Near East University offers Second Diploma Opportunity: Dual Degree Program

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Added On: 04 October 2017, Wednesday, 16:54
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Near East University offers Second Diploma Opportunity: Dual Degree Program

With a dual degree program, Near East University offers opportunity for the students receiving education in undergraduate and associate degree programs to get two diplomas by taking courses simultaneously at two different departments.

According to the press release issued by the Directorate of Press and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, the students, who are successful in their departments, would be provided with opportunity to complete Dual Undergraduate Degree Program and receive a second diploma in other fields along with the one for their undergraduate programs.

What is a Dual Degree Program?
A Dual Degree is a program that makes it possible to earn two bachelor’s degrees from two undergraduate programs simultaneously. Students, who so wish and meet certain requirements and deemed eligible for receiving a second degree program at a department within the same faculty or at another faculty, can receive two undergraduate programs and earn two bachelor’s degree diplomas simultaneously.

Application and Admission Requirements for Near East University Dual Undergraduate Degree Programs
To be eligible to apply for a dual degree program, students must have successfully completed all credited course in the undergraduate program that received till the application semester provided that they haven’t enrolled in another Double Major Degree or Dual Degree program. Students can’t enroll in more than one Double Major or Dual Undergraduate Degree Program simultaneously. However, the student may enroll in a minor degree program in addition to the dual undergraduate degree program provided that they fulfill the required conditions.

A four-year undergraduate student can apply for Dual Degree Program earliest at the beginning of the third term and the latest at the beginning of fifth term. Students receiving a five-year undergraduate program can apply a Dual Degree Program at the beginning of the seventh term. Students receiving six year programs can apply Dual Degree Program at the beginning of the ninth term. Associate Degree students are required to apply earliest at the beginning of the second term and latest at the beginning of the third term.

To be eligible to apply for a dual degree program, a student is required to have at least 2.72 point average and take place in the top 20% of success ranking for undergraduate program. Students with at least 2.72 grade point average but do not take place in the top 20% of the success ranking, can apply for dual degree program provided that they have points not less than the base point required for the double degree program in the relevant year.

Students, who are willing to apply for dual degree programs that accept students through aptitude test, are required to be successful in the aptitude test as well.

A second profession chance for dreams that can’t go in one diploma…
Touching upon the importance of having a second diploma in our era, Near East University vice Rector Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt shared his views regarding the Dual Undergraduate Degree Program offered by the university: “Students, who so wish and meet certain requirements, can earn two bachelor’s degree diplomas by receiving courses from two undergraduate programs simultaneously.

Touching upon the quality education that the Near East University provides for its students beyond the standards set by national and international bodies, NEU vice Rector Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt underlined that the Near East University with its qualified competent staff and 30 year experience in education and high tech equipped infrastructure and super structure has become the most preferred university in higher education. Without compromising quality in education, the Near East University is committed to providing all opportunities for its students in pursuing their academic demands and establishing a cutting edge career the over the others.

Underlining that the Near East University has set it as its overriding aim to raise graduates, who are equipped with comprehensive professional knowledge and capable to address the needs of the country as competent and specialized individuals that equipped with professional ethics and values, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kurt stated that they would make it possible for students to have a second profession by enrolling in dual degree programs and earning two bachelor’s degree diplomas from two different undergraduate programs.

Stating that dual degree program stands forth as an option for those who want to continue their professional and individual development with different undergraduate programs, or for those who are not fully satisfied with their current undergraduate programs, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kurt: “This is an important opportunity for students. In addition to investing in human and future as a student and research-oriented university, we also give them the chance to get a second bachelor’s degree diploma while specializing in the undergraduate program that they currently enrolled in. Students, who preferred the Near East University in pursue of their future career, will receive quality education at standards matching or going beyond the international criteria. Here, in a friendly campus environment, they will have a chance to shape not only their future but also their personalities. With the awareness that students shape their future with their preferences, we aim to be an institution that not only raise highly qualified graduates but also provide our students with global vision and mission and pave the way for them to shape their future lives and personalities. We will spare no sacrifices to raise our students at global standards and pave the way for them to be competent professionals capable to address the needs of our country and the mankind” said he.