Istanbul Arel University - International Office
Istanbul Arel University International Office

Prospective Students

Application Conditions

Foreign national students in the last year of high school or foreign national high school graduates can apply to Istanbul Arel University via the quotas for foreign national students.

Prospective students who intend to apply to Istanbul Arel University as international students must meet the following requirements:

Students in the final year of high school or graduates can apply on the condition that they are;

  1. Foreign nationals,
  2. Those who are Turkish citizens by birth and who have permission from the Ministry of the Interior to leave Turkish citizenship and those who can present documents concerning the use of given rights in accordance with Turkish citizenship law, registered in the document of leaving Turkish citizenship for non-adults. (According to Article 7 of the Turkish Citizenship Law No. 5901, whether born in Turkey or abroad, a child born in a marriage with parents either of whom have Turkish citizenship, is considered a Turkish citizen and it is recommended for prospective students applying to Istanbul Arel University via the quotas for international students to refer to the Turkish Citizenship Law.)
  3. Foreign nationals by birth who later acquired Turkish citizenship and currently hold dual citizenship, 
  4.  
    1. Those who have completed their secondary education (high school) in secondary school prior to 01/02/2013 and who completed the last three years of secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding TRNC (including those who completed their secondary education (high school) in Turkish schools opened by the Ministry of National Education (MEB) in a foreign country excluding TRNC)
    2. Those who started high school abroad after 01/02/2013 and those who completed high school in a country abroad excluding TRNC (including those who completed their secondary education (high school) in Turkish schools opened by MEB in a foreign country excluding TRNC.)
  5. TRNC citizens who live and have completed high school in TRNC and hold GCE AL exam results and those who enrolled in a school abroad other than TRNC between 2005-2010 and who hold GCE AL exam results.

    Those who cannot apply to study at Istanbul Arel University are;
  1. ​Nationals of the Republic of Turkey (except those who completed their entire high school education in a foreign country other than the TRNC),
  2. Nationals of the TRNC (except those who completed their entire high school education in the TRNC and currently hold a General Certificate of Education (GCE) at Advanced Level (AL)),
  3. Dual nationals who are Turkish citizens by birth (except those who completed their entire high school education in a foreign country other than TRNC),
  4. Dual nationals who are TRNC citizens (except those who completed their entire high school education in the TRNC and currently hold a General Certificate of Education (GCE) at Advanced Level (AL))
  5. Nationals of the Republic of Turkey who completed their high school education in TRNC.
  6. Those who have been expelled from a higher education institution in Turkey due to a disciplinary punishment.