International Office


1- What is the education and training language of Nişantaşı University?
The language of education and training at Nişantaşı University is both Turkish and English. You will find the details below.

2- What is the duration of Undergraduate and Graduate programs.?
The duration for undergraduate programs are 4 years ; for graduate programs the duration is 2 years with thesis, 1,5 years without thesis.

3-What are the conditions for study in Turkey?
High school senior students or graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Foreign nationals,
  • Those who are Turkish citizens at birth and who are allowed to leave the Turkish nationality from the Ministry of the Interior (must have a Certificate of the Recognition of Rights Acquired by the Turkish Citizenship Law),
  • Minor children who are Turkish citizens at birth and who are allowed to leave the Turkish nationality from the Ministry of the Interior (must have a Certificate of the Recognition of Rights Acquired by the Turkish Citizenship Law),
  • A citizen of a foreign country acquires citizenship after the acquisition of citizenship of the Republic of Turkey, or dual citizenship in this situation,
  • Those who are Turkish citizens and who have completed secondary education abroad before 01/02/2013, completed the last 3 years of secondary education in a foreign country except TRNC,
  • Those who are Turkish citizens and who have started secondary education abroad after 01/02/2013 have completed secondary education in a foreign country except the TRNC,
  • Those who complete the secondary education (high school) in MEB Turkish schools in a foreign country except the TRNC,
  • Those who are citizens of TRNC; Those who reside in the TRNC and who have GCE AL exam results that have completed secondary education in the TRNC,

Applicants who will not be considered for the application:

  • Those who are Turkish citizens and have completed the whole of the secondary education in Turkey or TRNC,
  • Those who are citizens of TRNC candidates (except candidates mentioned above),
  • Those who have dual nationality and first nationality is Republic of Turkey (except candidates mentioned above),
  • Those who have dual nationality and one of their nationality is TRNC (except candidates mentioned above),
  • Dual citizens who have studied in schools located within the embassies and foreign high schools in Turkey, who are nationals of Republic of Turkey or whose first nationality is Republic of Turkey in birth.

*TRNC : Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

4-What are the required documents for international students?

Application Form
Diploma and Transcript (must be sealed and approved.)
High School Diploma Equivalency Certificate Letter
Certificate of Language Proficiency

*For English departments, TOEFL IBT is required minimum 72+ , or you may participate the Nişantaşı English preparation exam and you must take 65+ point at least.

*For Turkish: Students must bring TOMER Certificate with at least B2 or higher. Students may participate Language School Program in Nisantasi University.

Application form
Passport Copy
Latest Diploma (Graduation Certificate)
Latest Graduation Transcript
Residence Permit
Letter of Recognition
4 Photos
C1 Turkish Certificate
Letter of Intents
Reference Letters


*Sealed and approved Turkish translation is required if the original diploma is not in Turkish.

*All students are responsible to complete their annual fee payment before coming to registration.

*All students must concern about getting equivalency letter procedure may takes up to 2 months. All of the students can try to take High School Diploma Equivalency Certificate from Turkish Embassy in his/her home country before come to Turkey.

*Students may keep their deposit fee if they want to study next year. Any student who can prove his/her visa reject with the following documents can receive their deposit.

Rejection Letter from T.C. Embassy
Acceptance Letter
Bank Receipt
Refund Petition Form

  • *Their deposit will be valid for next academic year if the student does not want to receive refund.
  • *Application will not be evaluated if any one of marked document is missing.
  • *For PhD, both of master’s and bachelor’s degree diplomas and transcripts are required.
  • *For PhD, master degree has to be “with thesis”. If it is without thesis, the application will be rejected.

5- What are tuition fees for Foreign Students?

Nişantaşı University is the most grantor university in Turkey (%77 Scholarship). Students have %50+ scholarship opportunities.

6- Where can I apply for online application?

You can apply from the link below.

7- How many days after applying online to Nişantaşı University, the application will be evaluated ?

International students will receive all admissions information via email. The positive or negative result of your application will be sent to your e-mail address. Your offer letter about education and scholarship rate will be prepared and sent you in 3 days.

8-Where can I get the High School Diploma Equivalent Certificate?

If you go to the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education with your Original Passport and the original High School Diploma, you can apply for the equivalency certificate.

You can reach the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education from the address and the telephone below.

Binbirdirek District.İmran Öktem Street. Number:1 Eski Adliye Binası Sultanahmet/Fatih/İSTANBUL - (0212) 455 04 00

9-How do I get a residence permit?

You can get an appointment online at for a residence permit.

*All Students must complete their registrations and get their Student Certificate before applying for the residency.

*All students must deliver the required documents to International Office.

*All students must concern that International Office will submit all files to Immigration Office once in a month.

*All students must be responsible to finish their requirements before their visa expire date.

Required documents for residence permit application:

  • Copy of passport
  • 4 passport size photos,
  • Student certificate,
  • Photocopy of Online application
  • Health insurance
  • Documents for Address information
  • The cost for residence permit card (The cost for Residence Permit Card ‘Original Invoice needed’ (The cost should be paid by the student to the Tax Offic-110 Turkish Lira)
  • Document for Statement of Income (It will be filled out at the International Office)

*For the applications under the age of 18;

  • Dead of Consent
  • Certificate of Birth

10- When is the application deadline for Foreign Students?

The deadline for application is end of September.

11- How is the registration procedure?

Apply through web site
Get offer letter
Get visa
Get acceptance letter
Come to Nişantaşı University
Bring your required documents
Pay the full amount
Complete the process

12- Is there a dormitory at Nişantaşı University?

No, we do not have our own dormitories, but there are some private dormitories that we have an agreement of intent with and we do recommend to our students. Although, Nişantaşı University holds no responsibility in relation with those dormitories.

You will find the dormitories below.

13--Is there a possibility to pay tuition fees in installments?

Unfortunately students have to pay full tuition fees.

14- I do not want to study in English preparation, what should I do?

Students who take 72 points from TOEFL IBT version and pass Nişantaşı Proficiency Exam are exempt from English Preparation School.

15- How can I find information about programs offered at the NU?

You can find brief information about the courses we offered below.

16-Can international students apply for a second undergraduate degree?

Yes, you can apply to the related dean with the required documents between the dates mentioned on the academic calendar. Results will be announced by Register’s Office and university’s website. You can apply on the 3rd semester of your major program the earliest, 5th semester of your 4 year major programs at the latest. Having minimum 3.00 GPA over 4 and to be on the top %20 of the current major program success rating. Also in order to apply for Double Major Program you mustn’t have any disciplinary penalty. The courses you take before applying for Double Major Program must be completed successfully. Double Major Program consists of at least 36 credits. You must have at least 2.70 GPA in order to graduate from Double Major Program.

17-I have sent my application to the NU. What happens next?

Once we receive your documents, we will send you a letter to confirm the receipt of your application in 3 days. Student should pay the deposit in order to complete registration process.

18- Do I have to attend International Student Orientation Day?

We are definitely suggest you to attend the Student Orientation Day so you can know more informations about your university, campus, life in Istanbul. Also, to get in touch with other international students and develop your social life.

19- Are there any exams that you accept except for the YOS exam?

You can find brief information about the exams we accepted. (Click shot to PDF)

Bank Account Details

Bank: Vakıfbank T.A.O.
Branch: Etiler Branch Account Name Nişantaşı University
IBAN: TR86 0001 5001 5804 8016 5740 62
Swift Code: TVBATR2A

Note: The student’s full name, Passport No the type of the payment (i.e. tuition fee), and the academic year are to be indicated in the “explanations” box.

20. Transportation

  • Sabiha Gökçen International Airport to Nişantaşı University Maslak 1453 Campus – 50 minutes :
  • Nişantaşı University Maslak 1453 Campus: • İstanbul Airport to Nişantaşı University:
  • Bus: Visit the website of HAVABUS for shuttle timetable and fares: : From Taksim to Nişantaşı University: Bus: 41N

21. İETT Student Transportation Card (Akbil) :

It is the cheapest and the most efficient way to get around Istanbul. Students can get transportation card online below.