At the beginning of every academic year, English Proficiency Exam (ARELEPE) is applied in order to test the English knowledge level of new students (including foreign students) who are registered in departments/programs where language of instruction is English and attending preparatory class is obligatory.
Students who succeed in ARELEPE and students who succeed in international exams equivalence of which is acknowledged by Council of Higher Education and the University (TOEFL minimum score 173; IELTS minimum score 6; FCE minimum score C) gain the right to start their education in their department/program without having to attend preparatory class.
Students who do not take AREL English Proficiency Exam or students who do not succeed in the Exam are enrolled in English preparatory program. Students who can not succeed in the English preparatory program for two consecutive years are dismissed from the University.
Turkish knowledge level of foreign students who are registered in departments/programs where language of instruction is Turkish is tested by an exam applied by a jury assigned by University Senate. Students whose Turkish knowledge level is not found to be sufficient need to first succeed in a Turkish language course organized by a University or TÖMER in order to start their education in their department/program.