Selda TEZER was born on 4 October 1975 in  Nicosia. Her father is a mosaic maker and her mother is a housewife. She completed her primary education at Gelibolu Primary School, her secondary education at Ruso and her high school education at Nicosia Turkish High School. In 1993, she completed the preparatory school at the Near East University, and in 1994, she started her university education at the Computer Information System Department where she graduated in 1998. Meanwhile, she also completed a pedagogy course at the Near East University. From 2004 to 2006, she completed her MA Degree at the Educational Sciences Institute at the same university.

In 1998, she started work at the Near East Junior College as a computer teacher where, alongside her teaching duties, she is now Head of the Computer Department.

She is married with two children.