Yabancı Uyruklu Öğrenci Sınavı (YÖS)
(Foreigner student exam)
The majority of Turkish public universities and some private universities organize an undergraduate entrance exam (YÖS) for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other undergraduate programs in the period from the first week of May to the first week of July each year.
The duration of this test is 80-120 minutes in the range of 80-100 questions, which varies depending on the university. The test questions are generally mathematics, geometry, and intelligence quotient multiple choice questions, and in addition to those, some universities rarely include physics, chemistry, mathematical problems, history and geography questions, in the form of general information.
The YÖS exam is for foreign students who have finished or are at the last high school grade. This test is held annually by universities in Turkey. The YÖS score obtained by applicants plays an important role in the choosing fields as preferences and thus in university admission. And a regular attendance at YÖS classes and learning how to solve test questions in accordance with the test chapters has an effective contribution to the successfulness and becoming a superior applicant to the exam.
The development of higher education in Turkey, for the sake of survival in today’s modern world, is quantitatively and qualitatively the most important and primary objective of the educational plans. And the primary way for foreigners for having the highest quality education in Turkey is through the YÖS exam.
Students’ selection and admission in Turkish higher education institutions is pursued through the ÖSYM organization in Turkey, and foreign applicants must take part in the YÖS exam that is held by each university each year, and after obtaining a valid score, you gain the ability to enroll and continue to study In higher education institutions and reputable universities in Turkey.
The YÖS test involves assessing the basic educational talent (academic intelligence and aptitude) and math skills at upper secondary school, which is usually designed in both English and Turkish languages by each university, and is the main basis for student admission.
Typically, The YÖS exam consists of multiple-choice questions only. Each question has 5 choices. Only one is correct, and in some universities each wrong answer has a score of negative 1/4.