Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC)

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC)

Are you thinking of pursuing your Engineering or Social Science course in a world class university? Middle East Technical University a leading International University offers you a very unique opportunity to excel in the your career.

Middle East Technical University is founded under the name of “Orta Doğu Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü” (Middle East High Technology Institute) on November 15th, 1956 to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries and especially to train people so as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences. “Arrangements and Procedures as for the Foundation of METU, Law No 6887” was enacted on January 29th, 1957. Finally, “Foundation Act No 7307”, which sets forth the particular standing of METU and describes the conditions rendering METU as a juridical entity, was enacted on May 27th, 1959.

In 2005 METU has established a new campus in Northern Cyprus under the name Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) with a more focused international mission.

METU Northern Cyprus Campus 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 medium of instruction at both METU campuses is English and the credit-hour system is employed. Academic Year commences in September and consists of two semesters ending in mid-June, plus an optional Summer Session. Students are admitted to both Fall and Spring semesters. Duration of undergraduate study is four academic years (eight semesters) for all degree programs. Being a state university, the cost of education – even for international students- is subsidized; therefore the tuition is highly cost-effective and competitive.

METU NCC campus is located approximately 50 km west of Lefkoşa (Nicosia), and is built on a magnificent hill with an area of 339 hectares (137 acres). In addition to its state-of-the-art education and lab facilities, METU NCC offers all the amenities of high-tech information services, such as digital library, widespread access to computing, high-speed internet and cable TV. Indoor and outdoor sports facilities, the Cultural and Convention Center, cafeteria, and shopping area provide a pleasing range of social, cultural and sports facilities to the staff and students.

Approximately 3,150 students currently study at METU Northern Cyprus Campus. The Campus benefits from the 60 years of experience and expertise of METU, delivering a rich and challenging education with an inspiring selection of courses and innovative research opportunities. METU prepares new generations of leaders who possess a global mindset. In its short history, more than 1,600 students graduated from METU Northern Cyprus Campus, almost all of whom hold positions at institutions and organizations accredited in Turkey and recognized worldwide, by virtue of their internationally-recognized METU degree.