IUYOS (Istanbul University Examination for Foreign or Overseas Students)

How to Apply?

  • Application Dates: 16 March – 20 April 2015
  • The İÜYÖS Guide can be found in the following link: http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr
  • Fill in the Application Form completely, upload your digital photograph to the relevant section and do not forget to save it. Your application number will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • Pay the examination fee into IU Faculty of Open and Distance Education bank account providing your application number within the due date of application.
  • Log into the system and upload the bank receipt and upload the image of the page of your passport showing your identity information.
  • When your examination fee is transferred to the bank account and the place where you are going to take the examination is definite, you can print your Examination Admission Document. The place where you are going to take the examination is written on the Examination Admission Document.

1. GENERAL INFORMATION, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND RULES

1.1. İÜYÖS is an examination taken by foreign or overseas students who wish to study at İstanbul University. The results obtained from this exam can be used for applying for İstanbul University (İU) foreign or overseas students’ quotas. This examination is conducted by Istanbul University.

İÜYÖS 2015 will be held on May 16, 2015 Saturday at 15.00 pm according to the local time of Turkey.

For the İÜYÖS examinations which will be given outside Turkey, the hours are given in İÜYÖS Application Calendar.

İÜYÖS, will be given at the same time in all exam centres.

CLICK for the Application Calendar.

1.2. This examination guide covers the rules to be followed by foreign or overseas applicants who would like to apply to İstanbul University for receiving education in 2015-2016 academic year.

1.3. The İÜYÖS document is valid for 1 (one) academic year following the examination date.

1.4. The languages to be used for the communication and the correspondence between İstanbul University and the applicants are English and Turkish.

1.5. The applications for the examination will be accepted between 16 March and 20 April 2015 and can only be made online.

1.6. After the application form has been filled, the system will automatically send your Application Number to your e-mail address.

1.7. You must pay the exam fee into the İU account within the application period and have your application number written on the receipt.

1.8. Log in the system and upload the bank receipt and upload the image of the page of your passport showing your identity information.

1.9. The applicants whose applications are approved must print the Examination Admission Document using the given Application Number. The applicants must have their Examination Admission Documents and their valid passports with them.

1.10. The applicants who have lost their Examination Admission Document can reprint their documents by logging in the system again with their Application Numbers.

1.11. The İÜYÖS result can only be used for applying for the quotas of Associate Degree and Undergraduate Degree Programs. It cannot be used in the transfer transactions of those who have been studying at an institution of higher education (undergraduate transfer) or in the selection and placement transactions of those who would like to receive post-graduate education.

1.12. The applicants who have to travel for taking İÜYÖS meet their own needs such as residence permit, accommodation, subsistence etc.

1.13. The application fee paid by the applicants cannot be transferred to the following years. The application is considered to be invalid if the examination fee has not been paid. The fees paid by the applicants who desist from applying in spite of having paid the admission fee, those who have paid the examination fee more than once, those whose applications are considered invalid, those who do not or cannot take the examination, those who are not accepted to the examination or dismissed from the exam, those who fail or whose examination papers are considered invalid in addition to those who have paid an amount for a transaction that is free of charge.

1.14. The rules prescribed in this guide can be changed if it is necessitated by the decision taken by the legislative, executive and judicial bodies, by the Higher Education Council and the Assessment Council and by İU Administration Council and Senate after the publication of this guide. The procedure to be followed under these circumstances is to be determined by İU. Actions regarding the issues not covered in this guide are to be taken in accordance with the decisions of İU Senate.

1.15. The İÜYÖS exam guide will not be published or distributed.

2. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

All the applications from Turkey and from abroad must be done through the following link: http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr The applications are accepted only within the application period.

In order to be registered to a programme after the placements, which are done according to İÜYÖS exam results, a student must have the requirements in 2.1.

Each applicant must submit the required documents during the registration.

2.1. All the applications are eligible on condition that the applicants are either final year students or graduates and the applicants who have the following requirements will be accepted.

a) Those who have a foreign nationality,

b) Those who were born as Turkish citizens but later were permitted by the Ministry of the Interior of Turkey to leave Turkish citizenship, including their underage children who are registered in the document of leaving Turkish citizenship and who can certificate that they have the document regarding the Exercise of Given Rights, pursuant to the Turkish Nationality Law, (The 7th article of the Turkish Nationality Law numbered 5901 prescribes that “(1) an infant born from the marriage of a mother or a father having Turkish citizenship inside or outside Turkey is a Turkish citizen”; applicants who would like to apply for the quotas of foreign admission should further review the Turkish Nationality Law.)

c) Those who used to have a foreign citizenship but later have acquired Turkish citizenship/those who have a dual citizenship under these circumstances,

d)  i- Those who have Turkish citizenship and have completed the last three years of their secondary education in a foreign country except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (including the applicants who completed their secondary education in Turkish schools in a foreign country except TRNC) before 01/02/2013,

ii- Those who started and completed their secondary education in a foreign country except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) after 01/02/2013 (including the applicants who completed their secondary education in Turkish schools in a foreign country except TRNC),

e) Those who have TRNC citizenship, reside in TRNC, have completed secondary education in TRNC and have obtained GCE AL degrees (The General Certificate of Education – Advanced Level), and those who have or will have GCE AL degree after registering and getting education in the colleges or high schools in other countries between 2005 and 2010.

2.2) All the applications are ineligible on condition that the applicants have the following requirements.

a) Those who have Turkish citizenship and have completed secondary education in Turkey or in TRNC,

b) Those who have TRNC citizenship (excluding those who have completed secondary education at TRNC high schools and have obtained GCE AL degree and those who have or will have GCE AL degrees after registering in the colleges or high schools in other countries between 2005 and 2010),

c) Dual citizens whose first citizenship is Turkish from birth, as prescribed in article 2.1./b of this guide (except those who fulfill the requirements in 2.1./d),

d) Dual citizens who have TRNC citizenship (excluding those who have completed secondary education at TRNC high schools and have obtained GCE AL degree and those who have or will have GCE AL degrees by registering in the colleges or high schools in other countries between 2005 and 2010),

e) Those who are Turkish citizens or dual citizens whose first citizenship is Turkish as prescribed in the article 2.1./b of this guide and have studied or are currently studying at foreign embassy schools or foreign high schools in Turkey.

3. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Filling the Application Form and getting Applicant Number

3.1. Applicants must carefully fill in the Application Form online at http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr between the application dates to get their Applicant Number.

3.2. The responsibility of the consequences resulting from misinformation while filling the application form belongs entirely to the applicant. When filling the sections related to identity information in the form, the identity information of the applicant must not be changed or contracted.

3.3. The e-mail address required in the application form must belong to the applicant and every applicant must provide only one e-mail address. The e-mail address in question must not be used for correspondence or transactions on behalf of other applicants.

3.4. The digital version of the applicant’s self-photo must be attached to the relevant section on the application form. As this photo is going to be printed on the Examination Admission Document and the Examination Result Document, the photo must be taken in the last six months and from the front view, ensuring that the applicant is easily recognizable. The applicant must avoid making significant changes in his or her appearance in a way which can make him or her less recognizable on the exam day. It must be taken into consideration that if the Head of the Examination Hall finds difficulty in recognizing the identity of the applicant, s/he has the right to exempt the applicant from the examination.

3.5. Once the application is filled and saved, an applicant number is going to be sent to the applicant’s e-mail address by the system.

3.6. The Applicant number can only be acquired once. As the applicant number will be necessary both for the examination and for all the transactions to be made with İU virtually, it must be kept carefully.

3.7. After being given an applicant number, it is obligatory to indicate the “Applicant Number” in all kinds of correspondence carried out with İU. The petitions lacking the Applicant Number are not to be put into effect.

Paying the Examination Fee

3.8. The applicants who would like to apply for İÜYÖS must pay the examination fee within the application period providing the following information:

a) Amount:

Category 1

For the applicants who take the examination in Turkey, Cyprus and Malaysia

150 TL (One Hundred Fifty Turkish Liras) or

70 USD (Seventy US dollars) or

55 € (Fiftyfive Euros)

Category 2

For the applicants who take the examination in the USA, Germany, Azerbaijan, France, Republic of South Africa, Iran, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Jordan

300 TL (Three Hundred Turkish Liras) or

140 $ (One Hundred Forty American Dollars) or

110 € (One Hundred Ten Euros)

Category 3

For the applicants who take the examination in Afghanistan, Morocco, Bosna-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Egypt, Pakistan, Sudan, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tatarstan, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Moldova

100 TL (One Hundred Turkish Liras) or

45 $ (Fortyfive American Dollars) or

40 € (Forty Euros)

b) Bank Name:

Halkbank, Beyazit Branch, Istanbul/Turkey

c) IBAN No:

TL(TL) TR13 0001 2009 8200 0006 2003 78

USD($) TR58 0001 2009 8200 0058 0001 87

EURO(€) TR31 0001 2009 8200 0058 0001 88

d) SWIFT Code: TRHBTR2AXXX

e) Account Name (Beneficiary):

Istanbul Universitesi Acik ve Uzaktan Egitim Fakultesi

f) Description: Applicant Number

Please do not forget to have this information written as the description during the payment process!

3.9. After paying the exam fee, do not forget to upload the image of your bank receipt and the page of your passport showing your identity information by logging in the system.

3.10. The applicants who will apply from abroad will be able to pay the examination fee through a correspondent bank or through banks working internationally.

3.11. The following points must be taken into consideration while paying the examination fee inside or outside Turkey:

a) The amount sent by an applicant is considered as a paid fee only after the sum is transferred to the relevant account. The examination fee must not be sent as a private cheque, or in an envelope, or as a postal cheque or through similar means.

b) The amount to be charged by the bank in return for the money transfer service must be considered separately from the examination fee.

c) The applicants who have paid the application fee should carefully check the bank receipt before leaving the bank and have the mistakes corrected if there are any.

4. INVITATION TO THE EXAM

4.1. Applicants’ applications are evaluated by İU. In addition to checking whether the information provided by the applicant is complete or not, whether the application fee has been transferred to the relevant bank account is also determined during the evaluation process. The applicants who have been granted the right to take the examination following the evaluation process must print the Examination Admission Document bearing the applicant number on it and bring it with themselves on the day of examination.

The building and the hall where the applicant is going to take the examination are to be stated in the Examination Admission Document.

4.2. Applicants must carry out the procedures of taking İÜYÖS examination and departure from their countries in accordance with the rules of their countries. İU does not assume any responsibilities or act as a mediator concerning applicants’ allowance for the exam or for obtaining a passport.

5. THE EXAMINATION

5.1. The exam will be held on May 16, 2015 on Saturday at 15 pm. according to the local time of Turkey. İÜYÖS will be held at the same time in all exam centers.

5.2. It is obligatory for the applicants to bring their 2015 İÜYÖS Examination Entrance Document and their passports.

5.3. It is obligatory for the applicants to bring pencil(s), eraser and pencil sharpener.

It is forbidden for the applicants to bring mobile phones and calculator.

5.4. The applicants will be taken to the exam halls by having their identification check at 14.00. The examination will start at 15.00 pm. and includes single session. It is highly important for the applicants to be ready in front of the exam building one hour before the exam so that they can be settled for the exam on time.

5.5. In İÜYÖS, Test of Basic Learning Skills will be given. Test of Basic Learning Skills is composed of 80 questions. Those questions are maths questions and the questions which aim to test the applicants’ abstract thinking power. This test has very little language basis, together with this the questions have Turkish and English explanations.

The duration of the Test of Basic Learning Skills is 100 minutes.

5.6. All the questions in the examination booklet are “multiple choice” type questions. Each question has five options and only one option is correct.

5.7. The answers must be marked on the “answer sheet”. The answers marked on the exam booklet will not be valid.

5.8. It is against the examination rules for the applicants to talk and cheat during the exam. If an applicant is noticed for such a behavior, his/her exam will not be valid.

5.9. Each applicant will submit his/her examination booklet and answer sheet to the supervisor of the exam hall. The answer sheet of the applicants whose exam is accepted as invalid because of disobedience to the exam rules or not submitting the necessary documents will not be evaluated and Exam Result document will not be prepared.

6. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXAM QUESTIONS

The applicants will be able to have access to examination questions with their applicant number on http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr

7. THE PERIOD TO OBJECT TO EXAM QUESTIONS

Five (5) workdays from the time the questions are opened to the access of the applicants. The objections are finalized by the commission for the objections to the questions.

8. THE EVALUATION OF THE EXAM RESULTS

The totals of correct and wrong answers in the İÜYÖS Test of Basic Learning Skills will be counted. The raw score of the test will be determined by subtracting one fourth of the number of wrong answers from the number of correct answers. Raw score will be converted to standard score whose average is 50 and standard deviation is 10.

9. İÜYÖS BASE POINT

It is obligatory for the applicants to get at least 40 standard points from the Test of Basic Learning Skills.

10. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE EXAM RESULTS

10.1. The applicants will be able to learn about the exam results online on http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr using the applicant number they have.

10.2. Each applicant who has taken the examination and whose exam has been considered to be valid is to print out his or her Examination Result Document.

10.3. The Examination Result Document is going to be required by İstanbul University during the process of final registration to foreign and overseas students quotas.

11. THE PERIOD OF OBJECTION TO THE EXAM RESULTS

Five (5) workdays from the time the exam results are announced. The objections are finalized by the commission for objections to the exam results.

12. İU PROGRAMME QUOTAS

The quotas stated in the table are provided only as preliminary information. The definitive quotas will be announced after the approval of Council of Higher Education (YÖK).

CLICK for quotas.

13. CLICK FOR THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICANTS TURKISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY LEVEL

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