International Students


TAFE TR is independent Institution that delivers Australian Government TAFE NSW’s courses in Turkey that TAFE NSW is Australia’s leading provider of vocational education and training with more than 500,000 enrolments each year.

Whether you’re an individual looking for your first job, a promotion, a career change or a pathway to a degree or you’re an employer seeking training solutions for your workforce, TAFE can deliver a range of courses and services to suit your needs.

TAFE TR courses are internationally recognised. International Student visa holders can choose from number of Diploma Level Courses. Popular course areas include:

  • School of English Courses
  • School of Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • School of Information and Communication Technology
  • School of Business
  • School of Health and Community Services
  • School of Creative Industries

International students looking for quality education in a safe, supportive environment choose to study with TAFE TR. Diploma-to-degree courses also provide a fast-track pathway to any Australian Universities.  All courses are government-endorsed, practical and industry-based so students are ‘job ready’ when they complete their studies.

Tuition fees range from A$10,060 for two semesters (a year) to A$36,690 for three year diplomas.

To apply, or for course information, see the TAFE TR – International Students Application form.

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What does “TAFE TR” and ‘TAFE NSW‘ mean?

TAFE TR means ‘Technical and Further Education’ Institutes in Turkey, which deliver exactly same courses delivered in Australia and give the same Australian Government Certificate in Turkey.

TAFE NSW means TAFE NSW ‘Technical and Further Education’ Institutes in New South Wales, a state of Australia

TAFE NSW is part of the Higher Education system in Australia.

  • Largest education and training provider in the southern hemisphere
  • 500,000 students every year
  • More than 1,200 work-related training courses and intensive English programs
  • 130 campuses throughout Sydney and other cities and towns in NSW
  • 300 approved and accredited courses for international students

Why study at a TAFE TR/TAFE NSW Institute?

download (27)TAFE NSW Government-owned, government-operated and government-accredited. All TAFE Institutes are, therefore, secure, stable, professionally managed and internationally recognised
Safe and friendly multicultural environment where you can study and make new friends
High Quality Education

  • Practical, work-related skills
  • Excellent job training
  • Courses developed by industry experts
  • State-of-the-art campus facilities
  • Simulated work environments
  • Latest technologies
  • Extensive support network
  • Pathway to University

TAFE TR Diploma-to-Degree (D2D) programs guarantee successful students entry to Degree programs with advanced standing at leading Australian universities.


Entry Requirements

Make sure that you meet the academic and English Language entry requirements for your course.

English Language Requirements

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses require:

• IELTS (Academic) 5.5

• TAFE TR English Preparation Year (EFS)

Please note:

TAFE TR only accepts academic IELTS test scores.

Academic Requirements

• Most courses require Australian Year 12 or equivalent

Check the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of the individual course information page to confirm specific requirements.

Please note:

Entry to some courses has a prerequisite (for example, completion of a prior course).

Check the details listed under “Entry Requirements” on the course information pages for specific requirements.

For acceptable equivalents of Australian Year 12 qualifications, download the International Qualifications table.


Turkey: A Great Place to Live

Turkish people are very friendly and are hospitable. Students will find many attractions outside the classroom to keep them busy while in Turkey. The country is surrounded by seas on three sides, and many beautiful beaches line the coasts. The beaches of the central Mediterranean coast are particularly popular. Students may choose to go on side-trips to take in the ancient country and its sights. International students will be captivated by the charms of this fascinating land of so many glorious civilizations, from prehistory to the present.

Turkey is an bridge between Europe and Asia in both a literal and a metaphorical sense, having played a powerful role in intercultural exchange from antiquity, to the glory days of the Ottoman Empire, to the present day. A land at the convergence of many cultures, decorated with impressive historical ruins and monuments of the ages, Turkey has both a firm tradition of secularism and a lasting Muslim influence. Turkey is a key player in relations between Europe and the Middle East, and its bid to join the European Union has brought it to the center of international debate at this pivotal point in the country’s history.

Is it safe to live in Turkey?

Students who come to study in Turkey will find Turkish people are friendly and helpful towards visitors. It is a safe country; students can travel safely within most parts of Turkey. Though travel is safe, some common sense precautions should be taken.

Hitchhiking is not usualy recommended. Students should not carry large sums of money and should keep passports in a safe place in case their handbags might be carried away by little petty smuggers. Students are required to get a residence permit that should be carried at all times. You are advised not to travel alone in rural areas or at night. It is always advisable, even if traveling in groups, to inquire about the safety of the areas you want to visit.

Ankara is a particularly one of the safe city with almost no violent crime and very little petty crime. Students, both women and men, can travel most large cities in Turkey both day and night but should know, that as in all big cities, certain districts are not safe at night particularly for women. There is an active nightlife in Ankara suited for university students. However, students go to such places in groups or couples, not alone. Students, particularly women, are advised not to stay out late at night alone. If using taxis late at night, it is advisable to use a taxi from one of the many Taxi Stands rather than flagging a passing taxi in the street.

Women may experience some harassment on the streets in certain districts of the city and in smaller towns. Men may make comments or follow on the street. Touching almost never occurs. Turkish young women handle this issue by dressing up or inconspicuously, never make eye contact and walking purposively. Throughout Turkey both foreign men and women will be approached by people of all ages who will want to talk in English. Children particularly will follow with their repertoire of English questions. Such approaches can become irritating and can be handled by ignoring.


Traffic and driving in Turkey?

The main safety concern in Turkey is traffic. Turkey has a high rate of deaths through traffic accidents. Students must take more precautions in crossing streets and care is necessary even when pedestrians have the right-of-way. Students must learn to take great care in crossing streets even when pedestrians have the right-of-way. Cars do not stop for pedestrians even at Pedestrian Crossings. Driving under the influence of alcohol is common although police are making more efforts at control.

Students do not need to, indeed should not, accept a ride from a friend who has been drinking.
Students are advised not to drive in Turkey.

Transportation within cities is adequate and inexpensive. Inter-city bus service is good, safe and also relatively inexpensive. However, we advise students to use bus companies with excellent traffic records and to avoid, when possible, travel at night.
Where can I find ATMs or banks?

There are many banks available that provide international Automatic Teller machine. on the METU Campus. For example the branches of the main Turkish banks İş Bankası, Akbank, Vakıflar Bankası, Ziraat Bankası, Garanti Bankası and Yapı Kredi Bankası all have ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) as well.

How can I make international telephone calls?

Students can make their intercity calls from card phones using telephone cards. These card phones can be found at the entrance of all the buildings of the university and at the post office. There are also special phone cards for international calls that can be used in all phones. Phone cards can be purchased at the Post Office

Australia: A Great Place to Study and Live

• Sydney and New South Wales offer you the best study locations. Sydney was voted the number 1 city in the world by Anholt City Brand Index 2007 and 2008, and by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine 2007

• You’ll have time to visit places in NSW and Australia that you’ve always wanted to see.

Come and enjoy an experience of a lifetime!


Arrival Services

  • A$150 Airport pick up fee (if requested)
  • $165 Accommodation Placement fee (for students over 18) (if requested)
  • A$250 Accommodation fee for homestay option