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Turkey has become a center of attraction for international students

According to data of 2018 published by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Turkey was the 10th country in the world with the most international students in higher education with its 125 thousand 138 students. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arda Öztürkcan, Director International Student Office at Istanbul Gelisim University, said: “Turkey's higher education has become a center of attraction for international students.”

Turkey has become a center of attraction for international students

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arda Öztürkcan, Director of International Student Office at Istanbul Gelisim University, evaluated the report published by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) where Turkey is registered the 10th country in the world with the most international students in higher education with its 125 thousand 138 students. Stressing that Turkey's higher education has become a center of attraction for international students, Öztürkcan said: “In the next period that number will increase gradually and Turkey will always take its place on the top.”

Stating that the total number of international students at Istanbul Gelisim University was 46 before January 2018 and that this number started to increase rapidly with the establishment of the Directorate International Students Office, Director International Students Office Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arda Öztürkcan added: “In the 2018-2019 academic year 720 students, in the 2019-2020 academic year 1521 students were registered. In the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, 1459 international students completed their final registration, despite the coronavirus pandemic conditions. Our total number of current international students has exceeded 3,500. More than 170 students registered at the Institute of Graduate Studies.”

“INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RATE IS OVER 10 PERCENT”

Reminding that nearly 1,500 international students were enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year despite the pandemic conditions, Öztürkcan said: “According to the data of the Higher Education Council (YÖK) announced last year, we achieved a rate of 6,7 percent foreign nationals with 1,933 registered students, and this year we will succeed to increase above 15 and our goal is to exceed 20 percent in 2021.”

“THE MOST PREFERRED SECTION: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION”

Stating that international students from 97 different countries registered in 2020-2021, Öztürkcan said: “Our most preferred departments this year were Business Administration (English), Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (English), Architecture (English), Nursing (English) and Civil Engineering (English).”

GAYRETLI: TURKEY'S SHARE INCREASED 110 PERCENT

Emphasizing that under the leadership of YÖK (HEC) President Prof. Dr. Yekta Saraç Turkey's share in the pool of international students in the world has increased by 110 percent Abdülkadir Gayretli, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Istanbul Gelisim University, said: “The data coming from 2 years behind show that we are on the right track. We believe that Turkey's success this moment is higher than mentioned. We will continue to work with all our strength to be better in education.”

Edited date: 08.12.2020
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