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DOĞUŞ UNIVERSITY

General Application Requirements 

Students who have graduated from any institution that is equivalent to Turkish high-schools and those who meet the application criteria below may apply for the undergraduate programs at the Dogus University. 

a) On the condition that they have graduated or expecting graduation from a high-school; 

1) International students (non Turkish citizens),

2) Those holding Turkish citizenship by birth and renounced their Turkish citizenship, and their children under 18 who are listed in the renouncement document but documenting their certification for rights mentioned in the Turkish Citizenship Law, no: 5901, Item 7, stating that “Anyone born, either in Turkey or abroad, in the marriage of a Turkish mother or father, is a Turkish citizen.” Candidates who wish to apply within the “applications from abroad” category should examine the Turkish Citizenship Law.

3) Those who hold citizenship of other countries by birth and have gained the citizenship of the Republic of Turkey / those who hold dual-citizenship,

*4) a) Among those who continue their secondary education abroad before the date 2/1/2013 and who hold the citizenship of the Republic of Turkey, those who have completed their last three years of secondary education in another country, other than Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (including those who have completed their whole secondary education in a Turkish institution under the Ministry of Education of Turkey in another country, other than TRNC),     

b) Those who start their secondary education abroad after the date 2/1/2013 and who have completed their whole high school education in another country, other than TRNC (including those who have completed their whole secondary education in a Turkish institution under the Ministry of Education of Turkey in another country, other than TRNC),5) Those who hold the citizenship of TRNC, who reside in TRNC and who have completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system, as well as those who have registered and completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system abroad between 2005-2010.

Application and Registration Period :

International Students can apply to Dogus University from the beginning of May till the mid of August.

International Students who get registered for a Turkish-medium programmes need to submit their Turkish proficiency certificate. We accept TOMER certificates taken from other universities.

Required documents for Associate and BA Degree Programmes;

  1. Application Form.
  2. Original of the High School Diploma
  3. An Equivalence Letter received from the Ministry of Education of Turkey certifying that your High School Diploma is equivalent to a Turkish High School Diploma will be required during registration. This document is available at the Ministry of Education of the Turkish Republic or at the Turkish Embassy of your home country.
  4. Copy of the Passport,
  5. 6 photographs

Required documents for Master Degree Programmes;

  1. Application form
  2. Original BA Diploma
  3. Original Copy of Equivalency Certificate for Bachelors Degree Diploma form Council of Higher Education of Turkey Passport copy (it should be include the eductaion visa)
  4. Six ID photos
  5. For the MA Degrees with thesis, candidates should submit their ALES scores. (minimum 55 score)
  6. 6 photographs

Required documents for PhD Degree Programmes;

  1. Application form
  2. Original Masters Degree Diploma
  3. Original Copy of Equivalency Certificate for Masters Degree Diploma form Council of Higher Eductaion of Turkey Passport copy (it should be include the eductaion visa)
  4. Six ID photos
  5. Candidates should submit their ALES scores. (minimum 55 score)
  6. 6 photographs

Tuition Fee;

Dogus University offers around 50% scholarship to all international students: 

Associate (Pre-Bachelor’s) Degree (2 years) : 2.500 $ / per year

Bachelor’s Degree (4 years) : 6.000 $ / pear year

Bachelor’s Degree Law Faculty (4 years) : 7.500 $ / per year

MA Degree without thesis (1 year ) : 3.250 $ 

MA Degree with thesis (2 years) : 4.000 $ (Total)

Phd Degree (4 years ) : 17.500 $ / 4 years

Student Visa 

Student visa is required for international students. Students who have been accepted to a program need to complete their registration and with the enrollment paper, they are supposed to contact the nearest Turkish consulate at their home country to obtain a student visa before they arrive in Turkey. This visa is of vital importance to get the residence permit in Turkey.

Residence Permit Information for International Students 

Undergraduate or graduate foreign students who applied to our university, need to obtain student visa from the nearest Turkish Consulate in their home country by showing their enrollment paper. Students must complete their admission in Dogus University and have to apply for residance permit to the police Department within one month of their entrance into Turkey.

As long as their residance permits are valid, they do not need a visa to enter Turkey. Expired residance permits, must be extended within 15 days. Otherwise their holder will be prosecuted.

Police Department web site for foreign students

https://e-randevu.iem.gov.tr/yabancilar/islem_sec.aspx

Health Insurance

According to the new regulation, international students studying at Turkish universities (regardless of whether they are scholarship or non-scholarship students) have to get a General Health Insurance. According to this law, international students, who will start their studies at a Turkish university, are entitled to have General Health Insurance that enable them to benefit health insurance while in Turkey within the first three months after the date of their first registration at the university and they are required to pay a monthly health insurance premium to the bank they become insured. 
The insurance will be valid until the end of the academic year. In order to activate the medical insurance, students should go the local health authority with:

Students are responsible for being aware of and pay this amount. If your country has Bilateral Social Security Agreements that means your insurance in your country is also valid in Turkey.

Exchange Opportunuties;

Dogus university offers many exchange programmes for students wishing to study abroad as part of their Dogus studies.

These exchange opportunities are;

Erasmus Exchange Programme is a European student exchange programme and great opportunity to spend between 3 and 12 months in another European country.

Bilateral Exchange Programme is a programme which aims the exchange of students between the Turkish higher education institutions and higher education institutions of all over the world.

Farabi Exchange Programme enables university students in Turkey to continue their education at an institution of higher education other than their own during a period of one or two semesters.

Free Mover programme Fee-paying student exchange programme for all over the world.