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Kadir Has University

4.2 out of 5 (90 ratings / 77 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
Kadir Has University was founded in 1997, in Istanbul. Civilization city with its campus located in the heart of Istanbul. A colorful university with individual development and training opportunities offered for all ages.

Bachelor's programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Kadir Has University  founded in 1997 by Kadir Has Foundation.

The Main Campus Cibali has been preserving the historical and cultural heritage: A Byzantine Cistern dating from the 11th century, an Ottoman Hamam dating from the 16th-17th century,

Cibali Tobacco Factory built in 1884.

Europa Nostra Award winning restoration of the former Tobacco Factory.


Kadir Has University is A+ private university which has six faculties: Faculty of Art and Design, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law, and School of Graduate Studies. 22 Undergraduate programs (BA, BSc) and 34 Graduate programs (MA, MSc, PhD) are offered at Kadir Has University. English is the language of instruction in most programs.  We have two hundred international students from 39 countries.

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Housing services

Kadir Has University offers accommodation for international students. Kadir Has Residence Hall consists of two separate female and male dormitories. We also have partner-dormitories near campus area. 

Library services

Members of Kadir Has University are natural members of the Information Center and can find the "Request for New Information and Suggestion" for all collections; they can borrow resources for a certain period of time.

All electronic resources provided within the scope of subscription are easily accessible 24/7 from inside and outside the campus. 

ICT services

Kadir Has University provides IT support and also internet access offered on campus.

Medical services

Medico-Social and psychological counseling services are providing on campus. Students and staff can apply to our centers, get examinations and take their prescriptions. In emergencies, they can provide medicines in our medico-social center.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is located in heart of Istanbul, only a few minutes away both from the historical Sultanahmet Square and from Taksim- the famous center of culture, entertainment, business, and shopping. The central location of the Campus offers our students an opportunity to stay connected to the beaming life of Istanbul.

Sports facilities

Cibali Campus Sport Center

There is a fitness center, a studio room, male and female locker rooms, and a sports instructor room in the Sports Hall located on Cibali Campus. Handball, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, table tennis, karate branches are practiced in Sports Hall.

Students, Academic and Administrative staff use the Sports Hall whenever it is convenient.

There is an outdoor basketball court, an open area mini football field and a boathouse belonging to the shovel team in the Golden Horn in front of Cibali Campus.

Student clubs

Student who has made a club membership application and completed membership registration, becomes a member of the club.

  • Advertisement Club                                                       
  • Arts and Culture Club
  • The Atatürk Society Club
  • Career Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Debate Club
  • Economics Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Environment Club
  • Erasmus Club
  • Factory Design Club
  • The European Union Club
  • Human Rights and Democracy Club
  • Innovative Entrepreneurial Leaders Club
  • Photography Club
  • Film Club
  • Folk Theater and Folk Music Club
  • Futurists Club
  • IEEE (Insttitute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering) Student Branch
  • IT Security Club
  • Law Club
  • Literature Club
  • Logistics Club
  • Model United Nations Club
  • Mountaineering and Outdoors Sports Club
  • Music Club

Student Reviews

The university that is technically in Europe but I had to choose the continent as Asia while trying to select it
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Kadir Has University is a good university with good professors and nice international opportunities.

If my works can touch someone's heart on the any side of the world, I will feel complete when I die.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I think I have contributed a lot to myself artistically and professionally throughout my education life. Studying different techniques and taking part in interdisciplinary studies has greatly supported my understanding of art. At the same time, it is very precious for me to produce works using Kurdish, which is my mother tongue, at a university where Turkish education is...

A thinker from Delphi.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I enrolled in the university with full scholarship. In the first years of undergraduate study, I did not know what university meant. For this reason, I was just trying to pass my courses. However, after the second year, I experienced the groundbreaking and enlightening impact of the university. I found that learning and knowing is very valuable. I would like to thank my...

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