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 Education 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 17 universities in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in Turkey is Koç University, which is ranked at number 251—300.

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

Koç University251—300th
Sabancı University301—350th
Bilkent University351—400th
Atılım University401—500th
Boğaziçi University401—500th
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2016-2017

Statistics about Turkey

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 12.43%
  • Of which, on higher education 33.22%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 94.73%
  • Population 79,512,426
  • Unemployment 10.33%
  • Annual GDP 2.88%
Data source: The World Bank