24 months
278 USD/year
18 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The City Planning program from METU Middle East Technical University aims to develop specialized points of view and new understandings within this domain.


Key Features

City Planning discipline is related to spatial changes that take place in the context of dynamic economic and social relations as well as planning interventions toward these spatial changes. Urban development issues and urban planning interventions constitute core interest areas of the urban planning discipline in the world and in Turkey.

The City Planning program from METU Middle East Technical University is completed in four semesters (two years). In the first two semesters theoretical and applied courses are offered; whereas, in the last two semesters, it is expected that the student would work on a master's thesis under the supervision of his/her thesis advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Theory 
  • Planning Studio 
  • New Modes of Intervention in Planning 
  • Research Methods and Ethics in Planning and Design 
  • Thesis Seminar NC

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

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • 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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