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Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University (METU), a state university founded in 1956, currently has about 26,500 students. METU comes at the 54th in Forbes’ 2013 the World’s Top Universities. METU has 43 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties. Additionally, there are 5 Graduate Schools with 100 master and 66 doctorate programs. 15 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs are offered in connection with METU Northern Cyprus Campus.

The campus occupies 4500 hectares with the forest of 3043 hectares, including Lake Eymir, which is about 20 kilometers away from the centrum of Ankara. The lake is available to METU students for rowing, fishing, picnicking and general recreational activities. Bus service is provided from the main campus of METU and locations in the city to the lake. Throughout the academic year, students can enjoy art exhibitions, concerts, recitals, cinema and theater events as well as a variety of social and academic activities. One of the most favored social activities is the traditional International Spring Festival held in May.

METU is one of Turkey's most competitive universities. Each year, among the students taking the National University Entrance Examination, over 1/3 of the 1000 applicants with the highest scores attends METU. Due to high demand towards METU being so great, most of our departments accept only the top 1% of approximately 1.5 million applicants taking the National University Entrance Examination. Over 40% of METU's students go on to graduate schools.

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 projects, such as Med-Campus, MEDA, COST, Eureka, NASA, NATO, NSF, UN, World Bank, Jean Monnet, INCO, EUMEDIS, 6th and 7th Framework, Erasmus Mundus ECW, Leonardo and Socrates projects. METU has also involved in 59 FP6 projects, 48 of which have already been completed. Furthermore, 32 FP7 projects are still in execution. METU has 19 international joint degree programs with European and American universities at undergraduate and graduate level.

METU is a member of many associations and networks dealing with international education and exchange such as EUA, EAIE, IIE, GE3, CEASAR, SEFI, and CIEE. METU actively participates in AIESEC and IAESTE summer internship programs. As a part of its efforts to ascertain world-quality education, in 1991 METU initiated a long-term program to have all its engineering programs accredited by ABET. The Engineering Faculty now has all its thirteen undergraduate programs declared as "substantially equivalent" to the ABET accredited programs in the USA. The University has completed the process of "Institutional Evaluation" by the EUA in 2002.

As the language of instruction in all its degree programs English 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. The academic year in METU is divided into two semesters. METU also has a summer school with regular courses and an International Summer School with courses of special interest to international students. For more information, please visit http://www.metu.edu.tr/


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     1. Sophomore or above;

     2. GPA≥3.0;

     3. TOEFL iBT≥80, IELTS≥6.0