1. What are the admission requirements to your university?

The international students are accepted in Üsküdar University based on the criteria determined by the Ministry of National Education, Council of Higher Education and the Senate of Üsküdar University. Each country or examination system has varying procedures and criteria determined by these institutions and the admissions are evaluated in reference to them.

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2. What documents are required for admission?

As per the relevant legislation and practices, the students needs to provide these documents for application:

  • Passport.
  • High school Diploma for Undergraduate, Bachelor diploma for graduate programs.
  • High school transcript for Undergraduate, Bachelor transcript for graduate programs.
  • Equivalence for Undergraduate, University Recognition for graduate programs.

3. How much do I need to pay to study?

Üsküdar is a private university, as such, higher education here requires an annual tuition fee payment. The whole list of active programs and their tuition fees can be found here

4. What are the accommodation facilities of your university?

The Girls' Guesthouse is 200 meters from the Central Campus and has a capacity of 72 students. In addition, counseling services are provided for male and female students by directing them to dormitories in the vicinity. Click here for detailed information.

5. Are there any scholarships?

In order to support the students and their families, Üsküdar University provides various scholarships to their international students.

  • Sibling Discount: It is given to the siblings who are both studying in Üsküdar University. It is a total discount of %10 of the tuition fee of the student and is applied to both of the siblings.
  • Academic Merit Scholarship: At the end of each academic year, students who have studied at least two semesters in undergraduate and associate degree programs and whose weighted grade point average is 3.50 and above, can earn discount from 10% up to 50%, depending on their success.
  • Graduate Scholarship: Students who have graduated from any associate or undergraduate program of Üsküdar University can receive 20% discount from the tuition fee for their graduate programs.

6. I have received a letter? What to do next?

There are two letters issued by the Department of International Relations. First one is the Offer Letter. This letters purpose is to inform the student that they are eligible if they wish to study in Üsküdar University, but to ensure their seat, they need to make a payment of deposit, ammount of which is written on the letter.

The second letter is the Acceptance Letter, which is the official invitation to the University for study. The whole information of program, tuition fee and registration can be found on this letter. It can also be used for visa applications and is required to complete the registration.

If the student has received the Acceptance Letter, then they are officially accepted to the University.

7. How can I apply?

Students can apply from our online application system and upload their documents to there. Note that the students need to bring their original documents with their copies with them to the International Admission & Communication Office for registration. 

8. What documents should I bring with me for registration?

  • Passport.
  • Photograph.
  • High school diploma for Undergraduate, Bachelor’s diploma for Graduate degrees.
  • High school transcript for Undergraduate, Bachelor’s transcript for Graduate degrees.
  • Equivalence for Undergraduate programs.
  • Foreign language result (if any).

9. Do I have to study Turkish/English?

According to the Turkish higher education legislations, students must be fluent in the language of the program they are studying. That is why students registering to a Turkish program needs to study Turkish language in the prepatory school, or English, depending on the learning language of the program.

In order to be exempt from the prepatory school, the student must either provide an accepted certificate such as relevant exam results, a prepatory school graduation certificate, or undertake the exam of the prepatory school in Üsküdar and pass it. For more details, please visit the ÜSTÖMER and Foreign Languages pages.

10. How long is the English Preparatory Program?

Prep school program lasts for a year and it consists of 4 quarters. Each quarter lasts 8 weeks. The students who have completed B2 level are eligible to take the Proficiency Exam. They may study B2 level either in winter term (February) in spring term (June) or in summer school.

11. How can I be kept exempt from the English Prepatory Program?

Students can be kept exempt of the English Prepatory Program if they can provide a certificate of the relevant examps that are considered to be equal by the ÖSYM or the University to YDS (Exam of Foreign Language), which are listed as below:



TOEFL (Computer Based / CBT)


TOEFL (Internet Based / IBT)


TOEFL (Paper Based / PBT)


Pearson PTE (Academic)



Passing Grade


Passing Grade





12. Can you send a letter to the embassy for me?

The International Relations Department can issue Visa Support Letter for incoming students. Note that this service can only be provided for some cases when the student needs additional documentation for their visa application. Registered students need to apply with their student certificate and residence permit.

13. Why do I need a residence permit and how can I get it?

All international students need to apply for residence permit according to the Turkish laws. As such, they need to take an appointment within 30 days upon their arrival to the country. Since the process can take up to 90 days, it is highly advised to take prompt action on this matter. The International Relations Department will provide consultancy and check the documents of the student to see if they are full, doing so helping the student to have a smooth process. Note that residence permit is granted by the Migration Office after their evaluation and investigations. For more information, please see here and here.