The Best Universities for Foreigners in Turkey

Turkey is known with high quality universities in different study fields. At the last years, the population of foreign students incrases slightly with the exchange programs and new opening universities. Turkey has 206 universities in 81 cities. 130 of them are state universities, 76 of them are foundation universities. Most of the programs in Turkish universities accept foreign students. Thanks to the different student exchange programs like Erasmus, Erasmus+, Mevlana or Farabi, it’s possible to have education in different universities in Turkey. We want to mention about the best universities in Turkey for foreign students.

Students who want to take the Foreign Student Exam (YÖS) must apply to the university units they want to study. Foreign students can learn the details of the foreign student university entrance exam and relevant dates from the web pages of the universities to which they will apply.

İstanbul University

İstanbul University is the oldest university of Turkey, was founded in 1453. Today, İstanbul University is one of most important universities for foreign students. The exam for foreign students of the university is known as İÜYÖS. İÜYÖS exam results are generally valid in all universities. Istanbul University’s YÖS exam is held in various cities of Germany, France, the Netherlands, America, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and other countries. You can get detailed information about the exam schedule by clicking here.

Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University (METU) is located in Ankara. Today, METU accepts hundreds of foreign students from different countries of the world. The education language is English in METU, so if you want to apply METU, you should certificate your English-level. You can follow and get detailed information about the application processes to METU as a foreign student here.

Boğaziçi University

There is a special exam for foreign students who want to study at Boğaziçi University. Foreign students can usually enter the YÖS exam and study in a university, but Boğaziçi unfortunately gets the opportunity to apply by taking an exam called SAT, not YÖS. If you become successful in SAT exam, you will get accepted to Boğaziçi University. Boğaziçi University is one of the most preferred universities of Turkey. The university is located in  İstanbul’s amazing district Bebek. If you want to get detailed information about the foreign students studying conditions in Boğaziçi University, you can click here.

Hacettepe University

Hacettepe University is located in Ankara. Foreign candidates who have graduated from a school equivalent to Turkish high schools and who meet the required conditions can apply to study in Hacettepe University undergraduate programs. The university is one of the most important universities of Turkey. Because, the university accepts a high amount of foreign students every year for different undergraduate programs. It’s possible to get detailed information by clicking here.

İstanbul Technical University

İstanbul Technical University is located in İstanbul city and is one of the most important technical universities of Turkey. The university is famous for its amazing engineering programs. Thousands foreign students from many countries all over the world apply for engineering programs of ITU every year. But, only successful students have a chance to study in ITU. Check out the details of the programs for foreign students here.

Marmara University

Marmara University is located in İstanbul city. If you are a foreign student and want to get undergraduate education in İstanbul, you can prefer Marmara University. The university has a lot of faculties which accept foreign students like Islamic Sciences, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Law, Fine Arts and others. The main campus of the university is located in Göztepe, Anatolian side of İstanbul city. For more information, please click here.

Yıldız Technical University

Yıldız Technical University is located in İstanbul city.  It’s possible to get world-class quality education in the university for different fields.  The university accepts hundreds of foreign students for undergraduate education every year. You can get detailed information here.

Anadolu University

Anadolu University is one of the biggest universities of Turkey and located in Eskişehir. The foreign student exam of the Anadolu University is known as ANADOLUYÖS. The foreign students who pass ANADOLUYÖS Exam will have a right to study in the university. You can get detailed information about the foreign student studying conditions in Anadolu University by clicking here.

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