The most prestigious Turkish University now in Northern Cyprus. Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (PHOTO)

Society Materials 20 July 2011 11:18 (UTC +04:00)

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) is built on an area of 339 hectares (137 acres), approximately 50 km west of Lefkosa (Nicosia) and 6 km north of Güzelyurt (Morphou), a charming town with a population of 12,000.

Today, METU NCC is more than just an excellent campus with its high-tech infra and super structure of very modern education buildings; most of which have received architectural awards, fully-equipped laboratories for engineering students, the Cultural and Convention Center, Administration building, Library, IT Center Complex, Cafeterias, Shopping Center, dormitories, Post Office, Book Store, Bank, Health & Counseling Center, Sports Complex, Artificial Climbing Wall (12m.), outdoor mini-golf, tennis, basketball courts, sand soccer field, and swimming pool. The METU NCC Campus is also designed with all the necessary provisions to accommodate physically disabled students to achieve their full potential.

Middle East Technical University (METU) as Turkey's most prominent university with an expressly international mission and profile continues to offer internationally accepted degree programs in engineering and social sciences. The language of instruction on the Campus is English. From the very outset, METU NCC, following the footsteps of its mother institution, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, operates as a higher education institution with international character & importance. According to Times Higher Education and Thomson Reuters 2010 report, METU is listed among 200 best universities in the world.

METU NCC institution is attached to the main campus in Ankara in all academic and administrative affairs. All degree programs are approved by the METU Senate, and provide the same quality standards of the main campus in Ankara. The academic staff members are recruited and promoted in accordance with the same criteria set forth by METU Senate and Administrative Board.

The main feature of METU NCC is to provide the access to higher education for a wide range of young people who had excelled in the secondary school curriculum and final examinations. For those students, studying in METU NCC is free, as they are awarded with 100% tuition fee waiver scholarship. For students whose results are significantly above the minimum admission requirements are also considered for a discount of 25% to 50%.

METU NCC currently hosts 1525 degree students from 21 different counties like Azerbaijan, Angola, Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, Ukraine, United States and Great Britain & others. METU NCC aims at an ultimate student population of not more than 3500 in 20 graduate and undergraduate programs in the upcoming years, a typical size for some of the very well respected and focused academic institutions in the world where academic programs get executed in collaborative, warm atmosphere with high emphasis on direct interaction of students with faculty members. 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio is common in our programs.

Students at Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus get special attention from the time they step in, through their career planning, and post-graduate development. The graduates of METU NCC are privileged to receive the internationally recognized and respected METU diploma.