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Graduate Programs Enrollment Guide


According to the evaluation results, students admitted to our University's graduate programs must complete their enrollments in person at Ibn Haldun University in Başakşehir.

Our University will continue face-to-face education in the Fall Semester of the 2024-2025 Academic Year, while some courses will be online.

We kindly request you to view our academic calendar for the important dates regarding our University's processes.

Important Announcement

Fall Semester enrollment will be between 15–19 April 2024. Our students must prepare and bring the necessary documents to complete the enrollment process smoothly and quickly.

Required Documents for Enrollment

  1. Original and the copy of diploma or interim certificate of graduation for Bachelor's/Master's Degree (Bachelor's Degree certificate for MA and PhD candidates with BA degrees, Master's Degree certificate for PhD candidates with MA degrees),*
  2. Original and the copy of transcript for Bachelor's/Master's Degree (Bachelor's Degree transcript for MA and PhD candidates with BA degrees, Master's Degree transcript for PhD candidates with MA degrees),*
  3. ALES result document with verification code (Not required for non-thesis Master's programs),
  4. If they are not in Turkish or English, notarized translations of transcript and diploma,
  5. Foreign language proficiency certificate (The proficiency levels of the students are ascertained upon their documentation of success at the determined level in YDYS or one of the national/international exams recognized by the Council of Higher Education in Turkey (CoHE) and the Senate.),
  6. Original and photocopy of Identification Document (National ID card or passport),
  7. Passport and its copy (Expired passports are not valid.),
  8. Residence permit and its copy (Those unable to provide a residence permit must complete their residence permit application with the guidance of International Relations Office upon their arrival to Türkiye.),
  9. Student visa (Only for international students).
  10. Four photographs (Taken in the last six months) (You need to write your name and surname behind each photo),
  11. Original and photocopy of diploma recognition certificate for Turkish citizens who graduated from a foreign institution,
  12. Military Service Status Document for male candidates holding the Turkish citizenship.*

*Certificates/documents obtained from the e-Government platform are valid.

Recognition of the universities from which candidates got their Bachelor's and Master's Degrees will be asked from the Turkish Council of Higher Education (CoHE). This is a legal requirement for international students to be able to enroll in graduate programs at Turkish Universities. The enrollment of candidates are considered valid only if the CoHE recognizes the universities from which they graduated.

Upon completing the enrollment, students will be allocated an e-mail account. As all the announcements about the University will be sent to these e-mail addresses, it is crucial to check them regularly.

For questions and inquiries concerning enrollment, do not hesitate to contact us via registration@ihu.edu.tr.

Students can submit their document requests, such as student certificates and transcripts, through OBS.

Foreign Language Proficiency and Multilingualism

In our University, which adopts the policy of multilingualism in education concerning Master's and Ph.D. programs where multilingualism is a graduation requirement, our students must have a certain level of degree over English, Turkish, and Arabic (or other language envisioned by the program).

Students can successfully meet the admission requirement of language proficiency in the program by taking language preparation school first if the Institute is granted provisional admission. Additionally, Students will be able to successfully meet their language requirement concerning graduation by passing language courses during their education. For these languages, students who have certified their language proficiency at the desired level as a condition of graduation or acceptance with foreign language exams accepted by the University will also fulfill their obligations. Foreign language exams approved by our University are TOEFL, YDS, YÖKDİL, and PTE for English and YDS and YÖKDİL for Arabic. Students who do not have a score on these exams can take the language proficiency exam organized by our University.

Accommodation Opportunities

Students who want to get detailed information about our University's dormitories can contact the related department via yurt@ihu.edu.tr. For detailed information, click here.

Important Information

  • Notarized translations must be submitted with the originals if the enrollment documents are not in Turkish or English. During the document submission, the original versions of the papers will be returned after checking, and copies will be received.
  • Unofficial documents are not accepted during enrollment.
  • Students have to show up personally for enrollment. Postal service is not allowed.
  • Enrollment procedures cannot be completed with missing or falsified documents.
  • Legal action is to be taken against those who submit falsified documents.
  • Candidates who are unable to finalize the enrollment procedures should contact the relevant Institute.
  • Students who have been granted a cash scholarship must have Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank accounts.
  • The Student Affairs Directorate will carry out the military service deferral process for male students under the provisions of Law No. 1111 on Military Service.
  • Once student cards are prepared, Student Affairs will announce via e-mail.


Our students can arrive by the public buses specified below at the Ibn Haldun University bus stop.

78B Fenertepe Bus Station – Yenibosna Metro Station
78C Fenertepe Bus Station – Yunus Emre Neighborhood
78E Fenertepe Bus Station – Kiptaş Kayabaşı
78F Fenertepe Bus Station – Metrokent
78G Fenertepe Bus Station – Güvercintepe
78H Fenertepe Bus Station – Eminönü
78Ş Fenertepe Bus Station – Şahintepesi
78ZB Fenertepe Bus Station – Zeytinburnu Metro Station
146BA Fenertepe Bus Station – Avcılar
146F Fenertepe Bus Station – Bahçeşehir
146K Fenertepe Bus Station – Birlik Neighborhood
MK31 Fenertepe Bus Station – Kanuni Sultan Süleyman

Payment Process

  • For completion of the document submission process for university registration, our students can carry out the payment procedures through Ziraat Bank or Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank:
    Students who wish to make cash payments through Ziraat Bank can visit bank branches with their student numbers, which they can obtain from the Student Affairs Directorate, or use the Ziraat Bank mobile application.
  • Students who wish to make payments with a credit card can visit https://ziraatpos.ihu.edu.tr and complete the payment procedures with the student numbers obtained from the Student Affairs Directorate.
  • Students wishing to make payments through Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank School Installment System (OTS) can visit bank branches with student numbers obtained from the Student Affairs Directorate and complete their transactions with interest-free installment options.

* The installment payment option with a credit card is only available for Ziraat Bank Combo Card holders. There is no installment option available for credit cards from other banks.

** The person (student or their parent/guardian) using the Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank School Installment System must present their ID card and income statement to the bank.

Income Documents:

  • If Employed (Social Security Registered): Latest month's payslip.
  • If Retired: Document indicating retirement status (can be obtained through e-Government system).
  • If Taxpayer: Tax certificate and financial statements for the latest period.

For detailed information about the procedures to be carried out, you can contact the Administrative and Financial Affairs Directorate via idarivemaliisler@ihu.edu.tr.

Information Services

Our University allocates an e-mail account for all registered students. You can access the wireless network and all relevant platforms, such as the library database and student information system (OBS), using the username and password of your e-mail account you will be using at the University.

Our University provides e-mail service through Gmail. Your e-mail account will be created in the format of name.surname@stu.ihu.edu.tr. Your default password is your foreign identity number. To activate your account, the password is needed to be changed. You can update your password via https://pass.ihu.edu.tr/.

After the password change, all the access, such as e-mail services, will be automatically activated. The new password will also apply to all platforms accessed with your username and password.

Students with more than one name must specify their name preference during enrollment.

Example account:

Name and Surname: Mehmet YILMAZ
E-mail address: mehmet.yilmaz@stu.ihu.edu.tr
User Name: mehmet.yilmaz

Students who would like to send their requests to the administrative departments of our University from the IHU Support System.

For detailed information about Student Affairs' processes, you could check Frequently Asked Questions.