APPLICATION FOR GENERAL QUOTAS

 

  1. A) GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Candidates applying for the Master’s Programs must hold an undergraduate degree or they should be in the last semester of their normal education time.
  • Candidates applying for the Master’s Programs (with Thesis) with an undergraduate degree (CGPA) must have at least 60/100 GPA.
  • Candidates applying for the Master’s Programs (without Thesis) with an undergraduate degree (CGPA) must have at least 50/100 GPA.
  • Candidates applying for the Master’s Programs (without Thesis) to Institute of Business Economy (Faculty of Business) must hold an undergraduate degree or must present a document that shows they will be graduate till exact registration.
  • Candidates applying for the Ph.D. Programs must hold a Master’s Degree – must be one of a with-Thesis Program or integrated undergraduate/graduate program or they should be at the last semester of one of these.
  • Candidates applying for the Ph.D. with an undergraduate degree must have at least 60/100 GPA, and also must have at least 70/100 GPA of Master’s degree – must be one of a with-Thesis Program.
  • Candidates applying for the Proficiency in Art Programs must hold an Master’s degree with at least 60/100 GPA at undergraduate level and at least 70/100 GPA at their Master’s degree.

 

 

NOTE 1:

Candidates cannot apply Ph.D. Programs without holding Master’s degree – must be one of a with-Thesis Program, but who enrolled to Master’s degree without thesis before 6 February 2013 are not required to have “Master’s degree – must be one of a with-Thesis Program”  according to article 2 of Istanbul University Graduate Education and Training Regulation.

 

  1. B-)Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) Requirements:

 

Name of Institute ALES * GMAT GRE
(Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam) GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
Institute of Social Sciences** Minimum 65 Minimum 530 Minimum 650 (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 

Institute of Medical Sciences Minimum 60 for Master

Minimum 65 for Ph.D.

Minimum 480 Minimum 650     (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 

Institute of Medical Sciences
(Basic Medical Sciences PhD)
Minimum 65 or Basic Medical Scores Minimum 55 Minimum 480 Minimum 650 (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 


Institute of Sciences
Minimum 60 for Master
Minimum 65 for Ph.D
Minimum 650 (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 


Institute of Education Sciences
Minimum 60 for Master
Minimum 65 for Ph.D
Minimum 480 Minimum 650 (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 

Institute of Marine Sciences ant Management Minimum 65 Minimum 450

(For Verbal Programs)

Minimum 610 (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 


Institute of Forensic Sciences
Minimum 60 for Master
Minimum 65 for Ph.D
Minimum 480 Minimum 650 (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 


Institute of Ataturk’s Principles and Reforms
Minimum 60 for Master
Minimum 65 for Ph.D
Minimum 480 Minimum 650 (Former)

Minimum 151 (Recent)
(Quantitative)

 

 

*     Types of ALES used for programme are specified  in the quotas table.

**   ALES or equivalent conditions are not required in Master’s Programs without thesis.

 

 

 
Art Major Master’s Programs with Thesis
Proficiency in Art
  Aptitude Test in Arts
Aptitude Test in Arts
Institute of Social Sciences 65 65



  1. C-)LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
Name of Institute
Base points for YDS 

or Equivalent Exam

 

   

Master’s Program

 

 

PHD / Proficiency in Art

 

Institute of Social Sciences* 50 55
      English Programs 70  
Institute of Sciences ** 50 55
Institute of Medical Sciences* 50 55
       English Programs 77  
Institute of Education Sciences 50 55
Institute of Marine Sciences ant Management 50 55
Institute of Forensic Sciences 50 55
Institute of Ataturk’s Principles and Reforms 50 55
Institute of Business Economy
(Faculty of Business)*
   
      English Programs 65  

 

*    YDS or other equivalant foreign language exams shall not be required for application to the Master’s programs without thesis.

 

 

 

  • For “Equivalence of Foreign Language Exams” dated 24/04/2013
    Please click here.

 

  • For “Equivalence of Foreign Language Exams” dated 23/07/2013
    Please click here.

 

  • For “Equivalence of Foreign Language Exams” dated 14/02/2014
    Please click here.

 

Additional information regarding the equivalence Foreign Language Exams (ÖSYM ANNOUNCEMENT)

In the sixth paragraph of Article 7 of Assessment, Selection and Placement Centre of the Law on the Organization and Duties, which dated 3 March 2011 and published 27863 Official Gazette  with 6114 No,; “Made at different times by the President or by the equivalence of the level test, the validity of test results for each of the exams and exams made by Presidency equivalence with international foreign language exam, based on the experts reports about, is determined by the decision of the Board of Directors. According to this rule;  Report of “Foreign Language Exams Equivalence Study Group” which organized by our center and this report analyzes the underlying “Equivalence of Foreign Language Exams” rearranged and 23 July 2013 Centre for Foreign Language Exams dated equivalency has been announced on the official website.  It was decided to be based; 24 April 2013 dated “Equivalence of Foreign Language Exams” statements for foreign language documents taken before 23 July 2013

 

NOTE: Results of Foreign Language Exams without a specified validity period on it, (KPDS,ÜDS,YDS,and e-YDS) is only valid for 5 years. 

NOTE: YÖKDİL is valid for Language Proficiency.

 

  1. D) LATERAL TRANSFER REQUIREMENTS:

The students who have completed at least one term in another institute with succession of all of its classes may be accepted to the graduate programs by lateral transfer.  Students who are in the last term of normal education in Master with Thesis Program and in the last two term of normal education in Ph.D. or Proficiency in Art cannot be lateral transferred. (Master without Thesis excluded)

Evaluation of Lateral Transfer Students Quotas 

The provisions are carried out according to Istanbul University Graduate Education ant Training Regulation determined in the article 13.

IV. EVALUATION CRITERIAS:

 To determine total score of candidates who apply Master’s Program with Thesis;

 

  • 50 % of ALES or equivalent scores, 50 % of Aptitude Test in Arts scores in Art Major Programs,
  • 10 % of graduation grade,(For those who are not graduate yet, 10% of 7th semesters’ grade.)
  • 30 % of science exam/interview score

 

  • 10 % of foreign language score are taken as basis.

 

In order for applications to be accepted Master’s Program with thesis, total score has to be at least 65 out of 100.

 

To determine total score of candidates for Masters Program without Thesis;

 

In case of request ALES score

 

  • 50 % of ALES or equivalent scores,
  • 20 % of graduation grade, (For those who are not graduate yet, 10% of 7th semesters’ grade.)
  • 30% of science exam/interview score are taken as basis.

 

 

In case of not to request ALES score

 

  • 50 % of graduation grade, (For those who are not graduate yet, 10% of 7th semesters’ grade.)
  • 50 % of science exam/interview score are taken as basis.

 

In order for applications to be accepted Masters Program without thesis, total score has to be at least 65 out of 100.

To determine total score of candidates for Ph.D

 

 

  • 50 % of ALES or equivalent scores,

 

  • 5 % of graduation grade,

 

  • 5 % of Master’s degree,
  • 30 % of science exam/interview score

 

  • 10 % of foreign language score are taken as basis.

 

In order for applications to be accepted Ph.D total score has to be at least 75 out of 100.

 

To determine total score of candidates for Proficiency in Art;

 

  • 50 % of Aptitude Test in Arts scores in Art Major Programs,

 

  • 5 % of graduation grade,

 

  • 5 % of Master’s degree,
  • 30 % of interview score

 

  • 10 % of foreign language score are taken as basis.

 

For the programs which accepts by undergraduate degree in Proficiency in Art;

 

  • 50 % of Aptitude Test in Arts scores in Art Major Programs,

 

  • 10 % of graduation grade,

 

  • 30 % of interview score

 

  • 10 % of foreign language score are taken as basis.

 

In order for applications to be accepted Proficiency in Art total score has to be at least 75 out of 100.

 

Students who does not take interview/Aptitude Test in Arts will be taken out of consideration and will not be accepted in programs.

 

 

Evaluation of Lateral Transfer Students Quotas;

 

The provisions are carried out according to İSTANBUL UNIVERSITY GRADUATE EDUCATION ANT TRAINING REGULATION determined in the article 13.

 

 

 

19/05/2017
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