Registration Procedure for International Student

Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree Programmes

At first a candidate student holding a high school diploma or its equivalent or in the final year of such a school must take the Student Selection Examination (ÖSS) administered by the national Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM), and ÖSYM must place the candidate in a programme conducted by Eskişehir Osmangazi University (ESOGU) according to her/his ÖSS score and the personal preferences. Secondly, the student is required not to be enrolled at another higher education institution in order to qualify for studying at ESOGÜ. 

As regards to international students, they must take the Examination for Foreign Students (YÖS) which is also administered by ÖSYM. For more information about the admission of foreign students please visit the web site of the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Turkey: The final registration date, the documents required and the principles to be applied are announced upon their determination in compliance with the Law of Higher Education by the University Board.Chairman of the department concerned appoints an advisor among teaching staff of the department for each student at the beginning of the academic year. The advisor observes the student’s standing, and gives assistance about the courses to be taken. 

Students are required to have their study plans approved by their advisors to register for the courses. Students are required to renew their registration at the beginning of every semester within the period of time and according to the process determined by the administrative board concerned. Students who do not renew their registration in two consecutive or two separate semesters are dismissed from the University.Students are required to pay a tuition fee determined by the Council of Ministers before they register or re-register. Students who fail to pay their fees cannot register or re-register.

Master’s Degree Programmes

In order to apply for a master’s programme, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree compatible with the conditions determined by the Senate. The applicant’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA), ALES (the Entrance Examination for Graduate Studies organised by ÖSYM) score, and KPDS (the Foreign Language Examination for Civil Servants organised by ÖSYM) or ÜDS (the Interuniversity Foreign Language Examination) score must meet the minimum admission levels determined by the University Senate.Total application grade is calculated considering the following ratios:

  1. CGPA obtained at the end of the undergraduate study: 25%

  2. ALES score:50%

  3. KPDS or ÜDS score: 25%

 

Doctoral Programmes

In order to apply for a doctoral programme, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree compatible with the conditions determined by the Senate. The applicant’s cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for bachelor’s or master’s degree, LES (the Entrance Examination for Graduate Studies organised by ÖSYM) or TUS (The Residency Examination for Medical Doctors organised by ÖSYM) Basic medical sciences score, and KPDS (the Foreign Language Examination for Civil Servants organised by ÖSYM) or ÜDS (the Interuniversity Foreign Language Examination) or TUS Foreign Language score must meet the minimum admission levels determined by the University Senate.Total application grade is calculated considering the following ratios:

  1. CGPA obtained at the end of the postgraduate study (CGPA obtained at the end of graduate study for those applying after completing graduate study): 25%

  2. ALES or TUS basic medical sciences score: 50%

  3. KPDS, ÜDS or TUS Foreign Language score: 25%

 

Transfer Students (associate’s and bachelor’s degree students)

Transfer is acceptable only among the higher education institutions following equivalent education programme and with the approval of the Faculty or Higher School Administrative Board concerned. Student must apply for transfer ten days before the academic year (for the departments at which courses continues for the whole academic year) or the semester (for the departments at which courses end in one semester) begins. Transfer is not acceptable in the first year or in the first semester of the student’s study period. Documents to be submitted and application conditions are as follows:

  1. Application petition

  2. Transcript of records

    1. Applicants who wish to transfer before the last year of their study periods are required to complete all of the courses taken at the University they depart from with success and have obtained a CGPA of at least 60 on a 100 scale or 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.

    2. Applicants who plan to transfer at the last year of their study period are required to complete all of the courses taken at the University they depart from with success and have obtained a CGPA of at least 65 on a 100 scale or 2.60 on a 4.00 scale. In addition to these, they must have obtained a GPA of 70 on a 100 scale and 2.8 on a 4.00 scale for the semester or the year prior to the transfer semester or year, respectively. Transfer to the Faculty of Medicine for the last year is not acceptable.

  3. Student must certify that he/she was not punished for infraction of the rules

  4. Copy of the document indicating the student’s scores for ÖSS examination.

  5. Student must certify that he/she had already taken English course or he/she had been exempted from foreign language.

  6. Student who wishes to transfer to the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Department of Computer Engineering and to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Comparative Literature must submit the documents required concerning compulsory preparatory class for foreign language.

  7. Contents of the courses

  8. “Equivalence certification” taken from the Directorate of YÖK for students wishing to transfer from foreign institutions.

  9. Among the applicants, student who obtained an ÖSS score which was higher than the minimum score required for being accepted for the programme to which the student wishes to transfer or at most 10% lower than this score will be preferred.

  10. Students enrolled at an evening programme cannot transfer to a regular programme, save for the students providing the stipulations introduced through the last sentence of the first paragraph of the law no. 3847, article 7.

  11. The application fee must be deposited in the İş Bank (Eskişehir Osmangazi University Branch) account numbered 4406-120. The receipt must be submitted together with the other application documents.

  12. Students wishing to transfer from foreign higher education institutions are required to have completed the first year (two semesters at least) of their studies, excluding the preparatory class for foreign language, with fully success, and to meet the other stipulations. Transfer is not acceptable after the first year from the institutions at which students are not given examination at the end of the first year studies.

  13. Faculties and higher schools may establish additional criteria.According to the Senate decision dated 09.01.2002 and numbered ¼ the grade obtained at another institution for a course whose equivalence is accepted by our University is transformed as follows:

    1. If the grading scale ranges from 0 to 100, scale grades between 0 and 49 are assessed as FF and scale grades between 50 and 100 are divided by 25 and transformed considering the closest coefficient according to the article 17 of the regulations.

    2. If grading scale is based upon a letter type system, grades are also transformed considering the closest coefficient according to the article 17 of the regulations.

    3. Name, credits and ECTS credits of a course is transferred according to the name given and credits and ECTS credits allocated by our University to the equivalent course.

Erasmus Student Exchange ProgrammeUnder the framework of Socrates/Erasmus Programme students are given the opportunity to continue their studies abroad for a period ranges from three to twelve months. In order to realise exchange activity, two institutions awarded Erasmus University Charter by the European Commission must sign a Bilateral Agreement determining the framework of the exchange activity. Students planning to study at ESOGU under the framework of a valid bilateral agreement must submit the following documents within the time limits announced:

  1. Application form,

  2. Transcript of records,

  3. Learning agreement: This is a tri-lateral agreement (the student and the authorities of the institutions concerned must sign the agreement) on which the courses that will be taken at ESOGU is indicated.

  4. Accommodation form.Students may apply to the International Relations Office’s web site for further information.

As regards to outgoing students from ESOGU under the framework of Erasmus Student Exchange Programme, the process to be followed is as follows:

  1. There must be a bilateral agreement between the departments concerned.

  2. Students must apply to International Relations Office with their transcripts and with a petition within the time limits announced. (CGPA of the applying student must be at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale and 70 on a 100 scale. Nevertheless these minimum CGPAs can be altered.)

  3. Students must sit an English exam.

  4. The exam committee has an interview with the student. This interview is also graded.

  5. After the students are selected according to the criteria set for that year, students must find information on the institutions concerned in assistance of their departmental coordinator and International Relations Office, and prepare the necessary documents for the application.
     

Students may apply to International Relations Office or its web site for further information.

Students must consider that they cannot apply for this programme in the first year of their study and they can participate in this programme only once during their higher education period.