Turkey’s educational system is composed of two parts; formal education and mass education. Preschool, elementary education, secondary education, and higher education form the basis of formal education. Mass education on the other hand is separated from the formal education and includes national education centers, apprentice training centers, open universities, and county colleges. There are a total number of sixty universities excluding private universities. Students want to study in reputable departments at reputable universities to succeed in the future. That is why they start studying for the entrance exams as much as two years in advance, usually taking up private tutoring as well. However, only 1/3 of the students can continue on to a state university of their choice. The others go to private universities, provided they can afford it, or start working, or wait one year to retake the exam, and some attend the military service.
Turkey Universities Intakes
September-October Intake ( This intake Bangladeshi Students apply Govt. Scholarships
Entry Requirements for Study in Turkey from Bangladeshi Student
For Bachelor Program: Every student at least 12 years study has to be completed. Diploma in Engineering (BTEB) also apply bachelor program. Study gap maximum 5 years is accepted and Madrasa Education is allowed. HSC result not be below GPA 4.00/5.00
For Masters Program: Bachelor or equivalent Degree completion. 3 years’ degree pass is also accepted. Study gap maximum 6 years and Bachelor result not be below CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00
Language Proficiency: No IELTS Required If Student Can Able To Perform In Skypee Interview (At least). Some universities take student by IELTS score 5.5 (min) or Medium of Instruction Certificate.
Tuition Fees for Bachelor Programs
State Universities: USD 450 – 1500 USD
Private Universities:5,000 – 20,000 USD
Tuition Fees for Masters Programs
State Universities: 600 – 900 USD
Private Universities: 5,000 – 20,000 USD
Required Documents for Study in Turkey
Recent Passport size photo (white background)
Attestation of all academic certificate & transcript (2 set photocopy) by Education Board.
Attestation of all educational documents by Education Ministry & Foreign Ministry
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
IELTS Certificate (if have)
Medium of Instruction Certificate (for Masters)
Two Recommendation Letter (for Masters)
Personal letter of motivation stating your career objectives (for Masters)
Research paper in English language (for PhD)
List of publications (for PhD)
Turkey Student Visa Checklist
Bangladeshi may apply for an student visa only after they have enrolled in a university, school or language course in Turkey. Student visas are generally valid for one year for single entry. Documents required for the applicants of student visas are:
Online-visa application form (duly filled in and signed by the applicant)
A valid passport (with a six-month validity on the date of the application)
2 colour photographs (2×2 size-mate paper)
An official acceptance letter from a university in Turkey (also directly send to the Embassy)
Photocopy of the Diploma (Attested by the Education Ministry and Foreign Ministry)
Results of the university exam for Bangladeshi held by Higher Education Board of the Republic of Turkey (if taken)
Medical certificate (including HIV/AID’s test)
Original bank statement
Notarized financial guarantee letter
Bank Solvency:For student’s safety and surviving in Turkey, Every student need to BDT 7,00,000 to 10,00,000/- in his personal account which is very affordable and manageable for Bangladeshi students.
Work facilities: According to the turkish law any student can work 240 half days per year within his study period and 1 day= 8 hours, 1 hour=8.51 USD minimum salary. So for BD student it is very easy to manage living cost through student job or mini job.
After Study: If any student finished his study successfully then get 18 months extra time for job searching, it is called job searching period. Turkey has lowest unemployment rate in the world so it should be easy to get good job then rest of the world. Besides of all above facilities Turkey has lots of merits like safe society specially for women, can travel anywhere in Europe without visa without asking any question in any point in whole Europe and lots of hidden conveniences which makes life so comfortable and dreams comes true in different way.
Student visa holders must apply to the Aliens Branch of Local Police Department (Emniyet Mudurluğu Yabancılar Şubesi) within 30 days upon their arrival to obtain a residence permit. Once a residence permit is obtained, it enables the bearer to travel to Turkey multiple times through its validity. No further visa for entry into Turkey is required.