Middle East Technical University is founded under the name of "Orta Doğu Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü" (Middle East High Technology Institute) on November 15th, 1956 to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries and especially to train people so as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences.
The mission of the Middle East Technical University is to reach, produce, apply and promote knowledge, and to educate individuals with that knowledge for the social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological development of our society and humanity. This is to be done by bringing teaching, research and social services up to universal standards.
Middle East Technical University (METU) currently has about26,500 students.
Undergraduate and graduate students from many countries attend a semester or a year-round at METU as "Special Student" or "Exchange Student". Middle East Technical University is currentlyconducting Student Exchange Program activities with many foreign universities.
METU has 43 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties. Additionally, there are 5 Graduate Schools with 100 masters and 66 doctorate programs and a "School of Foreign Languages" which includes the English Preparatory Department. 15 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs are offered in connection with METU Northern Cyprus Campus.
Since its foundation, METU, as an international research university, has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects. METU actively took part in and managed many Med-Campus, MEDA, COST, Eureka, NASA, NATO, NSF, UN, World Bank, Jean Monnet, INCO, EUMEDIS, 6th and 7thFramework, Erasmus Mundus ECW, Leonardo and Socrates projects. METU has also involved in 59 FP6 projects, 48 of them have already been completed. Furthermore, 32 FP7 projects are still in execution. METU has 19 international joint degree programmes with European and American universities at undergraduate and graduate level.
English as the language of instruction in all its degree programs has greatly facilitated METU's efforts to accommodate international students and researchers. METU hosts over 1,700 international students from nearly 94 different countries studying toward myriad of academic degrees.
Economics and Administrive Sciences Programs
Business Administration (Joint Undergraduate Program with SUNY New Paltz Univ.)
Political Science and International Relations
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Aerospace Engineering - New Program
Education / Humanities Programs
Computer Education and Instructional Technology
Guidance and Psychological Counseling
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Master of Science in Political Science and International Relations
Master of Science in Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems
Master of Art in English Language Teaching
METU NCC offers plenty of scholarships. Tuition waiver scholarships cover 25%, 50% and 100% of the tuition. You can apply for the tuition waiver scholarship by using the online application system. The applications will be evaluated by the international student admission committee. For detailed information about tuition waiver scholarship opportunities please visit our website. There are also some other scholarship supports provided during education as follows:
Academic success merit scholarship provides 450 to 650 TL/per month for the students with an extraordinary academic success. There are also scholarship opportunities offered to students in return for working in the library, laboratories, IT, sports complex, dormitories etc. within the name of student assistantship.
Finally, on the condition that they are successful in their studies, students in need of temporary financial support, may apply to support scholarship (with evidence of their situation) which provides them with books, necessities etc. This support is subject to decision of the Scholarship and Support Fund of METU NCC.
The annual tuition fee for all international students studying in Bachelor (undergraduate) programs in METU NCC is $ 7,500 per year. The tuition fee of the graduate programs (Masters) is $ 1,800 per semester, depending on the program of interest. The annual tuition fee for the undergraduate programs is to be paid in two equal installments prior to the registration of each semester.