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Medium of Instruction

 

The medium of instruction in METU is English. However, submitting an English proficiency score is not obligatory for application. Those who satisfy one of the exam criteria mentioned below can submit their information to the Additional Certificates section of the application program. 

 

Admitted students who do not submit a valid TOEFL or IELTS score during registration can take ODTÜ English Proficiency Exam. Those who do not satisfy minimum score from this exam will attend English Preparatory Class at the Department of Basic English for one year.

 

Students who submit a valid English Proficiency Exam Result (TOEFL, IELTS or ODTÜ English Proficiency Exam) during registration will be exempt from English Preparatory Class and will directly start their undergraduate courses.

 

Exams and the minimum scores accepted by ODTÜ:

 

METU EPE

TOEFL IBT

IELTS

ACADEMIC

PTE ACADEMIC

EXPLANATIONS

95-100

119-120

9.0

87-90

-

90

110

8.5

83-86

SUNY program (BAS & GIA): Minimum score required for exemption from ENG 101

85

106

8.0

79-82

Undergraduate programs: Minimum score required for exemption from ENG 101

80

102

7.5

72-78

-

75

92

7.0

67-71

-

70

86

7.0

65

Foreign Language Education Department: Minimum score required for exemption from the Department of Basic English (Preparatory School) program (as of 2014 - 2015 admissions)

65

79

6.5

62

SUNY programs: Minimum score required for exemption from the Department of Basic English (Preparatory School) program
Minimum score required for admission to graduate programs 3

60

75

6.0

55

Undergraduate programs: Minimum score required for exemption from the Department of Basic English (Preparatory School) program

 

Scores obtained on METU EPE are rounded off as follows::

59.50=60

64.50=65

69.50=70

74.50=75

84.50=85 (excluding ENG 101 exemption)

89.50=90

 

METU EPE          : METU English Proficiency Exam

TOEFL IBT          : Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-based 
IELTS                  : International English Language Testing System - Academic Version (Average of four components)

PTE ACADEMIC : Pearson Test of English, Academic Version

 

1   The scores obtained from exams indicated on the equivalence table are valid for 2 years.

2   TOEFL PBT and TWE are no longer administered. The submitted valid scores are to be evaluated by the School of Foreign Languages.

3  The minimum English proficiency requirement may be raised by the concerned Graduate School / Program for graduate student admissions. Please check the announcements made by the the graduate school.