M.Arch. On Campus


METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
278 USD/year
18 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture program from METU Middle East Technical University endows the graduate student with the knowledge of the social, political, economic, geographic and professional contexts of architecture and an awareness of the social and environmental consequences of design decisions. 


Key Features

Graduate candidates are expected to acquire an adequate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and related arts, technologies and human sciences, a critical awareness of current paradigms, issues and themes of present day architectural debates and the ability to use them in individual research. 

The Architecture program from METU Middle East Technical University is involved with processes concerning the creation, representation, application and dissemination of knowledge and offers various graduate theory and research courses, as well as graduate design research studios. Elective courses cover a wide range of research interests and orientations supported by the diversity and the versatility of the staff profile, with extensive teaching experience both in studio and theory courses.

The program’s resources have recently been mobilized and restructured under different  research tracks in order to foster the existing strengths of the program and to nurture and encourage the development of emerging research agendas and structures brought forth by new priorities and challenges in architectural research. Built upon a clear diagnosis and awareness of global educational and research priorities and emergent fields, these non-compulsory research tracks offer graduate students the possibility to pursue their individual research agendas along different research orientations offered by the Department. 

The program is structured around an integrated curriculum which links and networks both the different tracks of the M.Arch. program and the four graduate programs of the Department to encourage the involvement of the graduate student with heterogeneous research, learning and design communities. Flexibility within and across the programs is hence encouraged to contribute to the improvement of quality and effectiveness in education, leading to adaptive curricula, which prove especially significant within the context of the currently operating reform in architectural education to align with the goals of the Bologna Process and the European Higher Education  Area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture, Society And Culture
  • Architectural Design Research and Research by Design
  • Architectural Design Strategies
  • Urban Architecture
  • Sustainable Architecture: Green Design, Community Design and Universal Design in Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • International Graduate Students' Registration Form: The form is expected to be downloaded by the student and filled, including the student's signature.
  • ALES / GRE Score Sheet: The score sheets are valid for five years from the exact date they are announced. Students who used to be registered in one of the graduate programs of METU and then either canceled the registration on their own will or were dismissed from the program are not asked to provide a new ALES / GRE score only if they have not been registered to graduate programs of METU for one academic year at max.
  • English Proficiency Score (METU EPE / IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Academic)
  • One photo
  • Identity page of your passport
  • Residence Permit Card: Required only if the student has a residence permit card before the registration to METU.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    278 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 139 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    18 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Resident: 140 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 2500 TL/Semester

Living costs for Ankara

1600 - 2350 TRY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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