Anadolu University

Eskişehir, Turkey

The exchange agreement

With the exchange agreement between Anadolu University and the University of Lethbridge signed in July of 2006, this is one of our newest partners.

Semester dates

Fall semester
Late-September – late-January
Orientation: mid-September
Suggested arrival: mid-September
Spring semester
Mid-February – late-June
Orientation: early-February
Suggested arrival: early-February

The country

The Republic of Turkey borders eight counties in addition to bordering the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean Sea and Sea of Marmara to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Characterized by seven geographical regions, there are significant climatic differences.

Of its population of 73,193,000, 99% are Muslim with the remaining being Orthodox Christians, Jews, Catholics, and Protestants. Since it has been the home for various civilizations throughout history — such as Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, Persians, and Lydians — traces of these civilizations can been seen throughout Turkey. The population in Turkey is relatively young with 70% of the population below the age of 35.

The cultural fabric of Turkey is made up of rich diverse cultures rooted deeply in history. Turkey is known for its friendly atmosphere, excellent cuisine, and dotted skyline of mosques and castles. Although Istanbul is the most world renowned and largest city in Turkey, Ankara is the capital city. The currency used in Turkey underwent a recent name change and is now referred to as the New Turkish Lira. Turkish is the official language and written in the Latin alphabet.

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The city

Eskişehir has a population of 482,793 and is located on the Porsuk River overlooking the Phrygian valley where hot springs can be found. Eskisehir is also known as a student city because students attending 2 universities make up a tenth of the city’s population.

With over 7,000 years of history, the city reflects the numerous civilizations that molded the cultural mosaic represented today. Eskişehir in Turkish means “old city”, although the city has become one of Turkey’s foremost industrial cities with aircraft, railway and agricultural equipment as some examples of its leading industries.

The climate in Eskişehir is moderate with winter temperatures averaging -2°C and summer temperatures averaging 20°C. The largest climactic change is between the day and night with temperatures ranging from 29°C and 12°C.

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The university

Anadolu University

Anadolu University was founded in 6 November 1958 and is recognized as one of the largest innovative universities in the world. More than 1600 academic staff are experienced in national and international areas and educate an approximate student population of 5000. The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Anadolu University, formerly known as Eskisehir Academy of Economics and Commercial Sciences, was founded in 1958 and became part of the newly established Anadolu University in 1981.

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences building and classes are located next to the university housing located at the east end of campus. For a view of the campus please visit


Anadolu University offers courses in Turkish, English, French, German, Russian and Italian. Although official registration for courses takes place upon arrival, we suggest students review detailed descriptions of the courses offered by the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences beforehand. A normal course load for Anadolu University students is 30 ECTS per semester. In addition to offering courses in English, students are able to take language courses in French, German, Russian and Italian. Students are advised to register in the following courses:

  • Turkish language course
  • Cultural Heritage of Turkey
  • Cultural Diversity and Communication

As the European university academic structure varies greatly from the North American system, courses completed at a European exchange partner will not be transferred back to the U of L on a course-for-course basis. Rather, students will be required to successfully complete a certain number of ECTS (European Transfer Credit System) credits, in order to earn sufficient credit for U of L credit equivalency.


The Office for International Affairs assists students in attaining accommodations. It is extremely difficult to find a furnished flat in Eskişehir; therefore, the best option for students is to share a house with Turkish students or family. The cost is between € 150–250 per person including all expenses. Should students wish to find accommodations or rent a house on their own, they can make arrangements during welcome week while staying in the Anadolu Unviersity's guesthouse for 5 days, free of charge.


Students are advised to go to Eskişehir via Ankara-Esenboğa Airport. After landing, you can travel to Eskişehir by either bus or train. It is three hours by bus and four hours by train. The recommended route is by bus with service every hour.

From the Esenboğa Airport take a HAVAŞ Minibus to the bus station (AŞTĪ). From AŞTĪ (bus station) take either of the following Intercity Bus Companies to Eskişehir:

  • Kamil Koç Turizm: +90 312 224 17 00
  • METRO Turizm: +90 312 224 00 12
  • Ceylan Turizm: +90 312 224 02 49 (1263)
  • ANKA Turizm: +90 312 224 00 55

For those wishing to travel by train please visit, for more details.

Visa requirements

Students studying in Turkey for more than 90 days are required to attain an education visa prior to entry from the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa. This visa allows students one entry and is valid up to one year.

Within 30 days of arrival in Turkey students are require to apply for a residence permit. Upon receipt of the residence permit students can enter Turkey multiple times and is valid the length of stay. The Erasmus Office staff will help you during the entire procedure.

The visa application process may have changed since this page was updated. Please email International Programs ( for more information.

For further details contact the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa at:

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Ottawa
197 Wurtemburg St
Ottawa ON  K1N 8L9
Canada Tel: 1 (613) 789-4044
Fax: 1 (613) 789-3442

Office hours: Monday–Friday, 15:00–17:00


Based on information provided by Anadolu University, the costs for the exchange are approximately as follows:

  • Housing: €150 – 200
  • Textbooks:
  • Food: €100 – 150
  • Transportation: €30/month for city transit pass
  • Visa: C$75

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