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Istanbul Sehir University

3.9 out of 5 (19 ratings / 17 reviews) Maltepe, Turkey
Istanbul Sehir University, which aims at contributing to the production and dissemination of heuristic information welcomed its first students in 2010- 2011 Academic Year, with its unique, participatory, universal and liberal perspective and flourishing team. Istanbul Sehir University continues its activities in Altunizade East, West and South Campuses, under the roof of 6 colleges and 3 graduate schools, and will be moving to its main campus area by the seaside in Kartal, Dragos, Istanbul as of this summer.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (6)
Humanities (4)
Engineering & Technology (3)
Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Sehir rose with an academic pursuit which has directed the Foundation for Sciences and Arts since 1986. Sehir took the road as a real foundation university and gained institutional identity in May 2008. Under the leadership of “Research-Development Group” which gathered a strong, young and dynamic academic community, discussions were brought up relating to the unique values that the University is to put forth in view of production and dissemination of information. 


 By force of our founding mission and vision of Istanbul Sehir University the Core Curriculum of Istanbul Sehir University undergraduate programs is an independent curriculum, designed according to the unique needs and conditions of today, directed towards helping students gain fundamental skills, which will enable them to understand the world within its own integrity and mobility, to look at the events from a broad perspective in a time-space context, to think right, systematically and consistently, and to express their thoughts in a meaningful frame, in their life after graduation, no matter what their discipline is.

Through this approach, the Core Curriculum Program aims at helping students to gain critical and creative intellectual habits they will use all their lives, beyond improving their knowledge in various fields. 


As an endowment organization, Istanbul Sehir University  envisions itself to become one of the prominent top-tier research and higher education institution to offer a unique combination of training in the areas of humanities, social and natural sciences, as well as engineering disciplines for the next generation of professionals and to-be-academics. 

Sehir has established an array of cross-disciplinary departments and graduate schools with an integrated agenda of (re)search for true knowledge, innovation for sustainability and service for society.

As part of its founding philosophy, Istanbul Sehir University aims to direct its research efforts and investments with the fundamental objectives of generating intellectual property to solve current and prospective problems, and contributing to the progress of the society in general.


  • High caliber international academic staff and industry experts
  • Combine theory and practice from the local and global environment
  • Enjoy networking opportunities
  • Chosen by top companies and international organizations
  • Flexible mode of delivery
  • On-going support 


Housing services

At the Dragos Campus, a female dormitory with a capacity of 540, and a male dormitory with a capacity of 720 are planned to meet the accommodation needs of our students. Dormitory buildings are located at a walking distance to the faculty buildings. All the rooms in our dormitories are for 3 people. In our dormitories, student rooms and common areas will be cleaned regularly and free internet access will be provided. There is a central kitchen for individual and common use for our students to prepare simple and practical dishes. There are common areas such as TV room, study rooms, laundry room, and prayer room. Students staying in the dormitories can use the study rooms to be located on the intermediate floors or they can use the central study hall to be located on the entrance floor. Priority in the dormitory placement is given to international students.

Library services

The Sehir library has one of the largest and richest document archives in Turkey. Within the archives, there are over 500.000 documents, over 15.000 negative films, approximately 1.500 glass negatives, and approximately 3.000 manuscripts and rare prints. Our archives serve as a social laboratory for our students and researchers from various departments. In addition, the Sehir library has the largest e-archive among the other libraries in Turkey, in terms of documents that have been available for digital access.

ICT services

Information technologies are widely used at Sehir. Students can safely access all operational systems, such as the Student Affairs System, anytime anywhere. In accordance with the "smart university" concept, students have access to the campus from anywhere and to anywhere from the campus instantaneously. All points of access have been designed in a "user friendly" structure to enable convenient access.

Medical services

A Health Center located within the Dragos Campus will be serving for students and employees of our university. Students can visit the health center within work hours for their health problems. First examination and treatment is made at the health center. In cases which require further examination and treatment, students are transfered to health institutions. There are hospitals and health centers located within very close distance to the campus.

Student Life

Campus life


Being one of the largest and most green campuses around Turkey, Dragos Campus is located right across the sea and the princes’ islands and at the center of land and sea routes within walking distance. As of 2017-2018 academic year, Istanbul Sehir University  will continue its life in the Dragos Campus with its state-of-art-technology classrooms and laboratories, rich library collections, high-capacity dormitories, sports facilities, various cafeterias-restaurants, and alternative areas for socializing and studying. Being a crossroad of international diversity and mobility thanks to its students and academicians from around the world, Istanbul Sehir University kindly welcomes all national and international students.

Sports facilities

Closed Sports Areas

  • West Campus Fitness Hall
  • East Campus Fitness Hall
  • West Campus Studio for Exercise Group Courses
  • South Campus Spinning Studio
  • South Campus Multi-purpose Studio

Open Sports Areas

  • East Campus Basketball Court
  • East Campus Volleyball Court
  • East Campus Synthetic Turf
  • Mini Football Field

Exercise Group Courses

  • Aerodynamic
  • Core Pilates
  • Fat Loosing
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga Pilates
  • H.A.T.
  • Zumba
  • Spinning

Sports Courses

  • Aikido
  • Wing-tsun
  • Taekwondo

Sports Tournaments

  • Sehir Cup Table Tennis Tournament
  • Sehir Cup Football Tournament
  • Sehir Cup Volleyball Tournament
  • Sehir Cup Streetball (3x3) Basketball Tournament

Student clubs

Sehir offers its students lots of social, cultural, artistic and scientific opportunities. The major student clubs at Sehir are: Sehir Photography Club, Sehir Tiyatrosu Drama Club, Sehir Music Club, Sociology Store, Sehir Psychology Club, Sehir Engineering Club, Sehir Mechanics R&D Club, Sehir CS (Computer Science) Club, Sehir IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Club, Sehir Management and Economics Club, IDC, International Debating Club, Sehir Debating and Oratory Club, Sehir Gavel Club, Sehir Icebreakers Club, Sehir Traditional Archery Club, Sehir Defense Sports Club, Sehir Horse-Riding Club, Sehir Hiking and Nature Outdoor Sports Club, Sehir Law Club, Sehir History Club, Sehir Kemalist Thought Club, Young TEMA Club, Young Green Crescent Club, Animal Rights and Solidarity Club, Sehir Volunteers, and Sehir Cine Club. Students who cannot find a club suitable for their interests can found their own club and organize activities. 


Istanbul Sehir University officially accredited/recognized by the YÖK - Yüksekögretim Kurulu (YÖK - Council of Higher Education), Sehir is a coeducational higher education institution. Istanbul Sehir Üniversitesi offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

my university is cool

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Except good program, qualified staff and a lot activities that was part of school all the time, Istanbul Sehir University is know for it's diversity. Meeting students from different countries of the world gives us chance to know more about other cultures, other points of views, new ideas and expand our knowledge.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Medipol Universty is located in Istanbul so it has a great location. Teachers are nice and qualified. However it's a new university so it doesn't have experience that older universities have.

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