EGE UNIVERSITY DIRECTIVE FOR PRINCIPLES PERTAINING TO ADMISSION OF FOREIGN STUDENTS

SECTION ONE
Objective, Scope and Basis
Objective


Article 1: The objective of this directive is to determine the guidelines and criteria governing the admission of foreign students into formal, evening and distant education programs of Ege University’s Faculties, Schools and Vocational Training Schools. 

Scope
Article 2:

This directive governs the clauses related to quotas, terms of admission and registration procedures for foreign students applying for formal, evening and distant education programs in Ege University’s Faculties, Schools and Vocational Training Schools. 

Basis
Article 3: This directive was drawn up based on Articles 6 and 7 of Higher Education Law (No. 2547) and decrees dated 21.01.2010, 17.03.2010, 25.08.2011 and 13.02.2013 of the Council of Higher Education General Board.

 

SECTION TWO
General Principles


Article 4: The application dates as well as the quotas for foreign students to be admitted into Ege University each year are determined by Ege University Senate after getting the opinions of the academic units concerned and announced on the Students’ Affairs Directorate’s web page (http://www.oidb.ege.edu.tr).

Article 5: Tuition fees to be paid by foreign students annually are determined by the Executive Board of the University within the range of tuition fees accepted by the Council of Ministers.

Article 6: In the event that no applications are made or applications fall short of assigned quotas for a department, vacant quotas can not be transferred to another department.

Article 7:  Except the programs that accept students after a special talent exam, candidates could apply for maximum 5 different programs. If the quotas don’t complete or if there is no application, there is only one additional placement made for the current applicants for vacant quotas.

Article 8:  Calendar of events for foreign students is specified in the university’s Academic Calendar and information related to foreign students registered in a program is submitted to the Council of Higher Education.

 

SECTION THREE
Terms and Conditions of Application


A. GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING FOR “EGEYOS” EXAM


Students are admitted and placed in Ege University’s departments according to the results of the EGEYOS (Ege University Exam for Selection and Placement of Foreign Students) administered to foreign students to be admitted into Ege University .each year.

Article 9:
Applications of following candidates shall be accepted.

  1. Candidates of foreign nationality who are in the last year of their secondary education (high school) or those who have graduated from a high school .
  2. Those with T.C. nationality at birth who possess the Ministry of Interior’s approval to change their nationality and their children under statuary age who present the Document Pertaining to Exercise of Rights granted by Turkish Citizenship Law.
  3. Those with dual citizenship status who had foreign nationality at birth and have later gained T.C. (Turkish) nationality;
  4. -Before 01/02/2013; from the students with Turkish nationality who have continued their secondary school education  abroad, the ones who have completed the last 3 years (high school) of their secondary school education abroad except KKTC (including the ones who have completed their secondary school education (high school) abroad in schools under the directorate of Turkish National Ministry of Education except KKTC),

-After 01/02/2013; the candidates who have started their education abroad except KKTC and completed secondary school (high school) (including the ones who have completed their secondary school education (high school) abroad in schools under the directorate of Turkish National Ministry of Education except KKTC),
    e)   Applications of candidates with a K.K.T.C. nationality who live and complete their secondary (high school) in KKTC and who have the results of the examinations GCE AL and the applications of candidates who registered private schools and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and had (or will have ) the results of the examination of GCE AL ( providing that they take EGEYOS exam)

Article 10:
Applications of following candidates shall NOT be accepted.

a)    Candidates of T.C. nationality (except those who have attended and completed last three years of their high school education in a foreign country other than K.K.T.C.);
b)  Those who possess K.K.T.C. nationality
c)   As it is described in article 9-b dual citizens whose nationality is T.C at birth (except the ones who provide the conditions in article 9-d)
d)  Dual citizens one of whose nationality is K.K.T.C. (except the ones who has completed secondary education and had GCE AL exam results in K.K.T.C. as well as the ones who has registered and studied in other countries between the years 2005-2010 and who got or will get the results of GCE AL exams)
e)  T.C citizens who studied in an embassy schools and/or in foreign schools in Turkey or the dual citizens whose nationality is TC at birth.

Article 11:
Application fees paid by candidates who cancel their applications after they apply for the EGEYOS Exam and those who could not be placed in any program shall not be refunded.

B. GUIDELINES PERTAINING TO “EGEYOS” EXAM
Article 12: Administration and content of this exam are determined by Ege University in compliance with YOS exams applied in previous years.

Article 13: Of the candidates who are successful in the EGEYOS Exam and announced on the placement list, those who select departments such as English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, German Language and Literature, Translation /Interpretation are required to sit for and pass a written and oral Foreign Language Proficiency Test administered by the School of Foreign Languages. Candidates who achieve a minimum overall score of 70 on the test are accepted as successful. Those who have passed equivalency exams accepted by the School Of Foreign Languages as specified in Article 17 of this directive are also exempted from the test; in default whereof, applications made to the departments cited above shall not be taken into account and only their preferences made during placement will be considered.

SECTION FOUR
Terms and Conditions of Placement

Article 14:  Candidates who score a minimum grade of 40% on the Basic Learning Skills section of the exam will be admitted to the relevant department according to a list descending from the highest grade within the quotas determined by the university.

Article 15: Candidates, one of whose preferences is a program admitting students with special aptitude tests as specified by ÖSYM (Student Selection and Placement Center) are required to score a minimum grade of 40% on the EGEYOS Exam in order to take the special aptitude test. The placement lists are made based on Blended Aptitude Grades composed of 40% from the EGEYOS Exam and 60% from the special aptitude test. Admissions will be made based on previously announced lists of quotas descending from the highest grade according to the results of the EGEYOS or blended aptitude tests.  The candidate is required to have a blended aptitude grade of 40% or above in order to be admitted to a program admitting students with a special aptitude test.

Article 16: Placement of foreign students is made based on the Blended Aptitude Grade in departments admitting students with special aptitude tests and  on the EGEYOS grade in other departments. In the event that placement grades of two candidates are equal, placement is primarily based on secondary education achievement score and then the preference. If everything is still equal, the younger candidate is selected. A candidate can only be placed in one department only. Placement is made starting from the first preference of the candidate whether the candidate has taken the special aptitude test or not.

Article 17: In order to start their education programs at the university, candidates who are eligible for registration need to score a minimum of “B” or “C” on the Turkish section of the EGEYOS Exam or to present a Document/Certificate/Diploma obtained from a TÖMER (Turkish Education Center) institute documenting that they have advanced knowledge of Turkish. Those with inadequate knowledge of Turkish are obliged to improve their level of Turkish to an adequate level during one free year they are given. They are required to present an “Advanced Level Turkish” certificate or diploma they will get from Ege University’s TÖMER center or another Document/Certificate/Diploma proving that they know Turkish at a level mentioned above by the time the next academic year commences. In default whereof, they will lose their eligibility for registration.

Article 18: Students enrolled in departments where foreign language prep program is compulsory are obliged to comply with provisions specified in the Directive Pertaining to Basis for Foreign Language and English-Medium Education in Higher Education Institutions. Candidates who score a minimum of 70 out of 100 on the Proficiency Test administered at our university or those who have scored a passing grade on one of the equivalency exams accepted by the School Of Foreign Languages as specified below are also exempted from the prep program. In default whereof, these students are required to attend the Foreign Languages Prep Program for a year.

TOEFL PBT (Paper-based) minimum …...................    530
TOEFL CBT(Computer-based) minimum…….........    197
TOEFL IBT(Internet-based) minimum …………….      79


     Applications for exemption from the German Language Program shall be separately evaluated by the Academic Board of the School of Foreign Languages.

Article 19: Documents required for registration from candidates who become eligible for admission will be announced on the Students’ Affairs Directorate’s web page (http://www.oidb.ege.edu.tr).

Article 20: Applications for students who come abroad to study at our University will be accepted and finalized without an education visa requirement providing that fulfill requirements in Article 39 of Law on Foreigners and International Protection No 6458.

Article 21: The students who get the right to enroll should submit financial sufficiency document regarding to be financially competent to meet education expenses during their studies in our country. Form of the document and sum regarding to financial sufficiency is determined by University Executive Board every year.

Article 22: Medical care expenses of foreign students shall be covered by a health insurance contract to be undertaken and signed by students themselves.

Article 23: If students eligible for admission fail to complete their registration within previously announced registration dates lose their eligibility for admission.

Article 24: In the event that registration documents and personal data furnished by a student are found to be false or incorrect after enrollment procedures, the student is dismissed from the university.

Article 25: For conditions and circumstances that are not mentioned in this directive, related to provisions of the university’s regulations and Council of Higher Education amendments are applicable.

Article 26: Students are placed in departments/programs according to previously announced quotes based on the 20% national qualifying threshold.

SECTION FIVE

Enforcement
Article 27: 
This directive enters into force on the date it is approved by the University Senate and is applied for all foreign students to be enrolled in the university.

Execution
Article 28:  Provisions mentioned in this directive are executed by the Rector of Ege   University.

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