Admission requirements and Conditions for a bachelor’s degree
Each university has admission requirements and assigned seats through which to accept international students. The requirements for admission differ according to the university and the type, whether governmental or private. And many public universities implement an admission exam for international students called YÖS and accept students through them, while another university accepts international students through the results of international exams such as (SAT, ACT, IB) or only at the rate of high school diploma (baccalaureate / Tawjihi) obtained by the student and all public universities depend on the process of selecting students according to their own terms through the special preference for international students.
Meanwhile, private universities only require a high school graduation certificate (baccalaureate / tawjihi) and accept students directly without comparison or entrance examination.
Required documents for application:
1- A copy of the high school certificate
2- A copy of the high school transcript
3- A copy of the passport
4- The result of international or local tests, if any (YOS-Sat-capabilities and others)
5- A personal photo
Note: The high school diploma and transcript must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country first issued. After that it must be translated into Turkish or English and attested by the Turkish embassy / consulate in the relevant country or translated and certified by the certified translator with the notary in Turkey.
Admission requirements for master’s and PhD degrees
Graduate programs in Turkey include master's, doctoral and specialization programs in medicine programs. Each university has special admission requirements and seats for international students. Therefore, the admission requirements differ according to the university and its type, whether governmental or private.
Some public universities require students who have an accredited bachelor’s degree from outside Turkey an international exam such as a GRE or GMAT and a foreign language certificate in addition to a specific rate in the bachelor’s and some others require only a specific rate in the bachelor and a foreign language certificate or without it and the conditions differ according to the university and all depend on the selection process Students according to the special conditions of international students. As for private universities, most of them only require a passing rate in the bachelor’s degree and accept the students directly without any comparison or entrance examination. As for doctoral programs in addition to the master's requirements, obtaining a Turkish language certificate (TOMER) is required as a prerequisite, and student admission is evaluated according to the qualifications and terms of each university.
Required documents for application:
1- A copy of the bachelor’s degree or graduation certificate (for masters)
2- A copy of the bachelor’s degrees (for the master’s degree)
3- A copy of the bachelor’s and Master's degree (PhD)
4- A copy of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees transcript (for PhD)
5- Two letters of recommendation / reference
6- A copy of the passport
7- A personal photo
8- Letter of motivation / intentions
10- International test results or language certificates, if any (GRE-GMAT-TOEFL)
Note: The certificate and the transcript must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country it is issued from first. After that it must be translated into Turkish or English and attested by the Turkish embassy / consulate in the relevant country or translated and certified by the certified translator with the notary in Turkey.
Specialization in medical programs
Specialization in medical programs is provided by medical colleges at universities and research hospitals of the Ministry of Health. Students who wish to study for a master’s, doctorate, or medical specialization must pass the amendment test and the TUS (medical specialty test) and students who wish to specialize in dentistry must pass the amendment test and the DUS (specialization in dental medicine) test.