Students studying at the Middle East Technical University (METU) are accommodated in one of 18 dormitories. Dormitories are in the same general area as the campus shopping center and post office, and are located near the campus medical center. Students are also close to the sports facilities, as well as places for outdoor sports activities such as fields for football and basketball, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools, etc.
The dormitories also provide computer labs, study rooms, TV rooms, vending machines, and kitchens to students. The computer labs are available 24 hours a day, and each dorm also includes three phones for public use.
Municipality buses and private minibuses run regularly to and from the main parts of the city daily, including weekends and some holidays, from early morning until midnight. There are also buses that run between the dormitories and the campus departments.
Meals are paid for out-of-pocket by the student and all dormitories do have canteens where students can eat breakfast and other meals for a nominal cost. Students should note that credit cards are not accepted in the dormitories. If students prefer to cook their own meals, kitchens are available.
Wi-Fi is included with the accommodation at no additional cost. However, adjustments with regard to speed and availability must be anticipated.
Dormitories include washers and driers, and there are also irons and ironing boards available at the dorms. All dormitories also furnish bedding, and sheets are replaced with clean ones every two weeks. Hot water service is available all day.
The accommodation cost is to be paid out-of-pocket monthly by the student. There is also a deposit required for the dorms: students pay a 250 Turkish Liras deposit in cash upon arrival which be refunded the full amount at the end of the program provided that there are no issues with the accommodation upon checkout.
All rent and deposits are to be paid in Turkish Liras; credit cards are not accepted. Please see METU's website for additional information and the most up-to-date accommodation costs: http://ico.metu.edu.tr/accommodation
Students will receive their METU Accommodation Registration Form along with their official acceptance from METU.