Application Requirements

The candidates will be evaluated based on their academic and/or professional backgrounds and successful applicants will be invited for an interview.

We very strongly recommend that all applicants take the TOEFL exam as soon as possible if they decide to apply.

  • Minumum required scores for Proof of English proficiency are:
  • A passing grade of 60 from the Boğaziçi University English Proficiency Test (BUEPT);  or
  • A  minimum of 213 points on the computer-based TOEFL; or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL together with 4.5 on the written part;  or
  • A minimum of 79 points on the IBT TOEFL together with 22 on its written section; or
  • A minimum of 6.5  IELTS Academic Overall  together with 6.5  IELTS Academic Writing

(you may find further information on the English proficiency exams cited at the following web sites:;

International students should obtain a “student visa” in order to be able to study in Turkey. They should therefore contact the Turkish Consulate near their place of residence to check the requirements for obtaining a student visa in their respective case.