Program Information: Middle East Technical University


About Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University (METU), located near the Turkish capital of Ankara, is one of Turkey’s premier state-financed institutions of higher education. Founded in 1956, METU adopted English as its language of instruction. METU is home to more than 21,000 students with 800 to 1,200 international students attending from 50 different countries.


Turkey has a unique and strategic position at the crossroads of East and West, which endows this country with a long history. Turkey is surrounded by seas on three sides and has always been the center of great trade, silk, and spice routes. Because of its proximity to both Europe and the Middle East, Turkey enjoys a very vibrant and diverse culture.


METU has three types of campus dormitories; state, semi-private and private. All dormitories provide bedding. Meals are not included in the fee, but dormitories have canteens where students can eat breakfast and other meals for a nominal cost.

All dormitories are located in the same general area near the campus shopping center and is amongst banks, a post office, the campus medical center and sports facilities.

Students can choose between the state and semi-private housing. For those students interested in private housing (single room), an additional fee will be assessed once you arrive at METU.

Academic Program & Courses

  • Academic Year: September—early June 
  • Winter: February – early June 
  • Fall: September—December 

Access a list of courses other GVSU students have taken and current course equivalencies.

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