With its 57 universities, it can be said that Istanbul is a city of education. Through these prestigious universities, there is a variety of fields of study in Istanbul. Most universities offer associate’s, bachelor’s, master's, and Ph.D. degrees through their programs. The associate’s degree is also known as the pre-bachelor degree. It is a short cycle program that lasts for two years, and some subjects the associate’s degree offers may require an internship for experience before graduation.