Entry requirements for students from Turkey

We have been welcoming students from Turkey for many years and our staff are very familiar with the Turkish education system and qualifications.

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High entrance requirements for our degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.  All applicants are required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Some departments may require a higher score.

English language entry requirements - find out more

The following information is for guidance only.


Undergraduate Programmes e.g. BSc, BA, BEng/MEng

A variety of qualifications can be considered for direct admission to undergraduate bachelor degree programmes. All applications for undergraduate programmes should be made through UCAS.

A Level
Applicants with a minimum of 3 A levels will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.

International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate diploma holders will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes. Required scores and subjects vary from course to course and can be found in our online prospectus.

Turkish High School
Applicants from Turkey may be required to undertake a foundation course, unless they attend a school approved for direct entry to our undergraduate programmes (in which case a high final year GPA will be required and advised according to the schools grading system).

US Qualifications
Students applying for Turkey with US qualifications will be required to reach the same entry levels as American applicants.

Undergraduate pathway programmes at the University of Sheffield International College

The University of Sheffield International College provides International Foundation Year programmes specifically for international students who want to progress to the University of Sheffield. Upon successful completion, students can progress to an undergraduate degree. Students can choose to study an International Foundation Year in the following subjects:

International Foundation Year in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities

International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering

International Foundation Year in Dentistry


The University of Sheffield accepts a number of different qualifications from Turkey. Some of the most common are listed below. If your qualification is not listed here, please contact us.

For entry to Postgraduate Taught Programmes e.g. MA, MSc

You will usually need a 4 year bachelors degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject for entry. Most postgraduate courses require a UK 2:1 or equivalent for entry, but some courses may consider 2:2 grades. Please see our course finder for specific course requirements.  

The score required will depend on the university you have attended and the course you have applied to study.

UK degree classification

Equivalent from: Bilkent University, Middle East Technical University, Bagazici University, Sabanci University, Koc University, Istanbul Technical University, Hacettepe University.

Other institutions equivalent

First class Honours

3.5/4.0 3.5/4.0

2:1 (Upper Second Class Honours)

2.7/4.0 3.0/4.0

2:2 (Lower Second Class Honours)

2.3/4.0  2.5/4.0

Postgraduate degree pathway programmes at the University of Sheffield International College

The University of Sheffield International College provides Pre-Masters programmes specifically for international students who want to progress to the University of Sheffield. Upon successful completion, students can progress to a postgraduate degree. Students can choose to study a Pre-Masters in the following subjects:

For Entry to Postgraduate Research Programmes e.g. MPhil, PhD, PhD with Integrated Masters

With around 2,000 postgraduate research students from over 100 different countries, Sheffield is one of the leading centres for research training in the UK.

Search for a research area

You will usually need a bachelors degree AND a masters degree from a recognised university in a relevant subject for entry. Some courses may consider a bachelors degree on its own if it is combined with relevant research experience. Please see our departmental web pages for specific course requirements. 

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