Graduate Applications for 2020–2021 Fall Semester will be between April 27 – September 18, 2020.

METU Academic Calendar 

Who can Apply?

Applicants who wish to pursue a degree at the Graduate School must hold;

  • For Master of Science (M.S.) & Master of Arts (M.A.) applications, a bachelor's degree or awaiting graduation degree from bachelor
  • For Doctorate (PhD) on Bachelor of Science (B.S.) applications, a bachelor's degree or awaiting graduation degree
  • For PhD application, an M.S./M.A. (or an equivalent) degree or awaiting graduation from M.S./M.A.

Application Criteria for Programs

Program Accepting Students for 2020/2021 Fall Semester

Staff List for Applications

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

How to Apply?

Application to all METU Graduate School programs will be made online in the link provided below.

  1. Log in to the MS_PhD Applications and fill out the required fields in the Application Form.
  2. Submit the Online Application Form and the application process is complete. You can check your application status on the Main Page by logging in with your email address and password.

Please note: After finalizing your application, you are encouraged to check out the website of the related Graduate School and the Program for the interview dates and last-minute information.

Required Documents for Application

Detailed information about required Documents which will be uploaded to the online application system:

  • Application Fee Receipt

The application fee is 100 TL for the nationals of Turkey. For foreign nationals, the application fee is 55$. Applicants, who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, do not have to pay for the application fee.

For a complete List of the Banks and account details to pay for the Application fee.

If you are transferring International transfer of the application fee

Beneficiary: ODTÜ Strateji Geliştirme Dairesi Başkanlığı
Bank: Türkiye İş Bankası
Branch: ODTÜ (4229)
Account No: 4229-3123036
Swift code: ISBKTRIS
IBAN No: TR100006400000242293123036

Bank Address: T.C. İş Bankası, ODTÜ Şubesi, Üniversiteler Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Bulvarı, No:1, 06800 Ankara Turkey

* Applicants who file more than one application must pay the application fee for each program.
* You must upload jpeg version of online banking receipts to the online application form.

* The applicants whose application is not evaluated due to 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 Schools with "Payment Refund Application Form".

  • English Proficiency Exam Score

Applicants must have an English language proficiency score. KPDS, ÜDS, and YDS exams are not accepted. Accepted exams are:

      • ODTÜ-İYS (METU English Proficiency Exam), provided by METU
      • TOEFL IBT, provided by ETS
      • IELTS (Academic Version)
      • PTE Academic (Academic Version)

Native speakers who studied in a university in which the language of instruction is English are exempt from submitting a valid English language score. The applicants who satisfy these conditions can check the "I am a native speaker" box in the online application form.

      • ODTU-İYS exam score is valid for two years. Scores ending in 0.5 or higher are rounded UP to the nearest whole number.
      • For ODTU-İYS and other English proficiency exam equivalence chart please click here.
      • A photocopy or the Internet print of the exam scores must be uploaded to the online application system.
      • ODTU-IYS: The necessary information about the exam can be found
  • Graduate Exams

All programs require Graduate Exam scores. To apply for a graduate program, applicants must have valid ALES, GRE or GMAT exam results that meet the minimum criteria of the programs. Check the exam types and minimum scores of the graduate exams designated by Programs and the Graduate School.

      • For tests taken prior to September 27, 2017, scores are valid for 5 years following the announcement of exam results. The test taken after this date are valid for 3 years following the announcement of exam results.
      • GRE/GMAT certificate is valid for 5 years.
      • A photocopy or the Internet print of the exam scores must be uploaded to the online application system.

The exam results must be valid as of the date of application. METU applicants who were registered in a graduate program with no more than one-semester break can apply to the graduate programs with ALES scores that they submitted before. This exception is only valid if the old ALES score of the applicant meets the minimum criteria of the program requirements. Those applicants do not need to take the ALES exams again.

* Please use the following table (except the graduate school of natural and applied sciences) for the conversion of the ALES, Old & New GRE Scores.

ALES                GRE-old                    GRE-new
                        (Quantitative)          (Quantitative)
  55                         610                           149 
  60                         648                           151
  65                         678                           153
  70                         696                           155
  75                         713                           156
  80                         731                           157
  85                         748                           159
  90                         766                           162
  95                         783                           164
100                         800                           166

* The conversion table only applies to METU. The effective date is May 21, 2018.

  • Reference Letters

For the application, if required by the department, two references must be submitted. It is generally recommended that you to take references from faculty members (including your thesis advisor) who knows your academic skills and experiences and from your managers if you are/were working in a sector.

For the prerequisites about the reference letters, please visit relevant Program requirements.

      • If you are exempt for submitting reference letters, you can check the "not necessary" box in the online application form.
      • Applicants should enter the information regarding the referees in the online application form. The link for submitting a reference letter will be sent to the e-mail address of referees. The link will be active for 48 hours if the time limit passes the link will be expired. Applicants can check the status of references from the online application form.
  • Transcript

      • Obtain notarized or attested English transcript(s) concerning your in progress or completed undergraduate and graduate study you have undertaken.
      • Replicated by copying transcripts are not accepted.
      • For students or graduates of METU copy of transcript(s) obtained through "Student Affairs OIBS 61 Program" are accepted.
      • If you are applying for a PhD, BOTH undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required.
      • You must upload jpeg/pdf versions of your transcripts to the online application system.
  • Letter of Intention

The letter of intention should:

      • include a short CV and the background related to the applied department, awards, scholarships, meetings, and publications.
      • be entered in the space provided in the online application program. If the given space is not sufficient you can upload a pdf version of your intention letter to the online application system.
  • Recognition Letter

Only for non-Turkish citizens who graduated from any abroad university
    • Equivalence Letter

    Only for Turkish citizens who studied in any abroad university

    Last Updated:
    24/06/2020 - 22:18