Why Study in Turkey
Turkey has more than 170,000 international students from over 170 different nations. Study in Turkey Portal is where students who are keen on an international higher education on a global scale are meeting to find the study options that will best match their needs, goals and preferences.
There are nearly 60.000 different programs offered at 206 universities providing quality education to nearly 8 million students. Whatever goals you have in mind, whether it is mastering the English language or attending English taught degree programmes, each with its own unique character and charm Turkish Universities can offer something to fit your life.
Turkey is in European Higher Education Area and implements the Bologna Process quiet successfully. The diploma received from a university in Turkey is recognized in all European countries. Turkey is also one of the most successful countries participating in the exchange programs under Erasmus +.
No matter which university you choose, you will experience a modern and convenient campus life equipped with the latest technology which will provide an education with innovative and interdisciplinary approaches that will teach you to think creatively and critically. Turkish universities will prepare you ‘not just for a life of tests, but for the tests of life’.
Turkey is a student-friendly country with at least one university in every city where you can experience both modernity and tradition. Turkey is one of the safest and most stable countries in the region. Based on a long history, there are thousands of historical and cultural monuments in Turkey, many of which are protected by the UNESCO Cultural Heritage. While chasing academic excellence, you can enrich your journey with the unparalleled cultural richness and diversity modern Turkey has to offer.
Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country which constitutes a bridge between Asia and Europe not only in terms of geographical location but also in cultural, social and political aspects. Turkey has been home to many civilizations such as Sumerians, Hittites, Lydians, Byzantines, Seljuks and the Ottomans throughout history and has a unique ethnic and cultural blend when it comes to food, art, language and history. Modern Turkey reflects an unparalleled cultural richness and diversity.
Turkey has a reputation of its people’s legendry hospitality and its natural beauties stretching from the lush mountain landscapes of the Black Sea Region to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. You can enjoy swimming and water sports in the seas that surround Turkey, you can ski on its many mountains, and you can enjoy rafting in its rivers or many of the extreme sports that different cities have to offer.
Our universities not only guide and support you towards the career of your dreams by providing extra boosts with internships and apprenticeships but also bring students together and make distant geographies close by facilitating social clubs, sports teams and cultural events.
Coming to Turkey will undoubtedly expose you to new ideas, help you learn about different cultures and discover many common values across cultures, improve your communication skills and establish an international network.
9 Reasons to Study in Turkey
Turkey is part of the Council of Europe, NATO, OECD, AGIT and G20.
ECTS is applied in accordance with Europe and all students are given Diploma Supplement and our Bologna report is 5 out of 5.
The diploma you’ll receive from a university in Turkey will be recognised in all European countries.
You can visit the Temple of Artemis and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus which are two of
the Seven Wonders of the ancient world or the Archaeological site of Troy or the rock sites at
Cappadocia or one of the many monuments which are protected by the UNESCO Cultural
Among countries that have European Credit Transfer System Label (ECTS Label), in terms of universities receiving the ECTS label, Turkey has always been ranked first among AYA/European Education Area countries since 2009.
Turkey is also one of the most successful countries participating in exchange programmes under Erasmus+ and there are also many other additional exchange programmes such as Mevlana and Farabi.
According to The World Economic Forum’s “2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report”, Turkey is ranked second among 137 countries in the title ‘Access to Higher Education’.
Turkey is a secular country, where for many centuries people of different faiths lived together in peace and harmony.
You can walk through history, following in the footsteps of Ottoman Sultans and historical legends such as Alexander, Constantine and Genghis Khan.