General Admission Requirements

 

Turkish Students

 

Undergraduate Admission

Turkish students’ admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (ÖSS). The examination is held once a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Candidates gain access to institutions of higher education based on their composite scores consisting of the scores on the selection examination and their high school grade point averages.

 

 

 

Procedures and Principles about Graduate Admissions

 

Graduate Admissions

 

All Turkish citizen applicants are required to take the ALES - Academic Personnel and Education Entrance Exam administered by ÖSYM (Student Selection andPlacement Center) every year, English Proficiency Exam, and an interview.

 

 

To apply to graduate programs all the applicants shall have a bachelor’s degree and ALES quantitative not less than the minimum score which is stated in the post graduate education and teaching

regulations published in the Official Newspaper dated 1st June 1996, No. 22683 that is issued by the university committee and the minimum score of the senate. The scores which are taken in the exams must be within the validity period from the date of the application. ALES scores are valid for 3 years. The assessments are determined by the senate provided that the score of ALES is not less than 50%.CGPA, level of English proficiency, and, if any, GRE or GMAT scores are required in the assessment and acceptance of international applicants

 

Doctoral Program

 

a. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree which is admitted by the related Department of Institute.

 

b. Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree or graduate (master’s) degree - not less than 3.00/4.00 or equivalent.

 

c. For admission into a Doctoral program, Turkish citizens must hold a Masters degree, and the minimum ALES exam score determined by the department administration, not being less than 55 in the quantitative score type required by the program applied. ALES quantitative, GRE quantitative or GMAT scores hold by the applicants shall meet the minimum score requirements stated in the post graduate education and teaching program. Each shall not be less than the minimum scores which are determined annually by the Higher Education Committee and must be above the minimum scores determined by Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences.

 

d. The assessment and admission of international applicants to graduate programs are hold upon undergraduate and graduate CGPA and, if any, GRE or GMAT scores.

 

 

Applications to graduate programs are accepted at Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences and Graduate School of Social Sciences. The deadlines for applications shall not be exceeded and all requested documents shall be submitted in due time. Miscellaneous matters about admissions are announced before the beginning of each semester by the university.

 

 

English Proficiency

Applicants' level of English knowledge is evaluated according to the result of the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) or according to the equivalent results of other English language proficiency exams specified by the Senate. For admission into a graduate study program, the acceptable score on these exams is determined by the recommendation of the department administration and the acceptance of the Administrative Board of the Graduate School. The international applicants whose native language is English are exempted from the EPE.

 

 

For the graduate (Master’s) program applicants, the score cannot be less than 60 out of 100 for the university EPE. EPE score is valid for one year.

 

In the Interuniversity Language Proficiency Exam (ÜDS), a minimum score of 55 is required for PhD applicants or an equivalent score from English proficiency exams accepted by the Interuniversity Board. International students are also required to submit a minimum score of 55 in English, French, or German in ÜDS. The ÜDS exam taken shall be in one of the languages mentioned above other than the native language of international applicants. A corresponding score from any of the English proficiency exams determined by Interuniversity Board is also valid.

 

Admission of Transfer Students

 

 

Students who have successfully accomplished at least one semester in an accredited university or in one of the departments in GSS may transfer to the graduate program with the proposal of related DI and the decision of BMGSS on condition of completing all documents before the deadline. The admission is hold according to the regulations of graduate study. In the proposal of related DI, from which courses the student will be exempted shall be included. Students transferring from other universities shall succeed in EPE or any other corresponding proficiency exam. The accreditation of courses for students transferring from universities that have a varying semester length is determined with the proposal of DI and the decision of BMGSS.

 

 

Students providing the requirements in "Graduate Admissions" and having completed successfully at least one semester of the graduate program in another university may be accepted to the doctorate program with the approval of the relevant DI and BMGSS. The applicants who apply for graduate study transfer shall sign a counseling protocol. These applicants’ course adjustments are done with the proposal of the supervisor and the approval of DI and BMGSS.

 

 

Admission to English Language Preparatory Program

 

The applicants whose level of English is found sufficient are accepted to graduate studies, but students who fail in English or did not take the English Proficiency Exam are given the maximum of one year period to improve their English proficiency level. The applicants must be successful in EPE which they take during this period or in the equivalent English proficiency exams mentioned in role given in "English Proficiency" part of this directive. A one year period of time spent on learning English is not included in the total period given for the graduate study. Students providing the mentioned requirements can register to English Language Preparatory program.

 

 

 

Deficiency Program

The deficiency program is administered for adaptation and orientation of successful students to the graduate study (Master’s) they apply for. The deficiency program cannot be more than 18 credits. Students for this program are determined by DI according to their academic success and the structure of their undergraduate course programmes.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL  STUDENTS

Registration

 

The final step in the admission process is registration. Any candidate who wants to be regitered at Atılım University needs to have already taken an acceptance letter from the university at first.

               

Here are the requirements of registration:

               

Undergraduate (Bachelor)

 

·         Original secondary school diploma (graduation certificate)

·         Original secondary school transcript

·         6 biometrical photos (passport size)

·          Bank receipt evidencing the payment of the tuition fee

·          "Letter of Equivalence" stating that the secondary school education taken by the candidate is in compliance with the Turkish Education System. (It's to be taken from the Turkish Mission in home country before departure, or from the Turkish Ministry of Education -MEB- after arrival in Ankara.)

·         A valid certificate of English or Turkish, depending on the language of instruction in the chosen department/programme. (If a valid certificate is not available, the candidate should take a proficiency exam at Atılım University, for English; or should take a level exam at a TÖMER center, for Turkish.)

 

 

Graduate (Master)

 

·         Original undergraduate diploma (graduation certificate)

·         Original undergraduate transcript

·         6 biometrical photos (passport size)

·         Bank receipt evidencing the payment of the tuition fee

·         "Letter of Recognition" stating that the university, from which the candidate was graduated, is recognized by the Turkish Council of Higher Education -YÖK-. (It's to be taken from YÖK, after arrival in Ankara.)

·         A valid certificate of English or Turkish, depending on the language of instruction in the chosen programme. (If a valid certificate is not available, the candidate should take a proficiency exam at Atılım University, for English; or should take a level exam at a TÖMER center, for Turkish.)

 

 

Graduate (Doctorate)

 

·         Original undergraduate diploma (graduation certificate)

·         Original undergraduate transcript

·         Original master diploma (graduation certificate)

·         Original master transcript

·         6 biometrical photos (passport size)

·         Bank receipt evidencing the payment of the tuition fee

·         "Letter of Recognition" (1) stating that the university, from which the candidate was graduated, is recognized by the Turkish Council of Higher Education -YÖK-. (It's for undergraduate level and to be taken from YÖK, after arrival in Ankara.)

·         "Letter of Recognition" (2) stating that the university, from which the candidate was graduated, is recognized by the Turkish Council of Higher Education -YÖK-. (It's for graduate/master level and to be taken from YÖK, after arrival in Ankara.)

·         A valid certificate of English or Turkish, depending on the language of instruction in the chosen programme. (If a valid certificate is not available, the candidate should take a proficiency exam at Atılım University, for English; or should take a level exam at a TÖMER center, for Turkish.)

 

 

 

Warning: All the documents submitted for registration must be original. If the original of any one document is in any one language other than English or Turkish, a duly attested translation (by the Turkish Mission in home country or by a sworn translator in Turkey) in one of these two languages has to be submitted along with the original. In case the translation is from a sworn translator in Turkey, a notarial attestation is also needed on the paper/s.