Frequently Asked Questions


Candidate Students

İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Medicine was established with the decision of the Council of Ministers numbered 2014/6728 published in the Official Gazette No. 29100 dated 26.08.2014.

The appointment of faculty members, the organization of the laboratories and other preparations were completed and the application file was submitted to the presidency of the Council of Higher Education. After the audit on 31.03.2017, the General Council of Higher Education approved the student admission.

The first students of the Faculty of Medicine, Izmir University of Economics were enrolled in 2017-2018 academic year and have not graduated yet.

Izmir Economy University Faculty of Medicine student quota for the 2019-2020 education year;

  • 100% scholarship 10 (ten)
  • 50% scholarship 10 (ten)

Scholarship 10 (ten), a total of 30 (thirty) students will be enrolled.

Educational language at the Faculty of Medicine of Izmir University of Economics; is in English except for bedside education.

The Faculty of Medicine conducts its educational activities at the Izmir University of Economics campus.

Address: Izmir University of Economics
Sakarya Cad, No: 156
35330 Balcova - Izmir / TURKEY

The IUE Medical Faculty Hospital (IUE Medical Application and Research Center) will be full-fledged general hospital. The address of the hospital under construction; Sakarya Caddesi No: 153, Balcova 35330, Izmir

2017-2018 Ranking of the enrolled students in Faculty of Medicine;

  • 100% Scholarship, the ranking of the last student: "8.061"
  • 50% Scholarship, the ranking of the last student: "15.027"
  • no scholarship, the ranking of the last student:"24.992"

ÖSYS Scholarships
Foreign Student Scholarships
Vertical Transition Scholarships
International Student Scholarships
Allotted Scholarships
Academic Achievement Scholarships

ÖSYS Discounts
Foreign Language Preparation Program Second Year Discount
Sibling, Parent, Child, Partner, Discount
Chamber of Commerce Members Discount
IUE (Izmir University of Economics), IZTO (Izmir Chamber of Commerce) and IUE Founder Foundation Members Discount
Vertical Transition Discount
Academic Achievement Scholarship Discount

Information on scholarships and discounts is available at "IUE Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree Scholarship Directory".

No distinction is allowed by applicable law and the institutional structure of the IUE.

The period of normal education and training of the Faculty of Medicine is six years (twelve semesters), the maximum period of education and training is nine years (eighteen semesters) except for the foreign language preparatory class.

The duration of foreign language, preparation training is maximum two years.

All newly registered students at Izmir University of Economics enter the English Proficiency exam conducted by School of Foreign Languages to prove whether their level of English is sufficient to follow the courses offered at department/programs they registered to.

Students, who fulfill the requirements specified below, will be exempt from the English Preparatory Program without having to take the foreign language exams conducted by Izmir University of Economics.

Students who achieve the scores determined by the senate of the higher education institution in international foreign language exams, which are considered equivalent to centralized foreign language exams recognized by the Higher Education Board.

Students who received education at a higher education institution,  where the medium of instruction is English and the citizens of that country attend to, in a foreign country where English is the native language at least in last three years.

Students, who received and completed their secondary education at a secondary education institution, where the medium of instruction is English and the citizens of that country attend to, in a foreign country where English is the native language at least in the last three years.

Students, who successfully completed or were exempt from English preparatory program at a higher education institution affiliated to Higher Education Board within last three years.

Validity period for exams that is determined by the respective institutions conducting the exam is taken into account in order to take the scores obtained in exams specified in item (a). In the event that the validity period for the exam is not specified, Higher Education Board determines the period. The validity period for Proficiency in English exam, conducted by Izmir University of Economics, is 3 years.

Students, submit the original copies (if available) of the documents during registration period, which will be used for exemption from English Preparatory Program, to the School of Foreign Languages. Students will be exempt from English Preparatory Program when the School of Foreign Languages approves the documents. The School of Foreign Languages reserves the right to demand the delivery of the results by the issuing institution, investigate the exam results, and refuse the external results when in doubt.

At the beginning of the Academic year, all students, who have been accepted to associate and undergraduate programs with a compulsory English Preparatory Class, sit a Placement Exam to determine their level of proficiency in English and then a Proficiency Exam (PIE). Students who score 69.50 and above in the Placement Exam can then sit the PIE exam. Students, who score 64.50 and above in the PIE exam, pass to the first year of their associate or undergraduate programs,. Students who score less than 64.50 in the PIE exam begin their studies in the English Preparatory Program.


The Board of Trustees determines the tuition fee amount, form and time of payment for each academic year. The fee in the academic year of
2018-2019 is 60.300 TL. The English preparation class fee is 43.100 TL.

You may find detailed information about fees by clicking here.

The applications and evaluations for undergraduate transfer within the Izmir University of Economics or from other universities are published in the Official Gazette dated 24/4/2010 No. 27561 entitled "Transition between Programs at the Higher Education Institutions with Associate and Undergraduate Levels, Relevant Regulation "and the provisions of other legislation.

Determination of the foreign language competencies of the students who are transferring and in foreign language preparatory class are made according to the provisions of the relevant legislation and the principles determined by the Senate.


Izmir University of Economics Faculty of Medicine program is an integrated program consisting of four phases and totaling 6 years. These phases are:

Phase 1: Normal structure and function

Phase 2: Mechanisms of diseases

Phase 3: Clinical practice

Phase 4: In the path of becoming a medical doctor (Internship)

The program is spiralling around 3 fields throughout the phases. These are;
Scientific basis of medicine

Clinical basis of medicine

Human, society and planet

The field of scientific basis of medicine is divided into biomedical sciences such as anatomy, molecular biology, physiology, histology & embryology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, and is covered by four main educational activities. These are:

"Foundations" blocks
These blocks are found at the beginning of each phase.Concepts that form the basis of the learning objectives to be addressed at the relevant phase. For example, Foundations I block is a block at the beginning of phase 1 that is covered by the molecular, genetic, developmental and cellular mechanisms of life. The following concept / organ-system blocks are built on these basic concepts. Foundations II block at the beginning of phase 2 is mainly addressed by the basic mechanisms of pathological processes, basic pharmacology and medical microbiology. In the following concept / organ-system blocks, pathological situations that are formed on these basic concepts and prototypical drugs used in treatment. In the Foundations III block at the beginning of phase 3, diagnostic medicine (imaging, clinical pathology, clinical biochemistry and clinical microbiology), clinical pharmacology as well as forensic medicine will be discussed for students to use in clinical practice.

Concept / organ-system blocks
These blocks mainly deal with issues related to biomedical sciences. In the first three years (Phase 1 and 2) the curriculum is organized within the framework of concept / organ-system blocks.

Phase 1 is normal structure and functional-oriented while Phase 2 deals with pathological processes.

Research & Information Management (RIM)
Under this title, medical information, biostatistics, and evidence-based medicine are addressed. While the topics are treated in a logic order throughout the phases, they are integrated into the concept / organ-system blocks as much as possible.

Public health and epidemiology
Subjects in this area are included in the epidemiology block at the beginning of phase 2,in the concept / organ-system blocks and at the beginning of phase 1(health determinants).Students will have the opportunity to practice and apply within the scope of the public health internship in Year 6.

The “National Medical Education Accreditation Board” carries out assessment of the faculties after graduation of the first enrolled students.

The entire structuring basis of the IUE Medical Faculty is carried out to meet the requirements for accreditation.

The Erasmus student internship program is one of the programs that provide scholarships for student to gain experience by undergoing summer internships. Under this program, our students will be able to apply for internship opportunities at European universities that our university has an Erasmus agreement.

Universities in which our students have bilateral agreements with Izmir University of Economics where they can conduct scientific research studies in the 2nd and 3rd grade summer and clinical rotation / clinical research in the 4th and 5th years.

University of Belgrade (Serbia), University of Rome (Italy), University of Zagreb (Croatia), Sofia University (Bulgaria), University of Debrecen (Hungary), Aarhus University (Denmark) Universitat De Barcelona (Spain), University of Sheffield (England), Boston University (United States), University of Michigan (United States), University of New Mexico (United States), Vilnius University (Lithuania) Kyoto University (Japan)

In addition, our students will be able to apply themselves to national and international summer practice for scientific research. Our faculty members will consult the students on various topics such as laboratories and scholarship opportunities that our students would benefit from.

Summer Internship Programs in Europe and Other Countries:
Austria, Institute of Science and Technology ISTernship Program; Austria, Vienna Biocenter Summer School; Japan, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Research Internship, Germany; DAAD Research Internships in Science & Engineering (RISE), Germany; Hanover Biomedical Research School Lower Saxony International Summer Academy (LISA) in Immunology, Germany; RWTH Aachen University UROP, Germany; Cellnetworks Summer School, Spain; Centre for Genomic Regulation CRG Summer Internship Program for Undergraduate Students, Switzerland; Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Summer Research Program

Summer Internship Programs in United States of America:
American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Zannoni Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow Awards, Amgen Scholars Program, Baylor College of Medicine Summer Medical and Research Training Program, Berkeley iGEM Team, Haas Scholars Program, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, CHORI (Children's Hospital Research Institute), Office of Research and Scholarship, Broad Institute Undergraduate Research Program, California Institute of Technology Amgen Scholars Program Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Connecticut, University of Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Summer Programs Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Harvard University Summer Undergraduate Program in Immunology Four Directions Summer Research Program, School of Public Health Summer Internships Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program, University of California, Los Angeles Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research, Mirthe Center Research Experience for Undergraduates University of Missouri, Penn State University Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program, Pittsburgh, University of School of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Rochester, University of Summer Scholars Program, Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Pediatric Oncology Education Program, Stowers Institute for Medical Research Stowers Summer Scholars Program, Texas A & M Health Science Center Summer Research Program Texas, University of - Southwestern Medical Center Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) Quantitative and Physical Science Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program, UCSF / Kaiser Permanente UC Berkeley Undergraduate Research Internship, Woods Hole Research Center Woods Hole Partnership Educational Program, Yale University SURF - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program


The Minor Program (YDP) is a certificate program that consists of courses that students are interested in another branch rather than the main program. The Minor program does not mean a separate degree program.

It is carried out in accordance with the provisions of YÖK, “Regulation on the Principles of Transition between Programs at the Higher Education Institutions with Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree, Double Major, Minor and Intermediary Credit Transfer".

Students can apply for the Minor Program (YDP) at the earliest third and latest sixth semester of undergraduate study.

The Faculty/ Schools announces the quota and conditions of application prior to the application date, and the applications are made on the dates announced on the academic calendar.

To be eligible for a Minor Program, a student has to take and successfully pass courses with at least 50 ECTS at the end of freshman year, with at least 110 ECTS at the end of sophomore year, and with at least 140 ECTS at the end of fall semester of junior year; and obtain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 over 4.00.

The student quotas and conditions to be admitted to associate degree and undergraduate programs and the diplomas and exams required for admission are determined by the University Senate every academic year and notified to the Presidency of the Council of Higher Education following the approval of the Board of Trustees.

When the applications of the candidates are taken, the "Procedures and principles of admission to the higher education institutions of the foreign students and those who complete the whole of the secondary education abroad for the related academic year are taken into consideration" by the Higher Education Council.

Students who will be admitted to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs will prepare the application documents specified in the Senate decision and perform their applications on the internet.

The International Relations Office based on the applicant’s exam success scores and diploma grades assesses applications for international students who apply for undergraduate programs. Acceptance letters are prepared and sent to candidates who satisfy the conditions.

Even if additional quota is opened during registration, the student cannot be accepted with the points below the declared points.

The Student Affairs Directorate runs registration procedures for students who are accepted to Izmir University of Economics from abroad.

Candidates who fail to enroll in the registration process or fail to provide the required documents are deemed to have given up the right to register. Those who have deficiencies or falsifications in their documents will be canceled even if records of those who have been dismissed from disciplinary punishment from any higher education institution have been made. No refunds will be made for those whose registration has been canceled due to deficiencies or falsifications.

In the final registration, the student must submit the documents, mentioned in the letter of acceptance , by himself / herself in full.

Registration is not possible with missing documents.

Since it is compulsory to communicate in Turkish with the patient in the trainings, the students who apply must certify their Turkish competency. The Turkish proficiency level of the students is assessed by the university through written and / or oral examinations, or TÖMER certificate of all universities or the Yunus Emre Institute's B2 level is accepted. Students who cannot document the Turkish proficiency at the end of their third year at the latest, cannot continue to the fourth year until this condition is fulfilled.

For the students who have completed the last three years of high school education in Turkey at a Turkish education giving institution, Turkish Proficiency Certificate is not required.

Our university has a dormitory within the campus. We offer dormitory accommodation for students coming from a distance of more than 50 km out of Izmir. You can stay in quadruple or single rooms and use the in-house laundry and kitchen at any time. There are 416 students in the dormitory. Dormitory use:

  • The first 2,500 students in the SOZ and DIL score type and the first 10,000 in the EA and SAY score type will be able to stay at our dormitory free of charge.
  • Annual accommodation fee per person in quadruple room is 16.700 TL including VAT,
  • Single room annual accommodation fee including VAT 22.000 TL
  • Deposit fee is 1,500 TL
  • Dormitory fees can be paid in cash, one-time payment options or credit card installments are available.

You can reach detailed information about the dormitory by clicking here .

Taking part in Student Clubs not only helps students to have active and social status in education life but it also helps students achieve prestige when they enter business life.

Student Clubs are established within the 4 week period of each Academic Year.

In order to establish a new student club, a letter of application explaining the purpose of the club should be submitted to the Student and Corporate Activities Directorate.

After the letter of application is approved and the necessary forms are filled, the club is officially established in that Academic Year.

You can have detailed information about IUE Student Clubs on IUE Student Clubs Regulations .

The following communities and clubs are active;

Advertising Club, Animal Lovers Club, Aviation Club, Book club, Career Club, Chinese Culture Club, Cinema and media club, Community Volunteers Club, Construction Club, Cut Paper Design Club, ECOGENESİS (Genetic and Bioengineering Club), Economy 1903-Besiktas Club, Environment, Economy and Technology Club, Equal Platform Club, ESN İUE (Erasmus Student Network) Club, Factory of Bussiness Club, Fashion and Style Club, Folk Dancing Club, Food Engineering Club, Football Club, Foreign Trade Club, Game Development Team Club, German Club, Healthy Club, Industrial Systems Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), IUE Lions, IUE Rotaract Club, IUE Software Community (ISC), Kemalist Thought Club, Latin Dance Club, Law Club, Logistics Club, Math Club, Medicine club, Mining club, Modern Dance Club, Motorsports Club, Mountain Climbing and Tracking Club, MUN (Model United Nations) Club, Musicians Club, Photography Club, Politics Platform Club, Psychology Club, Purple Collective Club, Red Crescent Club, Rhytm Club, Sociology Club, Sub Culture Club, The Turkish Art of Marbling (Ebru) Club, Theater Club, Think Industrial Design Students Club, Turkish Art Mission Club (chorus), Turkish Language and History Research Club, Underwater Club.

There are 4 classrooms in the campus area with various audiovisual devices and internet access. In the same buildings, general purpose Anatomy Laboratory, Printing Studio, Computer Laboratories, CAD Laboratories, CDM Loft, Digital Signal Processing Laboratory, DMaker Lab Maket Production Studio, Electronic Laboratory, Instrumental Laboratory, Film Plate, Physics Laboratory, Photo Studio, Young Creative Communication Agency, General Electronics Laboratory, Geotechnical Laboratory, Graphic Design Laboratory, News Center, Hydromechanical Laboratory, Wet Multidisciplinary Laboratory (W MDL), Mold and Sewing Workshop, Chemistry Laboratory, Clinical Skills and Simulation Laboratory, Control Laboratory, Dry Multidisciplinary Laboratory (MDL), MAC Laboratories, Machine Manufacturing Laboratories, Professional Skills and Simulation Laboratories, Microbiology Laboratory, Microprocessor Laboratory, Microscope Hall, Fashion Design Studio, Network, Communication and Software Development Laboratory, Optician's Laboratory, Automation and Business Studies Laboratory, Sample Preparation Laboratory, PACTS (Preparatory Activity Center for Teachers and Students), Psychology Laboratory , Behavior and Brain Research Laboratories), Radio Studios, Painting Workshop, Robotics and Rapid Prototyping Laboratory, Sound Design Studio, Silent Study Personal Access Center, Simultaneous Translation Lab, Simulation Lab - I, Simulation Laboratory - II, Cinema Hall, Smart Class, Sumerbank Design Archive, Design Studio, Medical Imaging Practice Chamber, TV Studio, Space and Aviation Laboratory, Video-Audio G Personal Access Center, VLSI Laboratories, Web and Gaming Laboratories, Building Materials Laboratories, Building Mechanics Laboratories.

There are a variety of workshops and laboratories in use. There are sports areas, dance halls and basketball fields where a variety of activities can take place within the campus area. There are also cafeterias and cafeterias belonging to Firuz Catering. The dormitory is also on campus. Again, this area has an area where students can meet their food needs. Bio-Derm Beauty Center serves in our main building.

Other areas in existing buildings; various capacities can be listed as conference rooms, reading room and library, kitchen, infirmary, canteen and dormitory.

The academic calendar is determined and announced by the Senate.

Academic calender is available here.

All student who has a family member with health insurance from the Social Security Institution can receive health services from all health institutions affiliated with the social security institution until the age of 25. Students who do not have security must apply for insurance at the same institution or get a private insurance. Foreign students can receive health services directly from all the health institutions affiliated with the social security institution if they apply for health insurance with the papers they get from the Immigration Department.

Quota openings is not a common situation for medical schools in Turkey.

Candidates, placed in a higher education program by ÖSYM cannot be replaced in the means of additional quota. In order to enroll with the additional quota, it is necessary to not be placed in any higher education program by OSYS. Additional quota occurs when program quota is filled but some of the placed candidates did not enroll. In order to register to these programs, candidates must have a score equal to or greater than the smallest score of that program.For programs that did not have a filled quota and do not have the smallest score, all candidates with the relevant score can be placed.

The "Legislation Information System" prepared by the General Directorate of Development and Publication of the Prime Ministry is located here.

The legislation specific to our university is available here.

e-MED (electronic medicine) is the e-learning platform which will be accessible by all our students throughout their education. The platform will let students access course materials, read textbooks and carry out assignments/tests via mobile phones, tablets or personal computers. e-MED which will be accessible via personal user names and passwords and will contain various e-learning materials including e-books, pictures, audio files, videos, 3D drawings.

e-MED is built on Blackboard learning management system and is an extension of Smart Campus concept of İzmir University of Economics.

Our students will be able to revisit and restudy previous educational activities, and get prepared for future activities and assessments by accessing this platform anytime in anywhere with a WiFi. Furthermore, e-MED is integrated with Panopto classroom recording system providing our students with access to video recordings of previous educational activities.