Can I study in Turkey?
Can an HIV positive individual study in Turkey? Are there any people living with HIV studying in Turkey? Can HIV positive international students get a visa to study in Turkey? I checked their home affair website and read some travel and residency restrictions. It says ‘foreigners may not be granted student visa if they have an infectious disease which might be considered as a public health threat’. What I really wanted to know is does this mean HIV? I mailed to the local Embassy and they haven’t even replied. Please help me. Thank you.
Hi, how are you doing?
Turkey has no restrictions for people living with HIV. You can check this here: https://www.hivtravel.org/Default.aspx?PageId=143&CountryId=183
As there is no restriction, being HIV positive will not be a barrier to you getting a student visa. There will be people who are HIV positive that are studying in Turkey.
HIV is not listed as a disease with a ‘potential public health threat’.