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The YÖS exam is the entrance examination of foreign students at the Turkish universities. This exam will allow students to study subjects such as Medicine, Law, Psychology, Pharmacy, Mechanical engineering, Architecture and more in Turkey.

In most cases, the YOS Exam consists of 80 questions. Most of the 45 questions in the exam are the so-called IQ questions (general ability questions, Intelligence Questions). The remaining 35 questions are from Mathematics. One can compare the topics of mathematics that occur in the YÖS exam with the questions of mathematics from the 10th grade in high school.

Which degree programs can be studied with the YÖS examination?

The list of courses that one can study with the YÖS exam is published by the universities themselves. We have summarized these under the link: List of Degree Programs

With the YÖS exam you can apply for both the private and state universities of Turkey.

It is important to note, however, that some universities in the field of visual arts and music are conducting the so-called “Special Talent Tests”.

Also; For applications to the military and police academies, applicants must meet the special requirements of these academies. For more information please, contact us.

Information about:

  • Medical studies in Turkey
  • Psychology studies in Turkey
  • Dentistry study in Turkey
  • Law degree in Turkey

Which subjects are the favorites of the applicants?

  • Human Medicine (Turkish)
  • Human Medicine (English)
  • Dentistry
  • Business Administration
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Electroencephalography
  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • Veterinary medicine

Who has the right to apply for YOS (International Student Exam)?

  • If you are an international student who has graduated at least from high school, or from any institute that is on equal terms with the high school position in Turkey, you can apply for the International Students Exam. In addition to that, you have to carry out the registration requirements determined by the higher education institutions they prefer. In Turkey, every institute and university have different terms and preferences for acceptance of international students. Therefore, you should first have a list of the requirements of the university or institute that you are going to apply for.
  • The important thing you should know, the questions are not prepared by OSYM. Universities come together and prepare YOS questions by themselves. If you decide to attend YOS exam for education in Turkey. You should understand what kind of questions you will experience during the exam.

Which type of questions are on the YOS? How many questions are on the Exam?

  • YOS exam consists of two parts; Basic Learning Skills Test and Turkish Test. Basic Learning Skills include basic daily life language skills and basic communication skills. For example, this exam tries to understand whether you have a qualification to live your daily life in Turkey without any need of help or not. Turkish Test contains a lot of questions about the grammar rules of the Turkish language and some phrases, proverbs, and expression verbs that are included in the Turkish Daily life.

What is the language of the exam?

  • The language of the YOS (International Students Exam) is Turkish and English. The exam tests your foreign language capability and cultural knowledge about Turkey.

How to prepare yourself to the exam?

  • If you want to prepare yourself for the exam properly, you can watch some Turkish movies to have an idea about the Turkish’s daily life and language. Other than this, you can have a Turkish dictionary to read regularly every day and make yourself familiar with the phrases and the words in the Turkish language.

What materials should you use while preparing yourself?

  • You can use Turkish dictionary and you can search online regarding YOS questions. With that kind of information, you can prepare yourself for the exam.

Where can you Take YOS Exam?

  • Each university determines the place for the YÖS exam, and it is usually on the campus or the place announced by the university.
    The student must personally come to the campus to attend this exam
    The fees of this test vary from one university to another and usually paid by bank transfer to the university’s account.

Does YOS exam need preparation?

  • Yes, YOS exam needs preparation due to its importance.
    To make it easier for the students, the MEDU has a plan to contracted with teachers and some institutes with experience in teaching YOS and preparing the students for this exam. Also, we will prepare a series of educational videos as well.

When can you register for YOS Exam?

  • Registration for the YÖS test is available from February or March until June from every year, and the test date for each university can be known through its official website, as the university sets the date for the test, the student must abide by the appointment Specified.

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