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Istanbul University

Turkey

Public

Istanbul University

Istanbul, Turkey

Public

49:51

Male : Female

Fall, Spring

Intakes

49:51

Male : Female

Fall, Spring

Intakes

History, Affiliations and Rankings

The university was founded in 1933. Istanbul University is among the leading and oldest Turkish universities whose establishment dates back to the conquest of the city by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in 1453 and since then it has gone through many iterations. Later, in 1933 the university cognate after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk amended Turkey’s education system. Since then, Istanbul University has always been a chief in science, contemporary values and enlightenment of the society. It is located in an area of historical and architectural connotation on Istanbul’s peninsula and was formerly a landmark headquarters of the Ministry of War by the Ottoman government. The university was the first and only university in the Republic of Turkey. The mission of Istanbul University is to grow valuable knowledge for our country and humanity and to train competent students by bringing together the east and the west, the past and the future. The university is affiliated with Coimbra Group, EUA and UNIMED. It is ranked #712 in the Best Global Universities, #164 in Best Global Universities in Asia and #11 in Best Global Universities in Turkey. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Istanbul University has been the iron horse of Turkey’s Higher Education providing 15 faculties, 12 institutes, 2 schools, 2 departments, 2 vocational schools, 74 research and application centres and 216 student clubs. Istanbul University has 675 diploma programmes, 124 bachelor’s degrees, 329 master’s degrees, 20 associate degrees and 202 PhD degrees.

The university has a great library collection consisting of approximately 1.5 million books. Istanbul University is spread across 12 campuses in Beyazit Central, Laleli Vezneciler, Vefa, Horhor, Avcilar, Capa, Cerrahpasa, Sisli, Kad?koy, Bahcekoy, Bakirkoy and Buyukcekmece. The main campus of the university is Beyazit Central. The courses or faculties the university deals with are the Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Literature, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Political Sciences, Communication Faculty, Faculty of Aquatic Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Open and Distance Education, Faculty of Transport and Logistics, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Computer and Information Technologies

Accomplishments and Alumni

Istanbul University is the only university in Turkey whose alumni have been granted 2 Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was bestowed to Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar in 2015 and The Nobel Prize in Literature was received by Orhan Pamuk in 2006. Istanbul University is 86th in the world, 14th in Asia, and 1st in Turkey by aggregated alumni eminence. Some of the alumni of the university are Berat Albayrak (Turkish businessman and politician), Halet Cambel (Turkish archaeologist and Olympic fencer), and Canan Kaftancioglu (Turkish physician and politician), Ekrem Imamoglu (Turkish politician serving as the 32nd and current Mayor of Istanbul since 2019). 

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The total number of students in the university is 84,991, out of which the number of international students is 6,730. The total number of academic staff is 2,376 of which 113 is the international staff. The number of undergraduate degrees offered is 7,127, 2,423 master's degrees and 592 doctoral degrees. The total research only staff is 1,311. 10,903 new undergraduate students, 2,957 master's students and 995 doctoral students are admitted. 

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International Students %

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

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Global Ranking

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Global Ranking

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QS-2022

712

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USN-2022

1001-1200

Global Ranking

Times-2021

801-1000

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Scholarships

The Turkey Scholarship for undergraduate programs is a scholarship designed for bachelor’s degree students in designated courses from Humanities to Social Sciences to Engineering to Health Sciences.

Eligibility

international and domestic students who want to study undergraduate courses in Turkish universities.

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

The Turkey Scholarship for postgraduate programs offers a wide range of courses across Humanities, Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences at masters and doctoral level.

Eligibility

postgraduate and doctoral students

Applicability

An online application must be submitted.

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

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Istanbul University provides English education in its all departments with a student number exceeding 25 thousand, 13 faculties, 6 institutes provide English training in all courses of faculties of Architecture and Engineering particularly.
Istanbul University provides English education in its all departments with a student number exceeding 25 thousand, 13 faculties, 6 institutes provide English training in all courses of faculties of Architecture and Engineering particularly.
Yes, you can apply as an international student quota for both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Yes, you can apply as an international student quota for both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Yes, all international undergraduate students, having a program in English or Turkish, are required to study for one year at Turkish preparatory class unless they pass the proficiency exam.
Yes, all international undergraduate students, having a program in English or Turkish, are required to study for one year at Turkish preparatory class unless they pass the proficiency exam.
International students can legally work in Turkey after obtaining a Student Residence Permit. However, international students who are enrolled in undergraduate or two year associate programmes can start working in Turkey only after completing their first year of study.
International students can legally work in Turkey after obtaining a Student Residence Permit. However, international students who are enrolled in undergraduate or two year associate programmes can start working in Turkey only after completing their first year of study.
Applicants must carefully fill in the Application Form online at https://www.istanbul.edu.tr/en/ by using the Application System between the application dates to get their Applicant Number.
Applicants must carefully fill in the Application Form online at https://www.istanbul.edu.tr/en/ by using the Application System between the application dates to get their Applicant Number.

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