General Admission Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
For Turkish students:

Student placement to associate degree and undergraduate programmes in Turkey are through the Placement Examination administered by The Council of Higher Education Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM). The examination consists of two rounds. The first examination is Higher Education Entrance Examination (YGS) and the second examination is the Undergraduate Placement Examination (LYS). Students who score 140 over 500 from the YGS could take the second examination, the LYS. Undergraduate Placement Examination includes Mathematics, Sciences, Foreign Language, Social Sciences, Literature-Geography tests. Students only take the exams in their relevant field and those who score 180 over 500 in LYS could select undergraduate programmes with their relevant test scores. The candidates are placed to undergraduate programmes by OSYM based on their test scores from YGS and LYS and their high school grade point average (that is high school in Turkish Educational System).

School of Physical Education and Sports (Physical Education and Sports Teaching, Coaching Education, Coaching Education-Evening education-, Recreation, Recreation-evening education) admit students via Special Talent Examination. Students who want to apply to one of these programmes should have at least 140 test score from one of the YGS examinations.

Students who are placed to a programme have to complete their exact registration during the registration dates set by OSYM every year and announced by the relevant universities.

For International Students

Based on the principles set forth by the Council of Higher Education, our university prepared Admission and Enrollment Guideline for International Students at Bartın University. According to this Guideline:
General Requirements
ARTICLE 5- (1) General requirements to apply for international student placement are as follows:
a) On condition that they are graduates or studying in their last year at high school, the applications of;
1) Those holding a foreign nationality,
2) (change on 29/05/2013 and Senate Decision numbered 2013/11) Those who were born in Turkish nationality but later got an allowance to be out of Turkish citizenship and the children of those who document that they have the relevant document to use the given rights given in accordance with Turkish Nationality Law for their minor children who are specified in their document for allowance to be out of Turkish citizenship,
3) (Change on 29/05/2013 and Senate Decision numbered 2013/11) Those who acquire Turkish citizenship while they used to be a citizen of another country/ and those holding dual-citizenship in this case,
4) (change on 03/06/2015 and Senate Decision numbered 08/06) a) Those who had been continuing their high school education abroad before 01/02/2013, and of students holding Turkish nationality, who completed their high school education in a foreign country except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (including those who completed their high school education in Turkish schools in foreign countries except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus-TRNC),
b) those who started high school education after 01/02/2013 (those who completed their high school education in a foreign country except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, including those who completed their high school education in Turkish schools in foreign countries except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus-TRNC),
5) (change on 29/05/2013 and Senate Decision numbered 2013/11) Those who have TRNC nationality, who reside in TRNC and completed their high school education in TRNC and have GCE AL examination scores; and those who enrolled to and studied at private schools and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and have/will have GCE AL examination scores;
6) (Cancelled: Senate Decision dated 21/08/2013 and numbered 2013/16) will be accepted.
b) Among applicants, the applications of;
1) (change on 29/05/2013 and Senate Decision numbered 2013/11) Those holding Turkish nationality who completed their high school education in Turkey or TRNC,
2) (change on 29/05/2013 and Senate Decision numbered 2013/11) Those holding TRNC nationality ( excluding those who completed their high schools education in high schools in TRNC and have GCE AL examination scores; and those who enrolled to and studied at private schools and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and have/will have GCE AL examination scores)
3) (change on 03/06/2015 and Senate Decision numbered 08/06) Those holding a dual-citizenship whose first nationality is Turkish by birth as stated under General Requirements a (2) clause ( excluding those who meet the requirements stated in a (4) clause),
4) (change on 29/05/2013 and Senate Decision numbered 2013/11) Those holding a dual-citizenship one of which is TRNC (excluding those who completed their high school education in high schools in TRNC and have GCE AL examination scores; and those who enrolled to and studied at private schools and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and have/will have GCE AL examination scores,
5) (change on 29/05/2013 and Senate Decision numbered 2013/11) Those with a Turkish nationality studying at high schools under the embassies in Turkey and foreign high schools in Turkey or those with a dual citizenship whose first nationality is Turkish as stated under General Requirements a (2) clause will not be accepted.
c) (change on 24/06/2010 and Senate Decision numbered 2010/11) Health expenses of those students who are subject to the provisions of this guideline are covered by themselves within the scope of the health insurance that they are supposed to make themselves.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

In addition to high school or vocational high school diploma, students are placed to associate degree programmes based on their scores from Higher Education Entrance Examination administered by OSYM and students’ choices and their high school grade point average. Students who graduated from schools that provide vocational education are placed to relevant associate degree programmes without examination scores by OSYM on condition that the programme provides education in the field they studied at high school.

GRADUATE AND Phd PROGRAMMES

Application Requirements

ARTICLE 14 – (1) (Change on 30/11/2014 and Official Gazette numbered 29191) Candidates can apply to the Graduate School and to a maximum number of two programmes in person, by mail or electronically with a copy of the required documents within the announced application dates. Those candidates who are entitled to enroll to a programme are asked to provide the originals or the approved copies of the documents. Depending on the type of graduate programme applied for, the candidates are expected to have the following conditions:
a) The application requirements to graduate degree programmes with thesis are:
1) To have an undergraduate diploma.
2) To get certification from the Council of Higher Education (YOK) for the equivalence of the undergraduate diploma applicants received abroad (this is not a requirement for students holding a foreign nationality)
3) To have at least 2,29/4 or 60,10/100 undergraduate grade point average.
4) (Change on 01/08/2015 and Official Gazette numbered 29432) To have a minimum of 55 standard score from ALES (Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Examination) from the relevant field score. However, ALES score is not a requirement for students holding a foreign nationality. Instead of ALES score, scores from similar internationally-recognized examinations which are provided trough equivalent scores announced by YOK are accepted by the Board of the Graduate School; but for applications to faculty of fine arts and conservatory, ALES score is not a requirement.
5) To have a Foreign Language Exam (YDF) or equivalent foreign language document, if any.
b) The application requirements to graduate degree programmes without thesis are:
1) To have an undergraduate diploma.
2) To get approval from the Council of Higher Education (YOK) for the equivalence of the undergraduate diploma applicants received abroad (this is not a requirement for students holding a foreign nationality)
3) There are no undergraduate grade point average, ALES and foreign language requirements for graduate degree programmes without thesis.
c) The application requirements to PhD programmes are:
1) (Change on 30/11/2014 and Official Gazette numbered 29191) To have an undergraduate or master’s degree with thesis, to get a certification from the Council of Higher Education which states that undergraduate or graduate diploma received from abroad is equaivalent, to have an undergraduate diploma from the faculties of medicine, dentistry and veterinary for ten terms exluding the preparation classes or graduate degree or to have the expert status gained in a certain laboratory branch according to the rules in the relevant regulation. Those who apply for a PhD programme with their undergraduate degree should have at least 3 over 4 grade point average or its equivalent.
2) In admitting students to PhD programmes, it is compulsory for candidates to have a minimum of 55 test score from a central foreign language examination in one of the languages of English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Farsi different from their mother tongue or to have an equivalent score from an international foreign language examination which is accepted as equivalent by OSYM (Student Selection and Placement Center) Board of Management.
3) To have a minimum of 60 test score from relevant score type in ALES, and those who apply with an undergraduate diploma should have a minimum of 80 standard score in the relevant score type the programme requires. Instead of ALES score, scores from similar examinations, whose equivalence to ALES has been certified, provided through equivalent scores announced by YOK could be accepted by the Board of the Graduate School; however, in applications to the faculty of fine arts and conservatory ALES score is not a requirement. But with a Senate decision of relevant university, ALES score could be asked from the candidates. In this case, the minimum ALES score is set by the relevant senate.
ç) The application requirements to qualification in arts programmes are:
1) To have an undergraduate diploma, to get certification from the YOK for the equivalence of the undergraduate or master’s diploma applicants received abroad, and for those who apply with an undergraduate diploma, a minimum of 3 graduate grade point average over 4 or its equivalent.
2) In admitting students to qualification in arts programmes, it is compulsory for candidates to have a minimum of 55 test score from a central foreign language examination in one of the languages of English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Farsi different from their mother tongue or to have an equivalent score from an international foreign language examination which is accepted as equivalent by OSYM Board of Management.
3) To have a minimum of 60 test score from verbal score type in ALES, and those who apply with an undergraduate diploma should have a minimum of 80 standard score. Instead of ALES score, scores from similar examinations, whose equivalence to ALES has been certified, provided through equivalent scores announced by YOK could be accepted by the Board of the Graduate School; however, in applications to the faculty of fine arts and conservatory ALES score is not a requirement.
4) With their petition, the candidates apply to the Graduate School with their undergraduate diploma and approved transcript, foreign language certificates, other personal information and documents that they consider important in the evaluation together with other documents asked in the announcement. In the petition, the candidates indicate the qualification in arts programme they want to apply to and the application procedures of the candidates are conducted by the directorate.
Evaluation and student admissions
ARTICLE 15 – (1) The evaluation of the applications and student admission to the programmes are done based on the following conditions:
a) Students are admitted to graduate programmes based on their ALES test scores made by OSYM or instead of ALES score, based on their scores from similar examinations, whose equivalence to ALES has been certified, provided through equivalent scores announced by YOK and accepted by the Board of the Graduate School; and on their written examination result made by the relevant department they apply.
b) The evaluation of the written examinations of the candidates are made by a jury of at least three people decided by the Board of the Graduate School upon the suggestion of the relevant department. The head of the department that the candidate applies to also takes place among the jury of the written examination.
c) (Change on 30/11/2014 and Official Gazette no 29191) The final grade in admitting students for a master’s programme with thesis is calculated by taking 50% of the ALES standard score, 20% of the graduation grade point average, 20% of the written examination and 10% of the foreign language examination. And in master’s without thesis, the final grade is calculated by taking 50% of the graduation grade point average and 50% of the written examination. Written examination scores both in master’s with and without thesis are graded over 100 test score and those below 60 are considered unsuccessful. Those who score at least 60 over 100 in the evaluation are put in order of success and admitted to the master’s programme on a space-available basis. Written examination of international students in master’s with and without thesis is scored over 100. Those with a test score below 50 are considered unsuccessful.
Those who score at least 50 over 100 in the evaluation are put in order of success and admitted to the master’s programme on a space-available basis.
ç) The final grade in admitting students for a PhD programme is calculated by taking 50% of the ALES standard score, 20% of the written examination and 10% of the foreign language examination or its equivalent examination. Written examination scores are graded over 100 test score and those below 70 are considered unsuccessful. Those who score at least 70 over 100 in the evaluation (and 75 for those who apply with their undergraduate diploma) are put in order of success and admitted to the PhD programme on a space-available basis.
d) The final grade in admitting students to qualification in arts programmes is calculated by taking 50% of the ALES score, 20% of the interview/talent examination/portfolio analysis, 20% of the undergraduate or graduate grade point average and 10% of the YDS or its equivalent. In this assessment, candidates may be asked to provide a letter of reference, a letter stating why they want to get a qualification in arts, international standard examination scores or similar other requirements. Those who score at least 70 over 100 in the evaluation (and 75 for those who apply with their undergraduate diploma) are put in order of success and admitted to the qualification in arts programme on a space-available basis. However, in admissions to the faculty of fine arts and conservatory, ALES score is not a requirement.
e) In case of equality in the scores of the candidates to the admission to the graduate programmes, those who have higher scores first in written examination, KPDS, ÜDS or YDS and ALES/ basic medical sciences scores are given priority.
f) Procedures and principles on admission to graduate programmes in teacher training as well as evaluation and diploma awarded to such programmes, and principles on the minimum joint courses and applications are determined YOK.
g) Provided that the ALES standard score of the candidate is not below 55 and that the candidate did not have a longer break than one semester after s/he completed his/her graduate study in the university or in other higher education institution, a renewal of ALES score is not a requirement. While admitting these students to PhD, their ALES standard scores that they submitted while applying to graduate programme is accepted.
Student admissions to scientific preparation programme
ARTICLE 16 – (1) In graduate, PhD and qualification in arts programmes, students with the following qualifications could be asked to take a scientific preparation programme to qualify them with what they lack;
a) Those who have their undergraduate diploma from a different department than the master’s and PhD programme they apply to;
b) Those graduate education candidates who had their undergraduate diploma from higher education institutions other than universities,
b) Those graduate education candidates who had their undergraduate diploma from higher education institutions other than universities,
c) Those PhD candidates who had their undergraduate and graduate diploma from higher education institutions other than universities,
ç) Those candidates who had their graduate diploma in an area different from the PhD programme they apply to.
(2) Students to the scientific preparation programme are admitted according to the (c), (ç) and (d) clause of the Article 15 of this regulation.
(3) The compulsory courses to be taken in the scientific preparation programme can not be counted for the compulsory courses students are required to take to complete the graduate programme. However, a students in scientific preparation programme could also take courses from the graduate programme with the suggestion of the relevant department of the Graduate school and the approval of the Board of Graduate School.
(4) Graduate students who are admitted to the scientific preparation programme are required to complete all the courses in the preparation programme according to the clauses of the Bartın University Associate and Undergraduate Education and Examination Regulations dated 2/8/2011 and published in the Official Gazette no:28013; and PhD students and qualification in arts students who are admitted to the scientific preparation programme are required to successfully complete all the courses in the preparation programme according to the clauses of this Regulation on graduate programme.
(5) Scientific preparation programme of a student who is in the scope of this article are prepared by the relevant department head considering the principles stated above and is sent to the relevant Graduate School within 15 days following the enrolment of the student with an assent of the department committee.
(6) Student in scientific preparation programme is requiredSpecial student admissions to succeed the courses s/he takes; those who do not succeed in the course keep taking the course until they succeed. Unless graduate courses are taken concurrently, the period at scientific preparation programme are not counted in the graduate, PhD or qualification in arts programme periods stated in this Regulation.
Special student admissions
ARTICLE 17 – (1) Those who graduated from an undergraduate programme and who are willing to improve their knowledge in certain areas could be accepted as special student to some graduate courses upon a positive opinion of the head of the relevant Graduate School and with a decision of the Board of Graduate School.
(2) Those candidates who want to enrol as a special student are required to apply to the departments at the Graduate School with a petition, the originals and certified copies of their transcripts at the beginning of the semester that the courses will be opened and within the enrolment period for graduate courses.
(3) Those candidates who are approved by the Board of the Graduate School to take certain courses as special student are required to pay the amount determined by the Board of the University for the year or for each credit and to submit the document that the university or the Board of the Graduate School require.
(4) A maximum of 2 courses of the special students in graduate education could be recognized in graduate education. The period spent as special student is not counted within the period of the Graduate Programme for which normal student status is gained.
(5) Special student status is gained with the completion of the special student enrolment procedures. Special students are not given a diploma or a title. However, they could be provided with a document listing the courses they followed and their grades from these courses. Special students can not benefit from the student rights that university students have.
(6) In case special students ask to stop taking the courses they registered, the money they paid for the course is not reimbursed.
(7) Special students are subject to the Graduate School’s regulations on attendance, examinations, success evaluation, discipline and other issues.
Student admissions via transfer
ARTICLE 18 – (1) Students who completed at least one semester in a department of the graduate school of the university or in a graduate programme of a different university, and who succeeded in all the examinations of the programme they will quit and have 80 grade point average over 100 or 3.00 over 4.00 until the transfer for graduate education; have 85 grade point average over 100 or 3.50 over 4.00 for PhD education are accepted to equivalent graduate programmes via transfer. However, for the acceptance of the transfer demands of the students of a different higher education institution, in addition to aforementioned conditions, it is necessary for them to hold the application requirements set in the 14th article of this regulation
(2) Students, who want to transfer to a graduate programme of the university, are required to bring an introductory document of the programme they are taking and a transcript together with a petition to apply to the Graduate School at least 15 days before the beginning of the semester. The director sends the documents to the relevant department.
(3) The opinions and suggestions of the department are examined by the Board of Graduate School and whether the transfer demand is applicable is decided before the beginning of the semester. Credit equivalence is determined by the Board of Graduate School upon the suggestion of the department.
(4) Graduate students who are at the thesis stage could benefit from the right to transfer with a decision of the board of the department on condition that they set a new topic for thesis; and PhD students could benefit from the right to transfer with a decision of the board of the department and on condition that they take PhD matriculation examination again.
Admission of International Candidates
ARTICLE 19 – (1) International master’s and PhD students who come for graduate education are required to meet the application requirements set in the 14th article of this regulation. Students having sufficient scores apply to the Graduate School with their undergraduate and graduate transcripts as well as other personal information and documents, if any. Those who have been decided to be scientifically adequate by the evaluation jury assigned by the Board of Graduate School are accepted to the graduate programme. For international students, foreign language is Turkish. Those who have a document showing their level provided by Turkish and Foreign Languages Application and Research Center (TÖMER) and those who document that they succeeded in Turkish course organized by TÖMER could apply for graduate programmes. These candidates are interviewed or called for a written examination. The success scores of the candidates are calculated according to the 15th article of this Regulation.
(2) Those candidates who apply with a government scholarship are placed to a programme with the opinion of the relevant department and decision of the Board of Graduate School.
(3) Turkish language is not a requirement for those graduate students who completed their undergraduate education in a university that provided education in Turkish and for those PhD students who completed one of their undergraduate or graduate education in a university that provided education in Turkish.
Student Exchange with Universities Abroad
ARTICLE 20 – (1) Within the scope of exchange programmes between the university and universities abroad, students could be sent to universities for one or two semesters. The students who go abroad within this scope are still enrolled to the university and this period is counted within their education period. These students are responsible from the courses they take in the school they go to instead of the courses they are supposed to take at their own university. These courses are selected under the supervision of student advisors upon the proposal of the relevant department and are finalized with the approval of the Board of Graduate School. The grades from these courses are transformed to the grading system set in this regulation and counted in the student’s transcript and gpa. If the student fails any of the courses taken abroad, upon the consent of the advisor and suggestion of the board of the department, s/he could take a course among those s/he did not take before approved by the Board of Graduate School.
(2) Within the scope of the same exchange, the articles of this Regulation apply to the incoming students during the period they study here and they are provided with a transcript for the courses they take.
Enrollment to Graduate Programmes
ARTICLE 21 – (1) (Change on 30/11/2014 and Official Gazette no: 29191) Student candidates, who succeeded in the entrance examination given in the 15th article of this regulation and whose name is included in the main list announced by the directorate based on the available quota, are required to submit the originals or certified copies of the required documents to the Graduate School and to enroll to the programme. The university could also set a reserve list. And instead of those who did not enrol to the programme within the given period, the enrolment of the student candidates in the reserve list is made based on their order in the list according to a calendar set by the Graduate School. Those who do not enrol in the period set in this calendar lose their right.
(2) (Change on 30/11/2014 and Official Gazette numbered: 29191) During the course and thesis periods, each semester, students are obliged to choose courses through student information system within the period set in the academic calendar and provide the department with copies approved by the advisor and the department head; and the department is required to submit these documents to the Graduate Schools in 15 days, at the latest. The semester when course enrolment is not made is counted in the period of study.
(3) Those who do not pay contribution fee or tuition fee and whose excuses are not accepted by the Board of Graduate School can not enrol for that semester and can not benefit from student rights. Health services of such students are not supplied by the university and student certificate is not provided for such semesters.