The fair welcomes nearly 20,000 Turkish students to each of the semi-annual fairs. Throughout the past 10 years, the International Education Fair of Turkey has grown to become the largest education exhibition in both Turkey and the Middle-East, with universities from more than 30 countries attending every year.
The Fair focuses solely on the Turkish Market, and therefore has built a reputation with students throughout the country through strong marketing and promotion of the exhibitions, and excellent relationships with local high schools, universities, language schools and Turkish agents. The previous Fall event welcomed over 300 exhibitors representing over 150 institutions from 27 different countries to the events in Bursa, Ankara, Izmir, and Istanbul.
Turkey is a quickly-developing country, with the youngest population ratio in Europe. The country is working towards being in the top 15 economies of the World by 2020; so now, more than ever, there is a large market for a skilled, educated, globally-minded current and future workforce.
The demand for studying abroad is not only from secondary school students and graduates, but also from 2.5 million university students. The majority of Turkish university students know the role and importance of study abroad in getting a better job in a competitive business world. There are approximately 3.5 million students studying at Turkish universities which also includes Open University students. Around 2 million of them are studying on a 4 year course.
There are around 350,000 university students in Istanbul at around 50 universities. Over 200, 000 students at around 20 universities in Ankara. Izmir has 9 universities and 110,000 university students.
Fair students are from very respected universities and high schools of Turkey. The international education fairs in Turkey are also visited by a number of young and experienced professionals looking for education opportunities abroad. The Fair has a professional and hands-on approach to meeting the needs of our participating institutions, and also to bringing the highest quality Turkish students to its fairs. The Fair is committed to making the recruitment process both successful and enjoyable for both participants and students.
Students attending the exhibition are looking for education all over the world. While the UK and the USA continue to dominate student interest, they are looking more and more towards programs in Canada, Europe and Asia.
We give participating institutions complete support before, during and after the fairs, including: