Study In Turkey - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities


This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Turkey as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Turkey as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as

 

How to study in Turkey

Why study in Turkey

Cost of studying in Turkey

Universities in Turkey for international students

Cost of living in Turkey for international students

How to get a visa to study in Turkey

How to apply and study in Turkey

Tuition fees to study in Turkey

Applying to study in Turkey

For an international student to study in turkey,the student must first be accepted onto a course at any Turkish university, and then the student should apply for a student visa the nearest Turkish consulate or embassy. In order to be successfully granted a Turkish student visa, you will need documents for application:

        A copy of your letter of acceptance from a Turkish university which is very crucial to show that you are actually going to study.

 

        A completed Turkish student visa application form which can be obtained from the embassy or consulate. You need to fill the application form correctly to avoid any negative outcome.

 

        A valid passport, with an expiry date beyond the end of your planned stay in Turkey. Your international passport must have at least 6 months validity to be able to apply for a Turkish student visa.

 

        A processing fee, which is necessary for your application.

 

        Passport-sized photographs of yourself attached to the application for or anywhere in the application documents.

 

It generally takes around eight weeks for your visa to be processed and everything done. When you finally arrive Turkey,then you should apply to get your resident permit.

You can work while studying in Turkey. As an international student you can work for 24hrs a week and you should try not to make that affect your studies which is your main goal.

Applying to universities in Turkey

Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.

Tuition fees in Turkey for international students.

 

 

The cost of studying in Turkey actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Turkey have different tuition fees.

 

Tuition fees for international students  in turkey are fairly affordable compared to other countries. Public universities are much cheaper than private institutions in Turkey which is the same everywhere, as a postgraduate degree at a public institution can be valued at about US$300-800 for a postgraduate qualification. Private universities set their own fees which is usually more that $15,000 in so many cases.

The tuition fees are generally more expensive for study programs in English, ranging from $600-1500 per year, while the same courses in Turkish are around $240-750 so if you want to pay less on tuition fees you need to be able to speak turkey or learn it if you don't know how to speak it.

Living cost in Turkey as an international student.

The cost of living in Turkey is low compared  to other countries Europe, with $400 to $500 for living costs including accommodation, although this will depend on your lifestyle and spending habits. You will also need around $100 to $150 per semester to cover the costs of course books and administrative fees in your respective universities.

Cost of living in Turkey according to expatistan

Turkey

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

1,456TL

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area

922TL

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat

197TL

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area

1,254TL

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area

800TL

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio

188TL

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)

53TL

            40” flat screen TV

1,063TL

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)

298TL

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

14TL

            Hourly rate for cleaning help

17TL

Clothes [Edit]


            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)

172TL

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)

101TL

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)

212TL

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes

191TL

Transportation  [Edit]


            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

88,494TL

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas

4.99TL

            Monthly ticket public transport

123TL

            Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

26TL

Personal Care   [Edit]


            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)

12TL

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)

15TL

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)

82TL

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)

6TL

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)

7TL

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)

9TL

            4 rolls of toilet paper

4.12TL

            Tube of toothpaste

5.37TL

            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city

17TL

Entertainment    [Edit]


            Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub

54TL

            2 tickets to the movies

26TL

            2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)

39TL

            Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert

126TL

            1 cocktail drink in downtown club

23TL

            Cappuccino in expat area of the city

9TL

            1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)

12TL

            iPad Air 2, 64GB

1,593TL

            1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)

0.44TL

            1 month of gym membership in business district

107TL

 

Visa to study in Turkey

To study in Turkey as an international student, you require a visa. Below are the requirements and process to get a Turkey visa.

What documents will be required?

The applicant is required to submit the following documents while applying in person:

- Valid travel document (passport) (It should be valid at least three months longer than the expiry date of the requested visa),

- Completed visa application form,

- One passport size photograph of the applicant (It should be affixed on the top left side of the visa application form),

- Documents supporting the purpose and the conditions of the planned visit (e.g. letter of invitation, travel itinerary, round trip ticket, hotel reservation with payment guarantee etc.),

- Guarantees regarding means of subsistence,

- Non-refundable visa processing fee (the amount differs depending on the nationality and visa type),

- If the person applies from a country other than his/her homeland, then he/she should also submit his/her valid residence permit or any document that proves he/she legally stays in that country.

- If the person applies for a business visa, an invitation letter from the counterpart company is also required in addition to the above mentioned documents.

Note: Please be informed that the requested documents may vary according to the local conditions where the Turkish Embassy/Consulate is based.

Note: If the relevant Turkish Embassy/Consulate exceptionally receives the visa applications by mail or by courier service, the applicant must send the above mentioned documents and also a pre-paid or self-stamped return envelope (DHL, Fed Ex, Express, UPS, or some sort of insured/certified mail is highly recommended, since the original passport will be returned inside that envelope). Please contact with the nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate to learn whether they receive the applications by mail or not.

If the person prefers to obtain the entry visa at a Turkish border gate, then he/she will be required to have the following documents:

- Valid travel document (passport) (It should be valid at least three months longer than the expiry date of the visa requested.)

- Non-refundable visa processing fee (the amount differs depending on the nationality and visa type)

Only holders of passports from the follwoing countries can apply for entry visa at a Turkish border gate:

USA, Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Armenia, Estonia, Greek Cypriot Adm., Netherlands, Hong Kong (BNO), United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Canada, Lithuania, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Jordan, Malta, Oman, UAE (*), Qatar (*), Kuwait (*), Saudi Arabia (*), Antigua - Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Maldives, St. Christopher Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Mauritius, Kosovo.

(*) Only until 31 October 2009.

Time required to issue a visa:

Dependent on nationality of applicant. Minimum of 1 day but some applications may be referred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara which may take much longer.

How do I apply?

Passport holders from the following countries can apply for tourist visas at the Turkish border gate:

USA, Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Armenia, Estonia, Greek Cypriot Adm., Netherlands, Hong Kong (BNO), United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Canada, Lithuania, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Jordan, Malta, Oman, UAE (*), Qatar (*), Kuwait (*), Saudi Arabia (*), Antigua - Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Maldives, St. Christopher Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Mauritius, Kosovo.

Alternatively you can apply to your nearest Consulate of Consular section at Embassy; see Contact Addresses section.

What is the cost of a visa?

Tourist/Work Single-entry visa; Tourist/Work Multiple-entry visa; Education, Residence, Study and Long Term Multiple-entry visa; and Transit visa. Prices vary according to nationality. Some visas must be obtained in advance. Contact the Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy) for the up to date prices (see the link below for embassy contact info);

How long is the visa valid for?

There are two types of visas in the Turkish practice:

1) Entry visa (single entry, multiple entry and entry with special annotations)

2) Transit visa (single and double transit)

- Single entry visa is valid for one year and allows its holder, depending on the nationality and passport type, to stay in Turkey up to three months and to visit the country only one time.

- Multiple entry visa is valid for up to five years and allows its holder to make multiple visits and, depending on the nationality and passport type he/she can stay one to three months each time he/she enters into Turkey.

- Transit visa is valid for up to three months and allows the person to travel to another country through transiting the Turkish territory.

If the connecting flight to the third country does not require an overnight stay in Turkey, then no visa is necessary. In other words, Turkey does not issue Airport Transit Visa (ATV).

The passengers of cruise ships are allowed to enter and stay overnight in the port cities of Turkey upon the permission given by local border police authorities. These passengers are not required to obtain an entry visa to Turkey.

Other information:

Residence Permits:

An entry visa enables the bearer to stay in Turkey for the duration stated on the visa sticker. However, if the person intends or is obliged to stay in Turkey longer than the permitted duration, this extension is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Interior. In this case, the person has to obtain a residence permit.

Applications for residence permits should be made to the Alien’s Branch of Local Police Departments (Emniyet Mudurlugu Yabancilar Subesi) within 30 days upon arrival at Turkey. Applicants are generally required to submit work permit, work visa, education visa or research visa and a letter describing his/her circumstances (i.e. employment, education, marriage to a Turkish citizen).

Once the person is granted with the residence permit, he/she can enter into Turkey multiple times as long as his/her residence permit is valid and thus he/she does not need a visa for entry into Turkey. If the extension of the residence permit is required, the extension or renewal should be made timely before the expiry date. The person is recommended to have the validity of the residence permit extended before leaving Turkey, if the validity of residence permit is to expire or has already expired.

List and ranking of all the universities in Turkey

This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Turkey. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Turkey and their ranking

 

 

 

Rank    University         Location

1          Anadolu Üniversitesi

Eskisehir

2          Orta Dogu Teknik Üniversitesi

Ankara ...

3          Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

Istanbul

4          Istanbul Üniversitesi

Istanbul

5          Bilkent Üniversitesi

Ankara

6          Ankara Üniversitesi

Ankara

7          Bogaziçi Üniversitesi

Istanbul

8          Atatürk Üniversitesi

Erzurum ...

9          Hacettepe Üniversitesi

Ankara

10        Ege Üniversitesi

Izmir

11        Sakarya Üniversitesi

Sakarya

12        Gazi Üniversitesi

Ankara ...

13        Selçuk Üniversitesi

Karatay

14        Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi

Izmir

15        Uludag Üniversitesi

Bursa

16        Marmara Üniversitesi

Istanbul

17        Erciyes Üniversitesi

Kayseri

18        Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi

Istanbul

19        Koç Üniversitesi

Istanbul

20        Akdeniz Üniversitesi

Antalya ...

21        Sabanci Üniversitesi

Istanbul

22        Kocaeli Üniversitesi

Kocaeli ...

23        Ondokuz Mayis Üniversitesi

Samsun ...

24        Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi

Afyonkarahisar

25        Inönü Üniversitesi

Malatya

26        Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi

Trabzon

27        Çukurova Üniversitesi

Adana

28        Eskisehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi

Eskisehir

29        Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi

Istanbul ...

30        Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi

Canakkale

31        Pamukkale Üniversitesi

Denizli

32        Firat Üniversitesi

Elazig

33        Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi

Isparta

34        Bahçesehir Üniversitesi

Istanbul

35        Gaziantep Üniversitesi

Gaziantep

36        Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi

Aydin

37        Yüzüncü Yil Üniversitesi

Van

38        Karabük Üniversitesi

Karabük ...

39        Abant Izzet Baysal Üniversitesi

Bolu

40        Baskent Üniversitesi

Ankara

41        Balikesir Üniversitesi

Balikesir

42        Mugla Sitki Koçman Üniversitesi

Mugla

43        Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi

Zonguldak

44        Kahramanmaras Sütçü Imam Üniversitesi

Kahramanmaras

45        Trakya Üniversitesi

Edirne

46        Kirikkale Üniversitesi

Kirikkale ...

47        Cankaya Üniversitesi

Ankara

48        Mersin Üniversitesi

Mersin

49        Yeditepe Üniversitesi

Istanbul

50        Cumhuriyet Üniversitesi

Sivas

51        Gaziosmanpasa Üniversitesi

Tokat

52        Izmir Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü

Izmir

53        Harran Üniversitesi

Sanliurfa

54        TOBB Ekonomi ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi

Ankara

55        Dicle Üniversitesi

Diyarbakir

56        Kadir Has Üniversitesi

Istanbul ...

57        Istanbul Kültür Üniversitesi

Istanbul

58        Galatasaray Üniversitesi

Istanbul

59        Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi

Karatay

60        Yasar Üniversitesi

Izmir

61        Özyegin Üniversitesi

Istanbul

62        Beykent Üniversitesi

Istanbul

63        Isik Üniversitesi

Istanbul

64        Izmir Ekonomi Üniversitesi

Izmir

65        Atýlým Üniversitesi

Ankara

66        Mustafa Kemal Üniversitesi

Antakya ...

67        Düzce Üniversitesi

Ankara

68        Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi

Burdur

69        Ömer Halisdemir Üniversitesi

Nigde ...

70        Dogus Üniversitesi

Istanbul

71        Adiyaman Üniversitesi

Adiyaman

72        Usak Üniversitesi

Usak

73        Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi

Istanbul

74        Nevsehir Üniversitesi

Nevsehir

75        Hitit Üniversitesi

Çorum ...

76        Okan Üniversitesi

Istanbul

77        Aksaray Üniversitesi

Aksaray

78        Kastamonu Üniversitesi

Kastamonu

79        Dumlupinar Üniversitesi

Kütahya ...

80        Amasya Üniversitesi

Amasya

81        Haliç Üniversitesi

Istanbul

82        Erzincan Üniversitesi

Erzincan

83        Istanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi

Istanbul

84        Bilecik Seyh Edebali Üniversitesi

Bilecik

85        Namik Kemal Üniversitesi

Tekirdag

86        Maltepe Üniversitesi

Istanbul

87        Kafkas Üniversitesi

Kars

88        Yildirim Beyazit Üniversitesi

Altindag

89        Bozok Üniversitesi

Yozgat

90        Celal Bayar Üniversitesi

Manisa

91        Gebze Teknik Üniversitesi

Gebze

92        Ahi Evran Üniversitesi

Kirsehir

93        Istanbul Sehir Üniversitesi

Istanbul

94        Çankiri Karatekin Üniversitesi

Uluyazi ...

95        Giresun Üniversitesi

Giresun

96        Istanbul Aydin Üniversitesi

Istanbul

97        Bartin Üniversitesi

Bartin

98        Gümüshane Üniversitesi

Gümüshane

99        Yalova Üniversitesi

Yalova

100      Kilis 7 Aralik Üniversitesi

Kilis

101      Siirt Üniversitesi

Siirt

102      Recep Tayyip Erdogan Üniversitesi

Rize

103      Istanbul Arel Üniversitesi

Istanbul

104      Izmir Kâtip Celebi Üniversitesi

Çigli

105      Sinop Üniversitesi

Sinop

106      Osmaniye Korkut Ata Üniversitesi

Osmaniye

107      Bingöl Üniversitesi

Bingöl

108      Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi

Mardin ...

109      Karamanoglu Mehmetbey Üniversitesi

Karaman

110      Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi

Artvin

111       Kirklareli Üniversitesi

Kirklareli

112      Batman Üniversitesi

Batman

113      Agri Ibrahim Çeçen Üniversitesi

Agri

114      Hasan Kalyoncu Üniversitesi

Gaziantep

115      Ufuk Üniversitesi

Ankara

116      Ordu Üniversitesi

Ordu

117      Mus Alparslan Üniversitesi

Mus

118      Cag Üniversitesi

Mersin

119      Bayburt Üniversitesi

Bayburt

120      Munzur Üniversitesi

Tunceli

121      Ardahan Üniversitesi

Ardahan

122      Igdir Üniversitesi

Igdir

123      Abdullah Gül Üniversitesi

Kayseri

124      Sirnak Üniversitesi

Sirnak

125      Istanbul Kemerburgaz Üniversitesi

Istanbul

126      Piri Reis Üniversitesi

Istanbul

127      Acibadem Üniversitesi

Istanbul

128      Istanbul Bilim Üniversitesi

Istanbul

129      Hakkari Üniversitesi

Hakkari

130      Avrasya Üniversitesi

Trabzon

131      Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif Üniversitesi

Istanbul

132      Istanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi

Istanbul

133      Uluslararasi Antalya Üniversitesi

Muratpasa

134      Bezmiâlem Vakif Üniversitesi

Istanbul

135      Adana Bilim ve Teknoloji Üniversitesi

Sokak

136      Türk-Alman Üniversitesi

Istanbul

137      Bitlis Eren Üniversitesi

Bitlis

Courses you can study at universities in Turkey

Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering

Agriculture

Anatomy

Physiology

Anthropology

Architecture

Art and Design

Oral science

Biochemistry

Biological sciences

Building

Business management

Chemical engineering

Chemistry

Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science

Counselling

Creative writing

Criminology

Dentistry

Cinematics

Economics

Education

Electrical engineering

Fashion

Film making

Food science

Geography

General engineering

German

History

Law

Linguistics

Marketing

Material technology

Mathematics

Mechanical engineering

Medical technology

Medicine

Microbiology

Music

Nursing

Optometry

Pharmacy

Philosophy

Psychology

Robotics

Sociology

Theology

Veterinary medicine

 

Items to pack while going to study in Turkey

In your carry-on bag

           Cell phone and charger

           Boarding pass(es)

           Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

           Copy of birth certificate

           Copy of Social Security card

           Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

           Debit card

           Deodorant

           E-reader or book

           Emergency contact list

           Face wipes

           Gum

           Hand sanitizer

           Headphones

           Health insurance card

           Passport

           Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

           School ID

           Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

           State ID

           Student visa

           Travel itinerary

           Travel pillow

           Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)

           Wallet

Toiletries

           Acne medication/cream

           Face lotion/moisturizer

           Makeup

           Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

           Mouthwash (small)

           Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)

           Toothbrush

           Toothpaste

 

Supplies

           Bobby pins

           Comb

           Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

           Glasses and glasses case

           Hair ties

           Hairbrush

           Headbands

           Nail clipper

           Razor(s)

           Sunglasses

           Sunscreen

           Tampons and pads

           Tweezers

Laundry

You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

           Downy Wrinkle Release spray

           Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

           Portable stain remover pen

           Travel sheet (for hostels)

Clothing

           Athletic sneakers (1)

           Bathing suits (1-2)

           Boots (1-2)

           Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

           Casual dresses (2)

           Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

           Flats (1)

           Flip-flops (1)

           Formal outfit (1-2)

           Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

           Going-out outfit (3-5)

           Hat (1)

           Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

           Heels (1-2)

           Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

           Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

           Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

           Leggings (1-3)

           Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

           Pajamas (2-3)

           Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

           Purse (1-2)

           Raincoat (1)

           Scarf (1)

           Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

           Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

           Skirts (1-2)

           Socks (14)

           Sweaters (3-5)

           Sweatshirt (2)

           T-shirts (3-5)

           Tank tops (3-5)

           Underwear (14)

           Watch (1)

           Workout clothes (2-5)

Electronics

Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

           Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

           Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

           Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

           Flash drive

           iPod

           Laptop

           Laptop case

           Outlet adapters (2-3)

           USB cable

Medical

           Adhesive bandages

           Allergy medicine

           Birth control

           Cold and flu medicine

           Eye drops

           Motion sickness medicine

           Over-the-counter pain medicine

           Vitamins

Miscellaneous

           Backpack (small)

           Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)

           Journal

           Language dictionary

           Map

           Playing cards

           Travel guide

           Umbrella (small)

Benefits of studying abroad in Turkey or any other study abroad destination

1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.


8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

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