Why Join?


• First and leading institution offering bachelor’s degree in contemporary dance in North Cyprus.

• Both the living and tuition fees are much more cost effective in comparison to European standards. As part of the university’s scholarship scheme, every year local and international students are offered 50 percent scholarship. An additional scholarship may be granted by PERA following the audition process.

• With its recently expanded facilities incorporating five big and medium sized studios, the main hole/black box theatre, a small library, sound and video editing suite, fitness center and a lecture room, PERA provides a distinctive and rigorous environment for nurturing creative and artistic development.

• The friendly atmosphere creates a sense of feeling ‘at home’ and part of a community.

• The educational philosophy represents a supportive, facilitating, multi-cultural, and diverse learning experience that fosters a unique education climate.

• Learning is further enhanced through intimate group settings, allocation of ample studio time and close attention through individual support.

• The course is taught by highly experienced team of teachers as well as monthly and semester-based guest artists/choreographers from diverse backgrounds expertise and practice. This leads to a strong versatility inside the programme by exposing students to a range of physical, creative and artistic possibilities.

• The programme incorporates intensive contemporary dance workshops, entitled PERA ID, that take place every December and April for two weeks, with an aim to support students’ ongoing development of technical, creative and performance skills.

• There are many opportunities for performance that is embedded inside the curriculum. This includes a month of creation time at the end of each academic year where highly acclaimed international artists/choreographers engage in an intensive creative process with our students from every year level.

• Envisaging a comprehensive educational philosophy, PERA exposes students to a broader landscape of knowledge, expertise, and artistic possibilities to prepare them for the ever-widening and dynamic field of contemporary dance.