Study in Turkey

Looking at the international rankings, it can be noted that the private and public Turkish universities have a good global reputation. Many private universities, along with many Turkish public universities, have succeeded in establishing themselves on a global scale hence they beckon you to, come!

If you are concerned about education in these universities, it is interesting to know that most of these universities offer very interesting scholarships, and support students both inside and outside the university.

University fees in Turkish private universities

The tuition fees for these universities are determined according to the city and department that the student chooses. It is interesting to know that if your language of study is Turkish, your tuition fee will be cheaper. Studying in English, German, Spanish, and French and…. could cost you more.

Studying in Turkey is more economical, whether it is for undergraduate studies or PhD., the fees are extremely competitive in comparison to many international universities and the degrees recognition are globally accepted. The most expensive fields of study are medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. If you wish to study these fields in English, you will also pay an additional fee.

The period of medical education is 5 years and all graduates can obtain an international medical degree, travel to European countries, Canada, the United States of America, and Australia, and work without an internship.

Credit System

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) Credit Allocation

ECTS is a learner-centered system for credit accumulation and transfer based on the transparency of learning outcomes and learning processes. It aims to facilitate planning, delivery, evaluation, recognition and validation of qualifications and units of learning as well as student mobility. ECTS is widely used in formal higher education and can be applied to other lifelong learning activities.

ECTS credits are based on the workload students need in order to achieve the expected learning outcomes. Learning outcomes describe what a learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do after the successful completion of the learning process. These learning outcomes relate to the level descriptors in the National and European Qualifications Framework.

Workload indicates the time students typically need to complete all learning activities (such as lectures, project work, self-study, and examinations) required to achieve the expected learning outcomes”.

About the Credit System

The credit system used in the higher education system is based on class hours (i.e. theoretical or practical hours per week). 1.0 credit stands for each hour of lecture a week. The current credit system allocates a predetermined number of credit hours for courses. Most universities have converted their credit transfer systems to ECTS credits. This way, they could participate in such EU programs as SOCRATES-ERASMUS.

Bachelor’s level programs consist of 240 ECTS, while two-year Associate’s level programs consist of 120 ECTS. 

Graduate level of study consists of master’s degree and PhD/Doctorate Degree programs. There are two types of master’s programs: with or without a thesis. 

The Master’s programs with a thesis have 120 ECTS and consist of a minimum of seven courses, one seminar course, and a thesis. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. Non-thesis master’s programs have 90 ECTS and consist of a minimum of 10 courses and a non-credit semester project. The semester project is graded on a pass/fail basis. 

PhD programs have 240 ECTS and consist of a minimum of seven courses, passing a qualifying examination, preparing and defending a doctoral dissertation. 

For Erasmus Exchange Students

Erasmus exchange students should consider only the ECTS credits. The normal workload for a semester is 30 ECTS credits. 

Restrictions, special conditions or prerequisites for courses do not apply to international exchange students. You must instead get the approval of your Department Erasmus Coordinator. It is especially important that you consult with your Department Erasmus Coordinator prior to course selection.

ERASMUS Exchange Programme

Did you know?

Turkey has participated in European Community programs since 2004 following their integrated set of actions designed to promote cooperation between the EU member states and candidate countries in various specific fields related to EU policies. Citizens, companies, non-governmental organizations, students and instructors and the national administrations of member states and candidate countries can all participate in the extensive range of Community programs.

In 2014, a new program, Erasmus+, combined all the EU’s existing schemes for education, training, youth, and sport.

Foreign students can apply for Erasmus. They can benefit from Erasmus funds. They can study in Europe.

Erasmus aims and core activities

Erasmus was the EU’s flagship education and training program, enabling more than 180,000 students to study and work abroad each year, as well as supporting cooperation actions between higher education institutions across Europe.
It catered not only to students, but also to professors and business staff who wanted to teach abroad and university staff who wanted to be trained abroad.
Erasmus changed the lives of young people by positively impacting the path of their careers and their personal lives.
The program also supported more than 46,000 students and staff from the EU to study or teach in Turkey. Germany was the biggest student sender country, followed by Poland, the Netherlands, and France. Germany was also the most popular destination for Turkish Erasmus students, followed by Poland, Italy, and Spain.

Erasmus and Turkey

Participating in an Erasmus program in Turkey, will undoubtedly expose you to new ideas, help you learn about different cultures, discover many common values across cultures, improve your communication skills and establish an international network. Students become more culturally competent as a result of studying abroad; many learn to speak some Turkish and possess better communication skills as a result. Having managed to live and study in Turkey, students’ character grows and matures, and many seek further international experiences elsewhere. Istanbul is a particularly attractive destination, sparking the curiosity of many newcomers through its dynamic and cosmopolitan lifestyle and amazing cultural heritage. With Istanbul being the capitol of the world, all students will graduate with international core values that prepare you for a successful career in an ever increasingly interconnected world and global economy.

Undergraduate Degree

10 Benefits of Having a Bachelor’s Degree

Obtaining your bachelor’s degree used to be a way for students to stand out from others in a highly competitive job market. As of 2015, however, one in three adults have earned a four-year degree, making it common to be one of many in a pool of job applicants with this educational achievement.

Does this mean that a bachelor’s degree does not have value? Is it even important in today’s world of start-up entrepreneurs and self-employed business owners? Is it a worthwhile investment considering that student loan debt may be involved?

The answer, ultimately, is that it really depends on you. Your unique life goals, including your career aspirations, will determine if the bachelor’s degree is a good fit.

For many people, though, earning a college degree is important to their success in today’s market. Let’s look at the benefits of earning a bachelor’s degree, and how your personal educational goals and lifestyle choices should be considered in making this major decision.

1. Increased Access to Job Opportunities

Having a bachelor’s degree opens up rewarding opportunities that might have otherwise been inaccessible. College graduates see 57 percent more job opportunities than non-graduates, and it is estimated that, by 2022, two-thirds of all jobs will require postsecondary education regardless of position. A degree enables you to qualify for these additional opportunities and offers you more flexibility in where you choose to work.

Not only are there more jobs available to degree holders than high school graduates, but the existing jobs are also more accessible. Over the past year, two million new jobs posted online per quarter require a bachelor’s degree or higher. For job seekers, these online job postings are a primary tool for finding and applying to available roles. While more than 80 percent of all job openings for workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher are advertised online, to connect with prospective employers.

Pursuing a university education also expands your access to opportunities by connecting you to a lifelong network of colleagues, advisors, professors, and mentors. Over the course of your career, this network can open doors and connect you to industry leaders with whom you can share ideas and explore new ventures.

2. Preparation for a Specialized Career

As the world changes, the job market changes with it. Technology, education, and health are three of the most rapidly growing fields for a good reason; they evolve so often that only the most accomplished individuals can do the work. Getting a bachelor’s degree will help you learn the specific skills and habits needed to make a living in these areas.

While not all degrees offer a direct route to a particular job (English, philosophy, or political science, for example), many are created with a specific career path in mind. An educational degree, for example, is designed as a funnel for teaching jobs; some health degrees also have very specialized jobs waiting at the end for those who complete them.

3. Increased Marketability

Having a bachelor’s degree will keep you in demand as the need for skilled, college-educated workers continues to rise.

Over 80 percent of jobs in four of the fastest-growing occupations—healthcare, STEM, education, and government services—demand postsecondary education. Thus, it’s estimated that, by 2022, there will be 15 million available jobs requiring bachelor’s degrees.

On your path to earning a bachelor’s degree, you’ll gain skills that will give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Today’s employers are most interested in applicants with exceptional communication, leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

In university, you’ll have access to rigorous coursework and experiential learning opportunities that will arm you with these skills to make you more attractive to employers.

Postgraduate Programs

Graduate-level programs are coordinated directly by the institutes themselves. A postgraduate qualification or master’s degree typically takes two years to complete, although this can vary depending on the institution. Doctoral degrees are also offered by universities and institutes of higher learning. One can either conduct independent research supported by the university or engage in research for the university while completing compulsory course work. Usually, doctoral programs last three to four years. Some programs take slightly longer or shorter to complete, depending on the level of course content. Producing original research is often a significant component of graduate studies, including the writing and defense of a thesis or dissertation.

While most graduate programs will have a similar list of general admission requirements, the emphasis made on each requirement may vary drastically between graduate schools, departments within schools, and even programs within departments. Therefore, the best way to learn how your previous studies and admission material will be judged is to contact us, and we will put you in contact with the administration of the program you are interested in.


At most institutions, admission to a postgraduate program is decided on by the individual department to which the student directly applies and not by the general institutional administration. Some departments may require a personal interview before deciding on whether an applicant will be accepted. 

Foreign students who wish to pursue their graduate/post-graduate studies in Turkey should apply directly to the universities.

A foreign national needs a student visa and a valid passport.

Postgraduate degrees can be studied in a variety of subject areas such as:            

          •  Business Administration
          •  Law
          •  International Relations
          •  International Political Economy
          •  Cultural Studies
          •  Engineering Management
          •  Industrial Engineering
          •  Information Technologies
          •  Computing
          •  Molecular Biology and Genetics


So, you want to know why international students use education consultants?

When applying to any College you have a list of choices, you’re sometimes still confused as to where you want to go, what you want to study and how to even begin with applying. So, because we’re lucky, we have professional education consultants for that, and they make the job so much easier.

As an International student, your paperwork becomes a little bit extra and stressful because you need to apply for your visa too. Luckily, as Turkey education consultants we assist you every step of the way. We make your life much easier.

Many students are provoked into choosing a department of their parent’s choice. While doing so, two years later many students find that they are unhappy and chose to change their program. We apply the most practical scenarios that will assist you in your decision making process for this import phase of your life.

10 BENEFITS OF USING Education Consultants

  • conduct an interview to understand your needs and goals alongside Talent Choice survey report
  • make suggestions and give you recommendations for the best institutions and programs to help you reach your goals with the largest database choices
  • assist you to gather all of the documents you will need for your application process
  • guide you step by step throughout the application process
  • advice and guide you through the visa process once you have been accepted by an institution
  • help you prepare for the move and your arrival to your study destination
  • Make arrangement for airport pick-up and accommodation (this depends on the education consultant )
  • May provide assistance in finding a job (specialized education consultants)
  • Advise students on how to fund their studies and how to save money, by informing them about scholarships, student discounts, travel savings and price comparisons.
  • Many education consultants build strong relationships with the students they work with, and keep in contact with them throughout the student’s time in college or university, ensuring they are satisfied with their educational experience


The papers required to apply to private universities through us for the undergraduate degree

Personal photo

Passport copy

Copy of the High School certificate and transcript (in English or Turkish)

Mother’s name and student’s email

These documents must be visualized with a scanner

Registration steps for private universities

The student sends us the papers required for registration

We send it to the university to extract the initial acceptance

After the initial acceptance, we ask the student to make the initial payment on the university’s account

We ask the student to send us the receipt after paying the fees on the university’s account

We extract for the student the final acceptance and final admission, which the student uses to obtain a student visa

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