For Turkish Students

Entering the first cycle degree and short cycle degree programs in Turkish higher education institutions is through central placement and aptitude test. Central placement is held by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). The exam (placement) consists of two stages. The first stage is the Higher Education Entrance Exam (YGS), and the second stage is the Undergraduate Placement Exam (LYS). Students who get 180 over 500 points in YGS can enter the second exam. LYS consists of Maths, Science, Foreign Language, Social Sciences, and Literature-Geography tests. Students take only the relevant tests based on their desired field of study. Students who receive 180 over 500 points can make their choices of first cycle programs based on their type of test score. The placement into the first cycle degree programs is based on the scores students obtain from YGS and LYS and their grade point average of secondary education (high school in Turkish Education System), which is made centrally by ÖSYM using a computerized process.


For foreign students (PAU, International Student Office)