Universities in Turkey

Higher Education in Turkey

2021 Ranking of Turkish Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Turkey? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Turkish University Ranking of 175 Turkish higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Turkish higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 175 Universities in Turkey

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces

The Republic of Turkey is divided into 81 provinces (Turkish: il), which are further subdivided into 973 districts (Turkish: ilçe). The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the province of Istanbul, which hosts the largest city of Istanbul. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into account all provinces which include at least 2 Turkish higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Adana (2)   Ankara (16)  
Antalya (5)   Balikesir (2)  
Bursa (2)   Erzurum (2)  
Eskisehir (2)   Gaziantep (3)  
Hatay (2)   Istanbul (52)  
Izmir (8)   Kayseri (3)  
Kocaeli (2)   Konya (4)  
Mersin (3)   Trabzon (2)  

Turkish University lists

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