Apr 2020
Announcements of Academic Changes related with Covid-19 Situation

1. Academic Calendar Updates:

Following are the renewed dates of deadlines put in the 2019-2020 Academic Year Spring Semester Graduate Academic Calendar

Daytime Programs:




Master's Thesis Final Submission Deadline

May 4, 2020

June 15, 2020

Doctorate Qualification Exams

May 4 - 29, 2020

July 13 - August 31, 2020

Master's Thesis Defence Exams

June,15-16-17-18-19, 2020

July 13 - 24, 2020


Evening Programs:




Completion of coursework

March 21, 2020

April 11, 2020

Final Exams

March 23-28, 2020

April 13-18, 2020

Deadline of Grade Submission on the system

March 30, 2020

April 20, 2020




Course Selection

April 1-2-3, 2020

April 21-24, 2020

Beginning of Classes

April 6, 2020

April 27, 2020

Tuition payment dates

April 8-9-10, 2020

April 28-30, 2020

Dropping of students who failed to pay tuition from class lists

April 13, 2020

May 4, 2020

Exam Programme Announcement

June 5, 2020

June 26, 2020

Last day of classes

June 20, 2020

July 11, 2020

Final Exams

June 22-27, 2020

July 13-18, 2020

Deadline of Grade Submission on the System

June 30, 2020

July 20, 2020

2. Request for Suspension of Status (Not counted towards the Normative Time Period) 

All students who are not able to continue their academic activities within their relevant degree progress stage (Coursework/Thesis/Doctorate Qualifiying Exam) in 2019-2020 Spring semester  may request a suspension of status by presenting their excuse, including those in their final semester. Aforementioned request should be made by the student to the institute until April 17, 2020.

Students who wish to suspend their status should fill the form in the page "Student Affairs>Covid-19 Announcements" and send it to sbe@itu.edu.tr e-mail address.

3. Revised/Blue-Cover/Black-Cover Thesis Submission Processes
Thesis submission deadline for the students who are expected to submit their revised thesis in March and April is extended to May 8, 2020. Electronic thesis submission process is currently under development and a separate announcement will be made when it is completed.

4. Thesis Progress/Thesis Proposal Reports

Deadline for doctorate thesis progress and proposal reports are also extended. Reports, formatted in accordance with the guidelines on the institute’s website should be submitted to our institute until July 31, 2020 at the latest.

5. Thesis Progress/Proposal Report Exams and Doctorate/Master's Thesis Defence Exams
All report and defence exams are going to be held electronically. It is obligatory to use ZOOM  (https://zoom.us/) teleconference application signed in with the thesis advisor's ITU e-mail account and to record whole presentation/exam process. Electronic submission of thesis defence exam results is a process currently under development and a separate announcement will be made when it is completed.