In Turkey, the primary languages of instruction across most higher education institutions are Turkish and English, with a select few offering programs in German or French. Additionally, universities that primarily teach in Turkish often provide courses in other languages. Students enrolled in programs taught in Turkish are expected to acquire proficiency in the language.

Turkey presents a unique opportunity for international students, especially those studying in English, who are interested in learning Turkish, one of the world's most widely spoken languages. For those eager to immerse themselves further into the Turkish culture by learning the language, several options are available:

- The Turkish Language Teaching and Research Center (DİLMER) available at many universities,

- The Yunus Emre Institute and Turkish Cultural Centers,

- Various Turkish Language Courses.

For those looking to begin or continue their Turkish language education, courses are offered at different proficiency levels:

- Beginner,

- Intermediate,

- Advanced.

Each course, irrespective of the proficiency level, awards 5 ECTS credits. It's important to note that students wishing to enroll in an intermediate or advanced level course must first pass a placement test. Additionally, students are limited to enrolling in one-course level per semester.

For further information on language proficiency levels and their equivalence, students are encouraged to consult the Table of Equivalence published by ÖSYM. Detailed insights into language proficiency requirements can be accessed by clicking on the provided links and images.

You can find more detailed information about learning Turkish on our DİLMER Application and Research Center's website.