Graduate Level Admission Second Application For Foreign Students

According to “ITU Graduate Level Academic Regulations” and “ITU Graduate Level Senate Principles”, new students will be admitted to Master's and Ph.D. Programs of Graduate School .


Admission Application 


Foreign Students should apply via the following link until 06 September 2023 (latest at 17:00 pm). There is detailed information about how to apply ,how to upload the required documents and how to add recommendation letters in the application link above.


Quotas and Pre Conditions

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Documents Required to be Uploaded in PDF Format For Application;

  1. Applicant’s official transcripts including all undergraduate and/or graduate level courses and their grades issued by the universities that the applicant graduated or will be graduated from.  

    Applicant  who will apply for PhD programs after  his/her undergraduate degree has to have at least 3.5 Cumulative GPA out of 4.00 .
  3.      One of the Score Documents from Academic Personnel and Graduate Level Entrance Exam (ALES), GRE or GMAT including the related scores (ALES, GRE and GMAT scores are valid for 5 years.)

    Applicants for Master's Programs are required to have Numerical score minimum 55 from ALES . Applicants who will apply for PhD programs after their  undergraduate level degree are  required  to have Numerical score  minimum 80 FROM ALES (ALES minimum score is not required for the Social Sciences Institute Music programs)  

    The minimum score required from Quantitative section of GRE is 610 (in the new system is minimum 149).  

    Applicants for Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences Programs can apply with GMAT certificate. GMAT with a minimum score of 450 is required for these applicants.
  5.      One of the Documents of English Proficiency that is accepted according to ITU Senate principles.
  6. English Proficiency Documents and the required minimum scores are given at the table below:
    Exam Min.Score Exam Min.Score
    İTÜ English Proficieny Exam 65 - -
    e-YÖKDİL 65 e-YÖKDİL 65
    TOEFL (Paper Based) 523 TOEFL (Paper Based) 523
    TOEFL (Computer Based) 183 TOEFL (Computer Based) 183
    TOEFL (Internet Based) 78 TOEFL (Internet Based) 78
    e-YDS 65 e-YDS 65
    YDS 65 YDS 65
    PTE (Academic) 62 PTE (Academic) 62

    TOEFL IBT/PBT,PTE, İTU English Proficiency Exam valid for 2 years.
    YDS, e-YDS, YÖKDİL and e-YÖKDİL test results are valid for 5 years . TOEFL ITP is not accepted.  

    English certificate is not mandatory in the Master applications.
    The students admitted to any master program can complete their registration without an English certificate, but they cannot take courses until the submission of a valid English certificate. The applicants for a PhD program must deliver English certificate up to the registration period. If they do not submit a valid English certificate in the registration, they will not be registered.  

    In accordance with the decision taken at the meeting of ITU University Board of Directors dated 15.12.2011 and numbered 914 ; dating from the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year, If  TOEFL and IBT test results are from the testing centers in Turkey ,only the results from the exams conducted in the centers in state and private universities are accepted by ITU. TOEFL home edition is not accepted.

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  7.     Statement of Purpose
  8.   Curriculum Vitae
  9.    Recommendation Letter

    For each applied program two recommendation letters are required. For MSc applications, one of these recommendation letters is required to be prepared by an academic instructor who the student worked with. For PhD applications, one of the recommendation letters must be supplied from the supervisor that the candidates are planning to study together during their doctorate education.
    Reference letter is uploaded to the system by the person who is giving the reference, not by the candidate
    P.S. 1: Required ALES, GRE, GMAT minimum scores and minimum cummulative GPA may differ according to Master’s and Ph.D. programs . Requirements for programs and quotas are given at the Registar’s Office Web page :

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