Turkey has 104 State, 62 private universities and there are 8 vocational schools serving the needs of the students. The private universities make greater efforts to maintain international educational procedures and research networks. In private universities, English is the medium of instruction, and virtually all of them offer one year English study courses for those needing it. Some state universities also use English as the medium of instruction while others also use German or French, but most of them stick with Turkish. State universities tend to be cheaper than private institutions.
Turkish educators are qualified with added qualities of being friendly and very accessible. Universities provide students with advanced facilities. Living costs in Turkey, even in the large cities, are relatively modest compared to the quality you get.
Turkish universities have collaborations with a large number of North American and European institutions for exchange programs. Such programs allow students to study in Turkey for short durations and get a flavour of the country and its culture.
For people looking to brush up on their skills or stay updated with latest techniques there are numerous short term trainings arranged in Turkey by different organizations. These trainings are held in different hotels and include expert guest speakers. Courses are generally five to ten days in duration; some topics include Managing IT Projects, Effective Management, and International Business Development.
A large number of non degree summer courses are offered by various Turkish universities. Some subjects include Turkish History, Business in the Middle East and courses in the Turkish language. These courses usually last several weeks and are a good way to see the country while upgrading qualifications.