A. Calendar for 2016-2017 Academic Year International Credit Mobility



Students may choose fall semester or spring semester  for their study. However the project ends on May 31, 2017 so the mobility should end before this date. Students can not choose to study in the Spring semester of the Universities whose academic semesters end after 31 May, 2017. Please check the academic calendar of the host universities and the agreement lists in which the available semesters are indicated.


The initial step for application is to attend the information sessions of the International Cooperations Office (ICO) which aim to give information about exchange programs. The dates of these meetings:


10 December    2015  12:30-13.30

18 December    2015  10:30-11:30

22 December    2015  15:30-16:30

Place of the meetings: METU Library Solmaz İzdemir Hall


B. Who can Apply?

Applicants must be registered at METU as full-degree undergraduate students at the time of application. They must have completed at least one semester and have a valid CGPA score. They must also be able to continue studies at the same level (undergraduate) at METU the following year, i.e. the year of the exchange.


Students studying in the Department of Basic English are not eligible to apply. Undergraduate students should have at least 2,5 CGPA.


C. How to Apply?

Applicants must make their university preferences by consulting with their departmental exchange program coordinators. Departmental coordinators must approve student's preferences on the application form and also his/her participation in the exchange program before s/he leaves for the host university.


Application Form for Outgoing Students can be downloaded here.


D. English Proficiency Exam for Exchange Programs (EPEEP)

It is obligatory to take EPEEP for ICM applicants.


EPEEP is valid for two consecutive years and students who have taken the exam in the previous 2 years may apply with a previous score. This needs to be indicated on the application document. However, students are allowed to take the EPEEP only once every academic year and those who have already taken the EPEEP in the same academic year for another exchange program will not be able to take the exam again.


The exam is organized by the Department of Basic English. Students who are not able to enter the exam due to a valid excuse should submit a petition explaining their excuse to the International Cooperations Office. Otherwise, their Erasmus application will be regarded as invalid.


Only the students who submit their application to ICO will take the exam and the place of the exam will be announced later.


E. Selection Criteria

50% of CGPA and 50% of the EPEEP score are taken into account in electing prospective ICM  students.


Besides, before calculating the 50% of the CGPA, a coefficient is applied on the CGPA according to the applicants' study cycle and semester information as below:


Study Cycle / Semester Coefficient
Masters 25
PhD 25
Undergraduate, semesters 1 & 2 25
Undergraduate, semesters 3 & 4 27,5
Undergraduate, semesters 5 & 6 28,75
Undergraduate, semesters 7 and above 25

F. Language Proficiency and Academic Standing

METU does not ask an internationally recognized language document at the time of application. However, in most of the cases students need to submit a relevant language proficiency document during their application to the host university (TOEFL/IELTS for English-medium universities, etc.). Therefore, students are recommended to investigate the language requirements of the host universities even before their application to METU and take the required exam(s) when necessary.


Host universities may also require an academic transcript to evaluate candidates' academic standing in the semester(s) before s/he actually starts the exchange program. Therefore, students must be in good academic standing and are advised to avoid getting failing grades until their participation in the exchange program.


Students with FF/FD/W grades should consult their departments' procedures and undergraduate regulations.


ICM Information Sheet / Application for 2016-2017 Academic Year (Turkish)

Overseas Exchange-Mevlana-ICM Presentation (Turkish)