Syrian university student population in Turkey experiences nearly eight-fold increase over four-year period
- The total number of Syrian students in Turkish higher education has increased from 608 to 4,597 since 2011, according to Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK).
- The board has allowed for seven Turkish universities to accept Syrian students as “special students,” waiving the need for the documentation usually necessary for admission, and later allowing for students with full documentation to transfer as undergraduates.
- Education Minister Nabi Avci announced in May the creation of a university in the Gaziantep province that would primarily accept Syrian students.
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