At METU Northern Cyprus Campus the medium of instruction is English. Students must submit the result of an approved English proficiency examination in order to pursue the degree program they are accepted in. Students whose English proficiency is not at the level required by METU are placed in the one-year English Language Preparatory Program.

For undergraduate programs, the English proficiency of students who are nationals of English-speaking countries, or those who have attended and graduated from institutions of secondary education which nationals of those countries attend is evaluated by the SFL Administrative Board.

The minimum passing score of METU English Proficiency Examination (METU-EPE) is 60 for all METU undergraduate programs, except for the Dual Diploma Programs with State University of New York (SUNY) campuses and for the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) program. The minimum passing score for the TEFL program is 70.

METU-EPE can be taken on campus and is held at the beginning and the end of the fall semester of each academic year at fixed dates. You may check the dates from the METU NCC academic calendar (please see the following link: https://ncc.metu.edu.tr/academic-calendar )

The table below gives some recognized international English proficiency examinations and their scores considered equivalent METU-EPE scores.

For undergraduate programs, the English proficiency of students who are nationals of English-speaking countries, or those who have attended and graduated from institutions of secondary education which nationals of those countries attend is evaluated by the SFL Administrative Board.

METU EPE
TOEFL IBT
Pearson (PTE Academic)
IELTS
EXPLANATIONS
60
75
55
6.0

Minimum score required for exemption from the Department of Basic English Preparatory Classes in the Undergraduate Programs

70
86
65
7.0

Minimum scores required for exemption from the Department of Basic English Preparatory Classes in the Faculty of Education, Department of Foreign Language Education, English Language Teaching Program