In recent years, Turkey has become one of the top tourist destinations in Central Asia, the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. In this regard, due to the fact that the Turkish economy is dependent on tourists, the Turkish government has taken important measures towards the development of the University of Turkey and now since 2002 the majority of public and foundation universities is a member of the Bologna process. That is, courses passed in Turkey are approved by the European Union.
Nowadays, university education is of special importance so that people do not confine themselves to their bachelor's degree education and tend to take an active part in the development of human science and knowledge by studying in graduate school and conducting scientific research. Turkey is not unaware of this important issue. It can be claimed that in all public and foundation universities, all new disciplines and interdisciplinary disciplines are established in all educational levels with international quality and standards and are offered by experienced and up-to-date professors. .
As in any country, entering Turkish universities requires a series of admission requirements and these conditions are different for each field and degree in which you intend to study, but as we mentioned, the Turkish economy is tourist-oriented and admission requirements in Public universities are much easier and sometimes scholarships are available. Generally, in what follows, we will describe the conditions for entering different stages in Turkish universities.
Associate and Bachelor Degree in Turkey are two years and four years, respectively. The condition for entering these two courses in Turkish public universities is having a YÖS or SAT score, and sometimes only by presenting a diploma and transcripts, you can apply to the relevant university for certain fields. It should be noted that the YÖS test is administered by each university under the observation of YÖK and OSYM, while the SAT test is administered by the US College Board. In most cases, to study at a Turkish public university, the applicant must take the YÖS exam at each university, although sometimes the YÖS score of the parent university, such as Istanbul University, can be presented to other universities. In both exams, questions are designed from geometry and math courses, with the difference that in the YÖS exam, the student's academic aptitude or the level of intelligence is measured, but in the SAT exam, the student's English language level is assessed.
The admission method for associate and bachelor degrees in foundation universities is different and faster, of course, if you have intermediate to advanced English language skills, because most of the courses at foundation universities are taught in English, but there are also universities present some programs in Englısh and Turkish. For example, they teach dentistry in both English and Turkish.
Studying for a master's degree and a doctorate in Turkey is another recommended option for foreign applicants, as Turkish universities have up-to-date laboratories, libraries and electronic resources. In fact, graduate courses at Turkish universities are mostly research-oriented and basically the student should focus on the dissertation and doing research work, and one of the important features of the master's and doctoral degree in Turkey lies in the fact that if you are interested in any subject you will easily find the relevant supervisor of the same research area. Admission to the master's and doctoral programs at Turkish public universities requires a language certificate and a GRE. Of course, in addition to these documents, there are several supporting documents that increase the chances of accepting the applicant, which vary from university to university. Admission to foundation universities in Turkey for master and doctoral studies also requires a language degree, and offering any special degree will increase your chances of getting a scholarship, so-called discount in tution fee.