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Top 3 Cheapest Tuition Universities in Istanbul, Turkey

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    Before you decide on which country to pursue your studies, its very important that you consider the tuition fees charged by universities in that country. Tuition fees charged by Turkish private universities are very cheap and affordable compared to private schools in most countries. If your dream it to study, live and work in the beautiful city of Istanbul, you might want to consider some low tuition universities in the city. In today’s article, we are going to talk about 3 very cheap and affordable private universities in Istanbul. But before we do that, let’s briefly look at the cost of living in Istanbul.

    Cost of living in Istanbul

    Cost of living is the total amount an individual needs for living expenses in a period of time. The cost of living in Turkey generally is very low and affordable, but slightly high in Istanbul. For expenses such as feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books etc, students living in Istanbul need between $300 to $600 per month. Please note that cost of living depends on the spending habit of the individual. This figure only serves a guide.

    Now let’s look at the top cheapest universities in Istanbul and the first on the list is Uskudar University

    Uskudar University

    The Uskurda University which was founded in the year 2011 is a non profit private university which is situated in Istanbul –  city with a population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants. The university has been accredited and recognized by the YOK(Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK – Council of Higher Education), Usküdar Üniversity is a medium sized university with a student population of 10,000. The school offers courses in the fields of Engineering, Health, Social Sciences, Sciences, Humanities etc.

    Tuition fees

    Tuition fees charged by Uskurda university is very affordable and ranges from $3000 to $4000 per year for all study programs apart from health related programs.


    ALTINBAS University

    ALTINBAS university was founded in the 2008 and is situated in Istanbul, Turkey. The university is also accredited and since it’s creation in 2008, it has trained lots of students in various fields of study. AU offers courses in the fields of Enfineering, Health, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities etc.

    Tuition fees

    Though the tuition fees in ALTINBAS isn’t that low but the good thing is that they give scholarships or part tuition fees waivers to international students who cannot afford to pay the tuition. The university charges about $8000 for all programs except health related programs and offers up to 70% tuition fees waivers or scholarships. What this means is that you can pay as low as $4000 per year.

    Istanbul Aydin University

    Istanbul Aydin University is another affordable private university in Istanbul, Turkey. The university was founded on May 18, 2007 by extension of its predecessor, the vocational college of Anadolu BIL that existed since September 26, 2003. The university is a technology center built on an area of 175,000 m². The university offers courses in the fields of Engineering, Health, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities etc.

    Tuition fees

    Istanbul Aydin University charges very low tuition fees usually in the range of $3500 to $6000 per year and they also give partial scholarships to students.

    So this is the list of top cheapest private universities in Istanbul. If you know of any other cheap university feel free to mention it in the comment box below, it will be updated on this article.

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