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QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 89th

Turkey’s capital and second-largest city, Ankara is located in the north-western part of the country, and although it may seem like a bustling concrete jungle on first glance, a closer look will reveal that the city has much to offer international students.

Known as Ancyra and Angora in antiquity, Ankara has a history dating back to the Bronze Age, and archaeological sites from various periods of its history are still present in the city – from the Roman and later Byzantine Ankara Castle that overlooks the city and offers stunning views, to the remains of ancient Roman baths, and the Temple of Augustus and Rome.

Probably the most popular landmark in Ankara is the Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, which is particularly striking to visit on a national holiday such as Republic Day, when it lights up with celebrations. Ankara is also home to a number of interesting museums, attractive parks and open spaces, mosques, historic inns, bars, clubs and concert venues.

The city has a large population of students, and the government is a major employer. Many students will be pleased to hear that it’s a fairly affordable study destination, with reasonable living costs and tuition fees. You can find programs taught in English or Turkish, although international students may need to pay more to study in English.

Internationally ranked universities in Ankara

More about Ankara

Number of universities ranked by QS

4

Highest-ranked institution

Bilkent University (ranked 501-510)

Population

4,750,000

Average international fees (at ranked unis)

US$3,800

Desirability rank

117th

Employer Activity rank

79th

Affordability rank

39th

Student View rank

70th

To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

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Written by Sabrina Collier
The former Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina wrote and edited articles to guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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How much the admission of medicine in Ankara uni

I want to study computer science in turkey which is the best

Hi Sulaiman, here's a link to our latest rankings by subject for computer science - the results can be narrowed down to show only Turkish universities. Hope this helps.

I love to study medicine in ankara

Hi Rustam, our guide on studying in Turkey can help to get you started, and you can view the top universities for medicine here, which includes two universities in Ankara.