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Horizontal Transfers from Other Universities Abroad (Based on Academic Achievement)

Horizontal Transfers from Other Universities Abroad (Based on Academic Achievement)

Horizontal transfers from other universities abroad to the academic programs at Özyeğin University are completed as per the “Rules and Regulations on the Principles of Transfers between Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs, Double Major and Minor at Higher Education Institutions, and Credit Transfers between Higher Education Institutions”. As per YOK legislations, we are unable to accept horizontal transfer applications submitted from the overseas universities listed in the OSYM guide, including universities in TRNC, as we do not have any available quotas for horizontal transfers from these universities.

Application Terms and Conditions

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. Applicants must complete and submit the Online Application Form. Applicants who apply for multiple programs may specify up to two preferences on a single form.
  • Application forms are available from 10.00 am on the first day of applications, and are closed at 3.00 pm on the last day of applications.
  • All of the required fields on the application form must be accurately filled out. The required documents and receipts for the payment of the application fee must be attached to the form and submitted online. In addition, the certified true copies of the documents must be submitted to Student Services before the deadline for applications either in person or via mail/delivery services. Please note that the University will not be held responsible for any delay caused by mail/delivery services.
  • Application Fee: 200 TL for each program applied by the student. Applicant may choose up to two programs. 

The applicant’s name and surname, TR Identification Number, and application purpose must be specified in the description field of the receipt. (i.e. Ayşe Fırat, 12345678901 - horizontal transfer from universities abroad) The application fee must be deposited in the following account: Fibabank Özyeğin University Branch IBAN No: TR720010300000000003115544 .The application fee is not refundable or cannot be offset with the tuition.

  • 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 Fall Semester Application - Admission Calendar for
Horizontal Transfers from Other Universities Abroad (Based on Academic Achievement)

Application Dates Augus 01 - 15, 2018, 10.00 am
Last Day of Applications August 15, 2018, 3.00 pm
Announcement of Results on the OzU Website September 04, 2018
Submission of Intent to Enroll September 04 - 05, 2018
Tuition Payment and Enrollment Dates September 05 - 06, 2018
*English Proficiency Examination
PLACEMENT (Part I)
August 16, 2018
*English Proficiency Examination
TRACE (Part II)
August 17, 2018
Course Registration Dates September 19 - 21, 2018
Start of Classes September 24, 2018 
*Students who wish to transfer to an English-medium academic program must fulfill the University’s English proficiency requirements. To do so, these students must sit for the PLACEMENT and TRACE examinations, unless they already hold a valid nationally or internationally recognized English proficiency certificate.

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Application Requirements

General Requirements:

  • Recognition: The applicant’s university (higher education institution) and current program must be recognized by YÖK, the Higher Education Council of the Republic of Turkey. In particular, the university abroad must be recognized by YOK as an authorized institution to award an undergraduate degree. For horizontal transfer applications from universities abroad, the YÖK recognition procedures will be completed by our University on behalf of the applicants. 
  • Equivalence:  The applicant’s current degree program must be equivalent to the new degree program to which s/he seeks to transfer. Equivalent programs are those that have either identical names or at least 80% identical curriculum, as approved by the respective faculty/school executive board.
  • Registration Status: The applicant must still be registered in an undergraduate program at a higher education institution abroad. Students on leave of absence are also eligible for horizontal transfer applications. However, unregistered students cannot apply for horizontal transfer. As per YOK legislations, we are unable to accept horizontal transfer applications submitted from the overseas universities listed in the OSYM guide, including universities in TRNC, as we do not have any available quotas for horizontal transfers from these universities.
  • 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 till the beginning of the semester in which s/he seeks to transfer, excluding the Preparatory Program and the Summer sessions, and must not have exceeded the regular period of study (which is 8 semesters). 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.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA):The applicant must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 60 out of 100 (2.29 out of 4.00) in his/her current program. Students who fail to meet the grade point average requirement may still apply for horizontal transfer provided that their OSYM placement scores in the year they were enrolled in their current program was equal to or higher than the base scores of the undergraduate programs at OzU to which the applicants seek to transfer in the respective year. If the undergraduate program at the University did not have a base score in the respective year, the applicant’s horizontal transfer application will not be considered.
  • Successful completion of all courses taken: The applicant must have completed all of the courses s/he took in his/her current program with at least a passing grade. Students who fail to meet the academic achievement requirement may still apply for horizontal transfer provided that their OSYM placement scores in the year they were enrolled in their current program were equal to or higher than the base scores of the undergraduate programs at OzU to which the applicants seek to transfer in the respective year. If the undergraduate program at the University did not have a base score in the respective year, the applicant’s horizontal transfer application will not be considered.
  • Base Score and Ranking: The applicants must have sat for the OSYS (Student Selection and Placement Examination) in the year they started studying abroad, and must have achieved a central examination score which is either equal to or higher than the base score set for the equivalent programs in Turkey in the respective program’s score type.  (Applicants must provide their OSYS exam score reports. It is not enough to submit other examination documents such as SAT, ACT, Abitur, Baccalaureate, without the OSYS exam result.) The applicants must also satisfy the academic ranking requirement set by the YÖK for the respective program, if applicable. Programs with an academic ranking requirement:
    • For the Law Program: Horizontal transfer applicants who were placed and enrolled in a higher education institution in the 2015-2016 Academic Year must also have ranked in the top 150,000 in the central placement examination in order to be eligible for horizontal transfer. 
    • For Architecture (English and Turkish) Programs: Horizontal transfer applicants who were placed and enrolled in a higher education institution 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 a higher education institution 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.
  • Applications from the Global Top 500 Universities: The base score and ranking requirements do not apply to the applicants who are currently enrolled in the global top 500 universities based on the CWTS Leiden, ARWU Shanghai or URAP university rankings, provided that they have completed at least the sophomore year, excluding the English Language Preparatory Program, with a grade point average of at least 60 out of 100 (2.29 out of 4.00), and passed all of their courses with at least a passing grade. 

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:

  • Language Proficiency: Applicants must satisfy the language proficiency requirements set for the language of instruction of the program to which they seek to transfer. Applicants who fail to satisfy the language proficiency requirement are not enrolled, and if they have already been enrolled, their enrollments will be revoked. Please click to see the language proficiency documents recognized by the University. Applicants who do not have a proof of their English language proficiency may take the PLACEMENT and TRACE examinations administered by Özyeğin University in order to prove their language proficiency. The dates of the PLACEMENT and TRACE examinations are specified in the application-admission calendar
  • For the Aviation Management Program: Horizontal transfer applicants must prove that they have a Criminal Record Certificate (Police Clearance Certificate) and/or Archived Criminal 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 Professional Flight Program: Horizontal transfer applicants must prove that they have a Criminal Record Certificate (Police Clearance Certificate) and/or Archived Criminal 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 and/or fulfilling the roles and responsibilities of the profession.

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Quotas

Faculty/School/Program
Score
Type*
Sophomore
Year
Junior
Year
Faculty of Engineering - 10 16
Computer Engineering (English) MF-4 2 3
Electrical-Electronics Engineering (English) MF-4 2 3
Industrial Engineering (English) MF-4 2 3
Civil Engineering  (English) MF-4 2 5
Mechanical Engineering (English) MF-4 2
2
Faculty of Business - 9 15
Economics (English) TM-1 1 3
Entrepreneurship (English) TM-1 2 3
Business Administration (English) TM-1 2 3
International Finance (English) TM-1 1 2
International Business and Trade (English) TM-1 2 2
Management Information Systems (English) TM-1 1 2
Faculty of Law - 2 5
 Law (Turkish) TM-3 2 5
Faculty of Social Sciences - 5 8
 Psychology (English) TM-3 2 3
 International Relations (English) TM-3 3 5
Faculty of Architecture and Design - 7 21
Industrial Design (English) MF-4 1 3
Interior Architecture and Environment Design (English) TM-1 1 4
Communication Design (English) TS-1 1 8
Architecture (English) MF-4 2 3
Architecture (Turkish) MF-4 2 3
Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautical Science - 2 6
Aviation Management (English) TM-1 1 4
Professional Flight (English) TM-1 1 2
School of Applied Sciences - 3 10
 Gastronomy and Culinary Arts (English) YGS-4 1 5
 Hotel Management (English) YGS-6 2 5
TOTAL  - 38 81

*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.

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 Application Information and Documents

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 Submit:

  • Application Form: The print-out of the online application form with all of the required fields accurately filled out.
  • Application Fee: The receipt issued for the payment of the application fee, which is 200 TL per each program applied.
  • Student Certificate: A stamped and signed student certificate issued by the applicant’s current university. The certificate must bear the applicant’s current year, and clearly specify that the applicant is still a registered student.
  • Discipline Records: A stamped and signed discipline record issued by the applicant’s current university to show the applicant’s disciplinary history. (If the student certificate also includes the applicant’s disciplinary record, it is also acceptable.)
  • Official Transcript: The transcript issued by the applicant’s current university, listing all courses taken and grades and GPAs achieved. If the transcript does not include descriptive information about the grading system and the language of instruction of the program, in addition to the transcript, separate documents must be provided for the grading system and the language of instruction.
  • Course Description and Content: Detailed descriptions and content of the courses listed in the applicant’s transcript. 
  • OSYS Exam Score Report (Including the Placement Scores and Ranking): 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. The exam score report can be printed from the OSYM website. In addition, applicants may also submit the international documents they used for admission to their current universities abroad in the year of enrollment, provided that these documents are also recognized by YÖK. 
  • Identification Card:  National Identity Card with photo or TR Identification Number/Blue Card/Passport. (Identification card types are also required as 1 copy with both sides copied on the same page.)
  • High School Diploma: Certified true copy of the high school diploma issued by the applicant’s high school.
  • Language Proficiency: Certified true copy of the recognized language proficiency certificate, if available. Please click here for more about the Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Proof of Returning to Home Country:  The official letter which verifies the applicants have applied for horizontal transfer from other universities abroad due to one of their parents’ return to Turkey upon completion of their official duty or their employment abroad.
  • Proof of Employment: The official letter issued for full-time, permanent public servants at public institutions/organizations who are appointed permanently elsewhere as well as for their dependents and for children of international diplomats studying in Turkey.
Additional Documets 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.)
Additional Documets for Students Applying for Horizontal Transfer to the Undergraduate Professional Flight 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.) 
  • Original health report authorized by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation in accordance with the provisions of ICAO Annex-1 Class 1. (The report obtained from the competent health institution must be approved and converted into a certificate by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation Health Unit in Ankara.) The list of authorized aviation medical centers and detailed information about health certificate issuance can be found on the official web page of SHGM. 
  • 13 biometric photographs (30mmx40mm) taken within the last month. (Name and surname must be written at the back of the photographs.)
  • Original Certificate of Residence and 1 copy. (Documents taken from e-devlet system are accepted.)

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Evaluation and Results

  • Horizontal transfer applications are evaluated by the respective academic units, and the final decision is rendered by the Executive Board. The respective academic units may have an interview with the applicants, if they deem necessary. 
  • The results are posted on the University’s website on the dates announced in the application-admission calendar.
  • Admitted horizontal transfer applicants 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.
  • No admission scholarships are available for horizontal transfer students from other universities. The University may, however, award academic-merit scholarships (based on placement scores, placement rankings, cumulative GPA, successful completion of the preparatory program, discipline record etc.). Recipients are notified of the rate as well as the terms and conditions of their scholarships via email.
  • The final decision about the credit and grade transfers is rendered by the respective executive board.

Enrollment

Admitted horizontal transfer applicants who submitted their intent to enroll must present the original copies of their enrolment documents to Student Services and complete their tuition payments within the enrollment period. Failure to submit the required documents within the announced dates will result in forfeiture of the right to transfer. Enrollment Documents:

  • All of the documents listed among the application documents, except those whose original and signed copies are already submitted to the University.
  • 1 passport-size photograph. The photo should have been taken within the last 6 months, and facial features must be clearly recognizable. 
  • The signed print-outs of the Student Enrollment Information Form. (Please visit http://www.ozyegin.edu.tr/kayit to check the dates during which the forms are online and to fill out the forms.)
  • High school diploma (Original copy, if available) 
  • Receipt for the payment of the tuition
  • In addition for Undergraduate Aviation Management Program: The original copies of the medical report and criminal record certificate (police clearance certificate) whose copies were previously submitted by the applicant to the University among application documents.
  • In addition for Undergraduate Professional Flight Program: The original copies of the medical report and criminal record certificate (police clearance certificate) whose copies were previously submitted by the applicant to the University among application documents, and an additional 12 passport-size photographs.

Fees and Scholarships

Fees

The annual tuition and fees including VAT are as follows for new students transferred from other universities abroad in the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year. In addition to the tuition, students must also pay all of the additional fees, if any, required in their new programs (i.e. flight fee, uniform fee, knife set fee etc.).

FACULTY/PROGRAM

Annual Tuition

(VAT Inclusive)

Additional Fees

Programs Offered by Faculties(1)

60,000 TL

-

Aviation Management

40,300 TL

-

Professional Flight

48,000 TL

Flight training fee(2)

Gastronomy and Culinary Arts 

40,900 TL

Knife set and uniform fees(3)

Hotel Management

38,600 TL

Uniform fees(3)

(1)  Excluding the programs offered by the Faculty of Aviation and Aeronautical Science.
(2) The required flight training fee is not included in the annual tuition of the Professional Flight Program. In addition to the annual tuition of the Undergraduate Professional Flight Program, students pay a separate fee for their required flight training. The flight training fee is paid to the University’s partner flight school, “Ayjet Anatolian Stars”, in 3 equal installments at the beginning of the 4th, 6th, and 8th semesters in the undergraduate program. Please be advised that the University’s partner flight school set the flight training fee for students enrolled in the University in the 2018-2019 academic year as 54,000 EURO including VAT.
(3) Students who will enroll in the Undergraduate Gastronomy and Culinary Art Program in the 2018 - 2019 academic year must obtain their uniforms and knife sets at the beginning of the 2nd semester of their freshman year when their culinary courses start. The uniforms will be obtainable from the on-campus bookstore, and the knife sets will be obtained from the University’s contracted firm. For the 2018 - 2019 academic year, the cost of the uniforms is 281 TL, including VAT, and the cost of the knife sets is 675 Euros, including VAT.
(4) Students who will enroll in the Undergraduate Hotel Management in the 2018 - 2019 academic year must obtain their uniforms from the University bookstore at the beginning of the 2nd semester of their sophomore year when their culinary courses start.  The cost of uniforms is determined annually. Accordingly, for the 2018-19 academic year, the cost of uniforms is 281 TL including VAT. This fee is the same for all students with or without tuition waivers.
Please see the Payments page for our payment options.

Scholarships

Horizontal transfer applicants, if admitted, will forfeit all of the current scholarships and tuition discounts awarded by their current universities. No admission scholarships are available for horizontal transfer students from other universities. The University may still consider the scholarship options (scholarship rate, terms and conditions), and may award scholarships based on academic merit (i.e. OSYM base scores, cumulative GPA.) or clean discipline record. In such a case, recipients are notified of the rate as well as the terms and conditions of their scholarships via email. The notification emails are sent to the email addresses the recipients provided in their applications. Scholarships are awarded in the form of tuition waivers only. Should a program require any additional fees, these fees must be paid by all students, regardless of the students’ existing tuition waivers or tuition discounts. Additional fees are paid 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 are enrolled after they accept these terms and conditions.

Grade and Credit Transfers & Period of Study

  • 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. The final decision about courses to be waived and the required grade and credit transfer is made by the respective Faculty / School Executive Board. 
  • The language of instruction of the courses taken and successfully completed by the applicant must satisfy the language of instruction requirements of exempted/waived courses in the students’ new programs at OzU.
  • 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.
  • For more about course exemptions, and grade and credit transfers, please check the Exemption from Courses page or the Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Programs.

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.
  • Exempted/waived courses are converted into credits and grades based on the grade conversion table, and recorded in the student’s file. The Grade Conversion Table is updated regularly by the University. If you are unable to see the University for which you will request course exemption in the table, please contact your faculty/school.
  • 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.
  • Waived/exempted courses cannot be taken again by students during their period of study at the University.
  • For more about course exemptions, and grade and credit transfers, please check the Exemption from Courses page or the Rules and Regulations for Undergraduate Programs.

Dormitories

Horizontal transfer students are eligible to stay in the Özyeğin University dormitories. 
For more about dormitories, and dormitory applications please check our Dormitories page, or contact our Dormitory Management. 
 

Contact Details and How to Get to Campus?

Our call center is available from 09:00 to 16:00. 
☎: 444 4 OZU (698) / 0 216 564 9000
Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus 
Student Services
Nişantepe District  Orman Street  No 34-36
34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL
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