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Eda Aşılmaz was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1981. She completed her secondary education at Türk Maarif Koleji in 1998 and ranked second in OSYM Foreign Language Exam. In the same year she attended Bilkent University in Ankara, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature in 2002. She then undertook a Master of Arts degree in Literature and Criticism at Greenwich University in London, which she completed in 2003. Upon her return to Cyprus, she started a non-thesis Master of Arts degree in pedagogy at Near East University, Atatürk Education Department. At the same time, she started working as a full-time instructor at Near East University Preparatory School where she is currently working. During this time she has attended several national and international seminars and workshops in education. Eda Aşılmaz is married.