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Let's first get to know the city in which Ankara University is located 

About the city:

The city of Ankara, which is the second largest city in Turkey after Istanbul, and is the capital of the country, is located in the center of Turkey, as it is one of the Turkish inner cities if it does not overlook any coasts or seas. 

The city is characterized by its strategic location locally and internationally, which makes it a center for trade and industry, in addition to its fame for its tranquility, picturesque nature and charm of architectural designs in archaeological places with many wonderful tourist attractions that made it a destination for tourists from all over the world, and the most important landmarks: 

  • Ankara Castle

  • Anatolia Cultural Museum

  • Heralar Diari Park

  • Uno Bath

  • Madag Mountain

The city has a well-developed transportation network of airports such as Ankara International Airport, express trains and modern roads that make it easy for students to live and move.

It is possible to reach Ankara through daily trips by public transportation from Istanbul and Izmir, as it isabout 4 and a half hours away from Istanbul, and about 7 hours away from Izmir.

About the University:


Ankara University was established in the Turkish city of Ankara in 1946, after being laid by Ataturk himself, in order to lay and consolidate the foundations of Ataturk's principles and reforms throughout the country and act as a defender of values that express modernity,science and enlightenment.

It currently includes 19 colleges, 14 institutes, 11 vocational schools, one conservatory, one college with a number of research and application centers, and high-quality study programs for bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels.


It aims to be an innovative university that conducts qualified research, using its knowledge and skills for the benefit of humanity and  the world, and to shape the future by nurturing creative individuals who can think critically, solve problems and make a difference on a global level. 

Features of Ankara University

  1. It includes a large number of international students annually.

  2. It offers a large number of majors taught in English.

  3. It teaches medicine in all its branches in English and Turkish.

  4. It allows teaching in more than one language according to the specialization, such as: Turkish, English, Russian, German, Spanish, Polish, Armenian, Bulgarian and Italian.

Disadvantages of Ankara University

  1. Higher tuition fees compared to other universities.

  2. The university does not accept differentiation on Turkish secondary school alone.

  3. The university does not accept the high school diploma for registration unless seats remain available.

Study Medicine at Ankara University:

Foreign students can study medicine there after fulfilling the conditions.

Medicine is taught in all its branches in English and Turkish.

Study Engineering at Ankara University

The university offers several engineering disciplines and is taught in English and Turkish, including:

  • Aquaculture Engineering

  • Agricultural Machinery Engineering and Technologies

  • Electrical Electronics Engineering

  • Physics Engineering

Master's study at Ankara University

The university offers many master's programs to its students and  teaches some programs in English and others in Turkish, including:

  • Linguistics

  • Business Administration

  • Journalism

  • Economy

International students can pursueamaster's degree after fulfilling the requirements.

YÖS of Ankara University

The university holds its own YÖS test annually in centers inside and outside Turkey, and does not require YOS or SAT to apply, 

It also accepts all other universities' YÖS certificates.

Accepted Degrees at Ankara University include

  • All secondary school certificates only if seats remain vacant.

  • SAT certificate.

  • YÖS certificate.

  • International Certificate IB.

Study in English at Ankara University

The university has specializations taught in English, including:

  • Politics and economics

  • The human medicine 

  • Sharia

  • Math

  • Business Administration

  • Aquaculture Engineering

Study Turkish Language at the University

 International students can study Turkish at the Tomer centers provided by the university.

Research Centers at Ankara University

The university has a number of research and application centers, including:

  • Center for African Research and Studies

  • Disaster Management Applications and Research Center

  • Ankara Reseach and Study Center

  • Center for Applications and Research of Intelligent Systems and Technologies

  • Asia-Pacific Studies Application and Research Center

  • Brain Applications and Research Center

  • Addiction and Anti-Doping Application and Research Center

  • European Societies Research and Application Center

Faculties and programs at Ankara University

  • Faculty of Dentistry

  • Faculty of Open and Distance Education

  • Faculty of Language and History

  • Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Faculty of Science 

  • Faculty of Educational Sciences

  • Faculty of Nursing

  • Faculty of Theology

  • Faculty of Fine Arts

  • Faculty of Engineering

  • Faculty of Law

  • Faculty of Communication

  • Faculty of Political Science

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Sports Sciences

  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Faculty of Applied Sciences

  • Faculty of Agriculture

  • Faculty of Medicine

Institutes at Ankara University

  • Institute of Biotechnology

  • Institute of Forensic Sciences

  • Graduate School of Natural and Traditional Sciences

  • Institute of Educational Sciences

  • Institute of Liver Diseases

  • Food Safety Institute

  • Institute of Cancer Research

  • Accelerator Technology Institute

  • Institute of Nuclear Sciences

  • Stem Cell Institute

  • Institute of Social Sciences

  • Institute of Health Sciences

  • Institute for the History of the Turkish Revolution

  • Institute of Water Management

Ankara University tuition fees

The cost of study in Ankara university ranges from (400 to 1800) dollars. While the cost of human medicine is about (2900) dollars, and the cost of dentistry is (1900) dollars.

The costs of majors taught in English are higher than the costs of studying in Turkish in general.

Admission to Ankara University

The university accepts registration on all secondary school certificates, and does not require the YÖS or SAT test for registration.

The competition for the university is high, which makes it difficult to work for the university. 

Admission to medical specialties and English-language specialtiesis also more difficult.

Documents required to register at the university

  • A certified and translated copy of the secondary school certificate.

  • The certificate of YÖS or SAT, if any,which is not a condition for registration.

  • A personal photo with a white background.

  • A copy of the passport or ID card.

The University in Words:

  • Country: Turkey

  • City: Ankara

  • Sector: Public

  • Founded: 1946

  • Local ranking: 5

  • World ranking: 738

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