Dates for the Tuition Fee Payments

11 - 15 October 2021

 Period for tuition fee payments for students who are obliged to pay.

01 - 12 November 2021

 Period for justifiable tuition fee reimbursement applications


The tuition fee payments are determined by Article 46 of the Higher Education Council decision number 2547, which can be find on the following link:

General Information

  • Those who are obliged to pay tuition fees make their payment at the beginning of the related semester to be eligible for registration and renew registration.
  • Those who did not make the tuition fee payments, and did not consider on leave by the administrative board of the University cannot complete the registration process and avail students' rights.
  • Those who did not renew the registration can complete the registration for the paid semester and do not have to make payment for the non-registered semester.
  • The actual semester is considered for payments. The probation semester is not considered.
  • The registration program controls tuition fee payments.

The Students Who Are Exempt from Tuition Fee

  • Students with TC/KKTC nationality who are in the normal program duration for the daytime education
  • The students with scholarships which include tuition fee exemption during their normal education period
  • The research assistants who are studying in their graduate programs within the normal duration of education
  • Children of martyrs and veterans throughout their education
  • Freshmen and transfer students who have TC/KKTC nationality or blue card
  • International students who have TC citizenship or a blue card
  • Syrian citizens
  • Double major students are exempt from tuition fee payments for one more semester after their graduation from the major program. (9th and 10th semesters)
  • The students who are within the scope of tuition fee exemption submit their documents for the related semester until the last day of interactive registrations to the Office of Student Accounts (Art and Science Dean's Building/2nd floor).

The Students Who Need To Pay Tuition Fee

  • The students in normal programs who haven't graduated within the normal education period
  • The International students
  • The double major/minor students who haven't finished their double major/minor in normal education period
  • The students who register two different graduate programs
  • The students in evening programs
  • The students in international joint-degree programs
  • The students who registered in international student status
  • The International students (who are non-registered or registered through amnesty law) having Turkish origin who registered before 2010

The Students Who Can Get Tuition Fee Reduction

  • For the disabled students, those who submit a medical report concerning their disability
  • The international students who are awarded a reduction

Exchange Students

Exchange students are dependent on the regulations of their home universities.

Special students who registered to our university within the scope of KHK decisions numbered 667

Those who are obliged to make payment will make their tuition fee payment to the University in which they registered and placed by ÖSYM.


Normal Education Period


Program Duration

English preparatory school at the Department of Basic English

1 Year (2 semesters)

Associate Programs

2 Years (4 semesters)

Undergraduate programs (4 years)

4 Years (8 semesters)

Undergraduate programs (5 years)

5 Years (10 semesters)

Graduate programs (Compensatory) (1-semester)

1 semester

Graduate programs (Compensatory) (2-semester)

2 semesters

Master programs

2 Years (4 semesters)

Ph.D. programs

4 Years (8 semesters)

Post-Bachelor's Ph.D. programs

5 Years (10 semesters)


Transfer students’ semesters that having been spent in the previous program/university are considered for the normal program duration and taken into account for the tuition fee payments.


Payment Receipts

Payments are made at the banks' online tuition fee payment accounts stated on Bank Account Numbers. When paying tuition, students should state their ID numbers and have their ID numbers printed on the receipt.

There is no wire transfer charge for payments to ONLINE ACCOUNTS from bank branches in or outside METU.

On the cases of tuition fee refund with excuse, the students are obliged to keep their bank receipts.


Tuition Fee Payment Control On Registration Program

The data exchange between banks and the university is online concerning tuition payment. The payment information is reflected on the registration program when made at the banks.

The registration program controls the tuition payment of the students who are obliged to make the payment.

The tuition payment for evening graduate programs without a thesis is calculated on a credit basis. Thus, total payment control is made according to the number of credits that the course requires. Payment for a non-credit course is made as it is a 2-credit course (except for Graduate Seminar, Term Project, and Special/Advanced Studies).

Tuition payment control can be made on the program below:


Tuition Fee Refund

Refund due to course status (not offered/closed)

The tuition paid for courses that are not opened or closed due to the insufficient number of registered students is refunded on the condition that the student applies before the "Tuition refund application deadline" announced by the university.


Refund of students who withdraw on their own will

There is no tuition refund for the students who withdraw their registration at their own will.


Refund Procedures

For the tuition fee refund, students should fill the Payback Application Form numbered 409 in the following link print it out and submit it to the Tuition Fee Office (Art and Science Dean's Building, 2nd floor) together with the original payment receipt until the deadline stated in the academic calendar.



The tuition fee procedures are carried out by Tuition Fee Office (Arts and Science Dean's Building, 2nd floor). For any problem regarding tuition fee payments, students should visit the tuition fee office.