World Bulletin / News Desk
The Higher Education Board (YÖK) has increased student quotas for universities by about 20 percent.
YÖK supervises and regulates Turkey’s institutions of higher education and also decides upon the number of students a given department at a university should admit every year.
The board released a guide which contains the quotas for each university for the 2012-2013 academic year on its official website on Monday. The guide will be available until July 12. YÖK has determined an approximate 20 percent increase in the student admission for the new academic year. The total student quota was 776,714 in Turkish universities in 2011, but has increased to 937,676 for 2012.
The student quota was 671,064 for state universities, whereas this quota has been increased by 22 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year. The number of students admitted to private universities, which was 84,049 for the 2011-2012 academic year, has been increased by 13 percent by YÖK for 2012-2013.
However, student quotas for Turkish universities abroad have decreased. The quota for universities in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC), which was 19,252 in the 2011-2012 academic year, has been decreased by 3.2 percent for 2012-2013. The student quota for Turkish universities in various foreign countries, which was 2,349 in 2011-2012, has decreased by 18.3 percent.
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