Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC)

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC)

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) was established as a result of an invitation conveyed to METU in the year 2000 by the Governments of Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), with the mission of carrying METU’s educational standards to Northern Cyprus. And now ranked 85th in the world top universities. 

It is a major higher education project financed by the Republic of Turkey and serves not only the Turkish students but also the international community. METU Northern Cyprus Campus is built on an area of 339 hectares (137 acres), approximately 50 km west of Lefkoşa (Nicosia) and 6 km north of Güzelyurt (Morphou) a town with a population of 19,000. The campus with modern education buildings, laboratories, student dormitories, staff housing and wide range of social, cultural and sports facilities and recreational areas has been completed to accommodate around 3000 students. METU NCC started admitting students to undergraduate programs in Ankara Campus in 2003-2004, and has been carrying out education and research activities since the 2005-2006 academic year in the campus facilities established in Güzelyurt, TRNC. METU NCC commenced the 2013 – 2014 academic year with 15 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs in engineering and social sciences. METU NCC is attached to the main campus in Ankara in all academic and administrative affairs. All degree programs of METU NCC are approved by the METU Senate, and provide the same quality standards of the main campus in Ankara. The METU NCC academic staff are recruited and promoted in accordance with the criteria set forth by METU Senate and Administrative Board.

RECOGNIZED FOR ITS DISTINCT AND BOLD ARCHITECTURE

Since its foundation, METU Northern Cyprus Campus has received many awards recognizing its architecture.Set in extensive greenery, it combines a peaceful living environment, enriched by aesthetic qualities of its landscape, with state-of-the-art learning, teaching and research facilities. Conveniently located 5 km from the town of Güzelyurt, the Campus is adjacent to a valley, full of citrus orchards which extend up to the Trodos Mountains in the south of Cyprus.

IMPRESSIVE STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES AND RICH LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

Connected to and involved in the local community, METU Northern Cyprus Campus hosts a variety of events at the Culture and Convention Center utilizing the full range of facilities within its modern structure. The Campus has the capacity to offer instant access to all facilities and resources needed for a high-quality research environment, including laboratories equipped with the latest technology; a library, which is affiliated with the METU Ankara Campus Library, and a rich and diverse range of electronic and online databases provided by the Library.

DIVERSE SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Based on the principle that learning is not confined to the classroom, METU Northern Cyprus Campus places a special emphasis on social, cultural and sports activities and makes every effort to help promote healthy lifestyle and self-development of the campus community. The Campus provides exceptional leisure facilities, including a sports center, an outdoor climbing wall, tennis courts, an astro turf football field, and an outdoor swimming pool. A wealth of diverse events organized by the Campus, as well as by more than 40 student associations, help enhance the social development of students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities. The Campus offers a perfect learning environment that is enriched by diverse cultural backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives of its citizens and built on principles of mutual respect and positive engagement. This learning environment, where students are exposed to other cultures and learn from and with one another, prepares them for living and working in a global society.

GREEN STEPS FOR A GREENER CAMPUS

For METU, the greening of the environment is a sine qua non of ecological responsibility.  Using the experiences of METU Ankara, we aim to become a “Green Campus” at North Cyprus, through various practices and activities including research in related fields.  The solar power plant, designed to produce 20% of the electrical energy need of the Campus, started operating in 2016. The goals envisaged and set by METU Northern Cyprus Campus include reducing the average energy consumption by a minimum of 10% in a five-year period; thereby reducing the carbon footprint as well as the solid waste of the Campus. Our greenery projects include reducing lighting energy consumption by 30%, minimizing water consumption, and “Bike First” and “Share the Road” initiatives.  There is no doubt that the active involvement of students in all these activities and initiatives has been the primary driving force in creating an exemplary Green Campus.

ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMSEDUCATION AND HUMANITIES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS  
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Administration (Joint Undergraduate Program with SUNY New Paltz Univ.) 
  • Economics
  • Political Science and International Relations
  • Computer Education and Instructional Technology
  • Guidance and Psychological Counseling
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Psychology
ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMSMINOR PROGRAMS  
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Chemical Engineering  
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • Minor Program in Electronics  
  • Minor Program in Information Systems   
  • Minor Program in Mechatronics   
  • Economics Minor Program  
  • General Management And Corporate Finance Minor Program   
  • Political Science and International Relations Minor Program   
  • Minor Program in General Psychology  
METU NCC Graduate Programs
  • Master of Science (MS) in Political Science and International Relations (PSIR)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems (SEES)
  • Master of Arts in English Language Teaching (TEFL)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Master of Science (MS) in Computer Engineering (CNG)

English Language Requirements:

All applicants need to demonstrate proficiency of English in order to start the first year, not for application. The minimum grade in ANY of the exams given below should be satisfied. Applicants not satisfying the minimum English Language requirement will need to take an English course for one or two semesters in the METU English Preparatory School.

METU EPE (oncampus)TOEFL IBTIELTS (Overall Band)EXPLANATIONS
60 75 6.0 Score required for exemption from the English Preparatory Program
70 86 7.0 Score required for exemption from the English Preparatory Program for English Language Teaching Program

Note: If TOEFL/IELTS valid report cannot be provided by the time of registration, student must take on-campus English Proficiency Exam (EPE).

METU EPE: Passing score is 60. Students who score between 51-59 are allocated to English Preparatory School for a semester, otherwise, an academic year.

FEES and Living Expenses:

Tuition fee*: $ 9000 per academic year ($4500 per semester) for academic year 20182019. Note: tuition fee is paid on a semester basis.

* 5% VAT is not included

DORM AND ROOM OPTIONS

 METU Northern Cyprus Campus dormitories are furnished with state of the art technology, offering students a safe, comfortable and well-cared environment. There are pathways for wheelchairs and Dormitory I is convenient for the accommodation of the physically disabled. 

The campus provides various options for accommodation. 

Dormitory I: Two or four students share a room, with a separate common study area and a bathroom. All rooms have AC and central heating, broadband internet connection, cable TV and internal telephones. In addition to a lobby, TV room, canteen, laundry and ironing room available for common usage, there are common kitchens and study rooms in the three blocks, one of which is for females. 

Dormitory II: This building is designed to accommodate three students in a suite with individual bedrooms, a common study area, a kitchen and a bathroom. The building consists of two separate blocks, one for males, one for females. Other facilities and services are similar to Dormitory I. 

Dormitory III: The rooms are designed to accommodate two or four students (2 double bedrooms). The WCs, bathrooms and kitchens are available for common usage (app. 26-32 persons). In addition, there are study rooms on each floor. Other facilities and services are similar to Dormitory I and II

Dormitory IV (METU Development Foundation EBİ Private Students Dormitory): Suite rooms for 4 people are arranged in rooms 2 + 2. Kitchen + Bath & WC+ study hall are available for every room.

Dormitory fee (academic year 2018-2019)*:

DormsRoom TypeFee Per SemesterFee Per Academic Year
Dorm I Double Room $1575 $3150
Dorm III Double Room $1350 $2700
Dorm I Quad Room $900 $1800
Dorm III Quad Room $850 $1700
Dorm II Single Room in a Suite for 3 $1725 $3450 *

*5% VAT is not included

Note: Dormitory fee is paid on a semester basis.

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News and events

18 May 2017

News about Higher Education from Ministry of Education

The minister of national education and culture of North Cyprus, Ozdemir Berova, stated that there are 15 universities and 93 000 students in North Cyprus now, it is now seem to be an island of education.

10 February 2017

Feedbacks and Pictures from CIU Summer Academy 2016

For over 6 years Cyprus International University has been creating a wonderful summer experience for students from around the world. Some of our Summer Academy participants, loved North Cyprus and CIU so much, they have decided to become our full time students.

12 January 2017

Meeting with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS in Cyprus) in Lefkosa

A new reputable educational institution has just recently opened in North Cyprus in the city of Lefkosa (Nicosia) - University of the West of Scotland.

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