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TOP-20 prestigious schools, colleges and universities in Turkey where international students can get high-quality higher education

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Nowadays, there are 117 universities in Turkey: 91 state and 26 are private universities. Turkey has adopted a three-tier system: Bachelor's, Master's and postgraduate courses. Due to the list of TOP-20 best schools, colleges and universities in Turkey, you will definitely make the right choie. 

TOP-20 prestigious schools, colleges and universities in Turkey where international students can get high-quality higher education

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What are the most prestigious universities in Turkey for foreign students?

Among the most ranking, prestigious and popular there are following institutions:

  • Middle East Technical University
  • Zonguldok Karaelmas University
  • Pamukkale University
  • Bilkent University
  • Trakya University
  • Yuzuncu Yil University
  • Dokuz Eylul University
  • Universite d'Uludag
  • The Academy of Tourism EDUANT
  • Hacettepe University.

Turkey is a member-country of the Bologna Agreement, and many universities take part in the Erasmus Charter. Basically, studying is conducted in Turkish, and there is also an opportunity to choose the institution where studies are conducted in English.

There is a special organization that deals with enrollment and selection of foreign students - OSYM (note that it does not engage in postgraduate education). Actually, competition between foreign applicants is quite high - this is due to the limited number of places in universities.

What are the most attractive features of studying in Turkey for foreign students?

In recent years, the stream of foreign students who have chosen to get higher education in Turkey is growing. The country is a strategic, trade and cultural partner for many countries in Eastern Europe and the CIS. It maintains high educational standards, diplomas received in Turkey, are increasingly listed on the international labor market. In addition, it is worth noting rather affordable cost of education, low prices for accommodation and meals during studying, modern infrastructure and, of course, a unique cultural flavor.

Note that every university in the country can establish its own criteria for admission of foreign students. Most likely, you will need to present a diploma / certificate / certificate of secondary education, high results of international tests (including language tests).

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