Additional Services of IEFT

Organise Presentations

IEFT Presentations and Seminars for Schools in Turkey

IEFT is Turkey’s leading international education exhibition company, founded in 2001 with the commitment to provide professionally-organized events which help create greater visibility for the many study options available around the globe.

IEFT organizes the largest education fair in Turkey twice a year, during the Spring and Fall. While we always recommend that you participate in our fairs, sometimes it is not possible for schools to attend these events because of scheduling or budget issues. For this reason, we believe IEFT Seminars are a good alternative and we believe having an individualized seminar for your school will help you to increase your visibility in the Turkish market.

The key to successful recruiting is the visibility of overseas institutions and their sharing of valuable information to prospective students. Many institutions that enjoy a high success rate in the Turkish market incorporate information seminars into their marketing trips. These seminars are arranged by us and conducted with the help of partner agencies. 

Possible Seminar Locations:

Partner Agency Offices : IEFT has more than 10 partner educational agencies. These agencies have main offices and branches all around Turkey, including Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and many others. As the leading Education Counselling companies in Turkey, these offices are already very well known by the student’s schools you would like to target.

Hotels : IEFT already works with many 5-star Hotels in Turkey, such as the Istanbul Hilton, The Marmara Hotel, Izmir Hilton, and the Ankara Sheraton. All of these hotels have different size seminar rooms with all necessary equipment provided. These hotels are all very well known destinations by the targeted students.

High Schools and Universities : Organizing a focused seminar in a selected university is a good way to find prospective students. IEFT has organized seminars in some of the major universities and high schools in Istanbul and Ankara: Istanbul Technical University, Bogazici University, Bilkent University, Middle East Techical University, Galatasaray High School, Uskudar Amerikan High School, Istek Vakfı High Schools, Ekrem Elginkan High School, Terakki High Schools, Beyoglu Anatolian High School, among many others.

Working together on such co-operative projects will increase your visibility in this market; strengthen our partnership together; bring you closer to your prospective students, and ultimately increase the number of student enrolments to your institution via our partner agencies.

Seminar Packages include the following:                    

Seminar rooms which are able to accommodate from 50-400 people (Depending on expected turnout)
Coffee Break (with finger-food provided) (Optional Lunch or dinner is also available)
IEFT and Partner agency staff assistance throughout the seminars
Follow-up by partner agency to all students expressing an interest as a result of your visit

One full week of exclusive promotion of your school during the week :

- Mail shoot to targeted IEFT database (200,000 emails)
- Mail shoot to partner agencies student database
- Web banners on IEFT and partner agencies websites  
- Announcement to Facebook targeted groups
- A bulletin display at partner agencies that will feature your promotional materials such as posters, pennants, t-shirts, etc. 
-Informing students who will visit the partner agency office, starting one week prior to fair.
- TV and DVD players will be set up in our reception area to play a copy of your promotional video or DVD
-All the student computers will be opened with your website for 1 week at a time in partner agency 

Cost of the Seminar : Please contact IEFT ( for pricing information.

The additional costs incurred would be: 

Any other promotional work (special rate available IEFT) such as : Newspaper ads,  internet banner ads, Google and Facebook ads, SMS blast, special flyer distribution at high school and universities, salon rental in the hotels and universities, inter-city fights and your out-of-pocket expenses. 

We gladly help to arrange your accommodation at a local price in any of the cities you visit. 

Before finalizing any of the plans, we will provide you an exact quote for any of the extras, so that you can budget accordingly. There are many options available for any budget.

We will make sure that you will get maximum benefit out of these seminars and we will work with you to suggest the best times of the year for your specific institution type according to the Turkish market.

Organise School Visits

IEFT has contacts in many Turkish High Schools and Universities. If you would like to visit leading high schools and universities in Turkey, IEFT can help organise these meetings. We generally organise these school visits before or after IEFT fairs, however if there is a special demand in other times of the year we can organise special visits. One of our IEFT staff will speak with your target universities and colleges to set up appointments and presentations. We can set-up both appointments with counsellors and directors at these schools, or organize presentations with students. For further information on school seminars please contact us.

PR and Advertising

Many of our partner universities and colleges, in order to further promote their institution in Turkey, ask us to organise special PR and Advertising campaigns. It is possible to combine these campaigns with IEFT fairs or separate seminar and presentation sessions throughout the year. Because IEFT has very special relations with Turkish Newspapers, Magazines, TV, Radio, Internet Portals, we can obtain very good rates for advertising. We also work with PR companies in Turkey.  If you are interested in organizing a PR and Advertising campaign please contact IEFT ( for further information.

Print Your Materials

Make the most of your time and budget. We can help you maintain your market presence at a minimal cost, so that your budget stretches further and your delivery of essential marketing materials is that much faster. Save on high shipping costs from abroad to get your materials to your stands during the IEFT Fair and build stronger and longer-lasting visibility.

Sample pricing:

A4 or letter size, four-colour, minimum 1000 copies, standard 135 gsm:

Two page, double sided flyer – 300 USD
Four pages, four sides total, folded – 395 USD
Eight pages, eight sides total, stapled – 595 USD

**Please ask for a quote for more pages. All prices include local taxes.

Standard Roll Up Banner

(Full colour, high-quality printing, from your own artwork)

Size - 85 x 200cm or 100 x 200cm: 140 USD - 160 USD

Price includes: aluminum stand, carrying bag, free shipment to your stand and pick-up (if required) and in-country storage.

Exhibit Backdrop Panel Poster 

(Customize your stand with backdrop panel posters with full colour, high-quality printing, from your own artwork)

Size - 200w x 250h cm: 450 USD

Price includes: backdrop panel poster with stand, carrying bag, free shipment to your stand.

Brochure Stand Rental

Deluxe 6 Pocket Floor Brochure stand: 50 USD per fair day

Price includes: free shipment to your stand and pick-up

Translation Services

IEFT has at least 2-3 full time translators that can translate from English and many other languages.  Should you need any brochures or informational materials translated, we are happy to organize this for you during the IEFT Fairs or during separate visits to Turkey.  If you would like to have your translated materials printed in Turkey rather than having to ship or carry them from your home country, we’re happy to arrange this for you.

If you would like to have a translator at your stand during the fair, please do contact the IEFT team or indicate your request on your registration form. 

Internet Advertising

IEFT Email Blast

IEFT – International Education Fairs of Turkey – has been organizing fairs since 2001 and now has become the largest and most important education fair in the region. Each IEFT Fair is visited by over 20,000 students and their parents, all of whom are required to provide an area of interest and contact information before entering our fair. We now have the statistics of the students according to their interest, country, program, budget etc.  Students also have the option to share this information with our partner universities and sponsors. We are therefore  able to organize email blasts to targeted students in Turkey. Please contact us for details.

Web Banners

IEFT is very active in marketing our fairs through internet portals.  IEFT works with hundreds of local and national Turkish websites as well as Google, Facebook, etc.

Our IEFT student website ( attracts millions of potential students and parents before, during and after our IEFT fairs. Daily visits to our student website surpasses 50,000 in the five days leading up to our fairs, and in the two months before surpasses a million.

Because of this high traffic before, during and after our fairs , we offer web banners for interested institutions on our student site. We have limited web banner space so we kindly ask schools to book web banner ads as early as possible. 
Market Report and News
Discover your potential in the Turkish market, and meet your future students
Turkey is a quickly-developing country, with the youngest population ratio in Europe. The country is working towards being in the top 15 economies of the World by 2020; so now, more than ever, there is a large market for a skilled, educated, globally-minded current and future workforce.

This translates into a strong need for education, but the education system in Turkey is lacking space for all of the enthusiastic students seeking to advance academically. Because of this, families and prospective students are looking outside of Turkey for viable study options, to plan for the future.

As you know there is a direct correlation between demand for studying abroad and the economical development of a potential country. Turkey is certainly one of the most rapidly developing economies in the world today. The Turkish economy has made huge progress recently, it has opened its markets to foreign companies and Turkish companies have begun to take advantage of international markets. Turkish companies are very keen on integrating into the global economy and many Turkish business people are looking for new adventures in the global market. The fast developing private sector of Turkey has become one of the biggest potential customers of study abroad programmes. Although it seems that Istanbul is the centre of the Turkish private business world, there is an amazing development and internationalization in some Anatolian cities, the so called Anatolian Tigers. 

According to the Turkish Ministry of Tourism in 2001, around 35 million tourists visited Turkey. Many tourist organizations operating in Turkey find that in order to serve their customers well they have to employ people who are able to communicate effectively. Therefore, those in the tourism industry are very keen on study abroad programs.

By the year 2020 the population of Turkey will have reached 80 million, with almost 60% of this population under 30 years old. 70% of the total 30 million households will be middle class living in urbanized areas, thus, one of their main priorities will be to provide an excellent education for their children. There are around 1.5 million secondary school graduates, 500,000 of which do not have the chance to study at a university in Turkey, therefore they are very enthusiastic about having an overseas education.  

The demand for studying abroad is not only from secondary school students and graduates, but also from 2.5 million university students. The majority of Turkish university students know the role and importance of study abroad  in getting a better job in a competitive business world. There are approximately 3.5 million students studying at Turkish universities which also includes Open University students. Around 2 million of them are studying on a 4 year course. 

There are around 350,000 university students in Istanbul at around 50 universities. Over 200, 000 students at  around 20 universities in Ankara. Izmir has 9 universities and 110,000 university students. 

At IEFT, we believe that although there is a huge need to support and strengthen the education system within Turkey, our mission is to assist Turkish students and business people in broadening their horizons by traveling and studying abroad.

Who are the potential students?

a) Students of private primary and secondary schools
b) Students of private and state universities and higher educational bodies
c) Students of university prep colleges
d) Students of public primary and secondary schools
e) Students of other public schools
f) Employees of private foreign trade, export & import and tourism companies

Which programs are popular with Turkish Students?

University Degree Courses: This segment is very important in Turkey. Because of a shortage of places at public Turkish universities, many students are not able to attend university in Turkey. Due to this lack of opportunity within the country, the Turkish Higher Education Council reached a decision last year which allows students who were unable to enter Turkish universities to seek education abroad on the condition that they pass the Turkish University Placement exam. If they do not pass this exam, their foreign degree will not be recognized in Turkey.

Master Courses: Those programmes are very popular. There are around 400,000 students leaving Turkish Universities and most of them are looking for opportunities to do a Masters degree abroad. According to statistics, there are around 10,000 Turkish Students currently completing their Masters outside of the country. The most popular subjects are; Business, Engineering, Politics, Humanities, and Media Studies.  

There are around 400,000 students that complete their undergraduate education at four year state and private universities each year in Turkey. A significant number of these graduates would like to obtain a postgraduate degree; however, Turkish universities generally have very few places available for postgraduate studies. Thus, Turkish university graduates are very keen on continuing their postgraduate studies abroad. They believe that studying and living abroad will help them to develop both personally and professionally.

Language Courses: The English Language level of the majority of Turkish students is still quite low, this course has the biggest demand. After English, German, Spanish, French, Italian are the most popular languages. 
Executive Courses: A demand is seen in Istanbul, Izmir, Adana, Bursa, Ankara, Gaziantep, and Denizli from middle and top managers of companies.

University Foundation Courses: There are around 1.5 million secondary school graduates taking university entrance exams, but only 600,000 of them are able to go to university, the rest are looking for some other opportunities such as studying abroad, therefore, UFP is becoming a very popular course in Turkey.

Summer course: very popular for the 7-18 age group. The groups are generally organized by the school management or head of language departments. The main demands are coming from private primary and secondary schools and some reputable state schools.

Examination courses:
TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge Exams, OIBEC are in high demand. The students who are planning to study at a university demand these courses at any time of the year. It is quite important for them to prove their level of English with an internationally recognized certificate.

Short Term Certificate and Diploma Courses: The demand is mainly from young university graduates and staff of medium and large companies.

High School; Out of over 80,000 students studying abroad, around 1% are going abroad for High School programs.

Basic Statistics of Turkey 

Turkey has:

102 State universities 
75 Foundation (Private) universities in Turkey and 5 in Northern Cyprus 
There are approximately:

2.7 million undergraduate students 
135,000 post graduate students 
35,000 doctoral degree students at 177 universities

There are approximately;

State Primary and Medium Schools; 40,000, Student number; 12,000,000 
State High Schools; 8,000  Student number; 4,000,000
Private Primary, Medium and High Schools; 2,000  Student number; 300,000 

The statistics of the Turkish Students studying abroad per year;

USA; 11, 000
UK; 20,000 (including summer language students)
Germany; 25,000 (includes Turks who leave in Germany)
France; 2,000
Canada; 2,500
Australia; 2,500
Holland; 800
Switzerland; 500
Bulgaria; 3,000
Azerbaycan;  4,500 
Austria ;  2,000 
Ukraine;  1,000
Belgium;  500
Russia; 500
Italy; 800
Japan; 300 
China; 700

Others: 5,000

TOTAL: Over 80,000 Students

(Source: Turkish Education Ministry 2010)

The Cities in Turkey that IEFT Holds Fairs


IEFT visitor numbers in 2 days; 10,000

Population : 15,000,000
Number of Universities : 51
Number of Primary and High Schools : 2400

Istanbul has some of the finest institutions of higher education in Turkey, including almost 50 universities. Most of the reputable universities are public, but in recent years there has been an upsurge in the number of private universities, with more than twenty founded since 2006.

Istanbul University, founded as an Islamic school in 1453, is the oldest Turkish educational institution in the city, while Istanbul Technical University (founded in 1773) is the world's third-oldest university dedicated entirely for engineering sciences. These public universities are two of just eight across the city; other prominent state universities in Istanbul include Boğaziçi University, Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, and Marmara University.  Private universities have a very short history, going back to just the early 1990s, with the establishment of Sabancı University,  Koc University, Bilgi University, Kultur and  Kadir Has University. Today there are at least forty private universities in the city.

To see the full list of Universities in Istanbul please visit 

In 2010, there were about 4,500 schools, about half of which were primary; on average, each school had 650 students. In recent years, Istanbul's educational system has expanded substantially; from 2000 to 2009, the number of classrooms and teachers nearly doubled and the number of students increased by more than sixty percent.

There are round 1500 high schools in Istanbul. Some of them are very famous such as;

Galatasaray High School, Robert College, Uskudar American High School, Italian High School, Kadıkoy High School, Cagaloglu High School, Isık High School, Istek Vakfı High Schools, Ekrem Elginkan High School, Eyuboglu High Schools, Beyoglu High School, Besiktas Boys High School, German High School. 

To see the full list of Istanbul High Schools please visit; or 


IEFT Visitor numbers; 3,000 

Population : 4,500,000
Number of Universities : 12
Number of High Schools : 1000

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the country's second largest city after Istanbul. The city has a mean elevation of 938 metres (3,077 ft) and as of 2010 the metropolitan area in the entire Ankara Province had a population of 4.4 million.

Ankara is the centre of the state-owned and private Turkish defence and aerospace companies, where the industrial plants and headquarters of the Turkish Aerospace Industries, MKE, Aselsan, Havelsan, Roketsan, FNSS, Nurol, and numerous other firms are located. Exports to foreign countries from these defence and aerospace firms have steadily increased in the past decades. The IDEF in Ankara is one of the largest international expositions of the global arms industry. A number of the global automotive companies also have production facilities in Ankara, such as the German bus and truck manufacturer MAN SE. 

A large percentage of the employment in Ankara is provided by state institutions; such as the ministries, under secretariats, and other administrative bodies of the Turkish government. There are also many foreign citizens working as diplomats or clerks in the embassies of their respective countries.

Ankara is noted, within Turkey, for the multitude of universities it is home to. These include the following, several of them being among the most reputable in the country:
Ankara University
Atılım University
Başkent University
Bilkent University
Çankaya University
Gazi University
Hacettepe University
Middle East Technical University
TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Turgut Özal University
Ufuk University
Yıldırım Beyazıt University

To see full list of universities in and around Ankara please visit 

High Schools in Ankara

Bilkent High School, ODTU Vakfı High School, Buyuk Kolej, Arı High School, Cankaya High School, Yıldırım Beyazıt High School, Ataturk High School, Tevfik Fikret High School, Ankara Science High School. 
To see the full list please visit;   


IEFT Fairs visitors; 2500
Population:  3,800,000
Number of Universities : 7
Number of High Schools : 700

Izmir  is a large metropolis in the western extremity of Anatolia. The metropolitan area in the entire Izmir Province had a population of 3.95 million as of 2010,[2] making the city the third most populous in Turkey. There are very important cities that are very close to Izmir .Such as Manisa, Denizli, Aydin, Marmaris, Kusadası, Cesme and Bodrum. 


Presently İzmir area's economy is divided in value between various types of activity as follows: 30.5 % for industry, 22.9 % for trade and related services, 13.5 % for transportation and communication and 7.8 % for agriculture. In 2008, İzmir provided 10.5 % of all tax revenues collected by Turkey and its exports corresponded to 6 % and its imports 4 % of Turkey's foreign trade. The province as a whole is Turkey's third largest exporter after Istanbul and Bursa, and the fifth largest importer. 85–90 % of the region's exports and approximately one fifth of all Turkish exports are made through the Port of Alsancak with an annual container loading capacity of close to a million.


The following universities were established in İzmir:

Ege University – Founded in 1955, Ege University is İzmir's first university to start courses. It has around 50,000 students.  
Dokuz Eylül University – Founded in 1982 principally by the splitting off of a number of institutions from Ege University. It has around 50,000 students.
İzmir University of Economics – Founded as a private sector initiative in 2002 by the İzmir Chamber of Commerce, İzmir University of Economics is a specialized university with a campus in the metropolitan district of Balçova. It has around 5,500 students. 
Yaşar Üniversitesi (Yaşar University) –It’s a private foundation university with a  student number of 5000. 
University of İzmir – Founded in 2007 with a student number of 1,500
Katip Çelebi University - Founded in 2010.
Şifa University - Founded in 2010.

The following universities are located nearby city of İzmir:
İzmir Institute of Technology – Founded in 1992, 
University of Gediz – Founded in 2009, is located in the nearby district of Menemen.
There are Celal Bayar University in Manisa, Adnan Menderes University in Aydın, Mugla University and Pamukkale University in the region. 
To find out more about universities in Izmir or around please visit 

There are very good high schools in Izmir such as İzmir Science High School, Özel İzmir High School, Ozel Yamanlar Lisesi, Bornova Anadolu, Izmir 60. Yıl, Cigli Anadolu, Karsıyaka Atakent, Karsıyaka, Izmir Anadolu Lisesi. To see the full list of Izmir schools please visit

Adana and Mersin

IEFT organize fairs in Adana and around 1,500 students visit the fair.

Population : 2,006,000
Number of Universities : 4 
Number of High Schools : 86

Adana-Mersin metropolitan area lies in the core area of Çukurova and with a population of 3 million it is one of Turkey's major business and cultural centres. The metropolitan area stretches over 100 km from east to west and 25 km from north to south and includes the cities of Mersin, Tarsus, Adana and Ceyhan. 

The metropolitan area is polycentric in nature; Adana and Mersin being two hubs. Commuting to work is mostly one-way, towards Adana. Transportation of agricultural and industrial goods are mostly towards Mersin, which hosts the third largest seaport in Turkey.

Commuting to school is mostly towards Adana and Mersin, both home of a large state university. Tarsus attracts students in the metropolitan area with Tarsus American College, one of the most popular high schools of Turkey. Çağ University, midway from Tarsus to Adana, is a commuter university serving the students who reside in Adana, Tarsus and Mersin.

There are three state universities in Adana and Mersin.  There is also a foundation university very close to both cities

Çukurova University is a state university located on the east shores of Seyhan Reservoir in Adana. The university was founded in 1973 with the union of the colleges of Agriculture and Medicine. It has a beautiful campus overlooking the reservoir with many cultural, social and athletic facilities, currently holding 45,000 students.

Çağ University is a not-for-profit tuition-based university founded in 1997. The university is 20 km away from the city centre approximately midway to Tarsus. The University holds around 3,000 students, most of them commuting from Adana, Tarsus and Mersin.

Adana University for Science and Technology is a recently founded state university that is planned to have ten faculties, two institutions and a college. 

There are 282 public and 12 private primary schools which pupils attend from grade 1 to 8. From grade 9 to 11, pupils go to one of the 85 public and 26 private high schools. Notable high schools of the city that require examination to enter are the state owned Adana Fen, Adana Anadolu, and the private Gündoğdu and Bilfen. There are 6 public and 6 private schools for pupils with special needs. 9 Community Training Centres support adult residents to improve their skills.


Mersin is a large city and a busy port on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The metropolitan area in the entire Mersin Province had a population of 982,429 (city center) as of 2010, making it Turkey's sixth most populous city. 

Adjacent to the port is Mersin Free Zone established in 1986, the first free zone in Turkey, with warehouses, shops, assembly-disassembly, maintenance and engineering workshops, banking and insurance, packing-repacking, labelling and exhibition facilities. 

Mersin has highway connections to the north, east and west. Mersin is also connected to the southern railroad. Adana airport is 69 kilometres (43 mi).

Mersin University was founded in 1992 and started teaching in 1993–1994, with 11 faculties, 6 schools and 9 vocational schools.  It has around 20,000 students. 


IEFT Fairs visited around 1,000 students

Population : 1,800,000
Number of Universities : 2 
Number of High Schools : 70

Bursa is a city in northwest of Turkey and the seat of Bursa Province. The metropolitan area in the entire Bursa province had a population of 2.6 million as of 2010, making the city the fourth most populous in Turkey. The city is equally one of the most industrialized metropolitan centres in the country. The city is synonymous with Mount Uludağ which towers behind its core and which is also a famous ski resort.

Bursa is the centre of the Turkish automotive industry. Factories of motor vehicle producers like Fiat, Renault and Karsan, as well as automotive parts producers like Bosch, Mako, Valeo and Delphi have been active in the city for decades. The textile and food industries are equally strong, with Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola and other beverage brands, as well as fresh and canned food industries being present in the city's organized industrial zones. The top 10 industry corporations are in the Bursa province.

Bursa has two public universities and one private university. Uludağ University, founded in 1975, is the oldest institution of higher education in Bursa. Founded first as the Bursa University then renamed to Uludağ University in 1982, the university has a student body of 47,000, one of the largest in Turkey. Bursa Technical University is the second public university of Bursa and was established in 2010 and started education in the 2011–2012 academic year. The first private university of Bursa is Bursa Orhangazi University  which is going to start its first education in the 2012–2013 academic year.

There are 896 primary, secondary schools in Bursa area. The student number is over 500,000.


Population : 1,992,675
Number of Universities : 4 
Number of High Schools : 80

A unique combination of ancient mysticism and modernity, Konya is a holy place in the Muslim world as well as being a popular tourist destination. The Mevlana Museum is the ultimate highlight to Konya. The museum itself is located within a past tekke, a building from the Mevlevi dervish sect, which cannot be missed due to its recognisable turquoise coloured dome. Konya is a city where the mystery and devotion of the past meets the present day. A unique combination of mysticism and modernity, Konya is a destination which cannot be forgotten. Konya is a city in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. The metropolitan area in the entire Konya Province had a population of 1,036,027 as of 2010, making the city the seventh most populous in Turkey.

There are various elementary and secondary schools in the Konya municipality.

Selçuk University is carrying out educational activities at 22 faculties, 1 State Conservatory and Application Centres. Selçuk University has nearly 85,000 students and a population of approximately 3,900 academicians and administrative personnel. 

Konya University was founded in 2011 and opened its doors in 2012. It is separated from Selcuk University. 

Private Universities in Konya include Karatay University and Mevlana University.  Both universities have more than 3,000 students.  


IEFT visitor number; 700
Population : 1,719,751
Number of Universities : 1
Number of High Schools : 200

Antalya is a city on the Mediterranean coast of south western Turkey. It was the world's third most visited city by number of international arrivals, displacing New York, and had a population of 1,001,318 in 2010. Antalya is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the country's biggest international sea resort.

The economy of Antalya used to depend on a mixture of tourism, agriculture, and commerce, with some light industry. Agricultural production includes citrus fruits, cotton, cut flowers, olives, olive oil and bananas. Antalya Metropolitan Municipality’s covered wholesale food market complex meets 65% of the fresh fruit and vegetable demand of the province.

Akdeniz University is a state university located in Antalya.   Antalya International University is a private foundation university founded in 2011. 

Akdeniz University is a campus university in the Antalya Province of Turkey. It is the leading higher education and scientific research centre of the West Mediterranean region of Turkey.

In the 2010–2011 academic year 31,167 students attended the university: 13,200 pre-graduates, 16,278 bachelor degree students, and 1,305 post-graduates.


Population : 2.000.223 
Number of Universities : 3 
Number of High Schools : 36

Gaziantep, previously and still informally called Antep is a city in southeast Turkey and amongst the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The city is located 185 kilometres (115 miles) northeast of Adana and 127 kilometres by road north of Aleppo, Syria. The metropolitan area in the entire Gaziantep Province had a population of 1.3 million as of 2010, making it the sixth most populous city in Turkey. The city is an economic centre for South eastern and Eastern Turkey. The number of large industrial businesses established in Gaziantep comprise four percent of Turkish industry in general, while small industries comprise six percent. Also, Gaziantep has the largest organized industrial area in Turkey and holds first position in exports and imports.Gaziantep is one of the leading producers of machined carpets in the world. It exported approximately $700 million USD of machine-made carpets in 2006. There are over 100 carpet facilities in the Gaziantep Organized Industrial Zone.

Gaziantep Anatolian High School (founded in 1976) is a public school focusing on English language education.

Gaziantep Science High School is a public boarding high school in Gaziantep, Turkey with a curriculum concentrating on natural sciences and mathematics, and with teaching in Turkish.

The main campus of Gaziantep University is located 10 kilometres away from the city centre. The institution acquired state university status in 1987, but had already offered higher education since 1973 as an extension campus of the Middle East Technical University.

The Zirve University is a private university established in 2009 .  The newly founded Gazikent University started education in 2012. 


Population : 775,427
Number of Universities : 2
Number of High Schools : 90
Eskişehir is a city in north western Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. According to the 2009 census, the population of the city is 631,905 Modern-day Eskişehir is one of Turkey's foremost industrial cities. Traditionally dependent on flour milling and brickyards, the city expanded with the building of railway workshops in 1894 for work on the Berlin-Baghdad Railway.

Eskişehir was also the site of Turkey's first aviation industry (Aeronautical Supply Maintenance Centre) and its air base was the command centre of Turkey's first Tactical Air Force headquarters on NATO's southern flank during the Cold War.

Eskişehir boasts many modern industries: production of trucks, home appliances, railway locomotives, fighter aircraft engines, agricultural equipment, textiles, brick, cement, chemicals, processed meerschaum and refined sugar.

Eti, one of Turkey's largest food brands (mostly producing biscuit, chocolate and candy varieties) is based in Eskişehir.

Arçelik, a major Turkish home appliances and consumer electronics manufacturer, has one of its production plants in Eskişehir.

There are two universities in Eskişehir. These are the Anadolu University and Eskişehir Osmangazi University.  Anadolu University has around 25,000 students, Osmangazi University has around 15,000 students. 

Northern Cyprus

IEFT organise fairs in Lefkosa and visited by around 500 students. 

Population : 260,000
Number of Universities : 6
Number of High Schools : 30
The important towns; Lefkosa, Girne, Magusa, Guzelyurt

The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti), commonly called Northern Cyprus, is a self-declared state that comprises the north eastern part of the island of Cyprus. 

The education system in Northern Cyprus consists of pre-school education, primary education, secondary education and higher education. Five years of primary education is mandatory.

There are around 50,000 university students in six universities in Northern Cyprus: Near East University, Girne American University, Middle East Technical University, European University of Lefke, Cyprus International University, Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU), all, except METU, have been established since 1974. EMU is an internationally recognised institution of higher learning with more than 1000 faculty members from 35 countries. There are 15,000 students in EMU representing 68 nationalities. The 6 universities have been approved by the Higher Education Council of Turkey. Eastern Mediterranean University and Near East University are full individual members of the European University Association. EMU is full member of Community of Mediterranean Universities, Federation Universities of Islamic World, International Association of Universities and International Council of Graphic Design Associations. Three universities (Istanbul Technical University, Cukurova University, Gazi University) opened campuses in Northern Cyprus in 2010. Girne American University, in the northern coastal city of Girne, opened a campus in Canterbury, United Kingdom in 2009, and was accredited by the British Accreditation Council in 2010

The economy of Northern Cyprus is dominated by the service sector (69% of GDP in 2007) which includes the public sector, trade, tourism and education. The revenues gained by the education sector was USD 400 million in 2011. Industry (light manufacturing) contributes 22% of GDP and agriculture 9%

Universities ;

Eastern Mediterrenean  University

The Eastern Mediterranean University (Turkish: Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi), located in Northern Cyprus, was established in 1979 as a higher-education institution of technology for Turkish Cypriots. In 1986, it was converted to a state-trust-run university. The campus is located 10 km from the city of Famagusta.  The university has 50 departments (7 Faculties and 3 Schools) offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as a research infrastructure. The medium of instruction is entirely in English. However, English Preparatory School is available for students who need to improve their English. 

Near Eastern University

Near East University (NEU; in Turkish: Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi, commonly referred to as YDÜ) is a private university where over 17 thousand students from Cyprus and 55 overseas countries carry out undergraduate and postgraduate studies. It was founded in the Turkish-Cypriot side of Nicosia in 1988. The medium of instruction at the Near East University is English in most departments.

Girne American University

Girne American University (Turkish: Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi) is located in Kyrenia, a city in the northern area of Cyprus. The university was founded in 1985 as an independent, non-profit institution of American-style higher education. Today, GAU is an international university with campuses in Cyprus, Singapore, the UK and the US.

European University of Lefke

European University of Lefke is an institution of higher learning, located in the Northern Cyprus Nicosia District town of Lefka, overlooking Morphou Bay. Founded in 1989 by Cyprus Science Foundation, the university opened in 1990 as a member of the Balkan Universities Network, and offers 5 faculties, 5 vocational programs, 28 undergraduate programs and 11 graduate programs, which are approved by Turkey's Council of Higher Education (YÖK). The university campus is 45 minutes from the capital Nicosia, 60 minutes from Ercan Airport and the city of Kyrenia and 80 minutes from the city of Famagusta. 

Cyprus International UniversityCyprus International University was established in 1997 following a meticulous five year preparation programme. It was established as a result of rising interest in higher educational institutions, teaching in English, and after the increased need for universities which conduct education in foreign languages in Cyprus and other countries in region.

Middle East Technical University Cyprus Campus

The new METU Northern Cyprus Campus, about 50 km west of Lefkoşa (Nicosia) on the island of Cyprus, admitted its first students during the academic year 2002 - 2003, but the doors were officially opened in Cyprus in September 2005.