About Turkey

As an international student in Turkey you will have the opportunity to experience both modernity and tradition in one of the safest and most stable countries in the region. Some Turkish Universities has English as the teaching language while others will offer the opportunity to learn English. Above all, the high quality of education will make you more than ready for a future anywhere in the world.
turkey Positioned at the crossroads of east and west, the Turkish landscape encompasses a vast variety of geographical zones; it has the combined characteristics of three continents of the world: Europe, Africa and Asia. Due to its location, surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey has always been the centre of the great trade, silk and spice routes. Today, even in the most inaccessible or isolated corners, one can easily feel and see the traces of different cultures. 

Turkish Universities will among other things provide you with:

  • High standards of education
  • Internationally recognized degrees
  • Modern campuses with outstanding facilities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Safe and affordable education
  • A warm and friendly environment

Turkey Universities

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Why study in Turkey

  • turkish_flagTurkish universities provide high level specialized education in various fields for students who have completed secondary education. Escalation of higher education to live up to the fully globalizing world, in terms of both quality and quantity, has been adopted as the primary goal.
  • As in many other parts of the world University is the principal higher education institution in Turkey. It possesses academic autonomy and a public legal personality. It is responsible for carrying out high level educational activities, scientific research and publications.
  • Each university consists of faculties and four-year schools, offering bachelor's level programs, the latter with a vocational emphasis, and two-year vocational schools offering pre-bachelor's (associate's) level programs of a strictly vocational nature.


  • Graduate-level programs consist of masters and doctoral programs, coordinated by institutes for graduate studies.
  • Master's programs are specified as "with thesis" or "without thesis" programs, both at a minimum of two years. "With thesis" master's programs consist of a specified course completion followed by a submission of a thesis whereas "without thesis" programs consist of completion of graduate courses and a term project.

Cost of study

Tuition fees of Turkish teaching institutions are determined at the beginning of every year. These where the annual amounts of 2003-04: (for more exact figures it is best to contact the university where you plan to apply)

State Universities where classes are taught in English:
Turkish students: US $ 150 - 500
International students: US $ 450 - 1500
Foundation Universities:
US $ 5.000 - 12.000
State Universities where classes are taught in English:
Turkish students: US $ 200 - 300
International students: US $ 600 - 900
Foundation Universities:
US $ 5.000 - 12.000

In universities where classes are taught in Turkish the fees are generally about half the price.

Accommodation and Living Expenses

Most campus universities offer a variety of accommodation facilities or other options. Apart from university dormitories, state owned dormitories serve for all students. Students are encouraged to contact the university at hand to find out more about their specific options. Large cities sometimes also offer rented accommodation, often shared with other international or Turkish students.

turkey_bursaOFF-CAMPUS RENTING: In the major cities off-campus apartments’ prices quite high, but the prices also vary much with district, size and quality. The solution for many students is to share apartment with a friend or fellow student. Average cost of an apartment off campus ranges between $200 and $500/ month.

Living expenses for international students generally go upwards from 300 to 400 US dollars per month depending on the living standards you choose. Books and administrative fees are approximately 100 to 150 US dollars per semester.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English generally require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.