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In Turkey, the national currency is the Lira. Depending on one’s lifestyle and spending habits, an international student can live in Turkey on a budget of 300- 600 dollars per month. Living costs are estimated to be 70% cheaper than in the USA and Canada.
Universities in Turkey are known for their affordability. On average, undergraduate programs range from 1500 to 15000 USD per year while post- graduate programs cost 3500 to 12000 USD per year for international students. This is well below the average tuition fees in countries like Canada, U.S., U.K., Australia, and China.
Students can choose from different types of accommodation, some are more budget-friendly, and others provide additional comfort and convenience.The following are the most popular accommodation options for students in Turkey:
Turkey is a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which implements the Bologna Process. The Bologna Process is a European intergovernmental reform process to establish the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Turkey has been part of the Bologna process since 2001, with the result that Turkish degrees are recognized in all European countries and consequently the whole world.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used everywhere in Europe and Turkey, making it easy for students to compare study programs and transfer their academic qualifications from one educational institution to another. All Turkish higher education programs are described by ECTS as a system of credit transfer and accumulation of academic credits towards the final degree.
Turkey is one of the most successful countries participating in the exchange programs under Erasmus Plus. Apart from Erasmus, there are numerous exchange programs in Turkey such as Mevlana and Farabi that support the mobility of students and teachers in Europe and Turkey. Studying in Turkey provides great opportunities to learn and work in multiple countries and universities within Europe.
The academic year in Turkey begins in September and ends in June. We recommend that students contact us prior to the start of the academic year to ensure their enrolment in their desired program and university. Undergraduate and BS programs are generally completed within 4 years while professional development programs may take 2 years to finish. the length of master’s programs varies between 1-2 years.