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Bachelor Students
All undergraduate students have to prove their proficiency in English before they can start the first year of their academic program. International students who are unable to submit the required English language test scores during their application can take the Istanbul Okan University English Proficiency Test upon arrival. Students who fail the test will attend Istanbul Okan University Intensive English Program for one year. This year is not included in the total number of years required for graduation.

Test scores for English proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language / Internet-based) 79
  • Istanbul Okan University Proficiency Test 80/100

Students accepted to an academic program taught in Turkish, except for those whose native language is Turkish, have to prove their proficiency in Turkish before they can start the first year of their academic program. Students can take the TOMER test upon arrival. Students, who fail the TOMER test, can take intensive Turkish classes at TOMER or at Istanbul Okan University for a year.

Test score for Turkish proficiency: TOMER A or B level

Master Students
Graduate students accepted to a program taught in English have to prove their proficiency in English before they can start their academic studies. International students who are unable to submit the required English language test scores during their application can take the Istanbul Okan University English Proficiency Test upon arrival. Students who fail the test will attend Istanbul Okan University Intensive English Program for one year. This year is not included in the total number of years required for graduation.

Test scores for general English proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language / Internet-based) 72
  • Istanbul Okan University Proficiency Test 60/100.

Students accepted to a graduate program taught in Turkish, except for those whose native language are Turkish, have to prove their proficiency in Turkish before they can start the first year of their academic program. Students can take the TOMER examination upon arrival. Students who fail the TOMER test, can take intensive Turkish classes at TOMER or at Istanbul Okan University for a year.

Test score for Turkish proficiency: TOMER A or B level

Ph.D. Students
Graduate students accepted to a program taught in English have to prove their proficiency in English before they can start their academic studies. International students who are unable to submit the required English language test scores during their application can take the Istanbul Okan University English Proficiency Test upon arrival. Students who fail the test will attend Istanbul Okan University Intensive English Program for one year. This year is not included in the total number of years required for graduation.

Test scores for general English proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language / Internet - based) 72
  • Istanbul Okan University Proficiency Test 60 / 100.

Students accepted to a graduate program taught in Turkish, except for those whose native language are Turkish, have to prove their proficiency in Turkish before they can start the first year of their academic program.

Students may apply directly for a doctorate program after successfully completing undergraduate studies. These students may be required to take some extra foundation classes before taking doctorate level courses.

If applicant from selected countries LISTED will be exempt from the English preparatory class but university has a right to test students proficiency in English if required.

REQUIRED EXAM
EXAMTARGET LEARNERSCORE RANGESUGGESTED SCOREADDITIONAL INFORMATION
International Test of English Proficiency (İTEP) Academic Plus Associate Degree, Bachelor and Graduate 0-6 * please see below 3.7 suggested score reflects PACE & G’PACE Exemption
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Associate Degree, Bachelor and Graduate 200-800 for Evidence Based Reading & Writing Sections 550 suggested score reflects PACE & G’PACE Exemption
Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Program (TOEFL ITP ETS) Associate Degree, Bachelor and Graduate 0-677 * please see below 543 (B2) in each applicable section for 100% English instructed programs suggested score reflects PACE & G’PACE Exemption
Test of English as a Foreign Language Computer Based Test (TOEFL CBT) Associate Degree, Bachelor and Graduate 0-300 180 suggested score reflects PACE & G’PACE Exemption
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) Graduate Compiled points “Verbal” AND “Quantative” bölümler 400-600 Verbal: 35 AWA: 4.5 suggested score reflects G’PACE Exemption ONLY Intergrated Reasoning and Quantative sections should be considered for university enrollment application
Graduate Record Examinations (GRE ETS) Graduate “Verbal”: 130-170 “Analytical”: 0-6 Verbal Reasoning: 155 Analytical Writing: 4.5 suggested score reflects G’PACE Exemption ONLY Quantative Reasoning and sections should be considered for university enrollment application