Study in Turkey
Turkey has a unique ethnic and cultural blend when it comes to food, art, language, and history. Students in Turkey have the chance to find themselves in a country with the richest and most complicated histories. What a place to learn and explore! You’ll even find yourself near – not one, but two – of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: The Temple of Artemis, and the Mausoleum in Halicarnassus.
If you’re looking for a place to pursue your Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, you’ll find no place more fascinating to study in than Turkey. Motivations for study in Turkey include the opportunity to gain a relatively inexpensive and good quality education, with opportunities for scholarships that also pay a monthly allowance, covering accommodation and tuition fees, health insurance and travel expenses.
Our experienced education counselors will work with you to find and compare institutions and courses most suited to your goals and needs.
By having several top-ranked universities, many of which offer English-taught degree programs, Turkish universities and colleges are also known for maintaining partnerships with neighboring institutions throughout Turkey and the rest of the world.
If you are planning to go to Turkey for your Master’s or Bachelor’s, you’ll find specialized programs and universities that offer interesting degree programs for anything you’re interested in.
Turkey’s Education system is similar to the American system, with two-year Associate’s Degree programs, 4-year Bachelor’s degree programs, and 2- to 4-year graduate programs. Universities in Turkey can offer something to fit your life, and a way for you to succeed.
The cost of living is relatively low compared to other study destinations in Europe, with $400 to $500 estimated to be needed per month to cover living costs including accommodation, although this will depend on your lifestyle and spending habits. You will also need around $100 to $150 per semester to cover the costs of course books and administrative fees.
In order to be granted a Turkish student visa, you will need:
- A copy of your letter of acceptance from a Turkish university
- A completed Turkish student visa application form (obtained from the consulate)
- A valid passport, with an expiry date beyond the end of your planned stay in Turkey
- A processing fee, which varies depending on your nationality
- Passport-sized photographs of yourself
It generally takes around eight weeks from the time you submit your application until you receive your visa. After arriving in Turkey, you should also apply for a residence permit, within one month of arrival. This can be done at the nearest police headquarters, and requires you to show proof that you are enrolled at a Turkish university, your passport and Turkish student visa, photographs and a fee.
International students in Turkey are permitted to work for up to 24 hours per week.
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