24 months
278 USD/year
18 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Earth System Science graduate program from METU Middle East Technical University addresses the growing national, regional, and global demand for trained professionals in Earth System Science and its applications. 


Key Features

ESS is an interdisciplinary program aiming to explore, understand and teach the Earth, its relevant complex processes, past and future evolution, and its interactions with society. 

The Earth System Science graduate program from METU Middle East Technical University emphasizes a research-oriented, global systems approach to study the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere, including their interrelationships and interactions with the biosphere. Emphasis is on the observation and quantitative analysis of the Earth system with human inflicted problems. 

Students completing the program will be qualified to pursue careers that require knowledge of the basics of Earth system science and the requisite tools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Earth System
  • Environmental Economics
  • MS Thesis
  • Term Project (MS Without Thesis)
  • Seminar in ESS
  • Special Studies
  • Advanced Studies

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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