At Ankara University, each student is provided with an “Academic Advisor” beginning from their freshman year in order to guide them throughout their study at AU. The academic advisors, who play an important role in the academic development of students, are assigned among the lecturers of the related department and faculty. With the assistance of Student Affairs Office and the advisors, the students conveniently enroll their courses.

Admission Requirements

The students who want to enroll our Vocational and Bachelor’s Degree programs, have to complete processes which determined by university’s academic and judicial statute and have to achieve exams organized by OSYM.

The student who started his/her education in domestic or abroad, can make application for undegraduate transfer. Acceptance of students are examine considering each student’s conditions and application’s degree before season starting and evaluate peculiarly.

Foreign students will be admitted to Ankara University Associate and Bachelor Programs according to the “Ankara University Examination for Foreign Students” results. Student who have exam results and diplomas listed below may also apply:

-AYÖS 2012 or AYÖS 2013 (Ankara University Examination For Foreign Students) Applicants who obtained a minimum of 50 standard points.
-SAT I: Applicants who obtained a minimum of 1100 points totally and a minimum of 650 points at the math exam,
-24 score from ACT exam
-ABITUR: Applicants who obtained a grade between 1-4 points,
-International Baccalaureate: Applicants who had an international baccalaureate diploma degree and obtained a minimum of 30 points.

Further introduction is present about entrance to university in Institute introduction’s catalogue.

Registration Procedures

The students who are placed by OSYM to study at Ankara Universityare announced on institution web site. Enrollment dates, locations and documents required for registration will be announced by Student Affairs Office. All the procedures related to the enrollment have to be personally completed by the students unless they do not have a valid written excuse. The registration process is implemented by Student Affairs Office.

International full time students who gain the right to enroll at Ankara Universiy are also announced on the web site after the evaluation of their application. They are provided with a “Letter of Acceptance” in order for them to apply for student visa and diploma equivalency. During the registration dates, the students must submit the required documents and complete the registration procedure on time.

International exchange students are accepted in the framework a bilateral agreement between İzmir University of Economics and the partner university. The exchange students are enrolled to courses and carry out the procedures in the light of the terms determined in the bilateral agreement. At the end of the study period, exchange students are provided with an official transcript in which all the courses they are enrolled are listed with their ECTS grades and credits.

Recognition of Prior Learning

At Ankara University, full-time students can be exempted from some courses within the framework of the related bylaws. If the content of the course previously taken in another institution is equivalent to the course offered at AU, then the student can be exempted from this course with the approval of the related faculty/graduate school after the evaluation of the course content.

Recognition of Study Abroad

The academic period and the courses of the students, who spent one or two semesters at a partner institution as exchange Erasmus students are fully recognized by Ankara University.

In the framework of the Erasmus Program, the students who are nominated to take part in the Student Mobility are required to prepare a learning agreement prior to the beginning of the mobility period. This learning agreement includes the list of the courses that will be taken in the partner institution and it is mutually approved by the institutional and departmental Erasmus coordinators of both parties.

Additionally, the students are also required to prepare a course equivalence table called “Proof of Recognition”. On this document, Ankara University equivalents of the courses that are taken abroad are displayed to identify the framework of the course transfer.

At the end of the exchange period, the courses that the students took abroad are displayed with their original names and codes (the names and codes specially used by the partner university) along with their ECTS credits and grades. On the official transcript of the students, these courses are indicated with an abbreviation as “ET” which means “Erasmus Transferred Courses”.

ECTS Credit System

European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a student oriented credit system based on the workload of the student for a specific course. It is a value which represents all the studies (theoretical courses, applications, seminars, independent studies, examinations, assignments, etc.) that a student needs to complete in order to achieve the defined learning outcomes.

As an academic equivalence system, European Credit Transfer System’s (ECTS) main aim is to maintain mutual recognition of exchange students’ academic achievements in different education institutions of different countries. ECTS credits are quantitative values of workload which the students need to complete in order to achieve expected learning outcomes.

ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits measure the workload of a fulltime student during one academic year. (30 credits for half-year) Student workload is the main criterion of estimating credit.

Estimating Students’ Workload

Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, self-study and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes.

Estimating ECTS

30 ECTS= Semester
60 ECTS= Full Year
1 ECTS =25-30 hours of work
At Ankara University:  1 ACTS corresponds 30 Hours of workload
At Ankara University student workload is about 1,800 hours for an academic year (900 for Semester)


For each course taken at Ankara University, the student is given one of the letter grades below by the instructor as the semester course grade.
The table below provides the detailed information about the local letter grades and coefficients.

Scores Grades Coefficients
90-100 AA 4,00
85-89 B1 3,50
80-84 B2 3,25
75-79 B3 3,00
70-74 C1 2,75
65-69 C2 2,50
60-64 C3 2,00
50-59 F1 1,50
49 and below F2 0,00

The lowest grade to be successful in a course is (C3) 2,00. The grades lover than 2,00 (F1 and F2) are unsuccessful.

In order to be successful in a program, grade point average must be at least (C3) 2.00 and all courses must be completed successfully.


The Foreign Relations and Internationalization Office promotes broad and lasting cooperation with other universities all around the world, through academic partnership protocols and bilateral agreements established at international level, in collaboration with the academic & administrative units of the University such as Office for European Union Education Programmes, Farabi Office, Mevlana Office, International Student Office, Office for Cultural and Art Activities, the related research centers and TÖMER.

The Foreign Relations and Internationalization Office aims to provide and coordinate international mobility and multi-degree programs with the universities all around the world and assists to all the departments of our University to become more internationalized and contemporary during the process of internationalization of Ankara University.

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