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Middle East Technical University is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the faculty of Geosciences in Ankara, Turkey.

Student experiences

No student experiences available yet.

Academic calendar

Two semesters per year:

Fall semester: October – January
Spring semester: February – June

For specific dates or more information, see academic calendar.


Language of instruction at METU is English, so a proficient level of English is required. 

Areas of study open to exchange students


Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Language of instruction at METU is English.

Housing assistance

Yes, see: Accomodation

Estimated living costs per month

Fees & Costs

Exchange/Erasmus students coming to METU pay tuition to their home universities, not to METU.

LIVING EXPENSES (Approximate):

Campus dormitories (subject to change):

Regardless of their nationality, all international students pay the same amount as Turkish students. Please refer to the "Accomodation Form" in the Application menu for the room prices. All fees are subject to change.

Students are advised to bring enough cash which can be converted easily into Turkish Liras at one of the Campus Banks to cover deposits and the first month’s dormitory fee. Credit cards are not accepted. Students are required to make payments as indicated above upon arrival. Therefore, we advise students to bring the necessary initial payment in cash. Please also note that , if you wish to bring your laptop computer with you, internet access in the rooms is possible in all dormitories.

Incidental and Personal Expenses:

$ 150 Books and supplies

$ 300 Meals (on Campus),

Students should also budget extra for travel.


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

2 places per year.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

For questions about study abroad not answered on this site, you can seek assistance from the International Office Geosciences (about language proficiency, finances, motivation etc.). For questions about study plans and exam regulations, please contact your study advisor.

Email (include your name, programme and student number)
Telephone +31 30  253 95 59
Address Koningsberger building (1st floor)

Opening hours

The International Office is open and can be reached by telephone on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 14:30 (or by appointment).