The distance education model, which was used in certain branches and certification programs before the Covid-19 pandemic, became widespread with the pandemic conditions and caused the majority of education to be done with this method in the world. In our country, on March 15, 2020, the decision to conduct education with distance education has completely changed the learning and teaching methodology of approximately 25 million students and 1.5 million educators. Within the scope of this study, curfew restrictions, entry and exit restrictions, restrictions under 20 and over 65, and social concerns, especially in big cities, were analyzed in terms of education. The purpose of this research is to examine the perspectives of university students towards distance education during the Covid-19 pandemic process. In the research, scanning model was used. The data of the study were collected with 997 students from various universities in our country using the convenience sampling method and via a questionnaire that the students filled out online. Thanks to this wide participation, results that will well explain the Covid-19 process related to distance education were obtained. Generally, students prefer face-to-face education instead of distance education model. Additionally, the students stated that they had difficulties because they watched their lessons mostly with smart phones.
Keywords: Covid-19 pandemic process, distance education, university students