Study abroad Turkey

Universities at Turkey

Study in Turkey

At the crossroads between Europe and Asia, Turkey has played a crucial role in intercultural relations from ancient times to the Turkish Republic of today. As a melting pot of numerous civilizations attracted by its strategic location, Turkey is an open air living museum with an abundance of historical sites and monuments. Turkey is a democratic, secular, constitutional republic and a founding member of the United Nations, the OECD, and the G-20 major economies. 

The Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923 after the collapse of the 600-year-old Ottoman Empire and a 3-year war of independence. In 1924, the Turkish government adopted secularism as one of the indispensable ruling principles of the new state. Social, political, linguistic, and economic reforms and attitudes decreed by Ataturk from 1924-1934 continue to be referred to as the ideological base of modern Turkey. 

As an international student in Turkey you will have the opportunity to experience both modernity and tradition in one of the safest and most stable countries in the region. Some Turkish Universities has English as the teaching language while others will offer the opportunity to learn English. Above all, the high quality of education will make you more than ready for a future anywhere in the world. Positioned at the crossroads of east and west, the Turkish landscape encompasses a vast variety of geographical zones, it has the combined characteristics of three continents of the world: Europe, Africa and Asia. Due to its location, surrounded by seas on three sides, Turkey as always been the center of great trade, silk and spice routes. Today, even in the most inaccessible or isolated corners, one can easily feel and see the traces of different cultures. 

Turkish Universities will among other things provide you with high standards of education and internationally recognized degrees.

Turkish Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to successful applicants based on their highest scores achieved in international or national examinations and their high school or undergraduate grades. Full or partial scholarships are applied towards tuition fees for education. Therefore, students themselves are mainly responsible for providing for their accommodation, living and travel expenses.

Merit Scholarships

Many foundation and some state universities offer merit scholarships to those who have outstanding academic backgrounds. Scholarships are granted for the program the student is enrolled in and are continued throughout the regular duration of the student’s education (extensions are prohibited). The normal duration of the scholarship is five years for those who must join an English language preparatory program and four years for those who start directly as a freshman. At foundation universities, students are not at risk of losing their scholarships despite academic difficulties as long as they adhere to mandatory class attendance rates. 

Students are placed in a merit scholarship program according to their grades, scores and ranking.  Merit scholarships usually cover (a) tuition fees; (b) living costs through a ten-month stipend; and (c) dormitory accommodation fees. 

Other Scholarships

Independent of the merit-based scholarship quota, universities provide additional sources of funding. For example, partial scholarships, such as the Academic Success Scholarship, go towards paying for a certain percentage of the total tuition (anywhere between 30% to 50% in the case of the Academic Success Scholarship). Almost all foundation universities offer partial scholarships, which depend on the academic merits of the applicant and cover between 20% and 70% of the total tuition fees. 
Country specific scholarships are announced through diplomatic channels. Candidates should contact and apply to the authorized bodies of their own countries or to the Turkish embassy or consulates in their respective countries.

Applications for scholarships granted by foundation universities will also be considered according to the approved international student quotas in place. Decisions are made by the relevant Faculty Executive Board. If necessary, candidates may be interviewed via phone or e-mail.

Successful candidates will be sent an acceptance letter by the university. However, they will need to produce any documents submitted as part of their application in original when physically enrolling at the university. 

Study at  Middle East Technical University ( METU) Northern Cyprus Campus with 100% Scholarship: 

 METU is a State University of Turkey.

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus was established as a result of an invitation conveyed to METU in the year 2000 by the Governments of Republic of Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Middle East Technical University (METU) is Turkey 's most prominent public university with an expressly international mission and profile. METU's Ankara Campus was established in 1956 with a mission to serve not only Turkey but also the Middle Eastern-Eurasian region. As a research university of international reputation, METU offers an intellectually stimulating and culturally diverse environment that fosters rigorous academic learning and cutting-edge research and development.

Currently, METU offers 41 undergraduate (Bachelors Degree) programs in 5 faculties, as well as 107 Masters and 69 Ph.D. programs in 5 graduate schools on its modern Ankara Campus. More than 750 full-time faculty members and 1300 research/teaching assistants serve a total of more than 23,000 students from all parts of the world. As an international university with English as the medium of instruction, METU has already graduated more than 3,300 international students from its undergraduate, M.S., and Ph.D. programs. Today, METU has more than 1,700 international students and 39 full-time foreign faculty members from 15 countries.

METU enjoys a reputation for academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, as well as the integrity, success, and commitment of its graduates. With its highly competitive academic staff, significant international experience and contacts, internationally accredited degree programs, as well as excellent physical facilities and attractive natural environment METU is recognized as a world-class institution of higher education.

High Standards of International Education

METU is one of Turkey's most competitive universities. Each year, among the students taking the National University Entrance Examination, over 1/3 of the 1000 applicants with the highest scores attend METU. Due to the high demand towards METU is so great, most of our departments accept only the top 1% of the approximately 1.5 million applicants taking the National University Entrance Examination. Over 40% of METU's students go on to graduate school.