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Dept ENGR & EMS: Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Ankara, Turkey (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
Click here to view
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Engineering
Type of Program:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     


Please note that only Penn State Engineering students and Penn State Earth and Mineral Sciences students may apply to this program.

Middle East Technical University (METU) is an internationally renowned university.  The courses, content, and applications are influenced by the Turkish culture as well as by its proximity to Europe and Asia.  You will take regular courses with local students at this institution.

METU offers a comprehensive array of engineering and science courses. Use the METU course catalog to find more information about specific courses. At METU, classes and accompanying work are conducted in English. 


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis.

You must take what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, the equivalent of 12-15 Penn State credits). Students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Students can register for a maximum of 15 credits.

Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu


Pre-requisites


This program is facilitated by the College of Education. Students must have met all standard student prerequisites prior to departure. Students must first apply through the college. Once accepted by the college, they will instruct you to apply through our office, Education Abroad. 


Housing and Meals


The Bognor Regis housing coordinator will arrange your accommodations. You will live either in dorms on campus, or in nearby facilities.


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall and Spring budget sheets. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.


Financial Aid & Scholarships


Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.

There are special scholarships available for Armenian-American students who study abroad in Turkey through the Turkish Coalition of America (TCA). Please visit the TCA website for more information.


For More Information


Penn State College of Engineering has resources to help students gain international experience. The college's international office is located in 204 Hammond Building, and international engineering envoys are available during fall and spring semesters to help answer your questions. In addition, there is a study abroad advisor in each department in the college who can help to answer academic questions that you may have.  Please see the Global Engineering website for information about our office, programs for College of Engineering students, and the College of Engineering International Travel Grant. In addition, it is strongly recommended that all College of Engineering students take ENGR 111: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication for Engineers, a 1 credit online course, before their semester abroad. 

Students in Earth and Mineral Sciences should contact Kevin Furlong.

For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our 
Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.


How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
**
Rolling Admission 01/01/2015 01/02/2015
NOTE: NOTE: Please note: The dates listed above are not the actual dates of the program. At a later date your program dates will be provided to you. Should you have any questions, please follow up with your Education Abroad advisor.
Fall 2015 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 01/20/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed