A- A. Passport - Visa - Health and Insurance Issues::
Photocopy of ID/Passport
Valid Driving License (translation to English/Turkish may be required)
For a two-year license: Approximately £60
For a three-year license: Approximately £80
Cyprus Driving License Office
Phone: (+90) 392 229 07 22
Address: Opposite Haydarpaşa Commercial High School, Lefkoşa
Working Hours: 08:30-12:00 and 14:00-16:00
It is not required to get a visa to enter TRNC***. We would like to remind you that all flights to Northern Cyprus are connected via Turkey. Therefore, depending upon your nationality, you may need a TRANSIT VISA of Republic of Turkey. You may contact the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate (www.mfa.gov.tr ) to get advice on the TRANSIT VISA requirements, and complete VISA formalities by presenting the letter of acceptance issued by the university.
***Citizens of Pakistan are required to have a visa to enter TRNC. You may contact the nearest TRNC Representative Office (https://international.ncc.metu.edu.tr/immigration-and-residency-updates/ ) to get advice on visa requirements and complete VISA formalities by presenting the letter of acceptance issued by the university.
Students issued with an acceptance letter shall be guided about VISA formalities by the university student support officer before arrival to campus.
On METU Northern Cyprus campus there is a Health Center that has been set up to meet the need for primary health care and counselling services. However, in accordance with the laws of the TRNC, non-TRNC students must have a separate health insurance for further health care and purchase of medicine. The annual insurance premium is included in the semester registration fees (100 USD/semester).
Health facilities affiliated with the TRNC Ministry of Health and health services provided to students under this insurance are as follows:
– Emergency services in all hospitals under the Ministry of Health
– All minor and major operations, all materials required in case of hospital inpatient services, and inpatient stays as long as the drug/treatment requires in all hospitals under the Ministry of Health.
– Tooth pulling and filling in all the outpatient services under the Ministry of Health.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Students whose parents are affiliated with the Pension Fund and/or other social security health systems in their native countries CANNOT use the TRNC health care services for free.
Transport and Communications:
Taking a taxi from the Ercan Airport is the shortest way to get to the Campus. However, the Campus Directorate arranges transportation for all new students at the beginning of each semester (Fall & Spring) on the condition that they fill the airport pick up form (Instructions in Acceptance letter). In addition, there are other companies that provide transportation from airport to campus. Today, the KIBHAS Bus service is the most preferred way of travel to campus among students.
Please click below link for KIBHAS service time table.
(Reservation is required.)
KIBHAS Phone Numbers: Information Tel: 0392 22 88 590
Fax: 0392 0392 22 88 590
Lefke-Güzelyurt Office Tel: 0533 870 78 49
Ercan Office Tel: 0533 870 78 48; Lefkoşa Office: 0533 870 78 45; Girne Office: 0533 870 78 46
Famagusta Office: 0533 870 78 47
C. Campus Location and Facilities:
The Campus is in the Kalkanlı region, which is 50km west of Lefkoşa and 6km north of Güzelyurt. It takes 10 minutes from the Campus to Güzelyurt, and 45 minutes to Lefkoşa and Girne.
Please click link below for detailed map:
Each room in METU Northern Cyprus Campus dormitories is equipped with network cable ends sufficient for each occupant. Students should install a licensed server certificate and software produced by METU NCC on their computers, make the necessary adjustments, and then enter their METU-assigned passwords at the login page in order to make use of cable internet services. For further information, please visit: http://netregister.ncc.metu.edu.tr
It is extremely important to not violate the principles of "Information Ethics" adopted by METU NCC for using the internet. For additional information about METU NCC local area network (LAN) infrastructure, on-campus internet use policy, and principles of "Information Ethics", please click the following link: http://btm.ncc.metu.edu.tr/
Quota is currently set at 5GB per week. However, METU NCC IT (Information Technologies) reserves the right to change the quota limits at any time in order to ensure the optimum possible service for all users. Students are not allowed to exceed the quota limit within the specified time period. In addition to cable internet access, wireless network is available for use in all academic areas, in the library and commonly used areas.
It is possible to make use of wireless internet services via mobile phones upon the instalment of the licensed certificate of METU NCC and completion of necessary adjustments to use the 802.1x protocol. In order to benefit from wireless internet services, you need a mobile phone which is configured properly to be compatible with 802. 1x EAP, TTLS-PAP protocols. Windows 8 does not have support for these protocols.
If you have a Windows 8 phone, you need to purchase a program to upgrade it. Otherwise, you won't be able to use wireless internet services. Please click the following link to see the list of mobile phones that are compatible with METU NCC wireless local area network (WLAN) infrastructure: http://netregister.ncc.metu.edu.tr/index2.php
D. Accommodation and Housing:
There are enough accommodation facilities in the dormitories on the Campus for all new students and it is guaranteed for first 2 years of studies. In addition, students can stay in private dorms or flats in the residential areas around the Campus if they wish to do so.
There are several options for Campus dormitory facilities. In Dormitory I, there are rooms for either two or four students including bedrooms, study rooms and bathrooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, broadband internet access, TV connection, a telephone and a mini fridge. There is a lobby, a TV lounge, a canteen, a laundry and ironing room for common use in Dormitory I building as well as study halls and three kitchens in each of the three blocks, one of which is for girls.
Dormitory II building is designed to include suites where three students stay in single rooms and share a common area of bathroom and study room. Dormitory II offers the same services and facilities as Dormitory I.
The rooms in Dormitory III are designed to house 4 students as 2+2. Nearly 26-28 students share a common toilet-bath and a kitchen. There are also study rooms on each floor. Dormitory III offers the same services and facilities as Dormitory I and II such as the internet, laundries, cafeterias and lobbies.
For more information including dormitory fees: https://international.ncc.metu.edu.tr/dormitories/
Necessary Certificate for the new students:
– A copy of the student document or the student ID
– 4 photos
– Medical Report copy
– A copy of the passport
Important Note: If some documents are missing, the student will be placed temporarily. Registration of the students who do not submit the missing documents in a given time will not be finalized.
For more information you can send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorm rooms contain all the comfort to meet daily needs. Bringing personal belongings is enough. In all the dormitories, beddings are provided to students and dirty beddings are changed with clean ones regularly. The following are advised to be brought by students:
- A bath set ( hand towels, bath towels, bath slippers )
- A beach set ( a beach towel, a bathing suit, sunscreen , beach slippers)
- An alarm clock
- A small table lamp
- An adapter (electric sockets in the Campus are of British style, it is recommended that you bring a British-European adapter; however, you can also buy one in the Campus)
- A charger
- A small sewing box
- A bag for dirty clothes
- Regularly used drugs
- Small decorative accessories that may make you feel at home, etc.
Each student has a study table in his room and there are also study tables in the common study halls in each dormitory.
The dormitory fee must be paid in two equal installments at the beginning of each semester. After the completion of the dormitory placements, the administration announces the placement results and the last payment dates.
The fee covers all the following services needed for a comfortable life:
- Heating & Cooling
- Daily cleaning and garbage collection
- A change of bedding every two weeks
For new students, dormitory placements are done by a computer program according to some criteria such as the students' scores in the university entrance exam. Senior students are placed according to their preferences as well as to their success in school, their GPA, and their compliance with the existing disciplinary rules in the dormitories.
E. Academic Issues:
At METU Northern Cyprus Campus, the medium of education is English. However, proficiency in English is not necessary in order to register. Students must submit the result of an approved English proficiency examination in order to pursue the degree program they are admitted in. Students whose English proficiency is not at the level required by METU NCC are placed in the one-year English Language Preparatory Program.
Please see the acceptable English examinations:
For METU NCC minor programs please click
F- Fees and Scholarships:
In 2018-2019 Academic Year tuition fee for METU Northern Cyprus Campus students who are placed on a program without scholarship is as follows. Tuition fee of $9000 + 5% VAT shall be paid in two equal installments for Spring and Fall Semesters.
Students shall also cover transportation, accommodation, books-stationery expenditures and all other costs.
There may be annual increases in tuition fees in the following years; however, the increases will be limited with the TRNC Consumer Price Index (CPI) growth.
* Suny New Paltz students will pay New Paltz tuition when they go to the USA.
Students can receive scholarships in return for serving as an assistant in the library, laboratories, computer labs, sports facilities, dorms, etc. Academic achievement as well as need of the student is considered to assign assistant-students. In addition, surrounding business owners may provide part-time jobs for METU NCC students within legal limits.
Tuition Waiver Scholarship: Tuition waiver scholarships cover 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of the tuition. You can apply for the tuition waiver scholarship by using the online application system. The applications will be evaluated by the international student admission committee. For detailed information about tuition waiver scholarship opportunities please click here and choose your country.
Students can receive partial scholarships after the first year in their program according to their academic achievements.
* Merit Scholarship: To be eligible to receive the merit scholarship a student should satisfy all of the following conditions:
1- Should be among the top 5% of the total undergraduate students (excluding prep school students) registered to that particular program, based on CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) classification,
2- Should have successfully completed the first two semesters (freshmen year) of a program,
3- Should have a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 3.00/4.00 in the last two semesters,
4- Should have taken full academic load for the last two semesters,
5- Should have no FD, FF, NA, U or W grades in the last two semesters,
6- Should have not been subject to any disciplinary action.
In the cases where the total number of eligible students are less than 2, the number corresponding to the top 5% of the successful students not being an integer, or in cases where we have more than one student with the same CGPA , it is at Campus President’s discretion to determine the exact number of students to be granted the scholarship.
The Merit scholarship is divided into two categories:
1- Merit I :Those who satisfy the above mentioned conditions with a CGPA in the interval 4,00-3,75 will receive 650 TL/month, during Spring term (February, March, April and May) for scholarships of the preceding Fall term, and during Fall term (October, November, December and January) for scholarships of the preceding Spring term.
2- Merit II: Those who satisfy the above mentioned conditions with a CGPA in the interval 3,50-3,74 will receive 450 TL/month, with the rest being the same as Merit I.
* Student assistantship: There are also scholarship opportunities offered to students in return for working in the library, laboratories, IT, sports complex, dormitories etc. In order to be eligible for this type of scholarship, not only academic success but also the student’s financial conditions and disciplinary suitability are taken into consideration.
* Support Scholarship: On the condition that they are successful in their studies, students in need of temporary financial support, may apply to this scholarship (with evidence of their situation) which provides them with books, necessities etc. This support is subject to decision of the Scholarship and Support Fund of METU NCC.
Important note: None of these temporary support opportunities cover Tuition Fee, Dormitory Fee or other similar major expenses.
Scholarship opportunities by TRNC Government:
There may also be opportunities to receive the TRNC government scholarship for foreign students, once you join the METU NCC. For detailed information please get in touch with International Student Office (https://ncc.metu.edu.tr)
Duration for scholarship: 5 years in the program of study, plus 1 year in the English Language Preparatory Program (if required).
Condition: Scholarship will be suspended if student’s CGPA falls below 2.00 in any two consecutive semesters (This rule does not apply for the first three academic semesters in undergraduate programs) and will be re-granted once student’s CGPA is at least 2.00.
The scholarship of students who attend the English Preparatory Program for one year, and have a yearly total of 50.00 or above, or students who score minimum 50 in any one of the English Proficiency Exams they take continues for another year. In other words, they can repeat the English Preparatory Program under the same scholarship. However, a student must not fail due to absenteeism because such students will not have a yearly total as they have not completed a year at the English Preparatory Program. The only way such students can repeat the English Preparatory Program under a scholarship is score minimum 50 in the only English Proficiency Exam they can take, which is the exam administered in September.