What are the admission criteria to İÜYÖS?

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How can the applicants apply for the İÜYÖS?

The applications for İÜYÖS are completed through the application system (http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr/). Applications are accepted within the application period.  Applicants should fill in the Candidate Application Form and obtain an Applicant Number.

While filling in the form: Applicants are fully responsible for any negative consequences that may arise due to the errors they make. ID information fields should be filled in with the information on the applicant’s passport without any changes or abbreviations. To the related part in the form the photograph of the applicants should be uploaded electronically. Since this photograph will be used on the exam entrance document, on the exam result document, on the student card and for the registration it must be taken within last three months before the application date and must portray the applicant easily recognizable. In order to get the Applicant Number, applicants should fill in the Candidate Application Form online carefully within the application period on the İÜYÖS website. Only the applicants completing the procedure can get the Applicant Number and password. The applications will be confirmed after paying the fee. Applicant Number should be kept carefully by the applicants as it will be used both for all the procedures about the exam and for all future transactions with İÜYÖS.

How can the applicants pay İÜYÖS fee?

Applicants for İÜYÖS should pay the fee which is defined for the region they will take the exam within the application period through money order, Paypal or credit card.

Can the applicants claim the right to a refund of İÜYÖS fee?

Applicants who pay the fee, but decide not to apply, or those whose applications are invalid, or those who do not or cannot take the exam, or those who are expelled from the exam hall, or who are not allowed to sit the exam, or who fail the exam, or whose exam papers are invalid for any reason, or who pay for any procedure that does not require payment cannot claim the right to a refund of the fees paid. The contribution fee they pay cannot be credited towards future exam dates. Applications of those who haven’t paid the contribution fee will not be accepted.

What kind of questions does İÜYÖS include?

İÜYÖS consists of Basic Learning Skills Test which includes 70 questions (40 Basic Learning Skills questions and 30 mathematics questions) and these questions aim to assess the applicants’ abstract reasoning abilities and their knowledge of mathematics. The test does not mainly focus on grammar. In addition to these, there are both Turkish, Arabic and English instructions of the questions.

In which languages is İÜYÖS prepared?

The questions in Basic Learning Skills Test in İÜYÖS will be prepared and given in Turkish, Arabic and English.

Where can the applicants get İÜYÖS Exam Entrance Document?

The list of the applicants whose applications are confirmed and the exam halls they will take the exam will be announced on the İÜYÖS website. As of this date, applicants can print their Exam Entrance Document from http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr. The applicants who do not have Exam Entrance Document cannot take the exam.

Which documents does a candidate have to bring on the exam day?

Applicants must have their passports and Exam Entrance Documents with them on the exam day.

The applicants are not allowed to bring mobile phones and calculators. The applicants will be admitted to the exam halls following ID check. The exam will be held in one session. Applicants should be ready in front of the building of their exam hall at least one hour before the exam.

What are the things to be careful about in the question booklet and the answer sheet?

All of the questions in the booklet are multiple choice. There are five alternatives for each question and there is only one right answer for each question. Answers will be counted as incorrect if more than one choice is marked or if the applicants’ answers overflow the given space for the answer. Answers should be marked on the Answer Sheet.  Answers written on the booklet will be invalid. It is strictly forbidden for applicants to talk, cheat or assist others during the examination. Applicants proven to be disobeying the rules will be disqualified. At the end of the examination, applicants will hand in, as instructed, the question booklet with the answer sheet to the exam proctor in charge of the examination hall. The answer sheets of applicants whose examination results have been declared invalid because they have broken the rules of the examination or who have not returned the necessary documents at the end of the examination will not be evaluated and an Examination Result Document will not be prepared.

How is the İÜYÖS score assessed?

The totals of correct and incorrect answers in İÜYÖS Basic Learning Skills Test will be counted separately. The raw score of each test is obtained by subtracting ¼ of the number of incorrect answers from the number of correct answers. The raw scores are converted to standard scores with a mean of 50 and standard deviation of 10.

Where will İÜYÖS results be announced?

Examination results will only be announced on http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr/ . Applicants can learn their exam results by using their Applicant Numbers and passwords. Examination Results Document will be issued for applicants who have taken the exam provided that their exam is valid.

What is the period of validity for İÜYÖS result document?

The period of validity for İÜYÖS result document is 1 (one) year.

How is the placement done according to İÜYÖS result?

The evaluation of the candidates’ applications will be based on the İÜYÖS score.

What is the minimum score to choose a programme?

The applicants getting at least 40 points from the Test of Basic Learning Skills can choose formal education. For the open and distance education programs of the Faculty of Open and Distance Education, the applicants have to get at least 30 points or more.

What is the country quota, how is it applied?

The country quota is %20. If 5 people are accepted to a programme, only 1 person can be accepted from the same country. If 10 people are accepted, then it will be only 2 people from the same country.

In the country quota, is the nationality on the system valid?

The nationality recorded on the system is valid. If it is not proven during the registration, applicants will not be registered.

For the programmes where the medium of instruction is not Turkish (e.g. Medicine – English) is it required to get Turkish Language Score?

No, Turkish Language Score is not required for these programmes.

How is the Turkish Language Proficiency Level of the applicants defined?


Can other universities’ scores be used in the placement of foreign students to Istanbul University?

No, other universities’ scores cannot be used. Istanbul University accepts foreign students only with İÜYÖS result.

Is it necessary to make choices for the programmes which can be registered by aptitude tests?

Yes, it is necessary to make choices.

What should be done to apply for public conservatory?

If the applicants are accepted to public conservatory after the choices process, they have to take the aptitude test done by the conservatory. The applicants can be registered to the conservatory only after passing the aptitude test.

Will there be second placement after the choices?

Yes. Following the first placement, vacant quotas will be announced. After that there will be another placement.

Which universities accept İÜYÖS result?


How can the applicants apply for other universities with İÜYÖS score?

By printing out the exam result document from Applicant Login in İÜYÖS website (http://yos.istanbul.edu.tr/), the students can apply for all the universities which accept the result of İÜYÖS within the quota.