K M Enayet Hossain
20 April, 2023

5 min read


Apply to Study in the UK from Turkey

Turkey is top 20 sending country of international students for higher education in the UK. The UK student visa success rate for Turkish national in the Y/E March 2022, 2021 & 2020 were 98%, 98.99% & 99.15% respectively, significantly higher than other countries (Home Office ).

Study a course for career in the UK, get degree from world-class university in top quality educational environment, give a treat to your student life with high standard, safe and multicultural living environment. Develop architecture of your future with rewarding academic award and pace your career fast forward.

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Study in the UK – Key Information

Academic level
Level 3 to Level 8

Qualification type
Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Doctorate

Study mode
Full-time, part-time or on-line

0.5 year to 4 years*

Throughout the year*


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Why choose Total Student Care (TSC) to study in the UK

Total Student Care is an award winning education agent and UK university admission expert. We take your stress to make you happy and we are widely known for providing total student care.

  1. Offering 15,000+ courses at 100+ study locations
  2. Availing almost any subject and year-round intakes
  3. Helping students from any country, on-line and off-line
  4. Providing end-to-end services, almost 24/7
  5. Maintaining 99% visa success rate
  6. Equipping 15+ years accumulative admission experience

Cost of Studying in the UK for Turkish Students

The cost breakdowns below are average figures of expenses that a typical Turkish student will spend on commonly studied subjects at commonly chosen universities in the UK while living a UK life like other international students. However, these costs may vary for certain courses at top universities. For living and maintenance costs, students are in control and can choose to spend more or less as per their financial ability or necessity. This is a general guideline for Turkish students to prepare for their budget to study in the UK.

Tuition Fee

Course Level Average Cost (GBP) Average Cost (TRY)
Foundation courses (Full fees) 10000 to 15000 226898 to 340347
Undergraduate courses (per year) 11000 to 15000 249588 to 340347
Postgraduate courses (Full fees) 11000 to 16000 249588 to 363037
Doctorate courses (per year) 14000 to 16000 317657 to 363037

Most of the universities offer some scholarship ranging from GBP 500 to GBP 5000 which will reduce tuition fee cost.

Living cost and Maintenance costs per month

Details Average Cost (GBP) Average Cost (TRY)
Accommodation 400 to 500 9076 to 11345
Utility bills 30 to 40 681 to 908
Travel 100 to 150 2269 to 3403
Food 140 to 180 3177 to 4084
Mobile phone 10 to 30 227 to 681
Entertainment 40 to 100 908 to 2269
Other casual irregular costs 20 to 50 454 to 1134

Students get 30% discount on travel card and different types of discount on shopping.

You can control most of the living and maintenance costs and spend as per the luxury you want. Elements of travel, entertainment and other casual costs do not occur regularly and hence may not feature in each month’s budget.

Visa application and IHS (International Health Surcharge) fee

Details Cost (GBP) Cost (TRY)
Student visa application (One-off) 348 7896
IHS (per year) 470 10664

Visa application and IHS (International Health Surcharge) fee may change per year by Home Office. Please check visa application fees calculator & IHS fees calculator to find out how much you will have to pay for your application.

For up-to-date currency rate, please check oanda.com.

Earnings from working in the UK on student visa

Students will have the right to work while continuing their studies in the UK i.e. 10 hours per week if they are studying foundation course, 20 hours per week studying a bachelor, masters or PhD course. Students will be able to work full time per week during holiday period in between your course.

Student earning in the UK per month

Details Average earning from student job (GBP) Average earning student job (TRY)
Part-time work 460 to 800 3873 to 6736
Full-time work 1600 to 2000 13472 to 16840

Popular subjects Turkish Students choose to study in the UK

The most popular subjects Turkish students choose to study at UK universities include:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Politics
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Big Data Technology
  • Food Science and Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Psychology
  • Mathematics
  • Art and Design
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • International Trade
  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Project management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Liberal Arts
  • Law
  • Education
  • Social Science
  • Media Studies
  • Mass Communications
  • Teaching
  • English as a second language

Documents required for admission application

In general, initially students are required to provide the following documents for university admission applications:

  • All final official academic certificates and transcripts
  • Two academic reference letters
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Passport
  • English Language proficiency certificate i.e. IELTS
  • Personal statement of purpose
  • Research proposal (for MPhil, PhD course)
  • Portfolio of works (for art/design/architecture/film etc. course)
  • ACCA registration confirmation for ACCA course
  • Past visa refusal documents (if applicable)

Why choose to study in the UK from Turkey?

16 top reasons Turkish students choose to study in the UK

  • UK Degrees creates better employment prospects home and abroad
  • Support from university career service to become ‘career-ready’
  • You will get academic and language support from day 1
  • UK universities provide mental health and wellbeing support
  • University buddy will mentor you throughout your study
  • A great platform to practice and improve proficiency in English language
  • Internship and work opportunities during and after studies
  • UK offers amazing personal safety, social harmony & high quality living
  • UK universities have Turkish student community, groups and clubs
  • A Large number of Turkish live in the UK and you will get family connections
  • UK has world-famous art, culture, music, theatre, history
  • Students get free access to world-class NHS health services
  • Students can learn course and earn money at the same time
  • Make money & take work experience during Graduate visa
  • Switch to skilled worker visa to build international career
  • Opportunities to apply and remain as a permanent resident in the UK


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)s

Q What are the UK undergraduate course entry requirements for Turkish students?

A Applicants with the following quali?cations will be considered for entry on a year 1 undergraduate/Bachelor's degree:

  • A grade of more than 4/5 or 70% in your Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lisa Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Finishing Diploma)
  • British/International A Levels (from a minimum 112 UCAS tariff points depending on course)
  • IB Diploma (from a minimum 25 points depending on course)
  • A recognised foundation course from a UK institution or a Turkish institution following a validated UK syllabus. Entry requirements vary but we normally ask for between 60% and 65%

If you have achieved less than 4/5 or 70% in your Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State High School Diploma) or Lisa Bitirme Diplomasi (Private High School Finishing Diploma), you'll usually need to do a foundation year before doing an undergraduate/Bachelor's course.

Q What are the UK postgraduate course entry requirements for Chinese students?

A Applicants with the following quali?cations will be considered for entry on a postgraduate course:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a GPA 2.6/4.0 or an overall average of 65% or higher
  • Honours degree from any university in the UK or Republic of Ireland with a minimum of 2:2 or above
  • A recognised UK-based or China-based Pre-Master's qualification
  • To study a PhD: a research proposal is required in addition to a Masters qualification in a related subject area
Table to match grades
Turkish degree classification - prestigious institution Alternative name UK degree equivalent
3.50 Yusek Seref 1st
3.00 Seref 2:1
2.50   2:2
Q Can I apply for UK undergraduate courses without UCAS?

A Yes, you can apply for undergraduate courses without UCAS, many UK universities accept direct applications via online application portal for undergraduate courses. You do not need to apply for postgraduate courses via UCAS.

Q Do UK universities charge any application fee for admission?

A Most of the UK universities do not charge any application fee. However, there are a few universities that charge a non-refundable admission application fee; you will need to pay it at the time of application submission.

Q Can I submit my documents for UK University admission if those are not in English?

A No, documents that are not in English will not be accepted by UK universities. If any of your document is not in English, you will need those to be translated in English by official translator confirming accurate translation of the original document, the date of the translation, the translator's full name and signature, contact details. You must submit copies of both documents, original and the translated one.

Q What are the requirements for UK student dependant visa? How to apply for UK student dependant visa?

A Turkish students applying for/studying postgraduate courses in the UK can bring their spouse, children as student dependants. Please read our guide for more details on eligibility, requirements and how to apply for student Dependant visa.

Q How to apply for UK student visa? Where are the UK visa application centres in Turkey?

A You will need to apply for UK student visa online via gov.uk website 'Apply outside the UK' link. You will be asked to pay the student visa application fee and IHS fee during this.

Once you submit your visa application online, you will then be asked to book an appointment with TLScontact by creating a TLScontact account. You can then book an appointment from the available dates and times at your chosen UK visa application centre in Turkey. You may wish to buy additional optional services TLScontact Visa Application Centres offer.

Q How can I get more information and support for UK higher study?

A You can ask any relevant valid question to us via our 'Ask us a question' link - our team of experienced student consultants will be happy to answer and provide further information. For admission help contact our team today.

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