Graduate Program Candidates


General Conditions:

The candidates must meet the following conditions in order to be admitted as graduate students at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf University:

  • Must be a foreign national
  • Master’s candidates must have an undergraduate degree, Doctorate and Proficiency and Art candidates must have Master’s degrees.
  • Must not be a citizen of Turkey or the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (or have a dual citizenship right of either country or for the ones who had dual citizenship but abolished either one not to have completed all high school education in Turkey or TRNC)
  • Must not have been dismissed from a higher education institute in Turkey due to disciplinary action despite meeting all other above mentioned requirements

Minimum Diploma GPA Conditions:

Out of 100 points: for Master’s applicants their undergraduate diploma GPA’s must be a minimum of 60; for Doctora applicants their undergraduate GPA’s must be a minimum of 67.

 

Required Documents

MASTER’S PROGRAMS:

  • Undergraduate Diploma and Transcripts
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Turkish Language Proficiency Exam Result (If Available)
  • Foreign Language Proficiency Exam Results for the relevant programs (English or Arabic)
  • A portfolio of work for the Department of Traditional Turkish Arts and the Department of Architecture
  • ALES/GRE score document for the Institute of Engineering and Sciences (If Available)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • Letter of Intent

DOCTORATE PROGRAMS 

  • Undergraduate Diploma & Transcripts
  • Master’s Diploma & Transcripts
  • Photocopy of Passport
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • A Copy of Master’s Dissertation
  • Turkish Language Proficiency Exam Result (If Available)
  • Foreign Language Proficiency Exam Results for the relevant program (English or Arabic)
  • A portfolio of work for the Department of Traditional Turkish Arts and the Department of Architecture
  • ALES/GRE score document for the Institute of Engineering and Sciences (If Available)
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • Letter of Intent

All the documents stated above must be in English or Turkish. If not, then a notarized translation must be provided.

 

Turkish Language Requirement

Language proficiency results will not be requested from Students whose native languages are the same as the language of the program they are applying for.

Students accepted to all programs (except the programs that teach in a foreign language) must provide proof of proficiency in the Turkish Language (C1) from either the Yunus Emre Insitute, FSMTÜMER or other university Turkish language centers. Students who fail to provide such proofs must attend a maximum one year of Turkish language preparatory course at either Yunus Emre Institute, FSMTÜMER or other university Turkish Langauge centers. The duration of the preparatory course (one year) will not be counted towards the Students’ normal education period. Any more than one year and the student will start using from their scholarship periods.

English Language Requirement

Candidates who apply to the Architecture Master’s (English) program must provide proof of English proficiency. Candidates who do not submit any documents showing their level of English proficiency (TOEFL or a similar exam) will be required to take the exam prepared by the Foreign Languages Center. If they fail to get a passing score on this exam they will not be able to enroll in the program.

English Language Requirements Score:

  • TOEFL IBT – 84
  • YDS – 70
  • PTE Academic – 71
  • CPE – C
  • CAE – C
  • Fatih Sultan Mehmet English Proficiency Test (FSMEPT) – 70