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TRUCAS is a consulting and application office for aspiring international applicants. The core task of TRUCAS is the dissemination of information and the advice of students who are seeking to study in Turkey. 

TRUCAS is the first service point for all questions about studying in Turkey. We provide you with the necessary information, for example, in questions about the topic, universities, study program, tuition fees and scholarshipsand also some services such as “Health Insurance, Residence Permit, Registering to YOS exam, Getting Equivalency Certificate and opening bank accounts”

TRUCAS is also organizing fairs in Europe & Asian countries.We would be pleased to advise you and assist you during your studies in Turkey at any time. 

Turkey is a great student destination if you want to experience a new culture and be close to both East and West. It has a high-quality education and a very multicultural population, lively cities and beautiful landscapes, artistic, cultural and sportive events. ... Language studies are very popular among international students. Turkey also has a growing academic reputation with new and old universities working to offer international students’ competitive education.

The higher education has 4 years of University, or 2 years at Higher Vocational Schools. Some schools have an additional year of language study. Under normal circumstances, Bachelor’s study lasts 4 years,Master's study lasts 2 years; PhD 3-5 years.Also there is the Dentistry field that occupies 5 years while the Medicine occupies 6 years. This category includes all educational institutions which will provide post-secondary education.

An academic certificate is a document that certifies that a person has received specific education or has passed a test or series of tests.

You can click here to learn more about the criteria  ../../Downloads/Admission Criteria.pdf

A transcript is a detailed record of your marks or grades that has been generated by your current or former university. Usually this will be a document, either on paper or online, with a list or table of the individual modules, papers or courses you have completed with a numerical and/or letter grade against each.

Preparatory year Status Certificate is a certificate that shows the success status of the students exempted from Preparatory Class.

Turkey has a variety of choices when it comes to universities, it comes to over 202 universities and academies total in Turkey: 104 of them are State Universities, and 80 private foundation universities, 4 military academies, and 1 police academy. Turkey also has a variety of choice when it comes to its beautiful cities such as Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Bursa, Gaziantep, Trabzon…So, the choice is yours ;)

You may click hereto see the list of the private universities in Turkey.


The aspect affecting the price of tuition for students around the world is the level of the degree they are ready to pursue. In Turkey, undergraduate degrees tend to span 4 years, while master’s degrees are typically 2, and PhD programs vary – sometimes including up to 3 years of research.As is mentioned above, students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Turkey should expect to pay between 250 and 1500 USD each year, depending upon the language they speak and the institution they choose. Those ready to enter in a graduate program can expect to pay 300 to 900 USD.While public schools vary ever so slightly depending on the degree level, private institutions offer various degree for comparable prices – ranging from 2500 to 20,000 USD. However, it is important to bear in mind that many private universities in Turkey offer generous scholarships depending on the nature of your degree.

Students can stay in university dormitories located within the campuses, in state dormitories managed by the KYK (Higher Education Credit and Hostels Institution) located at various points in the city, in private dormitories, or in the apartments they rent in the city.

Registration consists of Academic Registration (you must submit the required documents) and Financial Registration and both must be completed in order for students to become fully registered with the University. You may click hereto see the universities and their required documents.

YÖS means International Students Exam in Turkey. If you want to Study in Turkey as an international student, you must pass this exam with a good score when it comes to Public universities. The language of the YOS (International Students Exam) is Turkish and English. YÖS generally includes IQ, Math and Geometry questions, however some universities have its own exam model.

PS: The YÖS exam is requested in the public universities, and when it comes to the private ones it’s not required.

The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge.

The TOEFL (“Test of English as a Foreign Language”) is a standardized test that measures a test-taker's mastery of the English language. TOEFL scores are primarily used by universities as part of the admissions process. Typically, those who take the TOEFL want to attend university or graduate school abroad.

A reference letter is one of the mandatory documents that are required for admission to the university. This type of letter is required for application as a stamp of integrity, capability and character of the candidate, applying for a study program.

The motivation letter (also known as “statement of purpose”) is a document where you describe your professional competence and personal motivation about choosing to study a particular study field at a particular university.

The Turkish Proficiency Exam (TPE) is an exam developed by the Yunus Emre Institute Exam Center in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, for the purpose of assessing the language proficiency of individuals learning Turkish as a foreign or native language. TÖMER Exam is a similar test such as the TPE and is a major prerequisite for entry into Turkish state and Turkish language programs.

It’s also accepted by all universities in Turkey.

You should have the maximum copies that will cover you on the application period, also a backup in case anything happens “Case of missing documents”.

Yes, it’s important to have both. But usually officially certified copies are enough.

You have two options to make your translated documents to be accepted by Universities:

  • Translate into Turkish and notarize your Diploma & Transcript, and get your documents approved by the Turkish Embassy in your country.
  • Make the Turkish translation and notarization of your Diploma and Transcript in Turkey.

Your chosen university determines whether your documents need to be certified. Generally, you have to submit all educational certificates and proofs of language proficiency as officially certified copies. This applies both to copies of the certificates in the original language and to copies of certified translations.

The medium of instruction is the language used by the teacher to teach. Teachingthe language, or educational content, through the target language increases the amount of exposure the learner gets to it, and the opportunities they have to communicate in it, and therefore to develop their control of it.

In State universities the medium of education is mainly Turkish, and when it comes to Private universities it’s mainly in both Turkish & English.

A curriculum vitae is a document used to list one's qualifications and apply for employment. It works in much the same way as a resume and provides detailed information about an individual's educational and work history.

When you are selecting your program, make sure that the following points help you to choose the right one:

  1. Divide and conquer. Separate potential programs into categories based on your preferences… 
  2. Keep career in mind. ... 
  3. Network with faculty. ... 
  4. Consult actual grad students. ... 
  5. Consider program resources and facilities.

Feel free to contact to TRUCAS for any consultations and suggestions for free

On the other hand, you can find your appropriate program by choosing your discipline preferences,

For example:

  • Business discipline includes:

Accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing

  • Humanities:

Art, history, languages, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater.


You can find all the programs in the following link: https://TRUCAS.com.tr/programs

This depends on your desired program and the programs teaching languages, for example if the program is in English then you need to provide the English language “TOEFL”, if it’s the case for Turkish then you need to provide the Turkish language like the YÖS… It’s the same case for any other languages.

Heading off to college or university is a rite of passage for many young people, it’s also a big decision to make. These steps would help you to make the perfect choice:

  1. Visit the Campus If Possible

Seeing the school and the area first-hand is essential. Attending open days and university fairs is a good opportunity to meet current students and staff and ask any questions you have; you can also see the facilities first-hand, which will better inform your judgements. If you are motivated about it, TRUCAS can provide you that.

  1. Research the Course Content

It probably goes without saying but your course should be the biggest factor in your overall decision. You will spend at least three years getting to grips with it, and chances are you’ll go on to pursue a career in the same field, too, so you’ll want to be sure that you’re making the right choice, both in terms of subject matter and type of degree.

  1. Look at the Extras

Course curriculums are one thing, but you also need to look at what else your degree is offering: are there work experience placements or internship opportunities,

  1. Consider the Faculty’s Reputation

This tip should be taken with a pinch of salt; rankings don’t tell the whole story, after all. They are a good indicator, though, of the general standing and reputation of the university, which in certain industries can be important.

With the arguable exception of Harvard and Oxbridge, no uni is a world leader in everything. Therefore, it stands to reason that different schools possess different strengths. 

  1. Consider the Impact on Your CV

As previously mentioned, where you study can sometimes be just as important as what; it is an ongoing debate within HR and recruitment circles how much stock can be placed in a candidate’s alma mater. 

  1. Research the Area

Away from the academic side of things, it’s worth remembering that you have to spend the foreseeable future at your chosen school; this means that you’ll need to like the area that you’ll be living in.

If you want to be in the heart of a big city, then take this into account. Alternatively, if you prefer a more intimate or isolated setting, then factor this into your choices. 

  1. Research the Area

It is important to take in consideration when entering university ensuring that it is accredited or recognised in the field that you wish to start a career in.

  1. The university’s recognition

You should have an idea about whether is the university is acknowledged for its existence, validity, and legality.It basically means that you are advised to check if your choice of the university and if that university's diploma is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in your country or else internationally.

To know more about the universities, you can check the link bellow: https://TRUCAS.com.tr/university

There are two kinds of universities:

  • Public university which is a university that is in state ownership or receives significant public funds through a national or subnational government.
  • Private university that are usually not operated by governments that's the reason they have higher fees. Because they are supported primarily by their own endowment funds and students' tuition fees. 

According to Turkish law, there are universities, faculties, institutions, and four-year schools. These schools offer degrees at four levels or stages: associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctorate. You can learn more by visiting the link https://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/higher-education/bologna-process-and-european-higher-education-area_en

In most cases, getting a master's degree in a new field is very possible, and while someone with a bachelor's degree from another field may have to take a few courses to qualify for certain master's degree programs, the career shift can be done.

The YÖS exam is the entrance examination of foreign students at the Turkish state universities. This exam will allow students to study subjects such as Medicine, Law, Psychology, Pharmacy, Mechanical engineering, Architecture and more in Turkey.

In most cases, the YOS Exam consists of 80 questions. Most of the 45 questions in the exam are the so-called IQ questions (general ability questions, Intelligence Questions). The remaining 35 questions are from Mathematics. One can compare the topics of mathematics that occur in the YÖS exam with the questions of mathematics from the 10th grade in high school.

Some Turkish Universities has Turkish as the teaching language while others will offer the opportunity to learn English. Above all, the high quality of education will make you more than ready for a future anywhere in the world.  Many universities are recommended as suitable host institutions for English speaking students with programs available in English, either at undergraduate level or postgraduate level. As the vast majority of classes are taught in English at most of the foundation universities and some of the state universities, students with an institutional language proficiency score are placed in the undergraduate or postgraduate programs. 

You can click here to learn more about the criteria  ../../Downloads/Admission Criteria.pdf

You can get more information and guidelines on how to apply through this link: https://TRUCAS.com.tr/how-it-works 

To make your application via TRUCAS, our website allows you to apply anytime within the year.  For most universities, they are open twice in a year for the admissions/applications of Master and Phd degrees.

For the deadlines and the application periods of the universities, please note that bachelor & associate degrees are once in a year before August.

When you are applying online, you have to make sure that all your information is correct, that you are submitting all the required documents, that you should continuously check your emails for the updates of your application process.

Yes, it is enough.

NOTE: After you have applied online, our recruitment experts will get in touch with you so you should continuously check your mails and be updated about any news you will get from us.

Students who have graduated from an institution equivalent to Turkish high schools and those who are on their last year at high school may apply to the undergraduate programs, if they meet the application criteria below. A. Applicants meeting below conditions can apply:

1)International students,

2)Those holding Turkish citizenship by birth and renounced their Turkish citizenship, and their children under 18 who are listed in the renouncement document but documenting their certification for rights mentioned in the Turkish Citizenship Law, no: 5901, Item 7, stating that “Anyone born, either in Turkey or abroad, in the marriage of a Turkish mother or father, is a Turkish citizen.” Candidates who wish to apply within the “applications from abroad” category should examine the Turkish Citizenship Law.

3)Those who hold citizenship of other countries by birth; and have gained the citizenship of The Republic of Turkey / those who hold dual-citizenship,

4) a)Those who hold the citizenship of The Republic of Turkey and have completed last 3 years of their high school education in another country except The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus before 01/02/2013. (Including those who have completed their entire high school education in a Turkish high school opened in another country, except ones in The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, within the scope of MEB.)

b)Those who start their high school education after 01/02/2013 in abroad, and completing entire high school education in abroad except The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. (Including those who have completed their entire high school education in a Turkish high school opened in another country, except ones in The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, within the scope of MEB.)

5)Those who hold the citizenship of The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, who reside in The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and who have completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system, as well as those who have registered and completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system abroad between 2005-2010.

1)who hold the citizenship of The Republic of Turkey, and have completed their secondary education in Turkey or in The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,

 2)who hold the citizenship of The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (except those who have completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system in TRNC, and those who have registered and completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system abroad between 2005-2010),

3)who hold a dual citizenship, one of which is a citizenship of The Republic of Turkey by birth, as stated in article (A) item.2 above. (except those who have completed their high school education in another country other than The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who have completed their high school education in a Turkish institution in another country other than The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus),

4) who hold dual citizenship, one of which is citizenship of The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (except those who have completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system in TRNC, and those who have registered and completed their secondary education in a GCE AL system abroad between 2005-2010),

5)those who hold citizenship of The Republic of Turkey or dual citizenship, one of which is the citizenship of The Republic of Turkey by birth, as stated in article A item.2 above, and who have completed their secondary education at institutions within an embassy or in other foreign institutions in Turkey.

In general, you can apply for multiple courses of study at the same university. To do so, create a separate application for each program you desire on our online application. In most cases, 3 different choice of programs can be applied at the same university.

However: Universities can limit the number of applications per semester. You should enquire at your chosen university about how many courses of study you can apply to at the same time.

When you receive a conditional acceptance letter, you are required to pay the partial amount of your yearly tuition fee mentioned by the university on the conditional acceptance letter. Also, you will find all the bank information of the university mention in the conditional acceptance letter. Once you have made your payment transfers, please send a copy to apply@trucas.com.tr

After that Be ready for the start of term – make sure you’ve looked in to managing your money, travel arrangements, course materials and where to find support once you arrive on campus.

If you got a rejection letter, then apply again. You don't have time to postpone your dreams, your documents are in the system of TRUCAS, and you only have to choose a university again from our website.

This depends on your desired course. Each university has different application requirements. Please find out from the link bellow https://TRUCAS.com.tr/universitythe universities which documents you need. The requirements vary between universities and courses of study.

For all universities, you generally need:

For a non-degree program:

Non-degree enrollment status does not require a formal admission process or formal entrance requirements. 


For a Bachelor's program:   

◦ Biometric Photo

◦ Passport Photocopy

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of High School Diploma

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of High School Transcript

◦ Equivalency Document


For a Master's program:   

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of Undergraduate Diploma

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of Undergraduate Transcript

◦ Passport Photocopy

◦ Biometric Photo

◦ CV


For a PhD program:   

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of Undergraduate Diploma

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of Undergraduate Transcript

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of Graduate Diploma

◦ Notarized Turkish/English Translation of Graduate Transcript

◦ Biometric Photo

◦ CV


PS: All documents should have an original and copied version

Yes. You can submit documents at any time before the application deadline expires.


Every university has a different period of registration process. However, once you make your application with TRUCAS, you will be actively notified about the information needed during the admission process.

A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education at a private elementary or secondary school, or a private or public post-secondary college, university, or other academic institution.

Merit scholarships are typically awarded on the basis of academic, athletic or artistic merit, in addition to special interests. Some merit scholarships also consider financial need, but rewarding talent is the primary objective.

These scholarships are intended to assist in the moving and living expenses of those students who are forced to move in order to attend university full time. Paid on a monthly basis, these awards are granted for one academic year at a time. Award amounts vary based on individual circumstances.

For foreign students there are 6 different types of undergraduate scholarship programs: Turkic Speaking Countries Scholarship Program, Balkans ScholarshipProgram, Black Sea Scholarship Program, Harran Scholarship Program, Türkiye-Africa ScholarshipProgram and Bosphorous Scholarship Program.

Applications can only be made individually through www.turkiyeburslari.gov.tr by the candidates. There are no institutions or persons authorized to apply for Türkiye Scholarships. Candidates applying at Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels are welcome to apply between 15 January – 20 February 2020.

International students after they are accepted by the Turkish higher education institution must apply for the student visa. So, all the international students must apply for the student’s visa at their nearest Turkish embassy or consulate. You must apply for the visa personally, so make the appointment for the same online. Students must fill out a visa application form and submit it to the Turkish embassy with the required documents.

First of all, you have to check whether you need visa or not for Turkey from your country.

The required documents may vary for countries, so normally the following documents can be the required ones:

  • Passport: Valid for a period longer than 90 days
  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Letter of acceptance from the Turkish higher education institution
  • Health insurance proof
  • Return ticket proof
  • Evidence of sufficient FINANCIAL means to support your study and living in Turkey
  • Visa processing fee: It varies depending upon the nationality
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Medical certificate

Foreign students can legally work in Turkey after obtaining a Student Residence Permit. However, foreign students who are enrolled in undergraduate or two-year associate programs can start working in Turkey only after completing their first year of study.

TRUCAS offers appropriate educational opportunities for graduate students in all countries of the world to receive associate, master's and doctoral studies in Turkey. 

We provide high-level service to Students and the universities we cooperate with. We contact universities in Turkey for students and determine the support we will give in the process. We provide you with all useful information, including tuition fees, which include the tuition fees of universities where you want to take advantage of the educational opportunity, which is your interest, and your score is sufficient. We also provide services such as “Health Insurance, Residence Permit, Registering to YOS exam, Getting Equivalency Certificate and opening bank accounts” All we ask students is to fill in your information fully and thoroughly by logging into our site.