Students studying at undergraduate and graduate programs will be able to defer their registrations in the spring semester of 2019-2020 academic year, said Turkish Council of Higher Education on Wednesday.

Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Turkish authorities decided to close all schools and universities to avert the spread of the virus as of March 16.

Last Wednesday, head of the Council of Higher Education Yekta Sarac announced the universities will be closed for the spring term, except for digital and remote education, due to the pandemic.

Today, the council said university students will be able to postpone or

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