Policy Indications: Government ensures quality education and educational infrastructure  |  National Edu News: Aarogya Setu is now open source  |  Leadership Instincts: "Success of Digital India Initiatives a Hope for Poor and Developing Countries"  |  National Edu News: Kangra Tea could lower coronavirus activity better than HIV drugs  |  Leadership Instincts: CeNS designs comfortable face mask   |  Leadership Instincts: NTPC in pact with ONGC to set up Joint Venture Company  |  Science Innovations: IASST develops electrochemical sensing platform for food items  |  Policy Indications: National Test Abyaas App  |  Guest Column: The Eight Billion Opportunity!  |  Finance: Covidonomics   |  Parent Interventions: Enrichment programmes help children build knowledge  |  Parent Interventions: Half of moms-to-be at risk of preeclampsia are missing out on preventive aspirin  |  Parent Interventions: First month of data shows children at low risk of COVID-19 infection  |  Teacher Insights: First-generation learners being left behind in global education  |  Teacher Insights: Deep learning: A new engine for ecological resource research  |  
June 05, 2018 Tuesday 03:20:39 PM IST

Turkey Targets 350,000 International Students

International Policy

Turkey: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the country is aiming to attract 350,000 international students – nearly doubling the Council of Higher Education 2021-2022 target of 200,000. However, there is apparently no clear timeframe for reaching the target.

The president also hinted that “soon all foreign students and graduates will receive working permission in Turkey”.  Statistics from the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) show that in 2017-18 there are 125,138 international students in the country.

“In the past, hundred thousands of guests have been educated in our country, and they have returned to their home countries,” Erdogan said.

The acting president of the Turkish Prime Ministry’s Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), Ahmet Algan, told media agencies that scholarships would be an important role in attracting more students.


Turkey Scholarships currently list six undergraduate scholarships on its website, two graduate scholarships and three short-term scholarships. Every year 5,000 scholarships are provided to students from over 160 countries. Reports show that the number of applications for these has risen from 42,000 in 2012 to 120,000 students in 2016.

(Source: The Pie News)


Comments