Studying in Türkiye for Iranians

If you, like 224,000 foreign students who have chosen Turkey to study in 2021, want to benefit from a simple entrance exam in Turkey, cheap education in the best universities in Turkey, various scholarships, obtaining an internationally recognized degree in most European and American countries, or Do you want to continue studying in one of the best fields of study in Turkey, such as medicine in Turkey, engineering, dentistry in Turkey, pharmacy, nursing in Turkey, etc., and study in Turkish or English according to the international standards of the Bologna Treaty. The article on studying in Turkey has been written for you by the CIPAPPLY immigration institute. In this article, we have introduced the most prestigious universities and schools in Turkey, all the conditions, documents and costs necessary to study in Turkey. CIPAPPLY Immigration Institute has dedicated its first-level immigration experts and lawyers to Turkey so that people can study, work and live in Turkey at the lowest cost and according to their conditions.

Studying in Türkiye at a glance

General information and cost of living in Türkiye

  • The capital of Türkiye: Ankara
  • Language of study: English-Turkish
  • Number of international students: 170,000+
  • Academic year: September-June
  • Literacy rate in Türkiye: 96.74%
  • The cost of living as a student in Türkiye is 2700-3900 lira per month
  • Additional cost per semester for books and administrative costs is 775-1200 lira
  • Health insurance 310-550 lira per year

Duration of study in Türkiye

  • guidance school: 4 years
  • high school: 4 years
  • bachelor’s degree: 3 to 4 years
  • Masters Degree: 2 years
  • PHD 3 to 4 years

The cost of studying in Türkiye

  • Undergraduate studies in English $450-1,500
  • Undergraduate studies in Turkish language $750-240
  • Undergraduate studies at private universities $5,000 to $20,000
  • Postgraduate studies in English $600-900
  • Postgraduate studies in Turkish language $600-300
  • Postgraduate studies at private universities $5,000 to $20,000

Reasons and benefits of studying in Türkiye

  • High quality of education
  • The existence of scholarships for international students (scholarships include tuition fees, accommodation expenses, insurance and travel to Turkey)
  • As an international student, you do not need to learn Turkish.
  • Degrees awarded by Turkish universities are accepted worldwide.
  • The ranking of universities and the variety of study programs in this country is high.
  • Getting a student visa to study in Türkiye is easy.
  • Proximity to Iran
  • Studying in Turkey costs less than studying in England or other European countries.
  • The cost of living in Türkiye is cheaper than in other countries
  • Students can benefit from the benefits of staying in Türkiye.

Advantages of studying in Türkiye

  • Close distance to Iran
  • The possibility of working while studying
  • The possibility of receiving scholarships
  • No need for a study visa for study periods of less than three months
  • The possibility of working after education and the possibility of obtaining permanent residence in this way
  • Relatively low cost of living and education compared to other countries

Degrees in Türkiye

The education system in Turkish universities is not much different from the education system in the European Union. Studying in Turkish universities is done at three levels: bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate. Some universities in Turkey offer their educational programs in English and some in Turkish or both languages.

Undergraduate studies in Türkiye

Specific conditions for admission in each of the fields and courses are different from each other. For example, if you plan to apply for a bachelor’s degree in Turkey, you must first graduate from high school or be about to graduate from it.

Necessary documents for admission to undergraduate courses in Turkish universities

  • Admission application form
  • High school diploma (or proof that you have graduated)
  • Educational records
  • TOEFL test score
  • Pay the application fee (US$100-35)
  • A certificate confirming that you have passed an examination outside of secondary school. (eg SAT 1, International Baccalaureate, National Baccalaureate, etc.)
  • Participation in entrance exams to Turkish universities

Postgraduate studies in Türkiye

One of the most demanded degrees for Iranians in Turkey is the master’s degree. In most cases, Iranian students, after completing their bachelor’s degree in Iran, apply for a master’s degree in Turkey so that they can obtain the opportunity to study in other countries by obtaining an international degree from the top universities of this country.

If you want to get a master’s or doctorate degree in Turkey, you must provide a set of documents while checking the specific conditions of each field on the website of the university in question.

Necessary documents for admission to undergraduate courses in Turkish universities

  • Admission application form
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • motivation letter
  • Provide a powerful CV
  • Valid letter from professors
  • Providing academic records
  • Providing approved scores in some tests such as GRE or GMAT for admission to some fields
  • Submitting a passing grade in the TOEFL language test or a test that the university considers necessary to pass at the time of entry.
  • Participation in written exams or university interviews

To participate in master’s programs in Turkey and doctoral programs in this country, there are usually two application deadlines:

  • Fall semester: End of May (May 11 to June 10)
  • Spring semester: End of December (December 10 to December 10)

Studying without a language degree in Türkiye

Many Turkish universities do not require an IELTS score if you have a relative command of English. Before applying, check the website of the specific university as different courses have different requirements at different universities. In the following universities, most courses do not require IELTS:

  • Istanbul Medipol University
  • Beacon University
  • Bahce Shahir University
  • Istanbul Medipol University
  • Istanbul Zaim University
  • Istanbul Aydin University
  • Ofok University
  • Atlim University
  • Chankaya University
  • Bashkent University

Top universities in Türkiye

There are a large number of public and private universities and educational institutions in Turkey that have been able to achieve good academic rankings in terms of QS ranking standards, Times World Ranking, etc. You can see some of these universities in the table below.

University name

Ranking based on 2023 QS

Koch University


Sabanchi University


Middle East Technical University


Bilkent University


Baghazichi University


Istanbul Technical University


Ankara University


Hajat Tepe University


Istanbul University


Anadolu University


University of the Aegean


Ghazi University


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