Studying in Turkey
Turkey is a popular holiday destination with the Dutch. Many Dutch people do not know that you can also study well. What does studying in Turkey actually mean?
Why study in Turkey?
The Turkish economy is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Turkey has a lot to offer for international students: a high quality of education, a very multicultural population, vibrant cities and beautiful landscapes. There are a lot of international students in Turkey. There are about 170 universities and colleges in Turkey, with more than 30,000 international students. Language studies are very popular among the international students. Many courses in Turkey are taught in English.
Turkey is a very large country located in Europe and Asia. Most of the country is in Asia. The official language is Turkish and the currency is Turkish Lira. The capital of Turkey is Ankara. About 80 million people live in Turkey.
More than 83 million people worldwide speak Turkish as their mother tongue. Turkish is spoken not only in Turkey but also in the north of Cyprus, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Georgia, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania and other parts of Eastern Europe. Another 15 million people speak Turkish as a second language. It can be useful that you can speak Turkish, because in Turkey they don’t speak English very well. Turkish is not very easy to learn, because it is a very different language from Dutch. In many major Turkish cities you can take Turkish lessons.
Many English-language courses are offered in Turkey, to be admitted to an English-language course you must pass a language test. You can get a bachelor’s degree in Turkey in 4 years. You can obtain a master in 1 or 2 years.
Tuition fees in Turkey are very different for each educational institution. At a public educational institution you pay about 200 euros per semester, while at private educational institutions you pay thousands of euros per semester. In general, private educational establishments are more expensive than public educational establishments. Postgraduate studies are usually more expensive than bachelor studies.
Turkey has a very good price-quality ratio. The cost of living is many times lower than in the Netherlands. An average international student spends 300-400 euros per month on living expenses.
Health and insurance
Turkey has good health care. A large number of doctors speak good English, especially in the large hospitals. Hospitals in Turkey are open 24 hours a day. There is also always a doctor present at the educational institution. You are not required to have health insurance if you are going to study in Turkey, but this is recommended
The easiest way to get to Turkey is by plane. The cheapest flights to Turkey are from Germany. The cheapest airlines that fly to Turkey are Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines. Public transport in Turkey is very cheap, students also get a discount on public transport.