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North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 7:56am On Jul 12
Part 2 of North Cyprus thread is here please continue posting your questions/inquires here. Please do not post ads, no mobile number and do not drop a link for whatsapp group.

Part 1 of the thread can be accessed here: https://www.nairaland.com/351402/north-cyprus/355#91624810
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 9:46am On Jul 12
Sir like I said, I have paid the £1000 upfront fee, what are the next step to be taking and how will I go about for the okay to board (OTB) document, and sir like how much will have I have to hold as an student going to Cyprus, because am sponsoring myself, thirdly am I to convert the money into euro before departing of I can make use of Nigeria bank ATM in Cyprus I’m using Access and stanbic bank.
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 10:16am On Jul 12
teewest100:
Sir like I said, I have paid the £1000 upfront fee, what are the next step to be taking

You will wait for the university to confirm your payment, then they will issue you an unconditional acceptance letter and tuition fee payment receipt. Then you will be needing those two documents for either Visa or OKTB.

and how will I go about for the okay to board (OTB) document,

This requires mainly: the unconditional acceptance letter, payment of tuition, international passport and original Olevel result and a Turkish airline return flight ticket. Meanwhile, for the upcoming semester as I stated before Turkish airline and immigration are yet to clarify on OKTB policy or visa regulations considering the country of applicants. So kindly wait and take time to study Turkish embassy website Abuja.

and sir like how much will have I have to hold as an student going to Cyprus, because am sponsoring myself,

North Cyprus (TRNC) does not have a stipulated amount that a new student must have at the time of arrival, unlike South Cyprus that stipulates 2000 euro. But for TRNC, I encourage you to have cash that can pay for 1-year accommodation fees and some living expenses, so in case you are asked upon arrival or have an urgent need, you can present so much amount on the average 2000$.

thirdly am I to convert the money into euro before departing of I can make use of Nigeria bank ATM in Cyprus I’m using Access and stanbic bank.

The official currency of TRNC is Turkish lira which is used by stores, taxi, and 98% of outlets except for payment of Tuition fee which is often in Foreign currency.
However, different cities in TRNC tends to price accommodation in a different currency. For instance; Girne (the tourist city of TRNC) charges British pounds for accommodation, Lefkosia (capital city, where your school is located), most tenants demand Euro while Famagusta (student city where EMU is located) uses Turkish lira.

You can just convert your money to USD or EURO mainly for accommodation payment, while other lifestyle spendings will be TL. Yes, those Access bank and Stanbic ATM cards work and each bank has its own exchange rate and monthly/daily withdrawal limit.

Best wishes

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by haroldwilly780: 10:57am On Jul 12
Thanks prof wip7. ..the explanation is easy to digest .......God bless u. ....

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 11:11am On Jul 12
Yes sir my payment has been confirmed and have been issued receipt of payment as well as the conditional acceptance Letter, what next sir (2) wish area will be your best advice to me as a student to rent apartment and also sir at what range can I get a one bedroom apartment. (3) as I said sir with the sum of 3m Naira, will that help out for the duration of my study? (4) if I convert this amount to USD OR EURO, hope I won’t have issues at the port of entry with such huge amount with me? (5) is Nigeria food available in the country either raw or cooked once sir
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by arafat95: 12:01pm On Jul 12
Professor Wip, regarding the ok to board for someone that's coming for masters, is it o level certificate with other documents that will be needed or first degree certificate?
Thanks
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 12:51pm On Jul 12
teewest100:
Yes sir my payment has been confirmed and have been issued receipt of payment as well as the conditional acceptance Letter, what next sir (2) wish area will be your best advice to me as a student to rent apartment and also sir at what range can I get a one bedroom apartment.

To save money and help yourself/sponsor, I encourage you to check out quite cheaper apartment outside that you can share with another student maybe 2 bed flat that can be shared roomwise. This way you will have savings and pay comparably less.

as I said sir with the sum of 3m Naira, will that help out for the duration of my study?

Let me give you an estimated bill; note that this is based on the current situation and can change anytime, so take it as rough estimates:

-----Per year undergraduate tuition of CIU is 3100 euro and undergraduate is 4 years, meaning 12,400 euro if no increases.
-----Average accommodation cost in the location where CIU is located will be 1900 euro per year if shared; x times 4 will be 7600 euro provided no increases.
-----If you cook your food and live normal/average student lifestyle (excluding gambling, alcohol, smoking and other related vices); you can spend 130 euro monthly on average which may set to around 1600 euro per year.

----In school, you may need to buy some books, photocopy, flex and related.....so you can keep that like 600 euro per year on average

So these estimates exclude travelling abroad, visa to another country in case you want to have some vacations, shoes/wears and spending on man or woman in case you fall in love grin grin grin

So in 4 years: 12,400 + 7600 +6400 +2400 = nearly 29K euro which could be nearly 12.5 million naira (considering current exchange rate). So you can do the maths and see how much you already paid, how much you have ready to foot the bills.

Word of advice and pathway: Ensure that at least you or your parents/sponsor are financially ready. Jobs are scarce in various countries and in most cases, the wages from jobs likely won't be enough to foot all (entire) educational bills. Please take note this is not just about Cyprus but in many developed countries, I have firsthand experience personally as a student in other countries and also sponsoring younger ones in countries like Canada and with students, I have recruited to other nations. So be prepared.

----You can focus more on your education, get remarkable grades and apply for additional scholarships while still studying

----Internet and electricity is available and cheap in Cyprus; make use of these in a legal way to learn demanding skills beyond your degree so that it can give you career leverage and financial freedom. Don't just go and get CGPA of 4.999 (high results) without developing skills/experience that makes you competitive (this type of skills may not be available or less structured in the university, so you will learn on your own some time with guidance).

----Join reputable associations, internships and start-ups related to your field before you graduate to improve your networking.


if I convert this amount to USD OR EURO, hope I won’t have issues at the port of entry with such huge amount with me? r

You are allowed to bring in maximum 10,000 euros to Cyprus but beyond that, you have to declare at point of entry. However, I encourage you to travel with little money while the rest can be sent over to you or yourself via bank transaction. You can open banks in Cyprus and transfer to yourself..this way you can avoid stories that touch the kidney.

is Nigeria food available in the country either raw or cooked once sir

Yes, there are restaurants and stores selling African food materials and Nigeria specifically, seems they are expensive. Except for last year, it's nearly 10 years I eat Nigerian food well and it's too pepperish grin grin and almost lost my tongue........A restaurant few kilometres to my house sell like 10-15$ per plate (TL equivalent) .........You are encouraged to take along Nigerian food materials when travelling. Also, learn to eat foreign food.

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 12:51pm On Jul 12
arafat95:
Professor Wip, regarding the ok to board for someone that's coming for masters, is it o level certificate with other documents that will be needed or first degree certificate?
Thanks

Yes....
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 2:33pm On Jul 12
Thanks so much sir. Having to do with the Airport of Nigeria that is yet to open road for international Travels, is it possible for me to book my ticket yet or I have to wait for the airport to open?
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 3:19pm On Jul 12
teewest100:
Thanks so much sir. Having to do with the Airport of Nigeria that is yet to open road for international Travels, is it possible for me to book my ticket yet or I have to wait for the airport to open?

Wait for airport to open in Nigeria and in Cyprus for new students.... semester starts in September so no need to rush ...
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 3:51pm On Jul 12
Thanks so much sir, is airport in Cyprus back to operation at the moment or are also yet to open sir?
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by Anaweokhai(m): 8:27am On Jul 13
Please who elso knows about CDA college in south cyprus? I want to pay for the tuition fee today but i am having second thoughts about everything that is going on now. What if i pay and international airports don't b4 resumption date 5th of october? Was thinking if its better to apply for Janary 2021 intakes
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by haroldwilly780: 8:51am On Jul 13
Anaweokhai:
Please who elso knows about CDA college in south cyprus? I want to pay for the tuition fee today but i am having second thoughts about everything that is going on now. What if i pay and international airports don't b4 resumption date 5th of october? Was thinking if its better to apply for Janary 2021 intakes
......bruh. its,better to wait till they approve of new student coming in .....even d almighty usa r considering online classes ....just wait ....
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by arafat95: 4:35pm On Jul 13
@ Professor Wip, please for the attestation of documents, do we need to take it to the ministry of foreign affairs or only ministry of education?
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 5:28pm On Jul 13
arafat95:
@ Professor Wip, please for the attestation of documents, do we need to take it to the ministry of foreign affairs or only ministry of education?

Both ministries to avoid stories. Ministry of education is the main one but sometime just to avoid delay you can take also to MFA.
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 8:26pm On Jul 13
Sir I have a friend who is also interested in applying for CIU but his WASC result isn’t that good, is there anything that could be done to assist
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 9:44pm On Jul 13
teewest100:
Sir I have a friend who is also interested in applying for CIU but his WASC result isn’t that good, is there anything that could be done to assist

Does your friend has at least 5 credits including maths and English ?
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 11:10pm On Jul 13
The result is bad, not good at all sir
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by Mahmuday123: 4:22am On Jul 14
Please I am reading some bad reviews on google is CIU a good university
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 4:58am On Jul 14
teewest100:
The result is bad, not good at all sir

Then your friend should go and sit down and re-write the exam if is that bad to get university ready results.

If the students cannot pass the major Olevel subjects successfully such students does not have a business to be in the university for now.......I don’t know how the student will pass university courses.

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 5:13am On Jul 14
Mahmuday123:
Please I am reading some bad reviews on google is CIU a good university

What do you mean by “Good university”?

Which criteria used in classifying universities as good, medium or bad?

And

Relative to which university or have you also read reviews of universities in your country and compare ?

Have you emailed the university to ask about the reviews and get some responses?
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by jidoex66(m): 8:21am On Jul 14
Mahmuday123:
Please I am reading some bad reviews on google is CIU a good university
Yes it is. What bad reviews?
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by haroldwilly780: 8:33am On Jul 14
Mahmuday123:
Please I am reading some bad reviews on google is CIU a good university
.......maybe na anoda CIU ....but d CIU for cyprus o....na good sch .....compare to all dz una third grade school in ur country... grin grin.....na CIU wey dey Somalia or Sudan e go read 4 google grin

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by Dharryedu: 2:41pm On Jul 14
Cyprus International University is a great school. It creates a truly international experience by attracting academic and administrative staff from all over the world. There is an emphasis on quality and interactive learning in an atmosphere convivial to study. The University has multiple international links and partnerships, both in the educational and industrial field. As a result, the students are extremely well-positioned when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 3:05pm On Jul 14
Dharryedu:
Cyprus International University is a great school. It creates a truly international experience by attracting academic and administrative staff from all over the world. There is an emphasis on quality and interactive learning in an atmosphere convivial to study. The University has multiple international links and partnerships, both in the educational and industrial field. As a result, the students are extremely well-positioned when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

Jesus grin grin

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by haroldwilly780: 6:35pm On Jul 14
wip7:


Jesus grin grin
....that's what we call gbass gboos grin grin

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 2:42am On Jul 15
Sir is it still allowed to change course during registration sir?
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by wip7: 5:19am On Jul 15
teewest100:
Sir is it still allowed to change course during registration sir?

Yes you can
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by Clintrobert: 11:44am On Jul 15
Whatup teewest

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Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by Silensa(m): 10:34pm On Jul 15
Welcome all to this new thread. Hope we find what we are looking for here.
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by teewest100: 12:04am On Jul 16
Re: North Cyprus: Part 2 by arafat95: 11:30am On Jul 16
Good morning guys. I have paid my initial deposit of 1000 euro last week Friday and my school have replied my mail that the money has reflected in the account on Tuesday, and since then I have been expecting them to send my acceptance letter and school fees receipt to me, please,I will like to know the days it normally take schools to send acceptance letter after the initial payment. (CIU)
Thanks

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