The higher education sector in Turkey has undergone a virtual revolution in the last couple of decades. It is not just the number of universities, which has increased markedly, but the quality of the education offered has also greatly improved too. The 2014 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings had three Turkish Universities ranked in the top 10. Turkey also had seven of its universities placed in the top 100 list.
According to data from UNESCO, well over 3.6 million students enrolled in degree programs abroad at the turn of the decade. This represents a sharp increase compared to the state of affairs in the early 2000’s. Such a radical transformation can be directly attributed to the increased availability of scholarship opportunities. Emerging higher education destinations such as Turkey were identified as key contributors to this encouraging trend. It is worth noting that a vast majority of scholarships awarded to international students in Turkey are funding by the Turkish state.
The cost of study and living will be your other consideration in your study abroad decision. Compared to other international student destinations, Turkey offers significantly lower annual tuition fees and much lower living expenses. According to the Mercer’s 2013 global cost of living rankings, Turkey’s metropolitan cities are in the very bottom row of the most expensive cities list.
Turks are known for their warmth and hospitality. You’ll soon be drinking çay (tea) and playing tavla (backgammon) with the locals and being invited round for breakfast by your neighbors. Most Turks enjoy meeting foreign visitors and practicing their English.
Turkey is literally a bridge between the East and the West, its landmass straddling both Europe and Asia. With close proximity to Africa too, it is a cultural melting pot where people of all cultures and faiths can feel at home. Indeed, more than 30,000 international students come here to study, with growing numbers coming from continental Europe, Africa, the United States and Asia.
Türkiye’de eğitimi bitirdikten sonra farklı alanlarında çok sayıda iş imkânları bulunmaktadır. Gelişen ve büyüyen ekonomisi ile Türkiye, dünyanın başı çeken ekonomileri arasında yer almak konusunda gelişme kaydetmektedir. Türkiye’de iş yapan küresel markalar ve bu markalarla beraber çalışan Türk markaların sayısı giderek artmaktadır. Haziran 2013 itibari ile Türkiye’de iş yapan uluslararası şirket sayısı 34,000’dir.Bu sayının %50’sini Avrupa Birliği ülkeleri oluşturmaktadır. Uluslararası yatırımcıların gözde ülkesi konumundaki Türkiye’de bu şirketlerde çalışma şansına da sahipsiniz. Ayrıca beraber aynı eğitimi aldığınız arkadaşların ve Türkiye’de tanıştığınız diğer arkadaşların, Türkiye’de ve hatta dünyada ne kadar önemli başarılara imza attıklarına şahit olacaksınız. Kurduğunuz bu ilişkileri yeni olanaklara kapı açmak için kullanabilirsiniz. Öğrenim süresince ise lisans öğrenciler Çalışma izni alarak kısmı süreli çalışabilir. Lisansüstü öğrenciler için bir sınırlaması yoktur.
Regarding the link between university-industry, starting with the year 2000, many techno-parks and technology development centers have been established within the university campuses. The Law on Technology Development Centers, which entered into force in 2001, draws the framework for the legal status of these institutions. As of 2014, there are 32 technology development centers operating and an additional 11 are under construction in different universities. Associate Degree qualifications are also included in Turkish higher education system. Within this degree, universities offer two-year programs, all of which are vocational oriented and at the end of the study period, graduates are expected to be employed as intermediate staff in related sectors. The curriculum design of these programs is done in such a way that gives the student the opportunity to do their internships in firms of the related sectors.