Exemption from the English Preparatory Program
Students who want to be exempt from the English Preparatory Program can inform the Student Academic Affairs Office on condition that they certify proficiency in English to satisfy our University’s English language requirements. All applications must be submitted in written form one month before the fall semester starts.

Equivalence table for English language exams recognized by İstanbul Şehir University (for undergraduate and graduate students):
STEPLETTER GRADETOEFL IBTPTE ACADEMICEXPLANATIONS
95-100A119-12087-90
90A11083-86
85A10679-82
80B10272-78
75B9267-71

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (English medium programs):

Minimum score required to be exempt from ŞEHİR English Preparatory Program (SEPP).​

Translation and Interpretation Department & English Language and Literature Department:

Minimum score required to be exempt from ŞEHİR English Preparatory Program (SEPP).

70C8665
65C8262 
60C​
7955

Undergraduate Programs (except for Translation and​ Interpretation Department & English Language and Literature Department): 

Minimum score required to be exempt from ŞEHİR English Preparatory Program (SEPP).

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Turkish medium programs & non-thesis programs):

Minimum score required to be exempt from ŞEHİR English Preparatory Program (SEPP).

Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences (All programs):

Minimum score required to be exempt from ŞEHİR English Preparatory Program (SEPP).

Graduate School of Business (All programs): 

Minimum score required to be exempt from ŞEHİR English Preparatory Program (SEPP).


* Scores obtained on STEP are rounded off as follows:
59.50=60
64.50=65
69.50=70
74.50=75
84.50=85
89.50=90

* The scores obtained from exams indicated on the equivalence table are valid for 2 years.

* The abbreviations on the table are as follows:
TOEFL IBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language - Internet-based TOEFL (https://www.etsglobal.org/Tests-Preparation/The-TOEFL-Family-of-Assessments/TOEFL-iBT-Test)
PTE ACADEMIC: Pearson Test of English Academic Version (https://pearsonpte.com/)

* IELTS is NOT recognized as one of the valid exams by the decision of Turkish Higher Education Council made on 22 January 2016.   

* Exam scores not listed on the equivalence table are subject to the approval of the School of Languages. Please send a scanned copy to dillerokulu@sehir.edu.tr.