Famagusta (Greek: App6xraoxoç (Ammochostos); Latin: Famagusta) is a port city of Cyprus.
It is the administrative center of Famagusta District of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. According to the 2011 census, the city has a population of 69,741 people. There are three international universities in the city. Famagusta beaches are among the most famous beaches of the world. The International Famagusta Culture
and Art Festival is held every year regularly in the city. This city was founded first in the third century BC under the name of “Arsinoe” by Ptolomy I. The immigrants who came to the city after the invasion of Salamis by the Arabs in 647 / 648 AD settled in here. The people who immigrated to the city of Acre when it was captured during the Crusades in 1291 also settled in the city. After the arrival of the tradesman along with the people in the city, Famagusta became richer and gained importance and became a trade center thanks to its ports. The Lusignan kings of Jerusalem during the Lusignan rule were crowned at Nicholas Cathedral in Famagusta until 1372. The city was captured by the Genoese in 1372 and the city remained under the rule of the Genoese until 1469 in accordance with the treaty and then was given back to the Lusignans. Used as a military area during the Genoese rule, the city lost its quality of a trade center. Remaining under the rule of the Roman and Eastern Roman Empire as well as the Latins and Genoese, Famagusta Castle was captured by the Turks in 6 August 1571 during the Cyprus expedition of Selim II. Remaining under the Turkish rule until 1878, the castle was left to the British rule along with Cyprus in 1878. Famagusta offers excellent opportunities and facilities for university life as it can be seen from its history and geographical location, University of City Island which is a real city university aims at transforming this historical and geographical richness to the richness in education and life.
Being a Student in Famagusta
Famagusta is a city where students from 110 different countries and cultures coexist.
The historic Old City of Famagusta creates an authentic atmosphere. The Old City which is preferred a lot by the students has entertainment locations as well as culture and arts activities. In addition, the city center colors the life in Famagusta.
Offering wide opportunities for water sports, Famagusta also features adequate facilities for indoor and outdoor sports. Offering a rich, dynamic and safe city life, Famagusta promises a university life in which the students can use all of their energies to improve themselves in the heart of the Mediterranean intertwined with the sea and the nature.