Foreigners Doing Doctoral Studies in Turkey
Vocational universities have fees for their postgraduate programs that can burn a hole in one’s pocket. For instance, the annual fee for a doctoral program of 170,000 TL may amount to 680,000 TL over four years. In some universities, foreign students pay over 800,000 TL.
In contrast, no fee is charged to students in state universities, while fees are charged for second-degree on-site/non-thesis master’s and distance non-thesis master’s programs in foundations. In foundations, the fees have reached astronomical figures. For example, in some universities, the annual fee for a doctoral program of 170,000 TL may amount to 680,000 TL over four years, and foreign students pay more than 800,000 TL.
A DIFFERENCE OF 418,000 TL IN TOTAL
We have looked at the fees for universities’ master’s and doctoral programs. For example, in Yeditepe University, fees for thesis master’s programs start at 24,000 TL per semester and can go up to 170,000 TL per year. For doctorates, fees start at 32,000 TL per semester and can go up to 170,000 TL per year. Master’s programs consist of at least four semesters, and doctoral programs consist of at least eight semesters. In this case, a student who continues with a doctorate should bear in mind a total of 680,000 TL.