The School of Foreign Languages (SFL) has existed since the establishment of Cyprus International University (CIU) in 1997. Our school started as the “Center of Foreign Language English Language Program” and took the name “School of Foreign Languages” in 2008. Since then, our school has had two main divisions: the Preparatory Department and the Modern Languages Department.


Our mission is to provide all students of English-medium departments with quality English through pre-sessional and in-sessional language instruction so that they can achieve their academic goals through English for Academic Purposes.

Our vision is to become one of the leading schools of foreign languages in Northern Cyprus and Turkey by setting standards of excellence in innovative curriculum design, developing effective techniques of teaching English as a foreign language, and promoting cross-cultural understanding.



SFL has been internationally accredited by Pearson Assured. Pearson Assured works with more than ninety percent of the universities in the UK and many organizations and institutions in the US, Europe and the Middle East. A quality auditor appointed by Pearson UK visits our school every year and we have passed these review visits successfully.