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BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SFL/YADYOK)

THE ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAM (BUEPT) AND THE TEST OF WRITTEN ENGLISH (TWE)


EXAM DATE:  September 3, 2019 

EXAM TIMES:
BUEPT:  10.00 – 14.30  (Examinees must be at their exam locations by 09.00 at the latest.)
TWE    :  13.00 – 14.30  (Examinees must be at their exam locations by 12.00 at the latest.)

REGISTRATION DATES & TIMES:

August 16, 2019 (10 am) – August 28, 2019 (5 pm).
Registration system will have been closed by 17.00, August 28, 2019.

WARNING: Students who were placed in the University in 2018 and BEFORE and want to take the Test of Written English  (TWE), must present their score sheets to the SFL Student Affairs Office by 17.00 on August 28, 2019, at the latest. This way, their names can be added to the TWE list.

EXAM ROOMS:

Information regarding the exam rooms will be posted on the bulletin board by the entrance of the North Campus New SFL (YADYOK) Building and on the SFL’s  website http://yadyok.boun.edu.tr  on September 2, 2019.

EXAM RESULTS:

Exam results will be posted on the bulletin board by the entrance of the North Campus New SFL (YADYOK) Building and the SFL’s website http://yadyok.boun.edu.tr on September 11, 2019.

OBJECTION TO EXAM RESULTS:
The examinees wishing to object to the results of BÜYES/BUEPT and TWE exams are required to fill out an online objection form by 16.00, September 11, 2019 at the latest.

REGISTRATION

Registration process consists of two steps, which are filling out the application form and paying the exam fee.  The steps to be followed by different groups of examinees are specified below.

Please read all the information provided on this page.

1st STEP: FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION FORM

INCOMING STUDENTS OF THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

Incoming students of the 2019/2020 Academic Year wishing to take the BUEPT or the TWE HAVE TO REGISTER for exams through  http://registration.boun.edu.tr/buis/buisapps/incoming.aspx . They need to enter their ID Numbers (TC Kimlik No) as well as their names and last names as registered in ÖSYM’s system. Then they will need to provide all the required information. They DO NOT HAVE TO pay an exam fee.

Students who have a valid TOEFL® IBT or IELTS Academic (paper-based/ computer delivered) score which has been received within the last 2 years and meets the minimum overall requirement (TOEFL® IBT 79; IELTS Academic paper-based/ computer delivered 6.5) but not the minimum Writing requirement (TOEFL® IBT Writing: min. 22, IELTS Academic paper-based/ computer delivered Writing: min. 6.5) can take the TWE, which will be given on the same day with BUEPT/BÜYES at 13.00.

After the exam results are announced, if they pass the TWE”, they HAVE TO bring their official TOEFL® IBT or IELTS Academic (paper-based/ computer delivered) Score Reports to the SFL (YADYOK) Student Affairs Office to have them validated and then submit the validation letter to the Registrar’s Office by 12.00 on September 12, 2019.
For those incoming undergraduate students who think they cannot meet the English Proficiency requirements, taking the BUEPT is NOT a must. Incoming undergraduate students who haven’t had their English Proficiency certified through BUEPT, TOEFL® IBT or IELTS (Academic) will be given a Placement Test on September 16, 2019 and then placed in English Preparatory Programs according to their scores.

BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY ENGLISH PREPARATORY SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • English Preparatory School students of the 2018/2019 Academic Year DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER  for the BUEPT.

  • Students who attended the SFL (YADYOK) English Preparatory School and whose current status is ENROLLED Remedial  have to regIster, but they DO NOT HAVE TO pay an exam fee.

  • Students who attended the SFL (YADYOK) English Preparatory School and whose current status is UNENROLLED Remedial HAVE TO REGISTER AND PAY AN EXAM FEE.

To register for the BUEPT or the TWE, you must go online at http://registration.boun.edu.tr . Then, log onto the “Student Information” page as an ÖBİKAS user and using your ÖBİKAS user name and password, fill in the Proficiency Exam Application Form.

Please note that if you are LEFT-HANDED, you must select the “Left Handed” option in the “ID Info” section on the main menu.
Students who have a valid TOEFL® IBT or IELTS Academic (paper-based/ computer delivered) score which has been received within the last 2 years and meets the minimum overall requirement (TOEFL® IBT 79; IELTS Academic paper-based/ computer delivered 6.5) but not the minimum Writing requirement (TOEFL® IBT Writing: min. 22, IELTS Academic paper-based/ computer delivered Writing: min. 6.5) can take the TWE, which will be given on the same day with BUEPT/BÜYES at 13.00. These students HAVE TO present their score sheets to the SFL Student Affairs Office by 17.00 on August 28, 2019, at the latest. This way, their names can be added to the TWE list. After the exam results are announced, if they pass the TWE”, they HAVE TO bring their official TOEFL® IBT or IELTS Academic (paper-based/ computer delivered) Score Reports to the SFL (YADYOK) Student Affairs Office to have them validated and then submit the validation letter to the Registrar’s Office by 12.00 on September 12, 2019.

STUDENTS WHO WERE PLACED IN THE UNIVERSITY IN 2016 AND BEFORE AND HAVE BEEN DISMISSED FROM THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL:

These students HAVE TO REGISTER AND PAY AN EXAM FEE. To register for the BUEPT or the TWE, you must go online at http://registration.boun.edu.tr . Then, log onto the “Student InformatIon” page as an ÖBİKAS user and using your ÖBİKAS user name and password, fill in the Proficiency Exam Application Form.

Please note that if you are LEFT-HANDED, you must select the “Left Handed” option in the “ID Info” section on the main menu.

Students who have a valid TOEFL® IBT or IELTS Academic (paper-based/ computer delivered) score which has been received within the last 2 years and meets the minimum overall requirement (TOEFL® IBT 79; IELTS Academic paper-based/ computer delivered 6.5) but not the minimum Writing requirement (TOEFL® IBT Writing: min. 22, IELTS Academic paper-based/ computer delivered Writing: min. 6.5) can take the TWE, which will be given on the same day with BUEPT/BÜYES at 13.00. These students HAVE TO present their score sheets to the SFL Student Affairs Office by 17.00 on August 28, 2019, at the latest. This way, their names can be added to the TWE list. After the exam results are announced, if they pass the TWE”, they HAVE TO bring their official TOEFL® IBT or IELTS Academic (paper-based/ computer delivered) Score Reports to the SFL (YADYOK) Student Affairs Office to have them validated and then submit the validation letter to the Registrar’s Office by 12.00 on September 12, 2019.

NON-BU APPLICANTS (INCLUDING TRANSFER AND GRADUATE APPLICANTS, PARDONED AND SUSPENDED STUDENTS)    

Non-BU Applicants HAVE TO REGISTER AND PAY AN EXAM FEE.

In order for these applicants to register for the BUEPT or the TWE, they need to go to http://registration.boun.edu.tr/BUIS/BUISAPPS/ExtProfApplication.aspx and if they do not have a user account,  they need to create a “user account” so that they can use the registration system.

Applicants have to select the “BUEPT” option as the exam type. However, those who have a valid TOEFL® IBT/PBT or IELTS (Academic) score which has been received within the last 2 years and meets the minimum overall requirement (TOEFL® PBT 550; TOEFL® IBT 79; IELTS Academic 6.5) but not the minimum Writing requirement (TOEFL® PBT Writing: min. 4.5; TOEFL® IBT Writing: min. 22, IELTS Academic Writing: min. 6.5) may select the TWE option and take the TWE, which will be given on the same day with BUEPT/BÜYES at 13.00.

After the exam results are announced, if they pass the TWE”, they HAVE TO bring their official TOEFL/Academic IELTS Score Report to the SFL (YADYOK) Student Affairs Office to have it validated. Otherwise, their TWE score will be considered invalid.

2nd STEP: PAYING THE EXAM FEE

Once the online registration process is completed, examinees WHO HAVE TO PAY AN EXAM FEE can make a payment in two ways: 

  • Through a Garanti Bank ATM or branch (Payments -> University Payments-> Boğaziçi University -> BUEPT/BÜYES Exam Fee).

  • Through the Garanti Bank online banking system at www.garanti.com.tr  (Payments -> University Payments-> Boğaziçi University -> BUEPT/BÜYES Exam Fee).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not transfer any exam fees between accounts or use the EFT process.

Bogazici University English Preparatory Students pay the exam fee using their Student ID numbers whereas other applicants use their ID numbers (T.C Kimlik No) and international applicants, their Passport numbers.

EXAM FEE:

FOR STUDENTS WHOSE STATUS IS UNENROLLED REMEDIAL:

BUEPT: 130 TL;     
 
TWE: 50 TL;        

Reading : 40 TL;  

Listening: 40 TL

FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE PLACED IN THE UNIVERSITY IN 2016 AND BEFORE AND HAVE BEEN DISMISSED FROM PREPARATORY SCHOOL:

BUEPT: 200 TL;      

TWE: 70 TL;      
  
Reading : 65 TL;  

Listening: 65 TL

FOR NON-BU APPLICANTS:

BUEPT: 250 TL     

TWE: 100 TL (for applicants who will take ONLY the TWE)
           
            FURTHER NOTES:

  • Applicants who have not completed their registration or made a payment by the dates and times specified above will not be admitted to the exam.

  • Payments cannot be made without the completion of online registration.

  • Exam fees will not be reimbursed after the exams have been given.

  • You are required to bring 2 photo ID’s (National Identity Card, Driver’s License, Student Card, Passport, etc.) and blue or black ballpoint pens. If the photographs on the examinees ID’s are not current or do not bear a resemblance to you, you may be asked to show another form of ID.