Distance education programs have virtually started to take place in the education curricula of many universities and they are gradually more demanded. Those programs are generally such programs with literature and social sciences content including Business Administration, Marketing, Management Information, Psychology and Public Relations.
The distance education programs in mathematical weighted departments associated with Engineering, Architecture, Medical Sciences and Natural Sciences which require application and laboratory studies are of minute amount.
The fees for distance education programs are generally economical equal to half of the fees for formal education at universities and their acceptance conditions could be easier and faster than that of formal education.
The courses in the distance education programs could be presented in virtual classes or in the form of video courses and attendance is not generally compulsive.
In the distance education programs, it can be sufficient for students to prove their achievements through homework and project works rather than examinations in order to pass the courses.
It is possible to graduate in shorter time in many distance education programs. (For example, 3-year bachelor’s degree education could be completed within totally 2 years in the United Kingdom through the distance education programs.)
Today there are many country, city, university and program alternatives for receiving degree through the distance education programs which is the easiest and most economical way of having the same diploma degree instead of going abroad and trying to adapt oneself to the life conditions there and creating budget according to the expenses required there.