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Turkey has been part of the Bologna Process since 2001 and is also a member of many different international platforms. This means that first, all students can continue their education in other countries with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and secondly, they can have their diplomas recognized by other countries. In addition, equivalency for each country is generally determined by that country's special education authority. Therefore, please check the list of recognized universities published by your country.

Yes, almost all universities accept academic proficiency exams with international validity such as SAT, ACT, IB, etc.

Yes, the majority of private universities and many state universities admit students based on their high school diploma grades. Please check the admission criteria of the relevant university for detailed information.

Yes, you can do it within 90 days after registering for the university; otherwise, you will need to get private health insurance.

International students can legally work for a limited number of hours per week in Turkey after obtaining a Student Residence Permit.

To participate in the Erasmus program, you must first be a student at a university. Additionally, you must express your desire to study at another university that has an agreement under the Erasmus program with your university. The application process may vary between universities, so it is important to obtain information about the application requirements and conditions from the relevant department of your university.

Yes, you can transfer to a university in Turkey from another university by obtaining an approved transcript and course curriculum from your current university and applying with the necessary documents that comply with the requirements of the relevant university. If the credits and content of the courses you have successfully completed are suitable for the courses at the university you are transferring to, you will be exempt from those courses.

If you enroll in a program with Turkish as the language of instruction, you are expected to be proficient in Turkish. If the language of instruction is English (except for state universities), you are not required to learn Turkish, but it is highly recommended that you take Turkish language courses to make the most of your social and cultural experience.

Yes. For programs in Turkish, you are required to have a language certificate at the C1 level after completing the preparatory process (this is not required for those who completed their 4-year high school education in Turkey). For programs in English, Erasmus exchange students and native English speakers do not need to provide any documents, but non-native English speakers are required to provide an English proficiency certificate. Some universities require a minimum level of proficiency in an internationally recognized language or entrance exam (TOEFL, PTE, SAT, etc.), while others administer their own academic English language exams.

High school equivalency process is carried out by the Provincial Directorates of National Education within the country and by education counsellor offices and education attachés affiliated with the Turkish Embassies abroad.

Equivalency of undergraduate and graduate diplomas is done by YÖK in Turkey.

The residence permit duration is given for the duration of the program you will be enrolled in. If you will only be preparing for a Turkish language course in the first year, you will be granted a residence permit for 1 year.

Turkish preparatory period is generally set as 1 academic year (2 semesters). During this period, students develop their Turkish language skills and prepare for university education. However, some universities may extend or shorten the preparatory period depending on students' language proficiency level.

It is difficult to give a definite answer as this depends on your lifestyle and spending habits. However, we can estimate the average monthly expenses as follows:

  • Accommodation: 500-1000 TL (depending on the location and type of accommodation)
  • Food: 500-800 TL (depending on your eating habits and whether you eat out or cook at home)
  • Transportation: 100-200 TL (depending on the distance between your accommodation and school)
  • Other expenses (such as clothing, entertainment, and personal items): 500-800 TL

These are rough estimates, and your actual expenses may vary depending on your personal choices.

You can visit the Cost of Living page for detailed information.

You can apply for a residence permit at https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/


As soon as you receive your acceptance letter, you should contact the nearest Turkish Consulate in your country and apply for a Student Visa. The process may take approximately 15 to 45 days. When you arrive, you must apply for a residence permit within 30 days.

We, at ABC Future, recommend international students stay in a suitable dormitory during their first years to better learn Turkish and get to know the environment. The main reasons for this are:

  • Faster adaptation to the Turkish language with Turkish students in the dormitory.
  • The social circle may not be well established yet.
  • To better adapt to school and the environment and not to deal with household chores without knowing the intensity of their classes.
  • Variable costs such as water, electricity, gas, internet, cooling, and food and drink.

There are certain things you need to do before coming to Turkey, including:

  • Obtain a valid passport if you are from a foreign country.
  • Apply for a visa at the Turkish embassy in your country if you need one.
  • Get health insurance that covers medical care in Turkey.
  • Find information about the weather, culture, customs, and traditions in Turkey.
  • Look for accommodation that suits your needs.
  • Learn common phrases in Turkish if you are not familiar with the language.

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International student admissions at universities in Turkey are left to the universities themselves, and each university admits international students based on their own admission requirements and quotas. In the majority of state universities, especially for programs such as Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, national and international exams such as YÖS, SAT, IB, ACT, etc. are required for admission. Therefore, admission requirements vary according to the university, so be sure to review the admission criteria of the relevant university.

Each university has a different application deadline. Registration for Turkish government universities opens several times a year for a specific period, and applications and registrations are made on the announced dates. On the other hand, private universities accept students continuously between April and October of each year. Therefore, you need to check the admission requirements of the relevant university.

The Erasmus program offers a wide range of benefits for students, including:

  1. International experience: Students have the opportunity to study abroad and experience different cultures and languages.

  2. Improved language skills: Living and studying in a foreign country is a great way to improve language skills.

  3. Academic benefits: Students can take courses not offered at their home university and receive credit towards their degree.

  4. Personal growth: The experience of studying abroad can lead to personal growth and development, as well as increased confidence and independence.

  5. Career benefits: The international experience and language skills gained through the Erasmus program can enhance career prospects and make graduates more competitive in the job market.

  1. The original high school diploma or a notarized copy of the diploma
  2. A document showing the high school curriculum (transcript)
  3. A document showing the graduation requirements of the high school
  4. The student's ID card (passport or ID card) and a notarized translation of the Arabic documents
  5. Proof of residence or residence permit (with a notarized translation of Arabic documents)
  6. Proof of payment of the application fee (bank receipt)

    The required documents for application may vary depending on the countries and their education systems. It is important to check the application requirements through the relevant institutions' websites or local embassies before applying.

  • Valid student certificate (obtained from the university)
  • Residence permit application form (available on the e-ikamet website)
  • Health Insurance (SGK, private health insurance, etc.)
  • A valid passport and its photocopy
  • 4 biometric photographs
  • Residence permit card fee
  • Valid address (dormitory - house)

1- Passport / Travel Document (valid for at least 6 months)

2- Biometric Photo

3- Visa Application Form (available online or provided by authorized visa agencies)

4- Letter of Acceptance or Student Certificate

5- Receipt of University Tuition Fee Payment

6- Travel Insurance

7- Diploma and Transcript (must be approved by your country's foreign representative offices)

8- Financial Documents (Bank Account of the Applicant or Parent/Sponsor's Financial Status Document)

9- Criminal Record

10- Birth Certificate / Population Registration Extract

11- Accommodation Document in Turkey (Dormitory, Hotel, etc.)

12- Flight Reservation

13- Visa Fee

14- Letter of Reference (if available)

15- Valid Residence Permit (If you live in a different country outside of your country or if there is no Turkish Republic Representation in your country, you must have a residence permit in the country where you will apply. It is recommended to obtain detailed information from the nearest Embassy or Consulate.)

Scan your documents in PDF format and save them on your computer. Visa Application Address: https://www.konsolosluk.gov.tr/

1- Copy of Bachelor's Degree or Graduation Certificate (for Master's)

2- Copy of Bachelor's Transcript (for Master's)

3- Copy of Bachelor's and Master's Degrees (for PhD)

4- Copy of Bachelor's and Master's Degrees (for PhD)

5- 2 Letters of Recommendation

6- Copy of Passport

7- Passport-Sized Photograph

8- Letter of Motivation

9- CV

10- Recognition Certificate (from YÖK)

11- Foreign Language Certificate (if available)

12- Turkish Language Certificate (if available)

Note: The diploma and transcript must be approved by your country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and translated and approved in Turkish or English by a notary sworn translator from the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in your country or in Turkey.

1- High School Diploma Sample

2- High School Transcript Sample

3- Passport Copy

4- YÖS, SAT, ACT Test Results (if available)

5- Passport Size Photograph

Note: High School Diploma and Transcript must be certified by your country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and translated into Turkish by a sworn translator and approved by the Turkish Embassy/Consulate in your country or by a sworn translator in Turkey.

Turkey is a unique country in terms of offering high-quality education options with quite low tuition fees compared to many other leading countries in higher education. The minimum and maximum amount of tuition fees to be charged to international students have been determined by the state, and the net amounts have been left to the discretion of the university. Therefore, although the tuition fees at Turkish universities vary depending on the type of university (state or private), the level of the program (undergraduate or graduate), the faculty (medicine, dentistry, engineering, law, etc.), and the duration of the education, they are quite affordable compared to similar quality universities in Europe or America. You can search on our website for detailed tuition fees and explore programs and fees on a university basis.

Equivalency for Primary and Secondary Education

Equivalency refers to the process of determining the equivalent class/field/branch of the education seen in the documents such as report cards, transcripts, certificates, and diplomas obtained from primary and secondary education institutions abroad in Turkish primary and secondary education institutions.

Equivalency for Undergraduate Education

It can be used by those who want to practice their profession in the field of the graduated foreign higher education program or those who want to do a master's or doctorate in the health fields in Turkey.

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The language of instruction in Turkish universities varies depending on the program and the university. Some programs are taught entirely in Turkish, while others are taught entirely in English or in a combination of both languages. However, Turkish is the main language of instruction in most programs offered by state universities, while private universities may offer more programs in English.

ABC Future provides the most accurate and up-to-date information to assist students from all over the world who plan to study in Turkey for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, in selecting the appropriate department and university, as well as in the application, acceptance, registration, visa consultation, reception services, residence permit, and managing and monitoring the processes that cover many services such as accommodation.

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Yes. After coming to Turkey, you need to complete your university registration within 30 days and apply for a residence permit. Otherwise, your visa will be cancelled and you will need to exit and re-enter the country.

Yes, many universities, especially private ones, provide well-organized orientation week for incoming students. Additionally, many universities have an introduction to university life or an orientation course. For detailed information, please contact the international office of your university.

There is no obligation to take the YÖS exam, but this depends on the decision of each university individually. Some universities in Turkey accept international students without the need to pass the YÖS exam, but others require passing the exam as a condition for enrollment. Therefore, international students should check the website of the university they wish to attend to know whether it requires passing the YÖS exam or not.

As ABC Future, our team has full knowledge of the application and admission standards in all universities, so contact us for detailed information.

No, it is not necessary to know Turkish for the YÖS exam. Although the exam relies very little on general language proficiency, the questions come with explanations in Turkish, Arabic, English, French, German, Persian, and Russian.

The YÖS exam duration varies depending on the university and the number of sections included in the exam. Generally, it can range from 90 to 140 minutes

The YÖS exam fee varies depending on the university. Generally, it ranges from 10 to 200 USD.

The exam is generally organized by universities that announce the dates between April and July of each year.

The YÖS exam includes the Basic Learning Skills Test. The Basic Learning Skills Test consists of 80 questions, including abstract reasoning (IQ) questions and mathematics questions that aim to measure the candidates' abstract thinking abilities.

YÖS (Foreign Student Exam) is an exam designed for foreign students who want to enroll in universities in Turkey. This exam is mandatory for many universities in Turkey and measures Turkish language skills, numerical and verbal abilities. Based on the YÖS exam results, students can choose their preferences according to the scores and quotas set by the universities.

Generally, the minimum passing score is 50%. Some universities require minimum acceptance scores in certain programs; for example, 90% or above for Medicine and Dentistry, and 60% or above for Engineering programs. These standards vary from one university to another.

The YÖS exam takes place in different cities in Turkey and in many countries abroad, depending on the university.

The Turkish Language Proficiency Certificate (TÖMER) is awarded to successful candidates in the Turkish language proficiency exam administered by Yunus Emre Institute and the TÖMER centers of universities.

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