A GLOBAL COOPERATION VISION THROUGH EDUCATION
Thanks to international students studying in Turkey, the aim of Turkey is to raise generations to produce solutions belonging to the world and their homeland, to ensure international equality of opportunity and to have a supranational perspective as Turkish society. Turkey believes that
education-oriented relations between countries can lead to long-lasting friendships.
Turkey is having a great change in the area of higher education with the enhancing numbers of universities, research centers, academicians and with its dimensions of internationalization. In the last 10 years, the number of international students studying in our higher education institutions has increased by 75% and according to current figures, our country became one of the most international student welcoming countries in the world with +150 thousand international students, 25 thousand of them are scholarship students. Turkey aims to host 500 thousand international students by 2023. Turkey is the second country in the world in access to higher education with 94.2% schooling rate.
Turkey involved in «European Higher Education Area (EHEA)» is implementing the «Bologna Process» in a perfect way; our Bologna report is 5 out of 5. So, the diploma you receive from a university in Turkey is recognized in all European countries. As course credit system, ECTS is applied in accordance with Europe and all students are given Diploma Supplement. Turkey is one of the most successful countries participating in the exchange programs under Erasmus+. In addition to Erasmus+, there are many exchange programs in Turkey, such as Mevlana, Farabi, which support the mobility of students and lecturers. The number of foreign students in the world is close to 8 million. According to this number of students, Turkey is the first country in European Higher Education Area.
WHY STUDY IN TURKEY ?
Universities in Turkey are European Bologna Process participants, including European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and have a European compatible ECTS course credit system. The diploma you will receive from universities in Turkey is valid all over the world. With your diploma, you can easily continue your master's and doctoral studies both in Turkey and in Europe.
European Higher Education Area and Bologna Process
There are 129 state universities, 77 Foundation (private) universities and 206 universities in Turkey with a population of 82 million. There are a total of 58,092 different programs in 206 universities. Turkey is the first country with the highest number of students in European Higher Education.
1. UNIVERSITY & PROGRAM DIVERSITY
There are 206 universities in Turkey with a population of 82 Million. The number of students is close to 8 million. With this number of students, Turkey is the first country with the most students in European Higher Education Area. There are a total of 58,092 different programs at 206 universities. In such a variety, you will definitely find a university and program for yourself.
2. QUALIFIED HIGHER EDUCATION
4 universities in the top 500 in the world rankings and 22 universities in the top 1000. Modern education, technological facilities, campus life, high quality academic staff, extensive research and career opportunities.
3. MULTICULTURAL LIFE
Turkey, which has hosted many deep-rooted civilizations in its territory for thousands years and it is a mosaic of cultures! Turkey is a country where countless civilizations have been hosted and everybody has tolerance and respect towards each other. Turkey, where you can find a piece of your roots and perhaps can meet people who speak your language and is ideal for students with its safe and peaceful environment.
4. NATURAL BEAUTIES
Turkey, where you can experience four seasons, has a reputation for its natural beauties all over the world. You can enjoy swimming and water sports in the seas that surround Turkey, you can ski in many cities in the mountains, you can enjoy rafting in the rivers and experience many extreme sports. You will feel as in the heaven in Turkey where countless beauties which shall only fascinate you with their landscape!
5. HISTORICAL & CULTURAL HERITAGE
Based on a long history, there are thousands of historical and
cultural monuments in Turkey and most of them are protected as UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Even in your daily life, you will want to keep track of the traces you may encounter frequently!
6. EDUCATION UNDER EUROPEAN CONDITIONS IS MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE THAN EUROPE
Life in Turkey is more suitable than many countries. Accommodation, food and drink, entertainment, such as you can meet your needs at an affordable price. You can stay in dormitories on or near university campuses, or you can rent a house at reasonable rates. In addition, as a student, no matter which transportation you choose, you will get tickets at a reduced price or you will see the movie you want to watch at the cinema more cheaply.
CHEAP AND VARIED FOOD AND DRINK
Each university has a dining hall that provides quality, clean and very affordable food service. You can eat three meals at the university dining hall or choose the university canteen. You can also find the richest cuisine and variety, food, markets, restaurants, cafes, fastfood places, mobile and boutique eating and drinking places for students in your social life outside the University at a very affordable price.
EASY, 24-HOUR AND CHEAP TRANSPORTATION
The public transportation system in the cities is highly developed. With alternative public transport facilities such as Metro, tram, bus, dolmus and Metrobus, it is extremely easy to get from one place to another in the city. Students use a discount card in urban transportation and the transportation costs of the students are quite small.
ALTERNATIVE AND CHEAP ACCOMMODATION OPPORTUNITIES
Each university has its own dormitories. These dormitories can be private businesses as well as state dormitories. As well as staying in a dormitory, renting a home is another option for accommodation. It is possible to find apartments, rooms or houses rented for students only around the University. In terms of accommodation, Turkey has much more economic and more opportunities than European countries.
7. TURKISH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Several programs in Universities in Turkey are in English. Besides you can also learn Turkish, the 5th most spoken language in the world! You can get a chance to learn a new language in Turkish courses that your University will offer you, and you can be friends with people from many different cultures.
8. HOSPITABLE TURKISH PEOPLE
The hospitality of Turkish people has been legendary all over the world! As a student, if you ask for help, people will do their utmost with all sincerity and friendliness. Turks will welcome you as guests and have many treats to satisfy you. Be sure you won't miss your home here!
9. MODERN AND TECHNOLOGICAL CAMPUSES
No matter which one of the 206 universities you go, you will experience a modern and convenient campus life, equipped with the latest technology.
10. INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION AND STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
Turkey is the second country in the world in access to higher
education with 94.2% schooling rate. Turkey involved in
«European Higher Education Area (EHEA)» is implementing the «Bologna Process» in a perfect way; our Bologna report is 5 out of 5. So, the diploma you receive from a university in Turkey is recognized in all European countries! As course credit system, ECTS is applied in accordance with Europe
and all students are given Diploma Supplement. In addition,
Turkey is one of the most successful countries participating in the exchange programs under Erasmus+.
In addition to Erasmus+, there are many exchange programs in Turkey, such as Mevlana, Farabi, which support the mobility of students and lecturers.