Akdeniz Üniversitesi

Frequently Asked Questions

SSS1-What is the language of education at Akdeniz University?

Turkish is the language of instruction at Akdeniz University with the exception of programmes which are listed as providing all courses in a foreign language or languages. The programmes in which the whole of the course is taught in English are;

  • English language and Literature, Undergraduate Programme,
  • Tourism Management, Undergraduate Programme,
  • German Language and Literature(German) Programme,
  • Computer Engineering, Undergraduate and Master’s Degree Programmes,
  • Agricultural Biotechnology Master’s Degree and Doctorate Degree Programmes,
  • International Tourism Management, Master’s Degree Programme. 

2- Which examinations are acceptable when applying to study at Akdeniz University?

International Students are required to pass Akdeniz University International Student Examination (AKUS/AKDENİZ YÖS). For the placement process, the raw scores obtained from the number of correct answers given by the candidate are converted to standard scores with a mean of 50 and a standard deviation of 10. 3 different score types are assessed, namely Mathematics, General Ability and Equal Weight scores.

 (1) Candidates who achieve a minimum standard score of 45 in the Basic Learning Skills Test may be eligible to select a preferred faculty or school which provides undergraduate degree diploma programmes.

(2) Candidates who achieve a minimum standard score of 35 in the Basic Learning Skills Test may be eligible to select a preferred faculty or school which provides undergraduate degree diploma programmes.

(3) Candidates who achieve a minimum standard score of 45 in the Basic Learning Skills Test may be eligible to select a preferred diploma programme which requires participation in a Special Talent Examination.

3- What are the Conditions of Acceptance for International Students when applying to Akdeniz University?

a) Is a foreign citizen,

b) Is a Turkish citizen by birth who was granted permission by the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs to give up their Turkish citizenship, or is a child of such a person who is below the age of 18, and who is registered on his or her parent’s renunciation of citizenship document, providing they have in their possession documentary evidence of their rights under the terms of Law No. 5901, and Article 7 (1),

c) Is a foreign national by birth, and who has also been granted Turkish citizenship (dual nationality),

ç) Is a Turkish citizen who has completed his or her last three year of secondary education (high school) in a foreign country, or is a Turkish citizen who has completed his or her secondary education entirely in one of the Turkish Schools founded by the Ministry of Education in a foreign country, with the exception of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) before the date 01/02/2013,

d) Is a Turkish citizen who has completed his or her entire secondary education in a foreign country, or a Turkish citizen who has completed his or her secondary education entirely in one of the Turkish Schools founded by the Ministry of Education in a foreign country with the exception of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) after the date 01/02/2013

e) Is a TRNC citizen living in the TRNC who has completed his or her secondary education in the TRNC, and has successfully completed the GCE AL Examination and who has or will have a GCE AL qualification after having registered for and completed a course of education in a college or high school in another country between 2005 and 2010

  • Applications will not be accepted if the candidate is subject to one of the conditions listed below;

a.Is a Turkish citizen who has totally completed his or her secondary education in Turkey or the TRNC,

b.Is a TRNC citizen, unless the applicant has completed his or her secondary education    in the TRNC, and has successfully completed the GCE AL Examination and who has or will have a GCE AL qualification after having registered for, and completed a course of education in a college or high school in another country between 2005 and 2010,

c.Dual citizens whose first citizenship is Turkish from birth, as defined in section 1/b of this article (except those who fulfil the requirements set out in 1/ç),

d.Dual citizens who have TRNC citizenship, unless they have completed their secondary education at a high school in the TRNC, have obtained a GCE AL Examination and who have or will have a GCE AL qualification after having registered for, and completed a course of education in a college or high school in another countries between 2005 and 2010

e.Turkish citizens or dual citizens whose first citizenship is Turkish as defined in section 1/b of this article and, who have studied or are currently studying at a foreign embassy school or a foreign high school in Turkey.

4- When is the AKUS (Akdeniz University International Students Examination) held?

The Akdeniz University International Students Examination is held every year on the date listed in the academic calendar.

5- What are the contents of the Akdeniz University International Students Examination?

The examination consists of questions which test Basic Learning Skills, and is a multiple choice examination designed to measure the candidate’s abstract thinking with questions on IQ, Mathematics and Geometry. In 2017, the AKUS examination is available in Turkish, English, German, French, Arabic, Persian and Russian. You can view questions from previous AKUS/AKDENİZ YÖS examinations by following this link: http://intstudents.akdeniz.edu.tr/sinav-ve-kabul-sartlari   

6- How long are the results of the Akdeniz University International Students Examination (AKUS) valid?

The results of the Akdeniz University International Students Examination are valid for 1 year.

7- How can I apply for the AKUS examination?

Applications from both Turkey and foreign countries can be made online on the Akdeniz University webpage.

8- Where can I find announcements about my application?

Candidates can find the results of their applications by entering their user names and passwords on the following web link; “akus.akdeniz.edu.tr”. Candidates who are successful in their applications can also obtain their acceptance documents from akus.akdeniz.edu.tr, and they should then apply to the Turkish Foreign Representative Office for their ‘Turkish Student Visa’.

9- What are the dates on which candidates can register, and what is the correct procedure?

Students who are successful in their application must make their applications on the dates listed in the academic calendar. The correct procedure for registration is explained in the Akdeniz University Directive on the Selection and Placement of International Students on Associate and Bachelor's Degree Programmes. Applications must include all the required documents or they cannot be accepted.

10- Which candidates are exempt from taking the Turkish Proficiency Examination

The following candidates are not required to take the Turkish Proficiency Examination; candidates who have completed their secondary school education in Turkey, candidates who have achieved the required standard in one of the international examinations which are accepted by the Turkish Higher Education Council, candidates who have been successful in the Turkish Proficiency Certificate B2 level awarded by the Yunus Emre Institute,

The candidates who do not fulfil one of the criteria mentioned above must take the ‘Turkish Proficiency Examination’ held by the Akdeniz University School of Foreign Languages. The Turkish Proficiency Certificate is not required when applying for programmes in which all courses are taught in English.

11- How is the level of tuition fees for international students decided?

Decisions regarding the level of tuition fees are made by the Akdeniz University Senate. Fees cannot be set at a level which is higher than the ‘student current service costs’, which are determined annually by the Council of Ministers.

12. Are international students permitted to participate in international exchange programmes?

International students are permitted to participate in international exchange programmes (Mevlana, Erasmus, Farabi). Detailed information can be found at the following link: http://uio.akdeniz.edu.tr/tr 

Contact: intstudents@akdeniz.edu.tr

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