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General Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements for Turkish Students


For Undergraduate Programmes (First-Cycle Bachelor Degree programme) 

Admission to undergraduate study programs in Turkey is based on the nation-wide university entrance examinations. These centrally-organized university entrance examinations (called YGS and LYS) are two-staged, held once a year and are organized by the Assessment, Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). The first stage is the Higher Education Entrance Exam (YGS). Students need to get at least 140 over 500 to take the second exam called Bachelor Placement Exam (LYS). The second exam, LYS, is given in 5 separate sessions. Students attend only the session of their preference according to the field such as Mathematics, Science etc. which they want to study. The placement into an undergraduate programme (240 ECTS- 4-year first cycle) is solely made according to the scores obtained from YGS and LYS and their cumulative grade point averages (CGPA) of high school. Students who have taken these examinations make their choices of degree programmes and send their list to the Assessment, Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). The ÖSYM receives all the applications, group them with regard to the score type and then places the students to one of the preferences they have made. Students who have started studies and achieved credits at other universities within or outside of the country may apply for their recognition. The recognition record is unique for each student and thus the procedure is carried out accordingly before the start of each academic year at Karabuk University. 

For Undergraduate Programmes (Short-Cycle Associate Degree Programme) 

As in the first-cycle Bachelor degree programme, admission to a short-cycle (2-year associate programme) undergraduate degree programme is made according to the scores obtained from the nation-wide university entrance examination organized by the Assessment, Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM). The placement of the students who want to study in an associate programme is based on the scores obtained from YGS. However, there is an exception granted by the higher education law to vocational high school graduates to apply for placement in two-year vocational school programmes which are compatible with their high school majors, so that they do not take any university entrance examination. These students are centrally placed by ÖSYM according to the type of vocational high schools they graduated from and their cumulative grade point averages (CGPA).

If the students want to study in the Faculty of Fine Arts and School of Physical Education and Sports, they are subject to general and special conditions decided by the Senate of Karabuk University upon the related Boards’ proposals. For such programmes, the YGS score is also a pre-requisite for placement. The final list of students is decided according to the YGS score and that of the local exam (aptitude test) conducted by the University.For detailed information, please see relevant regulations below:
http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/yoner/Fethi5.pdf 
http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/yoner/besyo6.pdf 

For Graduate Programmes

Admissions of Turkish Citizens to the graduate programmes offered at both Master's and Doctorate Levels by the graduate schools of Karabuk University are done within the framework of our Rules & Regulations for Graduate Programmes which has been prepared based on the Higher Education Law dated 04.11.1981 with the number 2547 and Supplemental Article 73 of the Law on the Organization of Higher Education Institutions dated 28.03.2011 with the number 2809. To study in the graduate programme, the students are required to take an exam called “ALES” (Academic Personnel and Graduate Education Entrance Exam), which is also organized by ÖSYM, and submit this score with their application. GRE or GMAT can also be an equivalent examination of ALES. The applicants have to meet additional program requirements defined by the academic units.

English Language Preparatory Programme 

All the new students, who enter undergraduate programmes – short-cycle or first cycle – have to attend a one-year compulsory English preparatory programme if they are unable to prove their level of proficiency in English (for specific departments). In this case, they are first given an English proficiency exam by School of Foreign Languages at the outset of the academic year. Should those students pass this examination or should those students provide the acceptable language scores obtained from certain nationally and internationally recognized language examinations such as TOEFL, IELTS, KPDS, ÜDS, they can enrol directly in their undergraduate programmes. Those students who are unable to pass the English proficiency examination or unable to provide one of the scores above are required to attend a one-year Preparatory Programme offered by School of Foreign Languages. On the other hand, some students can enrol directly in certain programmes where the language of instruction is totally Turkish.For detailed information, please see the relevant regulation:
http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/yoner/yabanc%C4%B115.pdf

Admission Requirements for International Students

Foreign students who wish to undertake their undergraduate studies in Turkey must have completed their secondary education in a high school or a similar institution in which the education is equivalent to that of a Turkish high school. Students who wish to enrol in one of our undergraduate programmes should apply through the post or directly to our university. 

Admission to Undergraduate Degree programmes

International students who have graduated from a high school or who are in the final year of their high schools can apply to our undergraduate degree programs. Universities have the right to take foreign students by following up certain procedures. For further information on General Requirements, Examinations, Minimum Scores & Documents Required for Application, Assessment and other issues, please relevant regulations below:
http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/yoner/ybu_yonerge.pdf

Application Procedures

Upon the announcement, concerning the application of foreign students, the foreign students should follow the procedures below:

Applicant is not eligible if s/he

Important Note!!!

The final list of international students who are accepted to Karabuk University will be announced during the third week of August 2013 on our website. Registration of the students who are placed in undergraduate programmes will be done by the Department of Student Affairs during the first week of September. Accepted students should do their registration in person, and the application via the post will not be accepted. KBU will not be held responsible if students fail to complete their registration during the specified time span. In addition to the reminding above, students are expected to pass the exam for subject matters/programs where special aptitude test (skill test) is required.Admission to Graduate ProgrammesKarabuk University also places foreign students into its graduate programmes. Foreign students are required to submit the original or a copy of their undergraduate diploma endorsed by a notary or by relevant department. Depending on the subject area applied, academic and language competencies of the international students will be evaluated by the selection committee on behalf of KBU. Candidates can apply for the graduate programs on the dates announced by graduate institutes on our web page. For further information on General Requirements, Examinations, Minimum Scores & Documents Required for Application, Assessment and other issues, please relevant regulations:
http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/yoner/ybu_lisans%C3%BCst%C3%BC_yon17.pdf 
http://fbe.karabuk.edu.tr/defaulteng.htm 

Application Procedures

Upon the announcement, concerning the application of foreign students, the foreign students should follow the procedures below:

      1. They should fill and submit the online application form.

  1. The University sends the applicants letters to take the foreign student examination organized by KBU.
  2. After the foreign student examination and the announcement of the result, the students make their list of references for the programmes they wish to study.
  3. Following the announcement of the placement results, the students are sent the letters of acceptance.
  4. The students who have been placed in an undergraduate programme get their visas in their home country with the letter they have received.
  5. Once they come with relevant documents specified in the rules and regulations above, registration will be done during the first  week of September 2013.
  6. After registration, within two or three weeks, students should apply to the Directorate of Security/Bureau of Residence Registration (Emniyet Müdürlügü/Yabancılar  Şubesi) in Karabuk and get a “Student Residence Permit” which is usually valid for  one  year.

  Applicant is not eligible if s/he

Important Note!!! 

The final list of international students who are accepted to Karabuk University will be announced during the third week of August 2013 via our website. Registration of the students who are accepted to KBU will be done by the Department of Student Affairs during the first week of September. Accepted students should do the registration in person, and the application via the post will not be accepted. KBU will not be held responsible if students fail to complete their registration with endorsed relevant documents during the specified time span. Besides the above requirements, students are expected to pass the exam for subject matters/programs where special aptitude test (skill test) is required.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee of foreign students is annually decided by the Senate of Karabuk University, and announced just before the registration. For detailed information about tuition fee and assistance, please contact:

Karabuk University
Department of Student Affairs
Balıklar Kayası Mevkii 
78050 KARABÜK
Tel: +90 – 370 - 433 83 19. Ext. 2027
Fax: +90 – 370 - 433 83 70 
Email: rector@karabuk.edu.tr 
Email: internationaloffice@karabuk.edu.trerasmus@karabuk.edu.tr 
Email: sevkiyildiz@karabuk.edu.tr 
Web: http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/defaulteng.htm

Exchange students

Exchange students are accepted to KBU in the framework of the bilateral agreements (Erasmus or general cooperation protocol) signed by both KBU and the partner higher education institutions. According to the requirements or conditions stated in the protocol, exchange students can enrol on the courses offered at KBU and study one or two semesters.Detailed information related to the application procedure for exchange students is obtained through the International Office. The exchange students are required to visit the Directorate of Students Affairs for registration with the help of Erasmus Office staff. The students are given a temporary student ID card to enable them to use the university facilities such as cafeterias, library and the others, together with an official letter for the student residence permit. 

Residency Permit:

The International Office sends letters of acceptance for visa to the applicants who are accepted to Karabuk University as exchange students. After their arrival, all international students in Turkey, regardless of status, must register with, and obtain, a Residence Permit  from the Bureau of Foreign Residence Registration at the provincial Directorate of Security within a month. Exchange students are given residence permits for the period of time they will be studying at KBU. Students can extend their residence permit if they extend their enrolment.The International Office helps international students to get their residence permit. 

To apply for Residence Permit students need:

 

The Competitive Examination of Karabuk University for Foreign Students (KBUYOS)

The competitive examination of Karabuk University for foreign students (KBUYOS) is an examination which foreign students or the students from abroad may use to study at Karabuk University at associate and bachelor degrees. The examination is organized and conducted by Karabuk University every year in May or June. The same examination is also given in different countries through the agencies hired by the university. As for the examination, the announcement is made on the web page of the university in March every year. KBUYOS is given in Turkish, English and Russian languages.   

In addition, Karabuk University also accepts foreign students through internationally recognized examinations such as SAT 1, ABITUR and so on as stated in its related regulations.

 

ADMISSION PROCESS TO ASSOCIATE AND BACHELOR DEGREES FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS KBUYOS (KARABUK UNIVERSITY FOREIGN STUDENT SELECTION EXAMINATION)
 

1. The application for the examination is accepted online during April every year: http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr and http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/defaulteng.htm

2. The application fee should be paid in the university bank account whose details are given on the web pages above. But the application fee differs according to the test centres. The test language is Turkish, English and Russian. For more information, please visit: http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr and http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/defaulteng.htm

3. The names of the applicants are announced on the following web pages of the university: http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr and http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/defaulteng.htm, together with the place, date and time of the examination. Besides, the applicants are also sent KBUYOS ‘via e-mail.

4. The result of the examination is announced on the following web pages of Karabuk University:http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr and http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/defaulteng.htm

5. The applicants make their selections of associate and bachelor degrees online according to their test results.

6. The placement results, registration date and time are announced on the web pages: http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr and http://oidb.karabuk.edu.tr/en/defaulteng.htm .Moreover, the students placed at Karabuk University to study associate or bachelor degrees are also send the letter of acceptance via e-mail.    

7. The students make a selection of departments online according to their test results.

8. The placement results and exact registration date is announced.

9. According to available quota the students apply to the related faculties personally according to the KBU regulations.

10. The students placed at Karabuk University must submit all the required documents to Student Affairs Office during the first week of September.

11. After the registration, the candidates should get a sufficient score from Turkish test given by Karabuk University to start their education. Otherwise, they have to attend a full time Turkish course given at Turkish Education Centres.

12. Since the tuition fee is determined by the Turkish Cabinet ever year, it is announced accordingly.