GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES


Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions on Application Process:

 

1.      Who specifies the application criteria for the programmes?

Each department specifies the application criteria for their programmes.

 

2.      What is the role of the Graduate School of Social Sciences in the application process?

Graduate School of Social Sciencescheck the validity of the on-line loaded documents and their compliance with the criteria determined by the departments.

 

3.      Who evaluates the applications and decide to accept/ reject the applicants?

Related departments evaluate the applications and decide to accept or reject the applicants.

 

4.      When is it announced that the departments have the admission for graduate programmes or not, in the related semester?

It is officially announced in the application link of Graduate School of Social Sciences’ web site in the first day of the application period which is published in the academic calender.

 

5.      How many students will be accepted to the programme that I have applied?

The departments decide the number of admissions according to the capacity of the programme, the number of applicants and so on in the evaluation process. Thus the number can change each semester and it is not pre-determined.

 

6.      In the programme I will apply/ have applied, how many courses should I take, is there evening courses for the working applicants, what is the fee of the programme etc.?

All information about the details of the programmes should be provided from the related departments. Graduate School of Social Sciences do not give such information about the details of the programmes.

 

Questions on Application Criteria and Documents:

7.      What is the date of METU-EPE exam, how can I have information about that exam?

You can reach the date and the details of METU-EPE exam from the links below.

http://www.dbe.metu.edu.tr/prf/

http://ydyom.metu.edu.tr/en/metu-sfl-english-proficiency-exam

 

8.      I have graduated from a school where the language of education is English, in Turkey/ foreign country, should I still submit English proficiency exam score?

All the applicants should submit a valid English proficiency exam result. Only the foreign students from the English speaking countries (the official language of the country should be English), on condition that they are graduated from a school where the language of education is also English, are exempt from submitting an English proficiency exam result.

 

9.  The grading system of the school that I was graduated is different. How can I convert my CPGA to your system?

You should use the conversion table in the link below:

http://oidb.metu.edu.tr/4-luk-sistemi-100-luk-sisteme-donusturme

 

10.  I have not received ALES/ GRE/ GMAT exam yet or I have taken the exam but the results are not announced yet, can I submit the exam score after the application period?

Applications with missing exam scores within the application period are not accepted and evaluated.

 

11.  I have not received english proficiency exam yet or I have taken the exam but the results are not announced yet, can I submit the exam score after the application period?

Applications with missing exam scores within the application period are not accepted and evaluated.

 

12.  Are YDS scores valid for english proficiency?

YDS exam scores are not valid and accepted for graduate admisisons. Accepted exam scores are the ones of METU-EPE, TOEFL IBT and IELTS.

 

 

13.  Who are exempt from the application fee?

The applicants who are registered to a graduate/ undergraduate programme in any university in the application semester are exempt from the application fee.

 

14.  If one or more of the required documents is missing in the application period, is there a possibility of conditional application?

Conditional application is not possible for any native applicants.  (Only foreign students who do not have GRE scores can make conditional application,  providing that they should fullfill some requirements in their first semester in the programme they register)

 

15.  Can I get back the application fee?

The applicants whose application is not evaluated due to a missing criteria or document and the applicants who want to withdraw their application within the application period can get their application fee back. Those applicants should apply to Graduate School of Social Sciences with “Ödeme İadesi Başvuru Formu”.  (You can reach the form from this link: http://sbe.metu.edu.tr/forms)

 

 

16.  Can I apply to more than one programme for the same semester?

You can apply to more than one programme for the same semester. You should submit the required documents seperately and pay application fee for each programme you apply.

 

17.  Can I register to more than one graduate programme?

You can not register to more than one graduate programme.

 

Questions on technical issues and on-line application forms:

 

18.  Can I make revisions on the on-line application form after I freeze it?

You cannot make any additions or revisions on the on-line application form after freezing. Thus, you should re-check the form and be sure that the information you have added is correct and complete before you freeze the form.

 

19.  To whom/ where should I apply for the problems that I have faced while filling the on-line application form? (For ex. The system does not accept my password, the school/ programme that I have graduated does not exist in the list etc)

You should apply to computer center via the link below:

https://www.metu.edu.tr/form/information-request-about-metu-graduate-programs-application