24 months
278 USD/year
18 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in Biotechnology from METU Middle East Technical University is a joint interdisciplinary program of the five Departments namely Biology, Chemistry, Food Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering offering M.Sc. and Ph. D. degrees with thesis. 


Key Features

Biotechnology will result only from integration of multiplicity of scientific diciplines and technologies, including microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, chemistry, chemical and process engineering, metabolic engineering and more recently a variety of -omics. As a merger of science and business, biotechnology industry demands a multi-disciplinary workforce skilled in basic-research, product development, regulatory affairs, technology transfer and commercialization. Accordingly, the mission of the Biotechnology Program is to promote education and research in biotechnology and provide academic and professional excellence for immediate productivity in industrial, governmental, or clinical settings for an ultimate benefit of society and environment.

The research activities of our faculty members have focused on drug discovery and design, structural biology, microbial biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, enzyme technology, gene technologies, metabolic engineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, biosensors and food biotechnology. Collaborations among researchers from seemingly disparate fields are greatly encouraged.

The Biotechnology from METU Middle East Technical University is generally offered to students having B.Sc. degree in any of the contributing departments. Graduates of medical schools and other disciplines are also admitted after successfully completing an appropriate Scientific Preparation Program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fungal Biotechnology
  • Plant Molecular Markers and Aplications in Genome Analysis
  • Advances in Transgenic Plant Utilization in Agriculture
  • Current Techniques in Protein-Protein Interactions
  • Advanced Topics in Nanobiotechnology
  • Advanced Light Microscopy
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology

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

  • CGPA (Undergraduate) ≥ 2.50
  • English Criteria: İYS ≥ 65 / TOEFL IBT ≥ 79 / IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • ALES (Quantitative) ≥ 65 / GRE≥ 149
  • Letter of intention
  • 2 Reference Letters

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: 154 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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