Education in Didim

Education in Didim

Turkish education system is under the supervision and control of the state, namely the Ministry of National Education. According to the Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, everyone has the right to receive education. Education is compulsory from ages 6 to 14 and free in state schools. The country's primary schools currently have a 98 percent participation rate. The academic year in Turkish education institutions generally begins in the mid-September or early October and continues to May or early June. There is also a two-week winter break in February.

In Turkey a childl start their primary school education by the time they reach 6 years old.

Private & International schools have their own enrolment policies. For their enrolment policy, refer to the school's website.


Enrolment to Turkish Schools: documents required


Primary school


•             Identity Cards (original and copies) of parents and child

•             Certificate of Residence

•             Three recent identity-sized photos of child

•             All other documents prepared by the school


Secondary school


•             Secondary Schools Exam (OKS) documents

•             Six recent identity-sized photos of child

•             Certificate of Residence

Identity Card (original and a photocopy)


For enrolment to the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, the Level Determination Exam ( SBS) results are considered. For the enrolment to secondary schools, a Secondary Schools Exam (OKS) result is required; the overall points calculated are influenced by the results of the SBS.

School uniform is compulsory at Turkish schools, this is to avoid highlighting social class differences between rich and poor students


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