Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University (METU), a state university founded in 1956, 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". Middle East Technical University is currently conducting Student Exchange Program activities with many foreign universities.

METU has 43 undergraduate programs within 5 faculties. Additionally, there are 5 Graduate Schools with 107 masters and 69 doctorate programs and a "School of Foreign Languages" which includes the English Preparatory Department. 15 undergraduate programs and 3 graduate programs are offered in connection with METU Northern Cyprus Campus.

Since its foundation, METU, as an international research university, has been the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects. METU actively took part in and managed many Med-Campus, MEDA, COST, Eureka, NASA, NATO, NSF, UN, World Bank, Jean Monnet, INCO, EUMEDIS, 6th and 7th Framework, Erasmus Mundus ECW, Leonardo and Socrates projects. METU has also involved in 59 FP6 projects, 48 of them have already been completed. Furthermore, 32 FP7 projects are still in execution. METU has 19 international joint degree programmes with European and American universities at undergraduate and graduate level.