Study in Turkey: preparation programs, entrance exams, advantages and disadvantages, Turkey scholarship
Study in Turkey is gaining popularity among international students. The country's universities are among the top best educational institutions in the world. Among them are Ankara university and other cities. Find out more about the preparatory programs, entrance exams and the Turkey scholarship
More and more international students choose Turkey to study. The country's universities are included in the list of the best educational institutions in the world, there are 104 state and 62 private universities.
Turkey has been a member of the Bologna Process since 2001, allowing students to continue their education in other EU countries using the ECTS credit system. Also, the Turkish diploma is recognized by European employers.
The Turkish authorities are actively working on programs to attract foreign applicants. Recently, the country canceled 50% of the quota for foreign students. The government aims to increase the number of international students to 200,000 in 2023, and to become the center of international education in the East in the future. Due to the good geographical position of Turkey, you can meet students from Europe, Asia and other regions of the world in its universities.
Learn more about the student exchange program, a great and popular way to gain new experience, by following the link.
Read more about obtaining Turkish citizenship through investment here.
Education system in Turkish universities
The education system of the country is built on the principles of the Bologna process. Universities prepare applicants according to educational levels:
• bachelor's degree - 4 years;
• master's degree - 2 years;
• doctoral studies - 3-5 years.
After graduating from school, the applicant can enter a university for a bachelor's degree. You can continue your studies in master's and doctoral studies. Also, on the basis of secondary education, applicants are admitted to higher technical schools, where after 2 years of study, graduates obtain an associate's degree.
Documents for admission to Turkish higher education institutions are accepted from April to July. The academic year in the country begins in mid-September or early October, consists of two semesters, and ends in late May or early June. In winter, there is a two-week winter vacation.
Entrance exams and language certificates
Universities publish basic information about the admissions campaign on their official websites. You can apply for admission online.
As a rule, the more points in your high school diploma, the higher your chances of entering a university in Turkey. In addition, it is necessary to pass an exam. Most Turkish higher education institutions accept international exams SAT, GRE and GMAT, which applicants take in English. However, some institutions require to take their own analogues of international tests - YÖS (Turkish entrance exam for foreign students) for undergraduate and ALES for master's or doctoral studies.
The issue of language skills is also important. English-language programs have been developed in Turkey, but most of the educational process is still conducted in Turkish. To study in English, you need a TOEFL certificate, in Turkish - TÖMER. In both cases, level B2 is required. A student will also need knowledge of the Turkish language to live in the country.
Preparatory programs are divided into two types: language and profile.
If the applicant does not know the Turkish language, he can start learning it in the preparatory course. The first year of study will be entirely devoted to language learning, after which the applicant will be able to take the YÖS or SAT entrance exams for the bachelor's degree. Many universities also offer English language courses.
Profile courses will be useful for those who plan to enter a master's degree or who wish to improve their knowledge in a certain field.
Visa for students in Turkey
Most international students must obtain a student visa before traveling to Turkey. To do this, contact the Turkish embassy or consulate in the country of your stay. The visa is issued approximately 8 weeks after the application is submitted based on the university admission document.
Turkiye Burslari Scholarship
Foreign students in Turkey can apply for the Turkiye Burslari scholarship, which covers tuition, accommodation, language courses and even flights. However, the competition is very high, up to 100 people per place.
Advantages and disadvantages of studying in Turkey
Vocational education in Turkey
Work while studying
Employment prospects after graduation
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