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Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

3.7 out of 5 (47 ratings / 43 reviews) Istanbul, Turkey
The first enterprise for agricultural education during the Ottoman State started when Mekteb-i Zirai Şahane (imperial agricultural school) was founded in 1848 in Yeşilköy district. However, due to various reasons, the school was closed in its second year.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)



A decree in 1867 made it necessary to open an agricultural school and farm samples in the centre of each city. However, there was no action taken on that up until 1884. With a code of practice that came out in 1884, the process of opening agricultural schools started. In those years, Ziraat Müdür-i Umumiye was founded as part of the Trade Inspection. 


  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Business and Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Islamic Sciences

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Student services

The International Students Office and its staff assist and guide international students from freshman to alumni. Students become familiar with the student Office at the beginning of their university life at IZU. They are welcome to come and ask advice with issues they face on and off campus (visa, residence permit etc.)

Student Life

Campus life

The campus is 5 Miles away from the Atatürk International Airport and only a mile away from shopping malls (Mall of Istanbul). Just outside the university’s main doors there is a few supermarkets, cafes, hairdressers and parks.

Student Reviews

My University and My future with this University
Emrecan Aktaş rated 3 out of 5 stars

I am glad that the university is an international university. But the university needs to focus more on theoretical education. I have 4 years of undergraduate education and 1 year of English preparatory education at my university. I completed my English preparatory education in half a year. I started classes in the other half year and I am still taking courses.

just a few words that come to my mind.
Wai Yan Myint Thein rated 4 out of 5 stars

The university campus, I have to say, is one of the most calming and peaceful. The professors and teaching staffs are very nice and friendly and most of them are very qualified.

Short Review of IZU.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

According to me, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University is one the best private university in Istanbul. It has such a nice campuse and the quality of the education processes is improving day by day. It has qualified professors from around the world and which attracts the foreign students. Although the university is just established in 2010, it has already come a long way and...

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