International Students

Admission of International Student Candidates

All International student candidates should certify their knowledge of Turkey Turkish, at least in level B, in order to enroll to the Graduate School as a regular student. Otherwise, upon giving the acceptance letter, two semesters are given to the candidates to learn Turkish in the courses to be given by TÖMER at our university. At the end of this period, the registration of the unsuccessful student will be deleted.

During the courses of Turkish language, the students who want to take the academic courses given in English as part of their graduate study, must certify their knowledge of English with a score of level B2. English language certificates are not required for students whose native language or official language of their country is English. Others have to get a valid score on the English language proficiency exam to be held by Firat University. 

Graduation period is at least 4 (max. 6) semesters for the master degree (MSc), and at least 8 (max. 12) semesters for Ph.D degree. The enrollment of a student who cannot complete the thesis studies within the maximum period will be deleted by the Administrative Board of Graduate School. During graduate study, international students have to comply with the rules that Turkish students should obey.

For doctoral degree

International student candidates must gain at least 55 points from YDS (Foreign Language Exam held in Turkey) or one of the following points from the equivalent language exams (TOEFL, PTE or CAE), except for those their native language is English, in order to apply to a doctoral program of the Graduate School.

Accepted Language Exams For English:

TOEFL (iBT)       66 = 55 YDS

PTE (Academic) 50 = 55 YDS

CAE                     C = 60 YDS

International students whose native language is English:

German, French, Italian or Spanish language proficiency is accepted. The applicant is required to have at least level B2 language skills in the exams accepted.

The Documents needed for getting Acceptance Letter:

Please fill the Application Form - FORM AP-1

  1. Approved photocopy of the diploma
  2. Sworn translation of Diploma *
  3. Approved photocopy of transcript
  4. Sworn translation of transcript *
  5. Photocopy of passport (clear and valid for at least one year)
  6. YDS, TOEFL (iBT), PTE (Academic) or CAE foreign language certificate (for Ph.D.)

• In case the above mentioned documents are sent to the e-mail address ( of the Graduate School without missing one, an Acceptance letter is prepared and forwarded to their e-mail addresses of the candidates after accepted from the department applied.

• If an English Language Proficiency Certificate is submitted, the Applicant can attend to up to 3 courses in graduate level in English.

Required Documents for Regular Student Admission:

  1. Turkish Proficiency Certificate at the minimum B level and TÖMER registration certificate for C1 level course to be given on weekends


* Turkish translation approved by the notary in Turkey or by the Foreign Representative of the Republic of Turkey.

PS: All the document sould be sent to the e-mail address ( of the Graduate School without missing one. Otherwise, the applications are not evaluated.


Steps for Application Process

1- The documents mentioned above are sent to the Institute's e-mail address.
2- After the deadline, the documents of the candidates are forwarded to the Head of the Department.
3- The Board of Departments decides which candidates will be accepted. The decision is delivered to the Institute.
4- The Institute prepares an Acceptance Letter for each accepted candidate.
5. Acceptance Letters are sent to candidates via e-mail.
6. Candidates who have received an Acceptance Letter complete their visa procedures until the specified date.
7. They are present at the University on the registration dates written on the Acceptance Letter. Registration is done in person and must have the originals of previously submitted documents with them.
8- Those who do not have a Turkish or English language certificate must take the language exams to be held after registration.
9- Those who are successful in Turkish or English can take graduate courses. Others are allowed two semesters to learn the language.


Deadline: 31 August 2020