Admission and Registration
Applicants to Çankaya University are placed in the programs through the Center for Student Selection and Placement, ÖSYM. Registration is done by the University Registrar's Office on the dates set by ÖSYM.
Medium of Instruction
At Çankaya University, the medium of instruction is English except for the Faculty of Law.
Çankaya University has five faculties being the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Administration Sciences, Architecture with 21 departments, two institutes of graduate study being the Institute of Science and Engineering and Institute of Social Sciences with 10 departments, the two Vocational Training School with two program, and the English Language Preparatory School, which provides supportive service for instruction in English.
An academic year consists of two semesters; each semester must have at least fourteen weeks. In all faculties, institutes and in the Vocational Training School, instruction is on a semester basis.
Summer school is a period of instruction additional to the fall and spring semesters and is provided in all faculties except for the Faculty of Law, in the institutes and in the Vocational Training School. The duration of instruction in summer school is seven weeks. The objective of summer school is to provide educational services in summer as well, to provide an accelerated program for those students who desire it, and to provide an opportunity for those students who may have failed a course in one of the regular semesters.
Instruction in summer school is subject to tuition fee set by the Board of Trustees for the year concerned. In summer school, a student can take at most three courses not exceeding a total of nine credit hours.
At the beginning of each academic year, students can apply for transfer to institutions of higher education or to departments within such institutions if the programs concerned are equivalent. Such applications are to be in line with the Rules and Regulations Governing the Transfers in Institutions of Higher Education. No transfers are acceptable in the preparatory year and the first year. The student applying for transfer must have passed all the courses taken in the previous institution or department and must satisfy all the terms set in the rules and regulations. Transfers are restricted to the quota set by the faculties and are processed by the faculties.
Students of Çankaya University in the pre-degree, undergraduate and graduate programs pay a tuition fee for each academic year as set by the Board of Trustees.
As indicated in the ÖSYM handbook, Çankaya University provides scholarships for students in the undergraduate programs. A student who is awarded such a scholarship will continue to receive it so long as the status of being a student is maintained. The period of scholarship also covers the preparatory year if such is necessary. If a student receiving such a scholarship has scored among the top 250 on the numerical part of Central University Entrance Exam, this student will receive the equivalent in Turkish currency of 500 dollars for nine months of the year, a grant for achievement, so long as the grade point average is not below two out of four. For those scoring between 251-2000 on the same exam, the grant to be paid is the equivalent in Turkish currency of 200 dollars.
Other than the grant for achievement, the students who are registered at the university without scholarship but who excel in academic work receive the grant for academic achievement for the following year.
Students of Çankaya University may get part-time jobs in the computer labs, in the library and in the gymnasium. Such provisions are processed in accordance with the regulations concerned.
Leaves and Medical Reports
For a leave of absence, students must apply to the department concerned or to the director of the Preparatory School at the beginning of the semester. Applications at other times will not be taken into consideration other than the cases of emergency. Students may take leave of absence for two semesters in the Preparatory School, the Vocation Training School, and in graduate programs, and for four semesters in undergraduate programs. Time spent on leave will not count for the duration of instruction stated in the rules and regulations.
For medical reports to be valid, they must be either processed or approved by the Medical Center of Çankaya University. In case of emergency, medical reports from officially authorized hospitals will be accepted. Such medical reports must be submitted to the Medical Center within seven days after the ending date of the report. Otherwise the medical report will be considered not valid.
Çankaya University is in collaboration with universities in Europe and in the USA. "Collaboration Protocols" of Çankaya University with Arizona State University, Houston and Texas Universities in the USA, and Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University in Germany have been ratified by the Council of Higher Education, YÖK. In accordance with this exchange program, twenty students from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture and the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences have attended summer school at Houston University in 2001, and three students from the same faculties in 2002. It is the objective of Çankaya University to provide such opportunities for students in all programs including the graduate programs.
There are several extra-curricular student clubs active at Çankaya University; and a spring festival, which is held every year in May called the "Spaghetti Day" for free spaghetti meal is served to all throughout the day.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE RULES AND REGULATIONS
English Preparatory Instruction
Medium of instruction at Çankaya University is English except for the Faculty of Law. Students take the English Proficiency Examination, given by the English Preparatory School, before they start their proper programs at the university. Scores attained at other proficiency examinations such as TOEFL and IELTS are also acceptable. Those who do not pass the proficiency examination attend the English Language Preparatory School.
Students renew their registration at the beginning of each semester under the supervision of their advisers. If registration is not renewed for two consecutive semesters, the student's status as student is to be cancelled.
An instructor is appointed as adviser for each class of students. The adviser guides the student during registration, during the examinations and throughout the student's education at the university concerning the rules and regulations as well as personal matters.
Students are required to attend classes, practice sessions and examinations. Minimum required attendance is 70 percent for classes and 80 percent for practice sessions. A student who does not fulfill the requirement for attendance is not allowed to take the final examination for the semester concerned. A student in such status is to repeat the course.
Examinations and Assessment
At least one midterm examination and a final examination are given each semester. Final examinations are given on the dates set on the academic calendar. Overall assessment is done on the basis of these examinations and other work done during the semester in accordance with the grading system indicated in the rules and regulations.
Honor Students, High Honor Students
The student whose cumulative grade point average is 3.00 to 3.49 is designated as an honor student; the student whose cumulative grade point average is 3.50 to 4.00 is designated as a high honor student. Such status of students is announced at the end of each semester and is also indicated on the diploma.
Double Major Programs, Minor Programs
Students who satisfy the requirements indicated in the rules and regulations may pursue the program of another department similar to their own in subject matter and scope. Such students are said to pursue a double major program. Students may also take the basic courses in the program of another department. Such students are said to pursue a minor program.
Duration of Instruction
A pre-degree program of two years has to be completed at most in four years; a degree program of four years has to be completed at most in seven years