International Student Admissions
General application requirements for international students are listed below:

The applications of:

  • Students who are either high school graduates or are studying their last year in high school,
  • Students with dual nationality who abandoned their Turkish or Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) citizenship and who complete their entire high school education abroad
  • Citizens of TRNC who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result

will be accepted.

The applications of:

  • Turkish citizens,
  • Citizens of TRNC (except the students who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result)
  • Students with dual nationality one of which is either Turkish of TRNC (except the students who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result)
  • Students with dual nationality who abandoned their Turkish or TRNC citizenship (except the students who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result) and who complete their entire high school education either in Turkey or TRNC
  • Students with dual nationality who abandoned their Turkish or TRNC citizenship and who graduate from the Mission schools in Turkey
  • Students expelled from an institutions of higher education in Turkey due to disciplinary action

will not be accepted.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION:

  • Undergraduate Application Form for international students
  • Photocopy of high school diploma (if available)
  • Photocopy of high school transcript (the document, approved by the school administration showing high school courses taken and grades received by the applicant)
  • Photocopy of national ID card or passport
  • Photocopy of exam results (if available) indicating English or Turkish proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, TÖMER certificates, etc)
  • One passport sized photo (4.5 cm x 6 cm), to be attached to the application form
  • Photocopy of the one of the national or internetional test results (if any) listed under “The Minimum Exam Scores Required For Application”


* All the documents have to be either in English or Turkish. If they are not, kindly attach the certified English or Turkish translations.

EXAM RESULTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION:

Applicants may be evaluated by İstanbul Şehir University Admission Committee based on their scores of:

  • National exams,
  • International exams or
  • High school grade point average


The Main Exam Results Required For Application:
(not all of the exam types are listed below, the list can be enlarged for including other national exams as well.)

1. Gold, silver and bronze medals taken from International Science Olympiads recognized and participated in by TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey)
2. SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test)
3. CT (American College Test)
4. GCE (General Certificate Education) test
5. International Baccalaureate
6. German ABITUR
7. French Baccalaureate
8. Matura diploma
9. Tawjihi of Jordan and Palestine
10. Lebanese Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat Libanais)
11. Al-Shahada al-Thanawiyya (Baccalaureate) of Syria
12. High School Diploma of Iran (Diploma Debirestan)
13. National University Test of Kazakhstan (ENT- ЕНТ) and/or High School Graduation Test results
14. High School Graduation Test (EGE- ЕГЭ) results of Russia
15. National University Test of Azerbaijan (TQDK) and/or High School Graduation Test results (Attestat)
16. National University Test of Georgia and/or High School Graduation Test results
17. National University Test of Ukraine (ZNO- ЗНО) results and/or High School Graduation Test results
18. National University Test of Kyrgyzstan (ORT- ОРТ) and/or High School Graduation Test results
19. National University Test of Belorussia (TsT- ЦТ) and/or High School Graduation Test results
20. Gaokaonda-University Entrance Exam of the People’s Republic of China

There will be no limitation for the validity period of the Baccalaureate exams such as ABITUR, International Baccalaureate, GCE, Tawjihi which are proposed for the application assessment in admission to the university. However, the results of the university entrance examinations such as SAT, GAOKAO, National University Examination of Kazakhstan etc. will be valid for two years only.