The medium of instruction at the Izmir University of Economics (IUE) is English. All newly admitted students (graduate, undergraduate, vocational school, transfer, and special students) have to verify that their English proficiency levels are adequate to follow the mainstream courses offered in our University. Students can take the English Proficiency Exam prepared and administered by the School of Foreign Languages, IUE, or alternatively may submit the results of the following national or international examinations which are accepted by IUE. Transfer students who have successfully completed English preparatory programs or been exempted from such programs should submit their documents to IUE to be evaluated and approved by the Directorate of SFL. Students who fail to meet the English language requirement at IUE have to attend the English Preparatory Program.
Acceptable foreign language exams and scores for applications to postgraduate programmes at Institutes and for applications as research assistants, lecturers, instructors and other academic staff at academic units:
|PhD Programmes||Lecturer and Instructor||Equivalent International Examinations Accepted|
|Graduate School of Social Sciences||Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences||Graduate School of Social Sciences||Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences||SFL|
|KPDS / ÜDS / YDS||70*||65||70**||70**||90||Examinations and their equivalent scores accepted by the Board of Higher Education.|
(IUE Proficiency in English Exam)
(*) 70 is accepted for students of Distant Learning E-MBA Program.
(**) Foreign nationals students that will apply to Ph.D. programs, whose native language is English, need to take KPDS, UDS, YDS exams in French or German and score at least 55, or score an equivalent score in an exam recognized by the Interuniversity Board.
The following language exams and scores are accepted to be exempted from or to successfully complete the English preparatory programme for Vocational or Undergraduate Programmes.
|Vocational-Undergraduate Programmes||International Joint Degree Programs
|Equivalent International Examinations Accepted|
(Pearson Test of English-Academic)
|55||-||-||-||-||Yükseköğretim Kurulunca kabul edilen sınavlar ve eşdeğer puanları geçerlidir.|
(Cambridge English First)
(Cambridge English Advanced)
(Test of English as Foreign Language)
|IBT 78**||IBT 70||IBT 70||IBT 74||IBT 72|
(Yabancı Dil Bilgisi Seviye Tespit Sınavı)
|PIE (IUE Proficiency in English Exam)||65||65*||65*||-||-||-|
(*) UOLP-SUNY Fredonia and Cobleskill Campus program students, who succeeded at English preparatory class based on IUE-PIE results, will have to take an “English Speaking Exam” as they are freshman students before they go abroad to study, and if they succeed, they will be able to start studying at universities abroad.
(**) For documents obtained on or before July 23, 2013, the requirements are 65 for TOEFL(IBT) and 70 for YDS/KPDS/ÜDS.
(***) EFFECTIVE AS OF 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR