• The International Student Office guides all kinds of work and procedures of international students studying at the University and carries out works to ensure that they complete their education without any problems.
  • It helps students to participate in education, social life and cultural activities.
  • Participates in foreign education fairs in order to encourage education at our University with the increase of our university’s proximity to the cultures of other countries and the promotion of the cultural and social structure of our country in other countries.
  • By cooperating with the Press, Publication and Public Relations Directorate of our university it helps to prepare introductory documents and catalogs for international students’ choosing Sinop University.
  • It provides consultancy services to international students who are continuing their education at our university in order to adapt to our country, to meet their social and cultural needs and to solve their problems in this field.
  • International student quota proposals from Faculty / School / Vocational Schools (for the first and second education programs) are sent to the Presidency of the Higher Education Council to be published within the framework of the calendar determined by the Higher Education Council after the approval of the University Senate.
  • The quotas to be offered by the Faculty / School / Vocational School are determined according to the principles and decisions to be determined by the Higher Education Council.
  • If the international student quotas are not filled, the remaining quotas can be transferred to other program quotas with the decision of the University Senate.
  • The application, evaluation, placement and registration-admission calendar for international student quotas is determined by the University Senate, taking into account the qualifications of the higher education programs and announced on the corporate website (https://www.sinop.edu.tr).

Provided that the candidates are in the last year of high school or graduated;

  • Foreign nationals,
  • Those who are Turkish citizens by birth but have permission to renounce Turkish citizenship from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and who document that their minor children registered in the certificate of revocation of Turkish citizenship have a Document on the Use of the Rights Recognized in accordance with the Turkish Citizenship Law, In Article 7 of the Turkish Citizenship Law No. 5901, there is a provision (1) A child born from a Turkish mother or father, in Turkey or abroad, in a marriage union is a Turkish citizen. Therefore; it is useful for candidates who will apply for admission quotas from abroad to examine the Turkish Citizenship Law.
  • Those who have acquired Turkish citizenship after being foreign nationals / those who have dual nationality in this situation,
  • Those who are Turkish nationals and have completed their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (Including those who have completed their secondary education (high school) in Turkish schools in a foreign country other than Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus),
  • Cypriot nationals; Those who reside in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and have completed their secondary education (high school) in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and have GCE AL exam results and those who have or will have GCE AL exam results by enrolling and studying at colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005 and 2010,

applications are accepted.

  • Those who are Turkish nationals and have completed their secondary education (high school) in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,
  • Those who are Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizens (except those who have completed their entire secondary education (high school) in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus high schools and have GCE AL results and those who have or will have GCE AL exam results by enrolling and studying at colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010),
  • Dual nationals whose first nationality is Turkish by birth, (Except those who have completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country other than Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus / those who have completed their entire secondary education (high school) in Turkish schools in a foreign country except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus),
  • Dual nationals , one of whose nationality is Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (except those who have completed their secondary education (high school) in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus high schools and have GCE AL results and those who have or will have GCE AL exam results by enrolling in colleges and high schools in other countries between 2005-2010),
  • Those who are Turkish nationals studying in the schools located within the embassies in Turkey and foreign high schools in Turkey or as defined in paragraph 1 (b) of this article dual nationals whose first nationality is Turkish by birth

applications are not accepted.

  • Applications are made on the official website. Applicants must fill in the application form and upload the application documents to the system. Applications of candidates who have missing application documents or whose uploaded documents are illegible will not be evaluated.
  • Applicants must meet the special conditions and explanations of higher education programs in the Higher Education Institutions Examination (YKS) Guide of the relevant year (health board report, height and weight measurements and body mass index, clothing and equipment, age, nationality, gender, school type, etc.)
  • Candidates who prefer higher education programs that accept students with a special talent exam must meet the conditions in the special talent guide prepared by the relevant unit and must be successful by participating in the special talent exam on the announced dates. A candidate who fails in the special talent exam cannot enroll in the university and cannot benefit from student rights.

  • High school diploma or graduation certificate certified by the notary in Turkey or a copy certified by the Consulate in his country (with a Turkish translation),
  • Notes document and its Turkish translation certified by notary in Turkey or a copy certified by the Consulate in his country,
  • For candidates who do not have a secondary school grade point average on their high school diploma / graduation certificate and / or transcript; the official document showing the secondary school grade point average obtained from the high school they graduated from and its Turkish translation certified by notary in Turkey or a copy certified by the Consulate in his country,
  • A copy of the page of the passport with picture and identification information,
  • If so, a result document from the international student selection exams that the universities in Turkey held in the last two years and / or a document of any one of the following criteria approved by notary in Turkey or a copy certified by the Consulate in his country (with a Turkish translation),
  1. To have a total score of at least 1000 to 1100 from the SAT I exam according to the department to be applied (The exam period is valid for 2 years),
  2. In the GCE (General Certificate Education-A level) exam, at least one of which is related to the program applied for, having obtained A level in at least 3 subjects and the average of the grades they got from the subjects must be C or above,
  3. In the ACT exam; having obtained at least 24 points in Mathematics (Math), Science (Science Reasoning) and total (Composite) points,
  4. In the Tawjihi exams held in Jordan and Palestine, the average exam grade obtained from all courses in the field of Science (Scientific Stream) must be at least 90,
  5. Having a diploma grade of at least 70 in the Scientific Stream in the Baccalaureat Libanais exams held in Lebanon,
  6. Having an International Baccalaureate diploma and a diploma grade of at least 28 to 32 according to the department to be applied,
  7. Having received gold, silver and bronze medals in international science Olympics recognized and participated by TUBITAK,
  8. Having obtained a maximum of 4 points from the ABITUR exam,
  9. To have a score of at least 490 out of 750 in the university entrance exam (Gaokao) held in the People’s Republic of China in the type of the program applied for,
  10. Having obtained at least 190 points out of 240 for departments accepting students with numerical and equally weighted scores from Al-Shahada-Al-Thanawiyya (Baccalaureate) Exam held in Syria, and at least 175 points for other departments,
  11. To have at least 195 points for Engineering and Science Faculty Departments and 185 for other departments from Al-Shada-Al-Thanawiya (Baccalaureate) Exam in Libya,
  12. In Iran, having a high school diploma grade (Diplome Debirestan) average of at least 12/20 and a “Pişdaneşgahi” graduation grade of at least 12/20,
  13. Having a score of at least 40% or above of the full score in the Greek University Entrance Exam,
  14. Having a score of at least 50% or above of the full score in the Macedonian University Entrance Exam,
  15. Having a score of at least 40% or above of the full score in the Kosovo University Entrance Exam
  16. Having a French Baccalaureate diploma and a diploma grade of at least 12,
  17. GPA: Secondary Education Grade Point Average, at least 40 points according to the hundred points grading system, to have a national high school completion or Matura examination certificate with international exams, or to have an official document approved by the relevant high school directorate indicating the secondary education grade point average of the applicants from the countries where these exams are not held.
  18. Having obtained at least 60 points from the Ujian Akhir National exam held in Indonesia,
  19. TCS: Having obtained at least 40 points from the Turkish Republics and the Turkish and Related Communities Exam,
  20. YGS / LYS / YKS: For international candidates; To have at least 140 points for associate degree programs and at least 180 points for undergraduate programs from the Higher Education Transition Exam / Undergraduate Placement Exam / Higher Education Institutions Exam organized by ÖSYM,
  21. To have a document regarding other criteria that are not on this list and accepted by the International Student Admissions Commission.

  • Evaluation of applications and placement of candidates are carried out by Sinop University “International Student Admission Committee”. The International Student Admission Committee is formed under the chairmanship of the Vice Rector responsible for the Registrar’s Office within the University, with the participation of the Head of Student Affairs Department, 3 (three) Instructors appointed by the Rector and the responsible staff of the International Student Office.
  • In the placement process of international students to our university, priority is given to international student selection exam results made by universities in Turkey. After the placement process is made according to the results of these exams, the remaining vacancies are placed according to other criteria and international exam results. If there is a vacancy after this placement process, the placement is made according to the ONO results.
  • The equivalence and transformation of the exams and criteria accepted for application are performed. The scores of the candidates for the exams or the secondary education grade point averages are converted into the 100-point system to be accepted as the highest 100 (one hundred) points. According to the 100 points grading system, those who have an exam score of at least 40 (forty) and above or a secondary school grade point average are taken into consideration.
  • If there is equality in the placement scores, firstly, the placement process is made according to the Secondary Education Success Score, and in the case of equality again, according to the Turkish Language Level. In case of equality at the end of these, the younger candidate is preferred.
  • As a result of the placement process; Candidate lists are arranged according to the ranking of the scores obtained from the announced exams within the quota.
  • Candidates who are eligible for final registration must complete the required documents and apply to the admissions office within the announced registration period. Candidates who do not apply for registration or do not complete the registration process within this period will lose their registration rights.

Following the registration of the candidates, additional placement can be made for the vacant quotas with the approval of the University Senate. Accordingly, vacant quotas, transfers between quotas, application for quotas, placement and registration calendar are determined and announced by the University Senate.

  • The original high school diploma and “Equivalency Certificate” which is equivalent to the diplomas taken from Turkish high schools and departments under the T.R. Ministry of National Education or obtained from the Embassy of Turkey in his country,
  • The original and Certified copy translated into Turkish, of the exam result document of the candidate in university entrance or high school graduation status,
  • Original or certified copy of the exam result document (candidates who have taken the exam for international students of national universities in Turkey)
  • Photocopy of the passport with its submission of original,
  • A financial status document and / or a written statement of the student showing that the financial means are suitable for continuing higher education in our country,
  • Bank receipt showing that the Contribution / tuition fee has been paid to the relevant bank,
  • Original or certified copy of the Turkish Language Proficiency Certificate,
  • 4 passport photos taken in the last 6 months.

       Equivalency Certificate

In Turkey, those who study at private education institutions at the international primary and secondary education level and at the schools opened by embassies in the country and at the primary and secondary education institutions in Turkey and abroad can apply.

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The Turkish level of the students is determined according to the Turkish exam conducted by our university or the Turkish Language Proficiency certificates obtained from national universities and other institutions and organizations whose equivalence is accepted. Turkish language skill levels are determined according to the levels defined in the CEFR-Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. According to this:

  • A1, A2 – Basic Language Usage: Expresses that the Turkish level is insufficient to start academic undergraduate or associate degree education and after one year of Turkish language education, students can start their education.
  • B1, B2 – Independent Language Use: Expresses that Turkish level is insufficient to start academic undergraduate or associate degree education, but can be improved in a short time, and that students can start their education provided that they take a Turkish language course besides their academic education and raise their Turkish level to C1, C2 until their graduation,
  • C1, C2 – Competent Language Use: Expresses that Turkish level is sufficient to start academic undergraduate or associate degree education.

Those who have a Proficiency Certificate can start their education. Candidates who do not have a Turkish Language Proficiency certificate or whose Turkish level is A1, A2 are considered on leave for one year to improve their Turkish level. At the end of this period, students who cannot submit a Turkish Language Proficiency Certificate are given an additional one year. If the students who are considered on leave do not submit their Turkish Language Proficiency Certificates by the end of the second year, they will be dismissed from the University.

Turkish Language Proficiency Exam is organized by our university to determine the Turkish level of the students. The announcement regarding the exam is made via the corporate website (https://www.sinop.edu.tr) along with the application schedule. The Turkish Language Proficiency Exam is evaluated over 100 full points. Score ranges for the levels are applied as follows.


Contribution / tuition fee is received from the students who will be accepted from abroad according to the principles determined by the Law No. 2547 and other relevant legislation. If a student does not pay Contribution fee / tuition fee, course registration and other transactions related to studentship are not carried out. If the student cancels his / her registration voluntarily, the Contribution fee / tuition fee received will not be refunded.

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After the student enrolls at the University, he / she must fill in the first application field for the “Student Residence Permit” from the e-residence tab at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr. Later, it is required to submit the required documents for the student residence permit at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/Ikamet/IstenenBelgeler  to the International Student Office of the university until the date notified to the student during registration at the university. If the documents are missing during the submission of the documents, they will not be received by the university.

Other procedures regarding the residence permit are carried out by the Migration Management Directorates. Therefore, in case of any change / update in the rules, please contact the institution whose information is below and follow the web page.

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Sinop Provincial Directorate of Migration Management

Address: Meydankapı Mah. Tersane Cad.No:12 Center / SINOP

E-Mail: sinop@goc.gov.tr

Telephone: 0 368 260 04 62

Fax: 0 368 260 04 65

Web: https://www.goc.gov.tr/

Foreigners Communication Center (YIMER) Phone: 157


International Students can benefit from the general health insurance by applying to the Social Security Institution within 3 months from the date of registration.

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General Health Insurance Information Text:

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Those coming to the graduation stage among the international (foreign national) students studying at our university are obliged to register on the Turkey Alumni Information System of Administration for Turks Living Abroad and Related Communities and deliver the Alumni Information Form, which they get from there, to the academic units they studied.

Students who do not submit the form will not be able to complete the graduation process.

Website of the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities:


Turkey Alumni Information System web address:



Turkey scholarships are mainly comprised of unrequited scholarship programs developed for  successful international undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and research students’ receiving education in our universities in Turkey. Turkey scholarships get more than 100 thousand applications each year, throughout the world and it allocates scholarships to approximately 5,000 new international students each year.

More information about Turkey Scholarships can be found https://www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr/

Turkey ScholarshipsCall Center: 0982 0850455

Email Address: info@turkiyeburslari.gov.tr

Address: Oğuzlar Mah. Mevlana Bulvarı No: 145 P.K: 06520 Balgat, ANKARA/TÜRKİYE


We have Sinop University Disabled Student Unit for our disabled students. The Disabled Students Unit conducts teamwork with the University staff and relevant units in order to enable students with disabilities to benefit from the services offered at the University and provide equal academic opportunities, and works together with other units of the university to ensure that students can access all areas of the university.

The entrances of the Faculty of Fisheries, Education, Science and Literature and Boyabat Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Vocational School, Boyabat Vocational School and Faculty of Health Sciences of our university are suitable for disabled use. There are also elevators that will enable our students to reach the classrooms and other areas. In addition to these, there are disabled ramps and elevators at the entrance of the gymnasium and the Library and Documentation Department in the Science and Literature campus. Finally, there is a disabled ramp at the entrance of our university’s practice hotel, Ahmet Muhip Dıranas, and there are elevators and toilets suitable for disabled use in the building.


Our Sinop province with a city population of 53,813 is adjacent to Kastamonu in the west, Çorum in the south and Samsun in the southeast. the north is surrounded by the Black Sea. Sinop has a humid-semi-humid climate with cool winters and warm summers. The hottest month is August and the coldest month is February.


Transportation in Sinop city center is provided by minibuses and taxis. In addition to minibuses and taxis, there is also a shuttle service between the Credit and Dormitories Institution dorms and academic units for our students. Our students can travel from Sinop to other provinces by both highway and Istanbul connected flights. The bus station is in the city center and the airport is only 8 km away from the city center. Transportation is provided by minibuses and taxis.

Bus Station Tel: 0368 260 0304

Airport Tel: 0368 271 4455

Turkish Airlines Sinop Branch Tel: 0368 260 2470


There are dormitories belonging to the Credit Dormitories Institution and many private dormitories open to the service of students in Sinop. Students who do not want to stay in the dormitory can also prefer home life. It is possible to find furnished apartments for rent in the city center for students. At the same time, many buildings used as apartments in the summer in Sinop, which is a tourism city, can be rented by students during education periods.


Addresss: Osmaniye Köyü Kabraz deresi mevkii Ayancık yolu üzeri İlahiyat Fakültesi karşısı

Capacity: 2218


Type: Separate

Phone: 0 (368) 613-46-32.0 (368) 613-46-65

Fax: 03686134655

Address : Yalı Mah. Atatürk Cd. No:68 AYANCIK / SİNOP


Type: Girl

Telephone: 0216 454 0800

Address : Gelincik Mahallesi Stad Yolu MERKEZ/SİNOP


Type: Girl

Phone: 0 (368) 271-4538,0 (368) 271-5261

Fax: 03682715491

Address : Osmaniye Köyü Tefnelik Mahallesi No:32


Type: Separate

Phone: 0 (368) 315-1987

Fax: 03683151977

Address : Çamlıca Mahallesi Çamlıca Caddesi No: 7 BOYABAT/SİNOP


Type: Male

Phone: 0 (368) 260-3837

Fax: 03682603867

Address : Kefevi Mah. Yusufaralığı Sokak No:15 SİNOP

All transactions related to sheltering in state dormitories in Turkey is carried out by Credit and Dormitories Institution. For detailed information, you can visit the website https://kygm.gsb.gov.tr/


In our university, monthly menus are planned based on the characteristics of our students, meeting their energy needs, in accordance with the principles of adequate and balanced nutrition and according to seasonal characteristics. The fee for a meal for students is 3.50 TL (the price for the 2020-2021 Academic Year) and free nutrition is provided every year during the education period to our successful students who are not financially suitable.

Our university provides nutrition services to both our students and staff in the cafeterias in our academic units. In addition, our canteens in our academic units are also at the service of our students.


In order to protect and improve the physical and mental health of students and to contribute to their social development, there are sports fields for various sports branches at our university. Our students can spend their free time in these areas as well as participate in various sports teams and participate in various competitions within the university and in the country. There are Football, Futsal, Basketball (male-female), Volleyball (male-female), Judo (male-female), Billiard (male-female), Table tennis (male-female), Badminton (male-female) teams at our university.

There is a gymnasium of 1049.2 m²with a 319 seating capacity, which is open to use for the sports activities of students, academic and administrative staff, suitable for basketball, volleyball, table tennis, billiards and futsal sports. There is an additional building of 546.7 m² and a multi-purpose sports hall in total of 1595.9 m². In the units affiliated to our university; There is astro pitch in Boyabat Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences and Faculty of Fisheries, one for each. There is one outdoor basketball and one football field in the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Turkey’s national currency is the Turkish lira. Its abbreviation is TL, the symbol is the ₺ sign. Cash or credit card usage in Turkey is common. Traveler’s checks are generally not accepted. ATMs of almost all banks are common. Most ATMs accept international credit or debit cards. There is information on such ATMs that each bank’s card can be used. There is an English option in the menus of ATMs. International credit cards can be used in many businesses.


Saturdays and Sundays are weekend in Turkey, government offices are closed on these days. Most places other than official institutions are open on Saturdays. Some of them are open on Sundays. There is  public holiday on national holidays, religious holidays and other specific days. Public holidays and dates are:

January 1st : It is New Year’s Day.

April 23rd : It is the opening date of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. It is celebrated as National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.

May 1st : It is celebrated as Labor and Solidarity Day.

19th  May: 19 May, which is the departure date of Atatürk to Samsun, is accepted as the starting date of the War of Independence. It is celebrated as the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day.

July 15th : It is celebrated as the Democracy Day.

30th  August: It is the date when the war, which is the last link of the Turkish War of Independence, was won. It is celebrated as Victory Day.

October 29th : It is the foundation date of the Republic. It is celebrated as the Republic Day.

In addition, public holidays are held during two religious holidays. Since religious holidays are celebrated according to the lunar calendar, which is called the Hijri Calendar, they have no fixed equivalents in the Gregorian calendar arranged according to the sun, they come forward 10 or 11 days each year. On both religious holidays, the public holiday starts on the lunch break of the day before the start of the holiday. Ramadan Feast, one of the religious holidays, is three days. Eid al-Adha is four days.


Turkey’s time zone is UTC / GMT + 3.


Emergency Service (Ambulance): 112

Fire: 110

Traffic: 154

Police Emergency: 155

Electrical Breakdown: 186

Gas Failure: 187

Military Police Emergency: 156


International Student Office:

Phone: +90 (368) 271 57 77 / Extension Number: 1610

E-mail: akarasu@sinop.edu.tr

Address:  Korucuk Mahallesi Trafo Sokak No:35 15 Temmuz Yerleşkesi 57000 – SİNOP

Academic Unit Student Affairs Offices Telephone Numbers: https://oidb.sinop.edu.tr/iletisim/