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Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby FantaMomen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:39 am

Hi guys ..
i'm planning to study at Eastern Mediterranean University which it is in Famagusta .. I want to ask you some questions about it ..

Is Famagusta good city? is it fun? how is the lifestyle in it? do I have to learn Turkish to communicate with poeple? is it old or ancient city? and tell me a little about the night life there..

I know it's alot of questions .. but i need all advices are possible.. thanks all :D
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby Jerry » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:54 am

FantaMomen wrote:Hi guys ..
i'm planning to study at Eastern Mediterranean University which it is in Famagusta .. I want to ask you some questions about it ..

Is Famagusta good city? is it fun? how is the lifestyle in it? do I have to learn Turkish to communicate with poeple? is it old or ancient city? and tell me a little about the night life there..

I know it's alot of questions .. but i need all advices are possible.. thanks all :D


Rubbish Uni offering only UK 11+ degrees, not worth the paper they are printed on. Best find a proper internationally recognised University.
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby Piratis » Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:07 pm

Famagusta is a city which was ethnically cleansed of its native population during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and it is now inhabited mostly by Turkish Settlers who were brought to our island from Anatolia during the last 30 years. Part of the city is fenced off and it is a "Ghost City".

Famagusta is an old city which is build near the ancient city of Salamis, but the Turks have nothing to do with the ancient history of this city since they are just foreign invaders who are illegally occupying the north part of Cyprus.

I don't know why anybody would want to study in such a place. Did they offer it to you for free?
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby Hermes » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:34 pm

Don't waste your time and money studying in northern Cyprus. The "universities" in northern Cyprus have a poor reputation and are staffed by mediocre "academics". Most overseas staff have fled the place and been replaced by dubious home-grown politically-appointed "lecturers" who would never be able to secure a position elsewhere. Teaching is sub-standard and "degrees" are only recognised in Turkey. The system is a scam designed to lure unsuspecting overseas students to part with their money.

As for "nightlife" you should be aware that the north of Cyprus is under military occupation so "nightlife" is geared towards the needs of thousands of bored Turkish soldiers and consists mainly of casinos, brothels and dodgy bars run by criminals.

My advice is to steer clear of studying in occupied northern Cyprus unless you want to end up with a worthless, unrecognized degree. The occupied north of Cyprus has a reputation as a shit-hole both to study and to live in. Don't bother.
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby FantaMomen » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:55 pm

thanks guys for your replies and yes i have to chance to study for free..
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:10 pm

FantaMomen wrote:thanks guys for your replies and yes i have to chance to study for free..


Its probably worth what you pay for it.....diddly sh*t!
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby London » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:31 pm

FantaMomen, ignore what these guys are saying, they are just jealous!!
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby kurupetos » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:47 pm

London wrote:FantaMomen, ignore what these guys are saying, they are just jealous!!

Are they? :lol:
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby kurupetos » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:49 pm

FantaMomen wrote:thanks guys for your replies and yes i have to chance to study for free..

It might be free, but it won't be no study. :mrgreen:
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Re: Planning to study in Famagusta,Cyprus?

Postby newgeneration » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:12 pm

Original poster, you should know that you are asking in the worst possible place!

Please read about the history of the Cyprus troubles and bear in mind the majoriaren't your responses have come from a Greek Cypriot point of view. The university you mention is in the North of Cyprus, the Turkish Cypriot side of the island.

I was in Gazi Magusa (the Turkish name for Famagusta) last week. It's a beautiful city with warm friendly people and a small but good nightlife. It is true only Turkey recognises their degrees because of the International Embargo enforced on the North of Cyprus by the South. Several of the universities have applied for recognition but their efforts are systematically jumped upon by the South who campaign for the North's universities not to be recognised because of their political agenda.

Try to find some information on websites relating to North Cyprus, or the TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) for a more balanced view.
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