Every academic year, the quotas and the application requirements for the external transfer from universities in Turkey is announced at the University’s website:

http://adaylar.boun.edu.tr/tr-TR/Sayfa/Basvuru/Yurt_Ici_Kurumlararasi_Yatay_Gecis/Tum

and for external transfers from abroad:

http://adaylar.boun.edu.tr/en-EN/Page/Transfers

APPLICATION

Applications are made to the Registrar’s Office at the announced dates. Applicants must have satisfied all the application requirements. For the minimum application requirements, visit the websites given above.

PRE-EVALUATION

Only the applications of the candidates who satisfy the requirements below will be evaluated.

**i)
****Minimum GPA:** The applicant must
meet the minimum GPA requirement announced. **For 2019-2020 academic year Fall term, the minimum GPA requirement is
3.50/4.00.**

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ii)
**Economics course
requirement:** The applicant must have taken **at
least one economics course per semester (s)he has studied and passed them with
a grade at least CC**. Two of these courses must be equivalent to EC 101 and
EC 102.

iii)
**Mathematics course
requirement:** The applicant must have taken **two
calculus courses and passed them with a grade at least CC**. These courses
must be equivalent to MATH 101 and MATH 102. Mathematics for Economists or Statistics
courses does not count in place of Calculus courses. Calculus courses may be
taken (if offered) at Boğaziçi Universtiy Summer School (**http://www.summer.boun.edu.tr/**). The applicant’s
file will be evaluated only if (s)he passes these courses with grades at least
CC. Calculus courses include the following topics:

*Calculus I
(Analysis I)*: Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and applications,
integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques and applications of
integration, improper integrals and series, Taylor polynomials, power series,
basic transcendental functions.

*Calculus II
(Analysis II):* Vector calculus, functions of several variables, directional
derivatives, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals and
applications, change of variables, coordinate systems, line integrals, Green's
theorem, divergence theorem, Stokes’ theorem.

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**iv)
****Minimum placement
score:** Applicant must submit the score card of the exam that has been used in her/his
placement to the undergraduate program that (s)he is currently enrolled. YGS-LYS/
TYT-AYT or SAT or YÖS scores can be documented. The minimum required scores are
given below. If the applicant is placed by YGS-LYS/ TYT-AYT, the official score
card showing the number of correct and incorrect answers in Mathematics and
Turkish tests must be submitted. An offical copy of this document can be
obtained from ÖSYM. If the applicant is placed by SAT or YÖS, the official
score card must be submitted. Adjusted Placement Score is used in admission.
Only applicants who have the score of at least 2.5 are considered for
evaluation.

**Calculating the Adjusted Placement Score (APS):**

**YKS (applicants placed in 2018
onwards)**

APS = [[(TYT Temel Matematik Doğru Sayısı + AYT Matematik Doğru Sayısı) – 0.25 * (TYT Temel Matematik Yanlış Sayısı + AYT Matematik Yanlış Sayısı)] / 80 ] * 3.5 + [( TYT Türkçe Doğru Sayısı - 0.25*TYT Türkçe Yanlış Sayısı)/40]*0.5 ≥ 2.5

**ÖSS (applicants palced in 2011-2017****)**

**APS = **[[(YGS
Temel Matematik Doğru Sayısı +LYS1 (Matematik + Geometri) DoğruSayısı)-0.25*(YGS Temel Matematik Yanlış Sayısı+LYS1 (Matematik
+ Geometri)Yanlış Sayısı)]/120]*3.5 +[(YGSTürkçe
Doğru Sayısı-0.25*YGS Türkçe Yanlış Sayısı)/40]*0.5 ≥ 2.5

**SAT (applicants
placed by SAT scores) **

The candidate must have received a minimum score of 35.5 out of 40 in the “Math” test and a total score of 65 out of 80 in the “Math” and “Reading” tests of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). In calculating APS, a score of 35.5 is mapped to a 2.5 on a 4-point scale, while a score of 40 is mapped to a score of 4. In calculating the Weighted Transfer Score (see below) only the Math score is used.

**YÖS (applicants placed by YÖS scores)**

YÖS scores are normalized such that the minimum YÖS score determined by the Boğaziçi University Economics Department in the year the applicant is placed to her/his current program will be equivalent to a score of 2.5.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum APS score will not be considered for admission.

EVALUATION

Applicants who satisfy the minimum GPA, Economics and Mathematics and the minimum ASP requirements must take the written exam on the date announced at the Universtity’s application website listed above. The exam for the rising second year students and the rising third year students are held separately. The applicant may only take the exam held for his/her year. The passing grade for the written exam is 60 out of 100 points. The date of the written exam is announced at the Universtity’s application website listed above.

Click here for the
samples of exams: **Sample
1** - **Sample
2**

The written exam for the rising second year transfer applicants consists of the content from the following courses:

**EC 101 Principles
of Microeconomics:** Nature, scope and methods of economics; a general view of the price
system; consumer behavior; theory of the firm; illustrations and applications
from the Turkish economy.

**EC 102 Principles
of Macroeconomics:** National income and its determination; changes in national income,
elements of public finance, money and banking, international trade,
macroeconomic policy, economic growth and development; illustrations and
applications from the Turkish economy.

**Math 101 Calculus
I:** Functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and applications,
integration, fundamental theorem of calculus, techniques and applications of
integration, improper integrals and series, Taylor polynomials, power series,
basic transcendental functions.

**Math 102 Calculus
II:** Vector calculus, functions of several variables, directional
derivatives, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals and
applications, change of variables, coordinate systems, line integrals, Green's
theorem and its applications.

The written exam for the rising third year transfer applicants consists of content from all of the above courses as well as the following courses.

**EC 203
Microeconomics I:** Consumer behavior and demand; general equilibrium: pure exchange
economy, first and second welfare theorems; production theory and costs; theory
of the firm and industry structure; analysis of perfectly competitive markets;
market failures: monopoly, externalities, public goods and asymmetric information.

**EC 205
Macroeconomics I:** Classical, Keynesian and monetarist theories; theories of rational
expectations: new classical economics and real business cycle theory, new
Keynesian economics.

ADMISSION

The
Transfer Committee of the Department of Economics determine the transferable
courses of those applicants who receive minimum grade of 60 out of 100 in the
written exam. Transfer Point Average (TPA) is a weighted average of
transferable course grades where each course grade is weighted according to
course credit. TPA must meet the minimum requirement announced (see the
University’s application website given above). **For 2019-2020
academic year Fall term, the minimum TPA requirement is 3.50/4.00.** The applicants who
fail to meet the minimum TNO requirement are not considered for admission.

The admission criterion for the external transfer is the weighted transfer score (WTS). The WTS is calculated for the applicants who satisfy all of the above requirements. The WTS is the weighted average of the applicant’s written exam score, APS and GPA. (All scores are normalized and calculated on a 4-point scale.)

WTS= %40 Written exam score + %40 APS+ %20 GPA

Applicants satisfying the admission requirements are ranked according to their WTS’s and those up to the announced quota is admitted to the program.

For applicants whose course grades were not calculated using a 4-point scale, the following conversion process is used:

a) Numerical grades not calculated on a 4-point scale are converted to letter grades using the following scale, after which these letter grades are used to calculate GPA/TPA. 90-100 AA, 85-89 BA, 80-84 BB, 75-79 CB, 70-74 CC, 60-69 DC, 50-59 DD.

b) Letter grades calculated on a scale, which does not match that of our university, are first converted to new letter grades and then these letter grades are used to calculate GNO/TNO.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS

The admission decisions are announced at the University’s Announcement website.