Who can apply?

The applications of the applicants who;
  1. are foreign nationals,
  2. are Turkish citizens by birth and permitted to cease from Turkish citizenship by the Ministry of Interior Affairs and their underage children that who are recorded in Turkish Citizenship Renunciation Document and has the "Tanınan Hakların Kullanılmasına İlişkin Belge" recognized by Turkish Citizenship Law (5901 numbered Turkish nationality law 7th item states that “In or out of Turkey borders, A child who born from Turkish mother and father is Turkish citizen.” So, candidate students who will apply to acceptance quotes may examine the Turkish citizen law.)
  3. have dual nationality; foreign nationals by birth and acquired Turkish citizenship afterwards,
    • are Turkish students who have started secondary school education abroad before the date of 01/02/2013 among those who have completed at least three years of secondary school education(high school) in a foreign country except North Cyprus(including those who completed all secondary school education in the Turkish schools opened by Ministry of National Education in foreign countries except North Cyprus) can apply to the quotas for foreign students
    • started the secondary school education abroad after the date of 01/02/2013 those who have completed the secondary school (high school) in a foreign country except North Cyprus can apply to the quotas for foreign students (including those who completed all secondary school education in the Turkish schools opened by Ministry of National Education in foreign countries except North Cyprus) can apply,
  4. are TRNC nationals, residing in TRNC and completing the secondary education in TRNC with GCE AL exam scores and, are TRNC nationals registered and educated in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and who have or will have GCE AL exam scores.
will be admitted.


What are the required test scores for application?

APPENDIX OF INSTRUCTIONS RELATED TO FOREIGN STUDENTS' APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS FOR BACHELOR PROGRAMS AT ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

 

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF EXAMINATION/HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE AND MINIMUM NOTES (EXCEPT CONSERVATORY)  

EXAMINATION/HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE MİNİMUM TYPE OF TEST COMMENT
SAT “Scholastic Assessment Test” 600/800 (Mathematics Level 2) Subject: Mathematics Level 2
ACT “American College Testing” 26/36  
GCEAL (for TRNC Citizens) A, B, C grade at 3 sections (B or C grade at two of Physics, Biology and Chemistry sections while mathematics is provided that A)  
IB “International Baccalaureate” 30/45  
ABITUR “German High School Proficiency” 1-2  
FRENCH Baccalaureate 15/20 for Economics (Economics & SocialSciences).15/20 for other Sciences (Science & Mathematics). It is only valid taken from French Ministry of Education and other shall not be accepted.
Austrian Matura 1-2  
     
CONSERVATORY PROGRAMS
EXAMINATION/HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE MİNİMUM TYPE OF TEST COMMENT
SAT “Scholastic Assessment Test” 400/800 (Reasoning) Reasoning
ACT “American College Testing” 16/36  
GCEAL (for TRNC Citizens) C grade at minimum 3 lectures  
IB “International Baccalaureate” 20/45  
ABITUR “German High School Proficiency” 1-2-3  
FRENCH Baccalaureate Min. 10 for 20 applied program It is only valid taken from French Ministry of Education and other shall not be accepted.
Austrian Matura 1-2-3  

How to apply?
Pre-application process is online. Applicants should upload all required documents to İTÜ Student Registrar’s System. Application dates will be announced on the website of Student Registrar’s Office.

When to apply?
Undergraduate intake is carried out once a year. İTÜ does not take on new students mid term. Please check Student Registrar’s website for application dates, as this may vary each year. www.sis.itu.edu.tr

What are the quotas?
The quotas are announced simaltaneously with  the start of the apllication process. Please check student registrar’s website for quotas as they are subject to change. www.sis.itu.edu.tr

Do I need to have any language exam score during application process?
An English proficiency test result accepted by İTÜ Senate need to be submitted during registration to take courses at undergraduate programs. Students who fail to provide a passing English Proficiency exam report requested will be required to complete English Preparation Course in İTÜ’s College of Foreign Language for a year. During registration, students who obtain the required score on their English Proficiency exam will be exempted from the English Preparation class and can directly enrol in their undergraduate program. Students, who are accepted to the 100% English undergraduate programs of İTÜ, who have sufficient (B) or insufficient (C) level of Turkish can start their education but they are required to improve their Turkish language skills to Level B. Students in the 30% English undergraduate programs and Turkish programs of Turkish Music State Conservatory of İTÜ in order to begin their undergraduate education. Students who have insufficient (C) level of Turkish are offered a leave of absence for 1 year to learn Turkish. At the end of this year, students who have sufficient (A) and (B) level of Turkish can continue English preparation class in %30 English undergraduate programs. Students placed at the programs of İTÜ Turkish Music State Conservatory, who have sufficient Turkish levels, can start their undergraduate education they registered.  

What are the valid language tests and minimum scores?  
Exam Valid for Undergraduate ING 102
İTÜYDYProficiency 2 Years 60/100 75/100
TOEFLPBT 2 Years 513/677 + TWE (4/6) 550/677 + TWE (4/6)
TOEFLIBT** 2 Years 65/120 79/120
PTE*** 2 Years 55/90 65/90
 
Valid English Tests and Minimum Scores for International Dual Diploma Programs (UOLP)
TOEFL ITP, TOEFL PBT, TOEFL IBT and PTE are valid for 2 years.
Program TOEFL PBT + TWE TOEFL IBT ** PTE Academic*** Conditional Admission
SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE ·Marine Technology Management Engineering ·Marine Transportation Management Engineering   550 4 79 - Terms for Conditional Admission are shown below.
SUNY BUFFALO Civil Engineering 550 4 79 55 None
SUNY BINGHAMTON Information Systems Engineering 557 4 83 - None
SUNY NEW PALTZ Management 550 4 74 - None
SUNY FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ·Textile Development And Marketing ·FashionDesign   550 4 80 53 None
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EDWARDSWILLE Management Engineering   550 4 79 - None
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY Bioengineering 527 4 71 48 None
NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Electronics and Communication Engineering 550 4 79 - None
 
International Dual Diploma Programs with Conditional Admission and Terms
Programs with Conditional Admission TOEFL PBT + TWE TOEFL IBT Conditional Admission  
SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE •Marine Technology Management Engineering •Marine Transportation Management Engineering   533* 4* 72* * Students who passed SUNY Maritime College Eng. 90 F Introduction to College Writing Course with grade C or higher will considered to have fulfilled the English proficiency requirement.


 
** TOEFL IBT test results received in Turkey are only valid if they are taken from a TOEFL test center of a state or a foundation university.  *** According to the decision of University Senate No. 657 on 08.08.2017, the results of PTE Academic Examinations given in Turkey starting from 2018-2019 academic year will only be valid if they are taken from examination centers of state and foundation universities.

NOTE: Valid English test results for Civil Engineering Dual Diploma Program carried out jointly by Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction: TOEFL iBT: 65 / ITU Proficiency: 60 Valid English test results for Economics, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering and Electronics and Communications Engineering carried out jointly by International University of Sarajevo: TOEFL iBT: 79 / ITU Proficiency: 65 / IUS Proficiency: 75

Which documents required to be uploaded?

1. High School Diploma: The original high school diploma and its approved translation (Turkish or English) need to be uploaded. The applicants who have not yet received their diploma are required to upload an official document stating the expected graduation date from their high school. (The applicants need to submit an Equivalency Certificate taken from the Turkish Ministry of Education or Turkish Embassies in their countries and confirming the equivalency of the applicant’s diploma to a Turkish high school diploma during registration.)

2. Official Transcript : The applicants need to upload the official transcripts including all courses and grades and approved by their high school directorate. If the transcript is not in English or Turkish, an approved copy of it translated to these languages should be uploaded together with the transcript. If the applicant still continues his/her study in another university or graduated from a university, the transcript taken from the other university need to be also uploaded.

3. Valid Test Result: The original exam report to be used in application or its approved English or Turkish translation need to be uploaded. Only the exams above-mentioned are accepted. It is not possible to apply with any other exams or test scores lower than those presented in article B.

4. Photocopy of Passport: Students having passports can upload a photocopy of the identification page (with the photograph) of their passports. It is not necessary to be approved. Students who do not have passports are not required to upload anything.

5. Blue Card(from Turkish Government): Students who do not have Blue Cards are not required to upload anything.

6. Residence Permit: Students who do not have Residence Permits are not required to upload anything.

7. Statement of Purpose: Students who want to apply for Textile Development and Marketing Program, Faculty of Textile Technologies and Design, are required to upload a writing “Statement of Purpose” which includes 300 words at most and states the requests and justifications of students to enroll in the program.  

NOTE: Placement will be done according to the student selection priority and most 3 selections are allowed.   Programs Accepting With Interview, Elimination and Final Acceptance Exams

Fashion Design Program: Fashion Design Dual Diploma program has intake students by special talent exam. Students are placed to the program if they succeed in the oral examination and design skills and talent test. Applicants who want to apply for the Fashion Design program are required to bring along and keep their portfolio during the interview.

Textile Development and Marketing Program: Textile Development and Marketing Dual Diploma Program, has intake students by “Mesleki Eğilim Belirleme Sınavı / Interview”. Applicants who want to apply for the Textile Development and Marketing program are required to bring along and keep their “Preference Justification Letter “ consisting of maximum 300 words during the interview. Applicants are placed to the program if they succeed in the oral examination.

All Programs of Turkish Music State Conservatory: All programs of Turkish Music State Conservatory admit students with special talent exams. Candidates are placed in the programs if they succeed in the exam on specified dates. Please check the websites of the departments for detailed information about application process.

What are the application procedures and registration?

The evaluation process and placement of applicants are at the discretion of İTÜ. İTÜ is permissive to fulfill the quotas. Meeting the application requirements does not guarantee admittance to the University. Following the review and evaluation of applications, results will be announced on the university web page (www.sis.itu.edu.tr). An official letter of acceptance will be e-mailed to the accepted applicants. Accepted students need to receive a student visa from Turkish Embassies in their home countries (or the closest ones) with their Letter of Acceptance. A visa is definitely required to enter Turkey and to enroll at İTÜ. Accepted students are required to submit the tuition fee determined by the Council of Ministers in that academic year during registration. Registration will only be complete following full payment of tuition fee.  Otherwise, their applications will be cancelled and they will lose their right to register. After the payment of the tuition fee, students who give up their right to register will not be definitely refunded. The candidates will be informed about the deadlines and necessary documents to be required for registration and those will be announced on the university web page. The health expenses of international students will be covered through their health insurance and met by students themselves.  

IDENTIFICATION NUMBER FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS:

Recent regulations mandate all foreign nationals residing in Turkey to obtain an identity number issued by the Turkish government. This number will also be used in the İTÜ Student Information System. International students who have not posses this number need to obtain an ID number online via the link:  http://tckimlik.nvi.gov.tr/web/ForeignQueryIdentityNumber.aspx or through the General Directorate of Security (Istanbul Emniyet Genel Müdürlüğü)