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Frequently Asked Questions About the Admission for International Students

1.  What is the language of education  at Akdeniz University?

The language of education in Akdeniz University is Turkish.

 2. What is the application procedure for international  students at Akdeniz University?

Details of the application procedure can be found on the Akdeniz University website (http://icerik.akdeniz.edu.tr/en). Included in the Admission Guidelines for Foreign Students are the conditions which  internationa students should take into consideration when applying to Akdeniz University.

3. What are the application requirements for foreign nationals to be accepted as international students?

All applications will be accepted and evaluated on condition that the applicant has either completed or is in the final year of their secondary education, and fulfils the following conditions;

1) Is a Foreign Student,
2) Is a Turkish citizen by birth who who was granted permission by the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs to give up their Turkish citizenship, or is a child of such a person who is below the age of 18, and who is registered on his or her parent’s renunciation of citizenship document, providing they have in their possession documentary evidence of their rights under the terms of Law No. 5901,
3) Is a Foreign Student who has been granted Turkish citizenship,
4) Is a Turkish citizen who has completed his or her secondary education in a foreign country with the exception of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (this includes Turkish Schools in all foreign countries except the TRNC),
5) Is a TRNC citizen living in the TRNC who has completed his or her secondary education in the TRNC and has successfully completed the GCE AL examination, or has successfully completed the GCE AL examination while registered and receiving education in a college or high school in another country between 2005 and 2010.

Applications will not be accepted from any applicant to whom the following conditions apply;

1) Is a Turkish citizen who has completed his or her secondary education in Turkey, or the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC),
2) Is a TNRC citizen, unless he or she has completed their secondary education in the TNRC and has successfully completed the GCE AL examination, or has successfully completed the GCE AL examination while registered and receiving education in a college or high school in another country between 2005 and 2010.
3) Has dual citizenship with a natural right to Turkish citizenship, unless he or she has completed his/her secondary education in a foreign country, including Turkish Schools in that country, with the exception of the TNRC
4) Has dual citizenship where one of the citizenships is for the TNRC (except persons who have successfully completed the GCE AL examination, or have successfully completed the GCE AL examination while registered and receiving education in a college or high school in another country between 2005 and 2010.
5) Is a Turkish citizen and has attended a foreign high school or a foreign embassy school in Turkey.

4.  Which examinations are acceptable in order to be admitted as an internationa student?

The examinations which are listed in the appendix of the Akdeniz University International Students Admission Legislation are valid for the purposes of an application. Students who have the minimum score or higher from one of the examinations on the list can apply.

 5. When is the Akdeniz University International Students Admission Examination date?

The Akdeniz University international Students Admission Examination is held on the dates specified in the Akdeniz University Academic Calendar.

 6.  Which fields of study are covered by the Student Admission Exam for International Students at Akdeniz University?

The examination includes questions on Basic Learning Skills in the Turkish and English languages, a Basic Learning Skills Test consisting of questions which aim to measure the strength of the candidate’s abstract thinking, as well as sections on mathematics and geometry. The examination is of the "Multiple choice" type.

 7.  For how long is the Student Admission Exam for international Students valid?

The Student Admission Examination for international students is valid for two academic years.

8 . How will applications be evaluated?

Applications will be evaluated by the International Student Admission Commission, which will meet under the chairmanship of the Dean of the relevant Faculty, and will include at least one lecturer from the relevant academic department.

 9.   Where are the results announced?

The results of applications can be found on the following pages of the Akdeniz University website; (http://oidb.akdeniz.edu.tr/yabanci-uyruklu-ogrenciler ). Students who have been successful in their applications will be sent a letter of acceptance from the relevant unit. This acceptance letter can be used to obtain their education visa.

10.   When and how can students register?

Candidates who are eligible to study at Akdeniz University can register on the dates specified in the Akdeniz University Academic Calendar, and by presenting the required documents for admission that are listed  in the  Akdeniz University internationa Students Admission Legislation.

11.   What is the Turkish Language Proficiency Examination?

Candidates who have been accepted for enrolment at Akdeniz university, with the exception of those who have completed their secondary education in Turkey, are required to take the Turkish Proficiency Exam, which is prepared by the Akdeniz University Turkish Language Department. The results of the Turkish Proficiency Exam will be graded as Pass or Fail. Successful applicants may commence their courses. Those who are unsuccessful in the Turkish Proficiency Exam, after registration, will be given a one year deferment in order to improve their Turkish. Those who are successful in the examination administered by Akdeniz University at the beginning of the next academic year will be allowed to start their education. Those who are unsuccessful will have their applications rejected.

12.   How is the level of tuition fees for internationa students decided?

The level of tuition fees is determined by the University Board of Directors on condition that it does not exceed the upper limit of the current service cost which is determined by the Council of Ministers, and published on our website.

 Contact : intstudents@akdeniz.edu.tr


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