In exploring some of my options, I came up with the idea of attending graduate school in Turkey. I obtained my Bachelor's of Science in Biology in 2007. I've been considering going back to school for Microbiology or something similar, but when I started to do some research earlier this week I kept running up against dead ends. For example, when I was browsing Istanbul University's website, I couldn't find any information about the application process, how to apply, or any prerequisites for admission on the English site. I know a little Turkish, but not enough to find my way around the Turkish site with ease.
So my question to anyone who knows a little something about the higher education system in Turkey is how do I apply to this or other universities? Is a "mastery" of the Turkish language required for entry? I had read expat blogs from people attending school at Istanbul U (I think) in an art program and they were by no means fluent in Turkish. What's the best way for a non-fluent person to go about obtaining higher education in Turkey? I'm not dead-set on Microbio - I'd just like a degree that will provide me with an internationally in-demand job with good future growth potential. I'd be fine with going a completely different path like languages, literature, writing, business, etc. My area of speciality is in Ichthyology, but I learned a long time ago that that's a career path filled with long hours, low pay, and horrid job security
Thanks in advance!
Edited by Minnow, 24 March 2010 - 09:19 PM.