MEF University is a non-profit, endowment-supported university in Istanbul, Turkey, established with the mission to graduate internationally competitive forward-thinking students, and to bring together research-oriented, leading scholars who will make globally significant contributions to their professional fields, and, in science and technology.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • MEF University is leader in quality education in Turkey with their national and international schools.
  • The MEF Educational Institutions have created a difference in education with their accumulation of knowledge and experience of 43 years.
  • MEF University aims to become a university that keeps entrepreneurship, innovative thinking and creativity.



MEF University is a continuation of MEF Educational Institutions, which have been the benchmark of quality in primary and secondary education in Turkey since 1972.

MEF University was established by the Ibrahim Arikan Education and Scientific Research Support Foundation in 2012 with the aim to carry on this success in higher education.


  • Flipped Learning
  • Joint 3+2 Bachelor and Master Programs
  • 3+1 Bachelor and Non-Thesis Master Program
  • Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

MEF University is the first and only university worldwide to use the Flipped Learning method across the university and all programs, from the English Language Preparatory program to Faculty courses, in all disciplines.

In the MEF University application of Flipped Learning, knowledge transfer to students takes place prior to the class through course videos prepared by professors, and other supporting materials, all made available through a digital platform.


MEF University is known for its international outlook, high academic standards, dynamic and accessible management approach, and for responding to the challenges and requirements of the current century and generation with its state-of-the-art academic programs and innovative technology-enhanced student-centered teaching methods.

The MEF Educational Institutions are considered as the symbol of innovation, difference and excellence in education in Turkey and recognized for their contribution to the education sector with their accumulation of knowledge and experience.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)


Student services

Beside academic development, MEF University supports students social, cultural and sportive activities.

Student Life

Campus life

MEF University campus is located in Maslak, a financial and commercial center on the European side of Istanbul. Facilities are brand new and high-tech, and the campus is conveniently situated within a walking distance from a Metro station, and adjacent to a culture and arts complex with a wide variety of activities.

Student clubs

Just in the first two years of MEF University, more than 35 student clubs and sport teams, among them basketball, volleyball, football, swimming, sailing, fencing teams, and theater, music, cinema, gastronomy and photography club, have been formed. Apart from the existing student clubs and teams, students can establish new clubs and teams according to their interests.


All programs at MEF University are nationally accredited by the Turkish Council of Higher Education and have been designed in strict adherence to international accreditation criteria, such as ABET and AACSB, as well as European Qualification Frameworks.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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