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Besides her delicious cuisine, many wonderful historic places to visit, and her hospitable people, Turkey also has many academically acknowledged successful universities. Doing a master’s degree in Turkey was never been more attractive before!
According to the London based higher education ranking institute Times Higher Education’s (THE) the latest data announcement in 2020, there are 11 Turkish universities in the “World’s Top 1000 Universities” list. Universities such as Boğaziçi University, Hacettepe University, Middle East Technical University, and Koç University has been able to make it into the list for years. They have been educating the best students of Turkey for many years, and they have also been gaining popularity amongst foreigners who want to do their master’s degree in Turkey lately.
Necessary Documents for Doing A Master’s Degree in Turkey
Although each university has its own requirements, any foreigner who wants to apply for doing their master’s degree in Turkey will need some documents below to be able to do it, here is the list:
A photocopy of your ID card or your passport
A completely filled consent to use and disclose personal information form
A photocopy or scan of your bachelor’s degree diploma
A certificate of equivalence of your diploma
An approved transcript of the classes you took during your undergraduate education
An updated CV
Some recommendation letters from your professors
A portfolio of your works related to the study program you are applying
Note: You will also need officially translated versions of most of these documents in Turkish.
Exams You Need To Take for Doing A Master’s Degree in Turkey
In addition to providing the necessary documents, most applicants (international or national) need to take the exam called Entrance Examination for Academic Staff and Graduate Students (ALES). Applicants must have at least a score between 50-60 out of 100 to consider applying for doing their master’s degree in Turkey. Some universities, however, might accept international exams such as GMAT or GRE in place of ALES.
Most programs you can apply will be educated in English, so you will need to show proof of your English language skills. Most universities will accept a high enough score from an English proficiency test such as TOEFL or IELTS. A higher score will surely increase your chances of getting accepted of course. If you applied for a Turkish based program, the university you applied might ask you to take a Turkish language exam that they may provide.