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Turkey (Türkiye): Global Perspectives in Higher Education

Graduate Study Abroad

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The Republic of Türkiye is a modern nation created in 1923 amid the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. It is located at the nexus of Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is a powerful presence in the global economic and political culture. The last 100 years have seen a unique and evolving blend of secular advances and Islamic traditions. Our study trip explores Türkiye's robust higher education system which we explore through visits to seven universities in Istanbul, Ankara and the southern region of Cappadocia as well as the national ministry of higher education. Meeting with policy scholars, university leaders, students and faculty, we will explore issues of curriculum, relationship to labor markets, student socio-economic status and issues of diversity and equity. We will also take time to visit several World Heritage sites.

Teboho Moja

Professor of Higher Education; Department Chair: Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Ann Marcus

Professor of Higher Education; Director of The Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy


Istanbul, Ankara, and Cappadocia, Türkiye

Program Dates:

January 10-20, 2023

Required class meetings: Nov. 4, Dec. 15, and Feb. 17, all 5:00 - 6:30 pm EST

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Related Areas of Study:

  • Higher Education
  • International Education
  • Sociology of Education
  • Education and Social Policy
  • Public Administration

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students are required to self-register for the listed course per the NYU Academic Calendar for January 2023:

  • HPSE-GE 2154 Section 095 (Class# 1291) Global Perspectives in Higher Education (Türkiye) (3 credits)

This course is offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology.

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.


Teboho Moja, Clinical Professor of Higher Education; Department Chair, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology.

Ann Marcus, Professor of Higher Education; Director of the Steinhardt Institute of Higher Education Policy, Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.


  • Steinhardt Overseas Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $6,060
  • Graduate Overseas Registration and Services Fees - $0 (these standard NYU fees are not charged for January term courses)
  • Housing & Activity Fee - $1,500
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,560

Courses offered by the Office of Global Affairs will have the additional "Overseas" disclaimer in the tuition, registration, and services fees posted on your bursar bill. However, these fees align with NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Study Tuition and Fees for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for the January 2023 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for the purchase of transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are also responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: Kayak, Google Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online Cost of Living tools on websites such as Numbeo, Expatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about graduate study abroad scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Global Affairs will inform participants about pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. COVID-19 vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving in Türkiye typically depart New York a day in advance. All participants are strongly encouraged to purchase refundable flights. Domestic travel within Türkiye is booked by Global Affairs on behalf of all participants, and this cost is included in the course activity fee.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens who wish to visit Türkiye for up to 90 days within a 6-month period may obtain an e-visa for Türkiye. All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at

Helpful links:  US State Department,  Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide: Istanbul, Ankara, Cappadocia.

Weather: In January, temperatures in Istanbul, Ankara, and Cappadocia are usually in the 30°s and 40°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Türkiye.

Pre-Departure Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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