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 2020-2021 academic year.
The quotas for international students per each department and the required
credentials are provided below.
A) ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
of a secondary school that offers a curriculum equivalent to Turkish secondary
Candidates are required to have a valid
test score from one of the following
exams which are accepted by ITU Senate.
applications of the applicants who;
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.)
dual nationality; foreign nationals by birth and acquired Turkish citizenship
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.
B) STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES: Click for Standardized Test Scores
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D) APPLICATION DEADLINES
Application Deadlines: 7- 23 September 2020
Foreign Students should apply
via the following link http://www.sis.itu.edu.tr/onkayitlar/lsyabanci/basvuru/
until 23 September 2020 17:00
Announcement of Admitted Foreign Students : October 05, 2020
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:
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 applicants diploma to a
Turkish high school diploma during registration.)
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.
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
(The preliminary applications of TRNC students who are unable to submit the
GCEAL certificate required by the university between 7-23 September 2020 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.
Card(from Turkish Government):
Students who do not have Blue Cards are not required to upload anything.
Students who do not have Residence Permits are not required to upload anything.
Student residence permit procedures will be made by the university after
enrollment to the university.
for the relevant link.
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
Fashion Design Program:
prepared portfolio has to be send to Dr. Cevza CANDAN via e-mail adresses of
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
. The file has to be .pdf format . On 28 September 2020 all candidates
must be at the ITU Gümüşsuyu campus fashion design workshops and if necessary in
technical drawing classes between 10:00 and 12:00. In the context of the
pandemic process, a general talent drawing exam will be held in accordance with
the social distance and other hygiene conditions . On 29 September 2020
candidates will be interviewed online through the ZOOM application in accordance
with their application order.
Textile Development and Marketing Program: Prospective students
have to attend the session that will be held on 29 September 2020 at 10.00 on
Zoom application. In this session, The documents requested from them
Preference Reason Letter consisting of 300 words and Professional Trend
Determination exam will be explained. On 30 September 2020, at 09.30, online
interviews will be made through Zoom application.
All Programs of Turkish Music State
Conservatory: Candidates who apply to
Turkish Music State Conservatory Programs from abroad their entrance exam
questions will be sent from the Conservatory by e-mail after their
pre-registration is completed. Students have to hand over their USB memory devices which the
videos they have been prepared to the Conservatory Student Affairs until
28 September 2020.
F) SENATE PRINCIPLES
ITU Senate Principles Regarding Foreign Students Application to Undergraduate
G) APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND
The duration of application evaluations
will also be announced on this page accordingly.
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
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.
I) LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
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 ITUs College of Foreign Language for a
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
Students, who are
accepted to the 100% English undergraduate programs of ITU, who have sufficient
(B) or insufficient (C) level of Turkish can
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.
Proficiency Exams accepted by ITU Senate and minimum requirements:
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