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An overview of study in Turkey


Already a popular tourist destination, the rapid improvement in higher education quality is establishing Turkey as the perfect place for international students.  The country has numerous international links, and its location makes it a great connection for Asia and Europe.

More than 125,000 international students chose to study in Turkey in the 2017/18 academic year. The Turkish government is keen to increase this number, aiming to attract 350,000 international students over the next few years. Turkish universities offer students the chance to gain a unique higher education experience. There are 183 higher education institutions in Turkey, 109 of which are state universities, with the remaining 74 being private non-profit institutions. You are able to gain a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree.
Despite the Turkish higher education system being one of the youngest in the world, it is already garnering a good reputation worldwide. There are 2 of Turkey’s universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings top 500. The highest ranked is Koç University, which is placed at 448th. The next highest ranked is Bilkent University, which is placed at 456th. There are a further 8 Turkish universities in the top 1000.
About Turkey
Located across several continents, including Eurasia, the Middle East, Western Asia, the Balkan Peninsula and Southeast Europe, Turkey is home to over 80.8 million people. It shares land borders with 8 countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Nakhchivan, Iran, Iraq and Syria. It also sits on three different seas, the Aegean Sea, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Turkey has a long and complicated history, with many invasions and occupations over the years. Turkey continues to experience turbulence in the political world, but is still a great choice for any student. The culture is especially diverse, with the country opening up to the western world, but maintaining its traditional values. You will also see influences from the Anatolian and Ottoman cultures in Turkey.

Why study in Turkey
• Low tuition and cost of education
• Admission possibility government and private universities
• Education in Turkish and English language
• Job opportunities
• Business opportunities 
• Settlement opportunities after study
• Easy admission process
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