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Turkish Student Market Information 

• The population of Turkey is over 75 million and teenagers make up 30% of Turkey's population, two times higher than EU average.
• Each year over 2 million Turkish students take the National University Placement Exam, but only 20% of them are placed in a university in Turkey. This means that many students will be looking to foreign institutions for admission.
• In 2016, 2,255,386 students took the National University Placement Exam and only 423,479 students were placed in 4 year university in Turkey.
• Current political atmosphere in Turkey encourage Turkish students to study abroad. Numbers are tripled in the second half of 2016.
• One out of every two students in Turkey believes that a language, certificate or a diploma program is a must to build a strong career in Turkey.
• In 2011, Turkey was the 7th leading country of origin for Intensive English Programs, as released from Open Doors Data.
• According to Open Doors Statistics, for the 2015/16 academic year, 10,691 students from Turkey studied in the US. This number includes graduate, undergraduate & intensive English Students but doesn't include short term language students.
• In 2008/2009 7865 students applied for student visa for studying in the UK.
• In the last 2-3 years the number of students in Australia is regularly increasing. In 2010, 2900 students enrolled in Australian Institutions but the number 2009 was 2500 students. This signifies around 20% increase.
• Since January 2004 the number of Turkish students studying in Canada has increased significantly. The number of long-term study permit authorizations increased by 14.72%.
• An overwhelming majority of Turkish students - 95% - would like to study overseas, according to a report released by the British Council
• Based on our past experience, we believe that Turkish students are playing an important role in enhancing student diversity on school campuses all over the world.
• Turkey is a member of NATO and the only Muslim country with a secular, democratic government. It is a modern environment in which schools can feel safe and can access regional markets conveniently.
• According to World Bank Education Statistics, Turkey is the 10th highest student provider country in the world.
• Per Open Doors Statistics, the total number of international students in Germany is 301,350 and it’s 33,004 students are from Turkey. Per these statistics there is a great potential for studying in Austria.
• Turkey is the 18th largest economy in the world, in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), and growth is predicted to be 3.5% in 2015. The annual growth will exceed 5% until 2017.
• With private tuition fees in Turkey matching or exceeding those overseas.

 

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