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Education System in Turkey

Published on 16-Jun-2021

As you know the higher education system in turkey is almost as the same as the higher education system in Europe. Turkey gives good opportunities for international students to continue their higher education for free, just students are supposed to take YOS Exam (Exam for Foreign Students), provide excellent academic GPA (Great Point Average) and high TOEFL or IELTS score.

Turkey is a destination combining the east and west culture, and Turkey has good academic reputation that is improving with the course of time, and have ancient and new universities dedicating many efforts to provide international students with advanced higher education system.

The average level of costs to studying in Turkish universities does not exceed EUR 700 a month depending on different lifestyles and students’ habits, by which these costs go up and down.

Now you can detect that international students are in great demand in looking for studying in Turkey, as the culture of Turkey is deeply rooted, and today the number of international students exceeds 200000 students studying in Turkish universities.

International students can study in Turkish universities using any means of language, whereby education of advanced quality is offered at a worldwide level.

Turkey is a famous country to lots of students worldwide for being a destination of developed courses, cheap tuition fees and safe history that is ancient and full of marvelous reputation in having been governing most of the world for a long time using its acceptable justice away from apartheid.

In 1981 Turkey renovated the higher education system rapidly in having public and private higher institutions. Undergraduate studies take about four years to finish, except for medicine and engineering, as medicine needs about six years, and five years for engineering.

Post graduate degrees basically take two years, while PhDs normally take four years or a little bit less. The higher education system is supervised by the Turkish National Framework for Higher Education – TYYC.

The TYYC is on average on a par with the Bologna Process, and Turkey is also part of the European Credit Transfer System – ECTS. Nevertheless, the workloads given to students are observed by the TYYC so that students can work with great efforts but not being overloaded.


(On a par with) means: Having the same importance or level. Bologna process: A number of meetings between European countries to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of the higher education qualifications)

The workload is divided between studying, lectures, readings, practical time if students have practical subjects: by spending some time in labs and workshops. Be sure that utilities and facilities are in abundance, to make international students completely benefit from their programs in a bid to find a good career in any job market in the coming days.