How can I apply to study in Turkey?

The short name is YÖS (Foreign Students Exam) in Turkey which is a condition to take education in Turkish universities for foreign students. This examination of foreign students in Turkey provides the opportunity to study in many disciplines like Medicine, Law, Psychology, Pharmacy, Engineering, Architecture. According to YÖK, the number of foreign students has doubled in the last two years Turkey. About 100,000 students are expected to enroll in college than in Turkey in 2023.

YÖS consists of 80 questions in total. While 45 questions in the exam generally consist of general talent and intelligence questions, the remaining 35 questions consist of questions to measure knowledge of Mathematics. YÖS is implemented by each university itself.

How to Join Foreign Students Exam ?

The foreign students must complete some required conditions to join YÖS exam. In case of completing all of the conditions determined by universities, the foreign students should follow these steps. Foreign Student Exam registration consists of four basic stages.

  1. Stage: Pre-Registration

You should visit the webpages of universities to create a pre-registration. Online registration is possible at many universities. You must have a valid email address first. Then the pre-registration form must be filled. In this registration form, the city you want to take the exam must be selected. Then the passport needs to be scanned and loaded on the system. A confirmation email will be sent to you after the pre-registration form has been sent. After approval, an application number will be issued for the applicant and a university account will be created. After activating the account, a username and password must be determined. At this stage, finally a confirmation email is sent and the actual registration process begins.

  1. Stage: Registration

After completing the pre-registration for Foreign Students Exam, an e-mail will be sent to you that contains the registration steps. By clicking on the link in the e-mail, it is necessary to register in the “Candidate System” of the relevant university. All steps in the system should be filled without leaving any spaces. Later, exam fee payment step will be started. At this stage, it is possible to pay by credit card. However, there is also the option to send money by bank transfer. After successfully completing the payment, it is necessary to wait until the confirmation window appears. A message confirming that the payment has been received will then be sent to the island and the YÖS registration will be successfully completed.

  1. Stage: Controlling

Exam entry registration status can be checked from the system. It is possible to use the candidate system to follow the changes in the exam dates and to learn more about YÖS..

  1. Stage: Exam Participation Certificate

The registration has completed in the second step. Then an e-mail is sent to the candidates stating that the exam participation documents are ready. A printout of this document should be taken and it must be with the candidate when entering the exam.

Which Undergraduate Programs Can Foreign Students Start in Turkey?

The lists of undergraduate programs and lessons are published by universities which foreing students can join with the results of YÖS. It is possible to apply to both private and public universities with YÖS. However, some universities that provide education in the field of visual arts and music also make “Special Talent Test”. Also, in order to apply to some programs, applicants must meet the special requirements of these programs. The results of the exams are announced by the universities themselves.

Which Undergraduate Programs are Most Preferred by Foreigners?

The foreign students mostly apply to Medicine, Dentistry, Business, Law, Economy, Psychology, Architecture, Veterinary and Engineering undergraduate programs in Turkish universities.

From Which Countries Candidate Candidates Apply for Foreign Students Exam Mostly?

The foreign students from all over the world are participating in YÖS have an opportunity to be educated in Turkey. Most foreign students come from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Syria, Germany, Bulgaria, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Egypt and Tunisia.

What is the Importance of High School Grade Point Average for Foreign Students Exam?

High school grade point average will have no effect on the exam. High school degree is not accepted as a factor in evaluation. Consequently, only YÖS results of foreign students are taken into consideration when entering Turkish universities. Besides, it does not make any difference if the candidates graduate from a high school or open high school that provides normal education. The only requirement is that foreign students have a valid high school diploma.