Istanbul Technical University

 International Undergraduate Admissions

Required Credentials



International students who are currently seniors or have graduated from a secondary school that offers a curriculum equivalent to a Turkish High School and who satisfy the requirements below may apply to pursue an undergraduate degree at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU) for 2018-2019 academic year. The quotas for international students per each department and the required credentials are provided below.



•  Completion of a secondary school that offers a curriculum equivalent to Turkish secondary schools.

•  Candidates are required to have a valid test score from one of the following exams which are accepted by ITU Senate.

•  The applications of the applicants who;

1) are foreign nationals,

2) are Turkish citizens by birth and permitted to cease from Turkish citizenship by the Ministry of Interior Affairs and their underage children that who are recorded in Turkish Citizenship Renunciation Document and has the "Kanunla Tanınan Hakların Kullanılmasına İlişkin Belge" recognized by Law No. 5203.(5901 numbered Turkish nationality law 7th item states that “In or out of Turkey borders, A child who born  from Turkish mother and father is Turkish citizen.” So, candidate students who will apply to acceptance quotes may examine the Turkish citizen law.)

3) have dual nationality; foreign nationals by birth and acquired Turkish  citizenship afterwards,

4) a) are Turkish students who have started secondary school education abroad before the date of 01/02/2013 among those who have completed at least three years of secondary school education(high school) in a foreign country except North Cyprus(including those who completed all secondary school education in the Turkish schools opened by Ministry of National Education in foreign countries except North Cyprus) can apply to the quotas for foreign students
    b) started the secondary school education abroad after the date of 01/02/2013 those who have completed the secondary school (high school) in a foreign country except North Cyprus can apply to the quotas for foreign students (including those who completed all secondary school education in the Turkish schools opened by Ministry of National Education in foreign countries except North Cyprus) can apply,

5) are TRNC nationals, residing in TRNC and completing the secondary education in TRNC with GCE AL exam scores and, are TRNC nationals registered and educated in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and who have or will have GCE AL exam scores.

will be admitted.


B) STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES: Click for Standardized Test Scores 


C) QUOTAS:  Click for quotas



Application Deadlines: 10-20 July 2018

Foreign Students should apply via the following link  http://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/onkayitlar/lsyabanci/basvuru/ until 20 July 2018 17:00


E) DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE UPLOADED IN PDF FORMAT FOR APPLICATION ( Both original and translated documents (to English or Turkish) should be uploaded.)

WARNING: Authenticity of documents uploaded by the applicants who are eligible to register will be verified by relevant institutions. The applications including forged documents will be considered as invalid, rejected and a legal action will be initiated against the applicant.

1. High School Diploma:

The original high school diploma and its approved translation (Turkish or English) need to be uploaded. The applicants who have not yet received their diploma are required to upload an official document stating the expected graduation date from their high school. (The applicants need to submit an Equivalency Certificate taken from the Turkish Ministry of Education or Turkish Embassies in their countries and confirming the equivalency of the applicant’s diploma to a Turkish high school diploma during registration.)

2. Official Transcript : The applicants need to upload the official transcripts including all courses and grades and approved by their high school directorate. If the transcript is not in English or Turkish, an approved copy of it translated to these languages should be uploaded together with the transcript. If the applicant still continues his/her study in another university or graduated from a university, the transcript taken from the other university need to be also uploaded.

3. Valid Test Result:

The original exam report to be used in application or its approved English or Turkish translation need to be uploaded. Only the exams above-mentioned are accepted. It is not possible to apply with any other exams or test scores lower than those presented in article B. (The preliminary applications of TRNC students who are unable to submit the GCEAL certificate required by the university between 10-20  July, 2018 will be conditionally accepted; applications of those who are eligible to be registered but cannot submit the GECAL certificate showing the required score during the final registration will be cancelled. )

4. Photocopy of Passport: Students having passports can upload a photocopy of the identification page (with the photograph) of their passports. It is not necessary to be approved. Students who do not have passports are not required to upload anything.

5. Blue Card(from Turkish Government): Students who do not have Blue Cards are not required to upload anything.

6. Residence Permit: Students who do not have Residence Permits are not required to upload anything.

7. Statement of Purpose: Students who want to apply for Textile Development and Marketing Program, Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, are required to upload a writing “Statement of Purpose” which includes 300 words at most and states the requests and justifications of students to enroll in the program.


PS: Placement will be done according to the student selection priority and most 3 selections are allowed.


Programs Accepting With Interview, Elimination and Final Acceptance Exams

Fashion Design Program: General drawing ability exam date will be carried out at Fashion Design workplace, ITU Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design at 10:30 A.M on July of 24, 2018. All candidates must have the exam ON THE DAY stated AND IN TIME. The exam lasts approximately 1.5 hours and students are required to get a white paper (A4 dimension), dry paint or pastel, pencils have different colors, charcoal and eraser. Candidates will be interviewed on the dates between July 24th and 27th, 2018 according to the application alignment, the places and dates determined and announced in ITU Gümüşsuyu facility. (The list will be announced on boards of Fashion Design workplace in ITU, Gümüşsuyu Campus) 

Applicants who want to apply for the Fashion Design program are required to bring along and keep their portfolio (Click here to download portfolio) during the interview.  


Textile Development and Marketing  Program:  “Mesleki Eğilim Belirleme Sınavı” will be held in ITU GÖRSEL EGİTİM MERKEZİ in Gümüşsuyu Campus at 10 am on July of 24, 2018. Candidates will be announced according to their application alignments on the dates between July 24st and 27th, 2018. (List will be announced on boards in ITU Gümüşsuyu Campus).  Students will be interviewed as to listed name alignment and time on boards.

All Programs of Turkish Music State Conservatory:  Elimination exam for the programs of Turkish Music State Conservatory will be held on the date July 24 th , 2018 and final acceptance exam will be held on July 25th , 2018.



ITU Senate Principles Regarding Foreign Students Application to Undergraduate Level Programs



The evaluation process and placement of applicants are at the discretion of ITU. ITU is permissive to fulfill the quotas. Meeting the application requirements does not guarantee admittance to the University.

Following the review and evaluation of applications, results will be announced on the university web page (www.sis.itu.edu.tr). An official letter of acceptance will be e-mailed to the accepted applicants. Accepted students need to receive a student visa from Turkish Embassies in their home countries (or the closest ones) with their Letter of Acceptance. A visa is definitely required to enter Turkey and to enroll at ITU.

Accepted students are required to submit the tuition fee determined by the Council of Ministers in that academic year during registration. Registration will only be complete following full payment of tuition fee.  Otherwise, their applications will be cancelled and they will lose their right to register. After the payment of the tuition fee, students who give up their right to register will not be definitely refunded. The candidates will be informed about the deadlines and necessary documents to be required for registration and those will be announced on the university web page. The health expenses of international students will be covered through their health insurance and met by students themselves.



An English proficiency test result accepted by ITU Senate need to be submitted during registration to take courses at undergraduate programs. Students who fail to provide a passing English Proficiency exam report requested will be required to complete English Preparation Course in ITU’s College of Foreign Language for a year.

During registration, students who obtain the required score on their English Proficiency exam will be exempted from the English Preparation class and can directly enrol in their undergraduate program.

Students, who are accepted to the 100% English undergraduate programs of ITU, who have sufficient (B) or insufficient (C) level of Turkish can start their education but they are required to improve their Turkish language skills to Level B.

Students in the 30% English undergraduate programs and Turkish programs of Turkish Music State Conservatory of ITU in order to begin their undergraduate education. Students who have insufficient (C) level of Turkish are offered a leave of absence for 1 year to learn Turkish. At the end of this year, students who have sufficient (A) and (B) level of Turkish can continue English preparation class in %30 English undergraduate programs. Students placed at the programs of ITU Turkish Music State Conservatory, who have sufficient Turkish levels, can start their undergraduate education they registered.


English Proficiency Exams accepted by ITU Senate and minimum requirements:

Click for English Exam result