98 Research Assistant
43 Associate Professor
5 Foreign Academic
132 Doctor Faculty Member
We live in a rapidly changing and transforming world. Those who lag behind, unfortunately, are confined to remain behind in the relay race. Considering this fact, Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University is a big family with its staff and students who take giving education, making studies, providing service and finding solutions, all of which are to have international quality on as a duty.
We care very much about being a citizen of the world.
We are heading for a world order in which the importance of borders are going to be lost in the near future. Holly Mevlana has a very meaningful metaphor that summarizes the attitude we need to take against this changing and transforming world. In the metaphor, the human is likened to a compass. "In my belief, the compass’s pinned foot is fixed, yet I travel the world with the other foot! "says Mevlana. As Holy Mevlana puts forward, we follow all the developments, being aware of our own values and potential.
Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University prepares its students to be capable of working both in our own country and abroad. We give importance to raising our students’ self confidence.
The World today is a cycle of life long learning. We have to contribute to our country’s target of coming up level of contemporary civilization by updating the knowledge we get from educational establishments. Bandirma Onyedi Eylül University gives great importance to enterprising, innovative, cerative and analytical thinking. We always take human as a focal point in our studies. In the light of reason and science and also with an understanding of national and moral values, we will continue to work and produce for the sake of humanity as we did before.
Education System in Turkey:
1- Preschool Education
Children in Turkey can attend non-compulsory preschool education before the compulsory primary school education. State and private preschools are available.
2- Primary and Secondary Education
Compulsory education for children starts with the primary education at the age of 5½ and comprises elementary (4 years) and middle school (4 years) education. At the end of the compulsory primary education, students take standardized exams to qualify for various secondary schools. The length of secondary education is also 4 years and divided into two categories; General High School Education and Vocational and Technical High School Education. State and private primary and secondary schools are available.
3- Higher School Education
The higher education system in Turkey is supervised by the Council of Higher Education (CoHE). The CoHE is an autonomous institution which is responsible for the planning, coordination and governance of higher education system in Turkey in accordance with the Turkish Constitution and the Higher Education Laws. Universities decide upon their own academic calendars; however, academic year generally starts in September and ends in June. There are winter and summer breaks. Summer school is also available at some universities.
Turkish universities offer:
* Associate's degree programs
* Bachelor’s degree programs
* Graduate programs
* Post-graduate programs.
Associate's Degree Programs:
Associate’s degree programs take 2 years. Vocational high school graduates can qualify for associate’s degree programs without taking any centralized exams.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs:
Bachelor’s degree programs generally take 4 years. Specialized bachelor’s degree programs, such as medicine (6 years), may be longer.
Universities in Turkey offer a wide range of graduate programs. While master’s programs take about 2 years (non-thesis master’s programs generally take 1½ years), doctoral programs take about 4 years.
Post-graduate opportunities are also available in universities in Turkey. Duration depends on the program and university.
The Turkish National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (TYYÇ):
The National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education in Turkey (TYYÇ) developed with reference to the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area and the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning was adopted by the CoHE in 2010.
The monetary unit is the Turkish Lira (TL). Traveler’s checks are not favored in Turkey. ATMs can be found in even the smallest Turkish towns. Most accept international credit cards or bank cards (a strip of logos is usually displayed above the ATM). Almost all ATMs have a language key to enable you to read the instructions in English. Most commercial establishments accept international credit cards such as Visa, Master Card and American Express.
The value-added tax, here called KDV, is 18%. Hotels typically combine it with a service charge of 10% to 15%. Value-added tax is nearly always included in quoted prices. Certain shops are authorized to refund the tax so you must ask about this.
The electrical current in Turkey is 220 volts, 50 cycles alternating current (AC); wall outlets take Continental-type plugs, with two or three round prongs.
Major Holidays in Turkey
Jan 1: New Year’s Day
Apr 23: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (anniversary of the establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly in 1920)
May 1: Labour and Solidarity Day (since from 2009)
May 19: Atatürk Commemoration and Youth & Sports Day (the arrival of Atatürk in Samsun in 1919, and the beginning of the War of Independence)
Aug 30: Victory Day (victory over invading forces in 1922).
Oct 29: Republic Day (anniversary of the declaration of the Turkish Republic in 1923)
Ramazan Bayrami: Three-day festival when sweets are eaten to celebrate the end of the fast of Ramadan month. Also known as "Şeker (sweets) Bayramı" since it's customary to offer candies to family members and friends that are visiting.
Kurban Bayrami: Four-day festival when sheep or cows are sacrificed and their meat distributed to the poor.
The dates of these religious festivals change according to the Islamic calendar and thus occur 10-11 days (exact difference between Gregorian and Lunar calendars is 10 days and 21 hrs) earlier each year. According to this;
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT + 2 hours
Telephone & Internet
To make a long-distance call (any call outside of your area code), you have to dial the long-distance prefix (0) before the seven-digit local phone number. Here are the area codes for Turkey´s major cities:
• Adana 322
• Ankara 312
• Antalya 242
• Bursa 224
• Istanbul (Asian side) 216
• Istanbul (European side) 212
• Izmir 232
Each Turkish mobile provider is also assigned a range of area codes (or mobile prefixes). Turkcell uses numbers 530-539, Vodafone 541-549, and Avea 502-506.
Useful telephone service numbers
170 Tourism Info
For meals at restaurants, it is customary to leave a 5 % tip. Some high-end restaurant and hotels add a 10% service charge to the bill automatically. Please check the bill first or ask if service is included.
Please provide notarized translations of your documents if they are in any language other than English and Turkish.
Access To Medical Services
Access To Mental Health Services
Sense Of Feeling Welcome In Country
Satisfactions With Overall Living Costs
Job Opportunities Available While A Student
Equal Opportunity To Job As An International Student
Education Relevance To Career
Access To Internship