Visa Requirments for EU-Students
International Students who belong to the EU are free to enter North Cyprus and apply for a student visa when they get there.
Visa Requirments for Non EU-Students
Students from countries which do not belong to the EU must have a student visa for entry to North Cyprus. Student visas are issued only to full-time international students.
The visa requirements stated on this site are specifically for North Cyprus, South Cyprus is part of the EU and therefore has different Visa Requirements.
North Cyprus unforntunately does not have embassies in every country. If your country does not have a North-Cyprus Embassy the Turkish embassy is the official embassy to submit your documents and process your application for a visa to the Republic of Northern Cyprus.
To obtain a North-Cyprus study Visa you will need to bring the following Documents:
Document Checklist for a study Visa in North Cyprus
If you fail to submit all the documents in time, the embassy will ask you to book another date for your appointment, therefore to avoid delays please submit all the documents in full.
As the Visa process for international students can take up to 3 months, depending on the country, we strongly encourage you calculate enough time for it.
Application and visa process to North Cyprus
"I had to cancel my ticket to South Cyprus because I did not know that as long as you do not have an EU pass or Greece visa you are not allowed to enter South Cyprus.Do not make the same mistake I did, South Cyprus and North Cyprus are basically different countries" - Badar Bilal from Pakistan
Extending the Study-Visa once in North-Cyprus
Students will be required to submit their enrollment documents to extend the student visa on yearly basis.Some students have the possibility to extend for more than a year, however, please check with your respective university concerning the procedure and if your residence status allows you to extend for more than a year.
How to extend a passport with my student Visa
For each and every country there are different processes to extend passports of which RocApply advises students to consult with their respective embassies concerning the process and travel only with a valid passport for at least one year.
Whats Next Now that you have the acceptance letter?
Step 1: Pay the tuition fees on the Acceptance letter( Please be very careful with the bank names and account)
Step 2: Send RocApply together with the university the receipts of the payment through email
Step 3: University tracks the bank transaction and confirms the payment after 8 working days
Step 4: University and RocApply will send you a letter confirming the payment which will be needed at the visa offices
Step 5: Prepare the following documents https://www.rocapply.com/visa-requirements-north-cyprus (Remember you do not need to actually buy the air-ticket but you can only reserve and get an itinerary it incase you need to change the dates)
Step 4: Go to the Turkish Embassy and submit the documents once the university confirms the payment
How About Accommodation?
Regarding accommodation, we recommend staying on campus the first year and we will notify the university to reserve you a room as soon as you pay tuition fees. The rent for the room should be around 150 to 200 dollars per month but you only need to pay it when you are there in North Cyprus and the university will also show you many options for accommodation but please be sure before you choose, take a day to really evaluate. The university will give you more than 2-3 days to stay in their dorms for free before you decide which room you would like to take or pay for for the rest of the semester.
Who will pick me up at the Airport?
Once you have confirmed your arrival date in North Cyprus please send the university and RocApply an email with your air ticket information so that the university driver can pick you up at the airport. The driver will be carrying a board with the name of the university, just approaching and he/she will have your name on the list. The driver will take you directly to the university.
Please note that you do not need to pay for transportation from the Airport to the university on your first arrival date provided you let the university know of your arrival date because they will pick you up and drive you to the university for free and provide with accommodation to sleep.
North Cyprus Visitors Visa
For parents wanting to visit their children studying in Cyprus securing a visa is relatively easy considering that Cyprus in a tourism-dominated economy.
If you are still looking for the right university and affordable programs in North Cyprus visit our Study in Cyprus Page.
If you have any questions, want to consult or need help with preparation for visa application please contact RocApply.