2020 - 2021 Fall Semester Transfer Applications

Application Unit: Registrar’s Office

Tel: 0 (312) 210  21 29 - 34 12

Fax: 0 (312) 210 79 60

Online Contact Form



June 8 - 26, 2020

On-line Transfer Application (Application program will be closed at 17.00 hrs)

August 14, 2020

Deadline for the Deans’ Offices to submit to the Registrar's Office their evaluation of applications for transfer

Will be announced later

Document submission 

September 16 - 18, 2020

Interactive Registrations and Advisor Approvals



Transfer can be made according to "The Regulation for Student Transfer Between Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Programs, Double Major and Minor Programs and Course Credit Transfers Between Institutions of Higher Education Council" and "Middle East Technical University Directive for Student Transfers For Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs".

Transfers are made between the Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs at ODTÜ and other institutions of higher education whose equivalency is recognized by the Higher Education Council.  


Quota types, requirements for an application based on the quota types, conditions for OSYS and equivalent examinations are defined in the Middle East Technical University Directive of Transfer in below mentioned link.


In addition to application requirements of this regulation, the following criteria are used by faculties as a standard for evaluation ranking. 

For candidates who apply to the Faculty of Engineering Programs from the Within Institution General Transfer Quotas;

Candidates who are admitted the university with LYS-MF4 between 2010 - 2017 and with YKS-SAY score in 2018 and afterwards should not be more than 40 points between the score they received in the year they took the exam and the general quota base score of the department they applied for.

For candidates who apply to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Architecture Programs from the Within Institution General Transfer Quotas;

The ratio of the ÖSS / LYS / YKS score for the year that the candidate admitted to the university to the general quota base score of that year should not be lower than 0.950.

For the candidates who apply to all faculties from the Within Institution Special Transfer Quotas;

The student must meet the condition that the ÖSS / ÖYS / YÖS / TCS / LYS / YKS score of the year in which the student is admitted is equal to or higher than the general quota base score for that year. The applications of the candidates who do not meet the requirements are rejected by the related faculties due to the poor academic standing.


The courses enrolled in the summer school and their grades are not taken into consideration in the following Fall Semester transfer applications.


Students who are applying out of ODTÜ have to certify their English Proficiency level during the application (including those who are coming from English-taught program).

Candidates may submit a valid ODTÜ EPE result or any exam result accepted by the University Senate.

If the candidates, who are studying in preparatory class or in the first year of their programs, are making their applications with their Central Placement Score through the transfer quotas, then they can be accepted to the Basic English Department Preparatory Class in case of inability to certify their English proficiency level. 

Those who are about to make an application for the 2020-2021 Academic Year Fall Semester are expected to enter the English Proficiency exam which will be held on April 8, 2020. 

Note: The June exam is for preparatory students at ODTÜ.

Information about the application process for the English Proficiency Exam has been announced at https://oidb.metu.edu.tr/tr/basvuru-sureci.

The table of English exam results and scores accepted by the University Senate is available on the following web page: 



Applications are made through the TRANSFER APPLICATIONS title given in the following web page: https://application.metu.edu.tr/

ODTÜ students log into the application system by using their username and password. Candidates who are not ODTÜ students are given username and password by the application system.

Candidates should mark their preferences among the listed programs (order of the preferences should be considered). Maximum 5 programs can be selected.

In order to be evaluated (for those who are not ODTÜ students and make online application), required documents should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by hand or postal service until the deadline. Applications with missing documents cannot be taken into account and delays stemming from the postal services are on the applicant’s responsibility. Documents delivered via e-mail are not considered valid and will not be evaluated.


The following documents are required to be copied in the number of applications.

ODTÜ Students

ODTÜ students (except who apply for Faculty of Architecture) do not submit any document (transcript etc.) to the Registrar’s Office.

Students from Other Universities and Northern Cyprus Campus

  • Transcript: Transcript indicating all the courses followed their grades and Cumulative Grade Point Average from the current institution of the student. A photocopy cannot be accepted.
  • Student Certificate
  • ÖSYS or equivalent exam result/high school diploma score: Exam results submitted to the current universities by the applicants while applying to that university like DGS, LYS, GCE, SAT, ABİTUR...(for TC/KKTC applicants who studied abroad, criteria written in the abovementioned Directive is valid). 

IMPORTANT NOTE: For transfer applications, you need to provide an exam result or high school diploma score along with your university transcript. The exam result/high school diploma score you submit for transfer application will be evaluated by considering the year you have taken the result in question. Your exam result/high school diploma score will be evaluated by considering whether you could be accepted to METU in the year you have taken the score if you had applied to METU. You can see the exam scores and high school diplomas you can submit and accepted by METU from the following link: http://iso.metu.edu.tr/en/application-requirements.

If the exam or diploma score you have applied to your current university does not satisfy the application criterion for transfer to METU (either because exam/diploma score does not satisfy the transfer criterion or because of expiration of validity date in the case of international exams (SAT, ACT)) you can still make a fresh application to undergraduate programs at METU as an international student. In this case, you can make an application to undergraduate programs by taking a new exam score of SAT or ACT, since in the transfer process you can only submit the exam/diploma score you used to apply to your current university and does not accept any other. If your freshmen application gets accepted, you can still make credit transfer if your new department at METU accepts it. For all necessary information for new application to undergraduate programs, please visit www.iso.metu.edu.tr

  • Copy of the university catalog: Certified copies of the related pages of the university catalog including information about curriculum, course content, departmental information of the applicants’ program and completed semesters.
  • Copy of national Id card/ passport copy
  • English Proficiency Exam: It is a must to submit a valid English exam result during the application. The table of English exam results and scores accepted by the University Senate is available on the following web page:


  • Application fee: Only candidates who are studying abroad will pay the application fee. For each program applied, there should be a separate payment. Bank accounts for the application fee (55$) are below:


Students applying for Faculty of Architecture from ODTÜ and outside of ODTÜ

Students who are planning to apply Department of Architecture should submit below-mentioned documents;

  • An official document showing the candidate’s rank in the class and the class size for the last semester
  • A detailed CV (including education and out of education activities)
  • Letter of intention including their purpose to be in the Department of Architecture
  • Portfolio including design and/or interests of the candidate (picture, photo, graphic, music etc.)

Students who apply to City and Regional Planning Department should submit a portfolio including Planning Studies. 

Students who apply to the Industrial Design Department should submit below-mentioned documents;

  • An official document showing the candidate’s rank in the class and the class size for the last semester
  • Students who are applying from the International Special Student Quota should submit a portfolio about their designs maximum 20 pages to A4 size paper.


Phase I.: Pre-evaluation

Depending on the application procedures stated in the related regulation, the applicants are evaluated. Applications of the candidates, fulfilling the requirements, are submitted to the related academic units. Applications of the candidates, which do not fulfill the requirements, are “rejected” during the application process.

After the pre-evaluation, ODTÜ students who are not accepted due to not satisfying application requirements are informed via email. Students outside of ODTÜ can get information from the following webpage:http://application.metu.edu.tr, from "Transfer Applications Program Code 247" section.

Phase II.: Evaluation

Candidates who satisfied the application criteria and whose application evaluated affirmative by the related academic units are announced on the following webpage: http://oidb.metu.edu.tr/en/butun-duyurular

After the pre-evaluation and evaluation period, neither documents nor application fee can be given back to candidates.


Within ODTÜ transfers, the courses and their grades taken from previous programs are included in the Cumulative Grade Point Average (except for the courses irrelevant to the transferred program) and the transcript of the transferred program. The adaptation process is done for courses with different codes.

For the between institutions transfer applications, the courses taken from previous programs can be counted into the new program, these courses are included in the Cumulative Grade Point Average and finally, Graduation Cumulative Grade Point is calculated. Moreover, explanatory information is indicated on the transcript.


The duration spent in the previous program is also considered for the calculation of maximum education time of the new program. 


For the information on tuition fee payments please visit the link below;



Announcements for accepted candidates should be followed at http://oidb.metu.edu.tr/en/transfer-students

For registrations, documents must be submitted to Registrar's Office by hand. Documents sent by postal service or e-mail will not be accepted.

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