Student Accommodation in North Cyprus
In North Cyprus, nearly all universities provide accommodation services for foreign students. Living in a dormitory have some differences than living in a rented house. The most important, you have to obey the university rules that are applied for their dormitories.
The university dorms, supply the basic needs for students and are clean and comfortable. The main advantage is that they are very close to the university campuses.
There are also private residences, dormitories and flats to rent. Usually students will have to follow a set of rules that the management has set out. This will ensure the safety and comfort of you and the other students. Please follow these rules.
The private dormitories are very comfortable and student friendly. There are many newly built luxury dormitories with modern pleasing décor and excellent service. They are similar to five-star hotels, in that they offer a cleaning service and launderette, internet, flat screen TV, telephone, air-conditioning and a kitchenette with hob, kettle, microwave oven and mini fridge. Some may even have a swimming pool, cafeteria and bus service. Expect to pay between 150 to 450 pounds per month depending on location and services available.
If you are thinking of renting, you need to know that the terms and conditions of rent will vary from landlord to landlord. Usually, a contract will be made for one year and the landlord will want two months’ rent deposit. You may need to pay annually or in two six-month installments. Some landlords will even allow you to pay monthly, however the quality of these apartments are questionable.
Most apartments (especially newly built blocks) are very comfortable with modern pleasing décor. You will have a TV, adequate furniture, large kitchen with appliances. You and your friends can get together and choose from a number of 1 +1, 2 +1, 3 or even 4 + 1 apartments to share. Look for apartments that are close to markets, café and restaurants and university bus service stops.
There are many agencies and estate agents specializing in student accommodation. In your first year as a foreign student you can make use of these agencies as they have a large portfolio of available places to rent. Please be aware that you will need to pay them a commission of one months’ rent (and/or additional fees) if you decide to rent through them.
Cypnet recommends Girne Ideal Student Dorms. They are newly built, furnished, contemporary and comfortable student dorms located in a prime location in the heart of Kyrenia.  Best of all there will be no commission to pay. Good luck!
Address: 8 Mercan Sokak, Girne (next to Jasmine Court Hotel).
Tel: 0542 8828000.