As the oldest university of the Turkish Republic, the history and mission of Ankara University has greatly coincided with that of the young state founded by Atatürk. The establishment of the Turkish Republic was much more than just a change in government; it was also a great social transformation based on modern science, contemporary democratic values and institutions.
Ankara University provides education through associate (two-year) degree programs, and undergraduate (bachelor degree) programs through its 15faculties, 2vocational schools,9colleges and a state conservatory. Graduate level education is provided by its13graduate schools.
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International Students Office provides consultancy to all international students from application process to graduation. Office is responsible from all international students from undergraduate to PhD levels including exchange students.
Ankara University Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports helps you on accommodation and dormitories.
There are currently approximately 556,000 books present in the libraries of the faculties and vocational schools of the University. There are also 4750 periodicals, 17,000 volumes of handwritten texts, over 30,000 thesis and dissertations available for the use of students.
Benefiting from information technologies at the highest possible level is one of Ankara University’s principles. Consequently, there are about 50 Internet servers and more than 8,000 PCs in use at the vocational schools, together with 16 student computer laboratories.
If you have a valid health insurance in Turkey, you can use all public hospitals and university hospitals.
Also you can use private hospitals according to your insurance coverage rate. If you do not have a valid health insurance you can use only private hospitals by fee paying.
Ankara University offers very active campus life for international students on it’s five big campuses located various districts of Ankara.
Sports Facilities for students in Ankara University are planned, managed, and organised by Directorate of Health, Culture and Sports.
There are 5 covered Gymnasium and 1 Olympic swimming pool in Ankara University.
In addition, there are open football fields, volleyball courts, basketball fields and tennis courts in each faculty. Ankara University Traditional Sports Festival is organised every year with joining of about 2000 students.
There are about 40 associations on campus. They cater for a wide variety of interests such as music/choirs, art, sports, academic topics etc.
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