1. Grants and scholarships
Tuitions at state-run institutions are very affordable. Yearly tuition for undergraduate programs ranges from $250-$1500. Yearly tuition for graduate programs ranges from $300-$900. Tuition at private universities (known as foundation universities) ranges from $5000-$20,000 per year. An average international student in Turkey will spend about $400-500a month on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transportation and telephone costs. Books and administrative fees are approximately $100-150per semester. Remember, though, that this figure depends on your location, lifestyle and which degree course you attend. Citizens of the US do not generally qualify for government sponsored scholarships. However, there may be scholarships attached to your particular program which you can apply for.
2. Helpful websites for studying or working
3. General application deadlines
Most universities seem to have application deadlines in June or July. Many Turkish universities accept American entrance exams such as the SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc.
4. Student visa process and deadlines
- You msut obtain a student visa in your home country before arriving in Turkey. Otherwise, you will not be able to register at your university or apply for a residency permit once in the country..
- Usually you obtain your student visa from the Turkish consulate that is nearest your place of residence in your home country. No student visas are issued within Turkey. You will need your acceptance letter you’re your Turkish university and a completed visa application form. Application forms are available from the consulate staff upon request. In general, you should allow 8 weeks from the time you submit your application for your visa to be granted.