Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

 Application and Admission Requirements:

 1.       Degree: A bachelor’s degree in a 4-year undergraduate program or an associate degree from a 4-year college is required for master’s program applications. 

Application documents must still be valid at the beginning of the enrollment period announced in the academic calendar for the graduate program in which the student wishes to enroll in the respective semester.

Prospective students who completed their undergraduate or graduate studies abroad are eligible to apply for OzU’s graduate programs so long as their education, degrees, diplomas, and alma maters are recognized by YÖK.  Degree holders must personally apply to the YÖK’s Department of Recognition and Equivalence Services to obtain a Certificate of Recognition. During enrollment, prospective students must submit the proof of their application for a diploma equivalency certificate, and a certificate of recognition, which is issued by the respective unit.

2.       Graduate Admissions Test Score: All candidates (Turkish citizens and foreign nationals) must provide one of the following exam results.



Thesis Master’s Program in

Design, Technology and Society

Validity Period

(As of Registration)

GRE (Former System)

At least 610 (Quantitative)

5 years

GRE (New System)

At least 149 (Quantitative)

5 years


At least 55 (In any score type)

5 years


* The ALES requirement is not applicable to applicants with a PhD, a doctor of medicine (MD), a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD), a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), a doctor of dental medicine (DMD), or a doctor of fine arts (DFA) (as per Article 5/1b and 16/1 of YÖK’s Rules and Regulations for Graduate Programs). These applicants are assumed to have obtained the minimum score of 55.  

3. English Proficiency Examination Score: Prospective students must provide one of the following exam results: 


Thesis Master’s Program in

Design, Technology and Society

Validity Period (As of Registration)


At least 66

2 years


At least 55

5 years

OzU English Proficiency Test ***

At least 55

2 years


* Master’s degree applicants who graduated from English-medium higher education programs within the last two years may be exempted from the English Proficiency Examination Score requirement.

*** For TOEFL-IBT, Article 6/3d of the Inter-University Council’s (ÜAK) “Directives for Determining Equivalency of Foreign Language Examinations” stipulates that “If the examination is administered in Turkey, it must be administered in a State University building only.”

!!! Candidates who want to take the TRACE exam, which will take place on August 23, 2021, should send their requests to sbe@ozyegin.edu.tr until 04:00 p.m. on August 01, 2021.

4. Graduation:


Thesis Master’s Program in Design, Technology, and Society

Grade Point Average

     Minimum 2.3/4

Department Graduated

    From any department

Undergraduate graduation grade point average will be taken into consideration.


Application, Evaluation and Admission Process:

As a result of preliminary evaluations conducted based on the application information and documents submitted,  prospective students may be invited for an interview or a written exam.  Failure to attend the interview or examination will disqualify prospective students from further consideration. 

Application documents are kept by the University; and under no circumstances are returned to prospective students, regardless of the result of evaluation.

Applications are evaluated by an interview jury established by the Graduate School Executive Board. Upon the recommendation of the interview jury regarding the admission of prospective students, the final decision is made by the Graduate School Executive Board.

Prospective students may be requested to prove the accuracy of information and documents submitted at the time of application or the University may directly investigate the accuracy of such information and documents.  Should it be determined that there are inconsistencies in information and documents provided by prospective students, such students are denied admission, even if they are previously admitted; and their enrollments are revoked, even if previously completed.

The scope, application requirements and quotas of scholarships awarded to admitted students are determined by the Board of Trustees for each academic year. Scholarships are awarded upon the resolution of the respective Graduate School Executive Board and the approval of the Rector.

Admitted international students must enter Turkey with their student visas in order to be eligible to enroll in the University. Students may apply to the local Turkish Embassy/Consulate in their country of residence (or in the nearest country) for a student visa. Students must bring their letter of acceptance issued by the University with them when applying for a student visa.

Students are admitted to graduate programs pursuant to YÖK’s “Rules and Regulations for Graduate Programs”. 

For international prospective students that do not have a Recognition Letter which is obtainable from a Higher Education Council., the necessary procedures for the recognition, will be completed by our University. 



  • All documents must be either in Turkish or English. If the original documents are in a language other than Turkish or English, notarized translations into Turkish must also be included in the application file. Documents must be within their validity period at the time of enrollment.

1.       Application Form: Online application form filled out truthfully, accurately and completely.

2.       Diploma: A duly certified copy of the diploma awarded by the latest higher education institutions graduated from. Graduation certificates obtained via the e-government system are also acceptable.

3.       Equivalence:  Turkish citizens who studied abroad must submit a duly certified copy of the Certificate of Equivalence issued by the Higher Education Council of Turkey (YÖK). (Prospective students whose Certificate of Equivalence has not been issued yet may attach their Certificate of Recognition). Students are responsible for submitting their Certificates of Equivalence to the University as soon as they are issued.

Certificate of Recognition: For international prospective students who studied abroad, necessary applications for the recognition of their diplomas will be submitted to the Recognition Unit by our University.

4.       Transcript: Transcripts issued by all higher education institutions the applicant has so far attended or graduated from, showing all of the courses taken and grades achieved at the respective institutions.  If the transcript does not provide any description about the grading system, separate documents must be provided for the grading system of the respective institutions.

5.       Exam Score Report for Graduate Studies: A copy of the exam score report for graduate studies listed in the application requirements. The score reports must still be within their validity period at the time of enrollment in order to be considered.

6.       English Proficiency Examination Score Report: A copy of one of the English Proficiency Exam Score Reports listed in the application requirements. The score reports must still be within their validity period at the time of enrollment in order to be considered. 

Master’s degree applicants who graduated from English-medium higher education programs within the last two years are exempted from the English Proficiency Examination Score requirement, so long as they are deemed proficient in English by the respective graduate school. These students must submit a letter obtained from their alma maters verifying that the medium of instruction is English 100%.

7.       Letter of Reference: At least two letters of reference.  Letters of reference must be obtained preferably from the prospective student’s professors and/or previous/current employer. Once you enter your reference’s email address and contact details into the system and complete your online application in the system, an automated email message will be sent to your reference from our email system to inform your reference about how to upload the letter of reference.

8.       Letter of Intent: Letter written by the prospective student to explain his/her personal or professional goals.

9.       Additional Documents for International Students: Duly certified copies of the pages from the passport that bear the photograph and identity information. The original copy of the passport must be presented at the time of application.

10.   Additional Information: Applicants may submit any other additional information/documents that they think should be considered (special circumstances regarding their academic and professional career).

For enrollment documents which must be submitted by admitted students at the time of enrollment, please visit the “Enrollment in Graduate Programs” page: