Cost of Studying Medicine (MD/MBBS) in Turkey

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Tuition fees and living expenses for Medical Programs in Turkey

The medical universities of Turkey are among some of the finest medical institutes in the world with many ranking in the top 1000 global rankings. More than 45000 students are currently pursuing medical programs. 

The MBBS/MD in Turkey is of 6 years and the annual tuition ranges from 245 USD  – 32,000 USD or 899 – 117,533 AED. Turkish universities provide a wide range of courses in the field of medicine such as Pharmacy and Dentistry.

Turkey has both public and private universities which provide MD/MBBS programs in English and the acceptance rate ranges from 22% to 70%.

Tuition fees of MBBS (M.D) in Turkey for International Students

University name  Tuition (annually) USD  Tuition (annually) AED 
Hacettepe University  245 USD  899 AED 
Medipol Ankara University  32,000 USD  117,533 AED
Istanbul University of Cerephessa  20,71 USD  7606 AED
Gazi University  2,575 USD  9457 AED
Istanbul Aydin University 17,500 USD  64276 AED
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) 20,161 USD  74,049 AED

Tuition fees of Dentistry in Turkey for International Students

University name  Tuition (annually) USD  Tuition (annually) AED 
Hacettepe University  226 USD  830 AED
Medipol Ankara University  25,000 USD 91,823 AED
Istanbul University of Cerephessa  1,898 USD  6,971 AED
Gazi University  462 USD 1,696 AED
Istanbul Aydin University 15,000 USD  55,093 AED
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) 18,250 USD 66,920 AED

Tuition fees of Pharmacy in Turkey for International Student

University name  Tuition (annually) USD  Tuition (annually) AED 
Hacettepe University  226 USD  830 AED
Medipol Ankara University  12,000 USD 44,075 AED
Gazi University  462 USD  1,696 AED
Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) 16,076 USD  59,045 AED

Tuition fees structure for Medical Universities in Turkey

Hacettepe University

On February 2, 1954, the Chair of Child Health was established as part of Ankara University’s Faculty of Medicine. 13 faculties, 9 schools, 1 conservatory, 13 institutes, and 35 research and application centers makeup Hacettepe University.

As one of the country’s top universities, Hacettepe University continues to contribute to societal progress and universal ideals in the realms of science, technology, and art.

General Medicine tuition

Tuition for 1st to 3rd year  735 USD  2,699 AED
Tuition for 4th to 6th year  735 USD  2,699 AED
Total tuition 1470 USD   5,399 AED

Ankara University

The Ankara University was the Turkish Republic’s first higher education institution, established in 1946 in the Turkish city of Ankara. Ankara University, a public institution, now has almost 70,000 students enrolled in its 17 faculties. The university provides English-taught undergraduate and graduate degrees.

General Medicine tuition

Tuition for 1st to 3rd year  96,000 USD  352,600 AED
Tuition for 4th to 6th year  96,000 USD  352,600 AED
Total tuition 192,000 USD  705,200 AED

Istanbul University of Cerephessa 

Istanbul Institution, Cerrahpaşa (IU, Cerrahpaşa) is an Istanbul-based public university. On May 18, 2018, Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa was established in Istanbul.  It is named after Cerrah Mehmed Pasha, who named the Cerrahpaşa neighborhood in Istanbul’s Fatih district. There are nine faculties, six institutes, one college, five vocational schools, and ten research centers in the university. 

The university’s rectorate, which has eight campuses, is located in Avcilar. Furthermore, the university offers instruction in both Turkish and English.

General Medicine tuition

Tuition for 1st to 3rd year  6,213 USD  22,819 AED
Tuition for 4th to 6th year  6,213 USD  22,819 AED
Total tuition 12,426 USD   45,639 AED

Gazi University

The Gazi University is a Turkish public university with its main campus in Ankara. Gazi Teacher Training Institute was founded in 1926 by Kemal Atatürk.

 As part of the act that established the Board of Higher Education, it was reorganized in 1982 by merging with the Bolu Academy of Engineering and Architecture, the Ankara Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, the Ankara College of Technical Careers, the Ankara Girls’ College of Technical Careers, and the Ankara State Academy of Engineering and Architecture to form a large metropolitan university.

General Medicine tuition

Tuition for 1st to 3rd year  7,725 USD 28,373 AED
Tuition for 4th to 6th year  7,725 USD  28,373 AED
Total tuition 15,450 USD  56,746 AED

Istanbul Aydin University

Istanbul Aydin University, which is 11 years old and growing, has already achieved several milestones, such as providing free career counseling to current and graduate students to help them find their dream job. In addition to theoretical instruction, the curriculum teaches the value of practical training.

General Medicine tuition

Tuition for 1st to 3rd year  52,500 USD  192828 AED
Tuition for 4th to 6th year  52,500 USD  192828 AED
Total tuition 105,000 USD  385,656 AED

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU)

The Eastern Mediterranean Institution, a governmental university founded in 1979 in Northern Cyprus, offers primarily English-language programs that are fully recognized by the Turkish Council of Higher Education on a 2,200-acre campus. With over 16,498 students from 109 countries and distinguished faculty members from 34 countries, the University has developed a multicultural environment.

General Medicine tuition

Tuition for 1st to 3rd year  60,483 USD 222,149 AED
Tuition for 4th to 6th year  60,483 USD 222,149 AED
Total tuition 120,966 USD 444,298 AED

Cost of living in major Turkish cities

The monthly cost of living Ankara

Rent & Utilities  222 USD or 815 AED
Food  172 USD or 631 AED
Transportation  76 USD or 219 AED
Leisure  60 USD or 220 AED 
Total  530 USD or 1946 AED 

The monthly cost of living in Istanbul

Rent & Utilities  270 USD or 991 AED 
Food  191 USD or 701 AED
Transportation  92 USD or 337 AED
Leisure  65 USD or 238 AED
Total  618 USD or 2260 AED 

The monthly cost of living in Famagusta

Rent & Utilities  590 USD or 2167 AED 
Food  288 USD or 1057 AED 
Transportation  52 USD or 190 AED
Leisure  85 USD or 312 AED 
Total  1051 USD or 3860 AED 

There are many reasons to pick Turkey as your medical study abroad destination, but the primary factor would be the inexpensive tuition fees for MD/MBBS and related programs.

The cost of living in Turkey is quite low too. As a matter of fact, the cost of living in Ireland is twice as expensive. And the cost of transportation is inexpensive, making it easy to travel throughout Europe.

Frequently Asked Questions

The average salary of a doctor in Turkey ranges from 10,000 TRY to 14,765 TRY. That roughly translates from 670 USD to 950 USD per month.

Education in Turkey is generally not free unless your fees have been fully covered by scholarships. The tuition fees and living costs are affordable compared to other universities abroad. Pursuing education from a public university in Turkey is cheaper than studying in a private university.

The application fees of YOS examination are dependent on your area/center of examination. The application fee could be 11 USD, 19 USD, or 60 USD based on the exam center.