New Student Pick-Ups and Orientation

New Student Pick-Ups and Orientation

Welcome to Cyprus International University!

Dear Student,

Congratulations! You have passed the Admission Exam. After a long and hard preparatory stage, you earned the right to enroll at Cyprus International University (CIU). The education you will receive at CIU will endow you with privileges in the competitive setting of the international job market to develop a successful career.

CIU is equipped with a modern campus and with its campus development plan, CIU has achieved first place in the world. CIU has a highly developed infrastructure, qualified academic staff, educational facilities on par with international norms, and dual degree programs established in cooperation with prestigious European universities. The University offers exciting opportunities for enjoying varied sports, social and cultural activities in an environment boasting of over 18,000 students from 110 countries.

Currently, our university provides quality education via total 196 undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs by the means of 12 faculties and 8 schools. Cyprus International University is a very good model of internationalization, and with the enrolment of new students, CIU provides its students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge in a multi-cultural environment.

With an atmosphere of perfect synergy between students and academics, CIU is characterized by quality education with internationally accredited programs and the equivalency of its degrees and diplomas recognized all over the world. CIU will assist you in evolving to prepare for a competitive world and becoming creative adults and entrepreneurs.

On this page, you can find relevant information on everything from the enrolment process, to living life on campus and Cyprus (clubs, transportation, food, housing, etc.), from policies and procedures to building your academic credentials and career.

I congratulate you once more, and I welcome you to the privileged and multi-cultural environment of CIU on the commencement of your academic career. It is a great pleasure for me to see you join us as a member of the CIU family.

Prof. Dr. Halil Nadiri

Fast-growing CIU is a second home to over 18.000 students from 110 different nationalities. This diversification has always been one of our strengths, enabling us to provide our students with a multicultural learning environment. Our campus sits on over 220 acres of land, giving it the largest campus area on the island.

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Welcoming and Orientation Programs are for those students who have registered for the 2020-2021 Academic Year and have not been able to come to the island, and who are newly registered for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.
Airport and Seaport pick-ups starts on 15 September, 2021 .
During the New Student Pick-ups and Orientations Days, while our students are enrolled in the university, they will find out more about the university, university life and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Within the scope of the program, which starts with welcoming the students and parents from abroad at Ercan Airport or Girne Harbour, trips to introduce the TRNC, fun concerts and presentations about the various units of the university are organized. It contributes to making it easier for the newly enrolled students to adapt to their education life by laying the groundwork for organizing many activities with the aim of ensuring the integration of current and new students.
Orientation Event Program dates are from 4 October – 4 November 2021 .

According to the decision taken by the TRNC Ministry of National Education and Culture and the TRNC Ministry of Interior Affairs, our students must submit the vaccination status 72 hours before their arrival date on the island. For this reason, it is important that all our students fill in the form available on the Student Information System ( with complete and correct information, taking account of working days, in order to avoid problems entering into the island.

    You can fill out the form by following the steps below;
    Step 1 Log in to your SIS account.
    Step 2 Please click on the ‘Student’ title on the left menu.
    Step 3 Please click the subtitle of ‘Vaccination and Arrival Information’, which is under the title of ‘Student’ and fill out the form.
    ** If you have not yet created your SIS account, Click to use Online Services User's Guide to create it.
    ** Students who are welcomed will be transported to the campus.

Each year, within the scope of the New Student Pick-ups and Orientations Days, a group of undergraduate students serves as a resource and peer counsellors to the new students and their family members to help implement the program.

    High-speed wireless internet is provided free of charge all around campus.

    Lake View is a student cafeteria that offers students dining options with various menus throughout the week.

    There are cafeterias, restaurants, canteens, cafes and similar facilities on the campus that will meet students’ nutritional needs at different times of the day.

    The doctor and nurse assigned at the Health Center provide all kinds of health and first aid interventions, as well as outpatient services free of charge.

    In the Cinema Hall located in the Student Center, free movies are selected by cinema lovers and displayed every week.

    Lemar Supermarket allows students the opportunity to meet their every need without leaving the campus.

    The on-campus bookstore provides students with all books and stationery related services.

    The security guards working on campus and at the dormitories 24/7 provide a peaceful and safe life.

    In our university, which operates with a student-oriented service concept, all student services and all units where students can receive services, are located together in a single center; the ‘Student Services Building’.

    The Psychological Counseling and Guidance Center assists students who seek help in solving their problems, within the framework of individual therapy or counseling on a confidential basis. Those active registered CIU students can arrange their counseling sessions online as free of charge between 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00, at least once a week for 45-50 minutes, face-to face or online during periods that cannot be done face-to-face (pandemic periods, etc.) in the comfort of their homes through a digital platform. You can reach the center by calling 671 11 11/ 2030/2086 extensions, sending an e-mail to / or via SIS.

    Free shuttle services are available between the CIU Campus, Nicosia and Famagusta city center every day of the week, and the Kyrenia city center on Saturdays. Wireless internet service is also provided free of charge in the CIU shuttle vehicles.

CIU Mobile App

The official mobile application of the Cyprus International University is designed for students, providing comprehensive information about the university.


  • Know bus service hours and departure times
  • Follow the closest buses to you instantly with the Service Tracking System
  • Be aware of News
  • Be aware of Events
  • Follow your queue in the Student Services Building remotely with Queuematic
  • Explore the campus with the Campus Map
  • Do not miss important dates with the Academic Calendar
  • Easily access Webmail, SIS and Moodle
  • Access important numbers quickly with the Phonebook
  • Access Library resources and opening hours online
  • Get general information about the university with About CIU
  • Follow our Social Media accounts with one click

Please click to download the CIU mobile application.

Visa and Residency Information
Before arrival, students should know that all flights to Northern Cyprus are connected via Turkey. Therefore, you must obtain a Republic of Turkey TRANSIT VISA, depending on your nationality. In order to do this, you should visit or contact the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate, ( with your letter of acceptance issued by the university.

Residence Permits & Health Insurance
Please follow the instructions below for the Student Residence Permit and Health Insurance for both new and current students.

    1. At the port of entry to the TRNC, submit your university acceptance letter or invitation document to the migration officer, to get a student entry visa that is valid for 90 days.
    2. After getting a student entry visa, you should complete your student registration procedures at the university.
    3. After completing your university registration, you should register to the ONLINE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM at Main Menu > Online Transactions > Student Permits
       a. For first time registration, click “New Registration” button and fill in the required information. After this, you can login to the system with the username and password sent by SMS or E-MAIL.
       b. For access with a username and password previously obtained, click “Login”.
    4. After logging in to the system, you must follow and complete the steps described there.
    5. Please do not forget to take a “Foreign Student Registration Number” on the immigration system, and please do not lose this number. You will need this number in all official transactions.
    6. Follow the steps below for getting a health report.
       a. If you have a valid health report, click “I have a valid health report”
          i. Please go to the hospital, in the district in which the university is located.
         ii. Get your health report certified in that hospital.
         iii. Make your payment for “health report fee”, via the system.
       b. If you do not have a valid health report, click “I do not have a valid health report”
         i. Make your payment for “laboratory tests fee”, via the system.
         ii. Get your lab tests performed in the laboratory specified by the system, which provides its name and address.
    7. According to the health report results, make your payment for “immigration fee”, via the system.
    8. When your Student Permit is ready, your Immigration will be shown in the system. You must print your Student Permit yourself and carry it with you at all times, and have it online on your phone.
Important points to pay attention to:
  • Make sure you entered your passport information correctly.
  • Make sure you entered the name of your mother and father correctly.
  • You must enter the login information in CAPITAL letters.

Cyprus International University 2021-22 Academic Year list of hotel is below for family members.
• Transfer from airports/seaports to the campus can be arranged if the shuttle services are available.
• In case of unavailability, public transport services are available to use.

  • CIU Dormitories
    100 TL/ night
    Atif Rafiq
    Tel: 0392 671 11 11- 3333 / 3334
    Mobile: 0548 858 6770
  • Merit Lefkoşa Hotel
    Address: Bedrettin Demirel Cad. Lefkoşa
    Single: 60 € / night
    Double: 90 € / night
    Contact: 0392 600 55 00
  • City Royal Hotel
    Address: Gazeteci Kemal Aşık Caddesi 9, Lefkoşa
    Single: 295 TL / night
    Double: 490 TL / night
    Contact: 0392 228 76 21
  • Golden Tulip Lefkoşa Hotel
    Address: Mehmet Akif Cad. Lefkoşa
    Single: 70 € / night
    Double: 90 € / night
    Contact: 0392 610 50 50
  • Concorde Tower Hotel
    Address: Gönyeli, GirneKavşağı, Yağmur Sk No:11, Gönyeli/Lefkoşa
    Single: 850 TL/ night
    Double: 1,200 TL / night
    Contact: +90 242 782 40 42

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which has a cultural richness of many civilizations and is a real education island with its natural beauty, gives you all kinds of support for a pleasant and high quality education.
The North Cyprus, which has Mediterranean’s historical, natural and cultural richness, the Mediterranean climate, clean air, peaceful and safe life, is among the most preferred country for the higher education with students from more than 100 countries, which is 70% is from Turkey.
Being a student at Cyprus International University, which is a fully equipped capital university, means being a part of the island's transportation, accommodation, business economy, politics, entertainment and cultural centre.

For the latest updates of the Ministry of Health, you can visit And also, we created a page where you can follow detailed information and the latest updates before your travel to TRNC. Click for the detailed information about the 'TRNC Travel and Quarantine Processes' based on the decisions of the TRNC Council of Ministers.