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Turkish Language Requirement

International candidates applying for the Turkish-medium postgraduate/doctoral programs offered by Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) are required to submit a document certifying their Turkish level in an internationally recognized exam, which is also recognised by the Eastern Mediterranean University. The Turkish proficiency level of applicants failing to present a valid document is determined by the results of the Turkish Language Test administered by EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School (please see the Turkish Language Test and Support Program details).

The table below illustrates Turkish Language Exams either administered by EMU Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School (FLEPS) or recognised by EMU, and base scores required for exemptions from Turkish Language Courses.

Recognized Turkish Language ExamsExemption Conditions / Minimum Score for Turkish Medium ProgramsValidity Period
TÖMER1C12 years
TYS2C12 years
EMU FLEPS Turkish Language Stage 2 Exam752 years

FLEPS: Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School

1 Turkish and Foreign Language Research and Application Centre of the state universities recognized by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK)
Turkish Proficiency Exam (Yunus Emre Institute)

Applicants failing to provide a Turkish language exam document take the Turkish Language Exam administered by the Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School. Those who have managed to obtain the minimum score determined by the Institute Board are found adequate to start their studies in postgraduate programs.

Applicants not meeting the proficiency requirements may start their studies at the  postgraduate programs, on the condition that they register for the Turkish Language Support Program corresponding with their level of Turkish determined by the Turkish Language Exam administered by the Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School. Please, visit 'Turkish Language Exam and Support Program' page for more details.

Other Special Conditions for Turkish Proficiency

1. Candidates who have graduated from one of the Turkish-medium postgraduate programs of the Eastern Mediterranean University and applied for another Turkish- medium postgraduate or doctoral degree program are exempted from the Turkish Language Proficiency Exam requirement, on the condition that they apply within two years after their graduation.

2. No Turkish language test requirement is sought for applicants who have been re-admitted to postgraduate programs, on the condition that they were registered for a Turkish medium postgraduate program in Eastern Mediterranean University within the last two years from their application date to the program and that they submit a document certifying that they possess the minimum score specified for the semester of application to the postgraduate program of readmission.

3. No Turkish language test requirement is sought for applicants who are citizens of  countries with Turkish not the official language and at the same time, who have obtained their postgraduate degrees from a Turkish-medium institution of higher education in a country with Turkish as the official language, on the condition that they apply within two years following their graduation.

4. No Turkish language test requirement is sought for applicants who are citizens of countries with Turkish not the official language but who have obtained their undergraduate degrees from a Turkish-medium institution of higher education in a country with Turkish as the official language.