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It is highly recommended that foreigners, who wish to visit Turkey, should read the related information about our country’s visa regime.

Visa regime for Touristic and Business Purposed visit of a country may differ from Work and Education Purposed visit. Also Turkey’s visa regime may change according to reciprocity principle. 

While some applicants may be exempt from visa for their touristic or business visit to Turkey, the others can obtain an e-Visa. All other applicants will need to obtain a visa through Turkish Representations in the abroad. 

An information note about visa regime of Turkey is available in the following address: 

Visa types granted by Turkey are; 


a) Touristic Visit 
b) Single Transit 
c) Double Transit 
d) Business Meeting/Commerce 
e) Conference/Seminar/Meeting 
f) Festival/Fair/Exhibition 
g) Sportive Activity 
h) Cultural Artistic Activity 
i) Official Visit 
j) Visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 


a) Assigned for duty 
b) Courier 


a) Internship Visa 
b) Internship ERASMUS 
c) Internship AISEC 
d) Turkish Language Course Purpose 
e) Course Purpose 
f) Education Purpose 
g) Education in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 


a) Employment Purpose/Special Employment Purpose 
b) Assigned Lecturers/Academics 
c) Assigned Sportsperson 
d) Assigned Artists 
e) Assigned Free Zone Workers 
f) Assigned Journalists 
g) Montage and Repairman Purposes 


a) Archaeological Excavation, Exploration Purpose 
b) Documentary Purpose 
c) Tour Operator Representative 
d) Medical Treatment Purposes 
e) Accompaniment Purpose 
f) Family Unification Purpose 
g) Freight Vısa 
h) Seafarer Visa 


In accordance with the article 7.1b of “the Law on Foreigners and International Protection” no.6458, foreigners wishing to enter Turkey should carry a travel document (passport) with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of their visa, e-Visa, visa exemption, or residence permit. 

Example A: In order to enter Turkey having a visa with 90 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 150 days (90 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance. 

Example B: In order to enter Turkey having a visa with 30 days “duration of stay”, foreigners should hold a travel document valid at least for an additional 60 days which totals to 90 days (30 days + 60 days) of validity at the time of entrance." 

In accordance with international agreements and special legal provisions, the following categories are exempted from this provision: 

a) Citizens of countries who are allowed to enter Turkey with their national ID’s in accordance with “European Agreement on Regulations governing the Movement of Persons between Member States of the Council of Europe”; 

1- Germany 
2- Belgium 
3- France 
4- Georgia 
5- The Netherlands 
6- Spain 
7- Switzerland 
8- İtaly 
9- Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus 
10- Liechtenstein 
11- Luxembourg 
12- Malta 
13- Portugal 
14- Greece 

b) Citizens of countries holding passports which are expired but considered as valid for a certain period 

1. Germany – Passports expired within the last year / ID’s expired within the last year 
2. Belgium - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 
3. France - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 
4. Spain - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 
5. Switzerland - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 
6. Luxemburg - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 
7. Portugal - Passports expired within the last 5 years. 
8. Bulgaria – Valid ordinary passport 

c) Holders of diplomatic, special and official passports 


- Visitors who are not exempt from entry visa must obtain their visas or schedule an appointment with the Turkish Consular offices via Pre-Application System for Turkish Sticker Visa ( The applicants who meet the requirements will be directed by the Pre-Application System for Turkish Sticker Visa to the e-Visa system ( In those countries where Turkey does not have a consular representation can also use online scheduling for appointments with the nearest accredited consular office of Turkey. 

- In order to avoid inconveniences that may be caused by delays in processing, it is recommended to apply for visas at least one month in advance before the planned travel. 

- The visas submitted to foreigners do not guarantee absolute rights of entry to Turkey. 

- Visa fees are not refundable in cases where applications are rejected 

- All applicants are required to have a medical insurance that will be valid during their stay in Turkey. 

- The length of stay provided by visa or visa exemption cannot exceed 90 days within each 180 days. The regulation of 90 days of stay within the last 180 days is binding for all foreigners that will travel to Turkey. 

- It is not possible for foreigners holding two passports to stay in Turkey for 90 days each with their two different passports within the last 180 days. 

- In all types of visa applications, Turkish consular offices may issue visas with a maximum duration of stay of 90 days. The foreigners who wish to stay longer than 90 days in Turkey, should apply for “Short Term Residence Permit” at the Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration in order to extend their residence. 

- The residence permit of the foreigners will be cancelled if they stay outside Turkey for longer than 120 days in total during the last year. 

- For United Nations (UN) Travel Document (Laissez-Passer) holders who have blue UN travel documents, visa exemption with 90 days length of stay within the preceding 180 days may apply during their official visit to Turkey if they can certify their official assignment. Red UN Travel Document holders, shall be exempt from entry visa and may stay in Turkey 90 days within the preceding 180 days regardless of their purpose of visit. General visa provisions shall apply for Blue UN travel document holders subject to regulations specified according to their country of origin. 

- Visa applications for travels except for touristic or trade purposes (work or study etc.) will need to obtain visa through Turkish Representations in the abroad. 

- Regardless of the visa regime applied towards the citizens of a country, the travel document holders of that country need to obtain visa from Turkish missions beforehand. 

- Any applicant under the age of 18 must submit official written approvals from both parents. For those applicants who certify that their parents are officially divorced and prove the parent holding their custody as well as for those with one parent deceased, visas may be issued in accordance with their purpose of visit. 

- The authorization of processing the residence permit applications submitted by the following persons who enter Turkey availing visa-free regime and without requirement of obtainment of Student Visas lays with Local Immigration Offices (Provincial Directorates of Migration): Foreigners who arrive in Turkey upon invitations by universities under Turkish Higher Education Board to study at the associate, undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate, Ph. D levels pursuant to international student exchange programs, cultural programs as well as under EU Education and Youth Programs. 

- For foreigners wishing to enter Turkey via naval ports with touristic purposes, visa-free entry permits may be issued by the local governorates. These permits shall have a maximum 72 hours duration of stay and will be only valid for sightseeing purposes in the vicinity of naval ports where they entered the country. This practice, as it intends to facilitate entry for those visitors subject to visa, does not entitle visitors to visa. Passports of these visitors are not retained by the border authorities; however, visitors are given "Harbor City Entry Permit" which is required to be returned to the authorities upon their exits. 

- Any piece of data submitted here may be processed and stored in database accessible to the relevant Turkish authorities in accordance with their respective mandates. 

Tourist Visa 

- If an invitation letter is submitted for a Touristic Visa application, it must include the inviting person's TR Identity Number, clear identity, the list of invitees, permanent address, contact number, length and purpose of stay and the affinity with the applicant must be stated in the letter. If the inviting side is an organization or a company, tax registration certificate of the organization will be required. In the invitation letter it is also required for the inviting person/authority to pledge for covering victuals and accommodation expenses and for taking their own responsibility. The applicant is required to have sufficient and/or regular remunerations. 

Working Visa: 

- Foreigners lay their applications for work permit through our consular offices in the country of their residence or nationality. 

- To work in Turkey, you must apply to the nearest Turkish mission to obtain work permit and visa. Your passport, visa application form and a letter from your employer are the necessary documents for your application. Other documents should be submitted to the Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MLSS) by your employer within ten working days after your application. 

- Work Permit Applications are concluded positively or negatively by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. Work Permits have equivalence to residence permits. Thus, should a working permit is approved by the Ministry, the foreigner is charged an Entry Visa Fee, Work Permit Certificate Fee and Residence Fee by the Turkish consular offices. Since Work Permit Card substitute residence permit in Turkey, "Work Annotated Visa" issued by these offices can only be used for entrance and for 90 days at maximum. 

- You may find the list of those documents in the MLSS’s website ( ). Applications are finalized by the MLSS within thirty days at the latest. Right after your arrival in Turkey (before starting to work), you should be registered at the local police department within one month to obtain the necessary residence permit. 

- Work permit is granted to foreigners who will work in Free Zones in our country by the Ministry of Economy, to those to work in units under Ministry of Culture and Tourism by the mentioned Ministry and to foreign national personnel to work in universities by the Higher Education Board. 

Internship Visa / Work Permit Exemption: 

- Applicants need to obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security pursuant to the Law numbered 4817 for private internship applications outside the provisions set forth in the Article 55 "Work Permit Exemption" title of Law Enforcement Regulation about Working Permits of Foreigners. 

- Article 55 of the Law Enforcement Regulation on Working Permits of Foreigners no. 4817 regulating working permit exemptions, the extent and the lengths of time the foreigners are exempt from working permit are stated. Those who meet the requirements below do not need to obtain a work permit. 

(1) Without prejudice to the provisions set out in specific laws and on condition that the foreigner and the employer fulfill their obligations resulting from other laws; 

a) The persons exempted from work visa under the bilateral or multilateral agreements to which Turkey is a signatory party, 

b) the foreigners holding permanent residences abroad and wishing to visit Turkey temporarily with purposes of scientific studies, cultural and artistic activities for a period shorter than a month and with the aim of sporting activities for a period less than four months, 

c) For the purpose of installation, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment imported to Turkey, providing training for their utilization or transporting of defective equipment from Turkey and provided that they do not exceed the total stay of three months within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones coming to Turkey, 

ç) For the purpose of training in the use of goods and services exported from or imported to Turkey and provided that they do not exceed three months totally within a year as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition thanks to the documents that they will submit, the ones in Turkey 

d) Being an entertainer, performer and etc. in charge at fair and circuses which are going to carry out activities outside the borders of certificated tourism establishments and provided that they do not exceed six months as of the date of entry into Turkey and verify this condition with the documents that they will submit, the ones in Turkey 

e) On condition that it does not exceed two years and it will be limited to the period of study, the foreigners coming to state institutions and organizations together with the universities so as to enhance their information and good manners by verifying their state via the documents that they will submit, 

f) Persons who notified the Turkish authorities on the fact that they will provide important services and contributions socio-cultural and technological fields and educational fields within a period not exceeding six months. 

g) Persons visiting Turkey under the programs of the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programs (National Agency), 

ğ) The foreigners to go on a training under the framework of international trainee programs sanctioned by the Higher Education Board, the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

h) The foreigners who are the representatives of tour operators coming to Turkey on condition that the term of contract does not exceed eight months, 

ı) During the contracts of other athletes, trainers, football players whose requests are approved by Turkish Football Federation or General Directorate of Youth and Sports 

i) By the bilateral protocols signed under the Rule no. I/10 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, the foreign seafarers serving on vessels which have received " Conformity Approval Certificate" from the related administration and is registered in Turkish International Ship Registry Law and operate outside the cabotage line, 

j) Foreign experts employed in the projects that are conducted within the scope of Turkey-European Union Financial Cooperation Programs are not in need of obtaining a work visa during their term of office. 

- Within the scope of article 55, residence permits of the foreigners coming to Turkey are given as “Short Term" residence permits by Provincial Directorate of Migration Administration. Exemption periods cannot be extended, the foreigners under this provision can make use of exemption rules only once within one calendar year. However, it is required that it must have been three months as of the expiry date of the residence permit granted to the foreigner with the same purpose in order to exercise this right. In case of the need of working longer than the exemption period allows, the foreigner has to obtain a work visa through the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. 

Assigned Journalists 

- Without being appointed on a permanent office in Turkey, international press members wishing to visit temporarily are not required to gain a "Visa Annotated for Press". It will be enough to obtain a tourist visa if the foreigner is subject to visa. In case of requirement, foreign press members coming for a short period can be issued a temporary press card by the Prime Ministry Directorate General of Press and Information, and this card will be valid for their stays in Turkey. Temporary press card can be issued for a period for a maximum of three months and extended for another three months when necessary. Press members obtaining a short term residence permit are not additionally required to have a work permit. Appointed press members obtain a "Visa Annotated for Press" is subject to permission. 

Tour Operator Representative Visa 

- The foreign representatives of tour operators, are exempted from obtaining a work visa for their duties for up to eight months. The applications of the foreigners asking for a residence permit from Provincial Directorate of Migration as the representatives of tour operators are processed under rules regulating touristic visits. 

Transportation Visa 

- The foreigners applying for visa for transportation may be given a multiple entry visa valid for one year in case they submit the required documents. 

- Visa regime for truck drivers of a country may differ from the overall visa regime effective for citizens of that particular country. For further information, please contact the nearest Turkish mission. 

The Personnel Assigned for Foreign Religious Foundations 

- The personnel employed officially in foreign religious foundations in Turkey - Work permits of the foreigners employed in religious foundations are under the framework of exceptional condition. Applications of permission are made via our Ministry and residence permits are issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs so that they can work in our country. 

Archaeological Excavation, Exploration, Documentary Purpose Visas 

- Foreigners who will shoot a documentary film conduct a research or an archeological excavation should get a special permission from the Turkish authorities in advance. 

- It is necessary that the one should enter Turkey by obtaining a relevant visa via our foreign representatives for excavation and research. 

- The foreigners to come to our country for the purpose of movie and documentary shooting should obtain a permit document from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Directorate General of Cinema and the provincial Governorate. 

- One can directly apply to the related institutions for scientific researches, sound track recording, filming documentaries and movies, photo shooting to be carried out on archeological, historical, geological, sociological and natural issues in Turkey, on land, in the air, at sea, at river and at lake. Applications on surface explorations to be made on the land registry cadaster records with archaeological excavations and underwater archaeological researches apart from these are made to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the applicant's own diplomatic mission in Turkey and to the Ministry via Turkish foreign representatives abroad on the other hand.

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Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. The island country is divided into two parts, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the Independent Republic of Cyprus. The Republic of Cyprus is on the continent of Europe and its capital city is Nicosia. The official languages are Greek and Turkish, but the main immigrant language is English. The official currency of Cyprus is Euro.

Cyprus is a very beautiful island, and over the years, it has become one major tourist location.

Do you need a Cyprus visa from Nigeria? You are in the right place.

Cyprus Visa Types

There are different reasons why you might need a Cyprus visa. These reasons determine what type of visa to apply for. There are two major categories of Cyprus visas and they include the short stay and the Long stay visa. The duration of the short visa is 3 months. Any stay that would exceed 3 months would be classified as Long stay.  Under these 2 categories, there are other different types of Cyprus visas and they include

Airport Transit Visa (ATV)

The Airport transit visa is for persons who are to pass through the international transit area of Cypriot airports without actually entering the national territory of Cyprus during a stop-over or transfer between two stages of an international flight.

Transit Visa

The transit visa is issued to persons travelling from one country to another country and you have to pass through the territory of the Republic of Cyprus. This visa may be issued for one transit, or exceptionally for several transits. The duration of each transit case should not exceed five days.

Group Visa

This type of Cyprus visa is affixed to a group passport. The visa has a validity of 30 days. The Group visa is issued on the basis that the members of the group would enter  Cyprus together, stay there and leave as a group. The Group visa can be granted to groups of between 5 and 50 people.


Cyprus Visa Requirements

  1. A valid Nigerian passport that has at least 6 months before expiration
  2. Proof of financial ability
  3. Duly filled and signed Cyprus Visa application form
  4. A letter of invitation from sponsor
  5. Official letter from employer addressed to the Cyprus Consulate with proof of wages (for employment visa applicants)
  6. An original letter from applicant’s institution addressed to the Cyprus Consulate confirming status/attendance and duration of the course studies.
  7. A confirmation of applicant’s Hotel reservation
  8. Copies of applicant’s bank statement for the past 3 months.
  9. Application fee.

Cyprus Visa Application

If you are applying for a Cyprus visa, you must know what type of visa that you need before commencing the application process. There are a few easy steps that you should follow and they are as follows:

Steps to apply for a Cyprus Visa

  1. Download a visa application form
  2. Fill the form and append your passport photograph and signature
  3. Schedule an appointment online

           Failure to book an appointment might reduce chances of getting attended to.

  1. Put together all the supporting documents explaining your purpose of travel.
  2. Go for the scheduled appointment
  3. Pay the visa processing fee

Medical insurance is not necessary for a visa application. Also, all the documents to be submitted must be valid. Incorrect or incomplete documents might delay the processing of the visa.

Where to get a Cyprus Visa Application Form

The Cyprus visa application form is available online. It should be downloaded and properly filled.

How to Schedule a Cyprus Visa Appointment

The Cyprus visa appointment can be scheduled online via the Visa application centre website or by putting a call through a visa application centre.

How and Where to Pay Cyprus Visa Fees

Cyprus visa processing fees can be paid in cash to the visa application centre. The visa application is incomplete without the payment of the processing fee. It is important that the cost of the Cyprus visa processing fee is usually decided by the Cyprus embassy and is not a constant amount.

How to Submit Cyprus Visa

Applicants are to submit their application and all other supporting documents at the Consular Office of the Cyprus Embassy. This should be done at least 3 weeks to the applicant’s intended date of travel.

Cyprus Visa Processing Time

Generally, Cyprus visas are ready in 24 hours. On some special occasions, visa processing times might take as long as 10 days.

How to Collect Cyprus Visa Application

The passport can be collected by the applicant or by an authorized third party who has an authorized letter.
If the applicant is rejected, the applicant can reapply for a Cyprus visa after 3 months.

Address and Location of Cyprus Embassy in Nigeria

Cyprus Embassy, Abuja

Leventis Close, Central Business District Abuja.

Cyprus Cypriot Honorary Consulate in Lagos

G. Leventis Building
2 Wharf Road, Apapa

Telephone:+234-816-917-0506, +234-802-719-9998
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Located at the heart of the North Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus International University (CIU) is a real international and multicultural university with more than 7,000 students coming from 64 different countries including Nigeria.

CIU has achieved an unprecedented growth since its establishment in 1997, not only in student population, but in academic program and faculty number as well. Having treaties with 22 different universities around the world, CIU is on the UNESCO world university list and is accredited by UK NARIC as well as the Turkish Higher Education Board (YOK). In addition to 7 Vocational School Programs, 38 Undergraduate Programs, 23 Master Programs, 12 PhD Programs and 2 Professional Doctorate Programs, CIU has 6 research centers, state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with modern technology and a Continuing Education Center on campus. In addition to the above-stated programs, CIU has dual-degree arrangements with University of Wolverhampton (UK) and University of Sunderland (UK), whereby the students can study 3 years of the Bachelor programs at CIU and complete their final (4th) year in the UK and get dual-degree from CIU and the corresponding UK university.

CIU’s general aim is to help its students to enhance their academic capacities while supporting them to improve their personal skills as promising individuals of the future. In this regard, with a vibrant campus setup full of rich social facilities, CIU offers various entertainment platforms for its students such as live band concerts, art exhibitions, sports tournaments, seminars with well-known performers, celebrities, writers or academicians, food culture nights, etc. Students can also enjoy themselves at the Student Union with restaurants, cafes, a unique pocket cinema hall and the game arcade rooms.


Campus life is an important part of every student’s university experience. On a territory of about 900,000 square meters, CIU students have access to all sorts of academic and social facilities, and can get acquainted with culture of the different nationalities as well as their folkways. At CIU Haspolat Campus, students can find a computer center, a library, Cyprus’s largest sport complex (CIU Arena), multiple cafeterias and restaurants, a supermarket, a health center, a hairdresser and a game arcade/pool center.

Moreover, CIU students are welcome to join different students clubs (such as music club, cinema club, theater club, search and rescue club, etc.) and attend thematic seminars given by famous artists, academics or politicians on campus. Different types of events (such as the International Night, Spring Festival, National Day Celebrations of different countries, etc) organized by the university social clubs unite the students and give them a possibility to share their national traditions, food and dancing, to show their own talents and to demonstrate their skills/abilities to impress their friends.

In the morning, during the daytime, in the evening – at any time, CIU campus meets you and is waiting for you. Comfortable dormitories, spacious hall of canteen, “pocket” cinema hall, arcade and pool hall and finally the friendly atmosphere surrounds you. The biggest sport center in Cyprus offers different types of activities (fitness, swimming pool, football, tennis, etc.), which will help girls to be fit and boys – to be courageous. Also, membership in university sport teams (CIU FOXES) allows students to experience team spirit and to learn how to trust each other.


With a fully English speaking staff, CIU is able to provide individual care for its students. Particular emphasis is placed on the quality of its teaching, the employability of its graduates and the application of its research expertise for the benefit of the community. The internationally accredited programs , dedicated faculty and modern campus attract students from all around the world. CIU currently has 7 Vocational School Programs, 38 Undergraduate (Bachelor) Programs, 23 Master Programs, 12 PhD Programs and 2 Professional Doctorate (DBA) Programs.


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Psychology

Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Product Design

Faculty of Economics & Administrative Sciences

  • European Union Relations
  • Business Administration
  • International Relations
  • Social Work

Faculty of Education

  • Turkish Language Teaching
  • English Language Teaching
  • Pre-School Teacher Education
  • Computer and Instructional Tec. Teacher Education
  • Guidance and Psychological Counselling
  • Mentally Handicapped Teaching
  • Arts Education and Crafts Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching

Faculty of Communication

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Radio and Television
  • Journalism
  • Visual Communication Design

Faculty of Engineering

  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Electric and Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Bioengineering

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Plant Production and Technology

School of Tourism and Hotel Management

  • Tourism and Hotel Management

School of Applied Sciences

  • Management Information Systems

Faculty of Law

  • Law

Vocational School

  • Computer Technologies and Programming
  • Radio and Television Programming
  • Public Relations and Advertising
  • Accounting and Taxation Practices


  • Engineering Management (Msc)
  • Energy Systems Engineering (Msc)
  • Environmental Engineering (Msc)
  • Computer Engineering (Msc)
  • English Language Teaching (MA)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • International Relations (MA)
  • Communication and Media Studies (MA)
  • English Language and Literature (MA)
  • Health Care Organizations Management (MA)
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Information Systems Engineering (Msc)
  • Civil Engineering (Msc)
  • Management Information Systems (Msc)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Msc)
  • Environmental Sciences (Msc)
  • Architecture (MA)
  • Graphic Design (MA)
  • Interior Design (MA)


  • Business Administration (PhD)
  • Communication and Media Studies (PhD)
  • International Relations (PhD)
  • Civil Engineering (PhD)
  • Computer Engineering (PhD)
  • Management Information Systems (PhD)
  • Energy Systems Engineering (PhD)
  • Environmental Engineering (PhD)
  • Architecture (PhD)
  • Environmental Sciences (PhD)


  • Health Care Organizations Management
  • Business Administration


For international students, tuition fees vary depending on both the degree type (e.g. Bachelor vs. Masters) and the subject (e.g. Civil Engineering vs. Pharmacy). The annual tuition fee for all international students studying in Bachelor (undergraduate) programs in CIU averages under € 3,600 per year except Pharmacy, which costs € 7,000 per year. The tuition fee of the postgraduate programs

(Masters and PhD) is between € 2,000 and € 2,500 depending on the program of interest.

CIU offers its students ‘’All-Inclusive Packages’’ which includes tuition and fees, accommodation and food. A wide selection of room choices are available for the ‘’All-Inclusive Packages’’ and the fees vary accordingly between € 4500 and € 9000. These packages are very popular among students since they cover almost everything a student needs during the academic year, including health insurance and bus transportation

Scholarships are available for freshmen students from 25% to 100% of tuition and fees, and tehse are distributed based on academic merit, financial need or sportsmanship. Once you fill in the online application form when applying to CIU, you will get an e-mail form the Admissions Office that your application has been received. If you feel that your financial conditions or academic or sportive achievements deserve scholarship, make sure you e-mail the admissions office back and apply for a partial scholarship.


The benefits of staying on campus goes beyond easy access to lecture halls that are only minutes walk away; residence halls provide the perfect opportunity to meet friends from over sixty different cultures all around the world, easy access to many restaurants across the campus, some of which are open till early hours of the morning, and one of a kind indoor and outdoor sport facilities. Residents can also conveniently participate in the activities of one or more of the many student clubs, have easy access to the library facilities of just have fun at the student center where they can shoot pool with friends or watch their favorite films at the pocket movie theater.

Travel will also be one less thing to worry about with regular shuttle service is available throughout the day, seven days a week, between the campus and capital city Nicosia and also between campus and Kyrenia during weekends.

In Cyprus International University, the accommodation types are categorized under ‘Dormitory Type Studio Rooms’ (no cooking facilities and the students must also take the mean-plan) and ‘Apartment Type Rooms’ (with cooking facilities).

The Dormitory rooms are categorized into the Single, Double and Quadruple room types. The Single room dormitory types have a shared bathroom, with a central heating system, and a fridge. Students have the choice of choosing either a shared or an en-suite bathroom type within the Double room type dormitories. The Double room type dormitory also has a central heating system, and a fridge. The Quadruple room type dormitories as-well has a central heating system, and a fridge. These also have an en-suite bathroom.

All the Apartment type rooms have a family-sized fridge, a furnished living room, a kitchen, an oven and a cooker, an en-suite bathroom, balconies, and study tables. The Apartment type rooms are classified into three types, namely; the 3-bedroom Single room type, the 2-Bedroom Double room type and the 3-Bedroom Double room type respectively.



  • Data Page of International Passport
  • WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, GCE or Equivalent (Mathematics and English Compulsory)


  • Date Page of International Passport
  • O’level (Optional)
  • Undergraduate Result/Certificate
  • Transcript
  • CV (Optional)


  • Date Page of International Passport
  • O’level (Optional)
  • Masters Result/Certificate
  • Transcript
  • CV
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About Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, is a self-declared state that comprises the northeastern part of the island of Cyprus. Northern Cyprus is considered by the international community as occupied territory of the Republic of Cyprus. The official language is Turkish, but English is also widely spoken as a second language.

North Cyprus location is at the crossroads of Europe, Middle  East, Asia and Africa. Closest neighboring locations are Turkey, South Cyprus, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, Israel and Syria. Standing at the crossroads of three continents Cyprus has a vibrant history, a perfect climate and the warmest welcome in the Mediterranean.

It has been a British playground for many years offering the perfect combination of relaxation, water sports and exciting exploration along its beautiful coastline, for Northern Cyprus too, has its share of rich archaeological sites and medieval castles. It enjoys over 300 days of uninterrupted sunshine, clear blue unpolluted seas, the beauty of an unspoiled landscape and uncrowded beaches.

North Cyprus has a completely separate government and financial system, which does not use the Euro. In North Cyprus the banking system is functioning as usual and, thankfully, it is not affected by any financial problems unlike the greek part of Cyprus and other parts of Europe. The local currency is the Turkish Lira ( Turk Lirasi, TL). Major credit cards are widely accepted.

From laid-back beaches and rambling ancient ruins to mouth-watering cuisine and stunning natural scenery, North Cyprus offers the perfect backdrop for complete relaxation. So, if you want to escape from the pressures of 21st century life, a holiday in North Cyprus could be just the tonic you need.

The advantages of studying in North Cyprus

Why North Cyprus

  • North Cyprus Universities are Internationally recognized and accepted worldwide. The Universities are even better than most Universities in other parts of Europe.
  • Universities in North Cyprus are known for quality Education at International standards in English medium.
  • International Students have the opportunity to enjoy qualified faculty members at international standards.
  • Education in North Cyprus is in line with the American Credit System. Many of their lecturers are even from the United States.
  • There are hundreds of courses available. All in English Medium of study.
  • Affordable tuition fees and moderate living expenses. The tuition fees are moderate and cheaper than most parts of Europe.
  • World class standard of Education with Excellent facilities for social, cultural and sports activities.
  • Accommodation is world class standard and available both on campus and around the city.

Living Accommodation In North Cyprus

Accommodation In North Cyprus

There are dormitories for the international students who wish to live in the campus of the university they study. In addition, apartments, studio flats are offered in North Cyprus for the students who wish to stay outside of the campus. For more information, you can check the accommodation opportunities for each university by visiting its website separately.


Easy Admission and Visa Process


Are you thinking of studying abroad but have not been able to figure out where to study? North Cyprus is the best option for you with super quality education at the most affordable costs in the whole of Europe. Another advantage is that the very easy visa process. Below are some of the best Universities in Cyprus and the whole of Europe at large;




  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Public Administration


  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Software Engineering


  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture


  • Health Management
  • Social Work
  • Pharm PHARMACY


  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems


  • Gastronomy
  • Tourism Management


  • Horticultural Production & Marketing


Masters Programs (Without thesis- 1 year)

  • Business Administration
  • Construction Management
  • International Relations
  • International Economics & Finance

Masters Programs (With thesis- 2 years)

  • Business
  • English Language Teaching
  • International Relations
  • Construction Management
  • Computer Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Electric & Electronic Engineering


  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Computer Engineering


  • Accounting and Finance (BA/MA)
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Plant Production and Technology
  • International Law (LLB)
  • Business Administration
  • European Union Relations
  • International Relations
  • Social Work
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Products Design
  • Interior Design
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Arts Education and Crafts Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Computer and Instructional Technology Teaching Education
  • English Language Teaching
  • Guidance and Psychological Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering


  • Master Program in English Language Teaching (MA)
  • Master Program in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master Program in International Relations (MA)
  • Master Program in Turkish Language and Literature (MA)
  • Master Programs in Communication and Media Studies (MA)
  • Master Program in Turkish Education(MA)
  • Master Program in English Language and Literature
  • Master Program in Preschool Edure (MA)
  • Master Program in Health Care Organizations Management (MA)
  • Master Program in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Master Program in Computer Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Information Systems Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Civil Engineering Program (MSc)
  • Master Program in Management Information Systems (MSc)
  • Master Program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Engineering Management (MSc)
  • Master Program in Environmental Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Energy Systems Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Environmental Sciences (MSc)
  • Master Program in Architecture (MA)
  • Master Program in Graphic Design (MA)
  • Master Program in Interior Architecture (MA)


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  • Accounting and Finance (BA/MA)
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Systems Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Plant Production and Technology
  • International Law (LLB)
  • Business Administration
  • European Union Relations
  • International Relations
  • Social Work
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Products Design
  • Interior Design
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Arts Education and Crafts Teaching
  • Classroom Teaching
  • Computer and Instructional Technology Teaching Education
  • English Language Teaching
  • Guidance and Psychological Counseling


  • Master Program in English Language Teaching (MA)
  • Master Program in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master Program in International Relations (MA)
  • Master Program in Turkish Language and Literature (MA)
  • Master Programs in Communication and Media Studies (MA)
  • Master Program in Turkish Education
  • Master Program in Preschool Education (MA)
  • Master Program in English Language and Literature (MA)
  • Master Program in Health Care Organizations Management (MA)
  • Master Program in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Master Program in Computer Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Information Systems Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Civil Engineering Program (MSc)
  • Master Program in Management Information Systems (MSc)
  • Master Program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Engineering Management (MSc)
  • Master Program in Environmental Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Energy Systems Engineering (MSc)
  • Master Program in Environmental Sciences (MSc)
  • Master Program in Architecture (MA)
  • Master Program in Graphic Design (MA)
  • Master Program in Interior Architecture (MA)


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  1. O-level result with five credits including Math and English.
  2. Data page of international passport.
  3. Completed application form.
  4. Application fee.


  1. Student receives a Conditional Acceptance letter in within two weeks of application
  2. Students will be required to pay an initial school fee directly into the school account. An initial fee of 1,000Euros must be paid into the school account before Confirmation letter is issued.

Please note that students will have to go to the Turkish Embassy to obtain a transit visa to North Cyprus.

Turkish Embassy Visa requirements;

  1. Copies of the relevant pages of the International Passport (Data and Extension Pages) with at least 6 months validity on Passport.
  2. Duly filled Visa Application form.
  3. Two passport size photograph
  4. Admission/Acceptance Letter by the University.
  5. Payment receipts of school fees from the University.
  6. Confirmation letter from the school acknowledging receipt of payment.
  7. Proof of basic education, copies of graduation diploma and certificates (W.A.S.C., NECO, S.S.C.E., Statement of Result, etc.) duly signed and approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs thereafter,
  8. Proof of BA education, copy of university graduation diploma duly signed and approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs thereafter.(For master students),
  9. Guarantee letter signed by the sponsor and the student, stating that the sponsor will cover all the expenses of the student, and the student will never apply to any person or institution (including university) for financial support or scholarship, certified by a public notary.
  10. Original “Personal” bank statement for the last three months of the sponsor together with original approval/reference letter from the bank branch manager.
  11. Consent letter from the parents if you are less than 18 years old. (Sealed by notary or court.) 
  12. Flight reservation.
  13. Sponsor's ID, photocopy of sponsor's National ID Card or International Passport or Driver's License.
  14. “Vaccination Card” for yellow fever and typhoid diseases.
  15. If the above mentioned requirements are not met and the documents are not provided in full, your application will not be considered and you will have to take a new appointment in order to submit your full documentation. The Embassy does not take any responsibility that this may cause delay and may result in missing deadlines related to your business, tourism or education in Turkey or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.


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Here are seven reasons I recommend studying abroad in Cyprus.

  1. Nobody really knows where or what it is.

    How many people do you know who have studied in Madrid? Beijing? London?

Then ask yourself how many people you know who have studied in Cyprus. Probably none, right? It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience — you’ll have stories to tell for life.

  1. The price of living in Cyprus is incredibly reasonable.

Unless you’re heading to fine dining and scuba diving lessons on the regular — which you totally can do in Cyprus! — you’ll spend a lot less than you would have spent studying in a major European city.

It’s easy to eat cheaply, taxis charge fairly, and once you start getting to know the locals you’ll barely pay a dime for the nightlife.

You literally have the world at your fingertips. Europe’s to the west, Asia’s to the east, and Africa’s to the south.

  1. You’ll get to experience more of one country than you could anywhere else.

Because Cyprus is so small (seriously, check it out on a map — you may have to squint), not only will you be able to experience all the touristy things, you’ll become very familiar with your surroundings and get to know the locals quickly.

After a semester in Cyprus, it’ll really start to feel like your home away from home.

  1. The weather is gorgeous year-round.

Flexible weather all year long

  1. There’s a reason Cyprus is a vacation destination.

It’s home to some amazing beaches, and there’s something magical about that Mediterranean water. Ocean swimming, jet-skiing, banana boating, cliff diving – there are lots of ways to play in the sea.

  1. Cypriots know how to party.

It’s safe to say that they inherited the celebratory nature of the Greeks and turkish. That’s right — Cypriots hit the club on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Not that there’s any shortage of people at the bars on Monday and Tuesday.

If you happen to go abroad during the summer, just imagine your first semester of college all over again… with Greek and Turkish music, beautiful people, and large bodies of water.

  1. You’ll meet people from all over the world.

I had professors from France, Egypt, and England as well as classmates from literally everywhere.

My Facebook friends list became remarkably multicultural this past semester, and should I ever find myself in Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, or Syria, I now allegedly have a place to stay!

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In order to be admitted to a Hungarian higher education institution, prospective students must demonstrate that they meet certain requirements.

Bachelor’s degree

Generally prospective students need to possess a high school diploma (or secondary school leaving certificate), which has to be translated into Hungarian or English with the corresponding transcript of courses and grades. Some courses may also require an entrance exam which can be administered by University’s Representatives present in various Countries.

Master’s degree

In the case of Master’s degrees, applicants have to submit the photocopy of their Bachelor’s diploma.

PhD degree

If someone wishes to obtain a PhD degree in Hungary, the minimum requirement is to hold a university degree which is equivalent to a master’s degree. The prerequisite for entering doctoral courses is an MA/MSc degree.

In order to be admitted to an English-speaking program in Hungary, part of the entrance exam is to test and evaluate students’ English skills. Otherwise, students may be asked to provide proof of their English skills. Generally, an intermediate language certificate (B2 level) is sufficient. In case of native speakers it is typically required that they submit a copy of their passport as proof.

The entry requirements can differ at certain higher education institutions. Always check the entry requirements before applying.

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  • Applicant’s passport + copy (minimum 1 year validity).
  • A filled visa application form
  • 1 application form completed and signed.
  • One passport size photographs. The photos should measure 35 x 45 mm. The length of the face (hair included) should not be smaller than 25 mm or longer than 35 mm. The background should be in WHITE.
  • Travel Insurance covering one month.
  • Parent’s or guardian’s bank statements.
  • Summarized statement from the respective bank to show the balance in Euros or Dollars (must be notarized).
  • Letter from the employer (If applicable).
  • Commitment letter from the parent or guardian that he or she will support the student during his / her education in Hungary. (must be notarized)
  • Proof of sufficient funds of the guarantor – The guarantor must have adequate means of subsistence and stand surety for any costs incurred by the student in terms of health treatment, residence in Hungary and repatriation, for at least one academic year. The guarantor must have a regular income.
  • Evidence of relationship with sponsor.
  • Admission Letter
  • Evidence of fees paid, tuition fees and accommodation.
  • Secondary Education results.
  • Students degree and academic records, Proof of studies: – equivalent Diploma or degree requested (legalized)
  • The applicable Visa fee in Euros.
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Albert Szentgyorgyi Medical University

Attila Jozsef University

Bessenyei Gyorgy Teachers Training College

Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences

Gvdvllu University of Agricultural Sciences

Janus Pannonius University of Sciences

Juhasz Gyula Teacher Training College

Lajos Kossuth University of Arts and Sciences

Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Semmelweis University of Medical Sciences

Szeged University

Technical University of Budapest

Technical University of Budapest, Hungary

University Medical School of Debrecen

University of Miskolc

University of Miskolc, Hungary

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The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme started in 2013 as a part of the Hungarian Government’s ”Global Opening Policy”. As a result now 51 partners from all over the world are able to send their students to Hungarian higher education institutions.

The Programme is based on effective bilateral educational cooperation agreements between the Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary and the partner’s Ministry responsible for higher education. Applications are considered eligible if the applicant is nominated by the responsible authorities of the sending partner. The Stipendium Hungaricum Programme is managed by Tempus Public Foundation.

Thousands of students apply for higher educational studies in Hungary each year. In the academic year 2016/2017 approximately 3000 students can begin their studies in Hungary within the framework of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme.

Study fields supported by the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme:

Agriculture, Natural Resources

Arts (visual and performing)

Business, Management and Public Administration

Medicine and Health Sciences

Humanities, Education, Behavioural Sciences

IT, Computer Sciences, Mathematics

Law, Social Sciences

Natural Sciences

Technology, Engineering, Architecture

Tourism, Recreation


Full time studies:

BA/BSc (undergraduate, 3-3.5 years)

MA/MSc (graduate, 1--2 years)

PhD studies (doctoral, 3 years)

One-tier programme (5 years)


Part-time studies

Non degree programmes (professional and language preparatory courses, specialisation courses)


How the SH programme contributes to your professional development?

No tuition fee

Monthly stipend:

For Bachelor or Master: EUR 130

For Doctoral: EUR 325

Free dormitory places or contribution to private accommodation: EUR 100

Medical insurance


Some of the expanding network of sending partners:

Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kurdistan Regional Government/ Iraq, Laos, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Vietnam, Yemen

Hungary’s network of the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme’s sending partners is expanding every year.



Bilateral state scholarships are based on scientific and educational cooperation agreements signed by the governments of two countries. Similarly to the foreign partner, the Hungarian side offers scholarships for foreign students, researchers or lecturers in higher education institutions or in scientific or art institutions. Each foreign partner has a national scholarship office which is responsible for nominating potential outgoing scholars to foreign partner(s), as well as arranging their and the potential incoming foreign applicants’ application process. These offices work within or related to the particular ministries of education. In Hungary, the national scholarship office is Tempus Public Foundation, a background organisation of the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources (EMMI).

Scholarships can be applied for in two ways:

1) Being nominated by the home country

In this case, applicants first submit their applications to their national scholarship office, as required by the office. (The national office assesses them along a number of criteria and prepares a nomination list of the successful applicants.) The scholars also need to submit an application into Tempus Public Foundation’s online system. Tempus Public Foundation receives its foreign partner office’s list of nominated scholars.

2) Submitting an individual application

If not being nominated by the home country, applicants simply need to submit their applications into Tempus Public Foundation’s online system.

In both of the above cases, after submission, applications are assessed by the Hungarian side: first, a formal eligibility check is made, then Tempus Public Foundation’s external experts score the applications along several professional criteria. As a result, applicants (and in the case of country nomination, the national offices, as well), are informed about the decision (acceptance/rejection) directly by email. Tempus Public Foundation also sends other necessary information in order to help organise and start the stay in Hungary.

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Advantages of studying in Hungary

  1. Hungary is one of the best places to study, being that the country is a member of the European Union and also a Schengen State.
  2. The tuition fee in Hungary are relatively affordable, compared to most other parts of Europe. Also, living costs are relatively low compared to the rest of Europe.
  3. You can study in quite a number of Universities in Hungary in English Medium. Courses are taken 100% in English medium but students will still have to learn the Hungarian Language for easy communication within the country.
  4. Many of the Universities in Hungary are fully open and available for International students. Hence, students can mix up with other cultures of other countries of the world.
  5. You can study in Hungary without IELTS or TOEFL.
  6. Work and study in Hungary is also possible but every student must remember that he/she has to learn the language first for easy communication.
  7. World Ranking for most Universities in Hungary are very high.
  8. Enormous Scholarship Opportunities
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