Application, Registration And Acceptance Directive For Student Admission From Abroad


T. R.







Aim, Scope, Basis and Definitions


Aim and Scope

Article 1 - This Directive has been drawn up for the purpose of regulating the conditions of application, registration and admission of foreign students to Erciyes University within the allocated foreign students quotas to faculty and college departments and programs specified by Higher Education Council.


Article 2 - This directive is prepared based on Head Council of Higher Education article No. B.30.0.EÖB.000.00.01-06-383-3269 dated 27/01/2010.


Definitions and Abbreviations

Article 3 –

In this Directive following terms refer to;

a) University: Erciyes University,

b) Rectorate: Erciyes University Rectorate,

c) Foreign students: Prospective students graduated from a school equivalent to Turkish high schools, however who aren’t a citizen of Turkish Republic or TRNC (Türkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) or who hold dual citizenship one of which isn’t the Republic of Turkey or TRNC.

d) Foreign Students Admission Commission: Commission under the chairmanship of a Vice Rector, is consisting of an International Office representative of the unit responsible for accepting foreign students and educational affairs.






Application, Required documents, Evaluation, Educational Conditions and Registration

Application and Required Documents

Article 4

(a) Information on the application is announced on the University website in July every year. The applications are made online on the website. During the placement to the university within the foreign student quota; the tests (exams) and the Higher Education Council decisions specified in Article 5 of this directive are taken into consideration.

(b) Those who take the base or upper scores can apply to the university. The status of applicants who applied with the results of tests not specified in the Directive will be evaluated by the commission.

(c) Applications are done online with the following documents.

1- High School Diploma: a certified copy of the high school diploma, a notary, officially (consulate) certified copy in Turkish. If the student is in the last year, he or she must certify it.

2- Official Transcript (Note Status Certificate): This shows the classes and the grades the applicants have taken in high school. Applicants should submit their official transcripts certified by the related high school directorate and their certified Turkish translation.

3- Original or certified translated copy of the exam result certification for the relevant year.

4- A copy of the passport page showing the identity information,

5. Bank receipt for the paid application fee,


Article 5

(1) Applicants should have the following examination base grades and meet the conditions below in order to be eligible to apply:

a) A score of at least 1000 in total for SAT 1, at least 500 for mathematics,

b) In the ACT (American College Testing) Karma, a minimum score of 21 in Mathematics and Scientific Logic,

c) In the GCE (General Certificate Examination / A Level Certificate), at least 3 A level Certificates, one of which is related to the program applied for,

d) An I.B. (International Baccalaureate) diploma with a grade of at least 28 depending on the department that’ll be applied,

e) ABITUR (German Baccalaureate) with a score of at least 4 points,

f) A French Baccalaureate diploma with a score of at least 12 out of 20 (12/20),

g) In the TAWJÎHİ examination given in Jordan and Palestine, a score of at least 80 out of 100 in all courses in the Branch of Science (Scientific Stream),

h) In the Baccalaureate Lebanese examination given in Lebanon, a diploma score of at least 14 out of 20 (14/20) in the Branch of Science (Scientific Stream),

i) In the AL-SAHADA-AL TAHANAWİYYA examination (Syria, Libya Baccalaureate), a score of at least 180 out of 240 in the Branch of Science (Scientific Stream) for Engineering – Architecture Faculty Departments and a score of at least 170 for other departments,

j) In the university entrance examination of People's Republic of China (GAOKAO), a score of at least 480 out of 750 depending on the applied departments’ score type.

k) A minimum score of 50 in the Turkish Republics and the Turks and Relative Communities Examination (TCS),

l) Gold, silver or bronze medal winners in the International Science Olympics recognized by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey) which participates in it as well,

m) Diplome Debirestan and Pishdaneshgahi (Iran); High school diploma grade average (Diplome Debirestan) of at least 17/20 in Iran and the “Pisdanesgahi” final grade of at least 17/20,

n) A minimum score of 90 out of 120 in Kazakhstan National University Test,

o) A minimum score of 60 in the Uan (Ujian Akhir Nasional) examination held in Indonesia,

p) Valid scores of OSYM (Student Selection and Placement Center )examinations.

(2) The base score of the examinations which are not mentioned above will be decided by the commission.

(3) “Special Talent Examination” is also required to be taken by the candidates applying to faculties and colleges admitting students according to the results of Special Talent Examination.


Evaluation of Applications

Article 6

(a) Evaluation, admission and department / program placement process of the candidates applied to Erciyes University is done by the commission. University is free to complete the quotas declared. Fulfilling the application requirements does not guarantee the admission. Applications of candidates who don’t meet the application requirements will not be evaluated. The registrations of those determined not to meet the application requirements will be canceled. If required, additional quotas can be announced.

(b) Assessment of the applications to the University units accepting students with special talent examination is done according to the criteria in the special talent examination application, registration and admission directive of the relevant faculty / college.

(c) A "letter of admission" or an identical certificate is issued for the students who are entitled to admission.



Announcement of the Results and Registration

Article 7 

(a) Results will be announced on University web page ( over internet.

(b) A letter of acceptance will be sent by the Rectorate to candidates who’re entitled to enroll in the university.

(c) Registrations will be done in the University Registrar’s Office in the dates announced on the web pages.

(d) Applicants or incoming students are welcome to exchange information on different subjects. They apply to the Foreign Student Office established within the International Office.


Documents required for registration

Article 8 - Following documents are required for the registration:

(a) The original of high school diploma and an "Equivalency Certificate" taken from Turkish Embassy or Consulate in the respective countries or Turkish Republic Ministry of National Education which indicates that related high school diploma is equivalent to the Turkish high school diplomas,

(b) The Original of the examination result certification,

(c) The original passport and a Turkish translated notarized copy,

(d) The Bank receipt for the paid contribution fee into the announced bank in the announced amount,

(e) A "Student Visa" taken from Turkish Embassy in the countries (or in the nearest ones) of the candidates if they’re from outside; or taken from Provincial Directorate of Security if the candidates are located in Turkey,

(f) The original copy of internationally valid Foreign Language -Turkish proficiency certificate approved by Turkish Embassy or Consulate in candidate's country,

(g) Residence permit,

(h) The Foreign Nationals Identification Number,

(i) 2 photos sized 4,5 x 6,0 (Photos should be taken within last 6 months at the front face, and in a form that the candidate could easily be recognized),


Turkish proficiency levels

Article 9

(a) Turkish proficiency levels,

Level A1:(Basic Level)  insufficient- can't start education

Level A2:(Basic Level)  insufficient- can't start education

Level B1:(Intermediate) insufficient- can't start education

Level B2:(Intermediate) insufficient- can't start education

Level C1:(Advanced) This Turkish level is sufficient. Students can start education.

(b) Candidates whose Turkish level is A1, A2, B1, B2, register for the program, but they can't start their department until they have level C1. They join Turkish Prep Class and learn Turkish for a year. If they can't get the C1 level, they will be given one more year. If they don't succeed in learning Turkish in the second year, they will be dismissed from the university.

(c) Language training period is not considered as a part of the academic education period of the department student. The student is obliged to pay the course fee during this period determined by the Senate.

Medium of Instruction and Foreign Language Preparatory Education

Article 10 - (a) Medium of instruction of Erciyes University is Turkish.

(b) Those whose Turkish proficiency levels are C1 at the end of the preparatory class begin their education. Those who haven't got this advanced level  are granted to leave of absence for one year to improve their Turkish level. Students enrolled in a foreign language department can also start education at the C1 level.


Miscellaneous and Final Provisions

Article 12 (a) Foreign students are subject to the regulations and directives concerning education of the registered department for matters not regulated in this directive.

(b) Academic Degrees given at Erciyes University are the same as those degrees given to Turkish Citizen students.

(c) The application calendar is determined for each academic year within the framework of the quota of students coming to Erciyes University from abroad and is specified in the academic calendar of the University. Information about registered students is notified to the presidency of the Council of Higher Education.


Article 13 - The provisions of this Directive will take force on the acceptance date of Erciyes University Senate.


Article 14 - This Directive will be executed by the Rector of Erciyes University.