The Near East University Founder Rector Dr. Suat I. Gunsel founded the Near East College in 1993. The college is situated within the structure of The Near East University campus located in Dikmen, Nicosia.
The Near East College has gone down in history as being the first private college established in the TRNC. It offers full time schooling for middle and high school students.
In 1993, The Near East College opened with two classrooms and 40 students and today after growing year after year it now stands with 5 separate buildings accommodating the kindergarten, pre-school, primary school, middle school and high school. It has reached the capacity of 2448 students and 344 finely selected members of staff who are highly qualified, dedicated and hardworking. Each teacher is equipped with subject knowledge and is conscious of what is required of them while working at a private school.