ASSOCIATE DEGREE and UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
(1) An acceptable level of proficiency in the Turkish language is required before a student can be allowed to start any educational or training courses, with the exception of candidates who are eligible to register for programmes in which all courses are in a foreign language or languages. Candidates who are required to submit a Turkish Proficiency Certificate must supply the required documents to the relevant units within the dates defined in the academic calendar for ‘Contribution Margin Payment and Registration Renewal’. Any documents which are submitted after the dates defined for ‘Contribution Margin Payment and Registration Renewal’ can only be used for the following academic year.
(2) If the applicant who has totally completed his/her secondary education in Turkey, or in the Turkish Schools which are founded by the Turkish Ministry of Education in a foreign country or who has the Turkish Proficiency certificate given by institutions which are internationally recognized by the Council of Higher Education is not required a Turkish Proficiency Certificate. If any candidate has a diploma (associate, undergraduate, master or doctorate degree) awarded for a programme in which the language of instruction is 100% Turkish from a university inside or outside Turkey, that person will not be required to take the Turkish Proficiency Certificate.
(3) The Turkish Proficiency Levels of candidates who are given a place on an academic programme will be determined according to the following criteria;
Candidates who have achieved Level C1 in the Turkish Proficiency Certificate will be permitted to start their courses. Candidates who have completed their final registration process but do not have a Turkish Proficiency Certificate will be required to achieve a pass grade in the Turkish Proficiency Test held by Akdeniz University-TÖMER at the beginning of each academic year. Candidates who achieve a grade of 70 in the Turkish Proficiency Test will be permitted to start their courses. Candidates who achieve a grade of 69 or lower will not be permitted to start their courses.Candidates who do not achieve the required grade in the Turkish Proficiency Test before they start their courses will be given a deferment for a period of one year after registration. This is to allow them to improve their standard of Turkish Proficiency to the required level. During this period candidates may attend the Turkish Language Courses provided by Akdeniz University-TÖMER on condition that they are able to afford the course fees.
Candidates who achieve the required grade in the Turkish Proficiency Certificate awarded by Akdeniz University-TÖMER at the end of their 1st year will be permitted to start their courses at the beginning of the following academic year, and will not be required to take the Turkish Proficiency Test held by Akdeniz-TÖMER. Candidates will be allowed to start their courses in the following year if they have been awarded one of the certificates listed in Section 3 of this Article. Candidates will have their registrations cancelled if they fail to reach the required standard in the Turkish Proficiency Examination in the two years following their registration in the Turkish Education Programme.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Foreign Language Proficiency Levels of students, who are eligible for academic programmes which have obligatory foreign language preparatory class or which language of instruction is 100% English, is evaluated according to relevant provisions of Akdeniz University Foreign Language Teaching and Examination Regulations.
For programmes offered with 100% or 30% of the content with a foreign language as the language of instruction, candidates will not be required to provide a foreign language proficiency certificate if they already have a secondary school diploma or an associate, undergraduate, master or a doctorate degree in the language which is the language of instruction of the academic programme for which they have applied.
Foreign Language Examinations, which are accepted by the Council of the Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM), are: TOEFL, CAE, CPE, PEARSON PTE.
GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES
The language of instruction at Akdeniz University is Turkish in all graduate programmes, with the exception of programmes in which the language of instruction is 100% English. As a result, international student candidates who pay the tuition fee must submit a Turkish Proficiency Certificate at Level C1 when they submit their application online.
Candidates who have graduated from any State University in Turkey, or who apply to Master’s Degree/Doctorate Programmes in which the language of instruction is 100% English are not required to submit a Turkish Proficiency Certificate.
When applying to a Master’s Degree programme with English as the language of instruction, or a Doctorate in the Proficiency in Art Programme, candidates must upload to the application system a results certificate for a Foreign Language Examination which is accepted by the council of the Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM).
Candidates who have graduated from universities in countries where the official language is English, or who who have graduated from a Master’s degree programme with English as a language of instruction, are not required to submit a Foreign Language Certificate.
When applying to a Master’s Degree Programme with Turkish as a language of instruction, international students are not required to submit a foreign language qualification.
Important Note: Foreign Language Proficiency Requirements can vary from one institution to another in accordance with decisions taken by the Council of Graduate Schools.