ŞEHİR English Proficiency Examination (STEP)
​​​​​​​​​​​​İstanbul Şehir University
English Placement Examination (DBS)
&
English ​Proficiency Examination (STEP)

Who Can Apply?

İstanbul Şehir University’s graduate programs that are in English:
  • ​Those who can not submit one of the English Language Proficiency certificates, which are among the application conditions until the deadline, 
  • ​Those who wish to receive admission on condition that they are studying in the English Preparatory Program, 
can apply to the English Placement Examination (DBS) and English Proficiency Examination (STEP). 

Candidates applying for PhD programs cannot take the English proficiency exam that our university organizes.

Exam Details 

​1. English Placement Examination (DBS):
All candidates who do not have the requirements for English proficiency in the application requirements of the graduate program must enter the English Placement Examination (DBS).
As a result of this free exam, all candidates whose English level is "intermediate" and above are eligible to enter the STEP.
Candidates who achieve the intermediate level and those who do not get enough points from the STEP are offered the opportunity to develop language skills in İstanbul Şehir University English Preparatory Program with a very limited quota framework and approval of the relevant graduate program coordinator.
Candidates who achieve below the middle level are considered as unsuccessful in the exam and are not evaluated by the graduate program.
The test duration is 50 minutes.​
 
2. English Proficiency Examination (STEP-Sehir Test of English Proficiency):
All candidates who have a "intermediate" level or higher in the English Placement Examination can enter the STEP. 
STEP consists of two parts, written and oral.
Written exam duration is 155 minutes. Speaking exam is held the next day. Applicants will be notified in writing of the oral exam at the end of the written exam.​

Exam Calendar

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ​HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

for 2018 – 2019 Academic Year Spring Semester applications

English Placement Exam (DBS)

10 January 2019 – Time: 11:00

English Proficiency Exam ​(STEP) - Written Exam

11 January 2019 – Time: 10:00

English Proficiency Exam (STEP) - Speaking Exam

11 January 2019 – Time: 14:00-17:00


GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES

for 2018 – 2019 Academic Year Spring Semester applications

English Placement Exam (DBS)

21 January 2019 – Time: 11:00

English Proficiency Exam ​(STEP) - Written Exam

22 January 2019 – Time: 10:00

English Proficiency Exam (STEP) - Speaking Exam

22 January 2019 – Time: 14:00​-17:00


GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

for 2018 – 2019 Academic Year Spring Semester applications​​

English Placement Exam (DBS)

21 January 2019 – Time: 11:00

English Proficiency Exam ​(STEP) - Written Exam

22 January 2019 – Time: 10:00

English Proficiency Exam (STEP) - Speaking Exam

22 January 2019 – Time: 14:00​-17:00​

​Application

1. Candidates are required to mark the "I am going to take STEP" option on the online application system (apply.sehir.edu.tr​). Candidates will receive the entrance documents from the School of Languages Secretariat 1 hour before the English Placement Exam (DBS). Candidates should bring 2 photographs with them in order to be able to receive the examination entrance documents. 

2. The results of the English Placement Examination (DBS) will be announced on the day of the exam. All candidates whose English level is "intermediate" as a result of the English Placement Examination (DBS) are eligible to enter the STEP. STEP is a paid exam. Candidates can deposit the exam fee after the results of the English Placement Examination (DBS) are announced. The examination fee is 225 TL including VAT. Payments for candidates who do not enter the examination, if they pay the examination fee, will not be refunded.
Account Name İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi
Bank: Halkbank
Branch Name: İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi Uydu Şubesi
Branch Code: ​1688
Account No: 10100002
IBAN: TR50 0001 2001 6880 0010 1000 02​
3. Candidates are required to bring an official identification document (identity card, student ID card, passport, etc.) along with the entrance examination certificate. Candidates who come with only the exam entry document will not be taken to the exam without an ID document.

​​Write to us​ for all questions about the English Proficiency Exam for İstanbul Şehir University graduate programs.

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