The medium of instruction at some departments/programmes is English at MU, and some departments/programmes teach in Turkish. All undergraduate students enrolled in departments/programmes where medium of instruction is English are obliged to prove proficiency in English so as to follow the courses given at their departments/programmes, and all the undergraduate students enrolled in departments/programmes where medium of instruction is Turkish are obliged to prove proficiency in English so as to follow compulsory English courses (İNG I and İNG II).
If the students enrolled in department/programmes where the medium of instruction is English wish to prove that their English is at a sufficient level, without completing English I and II, they can take the English Proficiency Exam held by Maltepe University's School of Foreign Languages or they can submit documents that prove their success in national (YDS, eYDS, YÖKDİL) or international language exams (PTE or TOEFL).
The validity of the scores of these national exams is 5 years and 3 years for the international exams. Vertical and undergraduate transfer students need to submit their documents to Maltepe University to be assessed and approved by the School of Foreign Languages if they have completed the prep school or are exempted from it. Students who cannot meet Maltepe University's criteria for English proficiency must attend the English preparatory programme offered by the School of Foreign Languages. Apart from the English prep school, they can also take courses in one of different foreign languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Russian).
In this way, both Maltepe University students and foreign students can pursue international education opportunities to increase their personal development and competency.