Admission calendar, fees, quotas and application terms and conditions for 2019-2020 Fall semester horizontal transfer will be updated within July 2019.
Applications are submitted online via the Student Information System (SIS). Applicants must complete and submit the Online Application Form available under the “Other Operations --> Secondary/Minor/Internal Program Transfer Application Forms” tab.
Application forms are available from January 16, 2019 at 10.00 am on the first day of applications, and are closed on January 25, 2019 at 3.00 pm on the last day of applications.
All of the required fields on the application form must be completed accurately, and all of the supporting documentation must be attached to the form and submitted online.
Applications with incomplete documents will not be considered. Should it be subsequently determined that a student has been admitted based on incomplete, inaccurate, misleading or otherwise falsified/forged documents and statements, or should a student fail to provide the original copies of the required documents to the University at the time of enrollment, the student will not be enrolled, and, if enrollment has already been completed, the enrollment will be revoked, regardless of the semesters the student has studied at the University.
2018 - 2019 Spring Semester Application - Admission Calendar for Horizontal Transfers Between Programs within OzU (Based on Academic Achievement)
First Day of Applications
January 16, 2019 Wednesday, 10.00 am
Last Day of Applications
January 25, 2019 Friday, 3.00 pm
Announcement of Results on the OzU Website
January 31, 2019 Thursday (The results will be announced on myOZU at 6.00 pm at the latest.)
(1) Submission of Intent to Enroll
February 01, 2019 Friday
(2) Tuition Payment
January 28 - February 01, 2019
(3) English Proficiency Examination TRACE
January 03, 2019 Thursday
Course Registration Dates
February 06 - 08, 2019
Start of Classes
February 11, 2019 Monday
(1) Once you confirm your intent to enroll, the necessary horizantal transfer procedures will be completed by Student Services. The students will complete their course registration procedures themselves on SIS on the dates specified in the table above. (2) Horizontal transfer applicants may pay the tuition of their current academic program in which they are registered. Should the tuition or the scholarship of the student’s new program be different than that of the previous program, any difference will be settled later during the enrollment period.
(3) Turkish-medium students who wish to transfer to an English-medium academic program must fulfill the University’s English proficiency requirement. Since these students must sit for the TRACE examination, unless they already hold a valid national or international English proficiency certificate which proves their proficiency in English, they are required to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org on January 02, 2019 at 12.00 pm at the latest in order to inform their request to take the mentioned exam.
Equivalence: The student’s current undergraduate program must be equivalent to the new undergraduate program to which the s/he seeks to transfer. (Equivalent programs are the programs that have the same name and the same OSYM placement score type, or the programs whose curricula are deemed to be at least 80% similar.)
Additional Requirement: In a case where the student seeks to transfer to a same degree program, the student’s central placement score in the score type required for the program s/he wishes to transfer cannot be less than the lowest base score set forth for equivalent degree programs in other Turkish universities in the year the student took the central placement examination. If the base score was not set for the equivalent degree programs in other Turkish universities in the year the student took the central placement examination, the student’s horizontal transfer application to the program will not be considered. Please visit the OSYM’s official website to check the year-by-year lowest base scores of all of the degree programs across Turkey which are equivalent to OzU’s undergraduate programs.
Registration Status: The student must still be registered in an undergraduate program at Özyeğin University. Students on leave of absence are also eligible for horizontal transfer applications. However, unregistered students cannot apply for horizontal transfer.
Period of Study: In order to be eligible for horizontal transfer, the student must have studied at least two semesters in his/her current academic program, excluding the Preparatory Program and the Summer session, and must not have exceeded the regular period of study (which is 8 semesters). (The time that the student spends on a leave of absence is not counted towards the student's maximum period of study.) Horizontal transfer applications are not accepted for the English Preparatory Program. Horizontal transfer applications are also not accepted within the first two or the last two semesters.
Base Scores for International Students: In order to be eligible to transfer to another degree program within OzU, international students must have sat for the central placement examination (OSYS) administered in the year in which they enrolled in the University, and achieved the base score in the score type required for the program to which they seek to transfer.
Additional Application Requirements by Programs:
In addition to the above-cited application requirements, applicants must also fulfill the following additional application requirements for the respective programs:
English Language Proficiency: English language proficiency requirement must be fulfilled for the English-medium degree programs. Students who fail to prove their English proficiency requirement are not enrolled to English-medium degree programs, and their enrolments are cancelled, even if completed. Please click to see the English proficiency documents recognized by the University. Students who do not have a proof of their English language proficiency may take the TRACE examination in order to prove their language proficiency. The date of the Trace examination is specified in the application-admission calendar.
For Architecture (English and Turkish) Programs: Horizontal transfer applicants who were placed and enrolled in the University in the 2016-2017 Academic Year must also have ranked in the top 200,000 in the central placement examination in order to be eligible for horizontal transfer.
For Engineering Programs: Horizontal transfer applicants who were placed and enrolled in the University in the 2016-2017 Academic Year must also have ranked in the top 240,000 in the central placement examination in order to be eligible for horizontal transfer.
For the Aviation Management Program: Horizontal transfer applicants must prove that they have a clean criminal record check and/or a clean criminal archive record check. Prior criminal record or criminal conviction might prevent entry into airports. These applicants must also submit a clean bill of health (medical report) issued by a general hospital which confirms that the holder does not have any medical problems which might prevent him/her from serving as an Aviation Manager and/or fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of an Aviation Manager.
For the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Program: Horizontal transfer students who were enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University before the 2015-2016 academic year, and now seek to transfer to the Undergraduate Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Program must also pass the Aptitude Test in addition to fulfilling other application requirements.
Interior Architecture and Environment Design (English)
Communication Design (English)
Faculty of Engineering
Computer Engineering (English)
Electrical-Electronics Engineering (English)
Industrial Engineering (English)
Civil Engineering (English)
Mechanical Engineering (English)
Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautical Science
**Aviation Management (English)
Professional Flight (English)
School of Applied Sciences
Gastronomy and Culinary Arts (English)
Hotel Management (English)
*The score types above apply to the OSYS (Student Selection and Placement Examination) administered in 2018. However, in transfer applications, the student’s score type in the year of enrollment will be taken into consideration.
**Students who were placed and enrolled in the University before the 2016-2017 academic year, will be enrolled in the School of Aviation, if they are admitted.
All applicants must upload the following application documents to their online application form in PDF format. Applicants for the Aviation Management, and Gastronomy and Culinary Arts programs must submit the original copies of all of the required documents to the Student Services Directorate within the application period.
Application documents must be either in Turkish or English. If application documents are prepared in a language other than Turkish or English, their notarized translation into Turkish or English must also be attached to the original document.
Application Documents All Students Must Attach to the Application Form:
The applicant’s exam score report which shows all of the YGS/LYS placement scores and rankings the applicant achieved in the year s/he enrolled in his/her current university.
Proof of English Language Proficiency: Prospective students applying for the English-medium programs must provide proof of English proficiency, if available, in order to request exemption from the English Preparatory Program.
Proof of Turkish Language Proficiency for foreign student who would like to transfer to a Turkish-medium program
Additional Documents for Students Studying in Turkish-Medium Degree Programs and Applying for Horizontal Transfer to English-Medium Degree Programs:
Proof of English Language Proficiency: A document which verifies the English language proficiency of the students studying in Turkish-medium degree programs and applying for h-Horizontal Transfer to English-medium degree programs. Students who fail to prove their English proficiency requirement are not enrolled to English-medium degree programs, and their enrolment are cancelled, even if completed. Please click to see the English proficiency documents recognized by the University. Students who do not have a proof of their English language proficiency may take the TRACE examination in order to prove their language proficiency. The date of the Trace examination is available in the application-admission calendar.
Additional Documents for Students Applying for Horizontal Transfer to the Undergraduate Aviation Management Program:
Copies of the Criminal Record Certificate (Police Clearance Certificate) and/or Archived Criminal Record Check (The original copies must be submitted at the time of enrollment.)
A copy of the clean bill of health (medical certificate) issued by a general hospital which confirms that the holder does not have any medical problems (i.e. loss of hearing or vision). (The original copy must be submitted at the time of enrollment.)
Students whose horizontal transfer applications have been approved must submit their “intent to enroll” to Student Services within the dates announced in the application-admission calendar, and must enroll in their new departments within the enrollment dates. Failure to submit the intent to enroll within the specified dates will result in forfeiture of the right to horizontal transfer.
The final decision about the credit and grade transfers is rendered by the respective executive board.
Failure to submit the intent to enroll within the specified dates will result in forfeiture of the right to horizontal transfer.
Students whose applications were approved for horizontal transfer to the Undergraduate Gastronomy and Culinary Arts or Undergraduate Aviation Management Program, and who submitted their intent to enroll must submit the original copies of their additional documents to Student Services within the program registration period. Failure to submit the required documents within the announced dates will result in forfeiture of the right to transfer.
For other programs, horizontal transfer procedures will be completed by Student Services so long as students confirm their intent to enroll. These students do not need to submit any documents or come to the University for registration.
Tuition and Scholarship
OzU students who transfer to another degree program at the University must pay the current tuition of their new program which corresponds to their year of admission to the University. Please check theFees and Payment page for the tuition and payment methods which apply to you based on your new program and the year of your admission to the University. Please check theScholarships and Financial Support page for more information about available scholarships and their terms and conditions.
Excluding the students who have transferred to the Professional Flight Program, horizontal transfer students who have transferred from an OzU program to another are entitled to keep their admission scholarships as well as any other additional scholarships awarded by OzU, (such as tuition waivers, cash stipends, or dining, housing, transportation support etc.) under the same term and conditions in their new programs. All of the semesters studied before and after the transfer are counted towards the term of scholarship.
In addition to the tuition, students must pay all of the additional fees, if any, required in their new programs (i.e. uniform fee, knife set fee etc.). Additional fees must be paid by all students, regardless of the students’ existing tuition waivers or scholarships (students with no scholarship, partial scholarship, and full scholarship), based on the amounts, and the payment terms and conditions set for the current academic year in which the students transferred to their new programs. Students who transferred to a new program at the University are not refunded for any additional fees they paid before the transfer in their previous programs (i.e. uniform fee, knife set fee etc.).
Students whose horizontal transfer applications and intent to enroll have been approved can be granted exemption from the courses they passed in their previous programs.
Among the courses the students took in their previous programs, the grades and credits of waived courses are transferred to the students’ new programs as is. Courses taken with different codes are evaluated in terms of their equivalency for the credit and grade transfer.
The final decision about courses to be waived and the required grade and credit transfer is made by the respective Faculty / School Executive Board.
Based on the total credits of exempted/waived courses, the number of semesters is calculated. 30 ECTS credits given for exempted/waived courses correspond to a semester. The number of semesters deemed completed is counted towards students’ period of study. If the calculated number of ECTS credits is between 24 and 30, then one semester will be deducted from the student’s period of study. If the ECTS credits amount to less than the full multiples of 30 but between 24 and 30, then one more semester will be deducted from the student’s period of study.
General Rules of Course Exemption
The language of instruction of the courses taken and successfully completed by the students in their previous programs at the University must satisfy the language of instruction requirements of exempted/waived courses in the students’ new programs at OzU.
Students with exempted/waived courses must attend the University as registered students for at least two semesters, and complete at least 60 ECTS credits within this period in order to be eligible for graduation.