10/22/2021 - Bursa Uludağ University Foreign Student Examination (ULUYOS)


  • What is ULUYOS (Bursa Uludag University Foreign Students Examination)?

ULUYOS is an examination taken by foreign or overseas students who wish to study at Bursa Uludag University. The ULUYOS result can only be used for applying for the quotas of Associate Degree and Bachelor Degree Programs.

The applications for ULUYOS  are completed through the online application system (http://yos.uludag.edu.tr). Applications are accepted within the application period.

Candidates can apply to both ULUYÖS points with both ULUYÖS of Bursa Uludag University faculties of other universities in Turkey opened the score accepting graduate and undergraduate programs.


  • What are the application requirements of ULUYOS?

A) On condition that they are senior students at high schools or graduates; 

         The applications of the applicants who

1)    Have Foreign Nationality,

2)    Are Turkish citizens from birth and received the permission for withdrawal from citizenship from the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs and those who are able to certify that their children who are recorded in their parents’ document of permission for withdrawal from citizenship and have not reached at a lawful age and have the document concerning the exercise of the given rights in accordance with the Turkish Citizenship Law, (Article 7 of the Turkish Citizenship Law (5901) states that “A child born to a Turkish mother or through a Turkish father within the unity of marriage either in Turkey or abroad is a Turkish citizen”. The applicants are strongly advised to read the Turkish Citizenship Law before submitting their applications).

3)    Have foreign nationalities from birth and later acquired Turkish citizenship / have such dual citizenships

4)    a)  Students who have Turkish Citizenship and continued their last three years of secondary (high school) education abroad except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus before 01/02/2013 (including those who have completed their High School Education abroad, except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, in Turkish schools accredited by Ministry of Education) can apply for foreign student admission quotas,

       b)  Applicants who have started their secondary education after 01/02/2013 and completed their secondary (high school) education in a foreign country except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (including those who have completed their High School Education abroad, except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, in Turkish schools accredited by Ministry of Education) can apply for foreign student admission quotas,

5)    Have Northern Cyprus citizenship and reside in Northern Cyprus and those who have completed their secondary (high school) education in Northern Cyprus and have GCE AL exam results and enrolled in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005 and 2010 and have or will have GCE AL exam results will be accepted.

  Those who cannot apply;

B) The applications of the applicants who

1)    Are Turkish citizens and have completed all of their secondary (high school) education in Turkey and TRNC

2)    Are Northern Cyprus citizens (except those who have completed their whole secondary (high school) education in TRNC and have GCE AL results and enrolled in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005 - 2010 and have or will have GCE AL exam results)

3)     Have dual citizenship and the first one is Turkish which is given by birth as defined in Clause 2 of Article A (except conditions which are defined in Clause 4 of Article A)

4)    Have dual citizenship and one of which is TRNC citizenship (except those who have completed their whole secondary (high school) education in the high schools of TRNC and have GCE  AL results and enrolled in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005 - 2010 and have or will have GCE AL exam results)

5)    Have Turkish citizenship or dual citizenship first of which is Turkish given by birth as defined in Clause 2 of Article A and study at schools which are affiliated with the embassies of Turkey and foreign high schools in Turkey, are not accepted.


  • How can the applicants apply for the ULUYOS?

The applications for ULUYOS are completed through the application system (http://yos.uludag.edu.tr/). Applications are only accepted within the application period.  Candidates firstly  have to pay the exam application fee, which is identfy in  http: // yos.uludag.edu.tr web page, completely after than they start to fill ULUYOS Exam  Application Form at http:// yos.uludag.edu.tr  webpage online application buton . Applications will not be approved and assessed if the examination fee is not deposited in full.  You cannot apply to the examination without depositing the examination fee.

While filling in the form: Applicants are fully responsible for any negative consequences that may arise due to the errors they make. ID information fields should be filled in with the information on the applicant’s passport without any changes or abbreviations. To the related part in the form the photograph of the applicants should be uploaded electronically. Since this photograph will be used on the exam entrance document, on the exam result document, on the student card and for the registration it must be taken within last three months before the application date and must portray the applicant easily recognizable. In order to get the Applicant Number, applicants should fill in the Candidate Application Form online carefully within the application period on the ULUYOS website. Only the applicants completing the procedure can get the  Passport/T.C./Y.U, ID number.

The applications will be confirmed by ULUYOS Examination Unit after completing the application form.  Passport/T.C./Y.U, ID number should be kept carefully by the applicants as it will be used both for all the procedures about the exam and for all future transactions with ULUYOS.


  • How can the applicants pay ULUYOS fee?

Applicants should pay the fee for ULUYOS which is defined for the region they will take the exam within the application period through money order EFT or credit card. The examination fee must not be sent as a private cheque, or in an envelope, or as a postal cheque or through similar means.


  • Can the applicants claim the right to a refund of ULUYOS fee?

Applicants/agencies who pay the fee, but decide not to apply, or those whose applications are invalid, or those who do not or cannot take the exam, or those who are expelled from the exam hall, or who are not allowed to sit the exam, or who fail the exam, or whose exam papers are invalid for any reason, or who pay for any procedure that does not require payment cannot claim the right to a refund of the fees paid. The exam fee they pay cannot be credited towards future exam dates.


  • What kind of questions does ULUYOS include?

 - ULUYOS (FACE TO FACE) (80 questions) intended to measure the abstract and analytic thinking, letter number and shape relations and reasoning power of the candidates and the numerical skill powers requiring mathematical and geometrical knowledge and capabilities. The test does not mainly focus on grammar. There will be no Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Geography questions in this test.

The content of the questions are :

  • 30 Mathemathics
  • 10 General Skills
  • 10 Geometry
  • 10 Mathematics field knowledge
  • 20 Number and figure relations

All the questions in the examination booklet are “multiple choices” type questions. 

   - E-ULUYOS (ONLINE) (Basic Learning Skills Test will consist of 40 questions.) (The exam is the questions that aim to measure the numerical abilities of the candidates, which require abstract and analytical thinking, letter number and shape relationships, reasoning, mathematics and geometry knowledge, as previously stated on our ULUYOS website. There will be no questions about Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography. The questions will consist of "multiple choice" type questions that are equally equivalent to each candidate from the question pool, with answer choices blended from different questions and balancedly distributed. The questions will be prepared in Turkish, English and other languages as deemed necessary.)


  • In which languages is ULUYOS prepared?

ULUYOS will be prepared and given in Turkish, English, and in other languages as seen necessary


  • Where can the applicants get ULUYOS Exam Entrance Document?

The list of the applicants whose applications are confirmed and the exam halls they will take the exam will be announced on the UUYOS website.  You can recived and printout  ULUYOS  “Exam Entry Card”  which is containing information about the country, city, location, class and your exam time at the 31th of May, 2021 on the web page of http: / yos.uludag.edu.tr by using your “Passport/T.C./Y.U, ID number "


  • Which documents does a candidate have to bring on the exam day?

The applicants must bring  the ULUYOS “Exam Application Form”, “Exam Entry Card” , “Identy Card”, “Passport (Residency Permit)” documents  when entering  the exam at exam day.  If several of these documents are missing it is offical reason that candidates are not taken to the exam.

It is prohibited to use the following items in the examination: communication devices such as pagers, radio transmitters, etc., PDA’s, wristwatches with calculator and databank function, all kinds of devices with computer function as well as fire arms, etc., scratchpads, books, dictionaries, electronic devices with dictionary function, calculator, calculation sheets, compass, protractor, ruler, etc. Examiners will write down the names of candidates using such tools during examination in the Examination Hall Official Report, and examinations of such candidates will be null and void.

 The applicants will be admitted to the exam halls following ID check. The exam will be held in one session. Applicants should be ready in front of the building of their exam hall at least one hour before the exam.

  • What are the things to be careful about in the question booklet and the answer sheet?

- ULUYOS (Domestic - Face to Face) All of the questions in the booklet are multiple choice. There are five alternatives for each question and there is only one right answer for each question. Answers will be counted as incorrect if more than one choice is marked or if the applicants’ answers overflow the given space for the answer. Answers should be marked on the Answer Sheet.  Answers written on the booklet will be invalid. It is strictly forbidden for applicants to talk, cheat or assist others during the examination. Applicants proven to be disobeying the rules will be disqualified. At the end of the examination, applicants will hand in, as instructed, the question booklet with the answer sheet to the exam proctor in charge of the examination hall. The answer sheets of applicants whose examination results have been declared invalid because they have broken the rules of the examination or who have not returned the necessary documents at the end of the examination will not be evaluated and an Examination Result Document will not be prepared.

- E-ULUYOS (Abroad - Online) (Carefully Read Overseas Exams Online Section of the Guide)

  • How is the ULUYOS-2021 score assessed?

Tests are prepared as multiple-choice questions and evaluated on computer. Each correct answer given to each question in ULUYOS will be added to the overall score, and wrong answers will not be deducted from the candidate’s score.


  • Where will ULUYOS results be announced?

Examination results will only be announced on http://yos.uludag.edu.tr . Applicants can learn their exam results by using their "Passport/T.C./Y.U, ID number " on http://yos.uludag.edu.tr  webpage  at June 23, 2021. Examination Results Document will be issued for applicants who have taken the exam provided that their exam is valid.


  • What is the period of validity for ULUYOS-2021 result document?

The period of validity for ULUYOS-2021 result document is 2 (two) years.


  • How is the placement done according to ULUYOS result?

The evaluation of the candidates’ applications will be based on the ULUYOS score


  • What is the country quota, how is it applied?

The country quota is %20. If 5 people are accepted to a program, only 1 person can be accepted from the same country. If 10 people are accepted, then it will be only 2 people from the same country.


  • In the country quota, is the nationality on the system valid?

The nationality recorded on the system is valid. If it is not proven during the registration, applicants will not be registered.


  • What is the education language of Bursa Uludag University ?

Turkish. We have two programs taught in English : Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences/ International Relations and Economics.


  • How is the Turkish Language Proficiency Level of the applicants defined?

a) Candidates who are eligible for entrance to the university have to be successful in Turkish Language Exam of Bursa Uludag University or Turkish Language Placement Test conducted by the Turkish Language Teaching Centers of Turkish Universities or the other specified exams by the Senate.

b) Those who get minimum B2 from Turkish Language Exam of Bursa Uludag University and Turkish Language Teaching Centers of the universities or from the other specified exams by the Senate start their education. The Senate is authorized for determining the equivalence of documents showing Turkish proficiency apart from the ones identified in this clause.

c) The students whose level of Turkish is A1, A2, B1 are registered and granted leave of absence to learn Turkish by faculty board decision. The students whose level of Turkish are not sufficient and have education through their own means are given one extra year if they can’t be sufficient in the meantime. On condition that the students certify that they have learned the required level of Turkish as per (a) and (b) clauses of this article in one year, they are allowed to start their education. Otherwise they are disenrolled.

d) Those who have not submitted a document showing their Turkish Proficiency Level during the final registration are rendered A1 level and their procedures are conducted accordingly.

e) The candidates who are liable to improve their level of Turkish or whose language level is insufficient can attend Turkish Language Course opened by Bursa Uludag University.

f) The students who have completed their whole high school education in a Turkish High School  abroad or in a high school in Turkey are not required a certificate of Turkish Proficiency.


  • Is there a Turkish language course in Bursa Uludag University for international students?

Bursa Uludag University's Turkish teaching course for international students is organized by Bursa Uludag University Turkish Teaching Practice and Research Center (ULUTOMER).



Bursa Uludag University's Turkish teaching course for international students is structured in five levels, A1-A2 (Beginner Level), B1-B2 (Intermediate Level) and C1 (Advanced Level), taking into consideration language levels in the framework of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages .

A student who has successfully completed five level grades has achieved reading, speaking, listening and writing skills.

Lessons are taught more effectively in the context of visual, auditory and written materials so that learners can easily learn Turkish and develop their homework and projects.

A "leveling examination" is given before starting the courses. The exam result is four months.

Despite the result of an exam, the teaching staff may change the student's approval of the student's appointment if necessary.

Courses have an attendance requirement of 80%. Those with exceeding absences are not taken to the  examination and are deemed unsuccessful from the course.


  A-1 LEVEL: The student can communicate in daily life with simple sentences, he or she can introduce himself or herself.

  A-2 LEVEL: The student can communicate by using simple sentences and terms related to the environment and subjects close to him / her.

  B-1 LEVEL: Can read and understand certain level of Turkish texts. He can build simple and interconnected sentences, he can tell the events he has lived.

  B-2 LEVEL: understand the main idea of difficult texts, know the terms related to the field, and use these terms to express ideas in a subject. A current question can be answered positively and negatively.

  C-1 LEVEL: understand and summarize long and complex texts. He can express itself fluently and quickly without difficulty. He can use it effectively in social and professional life. He can explain complex issues in an open, planned and detailed way.


  • What is the fee for Turkish language course in ULUTOMER?

Every level of course costs 1.400 Turkish liras (approximately 200 US dollars). As stated before students are required to reach at least B2 level- this means four levels of courses.


  • Can other Turkish universities’ scores be used in the placement of foreign students to Bursa Uludag University?

Bursa Uludag University also accepts foreign students by YOS exam results of other Turkish state universities, however the result of other exams will be multiplied by 0,8. Bursa Uludag University has the authority to decline other universities’ YOS exam result in case of any inefficiency of conditions and measurement of the exam.


  • Which other Turkish universities accept ULUYOS result ?

ULUYOS result is accepted by most of the universities in Turkey. Full list will be announced at http://yos.uludag.edu.trCLICK for the list of universities that accepted ULUYOS exam results.


  • Is it necessary to make choices for the programmes which can be registered by aptitude tests?

Applicants who wish to enroll in higher education programs which require special skills such as art, music and physical education are selected by means of special skills tests, but foreign students are still required to take the ULUYÖS examination or one of the community universities examinations. Applicants must take at least 50 test score one of those exam.  Aptitude tests dates and conditions will be announced on related faculty’s web page.


For detailed information, please read the "GUIDE" carefully. 


NOTE: The rules prescribed in this guide can be changed if it is necessitated by the decision taken by Bursa Uludag University Senate and/or Higher Education Council and other Turkish offical institutions after the publication of this guide. Rules stipulated by YDOKK and ULUYOS Coordinator will be applicable in any and all circumstances that are not covered in this manual.

The rules prescribed in this guide can be changed if it is necessitated by the decision taken by the Higher Education Council after the publication of this guide. 

Bursa Uludag University has the authority to change the statements, dates and conditions stated on this web site. Possible changes will be announced on this web site.
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