Discover Medipol, a place like no other you have experienced before. Medipol is positioned in the heart of İstanbul, by the Golden Horn, a place surrounded by the heritage of various ancient civilisations and a place where two continents, Asia and Europe, meet. Since its establishment, Medipol has firmly committed to create an international teaching environment.
In the first year of teaching, our institution admitted about 7 percent of undergraduate students from various countries across the globe. Our admission process is attentive, and we carefully consider the backgrounds of our applicants and how they would contribute to our academic community. Currently, Medipol University offers programs mainly in the field of health. Prospective students are welcomed to visit the campus site before applying to our university, and tehy are free to talk to our students and academic staff.
International Student Admission
High school graduation or its equivalent is a prerequisite for admission to any programs at Istanbul Medipol University. Admission is based on a review of all credentials presented by an applicant. Scholastic background is evaluated by the Admissions Committee, along with personal qualifications and the aptitude of each applicant. The application process is the same for all international applicants regardless of their citizenship status or country of residence. The application will be evaluated when all documents (application form, photograph, transcript, diploma, test scores and reference letters) are submitted to the university. SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests and IB examination scores are strongly recommended, but not required for admission. Such information will help the evaluation process. Applicants, however, who choose not to take SAT Tests or IB examination will not be disadvantageous for admission. A provisional acceptance may be granted to applicants who have provided evidence of qualification for admission, but they still have to submit official records, test scores, or additional materials required.
Language of Instruction
Fluency in Turkish is a prerequisite for undergraduate admission at Istanbul Medipol University. Turkish language proficiency will be evaluated only for those candidates who have met all other admission criterias and who obtained a provisional acceptance. Although it is not a prerequisite, TÖMER certificate as a proof of candidates’ language level is strongly recommended. If TÖMER certificate is not available, candidates will be asked to take a Turkish proficiency test at Medipol University before or at the time of registration. Applicants whose test scores do not meet the requirements may be admitted to an Intensive Turkish Program (ITP) for at least two semesters. After successful completion of this program, students will be admitted to the original program.
English Proficiency for Special Programs
Minimally 30% of the instructing language is English in Medicine and Dentistry. And in School of Engineering and Natural Sciences and International School of Medicine instructing language is English. Upon registration, students must prove sufficient English proficiency before beginning their education in these programs. Students who do not yet have required English proficiency will have to attend and successfully complete an intensive English program.
To this end, our specialized preparatory program for English education offers the opportunity of learning English in intensive courses for at least two semesters. In compliance with the needs of our students, the courses are programmed into two levels: Elementary (A1; according to the EU standards) and pre-intermediate levels (A2; according to the EU standards). Applicants who have had high school education in English speaking countries or who provided a proof of a TOEFL score or equivalent results in other recognized English proficiency tests approved by the university are directly considered for the regular program. If test results are not available, an English proficiency exam will be scheduled at Medipol University prior to registration for those applicants who did not have their high school education in English.