Study in Turkey as a foreign student Guide

Dear student brothers and sisters Hope everyone is well and healthy. Scholarship related issues are usually discussed in detail in this group of ours.

But today I will discuss how to study in Turkey without a scholarship or how to solve all the related problems including accommodation and food.

First let’s come to the admission process:-

You can take admission in Turkish universities in two ways

  1.   By participating in the YÖS exam.
  2. Apply directly to the university.

Now let’s know about YÖS exam

YÖS (Yabancı Öğretim Sınav) or EXAMINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS is the admission test for studying in Turkish universities. By participating in this exam, you can easily qualify for admission to various universities in Turkey. If you compare the YÖS test with tests like SAT or ACT, YÖS test is much easier.

Now let’s come to how to give this test or where? What is the full standard or test medium?
Suleiman Demirel University in Isparta and Istanbul University have YÖS examination centers in Bangladesh.

Usually this test is taken there. If you pass this exam, you will get the opportunity to directly study in different universities in Turkey in good subjects and in addition, this exam will also help you to get a visa. Moreover, in some cases, the university authorities also give scholarships.

The YÖS exam generally consists of two parts

1) General Ability
2) Basic learning skills.
Usually there are 45 questions on IQ and 35 on Mathematics. Time will be 2 hours for total 80 questions. And the whole exam will be in English.

Apply directly to the university without scholarship

The second way to study in Turkey is to apply directly to Turkish universities. In this case, you can apply by choosing the universities of your choice from Google.

You can see when a university issues circulars by going to the university’s website and opening their academic calendar It won’t do us much good to ask.

Because it is impossible for us to keep a regular eye on the circulars of the universities. So take some time and keep an eye on the website of the university of your choice.

Also, if you want, you can directly email the university authorities or students affairs office to know all the detailed information.

They will let you know if you have been selected after a certain time of applying with their required documents during the application period. If selected may ask for various documents later through mail.

They should be shown slowly and the university’s primary admission work should be completed Then they will give some important documents along with the acceptance letter along with the visa application.

Meanwhile they will mail the last date of submission of final admission and original documents. All university admission work should be completed before that specified time by arriving in Turkey with a visa.

Remember that you have to go and get admission in all the universities. There is no possibility of admission by sending documents online.

But yes some universities ask for translation, notary, ministry and embassy attested papers during application. If you want you can do these things before or you can skip those universities.

List of some universities which are currently applying only through diploma and application link in Turkey

  • İBRAHİM ÇEÇEN ÜNİVERSİTESİ ( 21 june – 30 july)
  •  BURSA TEKNİK ÜNİVERSİTESİ (1 july – 06 august)
  •  IĞDIR ÜNİVERSİTESİ (22 march – 20 August)
  •  DOKUZ EYLÜL ÜNİVERSİTESİ (12 july – 16 august)
  •  KASTAMONU ÜNİVERSİTESİ (31 july – 6 august)
  • ONDOKUZ MAYIS ÜNİVERSİTESİ (9 august – 18 august)
  •  MUNZUR ÜNİVERSİTESİ (26 july – 8 august)
  • YÜZÜNCÜ YIL ÜNİVERSİTESİ (29 august – 13 sept)
  • YALOVA ÜNİVERSİTESİ (31 august – 3 sept)

Medium of study Turkish or English?

Turkish universities are generally taught in the Turkish medium. In that case C1 certificate must be shown at the time of admission otherwise you have to start studying in the department by taking 1 year Turkish language course and then submitting C1 certificate.

The Turkish language course is at your own expense. If you have TOFEL, GRE, SAT, ACT exam certificate then you will get opportunity to study in English medium directly. In this case, learning Turkish language is not necessary.

Go to the university’s website and see what the university’s requirements are. Prepare accordingly. Note that no one in Turkey accepts IELTS scores except for a few universities.

Tuition fee in Turkey University 2023

Many people think that Turkey will have higher tuition fees than other countries. But the reality is quite different. Because the tuition fees of public universities in Turkey are very low. 8-10 thousand Bangladeshi Taka in one semester and maximum 15-20 thousand Taka in one year will be spent on tuition fee.

It is good to know that the tuition fee is more or less depending on the department in the universities. Semester fees in small town universities range from 500 lira (10-12 taka to 1 lira) to 1500 lira.

However, in big cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, etc., university tuition fees range from 1500 lira to 7500 lira. You can check the website of your preferred university to get the correct information in this regard.

But if you want to study in a private university, you have to spend a lot of money. Depending on the university, the tuition fee may be Rs 1-5 lakh. However, some universities waive up to 50-75% of tuition fees based on student performance.

Note that usually government universities do not ask for upfront tuition fees. But if you voluntarily paid the tuition fee in advance at the time of application to the university and cannot come to Turkey without getting a visa, your money will not be refunded.

But private universities refund money. And if someone wants it, then it has to be paid.

The pros and cons of studying in Turkey


The advantages are The disadvantages are
low tuition fees The number of seats is somewhat limited for foreigners
high acceptance rate and a good knowledge of the Turkish language is required
and applications would be open for several months.

Accommodation cost in Turkey

Government or private dormitories cost between 500 lira (5000 rupees) to 1000 lira (10000 rupees) per month. There are two types of dormitories for students in Turkey;

Government and private. However, one year academic result is required for foreign students to get a chance in the government dormitory. If you talk in advance to the private dormitory, you can directly go and get admission.

But most of the times their fees are double of government dormitories. (Note: Breakfast and dinner are served in the dormitories. There is no separate charge for this.)

Also, if a few people share a flat in mess system, it is possible to complete accommodation, food, gas, current bill etc. for 10-12 thousand taka per person. Less will be more depending on the city. May be more for bigger cities.

And the cost depends on yourself If the king doesn’t follow suit, the month will end with 700-1000 lira or 7 to 10 thousand taka. Total toll will cost 18-20 thousand rupees.

Turkish language course fee

Turkish language is usually 9-10 months. Small town courses start at 5000 lira (Rs 50000) and go up.

In this case, if you want to get admission in one university, you can take courses from another city and join that university again. There is no obligation to do it from the same university.

Turkey Health Insurance Fees for students 2022

You will need to apply for a residence permit upon arrival in Turkey. In that case, if you don’t show health insurance, you won’t be able to work.

There are different agencies for health insurance. They charge from 300 lira (3000 rupees) and above at different rates.

Turkey Embassy and visa application and medical fees

It will take a total of 15,000 taka to process the visa. Visa fee will be 11 thousand and medical fee will be 4500/-. Fixed United Hospital for medical. Any other place will not be acceptable.

What it takes to apply in Turkish university ?

  • Passport size photograph
  •  passport
  • Certificate and Marksheet of SSC and HSC.
  • Language Certificate

Private Scholarship in Turkey 2022

Some public and private organizations in Turkey support foreign students with small stipends. In that case, if you keep your eyes and ears open and do good results, you can manage a couple of scholarships from the coming year.

With which you can walk in Tenetun. In that case, there will be no need to take money from the country from next year. But it is difficult to get a scholarship in the first year.

Safety of girls in Turkey University

Many people ask what can be done after coming to Turkey? Or is there any barrier in terms of the screen? The simple answer is that all types of screens can be seen in logic.

It goes as it pleases. No one is stopping anyone. Although veils were banned during Kemal Atatürk’s regime, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lifted the ban. After that, the use of screen was started again in all places. If MPs can enter parliament wearing hijab, university is nothing.

Emin Erdoğan himself visited all places wearing hijab. So there is no reason to worry about wearing hijab. Here you will actually see several screens.

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