METU Northern Cyprus Campus offers:
- Internationally recognized degrees;
- Exceptionally qualified international faculty,
- Flexible interdisciplinary programs,
- Teaching in small groups, and close contact with the faculty members,
- Outstanding learning environment and exceptional career-building opportunities,
- Modern, high-tech Campus with excellent facilities,
- Academic excellence at very affordable cost,
- A wide range of activities, rich international academic and social interaction in a multicultural environment
QS EECA(Eastern Europa and Central Asia)University Rankings 2019
QS Top 10 Universities in Emerging Europe & Central Asia 2019
METU ranks eighth in EECA, Middle East Technical University (METU) is ranked third for its employer reputation, and comes fourth for the papers per faculty indicator (a measure of research productivity). The language of instruction is English and METU is mainly based in capital city Ankara, though it also has a campus in Northern Cyprus. Its 4,500-hectare main campus includes over 3,000 hectares of forest, including Lake Eymir, which is a popular spot for students to take part in fishing, rowing and other recreational activities. The Northern Cyprus Campus resides on a hill with a wonderful view in the north-eastern part of Cyprus, the charming Mediterranean island.
Turkish University rankings of UK-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) by subject areas were released at Council of Higher Education (YOK) on January 16, 2018. According to this release based on 2017 results, it is declared once more that METU is ranked among the top 400 universities in the World in 15 subject areas, and represents our Country in the highest number of subjects. Based on the ratio of the number of subjects in which a university is among the top 400 to the number of subjects in which its publications are the most relevant, METU comes in second with 15 out of 32 subjects, following Istanbul Technical University with 11 out of 22 subjects. QS rankings were determined based on “Academic Reputation”, “University Reputation”, “Citation Ratios” and “H-Index”, a metric for the impact of academic studies.
The British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has announced the 2017 rankings of the world’s top universities by subject. METU, which appeared in the list with 12 subjects last year, is among the world’s “top” universities in 15 scientific subjects, thus representing Turkey in the highest number of fields.
In QS Broad Subject Area rankings, METU was ranked;
– 259th in Engineering & Technology
– 308th in Natural Sciences
– 389th in Social Studies and Management
– in the first 500 universities in Arts & Humanities.
METU is one of the Turkish universities that have ranked 45th in ‘the World’s Top 100 Universities’ list for Mineral & Mining Engineering subject area. In addition, METU was listed:
– in the first 150 universities in 2 subject areas (Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering)
– in the first 200 universities in 5 subject areas (Statistics & Operational Research, Education, Politics & International Studies, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering),
– in the first 250 universities in 2 subject areas (Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences)
– in the first 300 universities in 1 subject area (Computer Science & Information Systems)
– in the first 350 universities in 1 subject area (Physics & Astronomy)
– in the first 400 universities in 2 subject areas (Economics and Econometrics, Mathematics)
– in the first 450 universities in 1 subject area (Chemistry)
The rankings can be found at http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings .
METU appeared in ‘the World’s top 100 universities’ list for Mineral & Mine Engineering. In addition, METU appeared in ‘the World’s top 150 universities’ list in 4 subjects (Statistics & Operational Research, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering), in ‘the World’s top 200 universities’ list in 4 subjects (Politics & International Studies, Education, Earth & Marine Sciences, Chemical Engineering), in ‘the World’s top 300 universities’ list in 2 subjects (Physics & Astronomy, Computer Science & Information Systems) and in ‘the World’s top 350 universities’ list in 1 subject (Mathematics).
According to UK based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) 2015-2016 rankings of world universities by subject, out of 3,551, 400 most successful universities determined by their performances on research papers in 36 individual subjects areas, METU entered in the top 431-440 universities band list with 10 subjects areas, being the highest ranking Turkish university in the QS listings.
Civil and Structural Engineering and Mechanical-Aeronautical-Manufacturing Engineering subjects are the only fields from Turkey represented by our university to be in the top 100 university list.
Additionally, METU is listed among the first 150 with 2 subjects’ areas; Statistics-Operational Research and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Also, we have been listed in the first 200 with 3 subjects’ areas; Political and International Studies, Education and Marine Sciences. Mathematics, Computing Sciences and Information Systems subjects have been among the first 250. We have been listed among the first 300 universities in Physics and Astronomy.
METU became the first and only university in Turkey to enter the “World’s Top 100 Universities (Ranked 85th)” list according to the “World University Rankings 2014-2015”, released by the UK-based Times Higher Education (THE).
Middle East Technical University is placed among the top 60 universities in the “World Reputation Rankings 2013″, announced by the Times Higher Education (THE). ODTÜ moved up in this year’s list to rank in the 51-60 band of universities.
METU entered THE “Top Universities by Reputation” list of 2012, and it was the first and only Turkish university to be included in the top 100 world universities (91-100 band).
How to apply METU?
You can apply if you:
- Are a graduate or last year (senior year) student of an accredited secondary education institution (high school, lyceum or equivalent);
- Satisfy the minimum score requirements of an acceptable international or country based examination: http://international.ncc.metu.edu.tr/admission-criteria-for-your-country
Note: citizens of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, can check the following web site to find out if they satisfy the requirements to apply as international student based on country of graduation: http://international.ncc.metu.edu.tr/admission-criteria-for-your-country
Application for Provisional Acceptance:
METU NCC grants Provisional Acceptance for those students who like to apply before they set for the accepted exams and those who are waiting for their exam results given that they submit mock exam results testified by their schools (A-levels, IB, etc.). This allows the applicant to secure his/her seat in the desired program early and also give a better chance of securing a tuition fee scholarship due to limited quotas. A deposit of 750 USD is requested to be paid which will later be deducted from the tuition fees after the official results are announced. After the results are out, we send the applicant a conditional offer asking them to complete the payment of remaining fees. After full payment is completed, we then send an acceptance letter.
Application for Conditional Acceptance:
Applicants that already have graduated and have their results or high school students who have taken any of the accepted exams but are yet to complete their last grade in high school can apply for conditional acceptance. After full payment is completed, we then send an acceptance letter.
For your successful application, please ensure that you have all information and files mentioned below are ready for uploading, before you start your application process:
- Personal details and contact information,
- High School Diploma : A copy of a high school diploma in English or in Turkish.
- Exam used for application: A-levels, SAT-1 Exam, IB or national exam of your country… please follow the link for details: http://international.ncc.metu.edu.tr/admission-criteria-for-your-country/
- Passport copy: pages containing photo, name, surname & expiry date.
- Application Fee: through Bank: Bank receipt document for 55 USD application fee (Turkey IS Bank – Kalkanli METU Branch 6822- 1875 / IBAN: TR 8700 0640 0000 2682 2000 1875 / Swift Code: ISBKTRISXXX) or METU NCC Online Payment System: https://opay.ncc.metu.edu.tr/?lng=en
All applicants need to demonstrate proficiency of English in order to be allocated to the program.
This condition must be satisfied upon registration through one of the following:
|METU EPE (on-campus)||TOEFL IBT||IELTS(Overall Band)||EXPLANATION|
|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 (METU 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.
You can also follow our Instagram (odtukibris_metuncc) account to stay connected to life on campus.
Application link: https://apply.ncc.metu.edu.tr/
For more information regarding application, please contact email@example.com
Costs and Scholarships
The annual tuition fee for all international students studying in Bachelor (undergraduate) programs in METU NCC is $ 9,450 per year including all taxes. The tuition fee of the graduate programs (Masters) is $ 4,200 per year. The annual tuition fee for the undergraduate programs is to be paid in two equal installments prior to the registration of each semester.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus requires all international students to enroll in the national Health Insurance System which covers emergency treatment, clinical examination, as well as costs of hospitalization. Additionally, students are obliged to pay registration fee. The fee for both health insurance and registration fee is 105 USD Dollars per semester. Regarding living expenses, students generally spend 300-350 US Dollars a month for expenses such as food, transportation, stationary, books, etc.
METU NCC offers plenty of scholarships. 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 visit our website. There are also some other scholarship supports provided during education as follows:
Academic success merit scholarship provides 450 to 650 TL/per month for the students with an extraordinary academic success. There are also scholarship opportunities offered to students in return for working in the library, laboratories, IT, sports complex, dormitories etc. within the name of student assistantship.
Finally, on the condition that they are successful in their studies, students in need of temporary financial support, may also apply for support scholarship (with evidence of their situation) which provides them with books, necessities etc. This support is subject to the decision of the Scholarship and Support Fund of METU NCC.
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 individual telephone lines. 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 girls.
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 boys, one for girls. Dormitory II has the same facilities and services as 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. 26-28 persons). In addition, there are study rooms on each floor. As in Dorms I and II, services such as internet, laundry room, canteen and lobby are also available in this dormitory.
Dormitory fee (academic year 2019-2020): subject to change in the coming year
|Dorm||Room Type||Fee Per Semester||Fee 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.
For more information about dormitories please follow the link: http://international.ncc.metu.edu.tr/dormitories/
For New Student Application:
- Student ID
- 6 passport type pictures
- Medical report from an approved health center in TRNC, showing negative results of the PPD, HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C tests (Will be assisted by International Office).
- Passport Copy
Located approximately 50 km west of Lefkoşa (Nicosia), METU Northern Cyprus Campus is built on a magnificent hill with an area of 44 hectares (110 acres) commanding a beautiful view of the Trodos Mountain range to the south, the Mediterranean Sea to the west and a National park filled with ancient olive trees to the north. Also visible 6 km to the south is the quaint town of Güzelyurt (pop. 19,000), situated among fragrant citrus groves.
METU has brought its experience and excellence in teaching and research to Northern Cyprus Campus in 2005, with the purpose of establishing a new interface with international students. The medium of instruction is strictly English. Here on our new campus, we incorporate the strict academic standards of METU within the setting of Cyprus – a picturesque Mediterranean island – to form a unique combination that makes living the METU educational experience even more rewarding for our students. We, in our campus, enjoy the advantages of being a close-knit community, where almost all our faculty and most of our students live on campus, thus setting the stage for a unique, warm and close student-teacher relationship. Furthermore, our favorable student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1 guarantees our students perfect in-class and out-of-class academic exposure to the faculty. In fact, an exceptional and very unique culture has developed in METU NCC over the last few years, where students enjoy a sort of “personal touch” from everybody on campus; faculty, administrators and workers.