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METU Middle East Technical University

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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 attend 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.


Middle East Technical University is founded under the name of "Orta Do?u 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. 


There are 107 graduate and  69 doctorate programs available in Graduate Schools of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Informatics, Applied Mathematics and Marine Sciences Graduate Schools. Marine Sciences conducts the academic program studies at İçel-Erdemli.

METU strives to maintain a high standard of education by international standards. All undergraduate programs under the Faculty of Engineering were evaluated by ABET, at METU's request.  All undergraduate programs were accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.


Wide experience in education and research in natural and social sciences is an important prerequisite to achieving the desired marked effect in the fields of applied sciences and design and in interdisciplinary education and research.

Interdisciplinary education and research are encouraged. The university enables academic staff to work on educational and research projects with educational centres and institutes outside their own academic units.


The research shows that the preparations for the interview have greatly improved performance during the actual interview. You can get a counseling appointment from our website to join our interview simulation. Interview simulation with our career counselor will take about 40 minutes. The career counselor will ask you highly probable questions that you might encounter during a real interview about your resume, competencies and projects. Also, if you want a simulation for a specific company, the interview will be much more efficient if you give the company name in advance. You are expected to answer the questions asked during the simulation as if you had a real interview. 

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Student services

Welcome to the International Students Office (ISO) at the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ). ISO is the specifically designed office on campus to provide first-hand assistance to the prospective and continuing international students from over 85 different countries.

For Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ), the presence of international students is utmost important as they are the essential and valuable part of the life in the university. As ODTÜ, we have a rich and long tradition of welcoming international visitors from all around the world as we have over 2000 full-time international students and annually receive 2000+ applications to the undergraduate programs offered by our departments.

Housing services

There are 18 modern dormitories within the University Campus. The İsa Demiray Dormitory, one of the blocks of Refika Aksoy Dormitory and the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 9th dormitories are for male students and the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th dormitories, The Faika Demiray Dormitory and one of the blocks of Refika Aksoy Dormitory are for female students. There is also Osman Yazıcı Girls' Guest House and METU Guest House which are for female students. For male students, there is Faik Hızıroğlu Guest House. Also, in the 2 dormitories operated by EBİ, both female and male students can accommodate.The rooms in the 2nd dormitory are for two students.

ICT services

Internet connection and wired telephone service is available at dormitory rooms. 

Within the scope of the project, as planned, the Smart Card was put into use firstly as the e-wallet for the cafeteria, then as an e-ID application at seven department buildings, two PC rooms, and two campus gate entry barriers in 2005. 

Medical services

The Medical and Counseling Center, which operates under METU’s Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports, serves students, faculty, and administrative staff.

Campus life

The campus area is 4500 hectares and the forest area is 3043 hectares, including Lake Eymir, which is about 20 kilometers 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 METU main campus and locations in the city to the lake.

Sports facilities

There are various sports and recreation activities in METU sports environment and the students and personnel can choose from a wide array of challenges for all skill levels. Active sportsmen/women or students, who wish to enhance their capabilities at sports branches, can engage in physical exercise with the guidance of an advisor or under the supervision of a trainer. The Directorate is at the entrance floor of the Indoor Gym. Moreover, every student can participate in sports activities individually.

Student clubs

  • Society of petroleum engineers 
  • Theater club 
  • Turkic languages and history society 
  • Turkish classical music society 
  • Turkish - german communication club 
  • Women in business club 
  • Society of women engineers 
  • Astronomy society 

METU has always sought external assessment, accreditation and certification by international organizations, and been committed to a "quality culture".

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 the United States Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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