EAP students are fully integrated into Middle East Technical University's (METU) classes and have access to all fields of instruction. All courses are in English, but students can increase their ability to interact socially with Turkish students outside of classes if they study some Turkish. Students can take advantage of METU's particular strengths:
Gain expertise in political and security issues in the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Central Asian Republics for students in international relations and political science
Examine Ankara's history, the cultural differences in the use of space, and the geological factors involved in the use of space in the departments of Architecture and Regional and City Planning; METU has specialists in the history of Islamic, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art and architecture
Explore Islamic thought and its implications for politics, education, and women's studies in the departments of Philosophy, Sociology, and Political Science
Increase depth or breadth in your engineering studies by taking courses in aeronautical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, food, geological, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical and materials, mining, and petroleum and natural gas engineering
Enroll in a course in beginning Turkish for visiting students
Visit METU's archaeological museum housing material discovered on its own site
Take advantage of METU's interdisciplinary, graduate-level archaeometry program that combines teaching with research activities and allows you to participate in restoration and conservation projects
METU is one of Turkey's most competitive universities. Due to the high demand for entrance to the university, most departments accept only the top 1 percent of the approximately 1.5 million applicants taking the National University Entrance Examination. More than 40 percent of METU's students go on to graduate school.
Students attend classes with host country students.
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METU's dormitories provide housing for 5,000 students. There is a big difference in quality, however, so it is strongly recommended that EAP students choose upgraded dorms and not the least expensive options. All rooms are comparable to standard UC dorm rooms, but the more expensive rooms will be much better maintained. EAP students can also locate their own apartments in Ankara, about 30 minutes distant from the campus. Dormitory life offers the best opportunity to meet and interact with Turkish and other international students.
EAP students are supported by UC's network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with EAP host universities throughout the world. Local staff abroad help students integrate into the culture of their host country and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.