METU Middle East Technical University

Ankara, Turkey
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 is founded under the name of "Orta Dogu 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.


It is unconditionally accepted that a university's mission is to ensure the understanding of current knowledge and the discovery of new knowledge. On this subject, there should be no hindrance to the discovery and sharing of new knowledge. An environment should be created in which research, creativity and student self-development can be fostered.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.


METU Central Laboratory of the main objectives of our universities, scientific research involving modern test and analysis equipment for researchers working in public institutions and industry training and to measure the center.


Research has shown that getting prepared beforehand helps to boost job applicants’ performance during real interviews. You can make an appointment with a career counselor to prepare for job interviews. A mock interview with a career counselor lasts 30-45 minutes. During this interview, the career counselor asks you questions, all of which you are highly likely to meet in a real interview, such as questions about your educational background and work experience, personal qualities and competencies, job expectations and the projects you were involved in. You are expected to answer those questions as if you were in a real interview.

Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (1)


Student services

Individual psychological counseling is a professional helping process which provides clients (who have applied for help voluntarily) self knowledge about themselves and an understanding of their own feelings, thoughts and behaviors as well as working over the parts that clients want to change/improve for themselves. In this process, clients are expected to take the responsibility of their own behaviors and experiences.

Housing services

There are 18 modern dormitories within the University Campus. The Isa 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 Yazici Girls' Guest House and METU Guest House which are for female students. For male students, there is Faik Hiziroglu Guest House. Also, in the 2 dormitories operated by EBI, both female and male students can accommodate.The rooms in the 2nd dormitory are for two students.

Library services

  • Introductory Meeting for Science of Synthesis Database
  • Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA) Database Access
  • InCites New Platform Access

Medical services

The first resort for students regarding their health and psychological problems is the Health and Guidance Center (HGC). Students apply with their Student ID Card to the Patient Reception Desk. The student’s initial examination, tests and treatment are carried out at the HGC within capacity and in accordance with the regulations.

Student Life

Campus life

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus (METU NCC) was established as a result of an invitation conveyed to METU in the year 2000 by the Governments of Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

It is a major higher education project financed by the Republic of Turkey and serves not only the Turkish students but also the international community.

METU NCC enjoys full academic and administrative support of METU in Ankara.With its excellent facilities, exceptionally qualified faculty, and highest international standards in teaching, research and community service, METU NCC offers internationally accepted degree programs in engineering and social sciences.

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

  • Aerospace Students Society (MASS)
  • Amateur Astronomy Club
  • Amateur Photography Society
  • Archeological Society
  • Architecture Club
  • Atatürk's Thought Club
  • Aviation Society
  • Biology and Genetics Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Birdwatching Club
  • Book Club
  • Business Club
  • Chemistry Society
  • Cinema Club
  • Classical Guitar Society
  • Computer Club
  • Communication Club
  • Construction Club
  • Contemporary Dance Group
  • Creativity and Social Innovation Society
  • "Çocuk Aklim" Society
  • Debate Club
  • Design Society
  • Economics Society
  • Education Club
  • Environmental Society
  • Eurasia Club
  • European Students Forum Club
  • European Society of Technology Students
  • Far East Society
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Food 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).