2.12.2022 - 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 Türkiye 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 Türkiye 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 Türkiye 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 Türkiye and foreign high schools in Türkiye, are not accepted.


  • How can the applicants apply for the ULUYOS?

        Candidates who want to apply for the exam should fill in the application form, which can be accessed from http://www.uludag.edu.tr web address, after depositing the application fee of the above-mentioned amount to the specified account numbers (when those who will pay by credit card log in to the application system).

         Candidates are required to fill the Examination Application Form, click on save button and after they see the message “Your application is accepted”, print out the Examination Application Form. (You will need the application form when entering the exam system. Take the print out as the exam application form cannot be taken again.) Candidates are responsible for the accuracy of all the information submitted in the Exam Application Form. Exam Application Form must be examined carefully. Make sure that the information provided therein is accurate.


  • How can the applicants pay ULUYOS fee?

          Candidates applying to ULUYOS Türkiye Examination Centers may apply online by depositing the examination fee (to be determined and announced by Uludag University Executive Board) to the bank account numbers stated above (excluding the bank charges) indicating his/her “Name, Surname, ULUYOS-2022” in description and loading the bank receipt to the application system during the application period or by paying with a credit card during the online application. Exam applications cannot be made without paying the exam fee.  After the transfer amount or bank payment is fully transferred to the account, it is deemed to be deposited. Applications will not be accepted and applications will not be evaluated without paying the full amount. Private cheque, cash in an envelope, postal  cheque, etc. for the application and exam fee must never be sent. ULUYOS Abroad Exams application fee payments will only be made during online application with a credit card.


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

       ULUYOS application fees paid by the applicants cannot be transferred to the following years. The fees paid by the applicants whose applications are considered invalid, who have not applied appropriately, those who have paid an amount for a transaction that is free of charge, those who do not or cannot take the examination, those who fail or whose examination papers are considered invalid, and those who cannot be placed in any department/program are not refunded.


  • What kind of questions does ULUYOS include?

           ULUYOS-2022 - The Basic Learning Skills Test will consist of 80 questions.

The exam aims to measure the numerical abilities of the candidates, which require using their knowledge of abstract and analytical thinking, letter-number and shape relations, reasoning, mathematics and geometry.There will be no questions related to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography. The questions will be in the "multiple choice" type, with the same equivalence for each candidate from the question pool, with the answer options blended from different questions and will consist of questions evenly distributed.


  • In which languages is ULUYOS prepared?

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


  • How is the ULUYOS-2022 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, 2022. 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-2022 result document?

The period of validity for ULUYOS-2022 result document is 1 (one) year.


  • 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 Türkiye 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 1.900 Turkish liras (approximately 140 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 Türkiye. 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.  Aptitude tests dates and conditions will be announced on related faculty’s web page.


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


NOTE: The information, explanations and rules in the Guide can be changed if necessary by the decisions of Bursa Uludağ University Senate and/or Higher Education Council (YÖK) and other official institutions that may come into force after the publication date of the Guide. In this case, the path to be followed is determined by YDOKK. In cases not specified in the Directive and the Guide, action is taken according to the decisions made by YDOKK, ULUYOS Coordinator.

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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