Yeditepe University

Yeditepe University, established in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation, offers a broad scope in education compatible with the expectations of the information age. With over 1850 top quality and experienced academic staff members, Yeditepe University has an excellent reputation both within Turkey and internationally; its faculty members are distinguished scholars in their fields.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (12)
Engineering & Technology (11)
Business & Management (9)
Social Sciences (6)
Computer Science & IT (4)
Education & Training (4)
Medicine & Health (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Humanities (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)



Yeditepe University, established in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation (ISTEK), offers a broad scope in education compatible with the expectations of the information age.

Our university seeks to train students with a contemporary approach and equip them with all the necessary skills for them to succeed in an ever-changing environment and business world.


Yeditepe University offers undergraduate bachelor degrees in 64 departments of study within 13 faculties.


Yeditepe University offers outstanding graduate study programs in educational sciences, health sciences, social sciences, as well as natural and applied sciences.

  • English is the language of instruction. For new candidates who apply, English is not a requirement for application. 
  • Opportunities for Double Major and Dual Degree Programs
  • Strong support for student mobility through Global Study Programs including over 700 Erasmus partnerships and over 250 other educational agreement projects, both national and international


  • The Library- Knowledge Center is located on campus available for all students
  • Pharmacoeconomical and Pharmacoepidemiological Research and Application Center
  • Stem Cell Excellence Center
  • The FutureLand
  • Ophthalmology Application and Research Center
  • Management Application and Research Center
  • Health Services Education, Research and Application Center
  • Strategic Application and Research Center
  • Recent History Studies Application and Research Center


Yeditepe University Career Development Office works for preparing its alumni and students for their future competitive career lives by supporting their personal developments, organizing important and informative courses and by providing them with career consultancy supported by a strong and wide network created by the office.

Yeditepe University Alumni Office keeps in touch with its alumni and organizes in and off-campus activities, courses and special breakfast and dinner organizations for them. Alumni Office aims to create a strong and irreplaceable Yeditepe community. 

University Ranking

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Student services

The University at Global Academic Standards… Yeditepe University was founded in 1996 by the Istanbul Education and Culture Foundation (ISTEK), under Law No. 4142. It is a foundation university framed by the Higher Education Law and has legal entity, and financial and administrative freedom. Its founder is Bedrettin Dalan.

Housing services

On-Campus housing - safe, secure and stylish lodgings for 4400 students, separate residence halls for men and women, all rooms double occupancy each with private bathroom, internet access, in-house snack bars, TV rooms, laundry facilities, visitor saloons and study lounges.

  • Common study / social areas in each building
  • Internet access
  • One  mini-refrigerator in each room
  • Linen and towels provided and serviced weekly
  • Permitted private electrical items in rooms:  hairdryer and water kettle ( no irons)
  • Laundry and ironing facilities within the buildings
  • Cafeterias and snack bars

No meals are included in the room fee.

Library services

Yeditepe University Knowledge Center is started to serve in 1996. There are over 150,000 printed book collections and nearly 160,000 electronic book collections. There are a large number of printed / electronic journals and database subscriptions which are updated every year.


There are more than 40 languages books, mostly in English and Turkish.


ICT services

24-hour internet connection is available.

Medical services

Doctors, nurses and paramedics are available 24/7 at the Medical Center for first aid and emergency assistance to the students and staff at Yeditepe.

Additionally, the Medical Center provides round-the-clock ambulance service for students and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus community and security in the heart of the dynamic modern city of Istanbul.
  • All in one campus.
  • Modern Campus Facilities – a studentSocial Centeroffers4 restaurants with menus à la carte at reasonable prices or 4 cafeterias strategically located in one of the faculty buildings
  • Recreational Facilities include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, basketball courts, football areas for football and tennis court.

Sports facilities

Ranked among the top universities for achievements in sport activities.

Our sports facilities cover a wide range of indoor and outdoor branches, offering students many opportunities for exercise. The indoor facilities, located in the Recreational Hall, include two volleyball and basketball courts – one with tiered spectator seating – a squash court, a fitness center, a semi-Olympic swimming pool – again, with seating area – and a table tennis area. These are complemented by outdoor facilities like a swimming pool, sports areas for basketball, volleyball and tennis, and an Astroturf soccer pitch.

Student clubs

45 student clubs and activities encourage students to “get involved”Student Clubs at the University:

  • AtatürksThought Club
  • Computer Club
  • Science-Fiction Club
  • Biotechnology Society
  • Dance Club
  • Literature Society
  • Educational Research Club
  • Philosophy Society
  • Folk Dance Club
  • Photography Club
  • Futurism Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Public Relations and Publicity Club
  • Make a Wish ® Society
  • Law Club
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Business and Administration Club
  • Cultural Excursions Club
  • Logistics Club
  • Architecture Club


European Universities Association (EUA) - the first foundation university in Turkey to pass the evaluation; quality education is certified by national and international accreditation organizations; continuously improving quality and providing educational opportunities for students and faculty members through programs and projects with international partnerships.