Success Ranking Range Increased for Students Making University Selections

August 3, 2018


As the new CoHE, we attach great importance to the improvement of education quality in the Turkish higher education system, and we are making arrangements for this purpose. These arrangements, which we have made after taking the opinions of our stakeholders, focus on the inputs, contents and outcomes of our education and training processes.


It will be recalled that the method of "restriction according to success ranking" was used in the enrollment of students in some practice-oriented programs within the context of these regulations. The limits of success ranking were identified for medicine and law and these limitations were first applied for 2015 OSYS. Similarly, the limitations for success ranking were put into practice for the programs in engineering and architecture for 2016 OSYS and for teaching programs for 2017 OSYS. The fact that these arrangements were accepted by our stakeholders and people from different segments of the society confirms that we have taken the right step toward raising the education quality. As a matter of fact, we are also receiving requests from both the academic community and the related stakeholders for the implementation of the same method for other programs.


The results of the Higher Education Institutions Exam (YKS), which was conducted for the first time this year, were announced a few days ago. Taking into consideration the need of competent workforce at all levels in Turkey, the exam prioritizes basic proficiency, rather than rote learning, and aims to prioritize judgment and analysis in quantitative and verbal fields.


The minimum success ranking limits for this year are as follows:



Program Type



Score Type



Success Ranking


Law Programs


Lowest Ranking: 190.000

Engineering Programs*


Lowest Ranking: 300.000

Architecture Programs


Lowest Ranking: 250.000

Medicine Programs


Lowest Ranking: 50.000

Teaching Programs**

Related Score Type

Lowest Ranking: 300.000




*: (Excluding programs in the Departments of Forestry, Agriculture and Fisheries and Wood Products Industrial Engineering programs; Including Food Engineering programs of the Departments of Agriculture)



**: (Including Psychological Counseling and Guidance Programs)