International Relations Directorate

Application Criteria

Provided that they are in the final year of high school or they are high-school graduates;

Candidates

  • Who are foreign nationals,
  • Those who are Turkish citizens by birth and hold the permission from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey to cease to be a Turkish citizen, and their underage children who are registered on these people’s expatriation document and provide evidence of ownership of the document issued in accordance with the Turkish Citizenship Law on the Exercise of The Legal Rights (According to Turkish Citizenship Law, those who were born in Turkey or abroad from Turkish national mother and father within a conjugal union are Turkish citizens by birth. Therefore, Turkish nationals who are going to apply from abroad are recommended to read the aforementioned law),
  • Dual citizens being foreign national at birth and became citizens of the Republic of Turkey later,
  • Those who are Turkish citizens and continued their secondary education abroad before 01/02/2013 and completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country except TRNC (including those who completed the secondary school (high school) in the Turkish schools that were established in the care of MNE in a foreign country except TRNC),
  • Who started the secondary education after 01/02/2013 and completed the whole secondary education (high school) in a foreign country except TRNC (including those who completed the whole secondary education (high school) in the Turkish schools that were established in the care of MNE in a foreign country except TRNC)
  • Those who are nationals of TRNC and reside in TRNC, and completed the secondary education in TRNC and have GCE AL exam results,
  • TRNC nationals, who enrolled in a college or high school in other countries between 2005 and 2010, and have GCE AL exam results or will be holders of it,

can apply.

Candidates

  • Those who are Turkish citizens and completed the whole secondary education in Turkey or in TRNC (except those who completed the whole secondary education in a foreign country other than TRNC),
  • Those who are TRNC citizens (except those who completed the whole secondary education in TRNC and have GCE AL exam results),
  • Those who are dual citizens, who are originally Turkish citizens by birth, described in the subclause b of the first clause of the Article 5 (except those who completed the whole secondary education in a foreign country other than TRNC and those who completed the whole secondary education in the Turkish schools in a foreign country other than TRNC),
  • Those who are dual citizens, one of his/her citizenship is TRNC citizenship (except those who completed the whole secondary education in TRNC high schools and have GCE AL exam results and those who have or will have GCE AL exam results by enrolling and training in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005 and 2010),
  • Those who are Turkish citizens or dual citizens, who are originally Turkish citizens by birth, described in the subclause b of the first clause of the Article 5 and received education within the schools of Embassies in Turkey and in the foreign high schools in Turkey.

can not apply.

NOTE: Pursuant to the Principles Regarding the Admission of Students from Abroad, for the applicants who have the opportunity to apply for admission quotas from abroad;

-   Blue Card holders,

-   Turkish students who studied abroad (Except for TRNC),

-   Those who have two citizenships, one of them being Turkish

the following programs will accept students up to 10% of the main quota of the programs;

-   Teaching,

-   Law,

-   Medicine,

-   Dentistry.

EXAMPLE:

The quota of Medicine Department: 90

Quota amended basing the criteria above: 9 (%10)

For detailed information:

https://www.yok.gov.tr/ogrenci/yurt-disinda-kabul-edilecek-ogrenci-kontenjanlari 

*The decision not to exceed 10% of the quotas taken for Teaching, Law, Medicine and Dentistry programs in the student quotas to be accepted from abroad does not cover the students who have dual citizenship by acquiring Turkish citizenship while they were still holding the citizenship of another country.

The above-mentioned decision covers the candidates who are Turkish citizens by birth and who lost their Turkish citizenship by obtaining permission from the Ministry of Interior to get out of Turkish citizenship, candidates who certify that they have a Blue Card given to those who have lost Turkish citizenship upon their request, the applicants with Turkish citizenship or dual citizenship (one of them being Turkish citizenship) and those who completed their high school education in a foreign country except TRNC (Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus).

SELECTION AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

The selection process is based on the scores from the exams listed below.

İSTİNYE ÜNİVERSİTESİ
ULUSLARARASI ÖĞRENCİ
KABUL ŞARTLARI
(ISTINYE UNIVERSITY
 ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)
ÖNLİSANS/LİSANS PROGRAMLARI
ASSOCIATE/UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
SINAV TÜRÜ
(EXAM TYPE)
TIP FAKÜLTESİ
(FACULTY OF MEDICINE)
DİĞER BÖLÜM/PROGRMALAR
(OTHER DEPARTMENTS/PROGRAMS)
SAT I (Scholastic Aptitude Test) SAT (Evidence- Based Reading/Writing/Math):
1200 toplam puan ve en az 600 matematik
(1200 points in total and at least 600 points for maths)
SAT (Evidence- Based Reading/Writing/Math):
1000 toplam puan
(1000 points in total)
GCE A LEVEL A Level düzeyinde Fizik, Kimya, Biyoloji , Matematik konularından en az 2 konuda A seviyesinde puan
(Grade A is requested for at least 2 A Level courses in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics)
A Level düzeyinde en az biri başvurulan programla ilgili olmak üzere, en az 2 konuda D seviyesinde puan
(Minimum Grade D for 2 A Level courses, at least one of them should be related to the department that the candidate applies for)
ACT 24/36 21/36
IB (INTERNATIONAL BACCALAURATE) 30/45 28/45
MATURA 2.5/5 3.5/5
FRENCH BACCALAURATE 15/20 12/20
ABITUR  2.5/6 3.5/6
YÖS SINAVLARI (İSTANBUL,ANKARA,ULUDAĞ ÜNİVERSİTESİ)
(YOS EXAMS of
(ISTANBUL,ANKARA,ULUDAĞ UNIVERSITY)
75/100 50/100
Yukarıda belirtilen sınav türleri ve puanlarına sahip olmayan adaylarda;
Candidates who do not have the exam scores mentioned above;

Yurtdışından alınan diploma/transkript'te Tıp Fakültesi için minimum %80, diğer bölüm ve programlar için minimum %60 başarı şartı aranacaktır.
For those who graduated from abroad, a minimum of 80% success will be required in their transcripts/diplomas for the Faculty of Medicine and a minimum of 60% for other departments and programs.

*Tıp Fakültesi'ne başvuran adaylardan, genel not ortalamasına ek olarak minimum 1 akademik yıl kimya ve biyoloji dersi almış olması ve ilgili ders ortalamalarının minimum %80 olması şartı aranır.
*Candidates who apply to the Faculty of Medicine are required to have taken chemistry and biology courses for a minimum of 1 academic year in addition to their grade point average and the average points of the related courses should be at least 80%.

(NOT: Diploma'ya ek olarak herhangi bir sınav zorunluluğu aranmaz.)
(NOTE: No exam score is required in addition to the Diploma.)

Yurtiçi ve Yurtdışında MEB'e bağlı bulunan liselerden mezun adaylar için, diploma/transkript'te Tıp Fakültesi için minimum %70, diğer bölüm ve programlar için minimum %60 başarı şartı aranacaktır.
For candidates who graduated from high schools connected to MEB (National Ministry of Education) in Turkey and abroad, at least 70% success for the Faculty of Medicine and at least 60% for other departments and programs will be required in their diplomas/transcripts.

**Tıp Fakültesi'ne başvuran adaylardan, genel not ortalamasına ek olarak minimum 1 akademik yıl kimya ve biyoloji dersi almış olması ve ilgili ders ortalamalarının minimum %80 olması şartı aranır.
**Candidates who apply to the Faculty of Medicine are required to have taken chemistry and biology courses for a minimum of 1 academic year in addition to their grade point average and the average points of the related courses should be at least 80%.

(NOT: Diploma'ya ek olarak herhangi bir sınav zorunluluğu aranmaz.)
(NOTE: No exam score is required in addition to the Diploma.)

*Diploma ve transkript'e ek olarak yukarıda belirtilen sınav türleri ve puanlarından birisine sahip olan adaylar önceliklendirilir.
*In addition to diplomas and transcripts, candidates who have one of the exam scores mentioned above will be prioritized.

**Yukarıda belirtilen Yabancı Uyruklu Öğrenci Sınavı (YÖS) geçerlilik süresi 1 yıldır.
** The validity period of the Foreign Student Exam (YÖS) mentioned above is 1 year.

***Lise bitirme sınavı statüsünde olan sınavların (Abitur, Matura, International Baccalaureate, GCE vb.) geçerlilik sürelerinde herhangi bir sınırlama bulunmamaktadır.
*** There is no limitation on the validity period of the exams (Abitur, Matura, International Baccalaureate, GCE, etc.) which have the status of the high school graduation exam.
YKS/TYT SINAVI
(YKY/TYT EXAM)
SAY PUAN TÜRÜNDEN 60.000
(60.000 OUT OF SAY SCORE TYPE)
BAŞVURDUĞU ALANDA İLGİLİ PUAN TÜRÜNDEN 400.000 SIRALAMAYA GİRMİŞ OLMAK
(BEING IN THE FIRST 400.000 RANK WITHIN THE SCORE TYPE RELATED TO THE FIELD OF APPLICATION)
Yukarıda belirtilen YKS ve TYT puan türlerine sahip olan adaylardan ek bir sınav ve puan talep edilmeyecektir.
(An additional exam score will not be requested from candidates who have YKS and TYT scores mentioned above.)
LİSANSÜSTÜ PROGRAMLARI
GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

*Lisansüstü başvuruları lisans diploması ve transkripti ile kabul edilir.
*Graduate degree applications are evaluated with undergraduate diploma and transcript.

**Başvuru için lisans/lisansüstü diplomasında minimum %60 başarı şartı aranır.
**For application, a minimum of 60% success will be required in undergraduate/graduate diploma.

***Lisansüstü program başvurularında uluslararası öğrenci statüsündeki adaylardan Akademik Personel ve Lisansüstü Eğitimi Giriş Sınavı (ALES) puanı aranmaz.
***Academic Staff and Graduate Degree Entrance Exam (ALES) scores are not required for candidates in international student status for the graduate program applications.

****Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü'nde yer alan tezli yüksek lisans ve doktora programları için İngilizce Dil Yeterliliği şartı bulunmaktadır.
****There is an English Language Proficiency requirement for masters and doctorate programs with a thesis at the Institute of Health Sciences.

Enstitü tarafından kabul edilen bir sınav türü ve puanına sahip olmayan adaylara üniversitemizde Yabancı Dil (İngilizce) sınavı uygulanacaktır.
Foreign language (English) exam will be applied to the candidates who do not have an exam type and score accepted by the Institute.

Daha detaylı bilgi için saglikbe@istinye.edu.tr ile iletişime geçilmelidir.
For more detailed information, please contact saglikbe@istinye.edu.tr

****Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü'ne başvuran adaylardan ek olarak "Niyet Mektubu" talep edilmektedir.
***** "Letter of Intent" is requested from the candidates applying for the Institute of Health Sciences, in addition to the required documents.

****Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü'nde yer alan tezli yüksek lisans programları için İngilizce Dil yeterliliği şartı bulunmaktadır.
****There is an English Language Proficiency requirement for masters programs with a thesis at the Institute of Social Sciences.

Enstitü tarafından kabul edilen bir sınav türü ve puanına sahip olmayan adaylara üniversitemizde Yabancı Dil (İngilizce) sınavı uygulanacaktır.
Foreign language (English) exam will be applied to the candidates who do not have an exam type and score accepted by the Institute.

Daha detaylı bilgi için sosyalbe@istinye.edu.tr ile iletişime geçilmelidir.
For more detailed information, please contact sosyalbe@istinye.edu.tr


*Başvuru koşullarını sağlamış olmak başvuruda bulunulan bölüm/programa kabul edildiğiniz/edileceğiniz anlamına gelmez.
*Providing the application conditions does not mean you can be/have been admitted to the department.

**Adayın kabul/ret kararı değerlendirme sonucunda belirlenir.
**Whether the candidate is accepted for the department is determined after evaluation.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications are made by filling out the online application form on our website.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION

Candidates are required to scan the documents listed below and upload them through the application form.

Required Documents for Undergraduate Admissions;

  • Application Form
  • Copy of ID in Passport
  • English/Turkish Translation of High School Diploma (If the candidate graduated from an institution abroad)
  • English/Turkish Translation of Transcript 
  • Certificate of Equivalence (It is requested during exact registration.) (Proof of equivalency can be provided from Turkish Embassies in the home country or Provincial Department of Education, Istanbul.)
  • 1 Passport-size Photo
  • National-International Examination Result (If the student will not apply with her/his High School Diploma)
  • An approved copy of exam results of SAT I, ACT, GCE, etc. or another national or international examination (If available)
  • For the departments which have Turkish Medium of Instruction; TÖMER Certificate which is awarded by Universities (B2, If available)
  • For the departments which have English Medium of Instruction; TOEFL IBT- Overall 75 (Provided that it has not been 2 years since the exam has been certified) (If Available)
  • Residence Permit (If Available)

Required Documents for Graduate Admissions;

  • Application Form
  • Copy of ID in Passport
  • English/Turkish Translation of Bachelor's Degree (If the candidate graduated from an institution abroad)
  • English/Turkish Translation of Transcript
  • Certificate of Equivalence or Certificate of Recognition
    *Certificate of Recognition is requested from candidates who apply for graduate programs in Social Sciences and it will be provided by our university. Candidates who apply for graduate programs in the healthcare field need to get a Certificate of Equivalence from the Council of Higher Education.
  • 1 Passport-size Photo
  • Turkish Proficiency Certificate (C1)
  • Residence Permit (If Available)

EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS

Evaluation of the applications and placement of candidates are made by the International Student Acceptance Committee of Istinye University.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS

The result of the application is notified to the applicants via the e-mail address written on the application form.

A “Conditional Acceptance Letter” is sent to the candidates who meet the required criteria by the International Relations Directorate of İstinye University.

In the light of the information written on the Conditional Acceptance Letter, “Official Acceptance Letter” is sent to the applicants who paid their pre-registration fee and the applicants are expected to come to the related department of the university within the announced registration dates and complete their registration process.

*Pre-registration fees paid by students who do not come to complete the registration process within the calendar announced by the university are not refundable.

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

The medium of instruction at our university is Turkish and English.

Turkish level of foreign students will be determined according to the result of an exam made by a center, which is authorized by the Ministry of National Education among centers (TÖMER etc.) providing education in Turkish, or a jury that will be established by the University Senate. One year additional time is granted to students, whose Turkish language levels are not seen sufficient. The students, who document that they have been successful in the University providing a Turkish course or in the courses taught by the above-mentioned centers, start their education.

Students who are admitted to programs taught in English can either take the English Proficiency Exam which will be held by our university or can be exempt from English Preparatory Program provided that they have scored TOEFL IBT- Overall 75 (Provided that it has not been 2 years since the exam has been certified).

ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

The following documents are requested during the enrollment:

  • Passport or identification card, the original copy of them if they are in Turkish or English; Turkish or English translated copy of the page showing identification information that was approved by a public notary or consulate,
  • The original copy of the high school diploma and its English or Turkish copy approved by a Turkish representative office,
  • The "Certificate of Equivalence" that demonstrates the high school diploma is equal to diplomas taken from Turkish high schools, which was taken from the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in their countries or from the Ministry of National Education of the Turkish Republic or provincial directorates of the Ministry of National Education,
  • 6 passport photo
  • The original copy of Exam Result Document and its English or Turkish copy approved by a TR representation office,
  • The bank receipt showing the tuition was deposited (the Board of Trustees determines the tuition every year),
  • Student visa taken from the representation offices of the Turkish Republic in their countries,

*Foreign students are required to take "Residence Permit" from Istanbul Immigration Authority of Ministry of Interior.