Universities offer special options for quake-hit students

Türkiye’s Council of Higher Education (YÖK) has arranged for students studying at universities in Adiyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaras and Malatya, who were affected by the Kahramanmara-centered earthquakes on 6 February, to study in programmes at other state universities equivalent to those they were registered in and have the same instruction language, upon their request, reports the Daily Sabah and AA.

At the Higher Education Executive Board meeting on 5 September, the board discussed the earthquake’s impact. Taking into account factors such as the current physical conditions of the universities in Adiyaman, Hatay, Kahramanmaras and Malatya and the housing opportunities in the cities, for the 2023-24 academic year, university boards will decide which programmes and classes will be taught face to face or online in associate and undergraduate programmes within faculties and colleges.

In addition, students who want to receive education as private students will apply to the state universities, considering the start date of the 2023-24 academic year. Upon request, the right to freeze registration for one year will also be given, without being counted against the student’s academic career.
Full report on the Daily Sabah site