classrooms, one sample court hall, lecturer offices, meeting rooms, cafeterias, rooms for relaxation, IT Department, Life Long Learning Center, classrooms, Museum of Freedom & History and kiosk.

Bridge and GMDSS Simulators
GAU offers the students of the Marine School’s Department of Marine Ship Captain and Deck to increase their ability to maneuver ships by using the “179 degrees Bridge Simulator” and the GMDSS simulator on campus.

Maritime Security Training Area

One of the important aspects of training at the Marine is security; therefore, GAU has lifeboats that are identical to the ones used on ships in case of an emergency and need for evacuation.

Fire station
This fire station is designed for close to reality training in case of a fire on a ship.  This station is used for fire prevention, advanced firefighting and prevention training.

Training pool
The training pool was constructed in accordance with International Standards and with the aim to provide the essential knowledge on “survival at sea.”  Also, this pool is used for advanced swimming and personal life saving.

Building A (Faculty of Architecture, Design & Fine Arts)
This building accommodates the faculty of Architecture, Design and Fine Arts.  A number of studios, University’s photocopy center and an exhibition area are available within the building.

Building B  (Faculty of Humanities)
This building is being used by the students of the Faculty of the Humanities.  Numbers of the classrooms, lecturer offices are located within the building; as well as the Simit Sarayi at the ground floor.

Millennium Complex
The millennium Complex is a state-of-the-art, smart technology building. The Millennium Complex accommodates the Foundation English School, GAU Radio, TV and Cinema Studios, the Karmi News Agency, the Fidelio Labs for tourism students, the library, Cybrary, Senate Conference Hall, Cinema, Red Room café, a travel desk, a market, Parfume shop, the Mosque, a stationary shop and other service units.  

The GAU Library provides quality services to meet the diverse needs of students, faculty and staff by constantly developing and updating the information resources that are available in the library. There is an extensive book collection providing support to all Faculties and the Foundation English School Program. The GAU Library utilizes the latest technology for information retrieval and all resources are searchable by author, title and keyword using the library’s Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) which is accessible on the internet from the library’s website:

Senate Conference Hall (Capacity 250)
The Senate Conference Hall is an ideal facility for holding international conferences. It has simultaneous translation facilities and state of the art equipment for the display of electronic-based presentations.

The GAU cinema shows some of the latest local, American International movies. The cinema has a sitting capacity of 100 people.

Dance academy
The Faculty of Performing Arts is home to The Dance Academy. The Dance Academy offers classes in ballet, contemporary and international dance and provides students with some of the best dance and performance facilities in Cyprus.  There are four Dance Studios adjusted in accordance with the International Standards and a cafeteria that has a special menu for the students of the Faculty of Performing Arts.

Sport facilities

Semi-olympic Swimming Pool
The GAU Semi-Olympic swimming pool is built in the accordance with International Swimming Federation (ISF) standards. With six lanes, it is available for any kind of swimming competition and water games.

Fitness Centre
The GAU Fitness Centre is equipped with the best sporting equipment. Members have the opportunity to work out and join exercise programs with guidance from professional trainers.

Tennis & Basketball Courts
The Tennis and Basketball Courts are outdoor courts with special surfaces and lighting. The courts are also available for professional tournaments.

Astroturf Football Pitch
In total three Astroturf football pitches are located around the campus.  They are available for the student use and also are being used for the training of the sports representatives of GAU Team.

GAU Lympic was constructed with the aim to be used for athletic competitions.  It is located in the front of the Food Republic and GAU Bus stop.

Restaurants & Cafes

Red Room Café
The Red Room Café is located next to the library as a part of the Millennium Complex and provides a seating area of 200-300 students. The Red Room is an ideal place for students to study and socialize. Students can enjoy a Cypriot bakery and an international selection of delights with a variety of hot and cold beverages.

Simit Sarayi
Simit Sarayi is the place where the real Turkish baking culture is introduced to our students’ lives. It has become one of the biggest hits on campus. Students enjoy their freshly baked pastries for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they just love to pass time on campus while sipping from their freshly brewed tea and enjoying a piece of cake or freshly baked pastries.

Food Republic
Food Republic offers students a taste of Turkish cuisines. Here students can enjoy tradition Turkish kebas and home made meal.

The Venue Restaurant
This restaurant is a part of the Millennium Complex and offers students selection of the Italian style bistro; vitamin bar and delicious morning breakfasts.

The Kiosk
The kiosk is located in front of the TechnoPark building.  Students can enjoy a quick snack during the break.  The vitamin bar provides students with fresh and health selection of fruit and vegetable juices.

The Starlight Cafe
The Starlight Café is also located in the Spectrum Hall and is popular amongst the students and staff.  A wide selection of wraps and daily home-made food is available.

Health Center
There is a Medical Center on campus that can handle minor cases.  The Girne State Hospital and other private hospitals are located conveniently close to the campus.

GAU Shuttle Services
GAU provides its students free of charge bus shuttle services that circulate on the set route, taking students around the city of Girne and at the set hours to the capital of the island.

GAU students can benefit free of charge from the WiFi connection available on the campus.

Automated teller machines (ATM)
The ATMs are available on the campus area to meet the need of students for the cash withdrawals.

Campus Watch
At GAU we ensure that all students are provided the required level security 24/7.

Life Long Learning Center
Life-Long Learning Center (GAU-SEM) aims to provide and share scientific and organizational knowledge to individuals and organizations. GAU-SEM contributes to the solution of social problems through providing the needed expertise in all areas of study. Our high quality, contemporary and innovative life-long learning certificates programs will help prepare and develop individuals, public and private organizations by providing them with the practical knowledge they need and thus linking them with the corporate world.