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Maltepe University

Maltepe University was founded in 1997 and today it has become an internationally recognized global university providing educational services with 9 faculties, 3 graduate schools, 2 schools.The primary goal of universities is to provide students with “critical thinking skills” and to present scientific thought as contemporary point of view. 

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Humanities (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Maltepe University is the latest chain of the successful educational history of Marmara Education Institutions, which initiated its education with the motto “From Kindergarten to University” in 1991.The university received its first admissions in the year 1997 at the heritage building in downtown Maltepe and since 2003 has been continuing its quest for  social leadership in higher education.


Maltepe University puts a great emphasis on internationalization. With this approach in mind, exchange students and academic members are encouraged to be mobile in the European Higher Education Area and in the world. Existing international exchange programs and double major degree programs are indicators for MU’s internationalization approach. In line with this, bachelor degree graduates are given Diploma Supplements as of 2010, while Master’s and Ph.D. graduates started to be given Diploma Supplements in 2012.  The university has an exclusive and experienced academic and administrative staff, offers programs updated on a regular basis to follow the developments in the fields of science, technology and art.


Maltepe University features collaboration, innovation and intellectual capital and offers many research centers as follows to contribute the development of society and create scientific knowledge;

  • Cancer and Stem Cell Research Center
  • Human Rights Research and Application Center
  • Alumni and Career Research Center (MIKAM)
  • Atatürk's Principles and Reforms Research and Application Center
  • Maltepe University Research and Application Centre for Street Children (SOYAÇ)
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development Center Coordinator (MUG?M)
  • Continuous Education Research and Application Center (MALTEPE-SEM)
  •  Humanities and Social Sciences Research and Application Center (MÜTAM) 


Universities have always had missions to go beyond national boundaries in higher education. In this manner, internationalization should include some critical topics as global learning, inclusion and diversity. As Maltepe University, our aim is to enhance our global presence and international reputation in a dynamic manner. Considering the increased global competition, changing patterns of student demand, and acceleration in innovation and technology, it is so crucial that we need to adapt our international strategies and be pro-active according to have a strong place in the world stage. 

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Student services

  • Student Office carries out all student transactions related to education and is responsible for bringing necessary solutions to students’ problems.  Its duties are student admissions (for those who are placed via OSYM, the National Student Placement System), keeping records of students’ academic status and graduation procedures, etc. 
  • The documentation regarding the admissions of international exchange students are sent over to Student Affairs Office for the completion of the registration process after being handled by the International Office.
  • Student Affairs Office handles transactions related to all international students, including full-time international students and international exchange students.

Housing services

  • The student residence halls and other facilities on the campus of Marmara Education Village are located among the pine trees at the very heart of nature, and are just in 25 -minute distance to downtown Maltepe. The halls, have an accommodation capacity of over 504 students and are three-storeys each, with 2 flats on each floor facing one another. The accommodation comprises of flats for either two or three students with each having their own single or shared study bedroom and shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.
  • All flats have 24-hour hot water, kitchens, bathrooms and a common recreation room.  
  • Students can also benefit from a prepaid landline and for those who care to bring their own laptops  

Library services

  • Our library was established in the academic year of 1997-1998, the first year of Maltepe University, at Dragos campus.  The Library moved to the main campus, Marmara Education Village in the academic year of 2003 – 2004.
  • Our library is constantly evolving by acquiring the information and documents (books, e-books,) to meet the requirements of the faculties, graduate and vocational schools.  

ICT services

Yes,the organisation provide IT support.

Medical services

  • There is a health center in the campus which provides all facilities in healthcare.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Maltepe University has the largest campus area in Turkey located at the midst of the pine forest named Marmara Education Village which takes place just in 25 minute distance to downtown Maltepe. There are many facilities offered for students and academic stuff like supermarket, canteens, hairdresser, cafe, coffee shop, hotel and patisserie. 
  • Marmara Education Village (Marmara E?itim Köyü) was founded on 750,000 square meters of indoor space and 300,000 square meters of outdoor space in a wooded area of the Maltepe district on the Asian side of Istanbul. The Marmara Education Village campus is home to Maltepe University's Faculties of Education, Arts and Sciences, Fine Arts, Law, Communications.

Sports facilities

  • 1200 person capacity gym center
  • Olympic indoor swimming pool and children's pool
  • Closed basketball and volleyball courts
  • Football fields
  • Outdoor/ Indoor Tennis Courts
  • Outdoor sports grounds 

Student clubs

Student Clubs are the importand part of many students’ university experience. Those facilities allow students to attend organized activities in different social, cultural and sporting events. Maltepe University has 41 student clubs to make a great contribution to student life in the campus.  

  • Search and Rescue Club
  • Kemalist Thought Club
  • Euroasia Club
  • Dance Club
  • My Child World
  • Literature Club
  • Erasmus Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Photography Club
  • Gastronomy Club
  • Traditional Turkish Arts and Sports Club
  • Travel Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Aviation Club
  • Nursing and Health Club
  • Law Club
  •  Human rights Club
  • Career and Business Club
  • K?z?lay Club
  • Culture Club
  •  Marketing Club
  • Architecture and Design Club
  • Motorcycling Club
  • Music Club
  • Archery Club


  • Diploma Supplement, which is an important document of European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) in International Higher Education Area, not only helps the definition of the phases of the graduates’ education understood by different education systems but also gives detailed information about the degrees, levels, and vocational competencies of the graduate.
  • Maltepe University automatically issues a Diploma Supplement in English based on the workload of students per lesson (ECTS) to each student free of charge upon graduation since 2009-2010 academic year for the first cycle and since 2011-2012 academic year for the second and the third cycles. 

Student Reviews

Good experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It’s been a good experience for me with up’s and down’s

It is time for learning-centered atmosphere rather than ego-centered
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

All of the years at university, The class couldn’t have been more teacher-centred. There were about 40 of us sitting around a big white rectangular table, headed by the teacher, by the whiteboard. We only spoke with the teacher’s permission, one by one, usually in seating order. Breaking that thick silence was a bit scary. Even coughing was a bit stressful.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am totally satisfied with my university and my field. I can advise my university to those who would like to get into my field as a student.