Study in Turkey: Low Tuition Universities For International Students

Today in this article, I will be focusing on low tuition universities in Turkey for international students. Turkey is a fast growing study abroad destination for international students. In case you didn’t know, Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest, Georgia to the northeast, Iraq and Syria to the South. The country is encircled by seas on three sides with the Aegean Sea to the West, the black sea to the north and Mediterranean Sea to the South.

One reason why international students choose to study in Turkey is the fact that the tuition fees is low and affordable. Tuition fees and cost of living are significantly lower than in most european countries, yet the quality of education is top notch. There are also competitive scholarships covering tuition, accommodation, insurance and travel expenses available to international students. Note that the academic year in Turkey is based on two semesters and run from October until June..

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Top 4 Turkish Universities

(1) Istanbul Technical University

This is an international Technical University located in Istanbul. It is the world’s third oldest university dedicated to engineering sciences as well social sciences recently and is one of the most prominent universities in Turkey.

(2)Orta Dogu Teknik University

This university puts strong emphasis on research and education in engineering and natural sciences.

(3) Istanbul University

The University has 17 faculties on five campuses, the main campus being on Beyazit Square.

(4) Anadolu Universitesi

This is a public university Eskisehir. Anadolu university was founded in 1982 from the union of four existing universities in the city: the Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences of Eskisehir, the state  Academy of Architecture and Engineering, Institute of Education and Medical School.

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee in most turkish universities are very affordable.These fees vary. However, international student tuition per semester at state universities where language of instruction is English is about $300-$600. Note that tuition is about 2x higher at private institutions where instruction is in English.

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Health Insurance

Note that all universities offer free health care at their medical facilities.However, this care is generally limited to emergency services and treatment of minor conditions, so international students are encouraged to purchase health insurance to cover any medical expenses that might arise.

There are a lot of low tuition universities in Turkey that you can apply to for admission but have not talked about most of them here. To get a full list of these universities and link to their websites, click here.