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Academic Life in Istanbul

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University Life in Istanbul

Istanbul is definitely Turkey's education capital, hosting more than fifty public and private universities with thousands of students graduating each year. The high quality of education and the city's charm makes Istanbul an attraction for international students.

Academic Excellence

Istanbul is a city of over 14.6 millions, while 60 percent of its population comprises young people. Therefore, the city has great academic potential. This potential reflects itself in the productivity of the universities, which publish over 10.000 academic papers each year.

Almost all Turkish universities of Istanbul teach in English, German or French as the primary foreign language, usually accompanied by a secondary foreign language. Most universities include institutes and research centers which generate a vast amount of academic knowledge.

Istanbul's academic productivity creates scientific development, platforms of research and discussions and it carries a huge potential to attract even more international organizations, where experts can set the agenda on national and global issues.


Universities of Istanbul

Istanbul is the center of higher education in Turkey, hosting 53 public and private universities with thousands of students graduating each year. Istanbul is home to 5 technoparks as well.

Most of Istanbul's universities are located in historical buildings in popular districts such as the Bosphorus, Besiktas or Yildiz.

Therefore these campuses are also living spaces for students. This vivacious educational life gives great dynamism to the city's daily life.

Public Universities:
The high quality of education and the city's charm makes Istanbul an attraction for international students as well. Most of the city's public universities have exchange programs for students.

Private Universities:
In the last decades numerous private universities have been opened, expanding and diversifying Istanbul's academic life. They all offer several scholarships to support students throughout their academic life at the university.


Academic Life in Istanbul

University Life, Istanbul


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