International Students Office

The Examination for Foreign Students for Higher Education Programs in Turkey (YÖS) has not been centrally conducted by Assessment, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) since 2011. From this date, this exam has been institutionally conducted by some universities in Turkey and used to apply for undergraduate programs. However, YÖS is not conducted and accepted by Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ). Also, scores from the YÖS exams conducted by other universities cannot be used in the application. The acceptable exams for undergraduate programs in ODTÜ are listed below and fully available via this link. A passing score from any one of these exams is sufficient to apply. However, if you have more than one exam result, it is possible to submit all of them while you are making your application as additional documents. Exam results such as SAT are valid for two years. Documents holding the status of a high-school diploma are valid with any date.

For detailed information on ODTÜ-Northern Cyprus Campus, please visit http://ncc.metu.edu.tr/

*Application criteria listed below are valid only for 2018-2019 Academic Year.

 In addition to the international exams/criteria listed below, we also receive applications with more than 60 national criteria, which you can find in the ODTÜ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICATION CRITERIA table. 

 

ANKARA CAMPUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTHERN CYPRUS CAMPUS

American College Testing (ACT)

A minimum score of 26 out of 36.

A minimum score of 20 out of 36.

SAT

SAT code for METU: 6383

A minimum total SAT1 score of 1200 out of 1600 in "Math" and "Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Critical Reading in older version)", with a minimum "Math" score of 680 out of 800 for the Faculties of Engineering, Architecture and the scientific programs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences OR an average of 770 in at least 3 subjects in the SAT Subject (SAT2) test relevant to the program applied for(Math2 must be among subjects for the Faculties of Engineering, Architecture and the scientific programs of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

A minimum total SAT1 score of 1000 out of 1600 in "Math" and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (Critical Reading in older version) exams, with a minimum "Math" score of 600 out of 800 for Engineering, Economics and Business Administration programs OR an average of 700 in at least 3 subjects SAT Subject (SAT2) test relevant to the program applied for in the.

International AS and A Levels Qualification

A minimum of AAB in 3 A Levels, two of which shall be relevant to the program applied for. AS-level (Advanced Subsidiary Level) may be considered in lieu of a nonessential A-level with relevant tariff points. (Important Announcement)

Note: AS-Level subjects must be different from the A-Level subjects.

A minimum of BBC in 3 A Levels, two of which shall be relevant to the program applied for. AS-level (Advanced Subsidiary Level) may be considered in lieu of a nonessential A-level with relevant tariff points.

Note:  AS-Level subjects must be different from the A-Level subjects.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A diploma of International Baccalaureate with a min. total score of 33.

A diploma of International Baccalaureate with a min. total score of 28.

International Science Olympiads

A gold, silver or bronze medal in the International Science Olympiads recognized and participated by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey).

  • (IOI) The International Olympiad in Informatics
  • (IBO) The International Biology Olympiad
  • (IPhO) The International Physics Olympiad
  • (IChO) The International Chemistry Olympiad
  • (IMO) The International Mathematical Olympiad
  • (JBMO) Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad
  • (BMO) Balkan Mathematical Olympiad
  • (BOI) Balkan Olympiad in Informatics

A gold, silver or bronze medal in the International Science Olympiads recognized and participated by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey).

  • (IOI) The International Olympiad in Informatics
  • (IBO) The International Biology Olympiad
  • (IPhO) The International Physics Olympiad
  • (IChO) The International Chemistry Olympiad
  • (IMO) The International Mathematical Olympiad
  • (JBMO) Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad
  • (BMO) Balkan Mathematical Olympiad
  • (BOI) Balkan Olympiad in Informatics

BTEC - QCF Diploma

A minimum of DDD grades from the subjects related to the program applied for.

A minimum of DMM grades for the BTEC Extended Diploma and D*D* grades for BTEC Diploma from the subjects related to the program applied for.

Advanced Placement Test (AP)

A minimum score of 14 (5, 5, 4) in three, Advanced Placement subjects, 2 of which are relevant to the program applied for.

A minimum score of 12 (4, 4, 4,) in three Advanced Placement subjects, 2 of which are relevant to the program applied for.