About Turkey

About Turkey Turkey is one of the seven independent Turkish states. With its strategic location, large economy and a regional power with military capability, Turkey, is one of the most swiftly developing countries. The official language is Turkish. The currency is Turkish Lira. The capital is Ankara. The majority of the country's territory is located in the Anatolian peninsula whereas minor part of it is located in Europe. Being in the first 20 countries in terms of economy, Republic of Turkey is a country that is promising for students. For economists and politicians, with its strategic location, large economy and military capability, Turkey, is a regional power.

Turkey, is divided into seven geographical regions such as Eastern Anatolia, Aegean, South-eastern Anatolia, Central Anatolia, the Black Sea and Marmara region and Mediterranean. In Turkey, three types of climate are widespread. The coastal areas of Turkey bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea have a temperate Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and mild to cool, wet winters The coastal areas bordering the Black Sea have a temperate Oceanic climate with warm, wet summers and cool to cold, wet winters. The Turkish Black Sea coast receives the greatest amount of precipitation and is the only region of Turkey that receives high precipitation throughout the year. The eastern part of that coast averages 2,200 millimetres (87 in) annually which is the highest precipitation in the country. The coastal areas bordering the Sea of Marmara, which connects the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea, have a transitional climate between a temperate Mediterranean climate and a temperate Oceanic climate with warm to hot, moderately dry summers and cool to cold, wet winters.]Snow does occur on the coastal areas of the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea almost every winter, but it usually lies no more than a few days. Snow on the other hand is rare in the coastal areas of the Aegean Sea and very rare in the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea. Winters on the eastern part of the plateau are especially severe.

Education in Turkey

Entrance Exam for International Students has been abated in 2010. With a new regulation, it has been declared that each university is responsible for presenting its own provisions for accepting foreign students and giving its own entrance exam. Who can apply?

On condition that they are studying the their last year in high school or they have been graduated,
1) Not to be a citizen of Turkish Republic

2) To have Turkish citizenship at birth but received a permission of discharge from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and their children who are not in legal age but registered in their document of discharge from citizenship that hold the document certifying their permit to practice rights by law.

3) Those who hold dual citizenship, born as a foreign national but then acquired Turkish citizenship

4) TR citizens who have completed his/her high school education in a foreign country other than

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. (including Turkish schools in foreign countries except Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)

5) Those who are originally citizens of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), who still reside in the TRNC, who have full high school education in the TRNC and who have had the GCE AL exam, and those who were enrolled in foreign high schools in 2005-2010 and have or will have the GCE AL exam.


Each university determines its own application process for international students. Each university declares its own academic calendar for application. For this reason, in order not to miss the application deadlines of the universities, it is advised to check the application for international students announcements of the universities in their website.

The Departments to Study

Almost every faculties and departments are open to accept international students.

Climate Typed in Turkey

Three main types of climate is common in Turkey:

Continental Climate

This type of climate is common in Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia, most of South-eastern Anatolia and integral part of Thrace. The vegetation is moor and in the summer, the weather is hot and dry; in the winter, it is cold and snowy.

Mediterranean Climate:

This type of climate is common in Mediterranean, Aegean and southern Marmara parts of Turkey. However, the climate of southern Marmara region is more severe. The vegetation is scrub. The weather is hot and in summer and mild to cool wet in winter. The climate is appropriate to grow citrus.

Black Sea Climate

This type of climate is common in Black Sea Coast and northern Marmara. It is rainy every season. The vegetation is forest. It is mild and rainy in the summer and it is cold and snowy in the winter.