In the case of absence of mutual agreement between two parties regarding the English version of these regulations, Turkish version regulations are valid and will be applied.

 

EMU ENTRANCE EXAMS AND STUDENT ADMISSION BY-LAW

 

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AND EXAMINATIONS BY-LAW

(By-Law under article 4(2))

 

This by-law also covers “EMU Entrance Exam and Student Admission” By-law (Amendment no. 1/94 -1/99).

 

With the approval of the Senate, the Rector’s Office has made this By-law in accordance with Article 4(2) of the Regulation for Education, Examinations and Success.

 

 

 

 

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Brief Name

R.G. 27.05.94 EK

III A.E.280

S95/139-11

S96/146-4

S96/150-7

R.G.18.10.99 EK

III A.E. 640

1.

Eastern Mediterranean University Entrance Exams and Student Admission By-Law

Scope

2.

This by-law includes the entrance exam for student admissions to the Eastern Mediterranean University (mentioned as EMU below) programs, admission conditions and requirements for the School of Foreign Languages and English Preparatory School and the freshman year. 

 

 

II. MAIN PROVISIONS

High School Graduation

3.

In order to be admitted to EMU, students are required to graduate from a high school or any other equivalent institution.

Admission requirements for Students from the Turkish Republic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S96/150-7

 

S96/150-7

4.

Citizens of the Turkish Republic (T.R.) are admitted to EMU according to the set quota and based on the methods below:

(1) For four-year programs, the student should already be placed in one of the four year programs based on the scores obtained from the Student Selection and Placement Exam (ÖSYS) by the Turkish Republic Higher Education Board (YÖK);

(2) For two-year programs, the student should already be placed and pre-registered for one of the two-year programs based on the results of the Student Selection Exam (ÖSS) by the Turkish Republic Higher Education Board (YÖK);

(3) Based on the grades obtained from the Student Selection Exam (ÖSS), the student should be admitted to one of the two-year or four-year programs with pre-registration;

(4) Having obtained the right to register to a university based on the grades obtained from the ÖYS or ÖSS exam, the student should be admitted to one of the two-year or four-year programs of EMU through pre-registration.

Admission Requirements for TRNC Citizens

S95/139-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R.G.18.10.99 EK

III A.E. 640

5.

Citizens of the TRNC are admitted to EMU according to the set quota and based on the methods below:

 

(1) The student should be be placed in one of the four-year programs based on the results of the EMU entrance exam;

(2) The student should be placed and pre-registered in one of the two-year or four-year programs based on the scores obtained from the EMU entrance exam;

(3) In order to be pre-registered in a program within the set quota, students should become successful at a minimum of 5 GCE O level exams at relevant fields or any other equivalent exams according to the English educational system.

 

(4) Within the set quota, TRNC vocational high school graduates can pre-register for two-year vocational school programs. Each applicant is given the right to apply for a school program which should be relevant with the vocational high school branch.

Admission Requirements for Students from the Third Countries

6.

All students from countries other than the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkish Republic are admitted to the University based on the set quota for the third countries and their performance in high school.

Admission Requirements for TRNC Citizens Who HaveGraduated from High-schools in Third Countries

7.

TRNC citizens who have graduated from a high school in a country other than TRNC or Turkey are entitled to apply for admission based on the set quota for students from third countries. If such students gain admission to EMU, they are entitled to pay the tuition fees specified for students from the third countries

Admission Requirements for Students with Dual Nationality or Students Who Have Gained TRNC Citizenship at a Later Date

S96/146-4

8.

Amongst those who are admitted to EMU based on the quota set for ÖSYS, ÖSS or students from the third countries, Turkish Republic citizens or students from the third countries who obtained the TRNC citizenship at a later date or students who possess dual nationalities are entitled to pay the tuition fees specified for the citizens of the Turkish Republic or students from the third countries. 

Other Methods of Admission

9.

Other methods for student admission other than the ones specified in this By-law are executed upon the recommendation of the Rector’s Office and approval of the Senate.

Transferring to Department Programs

10.

After admission to EMU, students gain the right to attend their allocated programs following their success in the English Preparatory School English Proficiency Exam specified on the academic calendar approved by the Senate. Students who fail the English Proficiency Exam are required to attend the English Preparatory School programs.  Vertical transfers between the English Preparatory School and other programs take place according to the principles specified in Articles 17 and 18 of the Eastern Mediterranean University Education and Examinations By-law.

Admissions Through Vertical and Horizontal Transfers

11.

(1) EXTERNAL HORIZONTAL TRANSFERS

Those who have studied at a university or any other equivalent institution for a minimum of one semester (except for the Preparatory School) can apply to EMU for a horizontal transfer. In order for such applications to be accepted, the student:

(a) should have sufficient English;

(b) should not hold any previously issued permanent suspension penalty from a university or any other higher education institution;

(c) can apply for a horizontal transfer for the second, third, fourth or fifth academic semesters.

 

Applications of candidates who meet the criteria specified above are evaluated and finalised by the Faculty or School Council based on the previously set quota for each department.

 

(2) INTERNAL HORIZONTAL TRANSFERS

In Eastern Mediterranean University, students (except for the ones at the English Preparatory School) who have studied at least one semester at the University are given a chance to change their departments only for once depending on the set quota determined by the departments. After considering the Department council’s recommendations, Faculty/School Board evaluates and finalises the applications.

 

(3) INTERNAL VERTICAL TRANSFERS

(a) Students who gain the right to study at an undergraduate program or who are expelled from an undergraduate program due to academic failure are given a chance to transfer to a school program based on the School Council’s decision.

(b) Graduates of two year school programs can be admitted to four year programs based on the Faculty/School Council’s consent.

 

(4) EXTERNAL VERTICAL TRANSFERS

Graduates of two-year school programs can be admitted to four-year programs subject to the decision of the Faculty or School Councils.

 

In order for Turkish Republic citizens to be vertically transferred, they should be placed in a program in EMU based on the results of the vertical transfer exam prepared by the Student Selection and Placement Board (ÖSYM) and held according to the protocol between TRNC Ministry of Education and Turkish Republic Higher Education Board. Provisions of Eastern Mediterranean University Vertical Transfer Undergraduate Preparation Program Application By-law are applied to such students during their registration to the transfer program and evaluation of their performance.

 

(5) EXEMPTIONS OF TRANSFER STUDENTS

Exemptions and course timetables of transfer students are determined by the Department Council. 

Re-admission Conditions of Students who are Expelled from EMU or any Other Higher Education Institution

12.

Students who are expelled from EMU or any other higher education institution can be re-admitted to EMU subject to the fulfillment of the conditions specified in Articles 4, 5 and 6 of this By-law. Such students’ requesting exemption for previously taken courses are evaluated and finalised by the Department or School Council. However, students who are expelled from the University as a result of disciplinary offense are excluded from this application.

Entrance Exams

13.

An entrance exam by EMU is administered to TRNC students. The exam is prepared by taking each department’s subjects into consideration. 

Entrance Exam Applicatýon

14.

Registrar’s Office receives the applications for the entrance exam within the set period. High school diplomas or any other graduation documents are not required during application. Applications are done through formal application forms of the University. Exam fees have to be paid during application. Applications of candidates who fail to fulfill these requirements are not valid. 

Language Used in the Entrance Exam

15.

The Entrance Exam is held in Turkish and/or English.

Place and Date of the Exam

16.

Place and date of the Entrance Exam are determined by the Senate and announced by the Rector’s Office.

 

 

III. OTHER PROVISIONS

Cancellation of Applications

17.

Registrations of candidates who have missing or altered documents, and/or who have been expelled from EMU or any other equivalent higher education institution as a result of a disciplinary offense are cancelled. Such students are not entitled for any claims.

 

 

IV. FINAL PROVISIONS

Executive Power

18.

This By-law is executed by the Rectors’ office.

Abolition

19.

As soon as this By-law comes into effect, former ‘Eastern

Mediterranean University Entrance Examinations and Student

Admission By-law’ (reference no.: 236/89) is repealed. 

Coming into Force

20.

This By-law comes into force following its publication in the Official Gazette.