Why should I study in Turkey?

How to study in Turkey?

Turkey offers many study opportunities for international students at more than 200 institutions and 58,000 courses of your choice. Turkey is a full member of the Bologna Process / European higher education area since 2001. Accordingly, ECTS is applied in accordance with Europe, and all students are given a Diploma Supplement. Therefore, a diploma received from a Turkish university is recognized in all European countries. Also, Turkey is an active participant in the Erasmus+ student exchange programme.

Turkey has a diversified higher education system with different types of institutions: universities, universities of applied sciences, graduate schools, 4-year schools, conservatories, post-secondary vocational schools, and research and application centers.

National performance: Turkey

Percent of all Universities 100% 80% 60% 40% < below Average above > 40% 60% 80% 100% Teaching & Learning 45% 36% Research 49% 23% Knowledge Transfer 75% 19% International Orientation 59% 28% Regional Engagement 29% 52%

How much does it cost to study in Turkey?

In Turkey, tuition fees are applied differently in public and private universities. In public universities, tuition fees are decided and announced by the Council of Ministers, taking into consideration the type and duration of study in different disciplines, and they range between $80 and $1,500. In private universities, on the other hand, tuition fees are decided by the board of the university, and they range between $5,000 and $20,000.

Do I need a Student Visa for Turkey?

In Turkey, foreigners who will stay longer than the visa/ visa exemption period for 90 days will be required to obtain a residence permit. This process can be done at the Turkish consulate or embassy in your home country before arriving in Turkey. After receiving a visa, it is possible to register as a student as well as being able to receive a residency permit. For more information on visa requirements for students, please click here.

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