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MEF University

4.4 out of 5 (10 ratings / 10 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
National and pioneer of quality education in Turkey with the MEF International School Educational Institutions The main objective of the mission is always in the field of education, the university has been created to consolidate a difference.

Bachelor's programmes

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



For this purpose, MEF University was founded by İbrahim Arıkan Education and Scientific Research Support Foundation in order to continue this success of MEF Educational Institutions that make a difference with 47 years of knowledge and experience in education. 


Taking its first students in the 2014-2015 Academic Year, MEF University is on the way to become a university that creates added value on a global and local scale, with its different education and training model, which prioritizes entrepreneurship, innovative thinking and creativity.


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

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ICT services

MEF University provides full IT support, Wi-Fi access, computer labs and supports a digital learning management system. 

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, secure, and high-tech. 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 Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

MEF University is very innovative. My teachers always helped me and they taught me a lot. I’m happy to being a student in MEF University.

1st Year at the Freeing MEF
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The lack of campus life is a big problem for me, however the education in the Faculty of Arts and Architecture is amazing, the teachers are very well equipped to deal with the students. The curriculum that they give their classes with is really well put-together, it is in English as well yet most students are struggling with this aspect of the program. They try and allow...

My university
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I'm studying in MEF University and I'm senior in Faculty of Law. MEF University is a foundation university and academic staff, especially in my faculty is foresighted, helpful for their students and modern. My experience in my university has been good and beneficial so far.