Meeting of Advisory Board for Higher Education Programs Takes Place at
March 31, 2021 / Ankara
The Advisory Board for Higher Education Programs
, which was established to conduct the needs analysis for the planning of
quotas in higher education programs in our country, had its eighth meeting
CoHE President Prof. M. A. Yekta Saraç chaired the meeting. The senior
officials from the Council of Higher Education, Ministry of National
Education, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry and Technology,
Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Strategy and Budget Office of the
Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Social Security Institution, and
Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey attended the meeting.
Firstly, the status of the occupancy rates for 2020 quotas was evaluated at
The following decisions were taken after the participants discussed the
The practices of last year regarding teaching programs
will continue to be carried out and the number of quotas will not be
The quotas will be determined for law schools
according to universities by taking into consideration the unused
quotas of the relevant universities.
The total number of quotas will be decreased for engineering fields by considering the prominent areas
and country needs in determining the quotas.
The total number of quotas for the fields of health,
including the newly-established faculties and programs, will continue
to be determined and the number of quotas will be gradually reduced for
Standards for starting and continuing education in
associate degree programs such as First and Emergency Aid
will be developed by taking the opinions of stakeholders.
The number of quotas for the
evening education of associate degree programs in health
will be gradually reduced by limiting their quotas, especially in
Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir, and evening education for associate degree
programs in health will not be opened in foundation higher education
The decision to not open new health programs in TRNC
due to limited fields of application will continue to be implemented.