The 8 best medical universities in Turkey – Foreign Students Guide in Turkey


With the increasing cost of studying in foreign universities, international students are looking for study in low fees and high educational quality universities, so many students turn to Turkish universities as their tuition fees are lower than other foreign universities.

In addition, most Turkish universities have a high level of education, so if you are looking to continue your studies at a Turkish university, you made a good choice.

You can also read about the conditions of working in medical field in Turkey here.

Since medicine and its specializations are among the preferred fields among international students, getting to know the best medical universities in Turkey can help in choosing the right university, so in this article we will present to you the best medical universities in Turkey.


The best medical universities in Turkey

Studying in the best universities in Turkey can change students’ future lives, as graduating from a prestigious university guarantees finding a good job and a decent income in the future, in what follows we will introduce the best 8 medical universities in Turkey.

8- Akdeniz University

Akdeniz University is one of the best public universities in Turkey, located in Antalya. It is one of the most ancient centers of higher education and scientific research in the eastern Mediterranean.

The university includes more than 18 colleges, 7 institutes, 4 higher education centers, one music institute, and 11 vocational training institutes.

In addition to its high educational level, This university provides many cultural and social services to its students, such as psychological counseling services to help students solve mental and social problems, educating them in an appropriate environment & developing their scientific and practical talents and abilities.

Akdeniz University is one of the pioneer universities in Turkey in the medical fields, as it conducted the first face transplant in Turkey and revolutionized the history of medicine in the country.



7- Gaziosmanpaşa University

Gaziosmanpaşa State University is located in Tokat, a city in northern Turkey with a population of more than 150 thousand. The university started its activities in 1992.

The university is named after Osman Nuri Pasha, one of the most famous Turkish leaders (1837-1900), and it is one of the best medical universities in Turkey.

Gaziosmanpaşa University consists of 11 colleges, 4 schools, 7 higher education colleges and 15 vocational institutes, in addition to that, it includes 15 research centers.

In addition to the high quality of education, students of this university can benefit from the various services provided by this university, for example, students can participate in the various sports activities and programs that helding at this university.

This university contributes to scientific and social progress through training and educating the elite and competent students.

The students of this university undertake many activities to find appropriate solutions to medical and humanitarian problems, and students can work in medical centers after graduation.


6- Gazi University

Gazi University is one of the best public universities in Turkey, the university was established by Ataturk as an educational institution in 1926, the main campus of the university is located in Ankara, and the university includes 21 colleges, 11 vocational institutes, 4 schools, 7 educational institutions and 52 research centers.

Gazi University has one of the best medical schools in Turkey, where its most famous doctor, Salahuddin Ozman Doctor, led the university’s surgical team in the third face transplant in Turkey in 2012, the successful operation was performed at Gazi University Hospital.

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5- Marmara University

Marmara University is one of the first universities established in Turkey, located in the Asian part of Istanbul, the university started its activities in 1883, the university was originally named Hamidiye College and its name was changed to Marmara University in 1982.

Marmara University is the second largest university in Turkey, with about 60,000 students, Marmara University includes 13 colleges, 9 vocational institutes, 31 research centers, 11 institutes of higher education, 136 bachelor’s programs, no less than 45 master’s majors and 14 doctoral majors.

Marmara University is also one of the multilingual universities in Turkey, as it offers its courses in different languages ​​such as Turkish, French, Arabic, English and German, it also includes many higher education institutions, academic institutions and vocational schools.

Since Turkey is a European and Asian country, the university’s 14 campuses are among the best European and Asian educational institutions, as this university has a very high quality of education that competes with international universities, in addition to the fact that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan graduated from this university.


4- Ondokuz Mayıs University

Ondokuz Mayıs University is a public university and is considered one of the pioneer universities in Turkey and ranks well at the local and global levels. The university studies some of its specializations in English, and one of the most important of these disciplines is the specialty of human medicine.

Ondokuz Mayıs University accepts a large number of international students every year, the number of its students according to the university’s website for the year 2019-2020 is nearly 58,000 students, and it is ranked among the best medical universities in Turkey.



3- Ankara University

Ankara University is one of the most famous public universities in Turkey, founded by Ataturk in the capital in 1946, and today it has about 70 thousand students in 17 colleges.

The university is ranked 701 in the world in the QS rankings, and it is also ranked among the top 450 universities in the world in the field of medicine.

It provides many facilities and services to its students, where students can live a good and enjoyable student life during their studying, develop their academic talents & abilities, and benefit from the services provided by the university.

The university is famous for holding conferences and events, and students can participate in various sports, artistic, cultural and scientific activities and programs, students can also register for various activities and sports clubs of the university at the lowest cost.

Ankara University currently offers 120 bachelor programs, 110 postgraduate programs, and 43 courses in professional institutes, and the Faculty of Medicine at Ankara University is considered one of the best medical universities in Turkey.


2- Hacettepe University

Hacettepe University is one of the largest public universities in Turkey. The university was established in 1967, and it includes two campuses, the first one is in central Ankara and the second about 13 km from the city center.

The educational quality and academic level of this university is very high, as the university ranked first in 2018 in the US university rankings, and is considered one of the best universities to study medicine in Turkey.

Hacettepe University provides good facilities and services to its students.

Students of this university can also participate in the various scientific and technical programs organized by the university during their studies.



1- Kadir Has University

The university started its activities in 2015 with strong medical colleges, Kadir Has State University is located on the European side of Istanbul in Fatih.

Unlike most Turkish universities, the majority of fields in this university are taught in English, and it includes many international students.

Kadir Has University is one of the best medical universities in Turkey, specifically one of the top 100 Turkish universities, and one of the top 3000 universities in the world.

Kadir Has University also offers many good facilities such as an equipped operating room and many research centers.