Study in Turkey

If you want to study in Turkey, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Turkey has 18 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Turkey is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Turkey below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Turkey’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Turkey is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Turkey

University Rank*
Koç University 251-300th
Sabancı University 301-350th
Bilkent University 351-400th
Atilim University 401-500th
Boğaziçi University 401-500th

Statistics about Turkey

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure Data not available
  • Of which, on higher education Data not available
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 78.98%
  • Population 78,665,830
  • Unemployment 9.2%
  • Annual GDP 3.98%
Data source: The World Bank