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Rauf Raif Denktas

Founding President of the TRNC, Mr. Rauf Raif Denktas

Rauf Raif Denktas (1924-2012) was a prominent Turkish Cypriot politician and the founding president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

Born in Paphos, Cyprus, Denktas studied law in the United Kingdom and became a lawyer in 1947. He returned to Cyprus the same year to establish his own law firm. He was a co-founder of the Turkish Resistance Organization during the 1950s and played an active role in the Turkish Cypriot community’s struggle for political rights and self-determination.

Rauf Denktas University

RDU providing world-standard education has its programs accredited by a credible external accreditation agency such as The Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA).

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Spring 2023-2024 applications are now open

Applicants must be a graduate from a recognized High School in their countries to be eligible. In case of a deficiency, help desks are available and bridging courses offered.Applicants must demonstrate their English Competencies with valid and acceptable certificates such as IELTS, TOEFL or other . Otherwise, they will be required to take an English Proficiency and Placement Test after their arrival at RDU.

Values of RDU
Common behavior of academic and administrative staff in providing quality education at RDU

1. Excellence

RDU focuses on recruiting highly qualified faculty and staff as well as students that are well prepared. Qualified senior academic and administrative staff are assigned duties and responsibilities with pertinent accountability.

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2. Continuous Improvement

RDU assesses the performance of its students and evaluates the activities of its staff continuously. RDU sees this as an engine of attaining excellence in all its activities.

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3. Student-centered Educaton

RDU is a student-centered institution and focuses on the academic and social needs of its students. Our commitment to our students goes beyond the classroom teaching and includes their overall wellbeing and individual development.

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4. Integrity

Honesty and discipline are core values that RDU expects from students, faculty and staff. We focus on ensuring that the virtue of accountability and fairness are regarded as a key characteristic of all members of the RDU community.

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5. Relevance

RDU provides education that prepares students for international employability with a well-designed curriculum prepared in consultation with external stakeholders.

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Prospective Students

Firstly, the student has to apply online and fill all the required information and upload the required documents such as Passport or ID, High School Diploma and Transcript with English Translation and passport size photo.