Who We Are?


Alternatif Education Counselling Services was founded in 1998 and quickly became one of Turkey’s best established and respected counselling providers for motivated students seeking assistance with their overseas education. We have three offices across Turkey: Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.


Alternatif’s business operations are centered on the following services:

1- Student Counselling – We pride ourselves first and foremost on our ability to guide students and to assist them in identifying and attaining their short-term and long-term overseas education goals. We enable them to locate and access the courses/programs that are most appropriate for their aspirations and provide a support system for successful entry into these programs.

2- Consulting for Educational Institutions – Our consulting services include: promotion, media relations, and representation; as well as access to prospective students, faculty, special instructors/lecturers, and other institutions overseas. We are able to arrange seminars for you to better reach your target audience and are equipped with able staff to provide effective follow up support.

3- Vertical Portal Web Site – Alternatif ECS web sites provide comprehensive information on study abroad options, destinations and training opportunities. The information ranges from high school programs and college/university courses up through professional training and higher degree programs among others.

Alternatif University Placement Services – Alternatif UPS – offers the specialized and personalized attention required for tertiary student counselling and placement. With decades of experience our UPS team offers counselling and placement expertise for the full education continuum.

Alternatif’s overarching goal is to enable individuals and corporate customers to become more competitive in the global marketplace through international education and training. In order to successfully carry out this mission, Alternatif will: provide accurate, informative, and up-to-date information on its web sites and in its study abroad magazines, refer to knowledgable counsellors, consultants, industry leaders and other experts when providing advice and guidance, remain one of Turkey’s leading education advising organizations dedicated to helping students select and gain admission to language schools, high schools, and overseas institutions of higher education… all while applying professional, friendly and honest service.

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