Application Requirements

The minimum requirement in order to apply for the MEEES programme is a University Degree, preferrably in Civil Engineering, that will enable the applicant to be admitted to a PhD programme in the country where the degree was obtained. Past professional experience will be valued.

Admission to the course depends on academic qualifications, past professional experience and English proficiency, all of which should be included in the online submission procedure described here.

During the online application procedure the applicant will also be asked to indicate the name and email address of three referees. The online system will automatically contact these referees in order to obtain the reference letters. The applicant may enter the system at any time to check whether the reference letters have been submitted.

The deadline for the submission of the letters of reference coincides with the application deadline. For this reason applicants are strongly advised to start the application procedure as soon as possible to provide referees plenty of time to write committed letters. Letters of reference submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Through the online application procedure, applicants must provide electronic copies of the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae e studiorum
  • Copy of the diploma certificate (in Italian or English)
  • Transcript of the attended courses and professional qualifications (in Italian or English)
  • Copy of the passport or the identity card
  • English language test certificate (or waiver referring to previous courses, work experience in English speaking countries, etc...)

Note that the degree certificate should explicitly indicate followed modules and marks obtained and, if the documents are not written in English, an official translation of their contents is requested.

Please note that all attached documents will be deleted from our server each year at the end of the selection procedure (except for those applicants who are accepted as students to the MEEES programme).

With regards to English proficiency, applicants are asked to submit any documents that attest that they possess an adequate command of the English language. Such documents may consist of:

  • a score of at least 88 (internet-based exam), 230 (computer-based exam), 570 (paper-based exam) in the TOEFL test
  • a score of 6 or more obtained with IELTS
  • a degree obtained in an English speaking environment
  • other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to those listed above.

For enrolment at METU Ankara, a minimum score of 6.5 (IETLS) or 79 (TOEFL) is mandatory.

If an applicant is admitted to the programme, they will be asked to send to the MEEES Secretariat by post original copies of the aforementioned documents. Please note that applicants admitted to the programme will be asked to submit a Dichiarazione di Valore (Statement of Equal Value), as well, in order to prove that their University Degree allows them to enroll in the MEEES Programme.

When required, the applicant, or indicated referees, may be contacted with a view to obtain further information. As a general rule, applicants will not be interviewed.

Finally, it is noted that the Plan of Studies chosen by the applicant will also be subjected to the scrutiny of the MEEES Applications Assessment Board. In cases where a Plan of Studies is for some reason considered inadequate, acceptance of a given application will be made under the condition that the necessary adjustments will then be introduced to the proposed Plan of Studies.