Mine Altay completed her primary school education in England and took her secondary and high school education in northern Cyprus, at Turk Maarif College.
She received her M.A. degree in International Law and World Order from the University of Reading, and her B.A. degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Essex in 2007, where she also completed a postgraduate study in Politics in 2008. She led her studies and specialised in international law, the United Nations and its human rights, and the positions of non-member states to the United Nations.
During 2010-2012 she conducted research as a research assistant for the Georgetown University. In 2012 she worked during the process of report preparation for the United Nations on the path and current situation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and participated in the research process of further possible improvements to the implementation process of the MDG’s. She also has a publication on the 123 Agreement in the nuclear field.
Her main hobbies are ballroom dances, sailing, horseback riding, swimming, reading, hiking and travelling.