We would like to give you some information about the frequently asked questions about our university due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) include the most up-to-date information and advice based on national (TRNC Cabinet of Ministers) guidance and our planning.
Since the current situation changes frequently, we will continue to provide you with up-to-date information and announcements as quickly as we can. For this reason, you can find the most up-to-date information on this website as 'Advice and Guidance'.
Students, who need support, can contact our “Student Development and Counseling Center” team on 0548 858 95 68 or 0548 858 95 74 or 0548 858 95 89.
1. I applied for Online Education but how will I know if it is approved or not?
Your application for "Online Education" will be automatically approved after your online course registration is completed.
2. Can I start my education online first and then continue with face-to-face education?
Yes you can.
3. How will our practical lessons be done?
In accordance with the decisions taken by the TRNC Council of Ministers on 13th February 2021, in relation to higher education and pertaining to the 3rd paragraph of the 6th article, students studying in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Vocational School Hair Care and Beauty Services Program, must conduct their courses at the university during the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year Spring semester. The students in question will conduct their theoretical courses in the mixed and sparse educational method, while their practical courses will be conducted face-to-face. Students that are unable to conduct their practical courses will be able to attend the intensive practical courses that will be planned for September. The form of the practical courses will be decided by the Academic Units.
4. Will attendance be taken? If so, how and according to what will it be done?
Class attendance will be monitored by the instructors of both the mixed and sparse courses and the face-to-face courses. Course participation will be evaluated within the framework of the CIU Associate-Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education Regulations.
5. How will exams, presentations, graduate degree qualification exams, and thesis defenses be?
The programs that have been specified in the 1st point, will have their examinations, presentations, and other evaluation criteria’s face-to-face, alongside the courses to be conducted face-to-face. Courses outside of these will utilize Moodle’s online support methods. For how thesis defense and Doctorate qualification exams will be operated, please find this information from you advisor in the program you are affiliated with.
6. How can we get our high honor certificates? When will the 2020-2021 Academic Year Spring Semester documents be ready?
High Honor and Honor certificates will be prepared by the 20 - 21 Spring Semester midterm examinations and sent to the chairs of each academic unit of the students. Information can be obtained from your academic unit chairs office.
7. When will the Fall Semester diplomas be ready?
With the completion of the diploma approval procedures by the TRNC Ministry of National Education and Culture and the Turkish Embassy of the 20 - 21 Academic Year Fall Semester graduates, diploma distribution and mailing will begin as of 10th March 2021.
In accordance with the decisions taken by the TRNC Council of Ministers on 13th February 2021, education and training activities during the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year Spring Semester will proceed as follows.
1. Courses will be conducted both face to face and online.
2. Students who are unable to come to the TRNC due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will carry out their education online. Students who wish to continue their education online are required to submit a request via the "Online Education Request" section, under the CIU - SIS petition module.
3. Our students who choose to continue their education with the face-to-face model, will carry out their education within the framework of health measures, the method of education provided will be mixed and sparse.
4. According to the TRNC Council of Ministers decisions taken on the 13th February, 2021, pursuant to the 6th Article, clauses 1 and 2 in relation to higher education, those who study at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Vocational School of Health Sciences and are able to graduate at the end of the 2020 - 2021 Academic Year Spring Semester, are required to come to the TRNC and carry out their courses during the Spring semester.
5. According to the decisions taken by the TRNC Council of Ministers on the 13th February 2021, in relation to higher education, pursuant to the 6th Article clause 3, students studying in the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Vocational School Hair Care and Beauty Services Program, are required to continue their education at the university during the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year Spring Semester. These students will conduct their theoretical courses with the mixed and sparse method of education, with their practical courses conducted face-to-face. Students who are unable to attend the face-to-face practical courses, will need to attend the intensive practical courses to be planned for September.
6. For students who are in the scope of 4 and 5 points above;
- Taking into account travel to the TRNC and the quarantine period, will be able to follow their courses online until April.
- Only students who live in countries where travel is not possible, will be excluded.
7. Students coming to the island for the 2020 - 2021 Spring semester will have their PCR test fees that are taken in the TRNC and their quarantine fees will be covered by the State.
8. These decisions can be changed in accordance with the development course of the global epidemic.
In order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) the TRNC Council of Ministers has announced the following restrictions;
- A partial curfew will take place from 08.00 pm at night to 05.00 am in the morning between the dates 22nd of February 2021 and the 27th of February 2021.
- A full lockdown will take place on every Saturday from the 22nd of February 2021 only to meet your basic needs other than that all sectors were decided to remain closed.
- A full lockdown will take place on every Sunday from the 22nd of February 2021 only to meet your pharmacy and bakery needs other than that all sectors were decided to remain closed.
- The entry and exit to Nicosia and Kyrenia districts from other districts will be controlled by the District Police Boards between the dates of February 22, 2021 and March 1, 2021.
We kindly inform you that you should not go out of your place of residence, other than to meet your basic needs such as gas stations, pharmacies, greengrocers, butchers and markets People who violate the conditions will be subject to legal prosecution.
You may follow the daily cases of TRNC covid-19 in numbers at the official website of TRNC Minister of Health at https://saglik.gov.ct.tr/ or facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/kktcsaglikbakanligi.
We recommend our students not to go out unless necessarry. It is obligatory for those who go out for their basic needs, should wear a mask at public places. Legal action will be taken by the police against those who do not comply with this decision.
According to the decisions has made on 11th of September 2020, the list of countries and travel measures based on covid-19 has updated, please visit the websites of TRNC Ministry of Health at https://saglik.gov.ct.tr/.
TRNC Prime Ministry Center for Covid-19 Call Center:1102
Ministry of Education and Culture WhatsApp Support Line:0539 104 7777
Higher Education WhatsApp Support Line:0539 103 2333
Psychological Counseling and Guidance Research Unit Support Line:0539 103 1333