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Studying in Turkey

Published on 16-Jun-2021

Studying in Turkey

The most popular Turkish universities for international students are:

  • Koc University.
  • Izmir University of Economics.
  • Yasar University.
  • Sabanci University.
  • Bilkent University.
  • Bahcesehir University.
  • Yeditepe University.
  • Istanbul Sehir University.

The tuition fees in public universities are basically much less expensive than tuition fees of private universities in order to study programs in English.

Public universities' tuition fees range from $700 – 1600 a year, at the mean time, the costs for the same courses when using Turkish language are between $250- 800. Private universities placed their tuition fees and fixed them at about $21000.

If we describe the quality of education in Turkey, their Bologna report is 5 out of 5 which indicates that Turkey is indulged in European Higher Education Area.

International Bologna Report shows all the progress made over two decades on mobility, quality assurance and recognition, so Turkey is considered one of the countries around the world implementing all necessary requirements to upgrade learning and teaching process of the higher education system.

Turkey ‘s public universities are very cheap when they are compared with similar universities in Europe or the USA, and international students normally pay in between EUR1000 – 4000 per year, but majors like Medicine and Engineering are , of course, much more expensive.

The requirements to apply for university’s degrees:

  • Application form.
  • High school diploma (or a paper certifying you will graduate)
  • Transcript of records.
  • Language proficiency score (TOEFL, IELTS or a university's proficiency test upon arrival)
  • Motivation letter.
  • Proof of application fee payment (35-100 USD)

Students who want to study in Turkish universities should already be registered in a Turkish university, or in any approved language program. The student visa is normally valid for a year.

Government of Turkey issues seven kinds of student visas which are in relation to the program of study and location of the country.

So, international students worldwide should pay a visit to the Turkish embassy or Turkish consulate in their mother countries to have a good close view on which visa to apply for.