Welcome METU DBE Page

The Department of Basic English aims to provide the students whose level of English is below proficiency level with basic language skills so that they can pursue their undergraduate studies at our university without major difficulty.

To achieve this aim, the department runs a two-semester intensive program placing emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Dear Students,

We congratulate you on your acceptance to Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara Campus.

While studying at METU, you will have the chance to know new people, cultures and the varied aspects of academic study. During this journey, we will be here to help you with any issue, from your arrival on campus to the successful completion of your studies, and to provide you with a worthwhile and enjoyable educational experience.

We wish you all a successful and pleasant academic and social life here at our university. Your questions and feedback are always welcomed! Help us make sure we are meeting the needs of our department.


  • English Proficiency Exam (EPE): 09.09.2019
    For details please follow the link below:

    Those who get the passing score or who submit an International Exam Score of English Language Proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Academic) will be exempted from Department of Basic English language programme. You will find further information on acceptable exams and equivalent scores on our webpage:

  • Placement Exam: 09.13.2019

    Those who fail EPE or those who have not taken it must sit Placement Exam since they have to be placed according to their level of English at the Department of Basic English.

  • Date of Orientation Sessions: 09.13.2019

    You are supposed to attend orientation sessions during which the most fundamental information that will assist you in a variety of ways as you begin student life here will be shared with you. Further details will be provided soon.