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Middle East Technical University (METU) is one of the world's highest ranked universities located in Ankara. Being an international university, it was founded in 1956 to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries and especially to train people as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences.

METU has been ranked in the top 80 among the world’s most reputable 100 universities as the only Turkish university
in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2014. (Announced March 5th, 2014)

METU Campus

Owing to the quality academic education that emphasizes merit and excellence in scientific, cultural and intellectual studies as well as owing to the accomplished and qualified METU graduates, the University has become one of the distinguished and respectable institutions of Turkey. Due to high demand towards METU being so great, most of the departments of the university accept only the top 1% of approximately 1.5 million applicants taking the National University Entrance Examination each year.

METU Campus

METU, currently has about 26,500 students. Undergraduate and graduate students from many countries attend a semester or a year-round at METU as "Special Student" or "Exchange Student". METU has 19 international joint degree programmes with European and American universities and hosts over 1,700 international students from nearly 94 different countries studying toward myriad of academic degrees. The official language at METU is English. Therefore, every service given in the campus can also be maintained in English.


The campus has dormitory capacity of approximately 7000 students who benefit from a shopping area, banks, post office and many eating places. Also a wide variety of sports facilities, including gymnasiums, tennis courts, basketball and football fields, jogging trails, olympic-size indoor swimming pool, and an outdoor swimming pool are available on METU campus.

Olympic-size Indoor Swimming Pool

METU is a pedestrian campus. It is promoted to travel within the campus on foot or by bike. Hence, it would be a nice journey on foot since METU has a scenic campus. 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.

University Lake in the Campus

There are more than 100 student groups in the university.
Every year, more than 1000 events are organized by these student groups.
METU OPEN, is one of these 1000 events!!! :)

Size of METU Campus in Ankara