Study Medicine in Turkey for International Students

Study Medicine in Turkey: An alternative to think about. For many students, studying Medicine is remains a dream. For most of students it is impossible to study Medicine in their own home-country because of very high requirements or tuition fees. Studying Medicine in Turkey is an often chosen destination for International students who want to realize their dream of becoming a doctor.

In Turkey, Medicine can be studied in English or Turkish. At our outstanding universities located in Istanbul, Ankara or İzmir – students have lots of options.

    No entry examination

    15.000$ – 27.500$ per year
    6 Years

    Turkish or English

    İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir

    Not needed
    In 3-5 Days

    Applying through us

    98.9% Admission Rate

Looking for a Medical School in Turkey?
Global Academia is here to help with your application. To get started today, take the first step and arrange your consultation. Make your application the best it can be by using our Application Form

Why Study Medicine in Turkey?

There are numerous advantages to studying Medicine in Turkey. Turkish medical universities provide students interested in studying medicine overseas with a high-quality education; other factors include:

  • Thousands of students from all around the world are already enrolled at Turkish universities.

  • Low living costs and affordable Medical School education fees

  • Globally recognized degrees: WHO approved and globally recognized diplomas

  • 100% English taught Medical Schools in Turkey

  • World Class level of education & University Hospitals

  • Welcoming Culture, Atmosphere and Living

  • A wide variety of universities to choose from


In Turkey, medical studies normally last six years, with the academic career divided into two years of pre-clinical study, three years of clinical study, and one year of state clinical practice or internship. Graduates receive the title of Medical Doctor after completing the program (MD). Turkish Medical Schools offer courses in either English or Turkish, depending on the candidate’s option.

First and second year:
As in other countries, the first two years are filled with basic science.

Third year:
From the 3rd year on, you get a theoretical and practical introduction to the diseases.

4th and 5th year consist of clinical internships

6th year:
The last year of the medical studies is spent as a future practicing physician in the university hospital. You take on the duties of a regular doctor. Students I the 6th year are called as ‘interns’. This is the preliminary stage of the assistant medical education in Turkey. Turkish citizens are rewarded by the university with a modest monthly salary for their medical work.


Studying Medicine in Turkey – Entry Requirements

In order to study Medicine in Turkey you must have a high school diploma. You can enter Medical schools in Turkey directly from high school. There are different requirements depending on your educational background (your high school diploma type)

To not get rejected, please choose your medical school wisely with us. To make it easier for you to get accepted at Medicine in Turkey we recommend you to talk to one of our consultants.

Here are some common admission criteria / requirements for Medicine degrees offered by Turkish Universities.

  • High School Diploma (Min average of 70%)
  • High School Transcript
  • Letter of Motivation (if possible)
  • Valid Passport

If you do not meet the criteria of 70% average on your high school diploma, please contact our consultants.

Best Universities to study Medicine in English in Turkey

Below you can find all universities offering Medicine in Turkey in English. To apply to the universities mentioned below, please fill out the application form.

University City Language Yearly Fees
(before discount)
Yearly fees
After our discount!

To get admission with our discount / scholarship please fill out the Application Form below!

All Universities offering Medicine in Turkey

  • Altinbas University
  • Ankara Medipol University
  • Atilim University
  • Biruni University
  • Haliç University
  • İstanbul Atlas University
  • İstanbul Medipol University
  • İstanbul Okan University
  • İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl University
  • İstinye University
  • Üsküdar University
  • Yeditepe University

To apply to the universities given above fill out the application form

Study Medicine in Turkey in English

Yes! There are possibilities to study medicine in Turkey in English.

Please keep in mind, that from the third year on you have to be in contact with patients and have to communicate with patients in Turkish. In most of the cases, it will not be problem because you will have lived in Turkey for the past 3 years and your language level will be enough for communicating with patients.

Several public and foundation(private) universities offer the program Medicine in English.

When you study medicine in Turkey, you coma into contact with many nations. Turkey is a country of the so called health tourism. Patients from all over the word come, as you already know, for various reasons such as cosmetic surgery. Most of these patients come from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Russia and Europe. Thus it is possible and advantageous that you speak multiply languages. It is considered as a positive aspect.

The medical schools of Turkey (studying Medicine in general) is based on the American and European teaching guidelines, so that graduates have possibilities to word on an English-speaking market such as America or Canada.

Fees & Cost

Here you can find the approximate costs of studying medicine in Turkey. Listed above are the yearly fees of various foundation (private) Universities.

It can be said that the prices vary around 14,000$ – 27,500$ for private universities in Turkey for Medicine.

By filling out our application form you will directly profit from the reduced yearly fees and scholarships!

In general, one can not compare the prices of medical studies in Turkey with the prices of medical schools in other countries, as the prices vary between countries and universities within the countries. If you are interested, look at the respective universities prices and compare them.

Click here to take a look at our partner universities.

Steps of Admission to Medicine in Turkey

Please follow the following steps to get your admission to Medicine and plan your studies in Turkey.

  • Fill out the Application Form below and upload your documents.
    Only your High School Diploma, High School Transcript, Passport is needed. 

  • Our agent will contact you per WhatsApp & Mail
    After your application, we will contact you per WhatsApp or Mail / Call.

  • Your documents will be sent to your chosen University
    After your approval, your documents will be sent to chosen universities.

  • Your acceptance letter will be sent to your mail address.
    Within 3-5 days, your acceptance letter will be sent to your mail and/or WhatsApp.

  • With the letter of acceptance you can register to the chosen university
    There are QR Codes and Stamps from the university, so you can double-check 🙂

  • Book your flight – Organize your accomodation and start your studies.
    Our consultants can help you with booking a dorm or buy/rent an apartment after your admission.

Application to Medical Schools in Turkey

You can apply to Universities in Turkey offering Medicine by filling out the form below!





Frequently asked Questions about Studying Medicine in Turkey

The first step you have to take in order to study Medicine in Turkey is to start your online application to our system by filling out the application form. We will make sure to support and help you throughout all procedures of enrollment to a Medical School in Turkey.

Depending on the university, annual tuition fees at Turkish medical schools range from 15300 USD to 27500 USD . In Turkey, there are several universities that educate in English. Tuition fees are paid in two installments at each university, the first in September and the second in February of each year. In comparison to Canada, United States and UK, tuition fees charged by Universities in Turkey for Medicine are very low.

Yes! It’s very good idea to study Medicine in Turkey. Not only is Turkey a developing country, it also has a variety of options for students in the field of Medicine. Medical Schools in Turkey are taught completely in English with a world-class level of education. With its worldwide recognized universities and university hospitals, Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for studying Medicine abroad.

In Turkey there are universities teaching Medicine in 100% English. You can be sure, that the lessons held will be completely in English and students and professors are not allowed to speak Turkish at all, if the program is an English taught program.

As an international student, you will also have Turkish lessons during your studies, in order to communicate with your patients in the 5th and 6th year.

Of course, there is no place on earth where getting into Medicine is easy. Turkey is one of them. In order to get accepted to a Medical School in Turkey, you have to have good grades. Not only good grades will secure you a seat, the right consultation and guidance is very important.

We as Global Academia are focussed on admission to Medical schools in Turkey and keep close relationships to universities. Because of our experience in this field, our students benefit from our services and receive their acceptances to their without any problems.

At universities in Turkey, students can enter a medicine program straight from high school. You should have a minimum high school score of at least 70%. Of course entry requirements to Medical schools in Turkey differ from university to university. Some of the universities in Turkey do require a SAT or ACT Score.

To check the min. grades required to apply to our universities please check:
Admission Criteria for Universities in Turkey

In Turkey, we do not have MBBS. It is called ‘MD’ – which is ‘Doctor of Medicine’. The internships and the ‘house job’ is of course included. You will graduate with a Dr. Title

Most of the Medical schools in Turkey are accredited and recognized worldwide. Most of the universities offering Medicine are listed in the world directory of medical schools

Yes! After finishing Medicine in Turkey and receiving your MD – Degree it is possible to pass the USMLE Exams and work as a doctor in the US.

Yes! It is possible to apply to Medicine in Turkey even without having your high school diploma yet. We also recommend you to so. Because studying Medicine is gaining more and more popularity from students around the world and there is only a limited number of seats available, we recommend you to apply as early as you can. Usually classes start around September – October. We recommend you to start applying minimum 6 months before to secure your seats.

There are partial scholarships available for students who want to study Medicine in Turkey. We as Global Academia offer our students special scholarships and discounts each and every year.

First of all, fill out our application form. Our counsellors will contact you as soon as they can and will inform you about further procedures of enrollment.