Admission Requirements for Foreign Students to the Universities in Turkey, 26.09.2011

According to the relevant regulation, those who hold either Turkish or TRNC citizenship are not able to apply to take the Examination for Foreigners (YÖS).

Foreign students’ applications are admitted by the relevant universities within the limits of allocated places for foreigners. Applications are evaluated by the relevant universities, provided that allocated places per country are not more than 20% of the total allocated places for foreigners. If the allocated places are still available, the relevant university is able to admit foreign applicants without taking into consideration of this requirement.

You can find the guide for foreign students of higher education programs in Turkey for the education year of 2010-2011 at  (please click on Güncel and then click on Yurt Dışından Kabul Edilecek Öğrenci Kılavuzu) (It is available in both English and Turkish). You can also visit the web pages of the university that you would like to study in.

Admission requirements for foreign students to the undergraduate programs are available at (please click on foreign students and then students meeting their own expenses).

Foreign students who would like to enroll in a graduate program must take the Entrance Examination for Academic Staff and Graduate Studies (ALES) or international examination (e.g. GRE, GMAT) the equivalency of which is recognized by the concerning university senate. The evaluation of these scores is made by the relevant universities.

nformation on the higher education institutions in Turkey is available on


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