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Exemption from FDY

The students who can certify that they have passed one of the national and/or  international foreign language examinations at a level determined by the university are entitled to begin undergraduate programs.

The following international exams and minimum scores will exempt students from the SU Foundation Development Year. 

 Exams Validity Minimum Scores
PTE Academic 2 years 60 (Minimum score should be 59 from each part)
TOEFL  IBT 2 years 80
CAE 3 years C
CPE 3 years C
KPDS 5 years 90
ÜDS 5 years 90
YDS 5 years 90
ELAE 2 years

65

 

According to the latest instruction letter for Foreign Language Exam Equivalencies issued by the Centre for Selection and Placement of Students in order for an exam to be accepted as equivalent, it must have taken place in a building owned by a state university.

Furthermore, according to an announcement on February 26th 2016, by the Centre for Selection and Placement of Students, certificates from exams which took place before the date of the announcement (February 26th, 2016) will be considered as meeting requirements. If the application was made before the date of the announcement (February 26th, 2016) and the exam took place within 30 days of the announcement, the certificate will also be considered as meeting requirements.

Only original reports of test scores will be accepted

2016-2017 Academic Year, deadline for submission of  Fall Term External Exam Test Scores for Exemption from SU FDY is 13th June 2017.

Original reports of test scores need to be submitted to Aslı KÖNTE at School of Languages and will only be accepted during the period state above.

Original reports of test scores should preferably be posted by the test center to Sabancı University.