“Where History Meets Art”


ARUCAD is a thematic art University that is wholly dedicated to the fields of art, design and communication. Here, students continuously improve their creative productivity through interdisciplinary and cross-cultural programs based on traditional, modern and contemporary art teaching and learning, whilst adhering to the inseparable link of theory and practice. Upon graduation, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree.


Being International

ARUCAD seeks to educate free-thinking, creative, intellectually curious individuals who take global cultural values as a principal. For that reason, our academic staff consists of national and international leading artists and academicians who are well-known in many artistic platforms. To be one of the best fine arts universities which will be known as a center of arts is our vision in ARUCAD.

Privileged Career

ARUCAD offers the perfect combination of teaching and facilities that individuals will gain some artistic skills such as team spirit, critical and analytic thinking, recognizing different perspectives through theoretical and practical learning environment at any age.

Interdisciplinary Education

ARUCAD aims to educate creative individuals dedicated to make a difference in the world. Therefore, it is a must to provide an excellent learning environment which is based on interdisciplinary approaches.

The Quality of Research

At ARUCAD, we believe in the importance of research in undergraduate programs. By this means, ARUCAD offers a wide range of research opportunities. To learn how conduct research, to recognize different points of view and to expand the ways of thinking are important skills that individuals should have before graduation.  ARUCAD is dedicated to give these skills in their research programs.

To Make Difference

ARUCAD is the place where students can meet the world’s famous professors and have a chance to be a part of international artistic network. Besides, students will have an opportunity to be a member of the world famous academic and artistic groups, join many performances and workshops all around the world.


How to apply to ARUCAD?

To apply to ARUCAD, applicants are expected to visit our website, complete the application form and upload required documents. The commencement of application and the deadlines are announced on our website and the Registrar’s Office notice board.

Documents required for application:

  • High School Diploma (document confirming completion of secondary school studies) 
  • Skype Interview (Just for Faculty of Arts, with Portfolio)
  • A photo page of your international passport
  • Minimum IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 60 (In the absence of such, students will take the language proficiency exam upon arrival. 

To start online application, please follow the link: Online Application Form

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Intakes: Fall & Spring 

Medium of Instruction: English 


Programmes, Fees and Scholarships

At Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD), students have an excellent opportunity to receive a scholarship to study. Currently, all international students are awarded 50% scholarship* on admission.

Also, based on the assessment of the interview and portfolio, accepted applicants have the opportunity to receive additional scholarship on tuition fee (75% and 100%).

Note: Scholarship awarded to the program of study applies to English Preparatory School (if required).

Programmes and Annual Tuition Fees:

Faculty Departments International Students
50%* 75% 100%
Faculty of Arts Plastic Arts € 3,250 € 1,625
Photography and Video € 3,250 € 1,625
Ceramics and Glass Design € 3,250 € 1,625
Faculty of Communication Visual Communication Design € 3,250 € 1,625
                            Digital Media € 3,250 € 1,625
Film Design and Directing € 3,250 € 1,625
Faculty of Design Architecture € 3,250 € 1,625
Interior Architecture and Environmental Design € 3,250 € 1,625
Industrial Design € 3,250 € 1,625
English Preparatory School € 3,250 € 1,625


Note: All fees are paid on semester basis.

Other Fees:

Registration Fee: € 500
Academic and Cultural Activity Fee: € 500
Health Insurance Fee: € 60


Note: 5% VAT will be added to the total amount to be paid. All fees are paid on a semester basis.

Workshops, Studios, Labs, and Innovation Hub:      

ARUCAD’s educational philosophy is to provide production-based art, design and communication training. Students conduct their courses in a practical way with the support of workshops, studios and in laboratories with high capacity production facilities. With superior technical equipment and equipment, all the workshops, studios and laboratories offer our students the opportunity to transfer the knowledge they have learned within the theoretical courses into practice.

Workshops Studios
·         Printing Workshop ·         Animation Studio
·         Painting Workshop ·         Design Studio
·         Sculpture & Ceramics Workshop ·         Digital Production Studio
·         Glass Fusion Workshop ·         Photography and Video Studio
·         Glass Engraving Workshop ·         Basic Art & Design Studio
·         Glass Blowing Workshop ·         Stone Carving Studio
·         Cold Working Workshop Labs
·         Kiln Forming Workshop ·         Mac Lab
·         Flame Working/Lamp Working Workshop ·         PC Lab
·         Stained Glass Workshop ·         Fab Lab
·         Wood Workshop


Digital Printing Room  

  • Plotter Graphic Printers
  • MFP High Resolution Printer

 Innovation Hub:   

The Hub works with talented students/ teachers & professionals from all over the world. The Hub is involved in research projects & design services in the fields of architecture, design, communication, video & photography & fine arts.


Accommodation and Fees:

General Services:

  • General materials such as bed, pillow, bed sheet and pique are given.
  • General cleaning is done every day and room cleaning is done once a week
  • Reception
  • Laundry (charged according to usage)
  • Security
  • Generator
  • Cafeteria
  • Common Area
  • Study Room
  • Water (free)
  • Electricity (charged according to usage)
  • A washing machine, dryer and iron are available in common area. (fee charged)
  • Free internet in common areas and rooms
  • Free internal line

Room features:

  • Rooms with balcony and without balcony
  • All rooms have bathroom, shower, and toilet
  • Card Lock System
  • Cabinet
  • Study desk
  • Reading Lamp
  • Kitchenette (kitchen cabinet)
  • Built-in refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • 32-inch LCD Television
  • Wired and Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning




€ 3,680 € 2,417
%5 VAT is included in fees

Note: All fees are paid on semester basis.

You can get detailed information about the accommodation services provided by the university by calling +90 (392) 650 65 55 or by sending an e-mail to e-mail address.


Student Life:

ARUCAD offers every student the best student life everyone can ever dream of. We put you in the right mindset that gives you the feeling that you are home though far from home. Our University is in the heart of the city which means everything you need is at your reach, from restaurants to markets are available during the day and night. Our Workshops, Studios, Laboratories, Digital Printing Room, Long-life Learning Center, Cybrary and Library are educational and equip, giving students an extraordinary educational experience and ready to face the real world upon completing their educational program.

Aside from being in class, ARUCAD offers other social and educational activities, giving our students the opportunity to learn, socialize and have fun even when they are out of class. Activities such as, seminar, talk night, workshops, field trips, art exhibition, and Spring Festivals. Our International Office and all our staff are ready to give our students the efficacy to make the most of their stay at ARUCAD and Cyprus in general providing them with the best opportunity to meet and interact with students from other countries and also learning new cultures and tradition.