Why Should You Study in Turkey ?
The number of international students in Turkey has doubled in the last 2 years*. There are several reasons for this increase in the number of international students not only from Europe and the United States but also from Asia, Middle East, Africa and Russia.
Where The East Meets The West
Turkey is the place where diverse cultures meet. It is metaphorically and literally the bridge between the east and the west. For example, İstanbul is the only city in the world that connects these two continents. Its ideal location and multicultural environment attract a lot of international students from different background because Turkey is the place where people of all cultures and faiths can feel like at home.
The Variety and Quality of Education
The Variety and Quality of Education
Turkish higher education system has improved significantly in the last few years; there are now over 184 universities across the country, with 87816 international students and 149008 academics*. This expansion in the education sector provides international students a lot of choices and a huge opportunity to study what they dream of in any city. Besides, the quality of education has experienced a remarkable growth; Turkish universities offer high quality studies and are an integral part of the European education. Some universities’ main teaching language is English. Some other universities have programs taught in English. These universities are considered a perfect place for those who do not speak Turkish.
This progress is also shown in the world’s top university rankings. There are 11 Turkish universities featured in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017, and 20 Turkish universities in the 2016 edition of the QS University Rankings: EECA.
In addition to all that a lot of Turkey’s universities are technologically advanced with modern campuses and great facilities which will give the students the perfect environment for their academic research and studies.
Certificates granted by Turkish universities are recognized all over the world. All students can continue their education in other countries with ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Not to mention that some universities carry out joint programs with many universities across the globe. In this environment, students are exposed to open-minded faculties with global experience.
A Place To Live
Studying in a foreign country means that you are going to live in that country for the next few years. Therefore, choosing a country that you can live in is very important. Turkey is a very stable and safe country with hospitable and friendly people. It has natural wonders, exciting cities, unique geography which combines the characteristics of three continents and a very rich history which attract tourists and students.
Turkey is one of the few countries where you can enjoy the four seasons because of its geographical position. It is surrounded by 3 seas; it is a perfect place to swim in summer and ski in winter
Expenses are also important consideration when you decide to study abroad. Turkey is an affordable place to live in comparing to most European, American and neighbouring countries; Tuition fees and the cost of living in Turkey are lower and yet the quality of education is still high. Most universities provide dormitory and housing facilities for international students which are close to campus and comparatively cheap. In addition to that transportation is available everywhere at low prices. Besides all that, Students get special discounts almost everywhere on everything in Turkey.
The Turkish government provides many different scholarship opportunities for international students. These scholarships do not only cover the tuition fees but also cover accommodation, travel and living costs. These opportunities help thousands of students make their dream come true every year.
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