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faq

1. What are your requirements for undergraduate degree programs?

  • Having received a minimum score on a national/international exam or meeting a minimum high school GPA (Grade Point Average)
  • Any applicant providing the result of an entrance exam to higher education institutions such as Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) must have taken the exam within two years prior to the application.
  • Those who meet the criteria according to their country of origin.

2. When can I apply to the undergraduate programs?

Applications of international students are accepted all through the year. The applications are evaluated and the results are announced on the website of International Office by approximately one month before the academic year.

3. What are your requirements for master degree programs?

  • To have an undergraduate degree in any fields of Social Sciences and Humanities. Graduates from  all fields of Sciences are also welcome to apply
  • To have a minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00

For further detail please check the relevant Faculty’s web page regarding the programs applied for.

4. What are your requirements for doctorate degree programs?

  • To have a master degree,
  • To have a minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00

For further detail please check the relevant Faculty’s web page regarding the programs applied for.

5. What is the language of instruction?

The language of instruction is English. Only, you need to speak Turkish for Law Faculty and Turkish and Arabic for Theology.

6. As a baccalaureate candidate, do I have to have an exam result?

Yes, you have to take the exam of your country of origin. You can check the minimum points here.

7. Do you provide scholarship to the international students?

ASBU do not provide scholarships for applicants and newly enrolled students. You can visit http://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/ for scholarship possibilities. You may have chance tuition discounts according to your academic success.

8. I have not obtained my high school diploma yet. Can I still apply?

If you have not received the diplomas yet, you shall submit an official document (temporary graduation certificate) given by high schools to show that you will be graduates at a certain date and probable degree of graduation.

9. Do you have any nationality-based quota?

No, there is not any national quota. Nationality or any other ascribed status is not taken into consideration before or during your study. 

10. Should I pay any application fee?

No, there is not any application fee for international students.

11. I want to send my application documents via e-mail or fax, can I?

We have online application system. Applicants need to upload required documents to the online system. Documents sent via fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

12. I cannot upload my documents to the online application system. What should I do?

Please contact us. Our e-mail: international@asbu.edu.tr

13. Do I need to get proficiency in Turkish?

No, you do not need in general but Law and Theology Faculties have some Turkish courses.

14. Should I need to translate my documents to Turkish?

You need to translation of required documents like;

  • certified copy of the diploma translated by Sworn Translation Offices
  • Turkish/English copy of the transcript translated by Sworn Translation

15. I have dual nationality. Can I still apply?

  • Yes, If you had foreign nationality and gained Turkish citizenship later and / so have dual nationality, you can apply for studentship. The ones who have dual nationality of Turkish citizenship by birth,
  • The students with Turkish citizenship who continue and finish the last three years of their secondary education ( high school ) in a foreign country apart from Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus before 01 / 02 / 2013 ( including the students who finished secondary education - high school - abroad in a Turkish school recognized by Ministry of Education )
  • The candidates who started and finished the whole period of their secondary education ( high school ) in a foreign country apart from Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus after 01 / 02 / 2013 ( including the ones who completed the secondary education in a Turkish school recognized by Ministry of Education in a foreign country) can apply for the abroad studentship.

16. How and when am I going to document the financial security record?

Financial security record is a kind of written document or bank receipt which shows that the student has the financial sufficiency to maintain the four year education in our country. If the student is admitted to our university, FSR should be submitted in the registration.

17. How can I get a student visa?

The students can get their education visas after their admission to graduate or under graduate programmes from the nearest Turkish Embassy or Consulate or in the destined country. These visas are generally valid for a month and the student has to register the university within a month. To get an education visa;

  • Your acceptance letter,
  • Valid and long-term passport,
  • A document ( bank account, scholarship form, etc... ) to indicate the person has the sufficient financial potential to support himself / herself during the education period in Turkey
  • Visa fee are necessary.
    Other documents may be required from Turkish Foreign Representative Office.

18. How can I get residence permit?

In order to get the residence permit within 3 weeks after registration, students get the residence information form from faculty, college and vocational school’s office located in the Directorate of Student Affairs and they apply to the related department of the provincial immigration authorities with this document or apply online by clicking on this link: https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/Ikamet/Basvuru/IlkBasvuru

19. Is foreign identification number is required? How can I get this?

Foreign identification number consisting of 11 digits is a unique number given to foreigners who received Residence Permit / Work Permit for a certain period of time for any purpose by General Directorate of Civil Registration and Nationality. Everyone in Turkey, who is not a Turkish citizen, has an identification number given by the Republic of Turkey just like Turkish citizens. To find out your foreigner identification number, click on this link:
https://tckimlik.nvi.gov.tr

20. Do you provide dormitory, food or stationary support for international students?

No, ASBU does not provide self-financing international students with dormitory, scholarship, food or stationery support.

21. What are the documents I need to prepare before starting as an undergraduate-level applicant?

Please prepare the followings in PDF forms:

  • Your recent full-face passport size photograph in jpeg form (obligatory)
  • If any, your national exam document/s (should not exceed 1 MB)
  • If any, your international exam document/s (should not exceed 1 MB)
  • Your secondary school/ high school diploma/graduation certificate (obligatory)
  • Any other document that you would like to share with us.

22. What are the documents I need to prepare before starting as a graduate-level applicant?

Please prepare the followings in PDF forms:

  • Your recent full-face passport size photograph in jpeg form (obligatory)
  • If any, your national exam document/s (should not exceed 1 MB)
  • If any, your international exam document/s (should not exceed 1 MB)
  • Your diploma/graduation certificate (obligatory)
  • Your transcript (obligatory)
  • One letter of reference (obligatory)
  • Letter of Intent (obligatory)
  • Certificate for English Language score
  • Your financial letter or documents if you have scholarship
  • Any other documents you think relevant for the program you wish to apply for.

23. Does it have to be the English language exam certificate to apply?

No. However, if you are accepted, you must submit a document indicating your English proficiency. If you do not have language proficiency, you can enter the ASBU English Proficiency Exam and if you cannot pass it, you can attend to one year preparatory class at ASBU.