Q. What is the medium of instruction at METU NCC?
A. The medium of instruction is English.
Q. What are the minimum qualifications to enter the graduate programs?
A. The minimum formal qualifications for entry into any graduate program is to have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.5/4.00 or equivalent from a recognised university.
Besides, all non-native English applicants must have been awarded a recognised certificate of English proficiency such as IELTS, TOEFL, or METU EPE.
Q. My first degree was in an unrelated field to the Master's program that I’m now interested in. Will my application still be considered?
A. Yes. In your “statement of interest,” you should explain how and why your interests have changed from the field of your first degree to that of the field of the proposed Master's program. In addition to ensuring that you meet the minimum requirements, the admissions committee will evaluate your statement of interest and assess whether the program seems suitable for you. It may make an unconditional offer, or it may make a conditional offer subject to you taking some preliminary courses or a summer school designed to bring you closer to your chosen new field of study.
Q. How much does it cost to study on a graduate program at METU NCC? What are the tuition fees?
A. Current rates can be found here.
Q. How much is graduate student accommodation at METU NCC?
A. Current rates and accommodation details can be found here.
Q. When can I apply to the graduate program(s)?
A. Online Application Form is opened twice a year at certain times. Please follow the link for the updates.
Q. How do I apply to the graduate program?
After reading the advisory notes in the relevant program webpages you must complete the online application form. The online application requires you to enter information into different fields and to upload several pre-prepared files.
Q. Is there an application fee?
A. An application fee is not charged.
Q. Do you offer scholarships for master's students?
A. There are two kinds of financial support METU NCC can offer to graduate students. First is the Graduate Research Scholarship (which partially or wholly cover tuition fees), and second is Graduate Assistantships (which provide wages for assistantship work and some additional benefits). For further details, please visit https://ncc.metu.edu.tr/graduate/scholarships-assistantships.
Scholarship and Assistantship positions are limited and competitive and are evaluated based on merit by the appropriate Graduate Program Committee.
Q. How do I apply for a Scholarship or Assistantship?
A. In the online application form, there is a dedicated Step (8) which asks you to indicate whether you are applying for a Scholarship or Assistantship.
Q. How soon will I be notified of whether my application was successful or not?
A. Please follow the 2020-2021 Fall Calendar for Graduate Programs.
Q. What form does the notification take of the success or otherwise of my application?
A. You will receive an initial e-mail notification from the Graduate Studies Office. The notification will take one of the following three forms: either, an unconditional offer (your application has been evaluated positively and already meets all the requirements); or, a conditional offer (your application has been evaluated positively but does not yet meet a given requirement); or, a rejection (your application has not been evaluated positively).
Q. What should I do if I receive an unconditional offer?
A. If you receive an unconditional offer you should follow the instructions provided in the guidance notes regarding pre-registration procedures attached to that offer.
Q. What should I do if I receive a conditional offer?
A. If you receive a conditional offer you should follow the instructions provided in the offer letter. The letter will specify which conditions or requirements still need to be met. For example, you may not yet have graduated from your first degree in which case you will be asked to provide a graduating certificate and final transcript by a certain date. Or, for example, it might be that your English proficiency certificate is out of date and you need to sit another exam.
Q. When will I know if I have been awarded a Scholarship or Assistantship?
A. The award of Scholarships or Assistantships to successful applicants will be made following a longer evaluation than normal. Nevertheless, awards will be notified to successful applicants within approximately one month of receipt of application. If you have been awarded a Scholarship or Assistantship you will be informed immediately of the terms and conditions of that Scholarship or Assistantship, and you will be asked to confirm by a specified date with the program coordinator that you accept those terms and conditions.
Q. Which documents do I have to bring to registration?
A. As a new graduate student, you must bring the documents mentioned in the online application system.
Q. When will I get my student ID card (which allows the use of Library, computer & other access)?
A. Temporary Student ID card which is valid for all “on campus” activities are issued immediately after registration. These cards are later replaced by Permanent Cards.