Language Requirements

* Turkish: 

All students whose native language is not Turkish will be required to present proof of Turkish Language proficiency at a minimum level of C1. Students who fail to provide such proofs must attend a maximum one year of Turkish language preparatory course at either Yunus Emre Institute, FSMTÜMER or other university Turkish Language centers. The duration of the preparatory course (one year) will not be counted towards the Students’ normal education period. Any more than one year and the student will start using from their scholarship periods.

Turkish Preparatory School (TÜMER)

* Arabic: 

The instruction language of the Faculty of Islamic Sciences is 100% Arabic and thus one year of Arabic preparatory class is mandatory. Before the preparatory class begins the Arabic Preparatory Department will hold an Arabic Proficiency Test, candidates who receive a passing score can start the program directly. 

Arabic Preparatory School   

* English: 

Turkish is the primary language of all the degree programs offered at all the departments at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University except the Faculty of Islamic Sciences. English Preparatory Program is mandatory. Candidates who want to start the program directly must provide proof of English proficiency. Candidates who do not submit any documents showing their level of English proficiency (TOEFL or a similar exam) will be required to take the exam prepared by the Foreign Languages Center. If they fail to get a passing score on this exam they will be required to attend one year of English Preparatory class.

English Language Requirements Score :

  • TOEFL IBT – 72
  • YDS – 65
  • PTE Academic – 55
  • CPE – C
  • CAE – C
  • Fatih Sultan Mehmet English Proficiency Test (FSMEPT) – 65 

English Preparatory School