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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions Related to General Questions

 

1. How can I freeze my registration?

If you have to suspend your education, you have to apply to department secretary with a petition and attached documents.  At once, the permission can be given for at least one semester or  at most two semesters. The semester in which the permission is given isn’t regarded as study period. The students cannot use their studentship rights at the period indicated.

 

2.  I want to drop out of university. What should I do?

 

The student who wants to drop out of university with his/her own will, make his/her advisor, department chair, the dean or the headmaster of his school, head of university library and documentation sign MEÜ.EÖ.FR-028/00 Student Discharge Certificate (It can obtained from Registrar’s Office) and apply to Registrar’s Office. Then, the process of the students’ dropping out of university occur

 

3. I lost my student’s identification card. What do I have to do?

If the student who has lost his identification card fills in MEÜ.İD.FR-368/00 BİDB – MEÜKART Student Identification Card Form and applies to KGS Unit, he is given new identification card

 

4. How can I carry out my procedures for military service?

 

The registrar’s office directly carries out the students’ postponement of military service. If there is a problem or if the postponement of military service is wanted to be cancelled, the student has to apply to the registrar’s office

 

Frequently Asked Questions Related to New Registrations

 

1. How can I learn the dates of new registration?

The dates of new registration are determined by OSYM (Student Selection and Placement Center) and these dates are placed in OSYS Handbook of Higher Education Programs and Quotas. Moreover, you can learn them by entering our universities web page.

2- How can new registration processes be performed in our university?

The students, who will enrol in our university, will enrol in the university via e-devlet among dates that will be indicated in OSYS Handbook of Higher Education Programs and Quotas. However, as medical report is wanted in the documents that are necessary for enrolling in some programmes, the students in the programmes, which are not open to e-devlet enrolment and the students who cannot carry out the processes of enrolment can carry out the processes of enrolment by applying personally to the registration center. Moreover, the students who deserve to enrol in the programmes and units after the Special Talent Examination can carry out the processes of enrolment by applying personally to the registration center among the dates that are announced.

3- If the student candidates cannot enrol in the university on time, what happens?

The student candidates who haven’t enrolled in the university among the dates indicated, are accepted to renounce their rights to the enrolment and they cannot claim any rights.

4. Do the student candidates have to perform new registration procedures personally?

The students who will enrol in our university will be able to perform registration procedures personally or by means of the person who has the notary public power of attorney.

 

5.Are any other documents except the documents indicated in OSYS Handbook of Higher Education Programs and Quotas wanted in the first enrolment?

Yes, other documents except the documents indicated in OSYS Handbook of Higher Education Programs and Quotas can be wanted. These documents are announced at our university’s web page.

6. Are there any other registration procedures after we have enrolled in the university for the first time?

All of our students who have just enrolled in the university and who enrolled in previous years have to carry out course registration procedures for both fall and spring semester in every Education Training Year via Registrar (Student Affairs) Information System.

The Frequently Asked Questions Related to Course Registration

1- What happens if the course registration isn’t completed on time or within the time period determined?

The students who do not make the process of course registration can attend the classes, can’t enter the exams and can’t use their rights of studentship. This period is regarded as the study period. The excused course registration can be made by applying to the head of the department within the first week in which the education-training starts, which is indicated in the academic calendar.

2- What should be done if a mistake is done at re-registration?

The mistakes that are made at the reregistration can be corrected by the help of the advisor within the first week in which the education-training starts, which is indicated in the academic calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Undergraduate Transfer

1-Who can’t make undergraduate transfer?

With General Weighted Average, undergraduate transfer can’t be made to preparatory classes of Associate and Bachelor Diploma Programmes; first semester and last semester of associate diploma programmes, first two semesters and last two semesters of bachelor diploma programmes.

2- When is the date of application for undergraduate transfer?

The application for undergraduate transfer and the registration for undergraduate transfer are made in fall and spring semester of every education training year, which is determined in our university academic calendar

 

 

a)     For fall semester; the students apply to the related unit with general weighted average and central placement points for associate and bachelor programmes by filling in the MEÜ.EÖ.FR-004/00 Undergraduate Transfer Petition Form within the dates which is determined in our university academic calendar or the students apply to Registrar’s Office by filling in MEÜ.EÖ.FR-322 Undergraduate Transfer Form With Central Placement Points

 

b)     For spring semester; The students will not be admitted to associate and bachelor programmes with central placement points (additional article 1). Moreover, the students will not be admitted to bachelor programmes with general weighted average; the students who will apply to associate programmes will be able to apply to related unit by filling in MEÜ.EÖ.FR-004/00 Undergraduate Transfer Petition Form within the dates which is determined in our university academic calendar.

 

3. Is there an opportunity for undergraduate transfer from a domestic university (university in Turkey) to Mersin University?

a) The candidates who will apply for undergraduate transfer from a domestic higher education institution to the associate and bachelor diploma programmes in our university  with general weighted points (general average points) have to have general weighted points (general avarege points) which are at least 60.00 out of 100  in the programmes to which they are registered. The number of the courses related to the previous years, which the students transferring from another higher education institutionwill have to take can’t be more than the ordinal number of the semester in which the undergraduate transfer will be made.The students who have to take more courses than the ordinal number of the semester in which the undergraduate transfer will be made can’t carry out undergraduate transfer.

b)  The students who have centrally been placed in the diploma program of the higher education institution in which they are registered by OSYM can make application for undergraduate transfer within the context of Additional article-1 of Regulations Related To The Transfer Between The Programmes At The Level of Associate and Bachelor’s Degree, Double Major, Minor, Making Credit Transfer  at the beginning of every fall semester within the dates that are determined in the academic calendar if their central placement scores are equal to or higher than the diploma program which they want to transfer to in Mersin University.

4. Is there an opportunity for undergraduate transfer from a foreignuniversity (university abroad) to Mersin University?

The candidates who will apply for undergraduate transfer from a foreign higher education institution to the associate and bachelor diploma programmes in our university  with general weighted points (general average points) have to have general weighted points (general average points) which are at least 60.00 out of 100  in the programmes to which they are registered.The number of the courses related to the previous years, which the students transferring from foreign higher education institution will have to take can’t be more than the ordinal number of the semester in which the undergraduate transfer will be made. The students who have to take more coursesthan the ordinal number of the semester in which the undergraduate transfer will be made can’t carry out undergraduate transfer.

5. When can the application for transfer to graduate programmes (master’s degree) made?

The students who will apply for the admission to graduate programmes and who will apply for the transfer to graduate programmes in the fall and spring semesters of every education-training year in our university will able to make their applications by applying to related institute within the dates which is determined in the academic calendar.

The Frequently Asked Questions Related To The Foreign Students

1-What is the language of your university’s language of education and training?

The language of education and training in Mersin University is Turkish except the programmes in which education and training are provided in a foreign language at the rate of  100 %  and  the programmes in which education and training are provided in a foreign language at least at the rate of  30 % . The information of the programmes in which education and training are provided in a foreign language at the rate of  100 %  and  the programmes in which education and training are provided in a foreign language at least at the rate of  30 % can be found on the quota tables on the announcement of student admission.

2- Which tests (exams) are accepted for the international students’ application to your university?

The international students have to enter Mersin University International Student Test or they have to have the scores of SAT-1 (Scholastic Aptitude Test- Reasoning), ACT (American College Testing), GCE (A Level) (General Certificate Of Education Advanced Level), French Baccalaureate and TQDK (Talebe Qabulu üzre Dövlet Komissiyası) Test.

a- The students who have been placed in the diploma programmes via special talent test also have to enter another special talent test

3. What are the terms of application for the international student admission?

If the candidates are at the last grade of high school or if they are graduates, the candidates who provide one of the necessary conditions (requirements) below are accepted:

a) The candidate who is foreign

b) The person who becomes a Turkish citizen at birth and then gets permission from Ministry of Interior to cease to be citizen of a country and the this person’s children who provides evidence for the act that this person’s children. The ones providing the evidence for the fact that this person’s minors registered at the document showing that this person ceases to be a Turkish citizen, who have the documents related to the Using The Given Rights according to 1. Item of 7. Article of  5901 numbered Turkish Citizenship Law

 

c) The ones who became Turkish citizens by means of the citizenship that was acquired later while they were foreign national/ the ones in that position, who have double nationalities.

ç) Those of the students having Turkish citizenship and continuing their secondary education abroad before 01/02/2013, who completed the last three years of their secondary education in foreign countries except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus ( including the ones who completed all of their secondary education in Turkish schools which were opened by Ministry of National Education in foreign countries except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)

d) Those of the students starting their secondary education (high school) abroad after 01/02/2013, who completed all of their secondary education in foreign countries except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (including the ones who completed all of their secondary education in Turkish schools which were opened by Ministry of National Education in foreign countries except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus).

e) The ones who are the citizens of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, who reside in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, who complete their secondary education in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, who have the results of GCE AL and who enrolled and had education  in the high schools and colleges in other countries between 2005 and 2010 and have or will have the results of GCE AL.

The applications of the ones who meet one of the conditions below aren’t accepted.

a) The ones who are Turkish citizens and who complete all of their secondary education in Turkey or Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,

b) The ones who are the citizens of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (except the ones who complete all of their secondary education in the high schools of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and have the results of GCE AL and the ones who enrolled and had education in the high schools and colleges in other countries between 2005 and 2010 and have or will have the results of GCE AL,

c- The ones having double citizenship, whose citizenship is Turkish citizenship via birth, which is described in the b item of the 1. sub-article of this article.

ç) The ones who have double citizenship, one of which is the citizenship of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (except the ones who complete all of their secondary education in the high schools of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and have the results of GCE AL and the ones who enrolled and had education in the high schools and colleges in other countries  and have or will have the results of GCE AL),

d) The Turkish citizens who have education in the schools of embassies in Turkey and who have education in foreign high schools in Turkey or the ones having double citizenship, whose citizenship is Turkish citizenship via birth, which is described in the b item of the 1. sub-article of this article

 

4. When is the Mersin University International Student Test held (done)?

Mersin University International Student Test is held on the date, which is determined in the academic calendar every year.

5. Which fields does Mersin University International Student Test consist of?

The test which consist of basic learning skills have the questions which aim to assess the candidates’ abstract thinking skills and the maths and geometry questions. The test is a multiple-choice test.

6. How long is Mersin University International Student Test valid?

It is valid for 2 years.

7. How can the application to Mersin University International Student Test made?

The applications from Turkey and from foreign countries are made online via Mersin University official web page.

8. Where are the results announced?

The candidates can learn the results of application by entering the online application system by entering their own user name and password.The candidates who deserve to enrol have to take their certificate of acceptance from online application system and  take student visa from Turkey foreign representative offices.

9. When and How are final enrolments made?

The candidates who deserve to be students make their final enrolments by submitting the final enrolment documents, which are indicated in the Rules Related To The Student Matriculation (Admission) to Mersin University Associate and Bachelor Programmes From Abroad

10. How is the tuition fee for foreign students determined?

Every year, the student current service cost, which is determined by cabinet of ministers is determined by the university administrative committee and published on our internet web page

12. Can the international students benefit from student exchange programs?

The international students can benefit from exchange programs (Mevlana, Erasmus, Farabi).

 

The Frequently Asked Questions Related to Special Studentship

1. When can I apply for being a special student?

You can apply to the unit in which you want to become a special student until the last day for the special student application, which is determined in the academic calendar which is prepared by our university for every education and training year.

2. What are the terms of application for being a special student?

For being a special student, you have to document your state of health or one of your first degree relative’s state of health by taking medical report from full-fledged public hospital; you have to document your marriage by means of marriage contract; you have to document the fact that you are the victim of terror. If you have excuses except the excuses indicated above, the unit which is concerned should give the positive opinion.

Frequently Asked Questions Related To Discipline

1. According to which regulations are the discipline processes performed?

The students discipline processes are performed according to the Regulations of Higher Education Institutions Student Discipline.

2. Under which circumstances is the disciplinary proceeding (disciplinary inquiry) made?

The discipline proceeding (inquiry) is made when the students perform the infraction of rules or make offences which are indicated under the title of Disciplinary Punishments and Disciplinary Offences Requiring Disciplinary Punishments in Regulations of Higher Education Institutions Student Discipline.

3. Can a person have a right to lodge an appeal against the disciplinary punishment that has been inflicted on him/her?

A person can lodge an appeal against disciplinary punishments inflicted by disciplinary chief and disciplinary board within 15 days.

When an appeal is lodged,the university administrative committee, which is the authority for the appeal and complaints, make a decision about the appeal and complaints decisively within 15 days. When an appeal is lodged,the university administrative committee, which is the authority for the appeal and complaints, analyse the decision and accept the punishment without changing or refuse it. When the punishment is refused, the disciplinary board make a final decision about the appeal by taking the reason for refusing into consideration.

According to this regulation, a person can apply to administrative justice for the punishments inflicted without lodging an appeal against the punishments inflicted.

4. When is the disciplinary punishment inflicted due to the disciplinary offences deleted from the personal record?

The discipline punishment and disciplinary offence cannot be deleted from student’s personal record unless amnesty law is enacted.

5. When is the student informed about the fact that the discipline inquiry into his action is launched

The discipline inquiry is launched on the first business day (working day) just after the case is learned. Enquirer is determined and the inquiry is finalized within at least 15 days beginning from date on which the inquiry is approved.

6. Who makes the disciplinary inquiry?

The chief of each unit, who has authorization to start a disciplinary inquiry can make the inquiry himself/herself or can get the inquiry made by assigning the enquirer; if he/she thinks it is necessary to assign an enquirer from another higher education institution to make inquiry, he/she can want an enquirer from another higher education institution to be assigned to make the inquiry.

7. Who is informed about the result of the discipline enquiry in addition to the student himself?

The institution which provides the scholarship or credit and the council of higher education in addition to the student himself are informed about the result of the discipline enquiry.  If the student is punished with the dismissal from the university, the institution which provides the scholarship, all of the higher education institutions, the council of higher education, Student Selection and Placement Center, security units and military recruiting office are informed about the punishment by means of a written document.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Summer School

1. When is summer school education carried out?

It is carried out on the date which is indicated at the academic calendar every year.

2. How can the application to summer school made?

The application to Summer School in our university is made via student information system.

3. When are the tuition fees of summer school announced and published? How much do the other universities’ students pay?

The tuition fees of summer school are announced and published on the summer school bulletin.