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Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University

3.7 out of 5 (14 ratings / 10 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

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The university I studied, is a campus university in the middle of history. Also it is a waqf university in Istanbul, Turkey. It offers a unique education experience with its some values such as scientific inquiry, integrity, fairness, academic freedom, justice, originality, innovation, respect, assertiveness, environmental stewardship. However, I think this university does...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I did what an international students wants in his university life.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Warm and Receptive environment with students and staff that are very helpful and Proffesional

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