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IZU-YOS/2 exam that provides an opportunity to gain a scholarship at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University for our prospective undergraduate international students.

Exam Date: İZÜ-YOS/2 on July 22nd, 2023
Exam Place: IZU-Halkalı Campus
Registration Deadline: July 19th, 2023
Registration for the exam is online. Click here for more information.

We encourage all international students who are interested in studying at our university to apply for the IZUYOS exam as soon as possible. The exam will be held on our campus, so you can experience our campus firsthand and get a feel for what life at İstanbul Sabahattin Zaim University is like.

You are required to submit the equivalency certificate which is a proof that your education is equivalent to Turkey’s education. The process takes up to 2 months after applying for the certificate. We advise you to apply for the certificate immediately. For more information please click here.

IZU registration dates are from July 17, 2023 to August 31, 2023. After being accepted to an undergraduate program at Istanbul Zaim University, you should immediately start working on registration. You should pay utmost attention to instructions to experience a smooth process. Remember, the registration process is time sensitive. You will lose your accepted status in case you are late to register. Be sure to finish your registration process in advance.

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2023

Please click here for more information.


The application and registration schedule for the 2020-2021 Academic Year for Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University undergraduate programs is presented below. You can find information about our undergraduate programs at our university’s website. You will also be able to access the application form on our website and upload the necessary documents. Applications will only be taken online and all documents required for your application must be translated into Turkish or English.

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Tuition Fees

The tuition fee of all undergraduate programs for the academic year of 2020-2021 is 39.745,37 ₺.

International students can choose to pay the tuition either for a year or for a semester. You are required to present the proof of payment at registration. Therefore, the payment is due before the end of registration period.

Tuition fee with 25% scholarship: 29.809,02 TL

Tuition fee with 50% scholarship: 19.872,69 TL

Tuition fee with 75% scholarship: 9.936,35 TL

Tuition fee with 100% scholarship: 0

These fees and scholarships are also valid for the 2020-2021 Preparatory school.

Notice: Fees increase annually according to the inflation rate.

Methods of Payment

It is important to note that IZU do not accept cash payments, due to security and insurance reasons.

Tuition fees can be paid via:

  1. Credit Card

    You should enter the online payment website of the university. You can use any credit card to make the payment through the following link:

    If you have a featured credit card (Bonus, Combo, Maximum, Paraf and World) from Turkish banks, you can pay annual tuition fee in 10 instalments. If the limit of the single credit card you are using is not sufficient to pay the entire tuition fee, you can continue to pay with a different credit card for the remaining amount.

   2. Bank Transfer:

One of the two ways of paying the tuition fee is via Bank Transfer. In case you have a bank account, you can wire the payment to one of the following accounts of the university. In case you would like to pay cash, you can go to any bank branch and ask to transfer money to university’s account. It is important that you only ask to transfer. If you ask to make tuition payment, the bank employees would confuse your payment with other type of payments and would tell you that you need to have Republic of Turkey identity number, which you probably do not have.

Remember to include "Name-Surname, Passport No, Undergraduate Tuition Fee" in the payment description. Otherwise, your payment will be disregarded as an unidentified transfer.

In case you have Republic of Turkey identity number, you can make the tuition payment in 10 installments at the bank. In other words, the bank pays to the university and you pay to the bank in installments.

You are required to make the payment either for an entire academic year or for a semester. In case you make the payment for an entire academic year, you will receive 5% discount for advance payment.

Bank Accounts

TRY Account

The name of the Bank: Kuveyt Türk Bank


IBAN: TR08 0020 5000 0083 3555 8000 04

The name of the Bank: Albaraka Türk Katılım Bankası


IBAN: TR78 0020 3000 0123 5513 0000 04


USD Account

The name of the Bank: Kuveyt Türk Bank


IBAN Number: TR08 0020 5000 0083 3555 8001 01

Swift Code: KTEFTRIS


Important Note: Please add " Name-Surname, Passport No, Undergraduate Tuition Fee " in the explanation.



If you have not submitted a language proficiency certificate in the language of your academic program you have to take the university’s language proficiency exam. You may enter one of the below proficiency exams according you the instruction language of your academic program. Language exams consists of two steps, “placement test” and “proficiency test”.  

Placement Test for Arabic Language 

Placement Test for Turkish Language

Placement Test for English Language

Please click here for sample English Proficiency Exam.

Please click to listen to English Proficiency Exam  "Listening" section.

IZU Guesthouses Registrations: September 2 – 6, 2020

You can register after September 6 only if there is any vacant room left if you are late for registration or if you have not submitted the form. We know that there is high interest on the guesthouses, so we advise you to come on time for registration. We would like to let you know that other student dormitories outside the campus accept applications on a similar period.

Please click here for more information.

It is COMPULSORY to attend to the Welcome Day event on September 10, 2020.

You will receive instruction and introduction to the university and life in Istanbul, Turkey which is going to be vital for your near future. The event is not going to be repeated it is your only chance of getting this important information.

English Proficiency Exams Equivalency Table Accepted by Our University


C1 and Over 95 - 120 77 - 90 79 - 100
B2 72 - 94 55 - 76 60 - 78
B1 42 - 71 30 -54 40 - 59
A2 - - -
A1 - - -
In addition, international English proficiency exams accepted by ÖSYM are evaluated on the basis of the above table.

* If you are exempted from the English Proficiency Examination according to the above table, you must have the lowest B2 equivalence score