Study abroad semester in Turkey

Turkey, the descendant of a great empire that governed a vast part of Europe and Asia, is a developing country strategically located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea. Istanbul is a global trading and travelling hub, and the country in general is the midpoint of many trades thanks to its bridging position between Asia and Europe. Furthermore, Turkey is an important producer of many industrial and agricultural products.

It has a diverse climate: on the coasts the weather is similar to the one of the Greek islands, with hot summers and warm winters, while on the interior, because of the mean altitude, winters can be quite rigid. So, for example, Istanbul, Izmir and Antalya have a Mediterranean weather, while Ankara a harsher one.

The vast majority of its population is Muslim, with a feeble minority of Christians. Daily customs, however, are more western-oriented compared to other predominantly Muslim countries. Football and oiled wrestling are the most popular sports in Turkey.

What are the best universities in Turkey for semester students?

Are you still undecided whether or not Turkey might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 5 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Turkey. Let’s check some statistics about them.

Here you can see the positioning of the Turkish institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.

NAME QS THE ARWU CWUR CWTS Eduniversal palmes U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings Webometrics
Boğaziçi University 651-700 601–800 - 645 1074 - 197 568
KOC University 465 401–500 - 1138 1031 5 733 838
Akdeniz University - 1001+ - 1384 899 - 1410 -
Istanbul Aydin University - - - 1614 - - - -
Uludağ University - - - 1331 1036 - 1436 -

Turkey has two nice universities, Boğaziçi University and KOC University that enjoy a solid level of international recognition. KOC University, furthermore, is a global center of excellence in the business field, as its 5 Eduniversal palmes out of 5 can attest.

Costs and fees of studying in Turkey

Turkey is a very cheap country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are below 350€. Here you can find a detail of the various costs that you can encounter in this country. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.

When it comes to university’s fees, Turkey is quite affodable, with a median 2550€/semester for free mover students.

Which Turkish cities are available for free movers?

Currently there are 3 cities that accept free movers in Turkey. Have you ever dreamt of studying in Istanbul or any other city in Turkey? Here you can find institutions divided by city: