A valid high school diploma is needed for acceptance to IUS. An international certificate of English proficiency (like TOEFL or IELTS) is needed to begin the freshman year. Alternatively, a student can take the English Language Proficiency Exam given by IUS. Students without sufficient knowledge of English Language will have to take the intensive English Language Program. Applicants from Bosnia may be asked to take the IUS Entrance Exam.
All applicants are evaluated on the basis of their high school performance and possible interview. Turkish applicants are accepted based on their recent YGS or SAT scores. IUS may ask the candidates to take a Student Selection Test in case of excessive applications or for eligibility to financial support. Transfer students from other universities are encouraged to apply with the official transcripts.