IAMINSTITUTE OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS


APPLİCATİONS to GRADUATE PROGRAMS                                                                                                                 

  

A. Who can apply?

  

  • To apply for a Master's degree; provided a Bachelor's degree must be hold or expected to hold by the end of the term of application and the requirements given in Table B must be met
  • To apply for a Ph.D. on B.S. degree; provided a Bachelor's degree must be hold or expected to hold by the end of the term of application, B.S. CGPA≥3.00 and the requirements given in Table B must be met
  • To apply for a Ph.D. degree provided a M.S. degree -or expected to hold by the end of the term of application and the requirements given in Table B must be met
Programs in the Institute of Applied Mathematics

 

Table A

 

DEPARTMENT / PROGRAM        ABBR.           DEGREE                                   
Cryptography CRYP M.S.(1,2)/Ph.D/Ph.D-BS
Scientific Computing SC M.S.(1,2)/Ph.D/Ph.D-BS
Financial Mathematics FM M.S.(1,2)/Ph.D
Actuarial Sciences ACSC M.S.(1,2)

 

M.S(1): Master's program with thesis, M.S(2): Master's program without thesis, Ph.D.: Doctor of Philosophy program,

Ph.D-BS: Ph.D on BS Degree program,

Application criteria of the programs
 

Table B

 

EABD        M.S. Application Criteria Ph.D. Application Criteria
(Ph.D. on B.S.)
CRYP - FM - SC - ACSC
  • METU-EPE ≥ 65
  • ALES-quant. ≥ 75 or GRE-quant ≥ 156 (GRE-quant. ≥ 713)
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • Reference letters 2
  • Letter of intention (included in the online form)
  • METU-EPE >= 65
  • ALES-quant. ≥ 80 or GRE-quant. ≥ 157 (GRE-quant. ≥ 731)
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • Reference letters ≥ 2
  • Letter of intention (included in the online form)
 
D. When to apply and the important dates
 

Applicants submit their applications within the dates:

May 1 - June 19, 2015 for 2015-Fall Semester.

Note that applications for Spring Semesters are not accepted.

!!! The exact application dates are announced in Academic Calendar.!!!

 

E. How to apply?

  

The application must be done on-line

An e-mail address is required for application. If you do not have an e-mail address already, apply to e-mail address providers on the internet. Make sure that the address you obtain remains valid for at least 6 months.

If it is the first time you apply for a graduate program, you have to obtain an 'application number' and an 'entry code' to proceed to on-line application. You can follow-up the progress of your application at the on-line application pages using your application number and entry code.

Application process is started by clicking on-line application (see part F)

When you finish application process, you should FREEZE the application after checking that all is correct and there is no omitted item. 

Tel: 90 312 210 29 87

Fax: 90 312 210 29 85

e-mail: wwwiam@metu.edu.tr

Address: ODTÜ Uygulamalı Matematik Enstitüsü FEF- Dekanlığı, 2. Kat, Üniversiteler Mah.Dumlupınar Blv.No:1 06800, Çankaya /AnkaraTÜRKİYE

F. Starting on-line application

By clicking the "on-line application" the application can be started. To obtain 'entry code' and 'application number' "obtain entry code" button must be clicked and the required information must be filled in. The personal entry code and application number provided for you will be sent by e-mail to you. Those numbers and e-mail should be kept confidentially for your security.

 

SESSIONS OF APPLICATIONS

  

1. Personal Information

  

On the first page all personal information asked should be filled in the format shown. Unless designated otherwise, foreign applicants are needed to type their passport numbers to file named "TC Kimlik No". These information should be the same as given in Identification card/passport. If there is any change in personal information (i.e surname change) it should be notified. A permanent address should be given, since the results are sent to applicants by mail.

Middle section refers to Turkish citizens and therefore should be left blank by foreigners.

 
2. Academic Information

  

Enter the necessary information concerning the universities, institutes, and colleges etc. that were previously attended and are currently attending. Enter in chronological order starting with the most recent one. Specify dates of entrance and completion with degrees (B.S., M.S., certificates). If the program is not finished yet, give the intended date of completion.

Cumulative GPA(s) for the programs should be entered, specifying the base-value (e.g., 3.50/4.00 or 75/100). If you are currently attending a program, specify your cumulative GPA on the basis of the last semester you have completed.

If your school is not listed in the related field, send an e-mail toms_phd@metu.edu.tr and make a request to add it.

 

3. Graduate Examinations

  

Applicants are required to submit score reports for the Graduate Exam(s): ALES (in Turkish) or GRE-General.

The applicants who have applied for GRE-General have to make sure that their scores are forwarded to METU before the indicated last date of application (see section D). The Institution code for METU is GRE 0692-4. GRE score reports are valid for five years. ALES score repots are valid for three years.

  

Graduate Exams

  

ALES Given in Turkey twice a year by ÖSYM. Dates of applications may vary, though generally it is within first half of October and first half of March. The exams take place in November and May respectively. To find out exact dates and where to apply for this exam contact ÖSYM http://www.osym.gov.tr/ phone:+90 312 298 80 00
GRE Given world wide by Educational Testing Services based in USA. Computerized test is given within first week of application and the result generally requires a month, please link to http://www.ets.org/ (in Ankara,contact Turkish American Association Cinnah Cad. No 20 phone: +90 312 426 26 44)

 
Given in Turkey twice a year by ÖSYM. Dates of applications may vary, though generally it is within first half of October and first half of March. The exams take place in November and May respectively. To find out exact dates and where to apply for this exam contact ÖSYM http://www.osym.gov.tr/phone:+90 312 298 80 00

Given world wide by Educational Testing Services based in USA. Computerized test is given within first week of application and the result generally requires a month, please link to http://www.ets.org/ (in Ankara,contact Turkish American Association Cinnah Cad. No 20 phone: +90 312 426 26 44)

 
4. English Examinations

 

Applicants are also required to submit score report for an English proficiency exam approved by METU (TOEFL, METU-EPE, and IELTS). Applicants who have applied for TOEFL have to make sure that their scores should be forwarded to METU before the indicated last date of application (see section D). The Institution Code for METU is TOEFL: 0692-189. Score reports are valid for two years by the date you are applying.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Application without acceptable METU-EPE/IELTS/TOEFL score is not possible for 2010 applications.

  

English Proficiency Exams
TOEFL 'Given worldwide by Educational Testing Services based in USA. Computerized test is

given within first week of application and the result normally requires a month, please link to http://www.ets.org/ ( in Ankara, Turkish American Association Cinnah Cad. No 20 phone: + 90 312 426 26 44 )

METU-EPE(İYS) Given at METU Ankara by METU School of Foreign Languages. It takes place prior to

beginning of each semester. Applications are generally in June, September, andEPE(İYS) January. Please link to METU Registrar's office ( academic calendar ) to find out exact dates for application

IELTS                Kat Kavaklıdere, phone: + 90 312 4553600 British Council Turkey/                                                                         

 

Employment Information

Any working-experience including Military Service will be indicated in the relevant field in the format shown on the pages.

 
6. Program to be applied

  

The desired program or department to be applied may be selected from Table A.

 

7.Reference Letters

  

Three reference letters are required for the application  If the applicants are being undergraduate students, reference letters can be taken from the lecturers who know them well

  • If the application is for doctorate, one of the reference letters must be taken from the master's supervisor, the others must be taken from head of MS jury or one of the jury members
  • If the candidate is working in a period of time the reference letter can be taken from the boss or head

 

8.Letter of Intention

  

The letter of intention should include a short CV and the background related to the applied department, the awards, the scholarships, meetings, publications. The letter of intention should be in on-line application form. If the given space is not sufficient the applicants can use extra pages.

 

9. Source of Support

  

Indicate the source of financial support for the duration of your program. If you have a scholarship or supported by an institution, attach a letter indicating the amount and duration of the support. The cost including tuition fee and other expenses ranges from $6,000-10,000

per annum, so the support whether in the form of scholarship or otherwise should be sufficient to cover these expenses for the duration of the program.

METU at the current time can not provide research assistantship or other financial assistance to foreign students due to legal rules related to foreigners. However Ph.D. students might be entitled to tuition waiver for their assistance in teaching.

 

10. Checking the Information

 

Having finished the session(s), use "CHECK" button to see that all the information is correct and no item is omitted/missing. If the form is in its final form, "FREEZE" the form. Please note that no further input/editing is possible once the FREEZE button is used.

 

G. Required documents during the submission of application

For each program applied a separate file should be submitted.

 

The following documents will be required during the on-line application process.

 

1. GRE or ALES (photocopy)

 

A valid and acceptable GRE/ALES score is required.

 

2. METU English Proficiency / TOEFL (or its equivalent) (photocopy)

A valid and acceptable English qualifying exam score is required.

 

3. Transcript(s)

Obtain transcript(s) (in English), notarized or attested, concerning your undergraduate and graduate study (in progress or completed, if any) you have undertaken. If you have completed your study, you should obtain two copies of transcript(s). One copy is sufficient for application; the other copy is required during registration when you are accepted to the program.

 

4. References

 

Three reference letters are required. Download the related form by clicking"Referans Mektubu / Recommendation Letter". Reference letters must be given in separate envelopes signed by the refree across the sealed flap of the envelopes.

 

5. Application Fee

 

A non-refundable application fee of

  • For Turkish citizens 70 TL
  • For foreigners 55 $

is required for application. Payment must be made by money order or bank draft payable to Middle East Technical University.

The Bank offices and account numbers that the application fee can be deposited are given below;

 

6. Copy of birth certificate

 

  • BANK

    TL ACCOUNT

    US-$ ACCOUNT

    Akbank

     

    HN         : 656-24689

    IBAN     : TR850004600656888000024689

     

     

    HN         : 656-39754

    IBAN     : TR020004600656001000039754

     

    Garanti Bankası

     

    HN         : 1332- 6201891

    IBAN     : TR310006200133200006201891

     

     

    HN         : 1332- 9004288

    IBAN     : TR650006200133200009004288

     

    İş Bankası

     

    HN         : 4229-431564

    IBAN     : TR110006400000142290431564

     

     

    HN         : 4229-3123036

    IBAN     : TR100006400000242293123036

     

    Vakıflar Bankası

     

    HN         : 0971-00158007289873356

    IBAN     : TR530001500158007289873356

     

     

    HN         : 0971- 00158048000861797

    IBAN     : TR920001500158048000861797

     

    Yapı Kredi Bankası

     

    HN         : 747-72415359

    IBAN     : TR750006701000000072415359

     

     

    HN         : 747-72417034

    IBAN     : TR520006701000000072417034

     

    Halk Bankası

     

    HN         : 1372-6000004

    IBAN     : TR840001200137200006000004

     

     

    Ziraat Bankası

     

    HN         : 1537- 8965427-5005

    IBAN     : TR280001001537089654275005

     

     

 

All the documents required should be completed, otherwise the application will not be accepted.

Address:

ORTA DOĞU TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ UYGULAMALI MATEMATİK ENSTİTÜSÜ

FEF DEKANLIK BİNASI, 2. Kat

ÜNİVERSİTELER MAH.DUMLUPINAR BLV.No:1 06800 ÇANKAYA/ ANKARA / TÜRKİYE

 

H. What to do afterwards and for follow-up

 

The applicants are informed about the admission/rejection to the program only by mail within in the dates announced in Academic Calendar. The results are not announced by other means. However the applicants can follow-up their status by using their entry code and application number on internet. If needed you may contact the Graduate School via fax or e-mail

Fax: 90 312 210 29 85 E-mail: wwwiam@metu.edu.tr

 

I. Frequently Asked Questions, FAQ

 

1- How to get the "entry code" and "application number" to start the session ?

To obtain this code and number "obtain entry code" button must be clicked and the required information must be filled in. The personal entry code and application number provided for you will be e-mailed to you.

2-What should be done when the "entry code" has been lost?

If you have lost your entry code click "forget entry code " button and proceed from there by following the information on the page.

3-How to correct for the identity information if it is incorrect/missing (for METU students/graduates) ?

If identity information appears incorrect, proceed with the information existing and complete the application, however a letter should be submitted to the Registrar's Office requesting to correct the incorrect/missing information with a photocopy of identity card /passport.

4-What can be done if the application does not 'freeze' ?

This occurs when the compulsory fields are not filled in. For that reason, you need to make sure that compulsory field information should be filled in fully.

5- Is it possible to apply a graduate program without applying to take the English proficiency exam?

A valid and recognized exam is required to be submitted with application.

6- Is it possible to apply a graduate program without applying to ALES/GRE exams?

A valid and recognized ALES/GRE exam result must be submitted with application.

7- Is it possible to start the application process without declaring a valid score received from the English proficiency and ALES/GRE exams?

The application wouldn't be evaluated.

8- How can be an applicant be corrected if the 'freeze' button has been clicked with wrong information entered ?

A letter (together with an e-mail address) indicating the incorrect information should be forwarded to the application address. The letter will be evaluated and it will be decided if the mistake has been done by the candidate's own negligence or carelessness. The candidate will be informed by e-mail. If there is a negligence of candidate the request can only be reprocessed after a new application fee has been paid.

9-Can application fee be refunded or application documents be given back if the application is rejected?

The fees for applications are not refundable and the documents will not be given back to the applicant whether the application is accepted or not. This is also valid when the application has been ceased.

10- Where to apply for technical errors encountered during the application

You can apply [ms-phd@metu.edu.tr-mailto:ms-phd@metu.edu.trby e-mail

11- Is it possible to be registered to more then one graduate program at the same time?

You may apply to more then one graduate program. 

12- What to do if your school/field is not listed?

Please see Section F.2 .

13- Is it possible to send the application payment via mail?

Application fee can be paid only by bank transfers as designated in Section G.6. No cashier's check, cash payments etc, are accepted.

 

J. Notes and Explanations

 

[1] a) The UDS and KPDS English Language exams are not recognized as English proficiency exams by METU.

  1. METU-English Proficiency scores are valid for those who have been a master or doctorate student in METU for at least one semester within the last 4 semesters and readmitted to the same or another master or doctorate programs at METU. However, since TOEFL score has been raised from 192 to 213, the previously taken TOEFL scores should be minimum 213. If the test taken is METU-EPE, photocopy of the result document is not required. It is sufficient to enter candidate application number.
  1. The English Proficiency test Equivalence table recognized by the METU for graduate and undergraduate students is given below.

 

English Proficiency Tests Equivalence Table

METU-EPE

       TOEFL IBT            TOEFL CBT      TOEFL OLD      IELTS      
65 79 213 550 6,5
70 86 227 567 7
75 96 243 590-593 7,5
80 103 257 613 8

  

[3] a) The following decisions have been taken by the Higher Education Council (YÖK) as the General Meeting Decisions;

  • In the application to graduate program, only the GRE- quantitative scores should be taken into consideration.

The equivalency of GRE- quantitative scores to ALES is accepted as: GRE-quant.-713 = ALES-quant.-75 and GRE-quant.-731 = ALES-quant.-80

  • Those students who have dropped out of a graduate study from any department and been readmitted to the same or different graduate program, or those who have completed one graduate program and been accepted to another graduate program (on condition that only one semester of break has been given the most) are not required to take the LES/ALES exam again. (General Council Metting dated 17.12.2004)

The ALES-GRE Equivalance Table prepared by the GSNAS based on LES equivalent GRE values as concluded by the Higher Education Council

 

ALES GRE ALES GRE ALES GRE
55 610 69 694 85 749
56 618 71 699 87 754
57 625 72 703 88 759
58 633 73 708 89 763
59 640 75 713 91 768
60 648 76 717 92 772
61 655 77 722 93 777
63 663 79 726 95 782
64 670 80 731 96 786
65 678 81 736 97 791
67 685 83 740 99 795
68 690 84 745 100 800

 

These scores are approximate values. The weighted scores in ALES and GRE points (mean scores and standard deviation values) may differ every year.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants are required to submit the exam results that they have obtained or currently hold with their application. ALES conversion may be performed by the departments if it is required.