EXPERIENCE AFFORDABLE HIGHLY RATED PROGRAMS AT CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
CIU provides a free shuttle service to students and staff around the city every day of the week.
CIU provides access to off-campus academic activities, sports activities and excursions, and activities organized by faculties. There is also wireless internet service for all passengers on buses.
Cyprus International University, represents the contemporary face of Cyprus, the center of history and culture of the Mediterranean, was founded in 1997 in Nicosia, the capital of Northern Cyprus. With its long history, natural and cultural richness, the Mediterranean climate, fresh air, peaceful and safe life, North Cyprus is among the most preferred countries for higher education preferred by students from more than 100 countries including 70% from Turkey. Cyprus International University located in the heart of Nicosia is 40 km from Famagusta and 25 from Kyrenia famous for their natural beauty and beaches, and 15 minutes from Ercan Airport.
CIU provides a free shuttle service to students and staff around the city every day of the week.
CIU provides access to off-campus academic activities, sports activities and excursions, and activities organized by faculties.
There is also wireless internet service for all passengers on buses.
- Air Transportation: There are direct flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus from İstanbul, İzmir, Ankara, Antalya, Adana, Hatay, and Gaziantep in Turkey.
- Sea Transportation: There are ferry and sea bus services from Kyrenia and Famagusta to Mersin and Alanya ports in Turkey.
In order to facilitate the adaptation and increase the motivation of the new students, trips and visits at the beginning of the academic year enable students to get to know both the university and Northern Cyprus.
CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (CIU) FOCUSSING ON STUDENT EXPERIENCE
Whenever one hears that a university is student focused and that it makes a contentious effort to ensure its students are happy, it automatically appears to be a redundant statement. This is because, many will naturally believe a university should be all about students until they take a deeper look to realize that it’s not always-a reality that has resulted in International rating bodies surveying universities to determine the levels of students’ experience they offer.
Cyprus International University (CIU), as attested by their alumni and current students believes higher education transcends beyond achieving a degree and that creating quality learning environment with student friendly policy, programs and infrastructure to support, are all prerequisite determinants that should be focused on as expounded in the university’s ethos. Being a home to over 19000 happy students from about 110 countries, CIU is undoubtedly an epitome of how an interventional institution of higher should be. After all, co-curricular activities and the wonderful campus experiences are among the fond memories that stay with people years and years after graduation.
Below are some the things CIU has purposefully designed to ensure that students a complete student experience.
SCHOLARSHIPS & MORE SCHOLARSHIPS
CIU cares about their international students and has put in place numerous scholarship awards that are fair, comprehensive and most importantly merit -based.
Scholarship during enrolment
All international undergraduate students are granted 50% automatic tuition fee scholarship upon admission. Prospective graduate students may also apply for 25%-100% tuition scholarship based on their previous academic achievement.
CIU Sports Scholarship
All prospective students can apply for the CIU Sports Scholarship with evidence of sports performance at the national level.
CIU Academic Achievement Scholarship
CIU undergraduate students who have studied for at least two semesters and have achieved at least a 3.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and 3.50 Grade Point Average (GPA), receive between 25%-75% tuition scholarship depending on academic status.
Siblings attending the university are each granted 25% discount off their tuition fees (proof of kinship required).
Married Couple Discount
Spouses are each granted 25% off their tuition fees (proof of marriage required).
The program, which covers tuition fees, accommodation and a meal plan, is a special package for students to benefit from a further 5% discount from the tuition fee.
CIU STUDENTS DESIGN THEIR OWN CAMPUS CULTURE
CIU management has never fallen short in the student consultative process. They allow students to come out with ideas on what kind of student experience to have on campus. After all, the university is about the students and campus is their home away from home. Through semester surveys, feedback and suggestions from the various campus groupings, management is able to undertake continuous assessment and improve upon them to ensure that students input what students really want.
UNITS & OFFICES SET UP TO SUPPORT STUDENTS
CIU believes leaving home to study in a new country could be challenging to say the least. From understanding the life and culture of their new country through perusing an academic life to living with diverse people, go on to say that international students will need support. It is in consequent of this that the following offices and others are put in place to provide free support services to help international students have an experience that is homely.
The students’ affairs
The CIU student affairs, among other things, do free airport pickups for new students, gives orientation, communication bridge between students and management, offer support services for student immigration and resident permits etc.
The Psychological and Counselling Centre
The center promotes the personal development and psychological well-being of all students and encourages a university environment that is conducive to growth and learning. The main aim of the center is to provide a broad range of high-quality innovative and ethical services in order to address the psychological, educational, social and developmental needs of students.
The International Centre
Promotes healthy and congenial campus life for all international students. They organize programs, shows and concerts and concerts and ensure there is always opportunity for international students to outdoor their rich culture and others to learn from different socio-cultural experiences. Do be part of their international food festival and culture, the freedom and country days celebrated by every single country represented on campus etc.
CIU OPEN DOOR POLICY
CIU has an open-door policy, where students who need to engage the rectorate or heads of units are permitted to either walk in to their offices if they are available or make an appointment at the earliest possible time.
Health and Security
Although North Cyprus is generally peaceful and has very low incidents of crime, CIU has still put in place a Security Office post, accessible 24/7. There are security cameras on campus and private security staff who do constant patrol.Additionally, all registered students after finalizing their student resident permit by the immigration are entitled to free health insurance. This includes in and out patient care and Covid related health issues. It is against this backdrop that the choice resolved by the CIU management to ensure that every single made is informed by students’ interest and their benefit is not only laudable but worthy of emulation by many other university
SOME CIU CAMPUS AMENITIES
CIU has many amenities such as sports and fitness center, cinema, shops, books store etc. The campus and free student shuttle buses are all equipped with free WIFI.
CELEBRATIONS AND TOLERANCE OF DIVERSE PEOPLE AND CULTURES
CIU is one of the few universities in the word that has very diverse students from over 110 countries with no issue about religion, culture or any form of intolerance from people’s differences. All people co-exist in peaceful harmonious manner.
JOBS, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT & CAREER PREPARATION PROGRAMS
CIU offers hundreds of on-campus jobs to students in almost every aspect of the university. These students assistants chosen from both bachelor and graduate students earn stipends or tuition scholarships.
CIU prioritizes students’ skills development to ensure that rigorous academic work is complemented by quality career and vocational skills. Fortunately, CIU belongs to the Levent Group of companies-a conglomerate which comprises Levent Construction, K-petrol, Cattle farming, Poultry, Wine manufacturing and many others. The CIU Diverse skills Development Project helps students to have array of industry placements where they understudy experienced people in various fields have all the above industries and more, ready to receive students.
Additionally, there is also an opportunity for students who engage in social activities to get documents and certificates based on whatever they participated.
AFFORDABLE HIGHLY RATED PROGRAMS
CIU has specially organized study programs at affordable cost that offer flexibility and convenience to our students and guardians. There are 63 Undergraduate, 3 associate and 60 master and doctoral degree Programs. Students can also choose the 5- year accelerated master degree program. (4+1). We do have quality yet competitively priced medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy programs.
We have progression agreements with British Universities which enable students study their first two or three years at CIU G to complete their studies at these two outstanding British universities and receive a diploma from a partner University in the UK
Dual Degree Agreements
CIU has dual degree agreements with top European Universities where our students will take some semesters courses abroad and obtain degree from both institutions.
COVID 19 special 1year fee discount for FALL 2020
CIU is offering a special tuition fee discount to support parents and sponsors in this trying time of Covid 19 pandemic. 20% and 30% tuition fee discount will be offered to all students studying on-campus or online, respectively for the next 2 semesters (1 year).
COVID 19 & THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER (SEPTEMBER)
Travelling to North Cyprus for the Fall Semester
The North Cyprus is ready to receive students for the fall 2020 intake. The final travelling protocols concerning will be announced in the days ahead, do contact our official representatives or contact CIU to get the latest info before travelling.
Travel Restrictions Due to Covid 19.
Students who may not be able to travel due to Covid travel restrictions in their home countries or any other reason may not be ready to study in person yet, could opt for the online option for the Fall 2020 semester in order not to lose valuable time. They can then come to campus for the Spring 2021 (February) semester to continue.
Special Government packages for the FALL 2020 Students
The TRNC government has set out to offer financial support of 500tl each to all students who register for the Fall 2020 intake.
All international undergraduate students are granted 50% automatic tuition fee scholarship upon admission. Prospective graduate students may also apply for 25%-100% tuition scholarship based on their previous academic achievement. For more information, please click here:
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