Dear Students and Staff,
We need to take more precautionary measures due to the rapid increase in cases of coronavirus across the country and the increase in the number of positive cases detected in the village of Kalkanlı, located next to the borders of our campus.
As of today, the A2 Gate of the Campus will stay closed at all times until further notice and we will have only the A1 Gate open for entrance and exit. Lemar, located on our Campus, and the Dorm II Canteen will continue to provide service to residents during the hours specified in accordance with the decisions made by the TRNC Council of Ministers.
To ensure your wellbeing and prevent infections from the coronavirus, which is now rapidly spreading, we kindly ask you to observe the regulations related to the use of face masks in the community and to follow the rules of social distance on the Campus. We would also ask you not to gather in groups.
(Last updated: 10/2/2021)
In line with the curfew decision taken by the TRNC Council of Ministers on 3 February 2021, we will continue to carry out all our academic and administrative activities remotely on our campus from February 3 till February 10, 2021, 23:59. Stay healthy.
(Last updated: 4/2/2021)
In line with the curfew decision taken by the TRNC Council of Ministers on January 28, 2021 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, all our staff members must continue to work remotely from 29 January 2021 until 03 February 2021, 23:59. During this period of time, all academic and administrative activities will be carried out without interruption on our campus and our staff members are expected to perform their duties remotely, at their places of residence.
Fall Term Instruction Method Details
(Last updated: 8/9/2020)
During the ongoing pandemic, detailed evaluations have been carried out in interaction with all our academic units to determine the best education option for the 2020-2021 fall semester at our university. Decision making process is carried out in the light of the decisions taken and guidance provided by the Higher Education Council of Turkey and the TRNC authorities by giving priority to the health of our students and staff members.
On the basis of all these evaluations, the University Senate had unanimous agreement on the continuation of the English Preparatory Program, undergraduate and graduate courses and examinations on our campus through distance learning methods (fully online) in the fall semester of the Academic Year 2020-2021. The Senate also unanimously agreed to re-evaluate the issue of allowing additional time at the end of the semester for courses with practical component depending on the course of the pandemic.
Depending on the course of the pandemic, a separate decision will be taken regarding the 2020-2021 Academic Year Spring Semester and you will be informed of that decision later.
During this distance education period, our educational processes will be carried out in line with the METU quality and standards ensuring strict compliance with the educational quality requirements of our university.
For your health and safety, it is strictly advised not to travel since all registration procedures, classes and exams will be conducted remotely. You do not need to come to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for the fall semester. However, if you decide to come to the Island, with your own will, you will have to travel in accordance with the quarantine rules and practices decided by the TRNC authorities and announced on the official pages of the relevant TRNC authorities. If you decide to come to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, it is recommended by the relevant authorities to plan your arrivals as of October, considering the dates specified in the 2020-2021 Academic Year calendar, which was also published on our webpage.
We would like to remind you that our students who are in the risk group, who have a chronic disease, heart disease, who are under cancer treatment, or who have to take medicine that is difficult to obtain in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, should not travel, for their own health, especially during this sensitive period.
In line with all this information, our campus dormitories will be opened on September 28, 2020 for students who decide to come to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus for the fall semester. Our students who fulfill all the requirements such as quarantine, PCR test etc. that will be applied by the TRNC authorities on the relevant dates, and certify that they have completed these requirements, will be accepted to the Campus dormitories. You can send your questions relating the dormitories to nccdormsatmetu.edu.tr.
In line with the decisions and recommendations made regarding the pandemic, student community activities will be carried out online, library services will be limited to only borrowing books, cafeterias will only provide takeaway service, computer laboratories will be closed, and the sports center will provide services to the extent allowed by the official authorities. Necessary arrangements will be made and announced to you depending on the course of the pandemic. We would also like to remind you that if there is an increase in cases with the arrival of the winter season, it may be possible to rearrange the campus entrance and exit rules in line with the restrictions that may be imposed by the official authorities, and in such a case, there may be regulations such as restrictions in air and sea transportation and curfew.
Since transportation services were suspended during this process, our students must provide their transportation with their own means.
In line with the precautions regarding your health and safety, it will not be possible for our students’ relatives who accompany them to stay on campus until a further announcement.
Students who decide to come to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in October despite all the risks and restrictions stated are required to fill in the following notification form:
You can send your detailed questions about fall semester educational activities to nccregmetu.edu.tr.
We wish each of you an academic semester in good health and success.