English Instructed Programs

Turkey has English Instructed public and private universities. Faculty members are well-respected and have often made a significant contribution to their fields worldwide. 

Language Requirements

Many universities provide programs available in English, either at undergraduate level or postgraduate level. If the program of study is in English, foundation universities and state universities place students with an institutional language proficiency score are placed in the undergraduate or postgraduate programs directly. However, if the student does not meet the required academic proficiency level, they are placed in the university’s language preparation program. All universities follow the policies set forth by the Turkish Ministry of Higher Education regarding English instructed programs.


Universities ensure that students are linguistically prepared for the academic programs. Students, when they are admitted to the English instructed programs at universities, are usually required to take a Proficiency Exam of the university to determine their English level. This is if they cannot submit any institutional language proficiency score. For students, whose English proficiency does not meet the desired level of the university, there is an intensive and accelerated language preparation program of study before they begin their undergraduate studies. 


Language Preparation Program

Students whose English scores do not meet the standards set by the university are placed in the language preparation program of study that matches their needs and range from Beginner to Advance levels. Each level has its own curriculum in which students can find opportunities to practice their Academic English language skills in a variety of settings and modalities.

The goal of the English Preparatory Program is to help students improve their level of Academic English and skills to be able to study their majors and be competent in their fields of study. Faculty members at language preparation schools generally hold at least a Master’s degree in English as a Second Language or a closely related field.

Tuition Fees

International students who do not participate in an exchange program have to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees can range from USD 1,000 to USD 20,000 depending on institutions where instruction is in English. The variation in fees depends on whether the student chooses to study in a State or Foundation university.

How to Contact

Please visit individual institution websites for detailed information about programs available in English. International students are strongly advised to contact the International Office of the university or the Admissions Office of the host university to determine the level of expectations from overseas study and applicable fees.