METU Middle East Technical University

24 months
268 USD/year
46 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Biological Sciences offers Master of Science in Biology at METU Middle East Technical University and a PhD degrees in Biology and Molecular Biology and Genetics.


Objectives of the Master of Science in Biology at METU Middle East Technical University are mainly to train the the students to carry out basic and applied research in areas covering:

  • molecular genetics
  • ecological and evolutionary genetics
  • biochemistry
  • microbiology
  • cancer biology
  • plant sciences
  • molecular biophysics
  • biomaterials
  • molecular pharmacology and toxicology
  • biotechnology
  • neurophysiology
  • ecology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Concepts in biology
  • Introduction in Molecular Biology
  • General Biology
  • Ecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.5 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ALES Score must be QPuantitative.
  • Two (2) Reference Letters are required*
  • * Graduates of METU BIO and GENE programs are not required to submit.
  • * Ph.D: One of them must be from M.S. thesis advisor.
  • Letter of Intent emphasizing the field of study is required.
  • In the application form "Intended Area of Research" section must be filled.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 134 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    46 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Resident: 129 TL/semester
  • Non-Resident: 768 TL/Semester


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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