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

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

A complete application package consists of the following:

  • Online application
  • Transcript of grades
  • Letter of recommendation
  • CV/Resume
  • TOEFL IBT or YDS (IELTS is not accepted per YÖK. Ministry of Education in Turkey)
  • Supplemental information

Application Deadlines

Early application deadline: March 5, 2017
Second application deadline: April 2, 2017
Third application deadline: May 21, 2017
Last application deadline: August 20, 2017
After August 20, 2017 applications will be accepted on a roling basis

Online Application

Before beginning the online application, please read the Admissions Section and Application Instructions thoroughly. Online applications may be completed at any time.

Transcript of Grades

Applicants are required to hold a four-year college or university baccalaureate degree from a recognized institution, with a sufficient GPA to indicate their capability to pursue a rigorous academic program. All colleges and universities that you have attended, whether or not you received a degree from that institution, should be listed on the application form. Formal, complete names of these institutions and the title and year of any diploma or degree received should be listed.

OzU GSB requires an official paper transcript (indicating courses, grades, degrees received, rank or distinction, if applicable) from each college or university attended. Records must be issued by the registrar’s office or record-keeping official from the institution you attended. To be considered official, the transcript must bear the official seal and signature of the institution. (Notarized) copies of academic records are not acceptable. If the original transcript is not in English or Turkish, you must also provide a certified English or Turkish translation. If an explanation of the university’s grading system is not shown on the transcript, you must submit a separate official statement from the university that provides that information. If there transcript does not record the awarding of the degree received, you should also submit certified original copies of your diplomas.

The transcript(s) should be enclosed with the application form, or sent directly to OzU Admissions Office by the registrar’s office or a college/university official.

We encourage you to scan and upload original copies of your academic records from every college or university you have attended. If records are not available in English or if you have no access to a scanner, you may self-report transcripts after translating all course names into English. OzU GSB reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission if there is a discrepancy between the official transcript and the scanned or self-reported transcript.

Recommendation Forms

Two recommendation forms are required – preferably one from a faculty member, and the other from a full-time past or current employer. Applicants with more than two years of work experience must submit at least one recommendation from a senior manager in their organization. Letters from friends or family members will not be considered. The forms should be submitted online. Recommenders with no internet access may complete the paper form of the recommendation form and either mail it to OzU GSB Admissions Office directly or return it to you in a sealed envelope, signed across the seal, to be submitted with the other application materials, if any.


Please provide a resume detailing your education (with dates of attendance and degrees earned) and work experience (with titles, dates, and whether part-time or full-time) to date, and your computer skills. Your resume should not exceed one page.


The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Service, Princeton, USA), is required of all applicants unless their native language (mother tongue) is English, or they completed their bachelor’s degree at an English-speaking university in a country where the official language is English. If an applicant has a degree from an English-speaking university in a foreign country (where the tongue is not English), his/her level of English will be subject to the approval of the Ozyegin Graduate School of Business. Applicants may be required to take the TOEFL (or an equivalent test) as a result of this appraisal.

OzU GSB’s TOEFL institution code is: 5991. Those applicants required to take the TOEFL must have received their scores before submitting their application. They should scan and submit their test score reports online with their application and report both the overall and component test scores on their application form (or mail a copy of it to OzU GSB Admissions Office in case they have problems accessing the Internet or have no access to a scanner) to begin the evaluation process.

TOEFL test scores are valid for two years (as of date of application). To be considered for admission, you must have a minimum Total Score of 66 on the IBT (Internet-based test) version of the TOEFL.

For more details, visit: www.toefl.org

Alternative Tests of English

 Test Score Validity (as of date of application)
TOEFL - IBT min 66 2 years
OzU English Proficiency Test (TRACE) min 50 2 years
YDS min 55 5 years


Supplemental Information (Optional)

Is there anything else you would like to add that would help the admissions committee in evaluating your application? You can also use this section to address any specific circumstances related to your academic or career background (300-word limit).

Please provide your answers on a separate sheet of paper with your name on it, and mail it with your application package. Your write-up must be typed and double-spaced.


After your application has been submitted either online or via mail and evaluated, you may be invited to an in-person or by-phone interview. All interviews are by invitation only and are conducted by the MBA Admissions Committee or by a member of our international network of affiliates. In-person interviews may be scheduled on our Istanbul campus or in other major cities. If invited, you must participate in order to complete your application process.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

If your nationality is of a country other than the Republic of Turkey or the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, you are considered an international applicant. In addition to the application requirements discussed above, you need to provide:

  • Copies of all pages with photograph and identity information of your passport
  • Two passport-sized photographs (4.5 cm x 6 cm, taken within the last six months; standard frontal head shots; with your first and last name on the back)
  • Proof of health insurance

Admissions Policies

  • Only one application per year is allowed.
  • Completeness and accuracy of submitted application form and accompanying material is the applicant’s responsibility.
  • Submitted application materials become the property of OzU GSB and will not be returned to applicants.
  • All admission decisions are final and confidential, and no feedback will be provided to applicants who are not admitted.
  • Applicants who have been invited for an interview must participate in order to complete their application process.