Helpful Information For Students

For Admitted Students

Once admitted, and as you begin to think about your trip to Northern Cyprus, we\’d like to offer you helpful information…

  1. Prepare for travel to Northern Cyprus (Lefkosa / Ercan) not later than 30 days before your program starting date.
  2. Make an appointment with the nearest Turkish Embassy / Consulate for TRANSIT VISA to Turkey, if not exempted.  (
  3. Make flight reservation (preferably Turkish Airlines or Pegasus due to automatic luggage transfer) as soon as possible, since routes to Istanbul & Northern Cyprus (Ercan airport) are busy in September.
  4. Go to Turkish Embassy / Consulate with your acceptance letter issued by the METU NCC & other documents required by the Embassy / Consulate; apply for the Turkish transit visa.
  5. Purchase your earlier reserved ticket.
  6. Inform us via e-mail on your flight schedule (date of arrival, time of your departure from Istanbul, flight number). This information must be provided at least 3 working days (Mon-Fri) prior to your arrival. Otherwise, airport pick up is not guaranteed.
  7. Upon check in, in order to avoid luggage loss, make sure that transit tags are attached to all of your bags.
  8. Upon arrival to Turkey, go to the transit area for you connection flight for Northern Cyprus (ERCAN airport)
  9. Upon arrival to Northern Cyprus (ERCAN airport) show your acceptance letter to the custom officer.
  10. Upon arrival, submit original, attested documents to registration office.

Upon arrival to METU NCC campus, you will receive much more information on registration & English Proficiency Test, student visa and have opportunities to attend orientation sessions.

We look forward to welcome you at METU NCC campus.