A country with a long history
The country of Turkey was founded in 1923 but started its long timeline of history as Anatolia in 1071. It has one of the greatest cultural heritages, which is well recognisable around the world. Most likely everyone has heard of Istanbul before; the most famous city of Turkey. It is the only city on Earth that connects two continents: Asia and Europe. This fact on its’ own has created a unique culture, which is a mixture of western and eastern traditions.
Located strategically at the mid-point of the Europe, Asia and Africa, Turkey is very geography rich with mountains, plains, caves, seas and many other natural formations. Turkey has one of the most agreeable climates with all 4 seasons, allowing its locals and students enjoy both swimming during the warm summertime and skiing during the cold wintertime.
The education system there has tremendously developed over the last few decades, and nowadays, it is considered one of the best in the world, giving you an excellent reason to study in Turkey. Turkish universities offer high quality studies and are an integral part of the European education space. In Turkey, there are an increasing number of universities offering programs taught in English, and they include medicine, engineering, humanities, business and finance.
Turkish universities can offer a student an Associate’s degree program (2 years plus internship), a Bachelor’s degree program (4 years, or for medicine 6+ years), a Graduate degree program (2 years for masters, or 1 year for non-masters, or 4 years for medical masters) and a Post-graduate degree program (duration depends on the program and university).
The tuition costs are similar to those of European schools, only a bit less, and the living costs are much more affordable than the majority of other popular study destinations worldwide. On average, a student in Turkey spends around 500 to 700 USD monthly for living costs including accommodation.
After graduation, many students decide to stay in Turkey to work or to continue their education. As a fast developing country, Turkey opens more and more work-placements every year, and lots of companies are willing to hire students and offer internship opportunities as well. This makes it a great place to choose for either the full length of your education or to go on exchange to.
Turkish universities recommended by Study Advisory:
Koç University is ranked number eight in the world’s best small universities and number 36 in the world’s best universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education. Koç University is currently the recipient of Turkey’s second largest number of research grants from the Turkish Government and the European Union. It offers degrees in engineering, medicine, law, nursing, social and administrative sciences, humanities and economics.
Sabanci University was created by the Savanci foundation and is unique in Turkey. It was rated the most innovative and entrepreneurial university in the country in 2015, and degrees are offered in many fields including natural sciences and engineering, management, and arts and social sciences.
Top 3 reasons to study in Turkey:
- World-respected and recognised degree programs.
- Opportunity to get a well-paid job after graduation.
- A unique culture that can only be experienced from within.
Did you know this about Turkey?
- Education has the largest budget of any ministry, taking up 22% of the national budget.
- Turkey’s Black Sea coastline stretches 1650 kilometers. This is the same distance as it is from Paris to Berlin.
- Most Turkish nationals did not have a last name until 1934!