Application criteria:

To apply to Kadir Has University you will have to complete online application form. Before starting your application please make sure that you have a ready to upload electronic copies of the required documents.

All acceptance decisions are determined based on the recommendation of the relevant admission committee and the approval of the Senate.The validity period of university entrance examinations is two years as of the date of their administration. High school exit examinations do not have any limitation on the period of validity.

Undergraduate Students

Applicants must be graduated from High School or those who are expected to graduate must successfully complete their studies prior to the enrollment date in order to be able to enroll in the university.

The minimum High School Certificate score requirement for students applying to undergradaute programs is 60% (out of 100%).

To see the list of High School Diploma equivalency, please click here.

Dcuments to be submited while filling online application form:

  • Copy of your Passport with personal information page on it. If you don’t have a valid international passport at the time of application, please upload a copy of your national ID.
  • Copy of an official document signifying successful completion of high school diploma in many countries (if it is not in English or Turkish, it must be translated)
  • Copy of an official high school transcript national or internationally recognized test results or provisional results if not available by the time of submission.
  • Copy of English language proficiency test results if available.

    English Language Proficiency for Undergraduate Students

    The following examination results are accepted at Kadir Has University: 

      • TOEFL-IBT min. 78, 2 year valid (Kadir Has University institutional code is 7524). If taking in Turkey, the testing center has to be at the State Turkish University.
      • ÜDS min. 66
      • CAE min. C, 3 year valid
      • CPE min. C, 3 year valid
      • PTE Academic min. 60, 2 year valid

Citizenship Criteria:

The applications from following students will be accepted:

  • Foreign students who are either high school graduates or are studying their last year in high school,
  • Natural born citizens of the Republic of Turkey, those who have abandoned their citizenship upon the approval of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, and those who hold the Official Document for The Use of Rights Granted by The Law No: 5203, which is issued for their children under the full legal age who are registered on the document that certifies the abandonment of Turkish citizenship
  • Students with dual nationality  (Turkish or TRNC) who acquired, not inherited their Turkish/TRNC citizenship (Those with dual nationality, who were natural born citizens of a foreign country but later acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Turkey)
  • Turkish or TRNC citizenships and who started their middle school education abroad before 01/02/2013 and completed last three years of their high school education abroad
  • Turkish or TRNC citizenships and who started their middle school education abroad after 01/02/2013 and completed their entire high school education abroad
  • Citizens of TRNC who have completed their entire high school in TRNC and have GCE A/L result

Graduate Students

Applicants must be either graduates of or graduating from an undergraduate program in case of applications for a master's program; and an undergraduate or a master's program in case of applications for a doctoral program, respectively.

Among admitted applicants, those who are expected to graduate must successfully complete their current programs prior to the enrollment date in order to be able to enroll in the university.

The minimum undergraduate diploma GPA requirement for students applying to graduate programs is 2.00/4.00.

The minimum masters degree diploma GPA requirement for students applying to PhD programs in 2.50/4.00

The minimum undergraduate diploma GPA requirement for students applying to PhD programs is 3.00/4.00.

Documents to be submited while filling online application form:

  • Copy of your Passport with personal information page on it. If you don’t have a valid international passport at the time of application, please upload a copy of your national ID.
  • Copy of the undergraduate or graduate diploma
  • For diplomas awarded abroad, a copy of the diploma equivalency certificate issued by YÖK's International Equivalency Office, certifying the equivalency of the diploma to that of a Turkish higher education institution (the letter of equivalence must be submitted by the end of the first semester).
  • A copy of the Graduate Programs Entrance Exam Score Report. The following examinations are accepted at Kadir Has University: GRE/GMAT/GAT/ALES
  • Copy of English language proficiency test results if available. 
  • Transcript showing all courses taken and grades achieved in all higher education institutions the applicant has so far attended or graduated from. If the transcript does not provide any description about the grading system, separate documents must be provided for the grading system of the relevant institutions.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two reference letters
  • CV
  • Supplementary documents which may be required by the relevant graduate school

* Students applying for PhD programs must submit English language proficiency test results while applying, otherwise his/her application will not be accepted.

Citizenship Criteria:

In order to be able to apply to the graduate programs at Kadir Has University you will have to satisfy on of the following citizenship criteria:

  • Be a foreign citizen,
  • Be a natural born citizen of the Republic of Turkey, who has abandoned his/her citizenship upon the approval of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, and hold the Official Document for The Use of Rights Granted by The Law No: 5203
  • You  are a natural born citizen of a foreign country but later acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Turkey

English Language Proficiency for Masters and PhD

The following examination results are accepted at Kadir Has University: 

    • TOEFL-IBT min. 78, 2 year valid (Kadir Has University institutional code is 7524). If taking in Turkey, the testing center has to be at the State Turkish University.
    • YDS min. 65
    • PTE Academic min. 60, 2 year valid

Students who cannot demonstrate sufficient English proficiency must attend the KHAS English Preparatory Program for up to 1 year, before they can start their undergraduate or graduate program. Students applying for PhD are not able to attend Preparoty Program, therefore they must provide a valid English Proficiency Test accepted at Kadir Has University.

Attendance to this program is subject to the payment of separate fees.

Undergraduate & Graduate Programs