Study Master in Turkey
The attention of international students wishing to complete academic study is directed to study master in Turkey in particular, and to study a master's degree abroad in general, and Turkey has had its share of the increasing number of international students in recent years, and the desire of international students to study a master's degree in Turkey has increased after Turkey's great development in various scientific fields, and the number of international students in various master's programs in Turkey has increased in both public and private universities. Reviewing the data and statistics of the Presidency of the Higher Education Council in Turkey, we see that engineering and administrative majors were among the most numerous and attractive disciplines for international students in Turkey.
Most private universities have also provided the opportunity to study master's degrees without any conditions, unlike public universities that require difficult conditions for the admission of foreign students to both master's and doctorate degrees.
With the ease of obtaining admission to study master in Turkey in private universities on the one hand, and the low costs of studying a master's degree in Turkey in general, Turkey has become the first destination for Arab students to study a master's degree and one of the most destinations for international students in the world. Some universities also offer distance master's study programs in Turkey, and the master's degree is divided into two types in terms of practical degree, namely a master's degree with a thesis and a master's degree without a thesis, and we will talk about studying a master's degree in Turkey in details as follows:
Types of master degrees in Turkey:
The types of master programs in Turkey in terms of practical degree are divided into two parts:
1 - Master's with thesis:
This type is important for graduates wishing to continue academic life, and is divided into 8 study tracks and a scientific thesis. A thesis is a scientific research thesis related to the field of study.
2 -Master without thesis: This type is important for graduates wishing to obtain a master's degree in addition to gaining practical experience and is divided into 8 study tracks and a project, and its duration is shorter than a master's with thesis.
Duration of studying Master in Turkey:
The duration of master's study in Turkey is two years for master's programs with thesis and from one year to one and ahalf for a master's degree without thesis, and this period does not include the preparatory year, if any, or the study of language. The duration of the study can also be extended by two additional semesters.
This study is divided into study tracks and a scientific thesis orpractical start according to the type of master's degree.
There are many distinguished universities in Turkey to study a master's degree , the following universities are considered one of the best of these universities in terms of the diversity of study programs, the cost of study, the ranking of the university and scientific laboratories .
First: The best public universities to study a master's degree in Turkey
1- Istanbul University
2- Ankara University
3- Marmara University
4- Ataturk University
5- Bosphorus University - Bogazici University
6- Istanbul Technical University
Second: The best private universities to study a master degree in Turkey
1- Yeditepe University
This university is characterized by the diversity of master's programs and low study costs, but the admission is not guaranteed and requires some conditions from students such as a personal interview and a written examination, and it is considered one of the most difficult private universities to obtain university admission.
2- Aydin University
It is considered one of the most desirable universities for foreign students, characterized by the diversity of disciplines and medium tuition fees, in addition to its high global ranking, and the exhaustion of study seats, especially master's programs with thesis, is one of its biggest disadvantages.
3- Bahcesehir University
It is considered one of the most famous Turkish universities locally and internationally, this university provides many specializations, its study fees are relatively high, but they are acceptable when compared to Western universities.
4- Altinbas University
It is characterized by ease of admission to graduate programs and the availability of most programs in English, in addition to acceptable tuition fees.
5- Gelisim University
Tuition fees are low in this university in addition to its excellence and good international ranking.
6- Uskudar University
This university is characterized by a good ranking in addition to being one of the most low-cost universities to study master's degrees.
As we mentioned earlier, Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for students wishing to study abroad, based on many reasons and advantages, which we list as follows:
1- Diversity of fields of study and research in Turkish universities.
2- The costs of studying a master's degree in Turkey are low.
3- The ranking of Turkish universities is high in the world.
4- Most private universities do not require any conditions from graduates wishing to complete their studies in Turkey.
5- The possibility of obtaining a job opportunity during the study.
6- Ease of obtaining university admission.
7- The possibility of studying in English or Turkish.
The disadvantages of studying a master's degree in Turkey are less than those in Western countries and are limited to defects that are not related to education, and we mention here the negatives that foreign students face while studying a master's degree in Turkey.
1- The opportunity to obtain admission to study a master's degree in the first ten universities in Turkey is almost impossible.
2- Admission requirements are difficult in most public universities.
3- Different application dates and conditions from one university to another.
Turkey is characterized by low study costs in general , and the prices of master's study in Turkey are very low when compared to other countries . The costs of the study range from 200 to 4000 dollars annually depending on the university, and we will detail these costs as follows:
1- Costs of studying a master's degree in public universities in Turkey
The prices of master's studies in public universities range from 200 to 1200 dollars annually, and the costs of studying vary according to the university and the field of study.
2- Costs of studying a master's degree in private universities in Turkey
Private university tuition fees for master's studies start from $ 1250 up to $ 4000 annually.
The conditions for studying a master's degree in Turkey vary between public universities and private universities, and these conditions also differ among public universities.
The conditions for studying in public universities are somewhat difficult, while private universities are characterized by ease of obtaining admission.
Conditions for studying a master's degree in public universities in Turkey:
1- High GPA.
2- GRE or GMAT test result
3- TOEFL test result
4- TOMER Turkish language test result
5- Written examination.
6- Oral interview.
7- Letters of recommendation.
Conditions for studying master's degrees in private universities in Turkey Private universities do not require international students to obtain admission to study a master's degree.
Documents required to study a master's degree in public universities
1- A copy of the passport.
2- Certificate and university transcript translated into Turkish and notarized by the Noter.
3- Personal photos.
4- Letters of recommendation.
5- A motivation letter to study a master's degree in Turkey.
7- GRE exam .
8- The result of the TOEFL foreign language test .
9- The result of the Turkish language test TOMER .
Documents required to study master's in private universities:
1- A copy of the passport.
2- Personal photos.
3- The certificate and the university transcript are translated into Turkish or English, and there is no need to document the notary.
Foreign students can study a master's degree in Turkey's public universities, most public universities require a GRE test or a written test or oral interview in addition to foreign and Turkish language conditions, and some public universities require some or all of these conditions according to the number of applicants.
Advantages of studying a master's degree in Turkish public universities:
1- Low tuition costs .
2- Turkish public universities are highly ranked globally.
3- Diversity of study fields in public universities.
4- Benefiting from the laboratories of public universities.
Disadvantages of studying a master's degree in Turkish public universities
1- Changing conditions and dates of admission.
2- The requirements for admission to public universities are somewhat difficult.
3- Most programs are available in Turkish.
4- The difficulty of ensuring admission to public universities.
Students wishing to study a master's degree and continue their career can register for private universities in Turkey for various fields of study, and the admission requirements for private universities to study a master's degree are much easier than those in public universities.
Advantages of studying a master's degree in Turkish private universities:
1- Very easy admission conditions.
2- Turkish private universities are recognized globally and Europeanly.
3- Study costs are acceptable in most private universities.
4- The possibility of having admission to private universities.
Disadvantages of studying a master's degree in Turkish private universities:
1- The expiry of seats in the desired specializations quickly.
2- The costs of studying in some universities are relatively high.