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Admission Requirements & Application Procedures

Admission Requirements & Application Procedures

Admission procedure will be implemented according to the Academic Rules and Regulations Concerning Graduate Studies of METU.

Candidates for admission to the MA Program in ELT should have a BA/BS degree in a relevant discipline. Candidates who do not have a BA/BS degree in ELT or similar may be required to attend preparation courses up to 18 credit hours to build up their knowledge in the field. The applications are evaluated on a competitive basis, and applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:

1. Statement of Interest (Letter of Intent) in English. This letter should clearly state the purpose for the candidate’s application. The letter can be written or uploaded when completing the online application.

2. Two reference letters. When completing the online application, automatic emails will be sent to referees with links for writing or uploading reference letters.

3. ALES SÖZ: 60 or more required for Turkish Citizens

4. English Proficiency (one of the following):
IYS:  85 or more (exam administered by METU)
TOEFL CBT: 270
TOEFL IBT: 106
TOEFL PBT + TWE: 623 + 5
IELTS: 8 or more

5. Cumulative Grade Point Average 2.50/4.00 or equivalent

While not required, the following information may be added to the candidate’s application:
Conference participation (with paper presentation)
Teaching experience
Other professional courses/activities/workshops attended

Application Procedure

Applications to the MA program must be made online by completing and submitting the online application form accessible through the link below. Applications are generally accepted from May 1st until July 30th.

Please ensure that you have all the required information at hand and ready to upload before you begin filling out the Application Form. The online application form contains the following 9 steps:

Step 1: Personal Details
Name, Family Name, Date of Birth, Citizenship/Nationality, Sex

Step 2: Contact Information
Address, email, phone, etc.

Step 3: Educational Background
This includes High School and University, your CGPA, including where applicable English proficiency scores and ALES or GRE scores.

Step 4: Work Experience

Step 5: Academic References
Please list the name and contact information for your academic references. Reference letters are required. Automatic emails will be sent to your listed references with links for writing or uploading their reference letters.

Step 6: Statement of Interest
It is suggested that you write your statement of interest (letter of intent) in MS Word or a similar program, then copy and paste your statement into the space provided in the online form.

Step 7: Transcripts
Electronic file of transcripts (e.g, scanned copy) of your undergraduate transcript and, if applicable, your English proficiency certificate. Your CV may also be uploaded here. You will be required to furnish original copies of your transcripts and proficiency scores upon arrival at METU NCC.

Step 8: Financial Support

Step 9: Finish

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