Turkey has been more and more integrated in the global market in the last decade, culturally as well as economically. When taking into account the fact that more than 50 % of Turkey's population consists of people younger than 30, it comes easy to predict and actually observe the Turkish youth's demand for study abroad. Young people in Turkey at varying points on the age scala want to improve themselves by studying abroad in order to widen their horizons, realize the academic, cultural and eventually the economic progress in their lives.
Stable economic growth of Turkish economy, also encourages these young population. Turkeys GDP growth rate for the first quarter of 2011 reached a record rate of 11 percent year-on-year.
This current state of Turkey and its young population undoubtedly makes Turkey a can't-miss market for recruiting students for universities and language schools from around the world.
Total population: 73.950.000 (3rd largest population in Europe after Russia and Germany)
Distribution of Population in accordance with Age Groups; %53 below 30
Gross Domestic Product so far in 2011: 1,116 trillion USD (15th largest economy)
Expected Gross Domestic Product by the end of 2011: 1,210 trillion USD
Per Capita National Income: 13.464 USD
Growth Rate for 1st Quarter of 2011: 11 %
Turkish Students' average scores;
77 TOEFL IBT-512 TOEFL Paper based & 5,88 IELTS
Tuition for a 4 month English course in Turkey; 900 -1,700 USD
Candidates have to reach minimum scores of the universities/facultis they choose
Total number of applications in 2010 : 1,512,519
Total quota for 4 year programmes: 360,968 (23,8%)
Total estimated quota for 2 and 4 year programmes for 2011: 900,000 (56,6%)
9000- 20,000 USD (School of medicine goes up to 26,000 USD)
Demand for Study abroad
More than 55,000 Students last year and still increasing
55% of them prefer language courses,
Mainly long term; av. 14,2 weeks
Turkey, is a member of NATO, a candidate country for European Union Membership and more importantly; is the only Muslim country with a secular and democratic government.
To learn more about our country please visit our Why Turkey pages