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YÖS & TÖMER Preparation Courses


What is YÖS?

The YÖS Examination is an entrance examination designed for foreign students wishing to study in higher education institutions in Turkey.

This examination was set and administered by the Student Selection and Placement Centre (ÖSYM) until 2010 when universities began conducting their own versions of the exam. The results of this exam apply only for students wishing to enrol in undergraduate programmes. Students presently enrolled in undergraduate programmes who seek a transfer, and also those who wish to follow postgraduate programmes should apply directly to the institutions of their choice.

The YÖS Examination is composed of two tests:

The “Basic Learning Skills Test” assesses abstract reasoning. The questions have minimal dependence on language but explanations are given in Turkish and English. This section includes 80 questions, 45 IQ and 35 math. It takes 90 minutes.

The “Turkish Language Proficiency Test” assesses the applicant’s comprehension of written Turkish. The Turkish test takes 60 minutes. It is only used to decide whether a candidate who has been accepted into a programme conducted in Turkish can immediately commence that programme or not.
Approximately 9,200 candidates from various countries take the YÖS Examination.

What is TÖMER?

TÖMER test is a placement and certification test that evaluates your Turkish level as a foreign language. It’s a computer-based exam consisting of 5 sections which are listening, speaking, writing, reading and grammar.

People who pass this exam successfully are provided with a certificate according to their Turkish language level. This certificate is accepted in most universities of Turkey and people who have it can pass the Turkish preparation university and move to their main courses.