General Admission Requirements

Foreign Students

A new procedure was adopted as of the 2010-2011 academic year for the admission of foreign first cycle students who will cover their own education fees and costs. The Central Foreign Students Exam (YOS) has been abolished and Universities are given an opportunity to hold their own examination based on the recognition conditions of the Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK).
The foreign student quotas and application calendars are determined by the University Senate and announced at the Registrar’s Office web site.

Foreign students are admitted to Dokuz Eylul University via the Dokuz Eylul Foreign Students Placement Exam (DEYOS) and placed according to the result of this exam. 
Every academic year, the quotas and admission requirements for foreign students to first cycle programs are announced on the website of the Registrar’s Office.  If applicants are eligible for admission, the diploma equivalence and recognition of prior education is reviewed and approved by YOK. Admission is not complete until YOK's approval.

The foreign students who want to study at graduate, doctoral and proficiency of art programs must apply to the directorate of the related institute and present their transcripts (including all the courses and success of their study) and personal data along with an application letter. However, the Turkish Higher Education Council (YOK) must approve the equivalency of their diploma and education content if these students are found eligible for admission. 
The foreign language for foreign students is Turkish. Diploma / document granted by Ankara University Turkish and Foreign Language Application and Research Centre (TÖMER) or Dokuz Eylul University Language Research and Teaching Centre (DEDAM) are asked in order to determine the proficiency of the candidates.

The students who cannot present any Turkish proficiency certificate are allowed to improve their Turkish language skills for 1 year and are exempted from the studies.

The students who have graduated from a university providing education in Turkish are exempted from the Turkish proficiency requirement. PhD study candidates must have minimum score of 60 from the National Foreign Language Exam (YDS) or any other approved equivalent exam in English, French or German. If the mother tongue of the candidate is different from the education language of the program for which he/she has applied, then the candidate must take the foreign language exam of the program.

Graduate study candidates who are official scholars or who are on exchange programs are reviewed by the Turkish Higher Education Council. Those students are admitted to graduate studies by YOK’s approval and the decision of the Graduate School Administration.





Process for the DEYÖS exam will be done on our web site. Before this process, you have to fulfill the financial obligations such as DEYÖS application and exam fee. You can pay fee to any TC Ziraat Bankası branch with your name, surname as cash or eft/money order. Please keep the receipt of the payment. After checking the process with the bank inside our system, you will be confirmed. Applications without payment will not be accepted. You can start the application process on web site after paying the fee.


Application and Exam Fee (150 TL)


Account Name : Dokuz Eylül UniversityStudent Admission Exam From Foreign Countries (DEYÖS) Application Fee Account


Account No: T.C. Ziraat Bankası İzmir Ticari Branch TR 2300 0100 1751 3771 1729 5001 account number



Registration on Web: Will begin on 1st of April, 2014, and will be end 9th of May, 2014. Process will be as follows;



Enter to http://www.deu.edu.tr/DEUWeb/Yos/index.php


- “New Registration”


            - Personel Information

            - Identity Information

            - Receipt Information

            - Address Information

            - Photograph Information


will appear. After completing data input, finally check your process and approve it.


You have to enter the DEYÖS Exam on the determined date and place. Please keep carefully your application number and password. Candidates who pass the barrage will process their preferences by their application number and password.



Date of DEYÖS Exam                : 25 May 2014 at 10:00 am

Announcement of Results          : 02 June 2014

Beginning of Preference            : 09 June 2014

End of Preference                     : 16 June 2014