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Universities in Turkey

Higher Education in Turkey

2021 Ranking of Turkey Universities

What are Turkey’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist attempts to address this issue by releasing the Turkish University Ranking for 2021, which includes 175 Turkish higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist selection criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Turkish higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

175 universities in Turkey are included in the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

The Republic of Turkey is split into 81 provinces (Turkish: il) and 973 districts (Turkish: ilçe). The overwhelming majority of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are found in Istanbul’s province, which includes the city’s largest city. Both provinces with at least two Turkish higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist placement criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist sub-rankings or league tables.


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