In his statement, Özvar stated that the preferences made by university candidates between July 27 and August 8, 2023 were announced by the Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM), and said, “While 3 million 243 thousand 334 candidates applied last year, this year it has increased by almost 9 percent. Million 527 thousand 443 candidates applied,” he said.
Stating that the earthquakes that took place on February 6 and that deeply affected Turkey, made itself felt by the negative reflections of the candidates during the university entrance process, Özvar said:
“As you know, for the first time this year, we have defined an additional 25 percent quota for our students residing in the provinces affected by the earthquake, compared to the existing quotas of the universities in the province where they live. Similarly, we have decided to allocate one quota for our earthquake-affected students in the programs of foundation universities. We reserved space.”
Emphasizing that they have made equal opportunities in accessing higher education their basic policy, starting with the principle of higher education for all, Özvar continued as follows:
“We have allocated approximately 21 thousand additional quotas in our state higher education institutions for our women over the age of 34 who have not had the opportunity to benefit from higher education opportunities before. These quotas will increase women’s access to education and career opportunities, and will also contribute to strengthening their social participation. This year for our martyrs and veteran relatives. For the first time, we have allocated 3,774 quotas in foundation higher education institutions. Thus, we have provided the opportunity for candidates who are disadvantaged in accessing higher education to apply for additional quotas opened.”
Özvar also stated that they continue to open new programs in various universities in Turkey to meet the changing needs of the age, and that these programs, which are opened in many fields, especially in cyber security, aim to offer a wider range of education and career opportunities to students. It will contribute to our goals of keeping up with the rapid change in the fields of technology and technology and increasing the competitiveness of our country at the global level.” made its assessment.
“It is pleasing that our quotas are almost completely filled this year as well”
Özvar stated that while the total quota in higher education programs providing formal education (excluding open education) was 867 thousand 224 in 2022, it was 923 thousand 411 in 2023.
“While the total number of settlers was 850 thousand 631 in 2022, excluding open education, this number increased to 898 thousand 24 in 2023. According to these data, the total number of settlers increased by 47 thousand 393 people compared to last year. We are pleased to see the increasing demand for our higher education institutions. Vacant quotas in 2021. While it was 169 thousand, it was 17 thousand in 2022 and 25 thousand in total (8 thousand 828 of which were earthquake victims, women over 34 and the quota reserved for martyrs/veterans) in 2023. According to the YKS placement results, it was the same as last year. It is pleasing that almost all of our quotas have been filled this year as well. The occupancy rate of the general quotas was 99.8 percent when the quota for women over 34 years old, earthquake victims, martyrs and relatives of veterans was excluded. product.”
According to the placement results, YÖK President Özvar congratulated all the candidates who will step into the university in the new term and conveyed his wishes to the candidates of all ages, especially young people, that the results will be beneficial.