Your comprehensive guide to the cheapest universities in Turkey 2023
د. أحمد نسيم Date : 15 Mar 24

Turkey is one of the most prominent study destinations for many Arab students. The demand for it has increased greatly in the past few years. This is due to its education quality, the high rating for most of its public and private universities, as well as the low tuition fees in them, compared to other European countries. In this article, we will briefly discuss the cheapest universities in Turkey, their advantages, and their tuition fees.

The cheapest private universities in Turkey

  • The costs of studying in Turkey vary widely among private universities, but in general, they are more expensive than public universities.
  • Despite this, the requirements of the private universities are easier and more appropriate compared to the public universities, and the following are the 11 cheapest private universities in Turkey:

1-Beykoz University

  • It was founded in 2016 and is located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Istanbul in the Beykoz district.
  • It is one of the best and cheapest universities in Turkey and includes the faculties of engineering and architecture, management and administrative sciences, arts and design, and Social Sciences. 
  • Its annual tuition starts at 2050$ in most undergraduate programs such as Software Engineering, Business Administration, and Culinary Arts.
  • It's most expensive tuition fee is 2950$ in some majors such as computer engineering, industrial engineering, business administration, and aviation management.

2- Istanbul Arel University

  • It was founded in 2007. It is located on the European side of Istanbul.
  • It includes 6 faculties, a vocational school, and a postgraduate institute, with a student population of approximately 12,000.
  • Its tuition fee is 2000-3500$, which is a flat rate for all undergraduate majors except medicine is 13000$.

3-Ostim Technical university

  • It is the first industrial university in Turkey, established in 2017 in the capital, Ankara.
  • Its undergraduate tuition fees are 2000$-3500$ annually in the fields of industrial engineering, software engineering, information systems management, interior architecture, and environmental design in Turkish.
  • The fees for studying the same majors in English are $2250.

4-Istanbul Kent university

  • It was founded in 2016 in Istanbul and includes 4 faculties, 2 vocational schools, and a postgraduate Institute.
  • Its tuition fees are 2025$-3240$ in most undergraduate majors such as business administration, psychology, nursing, physical therapy, political science and public administration, and others.
  • Dentistry is the most expensive, with an average of $11,250 per year to study in Turkish, and $13,500 to study in English.

5-Nişantaşı University

  • It was founded in 2009. It is located in the heart of Istanbul and includes 5 faculties and a postgraduate Institute of Social Sciences.
  • It is one of the cheapest universities in Turkey in terms of the quality and efficiency of its education, with annual tuition fees of $2450 for most undergraduate programs.
  • As for engineering, its tuition fee is $2,950 for civil engineering and software majors.
  • Medicine is the most expensive, with an average of 15,000$ for English & 13,000$ for Turkish annually, followed by dentistry at 12,000 for Turkish & 14,000 for English.

6-Fenerbahçe University

  • It was Founded in 2016. It is located in the Asian side of Istanbul in one of its most prestigious neighborhoods, the Ataşehir district.
  • It has 5 faculties: engineering and architecture, economics and administrative sciences, communications, sports sciences, and Health Sciences.
  • Its tuition fees start from $2,500 annually in most majors such as physical therapy, psychology, nutrition and diet, sports management, architecture, and others.
  • Fees for other engineering majors such as industrial engineering, computer engineering, and interior design are  2500$-$3,000 per year.
  • As for pharmacy, it is the most expensive, at an average of 8000$ per year.

7. Atlas University

  • It is one of the modern universities, established in 2018, and is located in the heart of Istanbul on the European side.
  • It is characterized by the field of health services, as it owns a hospital for medicine and another for dentistry, in addition to laboratories, and a center for oral and dental health research.
  • Its tuition fees start from $2,779 annually in most majors in Turkish, such as computer engineering, interpretation, nutrition and diet, psychology, nursing, and others.
  • The tuition fees for studying nursing, industrial engineering, software engineering, psychology, molecular biology, and genetics in English are $3,206.
  • The medical major is the most expensive, as the fees for studying medicine in Turkish are $12,825 annually, and then dentistry is $11,970.
  • In the case of studying in English, the annual medical study fee is $15,390, and dentistry is $14,535.

8-Dogus University

It is a foundation university, established in 1997, located in Istanbul.

  • It is one of the cheapest private universities in Turkey as the annual tuition fees for bachelor's programs in Turkish are $2875, and bachelor's programs in English are 3335 $.
  •  The annual tuition fees at the faculty of law are the highest at the rate of $ 4025

9-ALTINBAŞ University  ALTINBAŞ

  • It was founded in 2008, located on the European side of Istanbul.
  • Despite its recent era, it has a good rating among Turkish universities, in addition to its large area, and the multiplicity of its majors.
  • Its tuition fees start from $3,500-4,500$ annually in some majors such as political science and public administration, economics, film and television, sociology, culinary arts, industrial engineering, and others.
  • As for the medical majors, their fees are the most expensive, at an average of $11,000 annually for pharmacy, 16,000$ for dentistry, and $21,000 for medicine. 

10-Ankara Bilim University

  • It is one of the most innovative and modern universities, established in 2016, and is located in the center of the Anatolian region of Ankara.
  • It includes only 3 faculties: engineering, arts and design, humanities and social sciences, and the language of study is English. 
  • The annual tuition fee is $3,000 for a bachelor's degree, which is a flat rate for all majors.

11-Üsküdar University

  • It is a relatively new university, founded in 2011 by Human Values and Mental Health Foundation, and is located in Istanbul.
  • Its annual tuition fee starts from $3,200-5,000$ in health sciences, communication, humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences 
  • The cost of the annual medical study is the most expensive at $16,000 in Turkish and $22,000 in English, followed by dentistry at $15,000 annually. 

 

The cheapest public universities in Turkey

  • The costs of studying in Turkey at public universities are relatively low compared to private universities.
  • But on the other hand, the requirements for admission to public universities are a little more difficult than their private counterparts, and the following is an overview of the 6 cheapest public universities in Turkey:
  1. Muğla Sıtkı Kocman University

  • It was founded in 1975 in Muğla and includes 18 facilities, 13 vocational schools, 4 postgraduate colleges, and 35 research and application centers.
  • It is the cheapest university in Turkey. The annual tuition fee for a bachelor's degree ranges between 470,00-1800 ₺.
  1. Ege University

  • It was founded in 1955 in Izmir and includes 17 faculties, 9 schools, and 8 institutes, and its student population exceeds 65,000 students.
  • Annual fees for undergraduate studies range between 310₺-961₺ .
  1. Dicle University

  • It is one of the oldest universities in Turkey, founded in 1962, and has approximately 18,000 students.
  • Tuition fees for most of its majors such as veterinary, agriculture, and arts are 5000₺-10000₺.
  • On the other hand, studying medicine, dentistry, pharmacy are the most expensive, at approximately 20,000₺ -50,000₺ per year.
  • Omer Halisdemir University

  • It is the fourth cheapest university in Turkey. Founded in 1992. It is located in Niğde, central Anatolia, and has 6 faculties, 6 vocational colleges, and 2 institutes.
  • More than 20,000 students study there. Its main majors are engineering, science, literature, agricultural technologies, economics, and Business Administration.
  • The annual tuition fees for engineering and economics majors are about 7900₺-10,460₺ while the annual tuition fee for medicine is approximately 61,600₺
  1. Celal Bayar University

  • It is a research university established in 1992, located in Manisa. 
  • It has 14 faculties, 15 vocational colleges, and 3 schools, and has more than 55,000 students.
  • It is characterized by the Tobacco Technology Engineering program, as it is the only university in Turkey that offers this program.
  • The annual tuition fees for engineering, economics, and business majors are 939₺-1864₺.
  • The fee for studying medicine is the highest, at about 480,50₺per year.
  1. Kırıkkale University

  • It was Founded in 1992 and is located in Karakalı. It offers nearly 70 bachelor's programs, 100 master's programs, and 45 Ph.D. programs, and has more than 35,000 students.
  • The Tuition fees for most bachelor's degree majors range from 2500-6942₺ per year.
  • On the other hand, the study of medicine is the most expensive at an average of 25,291₺ annually, followed by dentistry, and pharmacy at about 9,123₺ per year.

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