Overseas Exchange is a program which allows students to visit a partner university for one semester or one academic year within the bilateral exchange agreements. The students who wish to participate into this program apply to METU and are subject to a selection process by METU.
Students must return to METU at the end of the exchange period and complete their program at METU. Participating in the exchange program does not mean the student is transferring to another university. Students can participate in an exchange program for a maximum of one academic year.
At the end of the program, the host university sends a transcript to METU including all courses taken by the student. The transcript is evaluated by the student's department. The department's recommendation concerning the transfer of credits is sent for approval to the Faculty Committee and finally to the Registrar's Office.
Students who are accepted for an exchange program pay their tuition fees at METU as usual and are exempt from tuition at the host university. However, they are responsible for transportation to and from the host university and for all living and personal expenses during the exchange.