Frequently Asked Questions

1 - What is a Conditional Acceptance Letter?

A Conditional Acceptance Letter states that you are conditionally accepted by the university. After completing your deposit payment, you receive the Official Acceptance Letter.
Your application will be returned within 48 hours. After approval, the conditional acceptance letter will be sent to your email as proof of your application is conditionally accepted.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a quota limit for every department, as per the regulations stipulated by the Council of Higher Education. Therefore, to secure the quota, we kindly ask you to make a deposit payment.

2 - What are the eligibility criteria?

Eligibility criteria are evaluated by the average score of your High School Diploma.

3 - Do you accept applications for the fall and spring semesters?

The university accepts applications for Ph.D., Master, Bachelor, and Associate degrees for the fall semester (September). However during spring (February), the university accepts applications for only Graduate’Degree.

4 - Where can I apply?

You can submit your documents and apply online through: New Application
During the registration period, please present the original hard copies of your documents to Student Affairs.

5 - What are the tuition fees?

Visit us on this page: Tuition Fees

6 - What documents do I need to apply?

Undergraduate & Associate & Graduate Students COMPULSORY DOCUMENTS:

  • Copy of high school diploma.
  • Copy of high school transcript of records/required scores (either in English or Turkish).
  • Copy of passport.
  • Motivational letter in English (Only compulsory for Medicine applications).
  • Recommended Documents: Foreign language exam result (if any).

7 - Which documents do I need for registration?

Documents required from students at all academic levels during the registration process:
Documents required for registration from all students::

  • Passport (original or photocopy).
  • Passport (Notary Certified Translation)
  • A copy of the student visa was obtained from the Turkish Embassy in the student's country.
  • Offer Letter.
  • Acceptance Letter.
  • A copy of the residence permit (Registration can be completed without it- A commitment to providing it later must be signed).
  • Receipt of the deposit fee.
  • Payment Receipt (To be issued by the Financial Affairs Department - must have paid the full program or annual fee specified in the offer letter).
  • (2) photographs.
  • The following documents are received and signed at the University's International Office:
  • International Student Information Form.
  • International Student Admission Commitment.
  • Missing Documentation Form.
Additional documents for undergraduate and associate degree candidates:
  • High School Diploma (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • High School Transcript (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • High School Equivalency Certificate (Registration can be completed without it - A commitment to providing it must be signed later).
  • Health report for candidates applying to sports departments, civil aviation department, and underwater technology departments.
  • Comprehensive insurance for applicants to the Department of underwater technology.
  • For English programs: one of the certificates accredited by the university, or passing the proficiency exam conducted by the university with a score of no less than 60/100.
  • For Turkish programs: Tomer Certificate level B2, or pass the proficiency exam conducted by the university.
  • Additional documents for master and postgraduate degree candidates:
  • Bachelor Diploma (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • Bachelor Transcript (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • An undergraduate equivalency certificate is required (for students who want to study clinical psychology, obstetrics, and gynecology nursing).
  • For English programs: one of the certificates accredited by the university, or passing the proficiency exam conducted by the university with a score of no less than 60/100.
  • For Turkish programs: Tomer Certificate level B2, or pass the proficiency exam conducted by the university.
Additional documents for Ph.D. candidates:
  • Bachelor Diploma (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • Bachelor Transcript (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • Master's Diploma (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • Master's Transcript (Original and Notarized Translation).
  • One of the certificates accredited by the University.
  • TÖMER certificate at B2 Level (Registration can be completed without it - A commitment to providing it later must be signed).

8 - Do you accept applications for the fall and spring semesters?

Bachelor’s Degree applications are only accepted for the fall semester.

9 - Which departments can I apply to?..

Visit us on this page: Departments Faculty

10 - How can I find a private /shared flat?

Below are some helpful links to consider when looking for private accommodation: Hürriyet Emlek and Sahibinden

11 - When can I apply for my residence permit?

After your registration is completed;
Step 1:
You can fill out the application form for international students by visiting the Turkish immigration website.
Step 2:
Prepare these documents:

  • Print out the application form in color.
  • Passport (Photocopy of passport ID page, as well as pages of student visa and/or entry stamps).
  • Student Certificate in Turkish (Öğrenci Belgesi).
  • Address Document.
  • Health insurance
  • 4 passport-sized photographs
  • Tax Number from the Tax Office
  • Receipt of payment of the application fee
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18; a consent letter (from both Parents) and Birth Certificate must be provided (translated into Turkish).
Step 3:
Please bring the documents specified in Step 2 to Istanbul Gedik University, International Relations, and the Erasmus Coordinatorship office. After receiving a mail from the Turkish immigration administration that your residence permit card has been evaluated positively, contact our coordinator ship (Istanbul Gedik University-International Relations and Erasmus Coordinatorship, international@gedik.edu.tr ) and ask for your residence permit card.

12 - Do I need to apply for a Residence Permit?

Under Turkish law, international students must apply for residence permits within 30 days of entering Turkey, before their visa expires.

13 - What is the deposit payment for?

After the approval of your application, a non-refundable deposit of 1000 USD) should be paid. The deposit is considered a guarantee of the applicant’s intent to enroll at Istanbul Gedik University(within 7 days).
This deposit amount will then be deducted from the tuition fee at registration.
Step 1:
International applicants are required to forward a deposit of 1000 USD for their tuition fees to secure their place. The deposit payment should be made to the following Bank account via bank transfer;Tuition Fees
It is highly important to mention the student’s name and the reference number of this letter in the reference section of the bank transfer.
The deposit will be deducted from the tuition fees. Please note that the deposit is strictly non-refundable. Making a deposit payment means that you have agreed with the statement above.
Step 2:
After making the deposit payment, please send the proof of payment (transfer), to the following e-mail address within 7 days: international@gedik.edu.tr

14 - What are English certificates accepted by Istanbul Gedik University?

  • YDS/YÖKDİL Min score 55
  • TOEFL-IBT Min score 66
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English- Akademik) Min score 50
  • CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) Min score C
  • CPE ( Certificate of Proficiency in English)Min score C.

15 - How much should I pay to complete my registration?

The first-year tuition should be paid to complete the registration. The deposit will be deducted from the first semester's installment.

16 - Will I take the Istanbul Gedik University English proficiency exam?

If you do not have any acceptable English language certificate or do not meet the criteria for the required scores, take the Istanbul Gedik University- English Proficiency exam, after completing the registration process. For this exam, you must earn a minimum score of 60 out of 100. (For Undergraduate & Graduate students).